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Wednesday 31 May
05.45: Liverpool will miss out on top transfer target Michael Keane.
That is according to The Sunday Times’ Jonathan Northcroft, who claimed on Twitter that he thinks the Burnley star will return to Manchester United instead.
He tweeted: “Plus [Liverpool] interest in Ox & Keane bid. Klopp likes young/English. Fans crave big foreign names but he’ll look at how well Lallana/Hend/Clyne do.”
And, asked to clarify the Keane claim, he added: “Not bid as in formal transfer bid, but as in “attempt”. Liverpool made approach but he’s United bound.”
04.05am: Rafa Benitez has suggested he would be prepared to reunite with Pepe Reina at Newcastle.
The pair worked together to good effect at Liverpool.
Reina, it is said, is supposedly unhappy with life at Napoli.
And when asked whether a deal could materialise, Benitez said in quotes carried by the Daily Mirror: “Would I take him to Newcastle if he left?
“I respect Napoli, as that’s where he is, and our club has a lot of goalkeepers who are doing well.
Pepe Reina is supposedly unhappy with life at Napoli
“We need to be calm, we’ll talk to the club and decide on our targets.”
01.55am: Liverpool have offered Gael Clichy a lucrative two-year deal, according to reports.
Clichy has confirmed he will leave Manchester City on a free transfer when his contract expires on June 30.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to recruit a new left-back with James Milner having to fill in for Alberto Moreno, who has failed to live up to expectations at Anfield.
And The Sun claim the German boss has moved for Clichy in a bid to resolve his defensive problem by handing him a deal until 2019 that will include a one-year option to extend his stay.
Liverpool have offered Gael Clichy a two-year deal for when he leaves Manchester City
Tuesday 30 May
10.52pm: Chelsea have…