Today’s top transfer stories; Milner to Liverpool; Sterling to Real; Alves to Man Utd

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Simon Rice, Digital Sports Editor, gives us a round-up of today’s top transfer stories.

Liverpool hope to complete the signing of free agent James Milner. Milner, 29, has been one of Rodgers’ long-standing targets and they look to beat Arsenal to his signature.

The Reds also retain an interest in the Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke but are not prepared to pay the £32.5m buyout clause in the Belgian’s contract.

Liverpool will reportedly hold talks with Real Madrid over Raheem Sterling later this month. A deal for the wantaway attacker could be worth £45 million.

Manchester United is optimistic they are leading the race to sign Barcelona defender Dani Alves. The Brazil international is available on a free transfer should he leave the Spanish club after the Champions League final.

Hugo Lloris will not be leaving Tottenham this summer, says Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. The France goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Manchester United and rivals Arsenal.



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