Liverpool and Man United want Brazilian while Arsenal and Chelsea line up moves

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LIVERPOOL and Manchester United remain locked in a battle for Champions League qualification in the Premier League.

However, according to a report in one of today’s newspapers, they could be set to go head-to-head off the pitch this summer as well.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea among the other clubs to feature.

Liverpool and Man United are among seven clubs who want to sign Barcelona’s Brazilian right-back Dani Alves. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal and Liverpool are lining up a move for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Luiz Adriano, whose contract expires in December. (talkSPORT)

Gareth Bale is ready to reject all offers of a return to the Premier League to stay at Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are targeting Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Robert Green as a replacement for Petr Cech, who is set to leave for £10m. (The Times)

Wolfsburg’s Marcel Schafer says team-mate Kevin De Bruyne will turn down a move to “top clubs” after his disappointing time at Chelsea. (London Evening Standard)

West Ham United have huge “reservations” about turning Alex Song’s loan from Barcelona into a permanent deal. (Daily Mail)

Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos, who is on loan at Bayer Leverkusen, is keen on a move to a new league, with Liverpool interested. (Metro)

Aaron Lennon says his loan move from Tottenham to Everton has given him a “fresh start”, but no talks have taken place over a permanent deal. (Liverpool Echo)

Southampton are lining up a summer move for Braga’s Eder. (talkSPORT)

Swansea City plan to hand left-back Neil Taylor a new contract to keep him at the club. (South Wales Evening Post)

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam says he would be happy to sign a new contract. (Stoke Sentinel)

Reading want to sign Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah on loan. (Croydon Advertiser)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.