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Who is Rafa Benitez targeting?
Who is Rafa Benitez targeting?

With the Premier League season getting ever nearer, clubs continue to be linked with a host of players.

And reports today suggest that Newcastle could be set to battle it out for an Italian midfielder, while Arsenal are prepared to splash the cash.

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There are also updates from other clubs across the top flight as transfer activity steps up a notch.

Here's the news hitting the headlines today:

Newcastle United remain keen on Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro, according to reports. But they could face intense competition for the 25-year-old, with Leicester City having submitted a €13m bid for the in-demand Italian. Juventus value Sturaro at €20m, which means they could be reluctant to accept the Foxes' bid allowing Rafa Benitez's side to swoop back in (Sky Italia)

Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish continues to interest a number of Premier League clubs, with Tottenham thought to have submitted a £15m bid. Chelsea, Fulham and Leicester are also keen (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are getting prepared to splash the cash to sign goalkeeper Bernard Leno, midfielder Lucas Torreira and centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos for a combined fee of £50m (Evening Standard)

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German defender Jerome Boateng will be allowed to leave Bayern Munich this summer, with Manchester United interested (Manchester Evening News)

Everton and West Ham are battling it our for Toulouse's £25m-rated defender Issa Diop (Mirror)

Striker Sadio Mane insists he is happy at Liverpool, despite reports linking him with Real Madrid (Evening Standard)

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has emerged as a surprise target for Liverpool (90min)

Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele is attracting interest from Italian trio Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli (Talksport)

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West Brom duo Craig Dawson and Jay Rodriguez are wanted by Burnley (Mail)