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Liverpool, Man United may pay £25m for Fabregas; City lead Mbappe chase

The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

United and Liverpool battle for Cesc

Cesc Fabregas appears destined to leave Chelsea this summer after being restricted to a limited, albeit important at times, role under Antonio Conte, with the Sun reporting Manchester United and Liverpool are leading the chase for the Spaniard.

Both clubs are pushing to sign Fabregas for £25 million after Nemanja Matic and N'Golo Kante were preferred in a two-man midfield by Conte.

The 29-year-old has struck four times and assisted nine more this term, but started only 10 times for the Blues in the Premier League.

Fabregas has just two years remaining on his contract and might have his value deteriorate moving forward, which could push Chelsea to sell, given Conte's preference for physicality over craft in his midfield two, as well as using pure wingers in advanced areas.

City push for Mbappe

Manchester City are pushing to sign Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, reports the Sun, with both Pep Guardiola and PSG battling for his signature.

The Premier League outfit are prepared to part with £110m for the 18-year-old, which would beat the £89m that Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba.

Mbappe has scored five Champions League goals in four knockout games to take European football by storm. The France international has just two years remaining on his deal with the principality club, with Chelsea and Arsenal also interested.

Schmeichel seeks Leicester move away

Leicester could be looking for a goalkeeper with Kasper Schmeichel pushing for an exit this summer, claims the Mirror, despite the Foxes only recently extending the Denmark international's deal with terms of more than £100,000 per week.

The Premier League champions have told the 30-year-old that he is not for sale.

But Manchester United, Manchester City, Everton, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked with Schmeichel and could now make a move with Leicester unable to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Schmeichel has four years remaining on his current deal and would command a sizable transfer fee, but his eagerness to move could force clubs to negotiate.

De Gea given Real promise

Jose Mourinho has promised David De Gea that a move to Real Madrid will be discussed, claims the Mirror, provided that the Spain No. 1 maintains his form in the run-in. However, ESPN FC sources say that United keeper is not pushing for a move away from Old Trafford.

Los Blancos have been persistently linked with a move to bring the Spain international back to the capital, with £50m floated as a potential compromise this summer.

With the Red Devils struggling to win a place in the top four, De Gea might be allowed to move on this summer and return to his home town.

Tap-ins

- Chelsea and Arsenal are battling for Lech Poznan striker Dawid Kownacki, claims the Mail, with the 20-year-old being hailed as the next Robert Lewandowski.

Leicester are also keen, with Kownacki impressing after striking 12 goals this season in all competitions. With his contract set to expire in 2018, the Polish side might be tempted to sell.

- Norwich will let Steven Naismith walk away on a free transfer this summer just 18 months after shelling out £8.5m for the Scotland international, says the Sun.

The 30-year-old, who joined from Everton, might be released as the Canaries want to ease their wage bill by ridding themselves of Naismith's £50,000-per-week wages.

- In a bid to bolster their meagre attack, the San Jose Earthquakes have set their sights on FC Krasnodar attacking midfielder Mauricio Pereyra, according to multiple league sources.

One source said if a deal is struck, Pereyra would arrive when the summer transfer window opens in July. The current transfer window closes on May 8.