Liverpool and Man City lose out on wonderkid to Ajax, Premier League clubs chase ‘new Messi’ and Sunderland want to keep Borini

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LIVERPOOL and Manchester City have missed out on one of their summer targets, while Sunderland are hoping to hold on to one of their loan stars.

Napoli are set to rival a host of Premier League clubs for Porto’s 20-year-old forward Juan Iturbe – the latest in a long line of players to be compared to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi – Full story: Daily Express

Dnipro president Igor Kolomoyskyi says he is in talks with Tottenham over a deal for 24-year-old Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, who saw a move to Liverpool fall through in January – Full story: Daily Star

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet wants to keep on-loan Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 22, beyond the end of this season – Full story: Daily Star

Sevilla are willing to listen to offers for 21-year-old Spanish full-back Alberto Moreno, who is wanted by Liverpool – Full story: Talksport

Liverpool and Manchester City have lost out to Ajax in the race to sign 17-year-old Richairo Zivkovic. The forward will join the Dutch champions at the end of the season, on a three-year deal – Full story: Sky Sports News

Liverpool are planning a £25m summer move for Benfica’s 23-year-old striker Rodrigo, the former Spain Under-21 international who had a loan stint at Bolton three seasons ago – Full story: Daily Mirror

Argentina forward Messi, 26, has played down the prospect of a move to Manchester City by stressing that he wants to finish his career at Barcelona – Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United could look to make a double raid on Spanish club Atletico Madrid this summer, targeting 25-year-old striker Diego Costa and manager Diego Simeone – Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

Spain international Costa has scored 22 goals in 27 league matches for Atletico this season – Full story: Football Direct News

Championship promotion chasers Wigan are lining up a loan move for West Ham midfielder Jack Collison, 25 – Full story: Sky Sports News


Manchester United have dismissed reports that manager David Moyes fell out with player-coach Ryan Giggs, 40, after Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at home by Liverpool – Full story: Manchester Evening News

United’s board will give Moyes three games to prove he should remain in the Old Trafford dugout – Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

And Moyes stayed away as United suffered another defeat on Monday - with the reserves losing on penalties to Bolton in the quarter-finals of the Lancashire Senior Cup – Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 33, wants the club’s American owners to sort out a new contract for manager Brendan Rodgers straight away – Full story: Daily Telegraph