Liverpool not so hot on Newcastle target Sakho as Chelsea eye AC Milan star

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LIVERPOOL are not targeting former Newcastle target Mamadou Sakho, while Chelsea’s striker search continues.

The 23-year-old Paris St-Germain centre-back has been linked with both Newcastle and Liverpool this summer.

But the Liverpool Echo say the Reds are not interested in Sakho, despite the France international being “flattered” by their apparent interest.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s bid to improve their frontline took another twist.

Chelsea could make a move for AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy, with the 20-year-old likely to command a fee in the region of £30m, say the Daily Express.

And Blues boss Jose Mourinho could offer striker Fernando Torres, 29, to Milan in exchange for El Shaarawy, report talkSPORT.

Elsewhere, it is rumoured that Napoli have rejected a bid from Chelsea of 50m euros (£42.8m), plus Torres, for Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 26, say the Independent

And the Daily Telegraph say Chelsea are also prepared to make a £20m offer to secure the signing of Wayne Rooney, 27, if he decides to leave Manchester United.

Other transfer stories:

Tottenham have made a £17m offer for Valencia and Spain striker Roberto Soldado, 28. Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United will treble Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s wages if the 22-year-old agrees a switch to Old Trafford. Full story: Metro

Bayern Munich are interested in Chelsea and Brazil centre-back David Luiz, 26. Full story: Daily Mail

And new Manchester United boss David Moyes will return to old club Everton with a £16m bid for left-back Leighton Baines, 28. Full story: Daily Star

Swansea are prepared to spend almost £20m to buy Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony, 24, and Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 21. Full story: the Independent

Liverpool’s pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has not gone down well with Shakhtar boss Mircea Lucescu. Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool could yet pocket around £4m if former winger Thomas Ince leaves Blackpool for Cardiff or Swansea, thanks to a 50% sell-on clause. Full story: Daily Mirror West Brom could become French striker Nicolas Anelka’s sixth different Premier League club. The 34-year-old is a free agent after leaving Juventus. Full story: Daily Mail

Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner could finally end his long stay at Arsenal this week, with Eintracht Frankfurt ready to sign the 25-year-old. Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham want to sell midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 26, with Sunderland considering a £5m bid for the midfielder. Full story: London Evening Standard

Newly promoted Crystal Palace have contacted Liverpool to enquire about taking midfielder Jonjo Shelvey on loan. Palace manager Ian Holloway took the 21-year-old player for two months on a temporary basis in late 2011 when he was in charge at Blackpool. Full story: the Guardian

Centre-back Joleon Lescott, 30, is determined to leave Manchester City this summer if he is told that he will remain out of the starting line-up. Full story: Daily Star

Galatasaray have made a £1.25m loan offer with a £5m option to buy outright Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov. The 27-year-old is also wanted by Juventus and Inter Milan. Full story: Daily Express