Liverpool transfer target set for Manchester United while Newcastle and Sunderland target Diame eyes move

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LIVERPOOL could be set to miss out on one of their main transfer targets to Manchester United.

Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 24, who was on the verge of joining Liverpool in the summer, is now a £12m target for Manchester United, report Talksport.

That’s just one of a handful of transfer headlines today.

Former Newcastle United and Sunderland target Mohamed Diame wants a move to a club in the Premier League’s top six, according to the Daily Mail.

The 26-year-old West Ham midfielder is reported to have a release clause in his contract, and says he almost joined Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish.

Other transfer stories today include:

Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, 31, has confirmed he is leaving the club when his contract expires, with Manchester City his likely destination. Full story: L’Equipe

But Atletico Madrid have rejected a £9m bid from Arsenal for right-back Juanfran, 29, who the Gunners have been lining up as Sagna’s replacement. Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea have hijacked Manchester City’s move for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, 27, after offering the Italian club £18m plus 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku. Full story: Daily Express

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, is a summer target for Atletico Madrid. They want him as a replacement for Diego Costa, 25, who is expected to join Chelsea. Full story: Daily Mirror

Winger Angel Di Maria, 26, admits he could leave Real Madrid this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to bid for him. Full story: Daily Star

West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, 26, wants to move to a club in the Premier League’s top six. Full story: Daily Mail

Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, will keep Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea waiting until after the World Cup before he decides on his future. Full story: Daily Star

Atletico Madrid want to sign striker Roberto Soldado, 29, from Tottenham to replace Chelsea target Diego Costa. Full story: The Independent