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Sadio Mane nears Liverpool move plus the latest from Arsenal and Manchester United

News of a managerial appointment in Spain next, where former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has landed the Sevilla job.

The 56-year-old has been out of work since he stepped down as Chile coach in January, six months after leading them to their first Copa America title.

He has signed a four-year deal with the Spanish side, as he takes over from Paris Saint-Germain-bound Unai Emery.

Sevilla finished seventh in La Liga last season, but have qualified for the Champions League after they beat Liverpool in the Europa League final.

Sampaoli is one of the most respected coaches in the game - and a bone fide hipster to boot.

Alves move bad news for Arsenal?

Dani Alves’ move from Barcelona to Juventus could indirectly affect Arsenal - with the Catalans identifying Hector Bellerin as a replacement.

That is according to the London Evening Standard, who say the Nou Camp outfit are keen for Bellerin to return after graduating from the club’s academy.

Alves has filled the right-back role for eight years at Barca, and they may now be forced to scour the transfer market for a long-term replacement.

Bellerin has three years remaining on his contract at the Emirates and was rewarded for his fine form with a call-up to Spain’s Euro 2016 squad.

No-go for Mexico man?

Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera could be ready to snub Liverpool in favour of a move to Napoli.

The Porto playmaker has been earmarked as a potential target by the Reds, but their inability to offer European football may send him to the Serie A side instead.

Napoli will play in the Champions League after finishing runners-up to Juventus in Italy last season, while the Reds finished eighth in the Premier League.

Italian outlet Fantagazzetta say that could be a deal breaker in their move for Herrera.

Koeman eyes Stekelenburg reunion at Everton

Ronald Koeman wants Maarten Stekelenburg to become his new No.1 at Everton.

Koeman needs a goalkeeper to replace Tim Howard and was impressed by Stekelenburg when he deputised for Fraser Forster under him at Southampton during the first half of last season.

Fulham are keen to get Stekelenburg, who has one year left on his contract, off their wage bill and will accept a knockdown fee of £750,000 for the Dutch World Cup final keeper.

Stekelenburg, 33, is desperate to remain in the Premier League after his spell with Saints and does not want to play in the Championship with Fulham.

United confident of landing Dortmund's Mkhitaryan

Manchester United are confident of landing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan for a fee of around £26million.

Armenia international Mkhitaryan is set to become new United boss Jose Mourinho’ssecond signing, following the £30m capture of Villarreal defender Eric Bailly.

Dortmund have insisted Mkhitaryan is not for sale, but after rejectingUnited’sopening offer of £19m, they look set to accept the improved bid for a player with only one year left on his contract.

Having already lost Mats Hummels to Bayern Munich and with star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in demand from Europe’s top clubs, Dortmund were reluctant to wave goodbye to another key man this summer.

But with Mkhitaryan entering the final year of his deal, Dortmund simply cannot turn down such a lucrative offer, with United having effectively forced their hand with their enhanced bid.



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