Transfer Rumours: Manchester United, Liverpool and Crystal Palace

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AUGSBURG, GERMANY – APRIL 07: Philipp Max of FC Augsburg looks dejected during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and TSG hoffenheim at WWK-Arena on April 07, 2019 in Augsburg, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Footy News’s Football Transfer News brings you the latest Premier League transfer rumours. Today, we look at who Manchester United have identified as possible replacement if Romelu Lukaku departs Old Trafford.

Furthermore, today’s instalment also looks at the latest in Crystal Palace‘s hunt for a right-back.

Transfer Rumours

Transfer Rumours – Manchester United

Duncan Castles of The Times claims that Manchester United are showing interest in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

Last season Pepe played a starring role as Lille finished second in Ligue 1. The Ivorian scored 22 goals during the 2018/19 campaign, finishing only behind Kylian Mbappe as Ligue 1 top scorer.

As a result, Pepe has been attracting interest from a number of clubs across Europe. However, Manchester United may have to sell striker Romelu Lukaku before bringing the Ivorian to Old Trafford.

Liverpool Looking to Bolster Left-Back Options?

According to Neil Fissler of the Daily Express, Liverpool are looking to sign German left-back Philipp Max.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is looking for a back-up to Andy Robertson following the departure of Alberto Moreno. The Spaniard left at the expiration of his contract and has joined Spanish side Villarreal.

Philipp Max has spent the last seasons with German side Augsburg. Last season he made 34 appearances in all competitions, scoring four times.

Crystal Palace Targeting Several Options at Right-Back

The hunt continues for Crystal Palace as they search for a new right-back. Harry Howes of the Daily Star claims that they have seen a bid rejected for Chelsea youngster Reece James.

The 19-year-old spent last season on loan at Championship side Wigan Athletic. He impressed, making 45 appearances as they avoided relegation from the Championship.

However, according to France Football, the Eagles are also in the hunt for Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe. The Frenchman is attracting interest from a number of clubs, including Palace’s Premier League rivals West Ham.