FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP:
- Atletico Madrid are growing increasingly concerned that Chelsea will not buy Joao Felix in the summer, according to reports.
- Manchester United, Newcastle, Wolves, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace are all keeping tabs on Bayern Munich‘s Morocco full-back Noussair Mazraoui, 25.
- Paris St-Germain are likely to sign either Nice and France midfielder Khephren Thuram, 22, or 27-year-old Lens and Ivory Coast midfielder Seko Fofana as an alternative to Bellingham.
- Todd Boehly reportedly sacked Thomas Tuchel just days after he was denied the opportunity to take a group of guests into the dressing room.
- Crystal Palace, Wolves, Burnley and Sheffield United are all interested in signing Republic of Ireland defender Matt Doherty, 31, this summer after his unsuccessful spell at Atletico Madrid.
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- Barcelona are finalising an offer to present to Paris St-Germain for the return of 35-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi.
- Aston Villa have renewed their interest in Arsenal and England attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 22.
- Manchester United appear to have taken the lead to sign Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund this summer after Karim Benzema committed to a new Real Madrid contract.
FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP
- Former Paris St-Germain and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, 51, has held talks with Chelsea about becoming their new manager.
- Manchester City are keen on signing Chelsea and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 28, this summer despite also wanting to stay in the race for Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham, 19.
- Villarreal are set to offer Spain defender Pau Torres a new contract with Aston Villa plotting a move for the 26-year-old this summer.
- England defender Chris Smalling, 33, is in the final stage of negotiations with Roma to extend his stay with the Italian side until June 2025.
- Newcastle’s majority owners are in talks over the purchase of Belgian club KV Oostende as a partner club.