Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Martinez, Mazraoui, Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe Rice, Gallagher

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Martinez, Mazraoui, Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappe Rice, Gallagher

  • Arsenal and Manchester City are considering a summer move for Inter Milan’s 24-year-old Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez. (Sun)


  • AC Milan have joined Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona in the race to sign Morocco right-back Noussair Mazraoui, 24, who has said he will leave Ajax when his contract expires in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Manchester United’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, could find himself teaming up with arch-rival and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 34, next season at Paris St-Germain. (Mirror)


  • Manchester City are closing in on signing Brazilian winger Savio from Atletico Mineiro, with medical tests now booked for the 17-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, has seen his hopes of joining Chelsea hit after Thomas Tuchel decided to integrate English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 22, into the Blues’ first team next season. (Standard)


  • France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, is believed to have had his head turned when it comes to moving to Liverpool after being underwhelmed by Real Madrid’s display during their Champions League match with Paris St-Germain. (Sport, via Star)


  • Barcelona are struggling to convince Ronald Araujo to sign a new contract, alerting Manchester United as he enters the last 18 months of his current deal. (Express)


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  • The Bundesliga is considering major changes to their end-of-season schedule to try and breathe some excitement into a competition dominated for a decade by Bayern Munich. (Mail)


  • AC Milan are set to deliver a double transfer blow to Arsenal by rejecting any offers for Rafael Leao and making a move for Gunners target Renato Sanches. (Sun)


  • American former Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch is the first choice of Leeds United to succeed Marcelo Bielsa, 66, in the summer should the club and their famous Argentine manager decide to call it a day at the end of this season. (Telegraph)


  • Newcastle United scouts are keeping tabs on exciting 19-year-old Belgium international winger Jeremy Doku, who plays for Rennes and is rated at £22m. (Chronicle)


  • After multiple failed attempts to sign 22-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman from Lille in the January transfer window, Newcastle United are already in discussions to secure his services ahead of a summer move. (Mirror)


  • Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham has defended the club’s lack of spending in the January transfer window. (Sun)


  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho is set to make an offer for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, the first player he signed for the club during his time at Old Trafford.(Mirror)


  • Bernardo Silva is set to complete an incredible U-turn and sign a bumper new contract at Manchester City. (Sun)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire are embroiled in a power struggle over the Manchester United captaincy.(Mirror)


  • Diogo Jota faces a race to be fit in time for Liverpool’s Carabao Cup final date with Chelsea later this month because of an ankle ligament injury.(Sun)


  • Newcastle are being tipped to sign Gareth Bale if, as expected, his time at Real Madrid comes to an end this summer and he becomes a free agent.(Sun)


  • There are currently no talks between Chelsea and Antonio Rudiger’s representatives over a new contract for the 28-year-old German defender at Stamford Bridge. (Sky Sports)


  • Sevilla sporting director Monchi believes Anthony Martial is happy in Spain following the 26-year-old French forward’s Manchester United exit last month. (Metro)


  • Newcastle are readying a fresh transfer bid for Sevilla’s 28-year-old Brazilian defender Diego Carlos. (Marca, via Sun)

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