Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Firmino, Kounde, Paqieta, Messi, de Jong, Milinkovic-Savic, Martial, Ndombele

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Firmino, Kounde, Paqieta, Messi, de Jong, Milinkovic-Savic,  Martial, Ndombele

  • Liverpool are deciding whether to accept a bid of 23m euros (£19.5m) made by Juventus for Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 30.
  • Sevilla and France centre-back Jules Kounde, 23, would be prepared to accept personal terms with Barcelona.

 

  • Arsenal have confirmed their interest in Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 24, but are yet to make an approach for the Brazil international.

 

  • Newcastle will make a move for Burnley’s English winger Dwight McNeil, 22, if Leeds United refuse to lower their £35m asking price for their English attacker Jack Harrison, 25.

 

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  • Paris St-Germain have agreed a £13m loan deal for RB Leipzig and France defender Nordi Mukiele, 24.

 

  • Manchester United are monitoring Red Bull Salzburg and Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, 19.

 

  • Fulham are finalising a £6.4m deal for Wolfsburg and Switzerland right-back Kevin Mbabu, 27.

 

  • Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has no intention of letting their new English winger Malcolm Ebiowei, 18, leave on loan this summer.

 

  • Barcelona president Joan Laporta said Lionel Messi’s “chapter” at Barcelona is “not over” after the 35-year-old Argentina playmaker ended his 21-year spell at the club and joined Paris St-Germain last summer.
  • Barcelona have also not accepted any offers for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with Manchester United heavily linked with the 25-year-old.

 

  • Arsenal have confirmed their interest in Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 24, but are yet to make an approach for the Brazil international.

 

  • The Gunners have rejected a £7m bid, with £3m in add-ons, from Fulham for German goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 30, who has already agreed personal terms with the newly-promoted club.
  • United are considering a move for Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, as an alternative to de Jong.

 

  • Tottenham are willing to sell France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for the right price, with Galatasaray interested in the 25-year-old.

 

  • Juventus also have France attacker Anthony Martial, 26, on their wishlist, but Manchester United have no intention of selling him.

 

  • Chelsea could block Barcelona from signing Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, if the Catalan club hijack their own plans to bring Kounde to Stamford Bridge.

 

  • Newcastle United and Everton are stepping up their pursuit of Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja after West Ham dropped their interest in the 20-year-old.

 

  • Nottingham Forest are targeting Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet, 25, with Fulham and Everton also interested in the Ivory Coast international.

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