Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Bellingham, Dybala, Griezmann, Perisic, De Jong

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Bellingham, Dybala, Griezmann, Perisic, De Jong

  • Real Madrid are “more confident than ever” they can set out a deal to secure France and Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, but the 23-year-old has yet to decide where his future lies. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, has addressed transfer speculation linking him with a move to either Manchester United or Liverpool by confirming he will be playing for Borussia Dortmund next season. (Mirror)


  • The agent of Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 28, has reportedly been in London to look over offers from Premier League clubs, including Arsenal. (Calciomercato via Football Italia)


  • West Ham are ready to drop their interest in Burnley’s English centre-back James Tarkowski, 29, as they expect him to join Newcastle this summer. (Mirror)


  • Bacary Sagna has urged Arsenal to forget about signing Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans and prioritise Gabriel Jesus and a centre-back.(Sun)


  • Manchester United and Liverpool have been boosted in their pursuit of Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma as it emerged he will be available for his £45m release clause this summer.(Sun)


  • Jesse Lingard wants to stay in the Premier League despite interest from four Serie A teams.(Sun)


  • Barcelona are not interested in Antoine Griezmann, 31, returning to the club if Atletico Madrid decide not to keep the on-loan France forward. Barca’s number one target is Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski. (Cuatro – in Spanish)



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  • Arsenal have been told to get ready for Arthur Melo to be made available by Juventus this summer after they were thwarted in a bid to sign him in January because the Serie A club could not find a replacement.(Daily star)


  • Cesc Fabregas will leave Monaco at the end of the season but says, despite an annoying run of injuries, that he wants to carry on playing rather than take up one of a number of coaching offers.(Mail)


  • FIFA has vowed to cancel the contracts of any hotels in Qatar that refuse to offer accommodation to same-sex couples.(Independent)


  • However, Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer says Lewandowski has a contract with the Bundesliga champions until June 2023 – and the 33-year-old “will fulfil it”. (Sport Buzzer – in German)


  • Chelsea have reached an initial agreement to sign Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 33, on a free transfer from Inter Milan. (Mediaset, via Metro)


  • Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, looks set to reject a move to Manchester United, as incoming boss Erik ten Hag intends to get tough on those players who want to leave Old Trafford this summer. (Star)


  • Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, says he will “never let someone speak for me” after his agent Federico Pastorello made comments to an Italian newspaper about a possible move back to Italy. (Star)


  • Swansea City are facing competition from newly-promoted Premier League sides Fulham and Bournemouth for the signature of 32-year-old Welsh midfielder Joe Allen from Stoke City. (Wales Online)


  • Chelsea are reported to have agreed terms with Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic ahead of a free transfer from Inter Milan in the summer. (Daily star)


  • Lucas Torreira’s move to Fiorentina has stalled over the on-loan Arsenal midfielder’s wage demands.(Daily star)


  • Gini Wijnaldum’s troubled Paris Saint-Germain career continues to adversely affect his international outlook after he failed to make it into Louis van Gaal’s Nations League squad.(Daily star)

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