Sunday’s Transfer Gossip: De Jong, Zinchenko, Martinez, Haaland, Sterling, Eriksen, Salah, Jones

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: De Jong, Zinchenko, Martinez, Haaland, Sterling, Eriksen, Salah, Jones

  • Manchester United are hoping Barcelona will reduce their £80m asking price for 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong by £10-15m. (Athletic, subscription required)


  • Manchester City are open to letting utility player Oleksandr Zinchenko, 25, leave the club – with Everton reportedly interested in the Ukraine international – as City prepare a bid for Brighton’s Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella, 23. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Ajax have turned down a £25m bid from Arsenal for their 24-year-old Argentina international defender Lisandro Martinez. (Mail)


  • After missing out on main target Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid are already planning on triggering the reported 150m euro (£128m) release clause in the contract of Manchester City’s newly acquired Norway attacker Erling Haaland in 2024 (AS)


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  • Liverpool are braced for the prospect of losing Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 30, for free next summer after refusing to meet his £400,000-a-week contract demands. (Mirror)


  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 30, is on a list of players interesting Leeds United, but the Whites could face competition from Southampton and Fulham for the Englishman. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Chelsea are interested in Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 27. (Fabrizio Romano, via Express)


  • Erik ten Hag has told his club’s bosses to sign De Jong and Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 30, as they will be the focal point of his team. (Mirror)


  • Brighton and Watford are interested in Olympiakos’ 26-year-old Senegal defender Pape Abou Cisse. (Star)


  • Millwall have offered Aberdeen £1.5m for Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson, 22, and are also looking to sign Stoke striker Benik Afobe, 29, on loan. (Telegraph)


  • Brighton expect to receive around £50m for Cucurella, which may force City to walk away from the deal. (Athletic, subscription required)


  • Liverpool have told defender Neco Williams, 21, he can go out on loan next season, with Nottingham Forest interested in the Wales international. (Mirror)

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