Sunday’s Transfer Gossip: Raphinha, Ronaldo, Neymar, De Ligt, Winks, Rodriguez, Umtiti, De Ligt, Lewandowski

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Raphinha, Ronaldo, Neymar, De Ligt, Winks, Rodriguez, Umtiti, De Ligt, Lewandowski

  • Arsenal are to step up their efforts to sign Leeds United and Brazil forward Raphinha, with the London club thought to be favourites to close a deal for the 25-year-old. (The Athletic- subscription required)
  • Roma are keen to sign Ronaldo and reunite him with his former boss at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho. (Retesport – in Italian)

 

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  • Juventus and Paris St-Germain have opened talks over a deal for Brazil forward Neymar, 30, who is also being linked with Chelsea. (AS – in Spanish)

 

  • Leeds United are preparing a £26m bid for Club Bruges and Belgium forward Charles de Ketelaere, 21. (Mail)

 

  • Bayern Munich are refusing to take Barcelona’s calls about their interest in Poland forward Robert Lewandowski, 33, in a bid to keep him at the club. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

  • Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s hopes of leaving Juventus this summer have taken a blow with Fatih Karagumruk boss Andrea Pirlo saying he has “given up” on signing the 31-year-old. (Mirror)
  • Real Madrid and Spain forward Asensio, 26, and midfielder Dani Ceballos, 25, are expected to leave the club this summer. (Marca – in Spanish)

 

  • Chelsea are thought to be open to adding their Germany forward Timo Werner, 26, into a swap deal for Juventus and the Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, was one of the topics discussed when new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly met the player’s agent Jorge Mendes last week. (The Athletic – subscription required)

 

  • Former Everton midfielder James Rodriguez, 30, is keen to play in Europe again when the Colombian leaves Qatari side Al-Rayyan. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence has asked to leave the club but no deal has yet been agreed with Tottenham for the 21-year-old English full-back. (Football.London)

 

  • Defender Samuel Umtiti, 28, will leave Barcelona this summer, with Girona and a number of other Serie A teams keen on the France international. (Ekrem Konur)

 

  • Manchester United are growing increasingly confident of landing their number one transfer target Frenkie de Jong, with a compromise fee of about £69m likely to be reached with Barcelona for the Dutch midfielder, 25. (Goal)

 

  • However, Manchester United face being plunged into £1bn of debt if they go ahead with plans to redevelop Old Trafford. (Mirror)

 

  • Everton and Tottenham are continuing their talks over the potential transfer of Spurs’ England midfielder Harry Winks, 26. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has made contact with Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, amid interest from the London club. (Telegraph – subscription required)

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