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Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Fernandez, Mc Tominay, Griezmann, Caicedo, Bale, Kessie, Gusto, Gordon

FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP:

  • Chelsea are planning a fresh move for Enzo Fernandez after previously failing to agree a deal for the Benfica midfielder.

 

  • Newcastle have reportedly held talks with Manchester United over a shock January move for Scott McTominay.
  • Manchester United had conversations with Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, 31, last summer before he secured a permanent move back to Diego Simeone‘s side.

 

  • Brighton are stepping up their interest in £20m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko, 26.
  • Chelsea are planning to return with an improved bid for Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, with the Seagulls looking for potential replacements.

 

  • Gareth Bale has confirmed he will be involved in a PGA Tour competition just two weeks after retiring from football.
  • Marseille defender Sead Kolasinac‘s house was burgled on Friday while he played in a French Cup tie, according to a report.

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• After Worst Run Of Form In Club’s History Everton Sack Frank Lampard

 

• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Smalling, Billing, Kane, Gil, Rice, Lampard, Conte, Zaniolo, Ziyech, Navas

 

  • Uefa are set to close a loophole in the financial fair play rules which has been used by Chelsea to sign players on long-term contracts, including the arrival of 22-year-old Ukraine forward Mykhailo Mudryk on an eight-and-a-half-year deal.

 

  • Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge but is set to finish the season in Spain.

 

  • Chelsea may target 19-year-old Lyon and France U21s right-back Malo Gusto as their spending under Todd Boehly nears £500m.
  • Newcastle United could target Everton and England U21s winger Anthony Gordon, 21, as a replacement for Chris Wood, who joined Nottingham Forest last week.

FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP

  • Abdoulaye Doucoure was banned from training with Everton’s first team last week following the fallout of the Goodison Park defeat to Southampton.
  • Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, 42, is set to miss out on the Poland job, with ex-Portugal manager Fernando Santos, 68, close to being appointed.

 

  • Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri, 64, is being looked at by Tottenham and West Ham if they decide to part ways with Antonio Conte or David Moyes.

 

  • Crystal Palace part-owners David Blitzer and Joshua Harris are exploring selling their stakes and investing in Manchester United – a move that would allow the Glazer family to stay in control of the Old Trafford club.
  • Chelsea are set to offer Thiago Silva a contract extension to extend his impressive stay at Stamford Bridge.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Gakpo, Gilmour, Kane, Ronaldo, Busquets, Bale

FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP:

  • Manchester United are in contact with the agents of PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo over a move for the 23-year-old in January.

 

  • Cristiano Ronaldo missed Portugal training on Wednesday ahead of their final group game amid speculation over a record-breaking move to Saudi Arabia.

 

  • Manchester United could well have new owners by the end of the season, according to reports.

 

Read Also: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico 1-2 Highlights (Download Video)

 

• Poland vs Argentina 0-2 Highlights (Download Video)

 

• Paul Scholes Reveals Two Players Manchester United Could Sign In Replacement For Ronaldo

 

  • Brighton and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, could move to Villarreal on a loan deal in January.
  • Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, is interested in joining MLS side Inter Miami when his Barcelona contract expires in June.

 

  • Bayern Munich are “working on” landing Tottenham striker Harry Kane in a blockbuster £90m transfer.

 

  • England are using a special net for penalty practice every day ahead of the World Cup knockout stages.

FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP

  • Barca’s sporting director of football Jordi Cruyff says the Spanish giants have been tracking 22-year-old Ghana and Ajax midfielder Mohammed Kudus.

 

  • Chelsea are reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to sign 18-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama, who could be set to become the second acquisition of the Graham Potter era at Stamford Bridge.

 

  • Liverpool have identified Former Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, who worked with Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund, as a candidate to replace Julian Ward as sporting director at Anfield.
  • Argentina star Lionel Messi has received a grovelling apology from boxer Canelo Alvarez following a bizarre social media outburst.

 

  • Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the race to sign 15-year-old Scottish defender Jack Wylie from Rangers.
  • Los Angeles FC forward Gareth Bale, 33, will make a decision on his club future by February after telling Wales he is ready to continue playing with them.

 

  • Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has hit back at suggestions of a rift in the team’s camp at the World Cup and appeared to accuse the French media of trying to derail his side’s campaign.

 

  • The agent of Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, who moved from AC Milan to Barcelona in July, has ruled out a potential return to Italy amid reports of Inter Milan making a bid for the 25-year-old.

 

  • Liverpool are reportedly targeting a move for Sofyan Amrabat, who has been impressing at the World Cup for Morocco.

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Costa, Ronaldo, Bale, Trossard, Arteta, Rabiot, Moukoko, Santos

FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP:

  • Chelsea have reportedly made contact over a deal for Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who is also being tracked closely by Manchester United.

 

  • Ronaldo and Argentina’s Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 35, could work together at the forefront of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 World Cup bid, with the current tournament in Qatar expected to be their last.

 

  • Barcelona are shifting their focus from new signings to contract negotiations with the club’s most talented young players at the turn of the year.

 

  • The sale price for Manchester United could be lower than some analysts have predicted because of the costs likely to be incurred by any purchaser on updating a crumbling Old Trafford.

 

  • Gareth Bale appears to have banned himself from the golf simulator at Wales’ hotel in Qatar in a bid to avoid any further problems with his back.

 

  • Chelsea are ready to open talks with Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, whose contract at Brighton expires next summer.

 

  • Newcastle will rival Barcelona for the signature of Vasco da Gama‘s 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos.

 

  • Paris St-Germain are considering leaving the Parc des Princes and potentially moving to the Stade de France.

 

  • Chelsea are ready to open talks with Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, whose contract at Brighton expires next summer.

 

Read Also: Portugal vs Ghana 3-2 Highlights (Download Video)

 

• Switzerland vs Cameroon 1-0 Highlights (Download Video)

 

• Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Laimer, Ronaldo, Rabiot, Pulisic, Depay, Diaby, De Ketelaere, Rice

 

  • Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal are exploring a deal to sign Portugal and former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37.
  • Bournemouth are set to confirm caretaker boss Gary O’Neil as their new permanent manager.

 

  • Inter Milan will extend the loan spell of Chelsea’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, by another year.

 

  • Arsenal are concerned about keeping hold of their Spanish manager Mikel Arteta, 40, as Barcelona have set their sights on making their former youth player their future coach.

 

  • France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, says the World Cup can help him earn a new contract at Juventus, where his current deal expires in the summer, or a move elsewhere.

 

  • A growing number of clubs believe Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is ready to leave Borussia Dortmund when his contract expires at the end of the season.

 

FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP

 

  • Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Sevilla’s Morocco international goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, 31.

 

  • Real Madrid‘s Brazil forward Rodrygo, 21, may have to pay a termination clause of 7m euros (£6m) after splitting from his agent Nick Arcuri.

 

  • Dundee United owner Mark Ogren is looking for the club to climb off the foot of the Scottish Premiership and is committed to investing in the team after posting improved financial figures.

 

  • Real Madrid say it “would not make sense in our sports project” to bring Ronaldo back to the club for a second spell.

 

  • Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva believes Portugal team-mate Ronaldo has proved that he can still play at the top level after making World Cup history.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Lukaku, Vitinha, Bellingham, Phillips, Pogba, Bale, Tarkowski, De Jong

  • Chelsea have begun talks over Romelu Lukaku’s loan return to Inter Milan, but the 29-year-old Belgium striker will need to take a wage cut. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • Manchester United are favourites to sign Porto’s 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Vitinha, who has a release clause of 40m euros (£34m). (Abola – in Portuguese)

 

  • Real Madrid hope to sign Borussia Dortmund’s 18-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, despite competition from Premier League sides Manchester United and Liverpool over a £78m deal. (Metro)

 

  • Tottenham, Newcastle and Aston Villa are among the Premier League clubs monitoring Wales forward Gareth Bale, 32, who is a free agent after his contract with Real Madrid expired at the end of the season. (Sun)

 

  • Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, has told the club he wants to leave this summer to join Manchester City. (Football Insider)

 

Read Also: Dani Alves Confirms Barcelona Departure With Farewell Letter To Fans

 

• Golden Boy 2022: Confirmed Nominees, Previous Winners & All You Need To Know.

 

• Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Vinicius Jr, Osimhen, Pogba, Eriksen, Mane, Phillips, Richarlison, Lukaku, Raphinha

 

  • City believe an offer of about £45m-50m would persuade Leeds to sell, and it is thought Phillips will push for a move once a bid is tabled. (Athletic – subscription required)

 

  • The representatives of former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba are close to finalising a four-year deal for the France international, 29, to join Juventus on a free transfer. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Juventus expect Pogba to sign a contract with them at the beginning of next month after reaching a verbal agreement. (Guardian)

 

  • Chelsea’s hopes of signing Sevilla and France defender Jules Kounde should not be hampered despite the 23-year-old having surgery this week. (Standard)

 

  • Arsenal could yet sign Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, 26, this summer as a dispute over his wages at Real Madrid continues. (Mirror)

 

  • Asensio, who has one year remaining on his contract, would like to stay at Real Madrid but believes he deserves a pay rise. (Marca)

 

  • Southampton have reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, 20. (90min)

 

  • Bournemouth are close to signing West Ham’s English defender Ryan Fredericks, but Fulham are also interested in the 29-year-old. (Football Insider)

 

  • Newly promoted Premier League club Forest want Henderson as part of a £100m spending spree. (Times – subscription required)

 

  • Manchester United’s hopes of signing Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, from Barcelona have been dealt a blow after the Spanish club claimed they do not need to sell players this summer. (Mirror)

 

  • United are expecting Andreas Pereira to return to Old Trafford following a loan spell with Flamengo, who have no intention of using the 10.5m euros option to buy him. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • West Ham are looking at Rennes’ 26-year-old Morocco centre-back Nayef Aguerd in a bid to bolster their defence. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • Everton have completed the signing of England defender James Tarkowski, 29, on a free transfer from Burnley but the deal is not expected to be announced until the end of June. (Liverpool Echo)

 

  • Porto’s president says a bid from an unnamed club for Vitinha has been rejected, who is also wanted by Arsenal. (Express)

 

  • Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Manchester United to sign 25-year-old English goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan, with the option to buy for £20m. (Mail)

 

  • The representatives of former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba are close to finalising a four-year deal for the France international, 29, to join Juventus on a free transfer. (Sky Sports)

 

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Sangare, Kane, Nunez, Lukaku, Fofana, Lingard, Bale, Jesus

  • PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare has set his heart on a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle monitoring the 24-year-old Ivory Coast international. (Sky Sports)

 

  • England striker Harry Kane is optimistic about his Tottenham future under manager Antonio Conte – and could be persuaded to finish his career at the club. (Mail)

 

  • Benfica’s Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez, 22, is hesitant to join Manchester United because they are not in the Champions League next season. (Mirror)

 

  • Wales striker Gareth Bale, 32, could sign for Madrid-based Getafe because of a desire not to uproot his family following his Real Madrid exit. (Mail)

 

  • But Bale’s agent Joshua Barnett has dismissed any link between the La Liga club and his client. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

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• Manchester United Transfer News And Rumours

 

• Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Rashford, Nunez, Bissouma, Saka, Tchouameni, Eriksen

 

  • Brazil forward Richarlison, 25, has told Everton he wants to leave the club. (Sun)

 

  • Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in Leicester’s 21-year-old France defender Wesley Fofana. (RMC Sport – in French)

 

  • Inter Milan will keep hold of Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni, 23, in a blow to Manchester United and Tottenham. (Mirror)

 

  • Southampton have made a move to sign Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, 20, from Manchester City.(Mail)

 

  • Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign 26-year-old Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund.(Sun)

 

  • Chelsea have told their Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, he can rejoin Inter Milan on loan if the finances are right for the Premier League side. (Guardian)

 

  • However, Inter are not confident of reaching an agreement with Chelsea because of the finances involved. (Mail)

 

  • Liverpool have pulled in front of the Red Devils in the race for Nunez. (Star)

 

  • Nunez has informed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp that he would prefer to move to Anfield. (Sun)

 

  • Manchester United have made an initial offer of 60m euros (£51m) – plus 20m euros (£17m) in add-ons – for Barcelona’s 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who has been contacted by manager Erik ten Hag. (Marca – in Spanish)

 

  • Manchester City’s Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus has been offered to Tottenham in a blow to their north London rivals Arsenal, who have also been linked with the 25-year-old. (Times – subscription required)

 

  • City are set to make contact with Leeds United over a transfer for 26-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. (Sun)

 

  • West Ham will listen to offers for Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 26, this summer. (Mail)

 

  • Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned Ajax and Netherlands defender Jurrien Timber, 20, against a move to Old Trafford this summer. (TalkSport)

 

  • Tottenham have had their attempt to sign Manchester United’s England striker Marcus Rashford, 24, rejected. (Times – subscription required)

 

  • Juventus have cooled their interest in former Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard after initially expressing an interest in signing the 29-year-old England international on a free transfer. (Goal)

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Bale, De Jong, Bergwijn, Salah, Mane, De Ligt

  • Tottenham have no plans to sign Wales captain Gareth Bale for a third time as the 32-year-old winger contemplates where he will prepare for the this year’s World Cup. (Telegraph)

 

  • Barcelona are open to negotiating with Manchester United over the transfer of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, to Old Trafford but the Spanish club has yet received a formal offer from United. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

  • Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal says Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn, 24, needs to leave Tottenham and join Ajax “as soon as possible.” (De Telegraaf via Evening Standard)

 

  • Spurs want a fee of 30m euros (£25.6m) in order to let Bergwijn join another club this summer. The player is also a target for Premier League rivals Everton, with Dutch champions Ajax still working on an official bid. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth has reportedly made it a top priority to bring in a new right winger this summer, with Bayer Leverkusen and France international Moussa Diaby, 22, and Watford and Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr, 24, two players on the list. (Sky Sports)

 

Read Also: Robert Lewandowski Explains Bayern Munich Exit & Urges Club To Let Him Leave

 

• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Matic, Milner, Mane, Spence, Gavi, Luiz

 

  • Dutch defender Sven Botman, 22, who has been linked with a move to Newcastle, says AC Milan are still working on a deal to complete his signing from Lille. (Football Italia)

 

  • English centre-back James Tomkins, 33, has reportedly signed a new one-year contract with Crystal Palace, while Scottish midfielder James McArthur, 34, is also understood to have agreed a fresh deal at Selhurst Park. (Sun)

 

  • Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, told close friends that he was willing to commit his future to Liverpool but performed a U-turn after Barcelona promised him a move to the Nou Camp next summer. (Mirror)

 

  • Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 30, has already asked Liverpool team-mate and former Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara if he can move into his house in Munich if he joins the Bundesliga champions this summer. (Mail)

International Roundup - June 5: Messi Scores Five, Ronaldo Strikes Twice, Wales Reach World Cup

Sunday’s round of internationals brought about some great storylines.

Lionel Messi became the third-highest scorer in the history of men’s international football,

Cristiano Ronaldo extended his run as the highest scorer in that regard, and Wales and Ukraine met to determine Europe’s final participant at the 2022 World Cup.

World Cup play-off

Wales 1-0 Ukraine

Wales became the 30th team to book their spot at the 2022 World Cup after a tense 1-0 win at home to Ukraine in the UEFA play-offs.

Gareth Bale’s first-half free-kick was nodded in by visiting captain Andriy Yarmolenko, before the lanky winger was denied a stonewall penalty at the other end.

Ukraine pushed hard for an equaliser but were met with an inspired defensive display from the hosts,

who had goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and defender Ben Davies largely to thank for remaining ahead.

Substitute Brennan Johnson crashed a half-volley against the post before Bale missed from point-blank range,

but the Dragons weren’t made to rue these missed chances and clung on to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.

Nations League – League A

Czech Republic 2-2 Spain

Spain just about secured a 2-2 draw with Czech Republic in UEFA Nations League Group A2 on Sunday night.

Luis Enrique’s charges were far from their best and defended poorly throughout, but a last-gasp Inigo Martinez header saw them salvage a draw in the final minute of normal time.

Czech Republic got off to the perfect start when they cut Spain apart with a free-flowing move that was finished by Jakub Pesek from close range.

It seemed like the visitors would be heading into the dressing room 1-0 down, but Gavi had different ideas.

In the third minute of first-half stoppage time the Barcelona wonderkid controlled Rodri’s pass before bending an effort into the bottom-left corner.

After Spain missed a pair of great chances, the home side restored their lead just after the hour mark.

Jan Kuchta was the scorer, darting behind the sloppy Spain and lobbing Unai Simon sumptuously.

However, Spain would avoid the embarrassment of defeat to a team sitting 26 spots lower than them in the FIFA rankings

with Martinez rising high to nod home substitute Marco Asensio’s cross at the back post.

Portugal 4-0 Switzerland

Portugal bounced back well from their stuttering draw with Spain earlier this week with an emphatic 4-0 win against Switzerland in Lisbon.

The Rossocrociati thought they had taken an early lead against the run of play after Haris Seferovic scrambled home from a corner,

only for VAR to confirm that he was in an offside position.

The hosts made them pay minutes later when William Carvalho tapped in after Gregor Kobel parried Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick.

And the Man Utd legend didn’t have to wait too long to find the back of the net after being

selflessly teed up by Diogo Jota to fire in the Selecao’s second of the evening.

Ronaldo secured his brace a couple of minutes later, pouncing on Kobel’s save from Jota to notch his 117th goal in international football.

Man City’s Joao Cancelo added a fourth just after the hour mark by latching onto club-mate

Bernardo Silva’s pass and making the most of another error from Kobel, who completely missed his clearance and allowed the full-back a free sight at goal.

International friendly

Argentina 5-0 Estonia

Argentina followed up their resounding Finalissima win against Italy with a ruthless 5-0 demolition of Estonia, with Messi scoring all five.

The forward’s first of the day came after just eight minutes goalkeeper Matvei Igonen clattered into German Pezzella, and the PSG man made no mistake from the spot.

Messi grabbed the second on the stroke of half-time when he picked out the top corner following Papu Gomez’s wonderful through ball,

and he had his hat-trick just after the interval when he beat Tottenham defender Maksim Paskotsi to Nahuel Molina’s cross.

His fourth came when Estonia were caught dawdling after Gomez went down after a heavy challenge, sitting Igonen and onrushing defender Karol Mets on their backsides and calmly tapping in.

Messi rounded off the scoring with a quarter of an hour remaining after Nico Gonzalez, Paulo Dybala and Julian Alvarez failed to convert from his initial cross, waltzing into the area and finishing it himself.

Gareth Bale: Wales Are ‘Desperate’ To Make World Cup Return

Gareth Bale reveals  Wales are “desperate” to qualify for their first World Cup since 1958.

One game stands between them and a return to the world’s biggest competition, with their only appearance coming 62 years ago in Sweden,

where they were beaten by Brazil in the quarter-finals.

 

✓: Bale’s Real Madrid Emotional Farewell Message

 

Bale:

“It’s a big game. It’s difficult to put it into whether it’s ‘the’ big game.

Obviously, we played in a semi-final of a European Championship” in 2016.

“It’s a massive game. I think there’s no hiding it. We’ve only played in one World Cup.

“So this is a stepping stone that all of us want to take to play on the biggest level.

And yeah, we have a massive game  that we’re desperate to win and to achieve our goal.”

Most neutral viewers will likely be supporting Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion of their country, which Moscow calls a “special military operation.”

When asked how it felt to be taking on Ukraine in such circumstances, Bale said the most important thing was that Wales would be “the most popular team in the stadium.”

“Everyone in the world feels for Ukraine,” Bale said.

“It is sport that unites everybody. We understand what it will do for Ukraine, but we want to get to the World Cup.

“That is not coming from a horrible place. It is coming from our country and hearts as we want to deliver for our own fans.”

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Hazard, Sarr, Saliba, Osimhen, Jesus, Suarez, Bale, Cavani, Kounde

  • Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 31, has ruled out a summer departure from Real Madrid, insisting he is desperate to “show everyone what I can do” after an injury-plagued three years with Real. (Goal)

 

  • Everton and Crystal Palace both want to sign Watford and Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, but Newcastle have ended their interest in the 24-year-old. (Football Insider)

 

  • Arsenal and France defender William Saliba, 21, will be part of the Gunners squad for next season after impressing during a loan spell at Marseille. (Evening Standard)

 

  • English full-back Ryan Fredericks, 29, is leaving West Ham after the club missed their deadline to offer him a new deal. (Football Insider)

 

Read Also: Portugal vs Luxembourg 5-0 Video Highlights As Ronaldo Grabs Hat-rick

 

• Real Madrid XI Vs Liverpool: Team News, Latest Injury & Possible Lineup

 

• Premier League Approves Todd Boehly’s Proposed Takeover Of Chelsea

 

• Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Jesus, Forster, Sterling, Mbappe, Phillips, Ronaldo, Tielemans

 

  • West Ham are lining up a move for Nottingham Forest’s English defender Joe Worrall, 25, should the Championship side fail to win promotion in Saturday’s play-off final at Wembley. (Evening Standard)

 

  • Manchester United should sign Norwich City’s 22-year-old English right-back Max Aarons, says ex-United defender Rio Ferdinand. (Independent)

 

  • West Ham are continuing to hold talks with Rennes over a deal for Morocco central defender Nayef Aguerd, 26, and are close to agreeing a fee. (90 min)

 

  • Atletico Madrid and Brazil left-back Renan Lodi, 24, is on Newcastle United’s radar with the player’s camp believing the Magpies have a ‘great project’. (Chronicle)

 

  • Arsenall have held talks over a move for Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 23, and are also continuing their attempts to land Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 25, from Manchester City. (Goal)

 

  • Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel is set to have £200m to spend this summer as Todd Boehly’s takeover is on the brink of completion after the Premier League formally announced he had passed its ownership checks. (Telegraph, subscription required)

 

  • Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, has told Leeds United’s directors he wants to play for Barcelona, who had a £30m bid for him rejected earlier this year. (Sport)

 

  • Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 35, could move to David Beckham’s Major League Soccer side Inter Miami after being released by Atletico Madrid. (Independent)

 

  • Italian Serie A side Salernitana “would love to sign” outgoing Manchester United and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 35, according to Salernitana club president Danilo Iervolino. (Manchester Evening News)

 

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale, 32, was offered to Atletico Madrid on a free transfer, but they turned him down. Bale is set to leave Atletico’s rivals Real Madrid in the summer. (Marca)

 

  • Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 33, wants to stay at Newcastle, despite the club being linked with moves for Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 25, and Chelsea and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 27. (Chronicle)

 

  • Sevilla and France defender Jules Kounde, 23, and Croatia and RB Leipzig centre-half Josko Gvardiol, 20, are on Chelsea’s eight-player shortlist of potential summer signings. (Telegraph, subscription needed)

 

  • Newcastle United are keen to sign Leeds United’s English winger Jack Harrison, 25, and could also bid again for Lille’s Dutch centre back Sven Botman, 22. (Telegraph, subscription needed)

 

  • Aston Villa have joined Everton in wanting to sign Burnley’s 29-year-old English centre-half James Tarkowski, with the defender available on a free transfer. (Times, subscription needed)

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Mourinho, Bale, Mbappe, Lewandowski, Dembele, Phillips, Bronze, Raphinha

  • Newcastle United are looking to tempt Roma boss Jose Mourinho to St James’ Park this summer despite the recent success of current Magpies manager Eddie Howe (Marca via Express)

 

  • Gareth Bale’s agent has confirmed the 32-year-old Wales forward will be leaving Real Madrid this summer – but has not said whether or not he will retire. (Mirror)

 

  • Real Madrid have agreed a five-year deal with France striker Kylian Mbappe and the 23-year-old will move to the Spanish club on a free transfer when his contract with Paris St-Germain comes to an end this summer. (Marca)

 

  • But Mbappe has not signed any paperwork with Real Madrid and PSG are still trying to get him to stay. (Athletic – subscription required)

 

  • Manchester City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 31, will be allowed to leave the club this summer. (Mail)

 

Read Also: Arsenal Loanee William Saliba Wins Ligue 1 Young Player Of The Year Award

 

• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Mbappe, Pogba, Suarez, Bellingham, Henderson, Ekitike, Neves

 

  • Barcelona are ready to push through a deal for Leeds’ Brazilian striker Raphinha but West Ham are among those who remain keen on the 25-year-old. (90Min)

 

  • Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says he had “choices to work at a different club, with a better foundation” but opted to take the job at Old Trafford. (De Telegraaf, via Manchester Evening News)

 

  • Chelsea could join Barcelona in the race to sign Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33. (Guardian)

 

  • Bayern Munich are interested in taking Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, 25, with the France international’s contract with the Spanish club expiring next month. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Lyon are not expected to sign Tottenham and France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele on a permanent deal, with the 25-year-old likely to return to north London after his loan spell with the French club. (Football Insider)

 

  • Newcastle and Aston Villa are leading the race for Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, this summer. (Football Insider)

 

  • England defender Lucy Bronze’s deal with Manchester City runs out in the summer and the 30-year-old is looking at a move to the NWSL in the United States. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • Manchester City and England midfielder Georgia Stanway, 23, has agreed terms on a two-year deal with Bayern Munich. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Arsenal have reached an agreement for Sao Paulo’s Brazilian winger Marquinhos, 19, in a deal worth 3.5m euros that will last until 2027. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • But Arsenal’s Greece defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, 24, is set to make his loan deal at Stuttgart permanent. (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Former England and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell, 47, is set to be interviewed for the Queens Park Rangers manager’s job, vacated by Mark Warburton. (Talksport)

 

  • Chelsea could join Barcelona in the race to sign Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33. (Guardian)