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Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Madison, Haaland, De Ligt, Abraham, Bellingham, Martinez, Fati


  • Leicester have stepped up contract talks with midfielder James Maddison, 26, as the England international approaches the last 12 months of his current deal.
  • Erling Haaland was fit to train yesterday, handing Manchester City a huge boost before their pivotal top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal on Wednesday.


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  • Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt has hinted Erik ten Hag could join the German club later in his career.
  • Athletico Paranaense have turned down an offer from Barcelona and two other clubs for 17-year-old Brazilian striker Vitor Roque, who is also reported to be a target for Arsenal.


  • Manchester United are interested in signing England striker Tammy Abraham, 25, from Italian side Roma.


  • Chelsea are still trying to compete for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham despite the challenges of convincing the England midfielder to join.


  • Tottenham are exploring a summer move for Sevilla’s 31-year-old Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, known as Bono, as they look for a long-term replacement to 36-year-old Frenchman Hugo Lloris.
  • Aston Villa are expecting offers for Argentine World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, this summer, but are under no pressure to sell as he is under contract until 2027.
  • Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, has no intention of leaving Barcelona, despite offers from Tottenham, Arsenal and Bayern Munich, along with interest from Manchester United.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Kounde, Cucurella, Ronaldo, Ramsey, De Ligt, Onana, Terrier, Tanganga

  • Chelsea have already agreed personal terms with Jules Kounde and have now offered 55m euros (£46.7m) to Sevilla for the France defender, 23.
  • Manchester City have an official bid ready to sign Brighton’s Spain left-back Marc Cucurella, 23, to replace Arsenal-bound Oleksandr Zinchenko, 25.


  • Atletico Madrid have contacted Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives over signing the Portugal forward, 37, from Manchester United.


  • Wolves are the only club to have made a concrete move to sign Portugal midfielder Matheus Nunes, 23, from Sporting Lisbon.


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• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Depay, Kounde, Kane, De Jong, De Ligt, Broja


  • Nottingham Forest have joined Everton in the race to sign Ivory Coast forward Maxwel Cornet, 25, from Burnley.


  • Middlesbrough are plotting a move to sign Brentford striker Marcus Forss, the 23-year-old Finland international who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City.
  • QPR and Blackburn have set their sights on signing Brighton’s English midfielder Taylor Richards, 21, who had a spell on loan at Birmingham City last season.


  • Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 31, is in talks with Juventus to settle the final year of his contract and allow him to sign for another club for free.


  • Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, has arrived in Germany to complete his move from Juventus to Bayern Munich after the clubs agreed a fee of 70m euros (£59.4m), plus 10m euros (£8.5m) in add-ons.


  • Barcelona are still refusing to commit to paying Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong the 17m euros (£14.4m) from his restructured contract, perpetuating the impasse over the 25-year-old’s potential move to Manchester United.


  • Napoli are interested in signing 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea, either on a permanent basis or on loan.


  • Paulo Dybala has agreed to join Roma on a reduced salary compared to what Napoli would have offered. The Argentina striker, 28, is a free agent after leaving Juventus.


  • Paris St-Germain’s Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has been offered to Roma and AC Milan, who are considering a loan move with the option to buy the 31-year-old permanently.
  • AC Milan also hope to finalise a deal this week to sign Tottenham’s English defender Japhet Tanganga, 23, on loan with an option to buy.


  • Chelsea are looking to sell former England midfielder Ross Barkley, 28, before the start of the season.


  • Billy Gilmour is set for another loan spell away from Chelsea after the Scotland midfielder, 21, was released from the first-team’s pre-season training squad.


  • Wolves’ Portuguese striker Fabio Silva, 19, is set for a medical with Anderlecht after agreeing to join the Belgian side on loan.


  • Arsenal’s hopes of signing Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 24, have been given a boost with Lyon having dropped their asking price.


  • West Ham are confident of signing Lille’s Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 20, after making a new bid of about £30m plus add-ons. The Hammers are also interested in former loanee Jesse Lingard, with the England forward, 29, now a free agent after leaving Manchester United.


  • Leeds and West Ham are interested in signing French striker Martin Terrier from Rennes, who want at least 40m euros (£34m) for the 25-year-old.

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Depay, Kounde, Kane, De Jong, De Ligt, Broja

  • Tottenham are prepared to pay 17m euros (£14.4m) for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, but the Spanish club want 20m euros (£17m), although the 28-year-old is also reluctant to leave the Nou Camp.
  • Barcelona have turned their attention to bringing in 23-year-old Sevilla and France defender Jules Kounde, who has also been linked with Chelsea, after reaching a deal for Poland striker Lewandowski.


  • Netherlands international Frenkie de Jong is opposed to joining Manchester United or any English club, but the 25-year-old Barcelona midfielder would consider a move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.


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  • English centre-back Levi Colwill, 19, will look to leave Chelsea if the Stamford Bridge club sign more defenders this summer.


  • Portsmouth, Hibernian and Motherwell are competing to sign free agent Terell Thomas after the Saint Lucia defender, 26, was released from his contract by Reading.


  • Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has described Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane, 28, as “an absolute top striker” and “a dream of the future” after they agreed to sell Robert Lewandowski, 33, to Barcelona.
  • Bayern Munich have put in a fresh offer of £59.5m and £8.5m in add-ons for Juventus and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 22, as negotiations between the clubs reach their final stages.


  • Barcelona’s board have held talks with Depay to establish whether the former Manchester United player intends to stay or go.


  • West Ham have made an undisclosed offer for Hertha Berlin defender Jordan Torunarigha. The 24-year-old German was the subject of a 2m euro (£1.7m) bid from Belgian side Gent, where he spent the season on loan, but the Bundesliga club value him at 5m euros (£4.2m).


  • Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja will join West Ham on a season-long loan. The Hammers wanted to sign the 20-year-old on a permanent deal but the Blues were reluctant to sell the player who spent last season on loan at Southampton.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip:   Gnabry, Kounde, Lingard, Ronaldo, Messi, Kimpembe,  Neymar, Lingard, De Ligt

  • Germany winger Serge Gnabry has been linked with Chelsea but the 27-year-old is close to signing a new contract with Bayern Munich.
  • Manchester City are monitoring the situation of Sevilla’s France defender Jules Kounde, 23, as they look at possible replacements for 27-year-old Dutch defender Nathan Ake, who could join Chelsea. Barcelona are also interested in Kounde.


  • Wayne Rooney’s DC United have joined the list of MLS and Premier League clubs interested in signing England forward Jesse Lingard, 29, after his departure from Manchester United.


  • Manchester United’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has received an offer of 300m euros (£254m) to play for two seasons for a club in Saudi Arabia.
  • Arsenal are delaying Lucas Torreira’s departure after the Uruguay midfielder, 26, agreed a move to Valencia.


  • Newly promoted Serie A side Monza are interested in signing 35-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani following his departure from Manchester United at the end of his contract.


  • Aston Villa are willing to sell 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka this summer after the England Under-19 midfielder was not taken on the club’s tour of Australia amid his reluctance to sign a new contract.


  • Manchester City have agreed to sign attacking midfielder Emilio Lawrence from Everton. The 16-year-old Scot has also been on the radar of Manchester United and Chelsea.


  • Ajax have accepted defeat in their bid to prevent Martinez from leaving this summer – but the Dutch champions want to receive a fee of £46m.


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  • Everton have been told Wolves will accept a £10m bid for Spain winger Adama Traore, 26, this summer.


  • Brazil forward Neymar, 30, has no interest in leaving Paris St-Germain this summer, despite being linked with a move away from the French capital.
  • France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, is scheduled to sign a new two-year contract with Barcelona after his deal expired.


  • Paris St-Germain have approached Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, about signing a one-year contract extension and staying until 2024.


  • Chelsea are targeting Paris St-Germain’s France defender Presnel Kimpembe, 26, after agreeing a fee with Napoli for 31-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly.


  • AC Milan have offered 30m euro (£25m) for De Ketelaere, but Leeds have made a bid of 37m euros (£31m).


  • Leeds are interested in signing Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 34, who is a free agent after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season.


  • Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, wants to begin negotiations over a new long-term contract.


  • Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, is willing to accept a pay cut to join Bayern Munich from Juventus.


  • Barcelona are ready to increase their bid for Bayern Munich’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, to 50m euros (£42m).


  • Leeds United are still waiting for a response from Club Brugge after making a bid for Belgium striker Charles de Ketelaere. The 21-year-old would prefer a move to AC Milan, who are also in talks with the Belgian club.

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Lewandowski, Grimaldo, Azpilicueta, Kane, Silva, Ronaldo, Kluivert, Koulibaly, De Ligt

  • Chelsea and Paris St-Germain will enter the race to sign Lewandowski should his desired move to Barcelona fail to materialise.
  • Arsenal are in talks with Benfica after submitting a £6.4m offer for their Spanish left-back Alex Grimaldo, 26.


  • Chelsea want £7m from Barcelona for Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, who has already agreed personal terms with the Catalan club.


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reluctant to bring Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, to Stamford Bridge this summer.
  • West Ham United have turned their attention to Roma and Netherlands winger Justin Kluivert, 23, after missing out on Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma, 25.


  • Barcelona believe they will be able to sign Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27, from Manchester City.


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  • Bayern Munich are considering Tottenham Hotspur and England forward Harry Kane, 28, as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, with the 33-year-old Poland striker eager to leave the Bundesliga champions this summer.


  • Everton are set to offer England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 28, a new long-term contract.


  • Arsenal face competition from Manchester United to sign Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 31.
  • Barcelona and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 33, has been approached by MLS clubs over a move next summer.


  • Norwich City have agreed a club-record deal worth £11.5m for Sao Paulo’s Brazilian attacking midfielder Gabriel Sara, 23.


  • Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, 26, has spoken to Jose Mourinho about a switch to Roma.


  • Manchester United are prepared to go through the transfer window without signing a defensive midfielder as they chase Barcelona’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25 and Denmark’s Christian Eriksen, 30.


  • Sevilla are among the clubs interested in Tottenham left-back Sergio Reguilon, 25.
  • Chelsea are preparing to match Napoli’s £34m asking price for Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 31.


  • However, Juventus are planning to fund the signing of Koulibaly with the £90m fee they hope to receive for Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, with Bayern Munich and Chelsea favourites to sign the 22-year-old.


  • Manchester City will sign a new centre-back this summer if Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 27, joins Chelsea.


  • Arsenal and Newcastle are interested in Lyon and Brazil attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta but both Premier League sides feel the French club’s valuation of 65m euros (£55m) for the 24-year-old is too high.


  • Chelsea want £7m from Barcelona for Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, who has already agreed personal terms with the Catalan club.


  • Newcastle United have been offered Watford and Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis, 24, along with Burnley’s 25-year-old Ivory Coast winger Maxwell Cornet.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Kante, de Ligt, Eriksen, Foden,  Martinez, Dybala, Raphinha, Upamecano

  • Arsenal could make a surprise approach for Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 31.
  • Juventus are aware of negotiations between the agents of Matthijs de Ligt and Bayern Munich but the Serie A giants have yet to receive an opening bid for the 22-year-old Netherlands defender, who has also been linked to Chelsea.


  • Manchester United remain convinced that Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 30, will move to Old Trafford despite suggestions from Brentford that he could remain with them.


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  • Everton’s hopes of signing Chelsea striker Armando Broja have been boosted after the Stamford Bridge-club decided to leave the 20-year-old out of the squad travelling to America for a pre-season tour.


  • Former Derby boss Wayne Rooney is open to returning to DC United to manage the MLS team.


  • Aston Villa are in talks with Sevilla over a deal for Swedish full-back Ludwig Augustinsson, 28.


  • Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli has said Belgium striker Dries Mertens, 35, has rejected a new deal with the club.
  • Borussia Dortmund have no intention of loaning out American attacker Gio Reyna, 19, who has received interest from Rangers.


  • Brentford have made an offer for Wolfsburg and Egypt forward Omar Marmoush, 23, however the German club are reluctant to sell.


  • England forward Phil Foden, 22, is set to sign a new six-year deal at Manchester City worth £200,000-a-week.


  • Ajax have told Manchester United to improve their offer of 43m euros if they want to sign Argentina centre-back Lisandro Martinez, 24.
  • Erik ten Hag also wants to step up his interest in Ajax’s Brazilian winger Antony, 22, with a new bid.


  • United have been approached to sign Paulo Dybala as a potential replacement for Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, who wants to leave Old Trafford this summer. The 28-year-old Argentina attacker is a free agent after leaving Juventus at the end of last season.


  • The Red Devils are being put under pressure by their sponsors to hold on to Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.


  • Everton are not lining up a move for Watford and Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis, despite being linked to the 24-year-old.


  • Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 27, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Lazio.


  • Barcelona have matched the £60m offer, including add-ons, put forward by Chelsea for Leeds United and Brazil attacker Raphinha, 25.
  • Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, has his heart set on remaining at Barcelona and will reject Manchester United.


  • Chelsea have been informed that Bayern could make France defender Dayot Upamecano, 23, available if De Ligt joins the Bundesliga champions.


  • Brighton are in talks over an improved contract for Spain left-back Marc Cucurella, 23, amid interest from Manchester City. (Athletic -subscription required)


  • Arsenal are preparing to submit an opening bid for Benfica’s Spanish defender Alex Grimaldo, 26.

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: De Ligt, Torres, Pogba, Solomon, Hickey, Diaby

  • Chelsea hope to complete the signing of one of their two defensive targets this week, with negotiations continuing for Netherlands internationals, Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt, 22, and Manchester City’s Nathan Ake, 27.
  • Tottenham are still keen on signing Villarreal’s Spain international defender Pau Torres, 25, despite the impending arrival of France centre-back Clement Lenglet, 27, from Barcelona.


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  • Juventus have reached an agreement to re-sign midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, on a four-year deal after the France World Cup winner’s contract expired at Manchester United


  • Southampton are in talks to sign Nigeria international midfielder Joe Aribo, 25, from Rangers for £10m.
  • Leicester have opened discussions with Feyenoord for 21-year-old Turkey international midfielder Orkun Kokcu.


  • Everton have enquired about the availability of Chelsea’s Albania international striker Armando Broja, 20, as a replacement for Richarlison, who has joined Tottenham.


  • Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, 50, is eyeing a return to the Premier League after being sacked by Paris St-Germain.


  • Bournemouth want English defender Nathaniel Phillips, 25, to return on loan from Liverpool.


  • Bayern Munich have reached a verbal agreement with De Ligt in a blow to Chelsea’s hopes.


  • Fulham are close to signing Israel international winger Manor Solomon, 22, on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk. 
  • Newcastle are unwilling to meet Bayer Leverkusen’s £60m asking price for France international winger Moussa Diaby, 22.


  • Brentford expect to confirm the £18.9m signing of Scotland international defender Aaron Hickey, 20, from Bologna this week.


  • Nottingham Forest have held talks with Bayern Munich to sign English left-back Omar Richards, 24, who is available for £8.5m.

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Silva, Martinez, Pogba, Dybala, Palhinha, De Jong, De Ligt, Traore

  • Manchester City’s Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27, has told his agent that he wants to join Barcelona this summer.
  • Arsenal are scheduled to meet Ajax next week as the battle to sign their Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez intensifies, with Manchester United having made a bid for the 24-year-old.


  • Juventus will next week complete the free signings of France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, and Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 34, after they left Manchester United and Paris St-Germain respectively.


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  • PSV Eindhoven are keen on re-signing Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 31, from Paris St-Germain.


  • Talks are in progress for Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, to join Juventus from Roma.
  • Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 35, has turned down Boca Juniors to join Flamengo on an 18-month deal after leaving Inter Milan as a free agent.


  • Derby County’s English defender Lee Buchanan has agreed a deal in principle with Werder Bremen – and the League One club are fighting for compensation for the 21-year-old youth product.
  • Manchester United are looking to challenge Arsenal for the signing of Paulo Dybala, who is a free agent after his Juventus contract expired, while Napoli are also interested in the Argentina striker, 28.


  • Fulham have agreed a £20m deal with Sporting Lisbon to make Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 26, their first summer signing.
  • Chelsea are making progress in their attempt to sign Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, after Juventus softened their stance on the price.


  • Leeds United and AC Milan have made enquiries for Sassuolo’s Ivory Coast midfielder Hamed Traore, 22.


  • Leeds have also opened talks over a £12m deal for RB Leipzig’s USA midfielder Tyler Adams, 23.


  • Crystal Palace want to sign Dwight McNeil from Burnley while West Ham also admire the English winger, 22, but Burnley are likely to want more than the £10m the London clubs would be ready tsigning


  • England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 29, is willing to join Everton on a free transfer after leaving Manchester United – but only as a last resort.


  • Southampton have reached a full agreement with Manchester City to sign Belgian defensive midfielder Romeo Lavia, 18, on a permanent deal for about £10m which includes a buy-back clause.
  • Newcastle are preparing new contract talks with England striker Callum Wilson, 30, and have targeted Bayer Leverkusen’s France winger Moussa Diaby, 22, who could cost up to £50m.


  • Manchester United have agreed a fee with Barcelona for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, but they are still negotiating add-ons, and personal terms have not been discussed yet.


  • Nottingham Forest have lined up a move for Huddersfield’s English left-back Harry Toffolo, 26, and are ready to step in with a £10m bid for the Championship side’s English midfielder Lewis O’Brien, 23.


  • Forest have also agreed a deal to sign Wayne Hennessey, with the Wales goalkeeper, 35, set to join on a permanent deal from Burnley after the two clubs agreed a transfer fee.
  • West Ham have not yet reached an agreement to sign Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma, 25, from Villarreal and the deal is no closer to getting done.

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Ake, Raphinha, Firmino, De Ligt,  Kimpembe

  • Manchester City will only sell defender Nathan Ake, 27, if they have a replacement lined up, with the Netherlands international linked with a return to former club Chelsea. (Manchester Evening News)
  • Barcelona are ready to make an offer worth up to £60m for Leeds United winger Raphinha, 25, in a bid to beat Chelsea to the Brazil international’s signature. (Times – subscription required)


  • Juventus want Liverpool and Brazil forward Roberto Firmino, 30, in a swap deal for their France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Chelsea are progressing in their talks to sign Matthijs de Ligt, 22, but Juventus want the Netherlands international’s £102m clause to be activated. (Telegraph – subscription required)


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  • Nottingham Forest will make a bid for Huddersfield’s 26-year-old English wing-back Harry Toffolo, who has one year left on his contract. (Athletic – subscription required)
  • Forest are also in talks with Manchester City to sign Burkina Faso international full-back Issa Kabore, 21. (Guardian)


  • Newcastle are set to sign England youth international left-back Jordan Hackett, 18, after he was released by Tottenham. (Sun)
  • Bayern Munich have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, with the German champions wanting £43m. (Bild – in German)


  • PSG and France international defender Presnel Kimpembe, 26, remains of interest to Chelsea with the Ligue 1 side in the market for a new centre-back. (Goal)
  • Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign English right-back Djed Spence, 21, from Middlesbrough for £15m plus add-ons. (Sky Sports)


  • Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, will have a medical at Manchester City on Friday before completing a £45m move to the Premier League champions. (Sky Sports)


  • Manchester United have joined Newcastle in the battle to sign £50m-rated French defender Benoit Badiashile, 21, from Monaco. (Nice-Matin – in French)


  • Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 35, is interested in a return to Manchester United – just one year after leaving the club and a spell in Serie A with Venezia. (Manchester Evening News)


  • Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira, 26, prefers a permanent move to Flamengo where he is currently on loan, despite interest from Fulham and Crystal Palace. (Goal)
  • West Ham have stepped up their efforts to sign England international Jesse Lingard, 29, on a free transfer, but may need the former Manchester United forward to lower his wage demands. (Guardian)


  • Wolves have won the battle to keep Portugal international midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, at Molineux, with clubs reluctant to meet his £75m asking price. (Sun)

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)