Wednesday's Transfer  Gossip: Kounde, Ruiz, Lewandowski, Sterling, Ekitike, Eriksen, Pope, Spence, Haller

  • Barcelona want to sign France defender Jules Kounde, but do not want to pay Sevilla’s 60m euros (£51.5m) asking price for the 23-year-old. (Marca)


  • Arsenal and Newcastle are keen on 26-year-old Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz, whose contract with Napoli runs out in 2023. (Corriere dello Sport, via Mail)


  • Poland striker Robert Lewandowski still wants to leave Bayern Munich, despite the German club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic travelling to meet the 33-year-old face-to-face to try to change his mind. (Sky Germany)


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  • Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain are set to rival Newcastle United for the signing of French striker Hugo Ekitike, 20, from Reims. (L’Equipe – in French)


  • Ekitike, however, is poised to fly back from holiday early to complete a £26.5m move to Newcastle. (Chronicle)


  • Rangers could sell Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos if they cannot agree a new contract with the 26-year-old, whose current deal runs out in summer 2023. (90 Min)


  • Manchester United expect France forward Anthony Martial to be at the club next season because of the lack of interest in the 26-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)


  • Manchester United are considering 27-year-old Watford and Austria goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann as back-up to 31-year-old Spain international David de Gea, with England’s Dean Henderson, 25, expected to leave the Old Trafford club to join Nottingham Forest on loan. (Goal)


  • Borussia Dortmund, who sold 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland to Manchester City, are set to sign Ivory Coast striker Sebastien Haller from Ajax for 36m euros (£31m). (ESPN)


  • Wolves are to hold talks about signing 25-year-old Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa from Flamengo and Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, from River Plate. (90 Min)


  • Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in England forward Raheem Sterling in recent weeks, while Barcelona and Chelsea are monitoring developments over the 27-year-old’s uncertain future at Manchester City. (Mirror)


  • Brentford have not given up hope of signing Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, who joined them on loan in January before leaving at the end of last season. Manchester United are also interested in the 30-year-old. (90 Min)


  • Chelsea are interested in Lens’ 29-year-old France international full-back Jonathan Clauss. (Goal)


  • Tottenham are set to hold further talks to sign England Under-21 right-back Djed Spence from Middlesbrough. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest and helped them get promoted to the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Salah, Pogba, Keita, Mane, Kounde, Ekitike, De Jong, Palhinha

  • Liverpool’s Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, would prefer to join a Premier League rival next summer if no new deal to stay at the Reds is agreed. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Juventus are confident they have agreed a deal to bring back Pogba, 29, when the France midfielder’s Manchester United contract expires this summer (90min)


  • Liverpool plan to offer Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 27, a new contract. Paris St-Germain are keen on the player but the Reds hope to keep Keita beyond next summer when his current contract expires. (The Athletic – subscription required)
  • Bayern Munich will try to sign Chelsea’s Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 29, who is wanted by Inter Milan. (GiveMeSport)


  • Newcastle United are closing on a deal to sign Reims striker Hugo Ekitike for around £36m including add-ons.(Mail)


  • Paul Pogba will walk away with a £3.78m loyalty bonus when he quits Manchester as a free agent at the end of the month.(Mail)


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  • Mesut Ozil will not be leaving Fenerbahce this summer, despite his ongoing exclusion from the club’s first team, according to his agent.(Mail)


  • Manchester United have prioritised Ajax’s Netherlands defender Jurrien Timber, 20, but have also held two rounds of talks with Braga’s Portuguese defender David Carmo, 22. (Manchester Evening News)


  • Relegated Burnley’s England defender James Tarkowski, 29, is wanted by Aston Villa, Everton, West Ham, Newcastle and Fulham.(Mirror)
  • Villarreal are in advanced talks to sign Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso on a permanent deal from Tottenham. The 26-year-old joined the Spanish club on loan in January. (Football Insider)


  • Aston Villa want three more players after adding French midfielder Boubacar Kamara, 22, from Marseille, Brazil centre-back Diego Carlos, 29, from Sevilla and turning the loan move of Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 29, from Barcelona into a permanent signing. Uruguay’s 35-year-old forward Luis Suarez, who is leaving Atletico Madrid, is one of those under consideration. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Wolves are closing in on signing Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Palhinha, with the Portugal midfielder, 26, having agreed to join on a long-term deal for a fee of about £20m. (Sun)


  • Manchester City remain keen on England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, but Leeds United are still hopeful of keeping the player after avoiding relegation. (Sun)


  • Real Madrid want Borussia Dortmund’s England midfielder Jude Bellingham, but they will not move for the 18-year-old until 2023. (Bild – in German)


  • Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 30, wants to leave Liverpool this summer, with Bayern Munich serious contenders for his signature. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)


  • Chelsea have opened talks with Sevilla about signing £50m-rated France defender Jules Kounde, 23, who helped the Spanish club win the Europa League in 2020. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle are in discussions over a move for Reims’ 19-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike in a £25m-plus deal. (Daily Mail’s Craig Hope, Twitter)
  • Gareth Southgate is ready to give Tammy Abraham the opportunity to cement his place as Harry Kane’s understudy for the World Cup during the upcoming Nations League fixtures.(Mail)


  • Arsenal are reportedly set to sew up their first signing of the summer within the next 10 days.(Express)


  • Celtic have been credited with interest in signing Shamrock Rovers starlet Aidomo Emakhu.(Sun)


  • Manchester United and Tottenham have been dealt a huge blow after Milan Skriniar committed his future to Inter Milan as he outlined his career plan.(Express)


  • After announcing the exits of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, Manchester United have opened talks with Barcelona for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, over a £72.5m move to Old Trafford. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)
  • But United will look to pursue a move for Lazio’s Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, as an alternative to De Jong. (GiveMeSport)

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

  • Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has hinted that he wants to keep Portugual forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, at Old Trafford next season. (Sun)


  • France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, says he has “almost” made a decision on his future and will make an announcement “very soon” after being linked with a move away from Paris St-Germain. (Get Football News France)


  • Juventus will hold fresh talks with the representatives of Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, on Monday. (Mirror)


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  • Aston Villa are in the running to sign Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, 35, following the news he will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. But Sevilla and Inter Milan are also keen. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Arsenal are considering selling Brazilian centre-back Gabriel, 24, with Juventus interested. (Tuttosport – in Italian)


  • Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 30, currently on a short-term deal with Brentford, says he would “love to play Champions League football again” as he weighs up his future for next season. (Viaplay via Football365)


  • Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to meet the club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi amid speculation over his future. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Bayern Munich’s honorary president Uli Hoeness says striker Robert Lewandowski’s claim he will not sign a new contract is “all about money” and is confident the Polish 33-year-old will stay at the club this summer. (Kicker – in German)


  • Newcastle are intensifying their interest in Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 25. (Mirror)


  • Newcastle are interested in Reims striker Hugo Ekitike, 19, but Borussia Dortmund are also weighing up the Frenchman as a replacement for Erling Haaland. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Barcelona are moving to sign Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Liverpool are frontrunners to sign Birmingham City youth midfielder Jobe Bellingham, 16, the brother of England international Jude Bellingham. (Mirror)

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Ten hag, Ronaldo, Ekitike, Bremer, Silva, Conte, Mbappe, Carvalho

  • Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at the club. The 37-year-old has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford. (Telegraph)


  • Manchester United are also interested in Reims’ 19-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike. (Mail)


  • Chelsea are considering a move for Torino’s Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer, 25. (Football London)


  • Barcelona have reached a breakthrough in their talks with 17-year-old Spain midfielder and Liverpool target Gavi. (Teamtalk)


  • Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves would prefer to stay in the Premier League if he leaves Molineux at the end of the season. The Portuguese, 25, has two years left on his contract. (Mail)


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  • David Beckham wants to bring Al-Rayyan and Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, 30, to his Inter Miami side. (Sun)


  • Barcelona want to make a move for Manchester City’s Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27, and could offer a swap deal involving 24-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Brighton manager Graham Potter is favourite to replace Antonio Conte at Tottenham. Brighton would want £10m compensation from Spurs should Conte leave at the end of the season. (Telegraph)


  • Conte has warned Spurs they will need to spend big in the summer or risk needing a “miracle” to catch other teams. (Evening Standard)
  • Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to return to management and has received approaches, including from other Premier League clubs. (VG – in Norwegian)


  • Christian Eriksen is considering remaining at Brentford next season. The Denmark midfielder, 30, had been linked with a return to Tottenham and a move to Leicester. (Telegraph)


  • France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, will announce his final decision over whether he will leave Paris St-Germain in June. (Le Parisien – in French)


  • Chelsea are frustrated they were unable to sign Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Haaland, 21. The club have been limited in the transfer marker because of sanctions against owner Roman Abramovich following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (ESPN)


  • West Ham are considering a move for 26-year-old Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill. (90Min)


  • The Hammers are also plotting a bid for Chelsea striker Armando Broja after the 20-year-old’s impressive loan spell at Southampton. (Sun)


  • Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to refresh his squad in a move that could see several first-team players leave the club. (Mail)


  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku remains an important part of his plans for next season, despite the 28-year-old being linked with a return to Inter Milan. (Mirror)


  • Fulham manager Marco Silva says Portuguese forward Fabio Carvalho will not be at the newly promoted club next season. Liverpool have agreed a deal worth £7m for the 19-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)


  • Arsenal are interested in Juventus’ Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo, 25. (Ekrem Konur)