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)

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Neves, Haller, Lukaku, Jesus, Sterling, Ake, De Jong, Bailly

  • Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, is on United’s list of possible options if they fail to sign De Jong. (Fabrizio Romano, via givemesport)


  • Ajax have set a 40m euro (£34.3m) asking price for Sebastien Haller, with Borussia Dortmund interested in the 27-year-old Ivory Coast forward. (90min)


  • Chelsea and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, is poised to return to Inter Milan with a loan fee of £8.5m plus add-ons agreed between the clubs. (Mail)


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  • Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has welcomed Manchester United’s quest to sign a new striker. (Express)


  • Netherlands manager and former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal played a part in stopping Ajax’s Dutch defender Jurrien Timber, 21, moving to Old Trafford. (Marcel van der Kraan, Sky Sports)


  • Tottenham are hoping to pip north London rivals Arsenal in the race for Manchester City’s 25-year-old Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus with the offer of Champions League football. (Mirror)


  • Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, has been asking people about life in west London amid interest from Chelsea. (Athletic)


  • Chelsea’s initial bid of £21.5m for Sterling has been turned down. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Chelsea could also enquire with Manchester City about 27-year-old Netherlands defender Nathan Ake. (Telegraph, subscription required)


  • Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28, from Manchester United. (Mirror)


  • Manchester United are considering a fresh bid for 25-year-old Barcelona and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Sunderland, Huddersfield and Bristol City have made £1m plus bids for AFC Wimbledon’s 21-year-old English midfielder Jack Rudoni. (Sun)


  • The agent of Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is interested in signing the 26-year-old for Lazio. (Metro)

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Haller, Rice, Xhaka, Phillips, Lewandowski, Pepe

  • Borussia Dortmund will compete with Manchester United for the signature of Ajax and Ivory Coast striker Sebastien Haller, 27. (Sun)


  • Manchester United know this summer could be their best chance to move for England international Declan Rice, with their rivals for the 23-year-old West Ham midfielder prioritising other positions. (Standard)


  • Roma are looking to the Premier League this summer. The Serie A team are interested in Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 29, Aston Villa’s Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 23, and Manchester United’s departing Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic, 33. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Arsenal’s 21-year-old France defender William Saliba – currently on loan at Marseille – plans to return to the Gunners this summer and fight for his place in Mikel Arteta’s side. (Teamtalk)


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  • Wolves want to sign Valencia’s Portugal striker Goncalo Guedes, 25. (Telegraph)


  • Oxford United’s English midfielder Cameron Brannagan, 25, is attracting interest from Sheffield United, QPR, Stoke, Preston and Blackpool. (Sun)


  • Manchester United are considering a £50m move for Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, this summer. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Arsenal will hold talks with club record signing Nicolas Pepe, 26, over the Ivory Coast winger’s future at the end of the season. (Standard)


  • Barcelona are working hard to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, but no opening bid has been made yet for Poland international. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 25, would prefer a move to Arsenal over Newcastle. (Football Insider)


  • Former Everton forward James Rodriguez, 30, is eyeing a return to Europe and the Colombian will drop his wage demands to force through a move. (Star)


  • Unai Emery is interested in taking Watford’s Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis, 24, to Villarreal this summer. (Standard)


  • Liverpool and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 31, wanted to join Manchester United prior to his move to Anfield, says Rio Ferdinand. (Vibe with Five podcast)

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: De Gea, Haller, Neves, Mbappe, Tchouameni, Abraham.

  • Manchester United plan to open talks over a new contract with 31-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea. (90 Min)


  • Manchester United could move for Ivory Coast international Sebastien Haller, 27. The striker currently plays for incoming United manager Erik ten Hag at Ajax. (Sun)


  • Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, is “crazy” about joining Barcelona. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • There is optimism at Barcelona that Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, could join from Bayern Munich this summer. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Croatia international Luka Modric, 36, is set to sign another deal at Real Madrid, running until 2023. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Leeds United will target a move for Wales forward Brennan Johnson if they stay in the Premier League and Nottingham Forest, where the 20-year-old plays, fail to earn promotion from the Championship. (Mail)


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  • Newcastle United are on the verge of giving Switzerland defender Fabian Schar a contract extension, with the 30-year-old’s current deal running out in the summer. (Mail)


  • English full-back Ashley Young is keen to extend his contract with Aston Villa by another year, with the 36-year-old having joined the Midlands club from Inter Milan last summer. (Times – subscription required)


  • Aston Villa are in talks to sign Hearts’ 15-year-old Scottish midfielder Ewan Simpson. (Mail)


  • Paris St-Germain are increasingly hopeful that France striker Kylian Mbappe, who has been linked with Real Madrid, will sign a new deal with them following talks with the 23-year-old’s mother last week. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Liverpool have made contact with France and Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 22. (Foot Mercato – in French)


  • Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25, will be given a chance at Manchester United next season by Ten Hag. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Arsenal will have to play 80m euros (£67.7m) to sign England striker Tammy Abraham, 24, from Roma. (Football London)


  • France defender Jules Kounde wants to leave Sevilla in the summer and the 23-year-old keen on a move to Chelsea. (Times – subscription required)


  • Chelsea are keeping tabs on German defender Amos Pieper, 24, whose contract at Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld runs out at the end of the season. (Mirror)


  • Newcastle are eyeing a move for Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 26. (Express)


  • Eddie Howe’s side are also pursuing Reims and France Under-20 international Hugo Ekitike, 19. (90min)


  • The Magpies are interested in French defender Evan Ndicka, 22, who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt. (Bild – in German, subscription required)

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Messi, Conte, Arteta, Haaland, Tuchel, Lewandowski,  Haller

  • Argentine forward Lionel Messi has no plans to leave PSG and, even though the 34-year-old has been linked with former club Barcelona, there has been no contact with the Spanish side. (Mail)


  • Paris St-Germain have made contact with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, who apparently has a clause in his contract which will allow him to leave Spurs at the end of the season. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)


  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is one of a number of names on PSG’s list of possible replacements for manager Mauricio Pochettino, but the Spaniard says he is “extremely happy” at the Gunners. (Mirror)


  • Borussia Dortmund adviser Matthias Sammer has hinted 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland will be leaving the German club to join Manchester City. (Amazon Prime, via Goal)


  • Haaland has also been linked with Real Madrid but will have to reduce his salary demands if he is to move to the Spanish club. (Marca)


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  • Clubs interested in signing Haaland will have to meet the release clause in his contract – which is believed to be £63m – by the end of April. (Bild, via 90 Min)


  • AC Milan have begun talks to sign 26-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi on a free transfer in the summer when his contract with Liverpool runs out. (Calciomercato)


  • West Ham are interested in signing 30-year-old France striker Alexandre Lacazette, whose contract with Arsenal runs out in the summer. (Teamtalk)


  • Inter Milan directors have met the agents of 27-year-old Ajax striker Sebastien Haller, with the Dutch club’s asking price for the Ivory Coast international believed to be about 35m euros (£29.4m). (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)


  • Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says the Foxes have opened contract talks with 23-year-old midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. (Leicester Mercury)


  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui are part of Manchester United’s shortlist as the club look for a new manager. (Guardian)


  • Tuchel has overtaken PSG boss Pochettino as Manchester United’s number one choice to become their new manager and the Old Trafford side would like to appoint the German before the end of the season. (Star)


  • Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum’s preference will be a move back to the Premier League if the 31-year-old does not feel he is part of PSG’s long-term plans. (Teamtalk)


  • Poland striker Robert Lewandowski’s agent says there have been no discussions with Bayern Munich about extending the 33-year-old’s deal with the German club. (Kicker, via 90 Min)