Friday's Transfer Gossip: Tavares, Firmino, Ronaldo, Cucurella, Gueye, Ronaldo, Alexis, Kostic, Giovani

  • Nuno Tavares will undergo a medical with Marseille on Friday after the French side agreed a loan deal for Arsenal’s Portuguese left-back, 22.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions Brazil striker Roberto Firmino could leave this summer after the 30-year-old was linked with Juventus and Newcastle.


  • Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has urged Manchester United to set a transfer fee so he can accept an offer tabled by another club.


  • Manchester City could abandon their plans to sign Brighton and Spain left-back Marc Cucurella, 24, until next summer and instead target Benfica’s Spanish defender Alex Grimaldo, 26, and Stuttgart and Croatia’s Borna Sosa, 24.


  • Tottenham are willing to sell Giovani lo Celso if a fee of about £17m is offered this summer, with Villarreal and Fiorentina having shown an interest in the Argentina midfielder, 26.
  • Manchester City have given 19-year-old English midfielder James McAtee the green light to go out on loan this season, with Leeds United and Nottingham Forest linked.


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  • Leicester City missed out to Napoli on the signing of South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, 25, from Fenerbahce due to a lack of transfer funds.


  • Burnley have made a bid to Belgian side Club Bruges for 27-year-old Scotland centre-back Jack Hendry.


  • Everton have approached Paris St-Germain over re-signing 32-year-old Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, with talks set to continue over the next few days.


  • Ronaldo’s representatives have held talks with Sporting Lisbon, his first professional club.


  • AC Milan have agreed a deal to sign Charles de Ketelaere from Club Bruges, despite Leeds and Leicester also being interested in the 21-year-old Belgium forward.


  • Palmeiras have rejected two bids from Ajax for 18-year-old Brazilian forward Giovani and the Dutch side now have competition from Newcastle and Bayer Leverkusen.


  • Newcastle United and England full-back Kieran Trippier, 31, says he could have joined Manchester United last summer, before opting to leave Atletico Madrid for St James’ Park in January.


  • AC Milan and Roma are keeping tabs on Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28.


  • Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta left 30-year-old German goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 28-year-old Spanish defender Pablo Mari and Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, out of his side’s pre-season defeat by Brentford, with the trio expected to leave this summer.
  • Everton are set to receive a sell-on fee for Ademola Lookman with Atalanta having agreed to sign the Nigeria winger, 24, from RB Leipzig for 15m euros.


  • Marseille have begun talks over signing Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 33, from Inter Milan.


  • West Ham are continuing talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over signing their 29-year-old Serbia international Filip Kostic, who can play as a left wing-back or left winger.


  • Tottenham will try to beat Juventus to the transfer of Italy forward Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, from Roma.
  • Barcelona are interested in signing Sergio Reguilon, 25, from Tottenham, if they are unable to sign fellow Spain left-back Marcos Alonso, 31, from Chelsea.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Osimhen, Broja, Lewandowski, Pogba, Colwill, Kostic

  • Arsenal have had a £76m bid for Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 23, rejected by Napoli. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Newcastle, West Ham and Southampton are interested in signing Chelsea’s Armando Broja, with the 20-year-old Albania forward also attracting interest from Italian sides AC Milan, Inter Milan and Napoli. (Goal)


  • Barcelona coach Xavi has confirmed they are in talks to sign 33-year-old Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski. (Goal)


  • Italy centre-back Giorgio Chiellini is in talks with Los Angeles FC over joining the MLS club on a free transfer when the 37-year-old leaves Juventus this summer. (Goal)


  • West Ham are looking to sign English forward Keane Lewis-Potter, 21, from Championship side Hull City. (Star)


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  • Representatives of Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Josh Windass are set for a meeting with officials of Argentine side Club Atletico Talleres, who are managed by his former boss at Rangers Pedro Caixinha, over a summer move for the 28-year-old Englishman. (Cesar Luis Merlo, Twitter)


  • Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says former Spain midfielder Isco, 30, will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Mail)


  • Spanish defenders Riqui Puig, 22, and Oscar Mingueza, 23, are set to leave Barcelona, along with France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 28, and 30-year-old Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)


  • Paris St-Germain are preparing one final offer for Paul Pogba but Juventus are confident the France midfielder, 29, will join them on a three-year deal worth close to £10m a season when his Manchester United contract expires this summer. (Mail)


  • Tottenham had scouts watching Serbia winger Filip Kostic as he helped Eintracht Frankfurt win the Europa League this week, and Spurs are now readying a summer bid for the 29-year-old, who is valued at £25m. (Express)


  • France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, informed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez of his decision to stay at Paris St-Germain via text message. (Express)


  • Real Madrid will make signing France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 22, from Monaco a priority after they missed out on Mbappe. (Marca)


  • Liverpool will offer Sadio Mane a contract extension but have no plans to hand a major pay rise to the 30-year-old Senegal forward, who has one year left on his current deal. (Football Insider)


  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will consider solving his side’s goalscoring problems by signing new forwards. (Guardian)


  • Tottenham want to bring in 34-year-old England keeper Fraser Forster, whose contract at Southampton runs out at the end of the season, as back up for France international Hugo Lloris, 35. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Newcastle United were linked with a move for French striker Hugo Ekitike in January but the 19-year-old says the “timing wasn’t right” to leave Reims during the mid-season transfer window. (L’Equipe, via Teamtalk)


  • Celtic are exploring a move for 23-year-old Argentine left-back Francisco Ortega from Buenos Aires club Velez Sarsfield. (Mail)


  • Inter Milan want Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 33, to agree a new deal amid reported interest from Tottenham, Chelsea and Juventus. (Mail)


  • Manchester United are aiming to wipe £80m off their annual wage bill this summer. (Star)


  • Newly promoted Fulham want talks with former Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 33, about staying in the Premier League after he leaves Manchester United this summer. (Sun)


  • Fulham are also closing in on the signing of Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 27, from Lazio. (Gianluca di Marzio)


  • West Ham are stepping up their bid to sign 24-year-old Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis, who has just been relegated with Watford. (Football Insider)


  • Everton are plotting a move for Chelsea’s England Under-21 centre-back Levi Colwill, 19, who has spent this season on loan at Huddersfield. (Sun)