Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Lukaku, Moukoko, Felix, Ramos, Nkunku, Vlahovic, Gakpo, Ounahi


  • Chelsea will not be able to recall Romelu Lukaku in the January transfer window despite their current injury crisis.


  • Chelsea face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko, but interested clubs will have to convince the Germany striker, 18, that he will not be signed to sit on the bench.


  • Manchester United and Arsenal seem the most likely options for Felix, with Atletico willing to listen to offers of more than 100m euros (£85.9m).


  • Barcelona are interested in Boca Juniors‘ Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, but Ajax and Benfica have also been in talks over signing the 21-year-old, who could be available for 15m euros (£12.9m).
  • Bayern Munich are in negotiations about the early return of German goalkeeper Alexander Nubel, 26, from his loan spell at Monaco, rather than making a new signing to replace the injured Manuel Neuer.


  • Jefferson Lerma has rejected multiple new contract offers at Bournemouth so the Colombia midfielder, 28, could leave on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.


  • Manchester United are set to make an enquiry about the availability of Benfica’s Portugal striker Goncalo Ramos, 21, although manager Erik ten Hag has been told it is not certain a striker will arrive in January.


  • Chelsea are not looking to bring forward their plans to sign France striker Christopher Nkunku, 25, from RB Leipzig in the summer, despite the season-ending injury suffered by their Albania striker Armando Broja, 21.


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  • Real Madrid are interested in signing Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 23, from PSV Eindhoven to succeed France striker Karim Benzema, 34.


  • Leicester could be willing to pay as much as 45m euros (£38.7m) to sign Azzedine Ounahi from Angers, although Barcelona have also been watching the Morocco midfielder, 22.
  • Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been promised massive funds to rebuild his squad – despite plans by the Glazer family to sell the club.


  • Manchester United are working on signing Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, from Inter Milan, which could open the door for Barcelona to sign United’s Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 23.


  • Liverpool target Enzo Fernandez, 21, will not be leaving Benfica unless an interested party meets the Argentina midfielder’s release clause of 120m euros (£103.2m).
  • Fulham want to sign Arsenal’s Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 31, in January.


  • Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 22, will leave Juventus in 2023, with a January exit not being ruled out. Chelsea are among the clubs who are in contact with his agent.
  • Arsenal will attempt to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City in January, but believe a move in the summer, when the 25-year-old Belgium midfielder is out of contract, is most likely.


  • Ajax have agreed to let Netherlands defender Daley Blind, 32, leave the club on a free transfer in January.


  • English winger Samuel Iling-Junior, 19, has agreed to sign a four-year contract extension at Juventus, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.
  • Arsenal are in a bidding war with Newcastle and a number of other Premier League clubs over top target Mykhaylo Mudryk.


  • Manchester City stand to receive about £4.5m from Fifa for their 16 players involved at the World Cup in Qatar – the most of any club in the world.


  • Shakhtar Donetsk intend to argue that FIFA breached Ukrainian law, Swiss law and European Union competition law when the Ukrainian club’s £43m legal case against world football’s governing body is heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland next week.

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Ziyech, Lukaku, Suarez, Gordon, Oxlade-Chamberlain, De Jong, Guerreiro


  • AC Milan are considering a loan move in January for Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, and an approach next summer for the Blues’ 21-year-old Albania forward Armando Broja.
  • Chelsea are concerned Romelu Lukaku’s lack of match time at the World Cup could affect the 29-year-old Belgium striker’s value when they try to sell him after his season-long loan at Inter Milan. Lukaku has been ruled out of his country’s first two matches.


  • Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 35, turned down an offer from Gremio because the Uruguayan will join an MLS side, the Brazilian club’s manager has said.


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  • Tottenham are keeping tabs on Everton and England Under-21 winger Anthony Gordon, 21, before the January transfer window.


  • Manchester United are close to handing Argentina Under-20 forward Alejandro Garnacho, 18, a new £50,00-a-week contract.


  • Former Manchester United boss Lous van Gaal, who is now manager of the Netherlands, says he wanted to sign Senegal and Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane, 30, during his time in charge at Old Trafford.


  • The Reds wanted to sell the midfielder for £10m last summer but could not agree a deal with any other club.
  • Barcelona and the Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, says the La Liga club were responsible for leaking details of his contract to the media.


  • Borussia Dortmund will not sell West Ham and Leeds target Raphael Guerreiro, 28, before the Portugal international’s contract runs out at the end of the season.


  • Milan are also interested in Chelsea’s English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, after he impressed against them in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge.


  • Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 33, is content to have rejected repeated approaches from Manchester United in the summer – although his family wanted him to move from Bologna.


  • Dynamo Moscow and Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan’s agent has called Chelsea’s interest in the 19-year-old “a rather complex story”.


  • Former England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 29, is expected to leave Liverpool as a free agent in the summer.

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Nunez, Ziyech, Lukaku, Brereton Diaz, Ndicka, Broja, Vata, Ronaldo

Football Transfer News: Summer transfer closed but, Clubs are still negotiating a possible move ahead of winter window .


  • Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez became the fastest player in Premier League history as he reached 23.61mph in his match-winning display against West Ham, edging past Kyle Walker’s previous best of 23.48mph.
  • Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus, Roma and AC Milan are interested in Celtic and Republic of Ireland Under-19 midfielder Rocco Vata, 17.


  • Hakim Ziyech’s representatives have reportedly held talks with AC Milan over a January switch.


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  • Manchester United could be ready to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club for nothing, according to fresh reports.
  • Chelsea are ready to allow Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, to remain on loan at Inter Milan next season before writing off millions of pounds by selling him.


  • Alternatively, Sevilla are leading Everton, Leeds and Fulham in the race to sign Brereton Diaz in January.


  • Arsenal could try to sign French left-sided centre-back Evan Ndicka, 23, from Eintracht Frankfurt in January.


  • AC Milan are interested in Chelsea and Albania striker Armando Broja, 21.


  • Manchester City will speak to their fans about chants related to the Hillsborough disaster ahead of their next game against Liverpool.


  • Naby Keita has been pictured taking part in a squad training session just one day after Liverpool beat West Ham 1-0 in their Premier League clash at Anfield.


  • Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Manchester City have sent scouts to watch Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 21.
  • Slovakia midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, 27, is set to sign a new deal with Napoli, despite interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.


  • Arsenal were interested in signing Nigeria defender Calvin Bassey, 22, from Rangers in the summer – before he moved to Ajax.


  • Crystal Palace are considering a January move for Blackburn and Chile forward Ben Brereton Diaz, 23.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Diaby, Skriniar, Jorginho, Walker, Lukaku, Griezmann, Oblak

  • Bayer Leverkusen and France winger Moussa Diaby, 23, is attracting interest from Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United.
  • Manchester City have joined Tottenham and Chelsea in monitoring Inter Milan’s Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar, 27.


  • Leicester would be interested in hiring Brentford manager Thomas Frank if they decide to part company with Brendan Rodgers.


  • Brendan Rodgers is on the brink of being fired by Leicester City after their latest heavy defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.


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  • Newcastle United are interested in signing Dynamo Kyiv winger Viktor Tsygankov in January but Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Wolves and West Ham are also keen on the 24-year-old Ukraine international.
  • Graham Potter has been impressed by the training performances of striker Armando Broja since his arrival at the club.


  • Manchester City will wait until after the World Cup to open talks with England defender Kyle Walker, 32, on extending his contract.


  • Newcastle United are looking to hijack Arsenal’s move for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk.


  • PSV Eindhoven director of football Marcel Brands claims Cody Gakpo never wanted to leave the club over the summer and no Premier League club met his asking price.


  • Barcelona are considering a move for Chelsea star Jorginho next summer, when the 30-year-old Italy midfielder could be available on a free transfer.


  • Carney Chukwuemeka scored a couple of goals as Graham Potter gave his Chelsea squad players a run out in a behind-closed-doors clash with former club Brighton.


  • Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are all hoping to sign teenage Linfield talent Cole Brannigan.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Kimpembe, Ronaldo, Griezmann, Kounde, Kane, Neymar, Dumfries, Lukaku

  • Chelsea will turn to Paris St-Germain and France defender Presnel Kimpembe, 26, if Barcelona succeed in hijacking Kounde’s move to Stamford Bridge.
  • Atletico Madrid have stepped up their pursuit to sign Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, by placing France striker Antoine Griezmann, 31, on the transfer market.


  • United will let Ronaldo leave on loan this summer as long as he triggers a one-year option to extend his contract so he can return to Old Trafford for the following season.


  • Arsenal are in talks to loan Portuguese defender Nuno Tavares to Atalanta, with the 22-year-old keen on a move away from the Emirates.


  • Newcastle have enquired about Rennes and Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana, who has been valued at around £30m and has attracted interest from Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax.


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  • West Ham are negotiating with Napoli over a deal for Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski, 28.


  • Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Spanish left-back Alex Moreno, 29, from Real Betis.
  • Bournemouth are considering a move for Coventry goalkeeper Simon Moore, 32, because they want the Englishman to provide competition to Mark Travers.


  • Chelsea have reached an agreement allowing Inter Milan to keep Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 29, for an additional year once his initial season-long loan at the Serie A club finishes.


  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out making any more signings unless they suffer injuries or sell any of their existing players.


  • Brighton are refusing to budge on their £50m-plus asking price for Spain left-back Marc Cucurella after rejecting a “laughable” £30m bid from Manchester City.


  • The Seagulls will target Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams, 21, in a £15m deal if Cucarella leaves this summer.


  • Timo Werner is likely to leave Chelsea this summer because the 26-year-old striker wants more game time to ensure his spot in Germany’s World Cup squad.


  • Roma have stepped up their interest in Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28.


  • Manchester City have turned down a £16m offer from Southampton for England Under-19 forward Liam Delap, with a number of Championship clubs interested in a loan deal for the 19-year-old forward.


  • Barcelona hope to beat Chelsea’s bid of 65m euros (£55.3m) in instalments for France defender Jules Kounde, 23, by offering Sevilla a smaller sum in one go.


  • Bayern Munich have made contact with the representatives of Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 28, who has not ruled out a move to the German champions next summer.


  • Brazil winger Neymar has played down reports of him moving away from Paris St-Germain this summer, with Chelsea and Manchester City linked with the 30-year-old.


  • Manchester United are in pole position to sign Inter Milan and Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26.

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)

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Skriniar, Jesus, Raphinha, Lukaku, Azpilicueta, De Jong

  • Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is looking to leave Manchester United, with Jose Mourinho’s Roma and Sporting Lisbon interested. (La Repubblica, in Italian, subscription needed)


  • Barcelona target Lewandowski says he still wants to leave Bayern but does not want to sour his relationship with the German club by forcing a move. (Express)


  • Chelsea have enquired about Inter Milan’s Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 27, in a swap deal that could involve Lukaku returning to his former club in Italy. (Mail)


  • West Ham are willing to loan out Croatia forward Nikola Vlasic, 24, with Hadjuk Split and Torino interested. (Dalmatinskiportal, in Croatian)


  • Aston Villa and Egypt winger Trezeguet, 27, is wanted by Turkish side Trabzonspor. (Mail)


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  • Sevilla are ready to bid £6.9m for Rangers and Colombia forward Alfredo Morelos, 25. (Fichajes, in Spanish)


  • Fulham are set to complete the £7m signing of Israeli forward Manor Solomon, 22, from Shakhtar Donetsk. (Sun)


  • Arsenal are “cautiously optimistic” of signing Manchester City’s Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, 25. The Gunners are hoping £30m will be enough but City want £50m. (Sky Sports)


  • Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel would like to replace Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29 – who is an Inter Milan target – with Bayern Munich’s 33-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, but there are significant obstacles to completing both deals. (ESPN)


  • Watford’s Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis, 24, is on Everton’s list of targets this summer if their Brazil forward Richarlison, 25, leaves. (Mail)


  • Nottingham Forest are closing in on a deal for Mainz’s French defender Moussa Niakhate, 26. (Football Transfers)


  • Southampton are optimistic about signing Bayern Munich’s American defender Chris Richards, 22. (GiveMeSport)


  • Celtic face a fresh fight from Ajax in the battle to land Lommel’s Brazilian midfielder Vinicius Souza, 22. (Record)


  • Paris St-Germain are set to beat several Premier League teams to the £34m signing of Porto’s Portuguese midfielder Vitinha, 22. (90min)


  • Hibernian are set to sign former Sunderland and Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady, 36, on a free transfer. (Record)


  • The Gunners could still sign Leicester’s Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25, despite being set to complete a deal for another midfielder in Porto’s Fabio Vieira, 22, who is Portuguese. (Evening Standard)


  • Arsenal also want Leeds’ Brazilian winger Raphinha, 25, and Ajax’s Argentine defender Lisandro Martinez, 24. (Athletic, subscription needed)


  • Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, will need to put in a transfer request if he wants to move to Barcelona. The Spain defender is in the final year of his contract. (Sun)


  • Tottenham are favourites to sign Middlesbrough’s English defender Djed Spence, 21, with Nottingham Forest accepting he is unlikely to join them, having spent last season on loan at the City Ground. (Northern Echo)


  • Manchester United are confident Barcelona will lower their £73m asking price for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, because of their financial problems. (Guardian)

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)


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  • 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)


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

  • Real Madrid are close to agreeing a new contract with Brazil forward Vinicius Jr, 21. (Goal)


  • Arsenal-linked Victor Osimhen says he will decide on his future later in the summer after the 23-year-old Nigeria and Napoli forward admitted he was aware of interest from clubs in England and Spain. (Standard)


  • Juventus are close to agreeing a contract for France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, who will leave Old Trafford when his contract expires this month. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Manchester City could raise more than £200m in player sales this summer as the club look to land Leeds United’s 26-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Manchester United have made an offer to sign Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 30, as his Brentford contract expires at the end of this month. (The Athletic)


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  • Manchester United’s interest in Eriksen would not rule out a move for their number one target Frenkie de Jong, 25, as talks continue with the Dutch midfielder’s club Barcelona. (Mail)


  • Manchester City’s Japan defender Ko Itakura, 25, is wanted by Borussia Monchengladbach. (Lyall Thomas, via Mail)


  • Chelsea are considering a deal for Lazio’s Albania international goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 27, if Spain keeper Kepa, 27, leaves the club this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Leeds winger Raphinha, 25, is a target for both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur this summer, amid concerns Barcelona will be unable to fund a deal for the Brazil international. (The Athletic)


  • Tottenham and Juventus have had offers rejected for Udinese and Italy Under-21 left-back Destiny Udogie, 19. (Sun)


  • Middlesbrough and England Under-21 defender Djed Spence, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, would favour a move to Tottenham. (The Athletic)


  • De Jong says he is flattered by United’s interest but is currently at the biggest club in the world. (Metro)


  • Bayern Munich are preparing a £34.6m offer for Senegal forward Sadio Mane after Liverpool rejected the German club’s previous two offers for the 30-year-old. (Bild, via Mail)


  • Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 26, will return to Arsenal after Fiorentina decided not to make his loan deal permanent. (Standard)


  • West Ham are interested in signing Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj, 27, from Real Sociedad. (Mirror)


  • Nantes have submitted a bid for Nottingham Forest’s Congolese goalkeeper Brice Samba, 28. (Football Insider)


  • Wolves remain confident of signing Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon despite Fulham’s efforts to tempt the 26-year-old with a move to Craven Cottage. (Sun)


  • Bournemouth are favourites ahead of Nottingham Forest and Fulham to sign English midfielder Joe Rothwell, 27, from Blackburn Rovers. (Football Insider)


  • City’s Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 25, wants to join Arsenal to be reunited with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, who was previously the assistant manager at Etihad Stadium. (Evening Standard)


  • Everton’s Richarlison, 25, has turned down an approach from Arsenal – with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur said to be the preferred destinations of the Brazil forward. (UOL, via Liverpool Echo)


  • Inter Milan are pushing to sign Romelu Lukaku, 29, from Chelsea with the Belgium striker prepared to take a wage cut in order to return to the Serie A club. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Leeds United have reached a verbal agreement to sign Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 25, from Bayern Munich in a four-year deal worth 12m euros plus add-ons. (Fabrizio Romano)

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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  • 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)