Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Bellingham, Salah, Martinez, Richarlison, Gordon, Dembele

  • England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, will be Real Madrid’s main transfer target next summer , although the Spanish club face competition from Chelsea and Liverpool. (AS, via Mail)
  • Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 30, is expected to leave at the end of the 2022-23 season as a free agent. Salah has scored 156 goals in 254 appearances since joining the Reds in 2017. (Mirror)


  • Arsenal have submitted a £35m offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez and appear to be leading Manchester United in the race for the 24-year-old Argentina international. (Mirror)
  • Tottenham want to sign Brazil forward Richarlison, 25, and English winger Anthony Gordon, 21, from Everton in a double deal. Chelsea are also interested in Richarlison. (Sky Sports)


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• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Eriksen, Jesus, Williams, Bellingham, Ward-Prowse, Gvardiol, Belotti, Danjuma


  • But Everton are not interested in selling Gordon, whose contract with the Goodison Park club runs until 2025, as part of any transfer involving Richarlison. (Liverpool Echo)


  • Spurs are also firm favourites to land Barcelona and France defender Clement Lenglet, despite interest from Roma in the 27-year-old. (London Evening Standard)
  • River Plate are waiting for a response from Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, 35, after making a proposal to sign the player when his Atletico Madrid contract expires at the end of the month. (Fabrizio Romano – Twitter)


  • Newly-promoted Fulham are confident of wrapping up deals for Shakhtar Donetsk and Israel winger Manor Solomon, 22, for £7m and Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 26, for £20m. (Mail)


  • Juventus are prepared to pay Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey €4m (£3.45m) to get him off their books, allowing the 31-year-old to become a free agent. (IBianconero.com – in Italian)


  • Juventus have also held initial discussions with Roma about signing their 22-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. (Goal)
  • Manchester United hope to conclude deals for Barcelona’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 30, and will then shift focus to an attacker, with Ajax’s Brazilian Antony, 22, their main target. (Times – subscription required)


  • A deal for Antony has been thrown into doubt with Ajax now wanting £70m for the forward. (Mirror)


  • Having opened talks with Manchester City about signing England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, Chelsea are also trying to sign Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 27, from the Premier League champions. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Frenchman Christophe Galtier, who managed Nice last season, is close to being named the new Paris St-Germain boss, with Mauricio Pochettino on the verge of leaving the club despite winning the league title. (ESPN)


  • Barcelona will not improve their contract offer to France forward Ousmane Dembele, whose contract with the La Liga side ends on 30 June. The 25-year-old also has offers from Bayern Munich, Chelsea and PSG. (Marca)


  • Dembele is set to make a decision about his future in the next 72 hours. (Mirror)


  • Newcastle United are set to complete the £32m signing of Lille’s Dutch defender Sven Botman, 22, but are ready to move on from their pursuit of Reims’ French striker Hugo Ekitike, 20. (Mail)

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: De Jong, Zinchenko, Martinez, Haaland, Sterling, Eriksen, Salah, Jones

  • Manchester United are hoping Barcelona will reduce their £80m asking price for 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong by £10-15m. (Athletic, subscription required)


  • Manchester City are open to letting utility player Oleksandr Zinchenko, 25, leave the club – with Everton reportedly interested in the Ukraine international – as City prepare a bid for Brighton’s Spanish left-back Marc Cucurella, 23. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Ajax have turned down a £25m bid from Arsenal for their 24-year-old Argentina international defender Lisandro Martinez. (Mail)


  • After missing out on main target Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid are already planning on triggering the reported 150m euro (£128m) release clause in the contract of Manchester City’s newly acquired Norway attacker Erling Haaland in 2024 (AS)


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• Bayern Munich Sporting Director Confirms Sadio Mane Agreement


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


  • Liverpool are braced for the prospect of losing Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 30, for free next summer after refusing to meet his £400,000-a-week contract demands. (Mirror)


  • Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 30, is on a list of players interesting Leeds United, but the Whites could face competition from Southampton and Fulham for the Englishman. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Chelsea are interested in Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 27. (Fabrizio Romano, via Express)


  • Erik ten Hag has told his club’s bosses to sign De Jong and Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 30, as they will be the focal point of his team. (Mirror)


  • Brighton and Watford are interested in Olympiakos’ 26-year-old Senegal defender Pape Abou Cisse. (Star)


  • Millwall have offered Aberdeen £1.5m for Scotland midfielder Lewis Ferguson, 22, and are also looking to sign Stoke striker Benik Afobe, 29, on loan. (Telegraph)


  • Brighton expect to receive around £50m for Cucurella, which may force City to walk away from the deal. (Athletic, subscription required)


  • Liverpool have told defender Neco Williams, 21, he can go out on loan next season, with Nottingham Forest interested in the Wales international. (Mirror)

Mohamed Salah Wins 2021/22 PFA Players' Player Of The Year Award

Mohamed Salah has been voted 2021/22 PFA Players’ Player of the Year, seeing off competition from Kevin De Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Liverpool teammates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.

The Egyptian was in sparkling form for Liverpool throughout the season and ended the Premier League campaign with the most goals and assists.

Salah shared the Golden Boot with Spurs’ Son Heung-min after netting 23 goals, while he also chalked up 14 assists.

Salah was unable to help Liverpool to a second Premier League title in three years,

but played a key role in their run to the Champions League final as well as their successes in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.


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“It’s a great honour to win a trophy, individual or collective and this one is big so, very happy and very proud of that,” Salah said of his win.

“This one is a really good one to win, especially because it’s voted by players.

It shows you that you’ve worked really hard and you get what you worked for.

I have my room with trophies in a cabinet and I made sure that I had another space for one more.

I always keep space and just try to imagine that the trophies are going to come.

“When you get older, you feel like you’re more stable and you know exactly what you want from football so I’m just trying to really chill and help the team.

That’s why I think I also won the playmaker because it’s like you’re more aware of the game,

so you just try to make the people next to you better and try to make yourself better as well.”

PFA Premier League Team Of The Year - 2021/22

Manchester City may have pipped Liverpool to the Premier League title but it’s the latter who dominate the 2021/22 PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

Six Liverpool players have been named in the side, voted for by fellow Premier League players,

including goalkeeper Alisson Becker and defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk.

Elegant midfielder Thiago Alcantara is also named in the side for his performances in midfield,


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while there’s no surprise to see dynamic forward duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane named up front.

Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva are the three Manchester City players who do make the team,

and there’s also a space for Antonio Rudiger in defence – the German soon to depart Chelsea for Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo, despite Manchester United’s atrocious season, is also named up front after bagging 18 Premier League goals in his first season back in England.

PFA Premier League Team of the Year – 2021/22

  • GK: Alisson Becker (Liverpool)


  • DF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)


  • DF: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)


  • DF: Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)


  • DF: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)


  • MF: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)


  • MF: Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool)


  • MF: Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)


  • FW: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)


  • FW: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)


  • FW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Bale, De Jong, Bergwijn, Salah, Mane, De Ligt

  • Tottenham have no plans to sign Wales captain Gareth Bale for a third time as the 32-year-old winger contemplates where he will prepare for the this year’s World Cup. (Telegraph)


  • Barcelona are open to negotiating with Manchester United over the transfer of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, to Old Trafford but the Spanish club has yet received a formal offer from United. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal says Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn, 24, needs to leave Tottenham and join Ajax “as soon as possible.” (De Telegraaf via Evening Standard)


  • Spurs want a fee of 30m euros (£25.6m) in order to let Bergwijn join another club this summer. The player is also a target for Premier League rivals Everton, with Dutch champions Ajax still working on an official bid. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth has reportedly made it a top priority to bring in a new right winger this summer, with Bayer Leverkusen and France international Moussa Diaby, 22, and Watford and Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr, 24, two players on the list. (Sky Sports)


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• Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Matic, Milner, Mane, Spence, Gavi, Luiz


  • Dutch defender Sven Botman, 22, who has been linked with a move to Newcastle, says AC Milan are still working on a deal to complete his signing from Lille. (Football Italia)


  • English centre-back James Tomkins, 33, has reportedly signed a new one-year contract with Crystal Palace, while Scottish midfielder James McArthur, 34, is also understood to have agreed a fresh deal at Selhurst Park. (Sun)


  • Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, told close friends that he was willing to commit his future to Liverpool but performed a U-turn after Barcelona promised him a move to the Nou Camp next summer. (Mirror)


  • Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 30, has already asked Liverpool team-mate and former Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara if he can move into his house in Munich if he joins the Bundesliga champions this summer. (Mail)

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Raphinha, Mane, Dembele, Eriksen, Jesus, De Jong, Salah, Mourinho

  • Liverpool have joined the race for Leeds and Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, after growing resigned to losing Senegalese attacker Sadio Mane, 30. (Sunday Mirror)


  • Mane is adamant he wishes to leave, with the forward, linked with Bayern Munich, having not asked for a new contract at Anfield. (Sunday Telegraph)


  • Chelsea are leading the race to sigh Barcelona and France forward Ousmane Dembele, 25, who is available on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of this month. (Talksport)


  • Roma manager Jose Mourinho has emerged as a rival to Zinedine Zidane to replace Mauricio Pochettino as Paris St-Germain boss. (Mail on Sunday)


  • Nottingham Forest are ready to try their luck with a bid of around £12m for Burnley’s England keeper Nick Pope, 30, who is valued at £40m. (Sun on Sunday)


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• Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Wan-Bissaka, Origi, Kane, Raphinha, Lukaku, Chiellini, Bissouma, Cavani


• Top 10 Most Expensive Signings So Far (Photos)


  • Tottenham, Newcastle and Aston Villa are all interested in taking 28-year-old Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Tottenham are also interested in Newcastle’s 25-year-old French attacker Allan Saint-Maximin. (Football London)


  • Newcastle will need to pay £50m to sign Manchester City’s Dutch defender Nathan Ake, 27. (Sun on Sunday)


  • Crystal Palace are considering a move for Rangers and Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo, 25. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Wolves are close to a £30m deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Portuguese centre-back Goncalo Inacio, 20. (Mirror Online)


  • Arsenal are willing to offer Manchester City and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 25, a weekly wage of £190,000 to move to Emirates Stadium this summer. (Sun on Sunday)


  • Barcelona have told Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah, 29, he can join them next summer. (Sunday Mirror)


  • Manchester United are hoping they can lure Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen on a free transfer with the 30-year-old’s short-term deal at Brentford at an end. (Sunday Mirror)


  • United also remain confident of signing Barcelona’s Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25. (Sport via Daily Star Sunday)


  • Wolves have also been linked with Benfica and Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic after manager Bruno Lage was pictured meeting the 30-year-old. (Semih Atlilar on Twitter)

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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• Finalissima: Italy Vs Argentina 0-3 Highlights (Download Video)


• Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Laporte, Tielemans, Mount, Terrier, Neves, Zinchenko, Aguerd


  • 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)


Top 10 African Players With The Most CL Goals (Photos)

Sportdaylight presents the 10  Africa footballers to score the most Champions League goals  in the competition’s history.

We have some  greatest footballers in history that have graced the Champions League since its inception in 1955, including Africa’s greatest goalscorers.

In this feature, we profile the 10 African players with the most Champions League goals excluding qualifiers.

NOTE: This list includes games and goals from the Champions League qualifying rounds.


10. Emmanuel Adebayor – 14 goals

Games: 57

 Goals: 14

 Assists: 8

Clubs: 4

The former Togo international played for Arsenal, Monaco, Real Madrid, and Istanbul Basaksehir FK in the tournament.

His best season was in 2008/09. Back then, he scored five goals in seven matches for Arsenal.

Emmanuel Adebayor retired from football in 2020 after a brief spell at Olimpia Asuncion in Paraguay.


9. George Weah – 14 goals

Games: 22

 Goals: 14

Assists: 2

Clubs: 3

George Weah is the only African player and the first non-European footballer to win the Ballon d’Or.

The three-time African Footballer of the Year spent five seasons in the Champions League

and its previous guise, the European Cup.

He represented Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, and AC Milan in the competition but never won it.

Since retiring from football, Weah became a politician and currently serves as the 25th President of Liberia.


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8. Vincent Aboubakar – 14 goals

Games: 24

Goals: 14

Assists: 3

Clubs: 2

Next on the list of highest scoring African players is Cameroon international Vincent Aboubakar.

The 29-year-old forward has played for FC Porto and Besiktas in the competition.

He last featured in it back in 2019/20 and now plays for Al-Nassr FC in Saudi Arabia since July 2021.

7. Riyad Mahrez – 16 goals

Games: 45

 Goals: 16

 Assists: 14

 Clubs: 2

The Algeria international has starred in the Champions League for two clubs: Leicester and Manchester City.

Mahrez made his debut in 2016/17 after helping Leicester win the Premier League.

The Foxes reached the quarter-finals that season.

He jumped ship to Manchester City in 2018 and reached the final in May 2021 – only to lose 1-0 to Chelsea.

6. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 15 goals

Games: 32

 Goals: 15

 Assists: 3

 Clubs: 1

Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has only ever played for one club in the Champions League – Borussia Dortmund.

The Gabon international was a regular source of goals for Dortmund in Europe.

His best run was in 2015/16, where he scored seven times to help the German club reach the quarter-finals.


5. Seydou Doumbia – 19 goals

Games: 35

 Goals: 19

 Assists: 2

 Clubs: 3

Despite being amongst the African players with the most Champions League goals,

Seydou Doumbia finds himself without a club as of now.

The Ivorian enjoyed the best period of his career at CSKA Moscow and regularly scored in Europe,

including a famous brace in the 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad in 2014.

He has also played for Sporting CP and BSC Young Boys.


4. Sadio Mane – 24 goals

Games: 61

 Goals: 24

 Assists: 8

 Clubs: 2

The fourth-highest scoring African in Champions League history is Sadio Mane.

The Senegal international won the competition in 2019 with Liverpool and is currently chasing a second title this season.

He also featured for Austrian club Salzburg in the Champions League qualifiers between 2013 and 2014.

3. Samuel Eto’o – 33 goals

Games: 82

 Goals: 33

 Assists: 20

 Clubs: 5

The retired four-time African Footballer of the Year played for Real Madrid, Mallorca, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Barcelona in the competition.

Samuel Eto’o won the Champions League three times, twice with Barcelona and once at Inter.

His role in helping Inter win the title in 2010 to complete a historic treble was arguably his greatest.

2. Mohamed Salah – 40 goals

Games: 80

 Goals: 40

 Assists: 15

 Clubs: 4

Mohamed Salah surpassed Eto’o as the second-highest African goalscorer in the Champions League in September by scoring twice in Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Porto.

The Egyptian has played in Europe with FC Basel, Chelsea, AS Roma, and Liverpool.

His crowning moment was scoring the first goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final.


1. Didier Drogba – 44 goals

Games: 94

 Goals: 44

 Assists: 15

 Clubs: 3

The African player with the most Champions League goals is Ivorian legend Didier Drogba.

The former striker played for Marseille, Galatasaray, and Chelsea in the competition.

He featured mostly for the latter, scoring 36 goals in 76 outings.

Drogba’s best moment was scoring the final penalty in Chelsea’s shootout victory over Bayern Munich in the 2012 final.

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Rice, Jesus, Salah, Mbappe, Navas, Rice, Dumfries

  • Declan Rice has turned down a third contract offer from West Ham worth a reported £200k a week. Despite the Hammers insisting the England midfielder is not for sale it is understood they would accept £150m for the 23-year-old, a target for both Manchester United and Chelsea. (The Guardian)


  • Arsenal are looking to bring Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, 25, to the Emirates, with the Gunners’ technical director Edu having held discussions with the Brazil international’s representatives. (Athletic, subscription required)


  • Mo Salah wants to stay at Liverpool but his long-term future is uncertain with no agreement reached on contract negotiations and the 29-year-old Egypt forward saying money is not the only factor. (Four Four Two)


  • Fulham want to bring Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, to Craven Cottage. (90 Min)


  • Former Manchester United, West Ham and Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez could make a shock return to football nearly a year after the 38-year-old played his last game for Boca Juniors. The Argentine has visited AC Milan, Juventus and Tottenham as well as his old club West Ham. (Goal)


  • Leicester and Aston Villa are interested in signing former Manchester City youth team product and Fulham loanee Seko Fofana, 26. The Ivorian midfielder is currently on the books at Lens. (But! Football Club)


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• Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Ten Hag, di Maria, Rashford, Martial, Wan-Bissaka, Nkunku, Kamara


  • Barcelona have ruled out approaching Arsenal’s Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 24, for financial reasons. (Mundo Deportivo)


  • Tottenham have made contact with Inter Milan about signing the Netherlands right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26. (Tuttosport, via Sport Witness)


  • Celtic are at advanced stages of talks with Tottenham to sign their United States centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, 24, on a permanent deal. (SBI Soccer)


  • Another Tottenham defender, Wales international Joe Rodon, 24, has been told he can leave the club. (Football Insider)


  • Newcastle are tracking Monaco’s French defender, Benoit Badiashile, 21, and Bayer Leverkusen’s France winger Moussa Diaby, 22. (Foot Mercato)


  • Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has ruled out moving to Manchester United. The 29-year-old Germany international becomes a free agent in the summer but is only considering clubs in next season’s Champions League. (Ben Jacobs, CBS)


  • Wayne Rooney turned down an offer to work under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, insisting he would only leave Derby County for a managerial role. (Athletic, subscription required)


  • Paris St-Germain have made France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, a contract offer worth 50m euros (£42m) a year, which would make him the club’s highest earner. His much reported move to Real Madrid has reportedly stalled over the player’s image rights. (Goal)


  • Mbappe’s mother and representative Fayza Lamari is in Qatar holding talks with PSG’s owners (Le Parisien – in French, subscription required)


  • Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is keen on managing PSG next season and is confident of replacing former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino at the Parc des Princes. (Le Parisien – in French, subscription required)


  • Newcastle are preparing a move for PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who will leave the Ligue 1 leaders in the summer, but the 35-year-old Costa Rica veteran is also attracting interest from Juventus and Sevilla. (Fichajes – in Spanish)

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Bale,  Silva, Eriksen, Salah, Fernandez, Paqueta, Ocampos

  • Tottenham and Cardiff are joint favourites to sign Wales forward Gareth Bale, 32, when his Real Madrid contract expires in June. (Wales Online)


  • Ex-Manchester City and Spain midfielder David Silva is expected to sign a one-year contract extension with Real Sociedad, but the club want him to take a salary cut. The 36-year-old is out of contract this summer. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle want to make Brentford’s Christian Eriksen their ‘flagship’ summer signing and will compete with Tottenham, Everton and West Ham for the 30-year-old Denmark midfielder, while the Bees are keen to extend his contract in west London. (Northern Echo)


  • Corinthians, Botafogo and Flamengo have approached Manchester City captain Fernandinho about a summer move after the 36-year-old’s shock announcement that he intends to leave the Etihad. But the Brazil midfielder prefers a return to his former side Athletico Paranaense. (Globo Esporte)


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• Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Nkunku, Lewandowski, Pogba, Gabriel, Johnstone, Bremer, Osimhen


  • Edinson Cavani could be Manchester United’s secret weapon in signing fellow Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez from Benfica this summer, with forward Cavani, 35, having given the Red Devils a good reference on the 22-year-old. (90 Min)


  • Both Arsenal and Newcastle are linked with Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 24. The Brazil international was previously linked with Paris St-Germain and has a price tag of around £58m. (Chronicle)


  • Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst wants to bring Sunderland and Scotland striker Ross Stewart, 25, to Ibrox. (Daily Record)


  • West Ham and Wolves will have to pay Sevilla 70m euros (£58.1m) to trigger the release clause of Argentina winger Lucas Ocampos, 27, with the Spanish side eager to extend his contract by one year and increase the release fee to 90m euros (£74.7m). (Super Deporte)


  • Arsenal are preparing a 20m euros (£16.6m) offer for Galatasaray’s 23-year-old Turkey winger Kerem Aktürkoğlu. (Star Gazetesi – in Turkish)


  • Manchester City face competition as they continue to monitor River Plate’s Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21. (Ole – in Spanish)


  • Fernandez has already held talks with Manchester United and Real Madrid and currently has a release clause of 20m euros (£16.6m). (Express via Cesar Luis Merlo – in Spanish)


  • Aberdeen have been linked with a move for Ipswich Town’s 31-year-old Czech keeper Vaclav Hladky, who previously played under Dons boss Jim Goodwin at St Mirren. (Record)


  • Newcastle are poised to sign 17-year-old Irish defender Alex Murphy from Galway United. (RTE)