Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Lamptey, Zakaria, Arthur, Bissouma, Tielemans, Haidara

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Lamptey, Zakaria, Arthur, Bissouma, Tielemans, Haidara

  • Manchester United are in interested in Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey. Brighton want £40m for the 21-year-old, who has played for England U21s. (Mail)


  • The Old Trafford club have also made contact with representatives for Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 25. (Christian Falk – Sport Bild)


  • Arsenal have made contact with Juventus over a loan deal for Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo, 25. They are also targeting Leicester’s Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, 24. (Goal)


  • The Gunners are also still interested in Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, but will struggle to finance move for the Serb by the end of the month (Sky Sports)


  • Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, with the 28-year-old Frenchman also keen to move to the Ligue 1 club. (L’Equipe – subscription required)


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  • Meanwhile PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is still in contact with Man Utd over a move in the summer. Current interim manager Ralf Rangnick, however, is keen on Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. (Le Parisien, via Sun)


  • Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is now planning to stay at Stamford Bridge. The German, 28, is out of contract next season and had been linked with a move away. (Bild, via Teamtalk)


  • Aston Villa are chasing the signature of Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, 25. (Telegraph)


  • Leicester City and Filip Benkovic have agreed to cancel the 24-year-old Croatian defender’s contract. (Leicester Mercury)


  • Ousmane Dembele is set to leave Barcelona at the end of the season and Manchester United are keen on the 24-year-old France international. (Mirror)


  • Tottenham have rejected a bid for Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn, 24, from Ajax. (Talksport)


  • Newcastle are preparing a bid for 23-year-old RB Leipzig and Mali midfielder Amadou Haidara. (Mail)


  • Georginio Wijnaldum is reported to have become “isolated” at Paris Saint-Germain because of speculation surrounding his future.(Daily mirror)


  • Chelsea have revived their interest in Sevilla defender Jules Kounde and are also looking at fellow Frenchmen Presnel Kimpemba and Aurelien Tchouameni. (The sun)


  • Massimiliano Allegri was “one step” from becoming Real Madrid manager when Zinedine Zidane left his role last year.(The sun)


  • Samuel Umtiti could still leave Barcelona for Newcastle United this month despite signing a new contract earlier this week, which was designed mainly to allow the club to register Ferran Torres. (Daily express)


  • Chelsea are recalling midfielder Kenedy from his loan spell in Brazil with Flamengo because of their injury crisis.(The sun)


  • Tottenham want to make three key signings in the transfer window. Spurs are in talks with Wolves over Spanish midfielder Adama Traore, 25, and are searching for a right wing-back and attacker. (Telegraph)


  • Arsenal and West Ham are battling it out for the signature of Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic. (The sun)


  • Manchester City are targeting young Brazil left-back Abner Vinicius who plays for Athletico Paranaense. (Daily telegraph)


  • Leeds are interested in Torino and Nigeria full-back Ola Aina, 25. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Newcastle have made a new £28m offer for Sevilla and Brazil defender Diego Carlos. The Magpies previously had a £25m bid for the 28-year-old turned down. (Talksport)


  • Juventus are interested in a loan move for Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 27. (Di Marzio)


  • Manchester City are ready to try and tempt Flamengo sensation Matheus Franca to come to the Premier League but the teenage midfielder has an £83m release clause.(Daily star)


  • West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is set to sign a one-year contract extension with the club. The 36-year-old retired from international duty with Poland last year. (Sun)


  • Manchester United will prioritise a new contract for England striker Marcus Rashford. The 24-year-old’s current deal runs out in June 2023. (ESPN)


  • Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says it will be difficult to ensure key players stay at the club, despite the recent takeover. (Independent)


  • Barcelona are close to giving up on hopes that Ousmane Dembele will sign a new contract and expect to lose him to the Premier League in the summer.(Daily mirror)


  • Arsenal are considering a summer move for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, who will then be entering the final year of his contract.(Daily mirror)

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