Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Messi, Mbappe, Saka, Osimhen, Palhinha, David, Yates

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Messi, Mbappe, Saka, Osimhen, Palhinha, David, Yates

  • David Beckham’s MLS franchise Inter Miami will do everything they can to sign Lionel Messi, should the 34-year-old Argentina international look to leave Paris St-Germain as early as this season. (Miami Herald, via Mail)


  • Real Madrid are keen to finalise a deal to sign France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, from PSG before they pursue other transfer targets or offer contract extensions to current players. (Goal)


  • England winger Bukayo Saka is “really happy” at Arsenal despite reports suggesting that the 20-year-old has put his contract talks on hold. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Nottingham Forest have opened contract talks with English midfielder Ryan Yates, 24, as they also battle to keep in-demand 20-year-old Welsh midfielder Brennan Johnson, who has been linked with Tottenham. (Mirror)


  • LA Galaxy are interested in signing veteran Spanish centre-back Sergio Ramos, 35, who has struggled to make an impact at Paris St-Germain because of fitness issues. (Foot Mercato – in French)


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  • Manchester United have shown interest in Sporting Lisbon’s 26-year-old Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, having sent scouts to watch him eight times already this season. (Record, via Sun)


  • Pep Guardiola has told Jack Grealish to ignore public opinion as Manchester City’s £100m signing gears up for his comeback.(Mail)


  • Premier League referees have been told to allow players to show support for Ukraine without receiving yellow cards following Matty Cash’s controversial booking on Saturday.(Mail)


  • Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder faces Antonio Conte in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday and admitted he once accused the Spurs manager of stealing his tactics.(Mail)


  • Ajax want to appoint Barcelona sporting advisor Jordi Cruyff as their new director of football after Marc Overmars‘ departure. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Juventus are leading the race for 22-year-old Italy winger Nicolo Zaniolo, who is stalling on signing a new Roma contract. (Luca Bianchin via SB Nation)


  • Juventus are also hopeful of keeping Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 29, at the club beyond his current loan spell from Atletico Madrid. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)


  • Ralf Rangnick has major reservations about the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo spearheading Manchester United’s attack next season, with sources suggesting the German’s patience is wearing thin with the 37-year-old. (Manchester evening)


  • Barcelona are on the brink of agreeing a deal to sign Franck Kessie on a free transfer from AC Milan, a move that impacts both Arsenal and Manchester United, who are also interested in the midfielder. (Mirror)


  • Rio Ferdinand has told Manchester United fans to get used to being out in the cold for at least two more years and advised his old club to copy rivals Liverpool. (Mirror)


  • Arsenal target Jonathan David is determined to leave Lille this summer, handing the Gunners the perfect incentive to strike a deal for the Canada international forward, 22, at the end of the season. (Sky Germany, via Express)


  • Manchester United are not prepared to pay £100m to sign 23-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli. (Star)

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