Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Pogba, Kulusevski, Neves, Merino, Nunez, Bissouma, Cuadrado

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Pogba, Kulusevski,  Neves, Merino, Nunez, Bissouma, Cuadrado

  • Paris St-Germain have made Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, a priority signing. (Footmercato – in French)

 

  • Tottenham boss Antonio Conte wants to make Sweden midfielder Dejan Kulusevski’s loan deal from Juventus permanent. The 21-year-old would cost Spurs £29m (35m euros) on top of the 10m euros they have already paid for the 18-month loan. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

 

  • Besiktas left-back Ridvan Yilmaz, 20, could link up with Turkey international team-mate Caglar Soyuncu at Leicester, with the Foxes preparing an £8.3m (10m euros) bid to beat off competition from Torino and Stuttgart. (TGRT Haber – in Turkish)

 

  • NBA chairman Larry Tanenbaum and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin have joined a consortium headed by Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca bidding to buy Chelsea. (Sky News, via Mirror)

 

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  • Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez, 22, will leave Benfica in the summer for 80m euros (£67m). (Fabrizio Romano)

 

  • Despite their strong interest in Nunez, Arsenal have slipped down the pecking order for his signature, behind Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG. (The Athletic – subscription required)

 

  • Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, is a target for Arsenal. (Sky Sports)

 

  • Manchester City are ready to trigger Real Sociedad’s £50m (60m euros) release clause for Spain and former Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino, 25. (El Confidencial, via Manchester Evening News)

 

  • Pep Guardiola is also keen on adding River Plate midfielder Enzo Fernandez to his squad, having monitored the 21-year-old Argentine after Manchester City signed his team-mate and compatriot Julian Alvarez, 22, in January. (Goal)

 

  • Manchester United are lining up their former striker Robin van Persie as a coaching assistant to incoming manager Erik ten Hag. (Mail)

 

  • Tottenham could take advantage of Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado’s stalled contract talks to snatch the 33-year-old from Juventus. (Team Talk)

 

  • Aston Villa’s English striker Danny Ings, 29, could be offered to Brighton in a swap deal for 25-year-old Mali international midfielder Yves Bissouma, as Steven Gerrard plans further clear-outs and a rebuilt squad at Villa Park. (Mirror)

 

  • Brighton’s Belgium winger Leandro Trossard, 27, is a target for Newcastle. (Mail)

 

  • Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku could end up back at the San Siro as former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says the Serie A club have a difficult decision to make between signing the 28-year-old Belgium striker and Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 28. (Rai, via Goal)

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