May 27, 2024


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Transfer rumours: White, Mbappe, Malen, Grealish, Xhaka, Braithwaite, McGinn, Saliba

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Arsenal have moved closer to reaching an agreement for Brighton and England defender Ben White, 23, in a deal that could be worth around £50m. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Liverpool could bid for French superstar Kylian Mbappe as the 22-year-old forward has told Paris St-Germain he wants to leave the club this summer. (Star)external-link

Aston Villa are confident they can fend off interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United to keep a hold of England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25. (Athletic, subscription required)external-link

Grealish’s representatives, however, believe they have got the go-ahead for him to leave Villa, which could see him make a £100m move to Manchester City. (Sun)external-link

Dean Smith’s side also have no interest in selling Scotland midfielder John McGinn this summer, with Liverpool believed to be considering a bid for the 26-year-old. (Express and Star)external-link

Liverpool are monitoring Portugal and Lille midfielder Renato Sanches as a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum. The 23-year-old helped the French side win the Ligue 1 title last season. (HITC)external-link

Liverpool have begun talks with PSV Eindhoven about a deal for 22-year-old Dutch forward Donyell Malen, who is expected to cost about £34m. (Sky Sport Germany, via Express)external-link

Chelsea are the most likely side to land Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, 22. The Frenchman has been attracting interest from Manchester United, but now it seems the west Londoners are at the front of the queue. (ABC Sevilla, in Spanish)external-link

Brighton, Burnley, West Ham and newly promoted Norwich City have all been linked with Barcelona’s 30-year-old Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

French defender William Saliba, 20, is again poised to leave Arsenal on loan and has attracted a number of suitors across Europe, including Nice where he had a spell last season. Newcastle United, Southampton, French clubs Rennes, Marseille, Lille, German side Bayer Leverkusen as well as two unnamed clubs in Italy are also said to be interested. (Footmercato – in French)external-link

West Ham have tabled a £17m offer for Fiorentina’s 23-year-old defender Nikola Milenkovic, but the bid is a long way short of what the Serie A club want for the Serbia international. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga his primary target this summer. The 18-year-old only has one year left on his current deal, and Arteta is willing to let four players go in order to pay for the Frenchman. (Express)external-link

Burnley are set to make a bid for Werder Bremen’s Czech Republic international goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka, 29. (Bild – in German)external-link

Leeds United could make a move for Blackburn Rovers’ 22-year-old forward Ben Brereton following his impressive performances for Chile at the Copa America. (RedGol, via Mail)external-link

Newcastle are interested in signing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina this summer, having scouted the 27-year-old Gabon international during his loan spell at Fulham last season. (Chronicle)external-link

Roma remain in talks with Arsenal over a deal for Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, with the main sticking point being the amount of performance- and appearance-related bonuses that are included in the deal. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Rafael Benitez remains the frontrunner for the Everton job, with the former Liverpool boss holding further talks with the Toffees over succeeding Carlo Ancelotti. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Crystal Palace turned to former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre in their pursuit of a new manager after baulking at Steve Cooper’s £3m release clause at Swansea. (90min)external-link

However, Favre is having second thoughts about taking the job at Selhurst Park because of concerns over the club’s transfer budget. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal are readying an offer for Italy and Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli, but Juventus may have already agreed personal terms with the 23-year-old. (Star)external-link

Newcastle United’s 21-year-old English midfielder Matty Longstaff is wanted by Norwich City, Middlesbrough and West Brom, as well as Belgian side Anderlecht. (Chronicle)external-link

Barcelona are open to swapping 32-year-old left-back Jordi Alba for Inter Milan and Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni, 22, but the Spain international will not contemplate making a move in the summer. (ESPN)external-link

West Ham remain interested in Jesse Lingard but may have to wait until Manchester United’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 21, is resolved before making a move for the 28-year-old England forward. (Standard)external-link

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