Football gossip: Tierney, Kovacic, Neymar, Pogba, Sancho, Ceballos

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Arsenal will need to spend half of their summer transfer budget to bring in Celtic's Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 22, with the left-back valued at £25m by the Scottish champions. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United are willing to pay more than Manchester City for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, 26, but the England international would prefer a move to Premier League champions City. (Sun)external-link

The future of Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 25, at Chelsea is uncertain, with his loan deal from Real Madrid running out on 1 July. The Stamford Bridge outfit are yet to offer him an extension. (Goal)external-link

Paris St-Germain offered Manchester United the possibility of swapping Brazil forward Neymar, 27, for 26-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Independent)external-link

United will reignite their interest in Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 19, if they sell Pogba. (Sun)external-link

Neymar will not be allowed to return to his former club Barcelona from PSG until he apologises to the Spanish giants' fans and accepts a cut in his wages. (El Mundo - in Spanish)external-link

Newcastle United hope to have Rafael Benitez's successor in place by the time the team travel to China to compete in the Premier League Asia Trophy in just over a fortnight's time. (Telegraph)external-link

Real Madrid will not consider bids of less than 50m euros (£47.7m) for 22-year-old Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is a target for Tottenham. (AS- in Spanish) external-link

Spurs are monitoring 19-year-old Denmark youth international Andreas Skov Olsen, who plays for FC Nordsjaelland and is valued at £15m. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are resisting interest from AC Milan in Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 23. (Mirror)external-link

The Gunners are still interested in Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco, but are yet to make a bid for the 25-year-old Belgium international. (Football.London)external-link

New Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has identified Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier, 28, as the player he wants to make his first signing but faces tough competition from Napoli who have already made contact. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid's 27-year-old Colombia forward James Rodriguez, who has spent two seasons on-loan at Bayern Munich, is unsure if he will be at the Bernabeu next season. (Marca)external-link

Liverpool expect Belgium keeper Simon Mignolet to stay at the club unless an offer is made for the 31-year-old which is good for the club and player. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool's first signing of the summer could be 17-year-old PEC Zwolle central defender Sepp van den Berg, with Ajax, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven also interested in the Dutch Under-19 international. (Mail)external-link

The next Chelsea manager will have the chance to keep Gianfranco Zola, who was assistant to ex-boss Maurizio Sarri last season, as part of their backroom coaching team. (Express)external-link

Newcastle United remain interested in West Brom's 29-year-old Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon - who spent last season on loan at the Premier League club - despite manager Rafael Benitez's exit. (Star)external-link

Southampton are looking to sell at least five senior first-team players and want to bring in a striker, centre-back and wing-back during the summer transfer window. (Telegraph)external-link

Real Zaragoza have denied they have agreed a deal to sell 16-year-old Spanish winger Mateo Mejia to Manchester United.(Mail)external-link

Aston Villa want to bring Luton Town's 21-year-old English full-back James Justin to Villa Park, with fellow Premier League club Leicester City also interested. (Birmingham Chronicle)external-link

Manchester United's English defender Axel Tuanzebe, 21, who spent last season on loan at Villa, wants assurances on his future at Old Trafford. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai, 18, is keen for a move away from Red Bull Salzburg, with Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund also interested in the Hungary midfielder. (Football.London)external-link

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