Transfer rumours: De Ligt, Kane, Pogba, Sancho, Bale, Ramsey

Football gossip

Manchester United are preparing a bid for Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 20, with France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, set to leave Old Trafford and go the other way. (Star)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur are confident of keeping England striker Harry Kane, 26, even if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United and Chelsea are set to go head to head in a battle to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, 20, after it emerged that Liverpool are not interested in the England international. (Mirror)external-link

Everton are planning huge summer bids for Real Madrid's Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, and Juventus' Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 29. (

English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, is still expected to leave Aston Villa this summer - unless the season is voided and Villa remain in the Premier League. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester United could be forced into paying Chile striker Alexis Sanchez, 31, a £1.1m annual loyalty fee when he returns from his loan spell at Inter Milan. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal are interested in Ivory Coast siblings, midfielder Hamed Traore, 20, who is on loan at Sassuolo from Empoli, and his brother Amad, 17, a winger at Atalanta. (

European football's governing body Uefa wants the Champions League and Europa League to be completed by August and will outline its plans to resume the competitions in a video conference with the 55 member associations on Wednesday. (Express)external-link

Uefa fears domestic football will be unable to resume until at least June, with talks now under way about extending players' contracts across the summer. (Guardian)external-link

Sheffield United are using video-conferencing technology to continue talks over a new contracts for two midfielders - Northern Irishman Oliver Norwood, 28, and 26-year-old Englishman John Lundstram. (Sheffield Star)external-link

Leeds United will sign French goalkeeper Illan Meslier, 20, on a permanent deal from Ligue 1 side Lorient if they win promotion to the Premier League. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, 32, has defended his comments where he compared Chelsea striker and his France team-mate Olivier Giroud, 33, to a 'go kart' on an Instagram live session. (Marca) external-link

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