Transfer rumours: Umtiti, Koulibaly, Pjanic, Haaland, Rabiot

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Barcelona have lowered their valuation of 26-year-old French defender Samuel Umtiti to just £27m, amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

United have made recruiting a new centre-back their top priority this summer, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has a clear path to signing Napoli's 28-year-old Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly, with Paris St-Germain no longer interested. (Express)external-link

Juventus and Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, will turn down a move to the Premier League this summer, with Chelsea among the clubs interested. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Real Madrid and Manchester United could be forced to wait two years to sign 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the Norwegian's 75m euro release clause not active until 2022. (Evening Standard)external-link

Arsenal are planning a £25m transfer move for Dortmund's 24-year-old Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji, after talks began in January. (Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, the Gunners have joined Everton in targeting Juventus' French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, and hope he can form a partnership with compatriot Matteo Guendouzi, 21. (Le10 Sport - in French)external-link

Arsenal are also chasing Ajax and Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27, in a deal worth £20m. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool are interested in signing Sevilla's Brazilian defender Diego Carlos, 27. (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur's 29-year-old defender Danny Rose, who is on loan at Newcastle United, has revealed he wants to play for Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers - but joked that Foxes left-back and England team-mate Ben Chilwell, 22, would "have to be bought first". (Mail)external-link

Paris St-Germain remain open to signing Arsenal's 30-year-old Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has one year left on his contract at Emirates Stadium. (Le10 Sport - in French)external-link

Everton lead the race to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo. The French 20-year-old has spent this season on loan at Schalke. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Leicester lead Manchester City, Wolves and Everton in the pursuit of Celtic and Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer, 22. (

Wolves are interested in Real Madrid midfielder Oscar Rodriguez, who is currently on loan at Leganes. The 21-year-old is also a target for Lazio. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Dortmund and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 26, says he would never sign for Manchester United because his "heart would not allow it" after playing for Liverpool. (Bild, via Mirror)external-link

Crystal Palace are ready to make a move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. The player favours a move to Tottenham, but manager Jose Mourinho is unconvinced of the 26-year-old Scotland international's suitability for a top-six club. (Express)external-link

Manchester United are putting together a £10m package for Sporting Lisbon's 17-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes, after former Old Trafford winger Nani recommended his compatriot. (Star)external-link

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