Transfer rumours: Digne, Bailey, Arrizabalaga, Grealish, Henderson

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Chelsea and Manchester City could turn to Everton's France left-back Lucas Digne, 26, if they cannot prise England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, away from Leicester. (ESPN)external-link

Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are due to watch Leon Bailey, 22, on Saturday, with the Bayer Leverkusen and Jamaica winger keen on a move to England. (Sky Sports)external-link

Liverpool are close to signing Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Sport)external-link

The Premier League champions are also interested in Trabzonspor and Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 24. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has shortlisted Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, Villarreal's Spain international Pau Torres, 23, and Benfica and Portugal international Ruben Dias, 23, as he looks to revamp his defence. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Sevilla are lining up a loan move for Chelsea and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, whose future is uncertain at Stamford Bridge. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United are open to letting Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly, 26, leave on loan next season, with La Liga club Valencia keen on the defender. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United, has warned the Old Trafford club he will not wait around forever to become their first choice, amid interest in the 21-year-old Englishman from Chelsea. (Express)external-link

Chelsea are keen on Lille's 24-year-old French goalkeeper Mike Maignan and his compatriot Alphonse Areola, 27, who is on loan at Real Madrid from Paris St-Germain. (Express)external-link

However, Tottenham are also weighing up a summer move for Maignan, with boss Jose Mourinho considering the player as a successor to his current France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 33. (Sun)external-link

West Ham manager David Moyes has revived his interest in Chelsea and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 26. The Blues rejected the Hammers' approach for a loan deal in January. (Mirror)external-link

Former Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood believes Villa captain Jack Grealish, 24, will join Manchester United this summer. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, is targeting a move abroad but does not have an immediate deal lined up following his release by Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Sheffield United have made a £3.5m bid for Reading midfielder John Swift, 25, but Leeds are also interested in the former England Under-21 international. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho says he would not swap Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 24, for Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes, after Spurs missed out on the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder last summer. (Sky Sports)external-link

Sheffield United are interested in signing Ghanaian defender Abdul Mumin, 22 from Danish club FC Nordsjaelland this summer. (Mail)external-link

Eintracht Frankfurt's Filip Kostic, 27 could leave the Bundesliga side, with Inter Milan and Premier League clubs interested in the Serbia winger. (Goal)external-link

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