Transfer rumours: Thiago, Lacazette, Sarr, Grealish, Diawara, Pogba

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Manchester City have entered the race for Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara and are believed to be offering more than Liverpool for the 29-year-old. (SportBild - via Star)external-link

Manchester United have put the rest of their transfer business on hold while they try to sign Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester United's move for Sancho is in danger of collapsing with Dortmund bemused by their approach to negotiations, initially offering the winger a pay cut. (Mail)external-link

Juventus have approached Arsenal over a possible transfer for French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)external-link

Watford are ready to demand a club record fee of more than £40m for Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 22, amid interest from Liverpool and clubs around Europe. (Evening Standard)external-link

Sarr has told media in his homeland that "everyone would love" to play for Liverpool. (Sans Limites - via Goal)external-link

Roma could swap 23-year-old Guinea midfielder Amadou Diawara for Arsenal's Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira, 24. (Gazzetta dello Sport - via Mail)external-link

Valencia have alerted Premier League clubs by putting all but one of their players up for sale in a bid to balance the books. (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

Jack Grealish will hold crucial talks with Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow on his return from holiday, with Manchester United still interested in the 24-year-old English midfielder. (Mirror)external-link

Benfica are leading the race to sign former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen - and the 33-year-old Belgium international could be joined at the club by Uruguay and former Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 33. (Sun)external-link

Lyon sporting director Juninho says midfielder Houssem Aouar could leave this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City and Juventus all monitoring the 22-year-old Frenchman. (Mail)external-link

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, is expecting Manchester United to open contract talks once their Europa League campaign concludes. (Sky Sports)external-link

Everton could replace Jordan Pickford, 26, as manager Carlo Ancelotti feels the England goalkeeper is not reliable enough. (Star)external-link

Arsenal are really keen to land Sporting Lisbon's 17-year-old Joelson Fernandes. The Portugal Under-17 forward has been dubbed 'the new Cristiano Ronaldo' and the Gunners could look to offer cash plus players for his signature. (Mirror)external-link

West Bromwich Albion and Fulham are in the running to sign Peterborough's English striker Ivan Toney, 24. (Football Insider)external-link

Napoli are close to signing Brazilian Gabriel Magalhaes for £22m, and are believed to have agreed personal terms for the 22-year-old Lille defender, which could enable Manchester City to buy Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, from the Italian club. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Tottenham are set to allow 19-year-old English midfielders Oliver Skipp and Jamie Bowden to leave on loan after signing Dane Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 25, from Southampton. (Football Insider)external-link

Atletico Madrid have made Eibar's Serb Marko Dmitrovic, 28, their top goalkeeping target in the transfer window, to provide back-up for Chelsea-linked Slovenian Jan Oblak, 27. (Goal)external-link

Leicester City are one of a number of clubs linked with a move for Bournemouth's 23-year-old winger David Brooks - but new Cherries boss Jason Tindall insists there will be no "fire sale" of the club's star players. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Velez Sarsfield are interested in Southampton's Argentine forward Guido Carrillo, 29. (TyC Sports - via Daily Echo)external-link

Watford are expected to name Vladimir Ivic, 43, as their new head coach this week after the Serb left his post at Maccabi Tel-Aviv. (Times)external-link

Manchester United Under-23s manager Neil Wood has strongly suggested France Under-17 midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 17, will remain a part of the youth set-up next season rather than step up to the first team. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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