Transfer rumours: Sancho, Varane, Salah, Konate, Haaland, Andersen

Gossip column logo

Sources close to Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, 21, are more confident than ever before that the England international will complete a move to Manchester United this summer. The Premier League club are expected to make an initial offer of £65-75m. (Eurosport)external-link

Manchester United could use England forward Jesse Lingard, 28, in a deal for Sancho. (Sun)external-link

Paris Saint-Germain's list of potential replacements for France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, includes Liverpool's 28-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah. (ESPN)external-link

Manchester United are holding talks with Real Madrid's 28-year-old France defender Raphael Varane. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manchester United are set to make a £40m bid for Varane this summer. (Mirror)external-link

RB Leipzig's chief Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate, who is among Liverpool's transfer targets, has a release clause. The figure is believed to be £34m. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Manchester City have approached Sporting Lisbon over a £52m deal for 18-year-old Portugal full-back Nuno Mendes. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been given a choice of signing Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, or Inter Milan's Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 28. (Express)external-link

Barcelona are ready to make the signing of Haaland their priority this summer ahead of trying to keep Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, at the club. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea's United States forward Christian Pulisic, 22, has dismissed speculation he could leave Chelsea this summer. (ESPN)external-link

The agent of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo says the Portugal international, 36, has no plans to return to Sporting Lisbon this summer. (Record - in Portuguese)external-link

Southampton are planning a £20m summer bid for Chelsea's 25-year-old England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is currently on loan at Fulham. (Express)external-link

Leicester are close to completing the signing of French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 22, from Lille for around £20m. (Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, on Twitter)external-link

Roy Hodgson is expected to leave Crystal Palace when his contract expires this summer, but former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is not in contention to replace him. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal are not planning on extending the loan of Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24. (Independent)external-link

Arsenal will be in the market for players in at least five positions in the summer transfer window. Among their targets, Brighton's Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, and Sheffield United's Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge, 23, are keen on a move. (Football.London)external-link

Tottenham's hopes of signing Lyon's Danish defender Joachim Andersen, who has spent the season on loan at Fulham, have received a boost as the 24-year-old wants to remain in the Premier League. (Standard)external-link

Spurs are keen on signing Andersen, who is valued at around £20m. (Sky Sports)external-link

Barcelona could move on up to 14 players at the end of the season, including French defender Samuel Umtiti, 27, and Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 28. (Mundo Deportivo)external-link

Manchester City's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, 32, is close to joining Barcelona on a free contract in the summer - however he will have to take a significant pay cut. (Sun)external-link

English goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 35, has rejected a new contract at Aston Villa and has verbally agreed to join Manchester United. (Football Insider)external-link

Express back page
Express back page
Around the BBC - SoundsAround the BBC footer - Sounds