Transfer rumours: De Ligt, Ronaldo, De Jong, Otavio, Raphinha, Neymar, Sterling, Dembele

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Chelsea are thought to be open to adding their Germany forward Timo Werner, 26, into a swap deal for Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, was one of the topics discussed when new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly met the player's agent Jorge Mendes last week. (The Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Roma are keen to sign Ronaldo and reunite him with his former boss at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho. (Retesport - in Italian)external-link

Ronaldo could be heading back to Portugal after his first club Sporting Lisbon sounded him out over a return home. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United are growing increasingly confident of landing their number one transfer target Frenkie de Jong, with a compromise fee of about £69m likely to be reached with Barcelona for the Netherlands midfielder, 25. (Goal)external-link

However, Manchester United face being plunged into £1bn of debt if they go ahead with plans to redevelop Old Trafford. (Mirrorexternal-link)

Porto expect Liverpool to firm up their interest in Portugal winger Otavio, 27, this week after rejecting a £26m bid from Leeds United. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are to step up their efforts to sign Leeds and Brazil forward Raphinha, with the London club thought to be favourites to close a deal for the 25-year-old. (The Athletic- subscription required)external-link

Juventus and Paris St-Germain have opened talks over a deal for Brazil forward Neymar, 30, who is also being linked with Chelsea. (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has made contact with Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, amid interest from the London club. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea want both Sterling and Barcelona's France winger Ousmane Dembele, 25, who is available on a free transfer, with the club poised for a summer spend of more than £150m. (Mail)external-link

Nottingham Forest are closing in on deals for Liverpool's Wales right-back Neco Williams, 21, who is valued at £15m, and Wolves' English midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, with the 22-year-old set to cost £20m. (Sun)external-link

Everton and Tottenham are continuing their talks over the potential transfer of Spurs' England midfielder Harry Winks, 26. (Sky Sports)external-link

English winger Malcolm Ebiowei, 18, turned down the chance to join Manchester United in favour of a move to Crystal Palace on a free transfer from Derby. (Sun)external-link

Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence has asked to leave the club but no deal has yet been agreed with Tottenham for the 21-year-old English full-back. (Football.Londonexternal-link)

Leeds United are preparing a £26m bid for Club Bruges and Belgium forward Charles de Ketelaere, 21. (Mail)external-link

Bayern Munich are refusing to take Barcelona's calls about their interest in Poland forward Robert Lewandowski, 33, in a bid to keep him at the club. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey's hopes of leaving Juventus this summer have taken a blow with Fatih Karagumruk boss Andrea Pirlo saying he has "given up" on signing the 31-year-old. (Mirror)external-link

Former Everton midfielder James Rodriguez, 30, is keen to play in Europe again when the Colombian leaves Qatari side Al-Rayyan. (Fabrizio Romanoexternal-link)

Defender Samuel Umtiti, 28, will leave Barcelona this summer, with Girona and a number of other Serie A teams keen on the France international. (Ekrem Konurexternal-link)

Real Madrid and Spain forward Marco Asensio, 26, and midfielder Dani Ceballos, 25, are expected to leave the club this summer. (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

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