Transfer rumours: De Ligt, Neymar, Torres, Solomon, Hickey, Diaby

Matthijs de Ligt

Chelsea hope to complete the signing of one of their two defensive targets this week, with negotiations continuing for Netherlands internationals, Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt, 22, and Manchester City's Nathan Ake, 27. (Standard)external-link

However, Bayern Munich have reached a verbal agreement with De Ligt in a blow to Chelsea's hopes. (Sport1 in German)external-link

New Paris St-Germain manager Christophe Galtier says he wants Neymar to stay at the club, despite speculation over the 30-year-old Brazil forward's future at the club. (Metro)external-link

Tottenham are still keen on signing Villarreal's Spain international defender Pau Torres, 25, despite the impending arrival of France centre-back Clement Lenglet, 27, from Barcelona. (Mirror)external-link

Ajax have offered Tottenham £28m to try to sign Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn, 24, from the London club. (Mail)external-link

Fulham are close to signing Israel international winger Manor Solomon, 22, on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk. (Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle are unwilling to meet Bayer Leverkusen's £60m asking price for France international winger Moussa Diaby, 22. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and Everton's English forward Anthony Gordon, who are both 21, are also of interest to Newcastle.(90 Min)external-link

Brentford expect to confirm the £18.9m signing of Scotland international defender Aaron Hickey, 20, from Bologna this week. (Guardian)external-link

Nottingham Forest have held talks with Bayern Munich to sign English left-back Omar Richards, 24, who is available for £8.5m. (Telegraph via Nottingham Post)external-link

Southampton are in talks to sign Nigeria international midfielder Joe Aribo, 25, from Rangers for £10m. (Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Leicester have opened discussions with Feyenoord for 21-year-old Turkey international midfielder Orkun Kokcu. (Mail)external-link

Everton have enquired about the availability of Chelsea's Albania international striker Armando Broja, 20, as a replacement for Richarlison, who has joined Tottenham. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, 50, is eyeing a return to the Premier League after being sacked by Paris St-Germain. (Sun)external-link

Bournemouth want English defender Nathaniel Phillips, 25, to return on loan from Liverpool. (Football Insider)external-link

Italy midfielder Jorginho's contract with Chelsea runs out in summer 2023 and the 30-year-old's agent says talks about a renewal are set to take place in September. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Goal)external-link

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