Transfer rumours: Kepa, Jorginho, Barkley, Holgate, Kane, Sturridge, Karius

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is prepared to get rid of eight players, including Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28, and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 26. (Sun)external-link

Lampard is plotting an overhaul of his side's defence this summer - with RB Leipzig's French centre-half Dayot Upamecano, 21, his top target. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester City could face a points deduction as the Premier League launches its own investigation into the club's finances over alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations. (Mail)external-link

Liverpool are planning to offer Virgil van Dijk, 28, a new contract that would make the Netherlands international the highest-paid defender in the world. (Mirror)external-link

Roma are accelerating talks with Manchester United in an attempt to turn 30-year-old England defender Chris Smalling's loan deal into a permanent move. (Calciomercato)external-link

Manchester United missed the chance to sign Bayern Munich and Canada left-back Alphonso Davies, 19, for £2m in 2017. (Times, subscription required)external-link

Manchester City are weighing up making a £30m bid for Everton's English defender Mason Holgate, 23. (Mirror)external-link

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 26, aims to be back playing in April as his recovery from a tendon injury is going better than expected. (Sun)external-link

Former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 30, turned down a move to Aston Villa in the January transfer window as he wants to help current side Trabzonspor qualify for the Champions League. (Fanatik, via Sport Witness)external-link

Boxer Tyson Fury has been invited to give a speech to Manchester United's squad about his journey from the brink of suicide to being crowned WBC world heavyweight champion with victory over Deontay Wilder. (Metro)external-link

German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 26, wants Liverpool to let him leave on a free transfer so he can turn his loan spell at Turkish club Besiktas into a permanent transfer. (Fotospor, via Turkish Football)external-link

Everton rejected a bid from Tottenham to sign England defender Michael Keane, 27, at the end of 2019. (Football Insider)external-link

Liverpool's young English winger Harvey Elliott, 16, is close to signing a new three-year contract. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal have indicated to Brazilian side Flamengo that they intend to exercise the option to turn 26-year-old Spanish defender Pablo Mari's loan deal into a permanent one in the summer. (Coluna Do Fla, via Football.London)external-link

The Football Association are waiting on government advice before deciding whether to review the viability of next month's England friendly against Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Evening Standard)external-link

Sheffield United have had a bid of 13m euros (£11m) for Trabzonspor and Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 23, rejected. (Fotospor, via Turkish Football)external-link

Manchester United are still hopeful that England Under-20s midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, will stay at Old Trafford despite his current contract expiring in June. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Napoli and Senegal central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 28, a long-time reported transfer target for Manchester United, has bought a new £3.4m apartment in Paris, leading to rumours of a summer switch to Paris St-Germain. (Star)external-link

Aston Villa will target Marseille's French midfielder Morgan Sanson, 25, if they stay in the Premier League this season. (Le Phoceen, via Birmingham Mail)external-link

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has described the Gunners' English left-back Bukayo Saka, 18, as the best young player in the Premier League. (Evening Standard)external-link

Former Tottenham striker Les Ferdinand believes the club were "naive" not to sign a forward in the January transfer window. (Evening Standard)external-link

The FA is backing a proposal to give attackers some leeway in marginal VAR offside decisions, arguing the current system is killing the excitement of the game. (Times - subscription required)external-link

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