Football rumours: Alisson, Philippe Coutinho, Virgil van Dijk, Jadon Sancho, Neymar

Football gossip

Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, 27, and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 28, are on the verge of signing new contracts with Premier League leaders Liverpool. (Goal)external-link

Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are all interested in Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27, who is keen on a return to the Premier League. (Mirror)external-link

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho would be a "great addition" to Chelsea's squad, according to former captain John Terry, but Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also interested in the 19-year-old England international. (Evening Standard)external-link

The Premier League is scheduling a tentative plan for games to start after 1 June, allowing the season to be finished within six weeks and the 2020-21 campaign to begin on 8 August. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to pip Barcelona and Real Madrid to the £74m signing of Napoli and Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz, 23, this summer. (Express)external-link

Manchester City will not be saved from a Champions League ban despite Uefa relaxing financial fair play rules for this season and next because of the coronavirus crisis. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United could listen to offers for midfielders Jesse Lingard, 27, and Andreas Pereira, 24, this summer with both having fallen out of favour under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Sun)external-link

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign 30-year-old Lazio and Italy striker Ciro Immobile. (Goal)external-link

Representatives of Paris-St-Germain forward Neymar, 28, have told Barcelona the Brazilian wants to leave France and return to the Nou Camp. (Star)external-link

Arsenal have been encouraged to sign Burnley's New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 28, as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, if the Gabon international decides to leave this summer. (Star)external-link

Manchester United are thought to be preparing a £50m offer for Aubameyang, and Inter Milan and Barcelona also want the Arsenal club captain. (Metro)external-link

Inter Milan are also interested in signing Chelsea and France forward Olivier Giroud, 33, if they lose Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez, 22, to Barcelona this summer. (La Gazzetta dello Sport) external-link

Arsenal have targeted Celtic's Odsonne Edouard, 22, as manager Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen, however Leicester and Everton are also interested in the French forward. (Mirror)external-link

The suspension of football could give Paris St-Germain more time to convince France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, to sign a new deal, with his contract set to end in 2022. (Marca)external-link

Manchester United have held talks over Atletico Madrid's France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 24, who was previously a target for Liverpool. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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