Transfer rumours: Aubameyang, Sancho, Haaland, Mane, Mkhitaryan, Xavi, Heaton

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Real Madrid are interested in signing Arsenal's 30-year-old Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - but only if they fail to sign Norway's Erling Braut Haaland, 19, from Borussia Dortmund or 27-year-old Senegal international Sadio Mane from Liverpool. (Express)external-link

Real also want to sign 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Igor Gomes, who could cost £45m from Sao Paolo.(AS - in Spanish)external-link

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, 20, has unofficially confirmed he will join Manchester United, with the England player expected to cost £116m. (Irish Independent)external-link

Manchester United are increasingly confident of signing Spain and Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 25, in a club record £135m deal. (Daily Star)external-link

Newcastle United are keen on taking Burnley midfielders Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick, both 28, on free transfers. The Republic of Ireland internationals are out of contract at Turf Moor in the summer. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan hopes to turn his loan move to Roma into a permanent one this summer. Arsenal want £18m for the 31-year-old Armenian, but the Italian club only want to pay £10m. (Mail)external-link

The Premier League have been informed of a bid led by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia for the proposed £340m takeover of Newcastle United. (Telegraph - subscription required) external-link

Putting Premier League players in quarantine in hotels for a month is one idea being considered to get the season finished in June. (Mirror)external-link

Barcelona and Spain legend Xavi says he is ready to manage the La Liga club but insists there cannot be any “toxicity” in the dressing room. (La Vanguardia - in Spanish)external-link

Aston Villa's 33-year-old English goalkeeper Tom Heaton wants to go into coaching at the end of his career and is hoping to return to former club Burnley. (Independent)external-link

Everton remain hopeful of getting planning permission for their proposed new stadium this summer, despite the coronavirus pandemic. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

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