Transfer rumours: Kane, Haaland, Lukaku, Trippier, Messi, Ramsey, Asensio, Ward-Prowse

Transfer rumours: Kane, Haaland, Lukaku, Trippier, Messi, Ramsey, Asensio, Ward-Prowse

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Manchester City are £40m short of Tottenham’s £160m asking price for England striker Harry Kane, 27. (Star)external-link

Barcelona are set to officially announce 34-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi’s new five-year deal in the coming days. (Sport)external-link

Newcastle United have enquired about a possible move for Juventus’ 30-year-old Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey. (Goal)external-link

Manchester United have 12 months to convince Borussia Dortmund’s Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland that they are the right club for him. The 21-year-old, who is also wanted by Chelsea and a host of other clubs, is expected to make a move in the summer of 2022 when clubs can trigger a release clause of about £75m in his Dortmund contract. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Aston Villa have made a second bid for Southampton’s 26-year-old England midfielder James Ward-Prowse after their initial £25m offer was rejected. (Mail)external-link

Leicester City, Leeds United and Everton are competing for the signature of Real Madrid’s Spanish winger Marco Asensio, 25. (Fichajes – in Spanish)external-link

Atletico Madrid are preparing for 30-year-old defender Kieran Trippier’s potential move to Manchester United by lining up Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi, 30, as a replacement for the England international. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Sheffield United are in talks to sign former England Under-21 midfielder Ronaldo Vieira, 23, from Sampdoria. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea are hoping to make an offer for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, 22, but the Blues will need to sell an existing centre-back before any deal for the Frenchman can be concluded. (Express)external-link

Liverpool’s interest in Inter Milan’s 24-year-old Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella has been played down. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

However, Liverpool are set to turn their attention to Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 27, with the Argentine seen as a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum. (Sport Witness via Express)external-link

Newcastle United are looking to sign 21-year-old French midfielder Boubacar Kamara from Marseille for about £10m. (Mail)external-link

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is keen to sign Borussia Dortmund’s 29-year-old Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney after failing to sign Switzerland international Granit Xhaka, 28, from Arsenal. (Sun)external-link

Tottenham are in preliminary talks with Wolves about signing Conor Coady, with Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo keen to be reunited with the 28-year-old England defender in north London. (Football Insider)external-link

Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi is determined to keep pursuing Chelsea’s 30-year-old Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Arsenal and Everton have been linked with a move for Schalke’s 20-year-old American striker Matthew Hoppe. (Star)external-link

Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero is being linked with a return to Spanish side Malaga after he was released by Chelsea this summer. (Marca – in Spanish)external-link

Norwich City have commenced talks with Bournemouth about signing Danish midfielder Philip Billing, 25. (Football Insider)external-link

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