Transfer rumours: Mbappe, Pogba, Locatelli, Simy, Ward-Prowse, Bowen, Dumfries

Transfer rumours: Mbappe, Pogba, Locatelli, Simy, Ward-Prowse, Bowen, Dumfries

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Real Madrid will open talks with Paris St-Germain in the coming weeks for a deal to sign France international striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, with his contract expiring next summer. (90min)external-link

Aston Villa are to offer midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, a new contract worth £200,000 a week to try to keep him at the club and stop him moving to Manchester City, who have made a £100m bid for the England international. (Star)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, who has been heavily linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, can see a long-term future at Old Trafford, but the Frenchman may not sign a contract extension with the Red Devils this summer. (Sky Sports)external-link

PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino says the club are “working away quietly” in the transfer market but would not be drawn on naming Pogba as a target for the club. (Le Parisien, via Metro)external-link

Tottenham have offered Atalanta £43m for Argentina defender Cristian Romero, 23, and the Italian side are open to a deal if they can have more time to secure a replacement. (Sky Sports Italia, via Mail)external-link

Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez says he is unsure whether he will be staying at Everton but the 30-year-old has ruled out a return to Real Madrid. (Mail)external-link

Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany midfielder Florian Neuhaus, 24, remains a target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, but the Reds will not be able to meet his price tag of around £34m. (Sport1 – in German)external-link

Liverpool have joined Juventus and Arsenal in the race to sign Euro 2020-winning Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23, from Sassuolo. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail)external-link

Southampton have turned down a £25m offer from Aston Villa for their England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 26. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is set to be handed a new three-year deal. (Star)external-link

Chelsea are prepared to lower their asking price of £40m for 23-year-old English striker Tammy Abraham, who has attracted interest from Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa. (Sun)external-link

Everton remain undecided about PSV Eindhoven’s 25-year-old Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Senior sources at Liverpool are not dismissing links with West Ham’s 24-year-old English forward Jarrod Bowen. (Star)external-link

Arsenal are preparing to offer midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, a new contract after the Swiss international was linked with a move to Roma. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Leeds United are in early talks about signing Huddersfield Town’s 22-year-old English midfielder Lewis O’Brien. (Football Insider)external-link

Tottenham have considered making a move for 29-year-old Nigeria striker Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, better known as Simy, who scored 20 Serie A goals for Crotone as they were relegated last season. (Telegraph, subscription required)external-link

Crystal Palace, Brentford and Watford have been linked with New Zealand midfielder Matthew Garbett, 19, who plays for Swedish club Falkenbergs. (Sun)external-link

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