Transfer rumours: Upamecano, Sule, Sancho, Alaba, Wilder

Transfer rumours: Upamecano, Sule, Sancho, Alaba, Wilder

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has made RB Leipzig’s France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, and Bayern Munich’s Germany centre-back Niklas Sule, 25, his top defensive targets in the summer. (Bild – in German)external-link

Sule is under contract until next year and Bayern manager Hansi Flick says it is up to the defender to decide “where he sees his future”. (Metro)external-link

Borussia Dortmund are willing to drop their asking price for 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho by £20m to £88m to reignite interest from Manchester United. (Bild, via Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid agree a four-year-deal with 28-year-old Austria international David Alaba, who can play in defence or midfield and whose contract at Bayern Munich expires in the summer. (Marca – in Spanish)external-link

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah says he got special permission to fly from Saudi Arabia to England to tell manager Chris Wilder his job is safe – even if the club are relegated. (Talksport)external-link

Barcelona’s Danish forward Martin Braithwaite, 29, rejected interest from West Bromwich Albion in January to remain at the Nou Camp. (Sport)external-link

Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton are interested in signing French defender Evan N’Dicka, 21, from Eintracht Frankfurt. (Bild – in German)external-link

John Terry and Patrick Vieira are among the contenders for the Bournemouth job following the sacking of Jason Tindall. (Mail)external-link

Huddersfield are in talks to sign 30-year-old Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, who is a free agent after being released by Everton at the end of last season. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United, Everton and Southampton have made an approach to sign Celtic’s 17-year-old Scottish goalkeeper Vincent Angelini, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Tuttomercatoweb – in Italian)external-link

Manchester United have agreed a first professional contract with 17-year old English winger Shola Shoretire, amid strong interest from Paris St-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus. (Mail)external-link

Former Chelsea and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has turned an approach to become the new manager at Marseille. (Sky Sports)external-link

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema’s return to Lyon depends on the Spanish side’s results. The 33-year-old Frenchman left Lyon for Real in 2009. (Marca)external-link

Arsenal’s English midfielder Joe Willock, 21, says that he signed for Newcastle on a six-month loan because he hit it off with manager Steve Bruce on a video call. (Chronicle)external-link

New York Red Bulls have agreed a fee with Celtic to sign 19-year-old American winger Cameron Harper. (Daily Record)external-link

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