Today’s Football Transfer Recaps


Liverpool still plan to sign RB Leipzig’s 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate for £40m this summer, despite posting a pre-tax loss of £46m.

Brazil international Neymar, 29, says talks are taking place with Paris St-Germain about extending his contract beyond June 2022 and “everything is nearly sorted”.

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is not interested in becoming the next Tottenham manager.

Barcelona are keen on signing Juventus and Netherlands centre-back defender Matthijs de Ligt, 21.

The German Football Association is to begin talks with outgoing Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick over replacing Joachim Low as national boss.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested he is prepared to join a potential Arsenal takeover bid alongside Spotify chief Daniel Ek and three of his former Gunners players.

England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, will push to leave Manchester United this summer when his loan at West Ham ends.

Inter Milan have joined the race for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 32. The Argentina international will leave City in the summer when his contract expires.

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Lille and Canada striker Jonathan David, 21, is on the radar of Manchester United and Arsenal.

Leeds United have held talks over the signing of Rubin Kazan and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, 20.

Tottenham are monitoring Celtic’s 22-year-old Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro.

Brighton and Netherlands midfielder Davy Propper, 29, is being targeted by his former club PSV Eindhoven.

Chelsea are interested in Villarreal’s Spanish full-back Alfonso Pedraza, 25, and German international left-back Robin Gosens, 26, who plays for Atalanta.

Barcelona’s former vice-president Jordi Mestre says Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, “will continue” at the Spanish club.

Real Madrid have no intention of selling their Norway international midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22. Odegaard is currently on loan at Arsenal.

Arsenal are yet to hold talks with their Brazil international centre-back David Luiz, 34, over a new contract.

Rangers will watch Peterborough United striker Jonson Clarke-Harris as they weigh up making a move for the 26-year-old Englishman.

Cardiff City, Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Ipswich Town are interested in Sheffield Wednesday’s attacking midfielder Josh Windass, 27.


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