Manchester City want to bring Barcelona’s 33-year-old Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Borussia Dortmund’s 20-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Brauth Haaland to the Etihad Stadium this summer. (Solar) external communication

French midfielder Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United this summer. Juventus are keen to acquire the 28-year-old and are willing to part with 27-year-old Argentine striker Paulo Dybala in a swap deal. (Tuttosport – in Italian) external link

Tottenham are confident of retaining 27-year-old English striker Harry Kane and will not sell him to another Premier League club, despite growing interest from Manchester City and Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News) external link.

FC Bayern Munich are interested in Tottenham striker Son Heung-min, 28, and want to keep a patient eye on the South Korean, who is under contract at Spurs until the summer of 2023 and has been offered a new long-term contract by the Londoners. (Football Insider) external communication

Chelsea, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid are still in the hunt for Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, who has rejected two offers for a new contract at AC Milan. (Gianluca di Marzio, by mail) external communication

Barcelona are considered the favourites to sign 30-year-old defender Georginio Wijnaldum when his contract with Liverpool FC expires this summer, but the Catalans have competition from Chelsea, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. The Merseyside club have not given up hope of keeping the Dutch international. (Brand) communication with the outside world

Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend, 29, says the club has told him and other players who are at the end of their contracts that their futures will not be discussed until the end of the season. (Talksport) external communication

Leeds United’s 30-year-old Spanish striker Rodrigo has denied rumours that he is unhappy at Elland Road and wants to return to La Liga after just one season. (Leeds Live) external communication

32-year-old striker Sergio Aguero would be an ideal acquisition for Juventus and could emulate the success of his former teammate Carlos Tevez in Turin, according to Juventus boss Franco Causio. (Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Goal) external communication

Boca Juniors striker Tevez, 37, who has the option to extend his contract with the Argentine for 12 months after this summer, has been linked with a move to the US. (ESPN) external communication

Nuremberg are considering a takeover of Huddersfield centre-back Christopher Schindler, 30, when the German’s contract expires this summer. (Image, via Yorkshire Live) External link

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is seen as a leading candidate to become the new Crystal Palace manager if 73-year-old Roy Hodgson does not renew his contract after this summer. (90 minutes) external link

Real Madrid have rejected Tottenham after the London club approached 19-year-old Spanish defender Miguel Gutierrez. (DefensaCentral, via Star) external communication

Manchester United are willing to offer 23-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek to Juventus in exchange for 25-year-old French international Adrien Rabiot. (Tuttosport, via Express) external communication

Burnley are preparing a £10m summer transfer for Middlesbrough’s 23-year-old English defender Dael Fry. (Mail) external communication

Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini wants to stay with Juventus after his contract expires this summer, 36-year-old Davide Lippi’s agent has revealed, but the Turin giants have yet to offer him a new contract. (Sky Italia – in Italian) External communication

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