Global Transfer Updates.
Manchester United have handed Tottenham and Arsenal a boost in the race to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde by cooling their interest in the 22-year-old France centre-back and focussing on a deal for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, 28.
(Dean Jones via Express)- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United are considering offering up 28-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba as part of a deal to sign his France team-mate Varane.
(AS)- Arsenal are keeping tabs on ex-Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and have asked to be kept in the loop regarding the 35-year-old Spain international’s talks with Paris St-Germain.
(Goal)- Ramos rejected a a £10m offer from Manchester United after talks with the Red Devils and now looks set to join PSG on a two-year deal.
(Mirror)- Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 30, is determined to remain at Manchester United despite competition for places at Old Trafford increasing following the return of former England stopper Tom Heaton, 35, after his release from Aston Villa.
(Times – subscription required)- Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 32 has told Tottenham he is looking to leave the club and Spurs are unlikely to stand in his way if they receive a suitable offer.
(Athletic – subscription required)- Arsenal are closely following Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge, 23, but the Gunners face competition from Liverpool, Lazio and Napoli for the Norway international’s signature.
(Sun)- Newly appointed Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo wants to meet Harry Kane, 27, to discuss the England international’s future with Spurs before the wantaway striker goes on holiday after Euro 2020.
(ESPN)- Arsenal are close to sealing a deal for Benfica’s 21-year-old left-back Nuno Tavares with the Portugal Under-21 international flying to England to complete the move.
(Sun)- Sassuolo are hoping to keep 26-year-old Italy winger Domenico Berardi, a player that club chief executive Giovanni Carnevali has described as a “symbol”, amid interest from Liverpool and Tottenham.
(Radio 24, via Goal)– Tottenham have opened negotiations with Bologna over a deal for 22-year-old Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.
(Football London)- Manchester United have ended efforts to sign 24-year-old Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele after the France international was ruled out for up to four months with a leg injury.
(Sport – in Spanish)- Chelsea are poised to make a move for Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, 34, who is a free agent after his contract with Crystal Palace expired last month.
(Express)- Arsenal have offered forward Reiss Nelson, 21, a new deal with the view of again sending him out on loan, with Olympiakos among the clubs interested in taking the England Under-21 international who previously had a spell at Hoffenheim.
(Sun)- West Ham are continuing talks with defender Vladimir Coufal, 28, over an improved new deal, but the Czech Republic international has so far been disappointed by what he has been offered.
(Sky Sports)- Leeds United have recommenced their pursuit of England Under-21 winger Noni Madueke, 19, from PSV Eindhoven.
(Football Insider)- Liverpool’s 21-year-old Canadian forward Liam Millar is set to join Basel in a £1.3m move.
(Goal)- Slaven Bilic, 52, Beijing Guoan’s Croatian’s boss, who previously managed West Ham and West Brom in the Premier League, is being linked with the job at Fenerbahce.
(Hurriyet, via Sun)- Leicester have ended their pursuit of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, 23. (Leicester Mercury)