Chelsea reject Inter bid for Kante, Arsenal’s Martinez join Aston Villa

N'Golo Kante has signed a contract extension at Chelsea
Chelsea could sell N'Golo Kante this summer
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Chelsea have rejected an offer from Inter Milan for France World Cup-winning midfielder N’Golo Kante, 29, which included offering Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic, 27, in exchange. (Guardian)

Arsenal’s Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, will sign a new three-year deal which will make him the highest paid player at the club. (Athletic – subscription required)

Manchester United’s English defender Chris Smalling, 30, has not been at training this week as he moves closer to a permanent move to Serie A side Roma, where he was on loan last season. (Telegraph – subscription required)

David Beckham’s MLS side Inter Miami are on the verge of completing a huge transfer coup with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32, set to join on a free after his Juventus contract is terminated. (Sun)

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Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, has held positive talks with manager Jurgen Klopp over his future at the club. The Dutchman has just one year left on his contract at Anfield. (Sky Sports)

England and Tottenham defender Danny Rose, 30, is close to leaving the Premier League and moving to Serie A side Genoa. (PA, via Team Talk)

West Ham are in discussions with former England midfielder Jack Wilshere to cancel the 28-year-old’s contract by mutual consent. (Mail)

Arsenal’s Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 28, has agreed a four-year deal with Aston Villa, worth about £60,000 per week, with the clubs set to agree a transfer fee of more than £15m. (Independent)

Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Fred, 27, has dismissed reports he could leave for Turkish side Galatasaray this summer. (Four Four Two)

West Brom are in talks to sign former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 36, on a free transfer after the Russian left Zenit St Petersburg. (Telegraph – subscription required) 

Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta, 27, will be able to leave Aston Villa only eight months after joining the club. (Mail)

Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison, 27, is in talks with Dutch clubs Vitesse Arnhem and Utrecht following his release by Sheffield United. (Mail)

Liverpool’s Wales striker Ben Woodburn, 20, is set to join Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam on a season-long loan deal. (Standard)

Newcastle have had a £32m bid rejected by Lille for 21-year-old French midfielder Boubakary Soumare. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham are looking to sign Benfica’s Portuguese midfielder Florentino Luis, 21, on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy for £27m. (Sun)

Porto have rejected a £22m bid from Wolves for winger Jesus Corona. The 27-year-old Mexico international has a £27m release clause in his contract. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has ruled out a move for Arsenal’s French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21. (Sun)

Real Madrid have competition to sign Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, with PSG also interested in the 17-year-old, who made his France debut on Tuesday. (Marca)

Barcelona could include Brazilian right-back Emerson, 21, who spent last season on loan with Real Betis, in a deal to sign Dutch forward Memphis Depay, 26, from Lyon(Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Southampton are in talks with former Bordeaux owner Joseph DaGrosa over a £200m takeover. (Mail)