Man Utd to complete Varane signing, Bellerin exits Arsenal

Chelsea are winning the race to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane
Manchester United appear to be winning the race to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane

Manchester United are close to agreeing personal terms with Real Madrid‘s France defender Raphael Varane, 27, who has been a long-term target to partner Harry Maguire. (Mail)

Hector Bellerin has told Arsenal he wants to leave in the summer transfer window. The 26-year-old Spain defender, who is the longest-serving member of Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad, is hoping for a move to Inter Milan. (Metro)

Manchester City have ruled out a move for Barcelona‘s France striker Antoine Griezmann, 30, but will step up their interest in Borussia Dortmund and Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 20, and Tottenham‘s England captain Harry Kane, 27. (Sun)

Chelsea are set to make a ‘big offer’ for Haaland. (Star)

Deal of the day

Griezmann could be heading back to former club Atletico Madrid, via a prospective swap with Spain midfielder Saul Niguez, 26. (Express)

Bayern Munich are looking to sign a replacement for 32-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, who could be keen on a move to Real Madrid next summer when he has a year left on his deal with the German club. (AS – in Spanish)

A tweet by Real Madrid midfielder Isco – since deleted – hints that the Spain player will be leaving when the last 12 months of his contract are up, with interest registered from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Napoli. (Mirror)

Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are both in the frame for 23-year-old Fulham defender Antonee Robinson. (Mirror)

Juventus are targeting Manchester City‘s Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 24. The Italian club also have Everton‘s Italy striker Moise Kean, 21, on their shortlist. (Tuttosport, via Mail)

Former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is giving much-travelled Jamaica forward Ravel Morrison, 28, a career lifeline by letting him train at Derby County. (Sun)

Arsenal are edging closer to deals for Lyon‘s 23-year-old France playmaker Houssem Aouar and Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, 21, from Anderlecht. Leicester City and England midfielder James Maddison, 24, is also in their sights. (Sun)

New Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira is lining up English goalkeeper Remi Matthews, 27, who has just been released by League One Sunderland. (Mirror)

Wolves are set to sign 28-year-old Portuguese keeper Jose Sa from Olympiakos to replace compatriot Rui Patricio, who is set to join Italian club Roma. (Express & Star)

Championship side Bournemouth are keen on signing 22-year-old English midfielder Flynn Downes from League One side Ipswich Town. (East Anglian Times)

West Brom are trying to sign English midfielder Trevoh Chalobah, 22, from Chelsea but face competition from a Premier League club, believed to be Brentford, and French side Lorient, among others. (Express & Star)