Man Utd interested in Declan Rice, Barca target Sterling for next summer

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Frank Lampard wants to sign Declan Rice from West Ham
Declan Rice has been a subject of interest from many clubs

Manchester United have made West Ham’s Declan Rice their top transfer priority next summer. The 22-year-old England midfielder is keen on a move to Old Trafford and was frustrated that the Hammers’ £100m valuation priced him out of a move during the last transfer window. (Independent)

Barcelona will attempt to sign England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, on loan from Manchester City in January after failing with a bid to bring him to the Nou Camp during the summer. (Sport – in Spanish)

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola says the 28-year-old France midfielder could re-join Juventus when his Manchester United contract expires at the end of the season. (Rai Sport via Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

Inter Miami striker Gonzalo Higuain says the MLS club have ambitions to sign Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi when the 33-year-old forward’s Paris St-Germain contract runs out in 2023. (ESPN Argentina – in Spanish)

Deal of the day

Liverpool have opened talks with 26-year-old Guinea midfielder Naby Keita over a new contract. His current deal expires in 2023. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Brazilian forward Kayky, 18, has started training with Manchester City after they brought forward his move from Fluminense, which was originally set to be completed in January. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger

Tottenham could renew their interest in 28-year-old Germany defender Antonio Rudiger if he fails to extend his deal at Chelsea beyond next summer. (Express)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says there are “many reasons” for Rudiger to leave but that the centre-back is not being distracted by speculation. (Mail)

Tuchel has played down talk that Chelsea tried to sign England striker Harry Kane, 28, from Tottenham, but said he expected him to join Manchester City.(Guardian)

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, is considering switching his international allegiance from England to Ghana. (Mail)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says 30-year-old France striker Alexandre Lacazette, whose contract runs out next summer, is in his plans and will play an “instrumental” part this season. (Metro)

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has left Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, out of his provisional squad for matches in October because of a lack of playing time. (Manchester Evening News)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, is “worn out” and his move to Paris St-Germain from Liverpool in the summer was a “mistake”, according to a close friend. (L’Equipe – in French)

Gini Wijnaldum Netherlands
Gini Wijnaldum

Burnley boss Sean Dyche hopes a number of players will commit to the club after he signed a new deal. (Times – subscription required)

Spain defender Sergi Roberto, 29, will sign a contract extension with Barcelona in the next week after a deal was agreed with club president Joan Laporta. (Marca)

Streaming platform DAZN is stepping up efforts to buy BT Sport, meaning it would take over the pay-TV channel’s rights to show live Premier League football. (Times – subscription required)

Juventus are interested in signing Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23, on loan from Real Madrid, but the La Liga side would prefer to sell him. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Dani Alves, the 38-year-old Brazilian former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris St-Germain defender, has held talks with Flamengo after leaving left Sao Paulo over a wage dispute.(Torcedores – in Portuguese)