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Jules Kounde has been a target for Chelsea

Chelsea have made signing Sevilla and France defender Jules Kounde, 23, a priority for the summer, with the Blues also interested in West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, plus Monaco’s 22-year-old France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says the Foxes have to be realistic about the future of their Belgium international midfielder Youri Tielemans, 24, who has entered the last 18 months of his contract and is interesting Arsenal and Manchester United. (Metro)

Arsenal are considering a summer move for Chelsea forward Armando Broja, 20. The Albania international is currently impressing on loan at Southampton. (Football London)

Juventus are open to offers for France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro, 31. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian – subscription required)

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Barcelona hope to fend off interest in Spain midfielder Gavi, 17, and Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo by agreeing new contracts with both players. Liverpool and Manchester United are both chasing the 22-year-old Araujo. (ESPN)

AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 22, is wanted by Arsenal and Newcastle in the summer. (Fichajes, in Spanish)

Mauricio Pochettino is considering leaving Paris St-Germain this summer after falling out with senior figures at the club. (Goal, in French)

Manchester United are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach defender Ramy Bensebaini, 26, and view the Algeria international as a possible replacement for their England left-back Luke Shaw. (Fichajes, in Spanish)

Pep Guardiola wants Raheem Sterling, 27, to sign a new Manchester City contract but says the club will make the final decision on the England forward’s future. Sterling’s deal runs until June 2023 and he has said he is open to a move abroad. (Guardian)

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West Ham had exchanged paperwork with Atalanta to sign Colombian forward Duvan Zapata, 30, before the deal fell through in the final hours of deadline day. David Moyes’ side have been left with just one recognised striker in Michail Antonio. (ESPN via Football Italia)

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