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Antonio Rudiger signed a five-year deal to join Chelsea from Roma

Real Madrid are close to agreeing a free transfer deal for Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, with the 29-year-old Germany defender ready to move to the Bernabeu on a contract worth at least £200,000 a week. (Guardian)

Rudiger reportedly rejected £200,000 a week offer to remain at Stamford Bridge. (The Telegraph)

Manchester City are considering a move for West Ham’s England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, who has also been a long-term target for Manchester United and Chelsea. (Telegraph – subscription)

Paris St-Germain’s France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer, but the will not make an announcement on his future until after the final game of the season against Metz on 21 May. (Marca)


Norwich City want to sign Bristol City’s English midfielder Alex Scott, with Tottenham and Leeds already monitoring the 18-year-old. (Football League World)

Barcelona would be willing to let Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, leave for a fee of 70m euros (£58m), with Manchester United interested. (El Chiringuito)

Manchester United could offer Barcelona 24-year-old England forward Marcus Rashford and 29-year-old Brazil defender Alex Telles in exchange for Frenkie de Jong. (Fichajes) 

Ajax manager, Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag is the new Manchester United manager

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will hold one-to-one Zoom meetings with every member of the squad to assess who he wants to keep before he takes charge in June. (Mirror)

Ten Hag will be given “significant funds” to shape his Manchester United squad, with a striker and midfielder the priority. (ESPN)

One player leaving Manchester United is 29-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, who has left the team’s WhatsApp group after receiving offers from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain(Mirror)


Paris St-Germain will keep Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 34, for one more season but are open to letting Brazil forward Neymar, 30, leave. (Sky Sports News)

AC Milan are close to reaching a deal with Liverpool’s 27-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi. (Calciomercato)

AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid are interested in Manchester City’s 31-year-old Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez. (Foot Mercato – in French)

Juventus are in talks to sign Argentina forward Angel di Maria, 34, on a free transfer this summer after Paris St-Germain opted not to extend his contract. (Goal)


West Ham will open talks with Hull City to sign Keane Lewis-Potter. Hull, who value the 21-year-old English forward at £18, have rejected a £12m offer from Brentford(Athletic – subscription)

Reims will let 19-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike leave for 35m euros (£30m) in the summer. Newcastle are expected to revive their interest after talks with the youngster in January. (Shields Gazette)

Ekitike has also had interest from LiverpoolChelsea and Manchester United. (Goal)

Arsenal are prepared to listen to offers for 26-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe. (Sun)


Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 31, says he would be happy to end his career at Manchester City, but would also be interested in a move to the Turkish Superlig or MLS when his contract ends in 2023. (Sport 1 – in German)

Liverpool’s 21-year-old defender Neco Williams, who is on loan at Fulham, says he does not know where he will be playing next season. (Wales Online)

Udinese want to sign Arsenal’s Spanish defender Pablo Mari, 28, on a permanent deal, following his loan spell. (Football London)

Newcastle have Eintracht Frankfurt’s 22-year-old French defender Evan Ndicka on their radar. (Bild – in German; subscription)


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