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Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has told his agent he wants to join Barcelona

Manchester City’s Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27, has told his agent that he wants to join Barcelona this summer. (Sport)

Manchester United are looking to challenge Arsenal for the signing of Paulo Dybala, who is a free agent after his Juventus contract expired, while Napoli are also interested in the Argentina striker, 28. (La Repubblica, via Star)

Arsenal are scheduled to meet Ajax next week as the battle to sign their Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez intensifies, with Manchester United having made a bid for the 24-year-old. (Athletic)

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Barcelona for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, but they are still negotiating add-ons, and personal terms have not been discussed yet. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)


Juventus will next week complete the free signings of France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, and Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 34, after they left Manchester United and Paris St-Germain respectively. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

Chelsea are making progress in their attempt to sign Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, after Juventus softened their stance on the price. (CBS Sports, Twitter)

Matthijs de Ligt has arrived Turin ahead of his move to Juventus

Matthijs de Ligt joined Juventus in 2019

Leeds United and AC Milan have made enquiries for Sassuolo’s Ivory Coast midfielder Hamed Traore, 22. (Corriere dello Sport, via Yorkshire Evening Post)

Leeds have also opened talks over a £12m deal for RB Leipzig’s USA midfielder Tyler Adams, 23. (Mail)

Crystal Palace want to sign Dwight McNeil from Burnley while West Ham also admire the English winger, 22, but Burnley are likely to want more than the £10m the London clubs would be ready to pay. (Sun)

England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 29, is willing to join Everton on a free transfer after leaving Manchester United – but only as a last resort. (Sun)


Southampton have reached a full agreement with Manchester City to sign Belgian defensive midfielder Romeo Lavia, 18, on a permanent deal for about £10m which includes a buy-back clause. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

Newcastle are preparing new contract talks with England striker Callum Wilson, 30, and have targeted Bayer Leverkusen’s France winger Moussa Diaby, 22, who could cost up to £50m. (Mirror)

Nottingham Forest have lined up a move for Huddersfield’s English left-back Harry Toffolo, 26, and are ready to step in with a £10m bid for the Championship side’s English midfielder Lewis O’Brien, 23. (Sun)

Forest have also agreed a deal to sign Wayne Hennessey, with the Wales goalkeeper, 35, set to join on a permanent deal from Burnley after the two clubs agreed a transfer fee. (Football Insider)


West Ham have not yet reached an agreement to sign Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma, 25, from Villarreal and the deal is no closer to getting done. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

PSV Eindhoven are keen on re-signing Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 31, from Paris St-Germain(Eindhovens Dagblad – in Dutch)

Talks are in progress for Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23, to join Juventus from Roma(Nicolo Schira, Twitter)

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 35, has turned down Boca Juniors to join Flamengo on an 18-month deal after leaving Inter Milan as a free agent. (Mail)


Derby County’s English defender Lee Buchanan has agreed a deal in principle with Werder Bremen – and the League One club are fighting for compensation for the 21-year-old youth product. (Derby Telegraph)

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