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Kante, Zaha close to Saudi switch, Madrid ready Havertz bid



Kante was named the PFA Player of the Year after a sublime first season at Chelsea N'Golo Kante has bought third-tier Belgian club, Royal Excelsior Virton

Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 32, has been offered a salary that could reach £86m a year by Saudi clubs Al-Ittihad and Al-Nassr. (Guardian)

Out-of-contract Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 30, has received a £15m-per-year offer to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. Atletico Madrid are also interested. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa want Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 26, after his departure from Leicester(Athletic)

Aston Villa have held talks to sign Spain defenders Aymeric Laporte, 29, and Pau Torres, 26, from Manchester City and Villarreal respectively. (90min)


Chelsea have joined Barcelona and Liverpool in wanting Celta Vigo’s 21-year-old Spanish midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has a £34m release clause. (Guardian)

Tottenham have shown an interest in Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, 30, and hope it could persuade England team-mate Harry Kane to stay. (Telegraph – subscription)

Manchester United will look to sell eight players this summer: captain Maguire; striker Anthony Martial, 27; midfielders Fred, 30, and Scott McTominay, 26; goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 26; and defenders Alex Telles, 30, Eric Bailly, 29, and Brandon Williams, 22. (Mirror)

Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, will explore options to leave Manchester United this summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Kai Havertz hit the woodwork in the first half as Chelsea draw Fulham

Kai Havertz has struggled in front of goal for Chelsea

Real Madrid are ready to make a move for Chelsea’s Germany forward Kai Havertz, 23, if they cannot sign Harry Kane from Tottenham(Times – subscription)

Chelsea target Mike Maignan, 27, may be willing to leave AC Milan. The France goalkeeper is among four players unhappy with the sackings of directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara. (Sun)

Arsenal will revive their January interest in Spain defender Ivan Fresneda, 18, following Real Valladolid’s relegation from La Liga. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest are in talks about a permanent move for Manchester United’s 26-year-old England goalkeeper Dean Henderson. (90min)

Chelsea are set to join Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City in bidding for Southampton’s 19-year-old Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia. (Football Insider) 

Manchester United are interested in Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka. The German champions could offload the 28-year-old to fund a move for West Ham’s 24-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice. (Sky Germany)


Lille and USA forward Timothy Weah, 23, may be on the verge of an £8.6m summer move to Juventus. (Goal)

Brighton are weighing up an improved bid in the region of £40m for 20-year-old English Chelsea defender Levi Colwill. (Mail)

Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Senegalese defender Mikayil Faye. The 18-year-old plays for Kustosija in Croatia. (Mail)

Brighton are set to demand significantly more than £70m for 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, who is wanted by Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. (Telegraph – subscription)


Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 34, has no plans to leave Barcelona this summer despite being linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Former England goalkeeper Ben Foster, 40, will sign a new deal at Wrexham. (TeamTalk)

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