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ManchesterUnited are in view of a overhaul of their defence in the summer which could mean England centre-back Harry
Maguire, 30, and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 29, departing if major offers
are made for them. (ESPN)

Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 24, is one of the options being measured by the Red Devils. (Gazzettadello Sport - in Italian)

Fulham have made an offer of £30m plus more £5m in add-ons for 22-year-old Fluminense midfielder Andre and have previously settled personal terms with the Brazil international. (Ben Jacobs)

Sporting Lisbon boss RubenAmorim says Chelsea will have to activate the 100m euro (£85.6m) release clause of Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres if they want to sign the 25-year-old. (Goal)

West Ham are one of the clubs attracted in Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips and the Hammers are well placed to win the pursuit to sign the 28-year-old England international. (Standard)

Manchester City have a tough concern in bringing Tottenham and Spain right-back Pedro Porro, 24, and Aston Villa and Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 25, back to the club in contracts that could cost them £200m. (FootballInsider)

Saudi Pro League clubs are set to renew their attention in Liverpool's 31-year-old Egypt striker Mohamed Salah in the summer. (90 Min)

Newcastle may sell Brazil midfielder Joelinton this summer if they fail to consent an expansion to the 27-year-old's current deal,
which ends in 18 months. (Mail) 

French striker Karim Benzema is open to departing Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad but, while the 36-year-old believes a move to England is a chance, his wages may prove a problem to any likely change to Arsenal or Chelsea. (Standard)

Aston Villa have started a bid to sign Middlesbrough winger Morgan Rogers, 21, with manager Unai Emery keen on the player who has represented England at youth level. (Independent)

Tottenham playmaker James Maddison, 27, is trying to come back from a knee injury for his side's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester City on 26 January. (Telegraph -subscription required)

Leeds United are making efforts on a lasting contract to sign on-loan Tottenham and Wales defender Joe Rodon, 26, who is prized at more than £15m. (FootballInsider)

French club Lyon are making effort to sign 26-year-old Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma, who joined Everton on a season-long loan from Villarreal last summer. (LiverpoolEcho)

Everton midfielder Amadou Onana has been associated with Arsenal but Toffees boss Sean Dyche has played down gossip associating the 22-year-old Belgium international with a departure. (90 Min)

Spanish defenderJavier Manquillo, 29, is ready to depart Newcastle United and join La Liga side Celta Vigo. (Athletic -subscription required)

Italy striker Moise Kean, 23, is near to going on loan from Juventus to Atletico Madrid. (Sky SportsItalia)
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