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Al-Nassr are planning an bold bid for Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31, and former England Under-21 defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 26, as Manchester United arrange to remove some of their high-earning stars. (Mail)

Al-Nassr have previously had a £20m bid rejected for Tottenham and Brazil right-back Emerson Royal, 25, and see Wan-Bissaka as a practical option. (Telegraph -subscription required)

Victor Osimhen has suggested that he is prepared to depart Napoli this summer, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid all associated with the 25-year-old Nigeria striker, who has a release clause of just over £100m in his deal. (90 Min)

Manchester United's on-loan England striker Mason Greenwood, 22, is coming very near to a summer exchange to Barcelona after playing for Getafe. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest is in discussions with Borussia Dortmund over a loan contract for the United States midfielder Giovanni Reyna, 21. (Athletic -subscription required)

Crystal Palace boss RoyHodgson, 76, has been cautioned that he could be dismissed if results do not get better after holding discussions with chairman Steve Parish. (Guardian)

Ex Roma boss Jose Mourinho has turned down an offer from Saudi Pro League club Al-Shabab to turn into their new manager. (ESPN)

Napoli have accepted a loan contract with Aston Villa, which comprises a non-compulsory alternative to buy clause worth £7.7m (9m euros), for 28-year-old Belgium midfielder
Leander Dendoncker. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle is in view of usurping Tottenham's planned move for Club Bruges' teenage forward Antonio Nusa, 18. TheNorway striker is viewed as a straight substitute for Paraguay international
Miguel Almiron, 29, who might depart Tyneside for Saudi Pro League club Al-Shabab. (FootballInsider)

Chelsea has recorded their attraction in signing 36-year-old French forward Karim Benzema from Saudi side Al-Ittihad. (Guardian)

Temporarily, Chelsea's English centre-back Trevoh Chalobah, 24, is a main aim for Fulham. (Teamtalk)

Nottingham Forest is also planning a loan move for Chalobah, who is at present getting better from a long-term hamstring injury. (Sun)

The Netherlands winger Arnaut Danjuma, 26, is an option for Lyon with his main club Villarreal increasingly irritated at his being short of game time on loan at Everton. (Mail) 

Manchester United are attracted in Bayern Munich's Cameroon striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 34, and Sporting Lisbon's 25-year-old English winger Marcus Edwards. (FootballTransfers)

United are also topping the chase to sign Bologna's Dutch forward Joshua Zirkzee, 22, regardless of attraction from Arsenal. (Sun)

Newcastle is ready to sign Manchester City's 18-year-old English midfielder Alfie Harrison. (Athletic -subscription required)

Sheffield United might bid for Nottingham Forest's centre-back Joe Worrall, 27, and have also recorded an interest in fellow English defender Mason Holgate, 27, as a likely loan recruit
from Everton. (FootballInsider)

Sheffield United is near to finishing a £2m deal for Atletico Madrid and Croatia goalkeeper Ivo Grbic, 28. (Mail)

Portland Thorns will disburse £250,000 to make Chelsea and Canada midfielder Jessie Fleming, 25, the classiest recruitment made by an American women's team. (Telegraph -subscription required)
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