Transfer rumours: Koulibaly, Messi, Smalling, Sancho, Reguilon, Anderson


Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says they want to sign Arsenal’s 32-year-old Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, which could pave the way for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, to join Manchester City. (Standard)external-link

Lionel Messi’s father has spent a second day negotiating with Barcelona over his son’s potential exit, and Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says he hopes the 33-year-old Argentina forward does not sign for another Premier League club. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United’s England defender Chris Smalling, 30, looks set to join Roma on a permanent basis. (Mirror)external-link

Monaco have rejected a sizeable bid from Manchester United for 19-year-old French defender Benoit Badiashile, who is set to stay at the club. (Metro)external-link.

Manchester United are attempting to finalise Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho’s salary and agent fees before making a bid for the 20-year-old England international. (Star)external-link



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Transfer rumours: Koulibaly, Sancho, Aubemeyang, Costa, Ampadu, Doucoure, Havertz


Manchester City have reignited their interest in Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, following their Champions League exit. (La Repubblica via Talksport)external-link

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke claims the club is under no pressure to sell Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho, 20, despite accounts showing a £39.8m loss for the financial year to 30 June 2020. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Arsenal are drawing up the formal paperwork for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s new three-year deal which is worth more than £250,000-per-week. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United are keen on Juventus’s 29-year-old Brazilian winger Douglas Costa as they start their summer transfer business. (Sky Sports)external-link

Liverpool remain interested in signing the Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara but have told the Bundesliga club they are not prepared to pay £27.2m for the 29-year-old Spaniard, who has a year left on his contract. (Guardian)external-link

Portuguese side Benfica look to be leading Leeds United in the race to sign Paris St-Germain’s Uruguayan star Edison Cavani with the 33-year-old available on a free transfer. (Goal)external-link

West Brom and West Ham have been told that a fee of around £2.7m would be needed to sign Istanbul Basaksehir’s Brazilian full-back Junior Caiçara, 31. (Sport Witness via Birmingham Mail)external-link

Brighton and Sheffield United are among the clubs chasing Almeria and Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez with the 21-year-old commanding a fee of around £14m. (Talksport)external-link

Chelsea teenager Ethan Ampadu, who was on loan at RB Leipzig last season, is keen to try and impress Frank Lampard with the manager believed to be a fan of the 19-year-old Welsh defender. (Goal)external-link



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Transfer rumours: Umtiti, Koulibaly, Pjanic, Haaland, Rabiot


Barcelona have lowered their valuation of 26-year-old French defender Samuel Umtiti to just £27m, amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal. (Sport – in Spanish)