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Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Zidane, Kounde, Nunez, Milinkovic-Savic, Pogba, Jesus, Marquinhos

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Zidane, Kounde, Nunez, Milinkovic-Savic, Pogba, Jesus, Marquinhos

  • PSG are trying to convince former Real Madrid coach Zidane, 49, to replace Mauricio Pochettino as their new boss. (ESPN)

 

  • Sevilla say France centre-back Jules Kounde is looking to leave the club this summer, with Chelsea expected to sign the 23-year-old. (Sport Witness)

 

  • Liverpool have yet to agree a fee for Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, but the 22-year-old Uruguay striker has already told friends and family he is moving to Anfield. (Echo)

 

  • Rangers want up to £25m for Calvin Bassey and Aston Villa could use 20-year-old English striker Cameron Archer, who was on loan with Preston last season, as a makeweight in a deal for the left-sided Nigeria defender, 22. (Birmingham Mail)

 

  • Fulham are close to finalising a deal to sign Lazio’s Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 27. (90min)

 

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  • Miguel Almiron’s agent does not think the Paraguay midfielder, 28, will leave Newcastle this summer despite an expected squad overhaul. (Chronicle Live)

 

  • Liverpool have opened talks with Naby Keita over a new contract for the Guinea midfielder, 27. (Football Insider)

 

  • Manchester United offered fresh terms to Martin Svidersky but the Slovakia Under-21 midfielder, 19, is still set to depart. (Evening Standard)

 

  • Wales forward Gareth Bale says he will not be joining Getafe after leaving Real Madrid this summer and the 32-year-old will make a decision on his future after his country’s latest Nations League fixtures. (The Athletic)

 

  • Arsenal are willing to pay more than £42m for Lazio’s Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, although Newcastle could also bid for the 27-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

 

  • Paul Pogba has not completed a free transfer from Man United to Juventus yet as the France midfielder, 29, is waiting to see if Zinedine Zidane is appointed Paris St-Germain coach. (RMC Sport – in French)

 

  • AC Milan are the latest club to show interest in signing Manchester City’s Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 25. (90min)

 

  • Arsenal are set to announce the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian forward Marquinhos from Sao Paulo on a five-year contract for about £3m. (Guardian)

 

  • The Gunners are among the clubs considering a move for Leeds United’s Raphinha this summer, with Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool having also been linked with the Brazil winger, 25. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s relationship with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports could be key to the future of Romelu Lukaku, 29, and the Belgium striker’s hopes of a return to Inter Milan. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • Inter have still not made direct contact with Chelsea over the possibility of re-signing Lukaku. (Fabrizio Romano, Twitter)

 

  • Hellas Verona are set to take up their purchase option on former loanee Giovanni Simeone and then sell the Argentina striker, with West Ham and Arsenal interested in the 26-year-old, who is currently at Cagliari. (AS – in Spanish)

 

  • Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Palhinha remains a key target for Wolves this summer despite Fulham’s interest in the Portugal midfielder, 26. (MailOnline)

 

  • Newly-promoted Nottingham Forest are targeting Arsenal’s England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, who was on loan with Roma last season. (Mirror)

 

  • Tottenham have agreed a deal to buy Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence, who was on loan with Forest last season, with the fee for the 21-year-old English right-back understood to be about £20m. (Guardian)

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