Transfer rumours: Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a target for Paris St-Germain this summer and the Ligue 1 side are seeking to sell players to raise the £50m they believe will secure a deal.

United are yet to be contacted by PSG over a possible move for 28-year-old France international Pogba. 

Real Madrid’s France centre-back Raphael Varane, 28, is keen for a move to Manchester United to be completed within the next few days. 

Wales forward Gareth Bale has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer in the United States but the 32-year-old plans to see out the remaining year of his contract at Real Madrid. 

PSG could sell up to nine players to try to raise money and offer Kylian Mbappe the same salary as 29-year-old Brazil forward Neymar. The club want to persuade the France striker, 22, to extend his contract with them. 

Barcelona are desperately trying to sell players in order to fund a new contract for Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 34, before the start of the season. 

Arsenal have made a £34m bid for Sassuolo’s 23-year-old Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli. 

The Gunners are willing to offer Leicester City a number of players – including 21-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson – as part of a deal to sign England midfielder James Maddison, 24. 

Arsenal are stepping up their pursuit of Barcelona’s Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, 31. 

Chelsea might make a bid of £135m for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20.

England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, has been linked with leaving Chelsea but appears set to stay at Stamford Bridge. 

Tottenham are close to agreeing a deal with Sevilla for Spanish winger Bryan Gil, 20, which will see Argentine forward Erik Lamela, 29, move to the La Liga club.

Spurs will pay £21.6m for Gil, plus performance-related add-ons.

Manchester United are open to making two more major signings before the transfer window closes in six weeks’ time, with Atletico Madrid and England full-back Kieran Trippier among their top targets. 

United remain keen on signing Trippier, 30, despite Atletico Madrid demanding in excess of £18m. 

Juventus are considering a shock swap deal which would see Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, join PSG in return for their 28-year-old Argentina striker Mauro Icardi. 

Juventus have set a £35m asking price for Turkish 21-year-old defender Merih Demiral, who has been linked with a move to Everton. 

Leeds United are favourites to sign Chelsea’s English 18-year-old midfielder Lewis Bate. 

Bayer Leverkusen’s 25-year-old English winger Demarai Gray had a medical on Tuesday as he moves closer to signing for Everton

Chelsea are looking at former Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, 29, as potential third-choice cover this coming season.

However, Aston Villa are also keen on English keeper Bettinelli as competition for Emiliano Martinez and Jed Steer.

Manchester City might still have a decision to make over whether academy star Liam Delap should be loaned out this season, with Preston North End understood to be interested in the 18-year-old English striker. 

Transfer rumours: Pogba

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