Arsenal are set to offer Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract worth about £250,000 a week plus bonuses as they try to convince the 31-year-old to stay. (Telegraph – subscription required)
Newcastle are planning to approach Real Madrid with a loan offer for 22-year-old Serbia forward Luka Jovic, with the club’s scouts working under the assumption that the proposed Saudi Arabi-backed takeover will not happen. (Shields Gazette)
Alternatively, the Magpies will attempt to sign English forward Callum Wilson, 28, from Bournemouth if the Cherries are relegated. (Express)
Borussia Dortmund have looked at Werder Bremen’s Kosovo winger Milot Rashica, 24, as a potential replacement for 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with Manchester United. (Telegraph – subscription required)
Leeds United, newly promoted to the Premier League, could move for 38-year-old Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has admitted he is unlikely to extend his deal with AC Milan. (Sun)
Manchester City are keen to sign AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer, but face competition from Paris St-Germain with the 22-year-old Algerian’s fee set to exceed £45m. (Le10 Sport – in French)
Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 32, is close to agreeing a free transfer to Arsenal as his contract runs down at the Blues. (ESPN Brasil’s Bruno Vicari on Twitter – in Portuguese)
English midfielder Adam Lallana, 32, could agree a deal to return to former club Southampton after his contract expired at Liverpool (Express)
Arsenal are considering a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, 22, but Manchester City could trigger a buy-back clause for the Brazil international. (90min)
Tottenham Hotspur are confident they will sign 24-year-old Southampton and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, even though Everton have had a bid of £25m accepted. (Guardian)
Meanwhile, English defender Japhet Tanganga, 21, is close to signing a new contract with Spurs. (Evening Standard)
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has turned down the chance to become Championship side Bristol City’s next manager. (Bristol Post)
Valencia are planning moves for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, and Manchester City’s 34-year-old midfielder and fellow Spaniard David Silva. (90min)
Leeds are targeting QPR’s £20m-rated English forward Eberechi Eze, 22, as a signing to bolster their squad for the Premier League. (Sun)
Everton will try to move on DR Congo forward 31-year-old Yannick Bolasie, who is in the final 12 months of his contract, to free up money to pursue a new right winger. (Liverpool Echo)
Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane, 24, has urged Austria defender David Alaba, 28, to stay rather than move to the Germany international’s former club Manchester City or La Liga giants Real Madrid. (Sport Bild, via Independent)
Bayer Leverkusen may pursue a loan deal for Real Madrid’s Brazil Under-23 midfielder Reinier, 18, if Germany forward Kai Havertz, 21, leaves for Chelsea. (Goal)
Aston Villa have lined up Reading’s John Swift, 25, as a replacement for 24-year-old fellow English midfielder Jack Grealish, who has been linked with an £80m move to Manchester United.Sheffield United are also interested in Swift. (Reading Chronicle)
Porto are preparing a £6.3m bid for Portugal defender Ruben Semedo, 26, from Olympiakos. (Sport 24 – in Greek)
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