Former Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is on the shortlist of candidates for Inter Milan and Juventus should the Italian clubs sack their managers – Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri respectively – at the end of the season. (Telegraph – subscription required)
Inter coach Conte must convince the club’s board to agree to N’Golo Kante’s salary, which is the main obstacle to them signing the 29-year-old Chelsea and France midfielder.(SempreInter)
Tottenham are interested in signing 24-year-old English winger Demarai Gray, who has entered the final year of his contract at Leicester City. (Times – subscription required)
Ajax and Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 27, is a potential transfer target for Manchester City this summer. (Sports Illustrated)
Bayer Leverkusen have accepted that Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, has chosen to join Chelsea, but the Bundesliga outfit want to delay the transfer until the end of August. (Star)
Meanwhile, Blues defender Antonio Rudiger’s future at Stamford Bridge is in doubt, with no formal discussions having taken place over a new deal for the the 27-year-old Germany international, who has two years left on his contract. (Mail)
West Ham United are likely to sell Brazil midfielder Felipe Anderson, 27, this summer even if they stay in the Premier League. (Times – subscription required)
Bayern Munich’s Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, is confident of completing a move to Liverpool after turning down a new contract with the Bundesliga champions.(Mirror)
Burnley and Newcastle United are interested in Sheffield United’s 32-year-old English defender Chris Basham, who has one year left on his Blades deal. (Mail)
Arsenal are keen to sign France Under-21 defender Malang Sarr but the 21-year-old – available on a free transfer from Nice – is also a target for clubs in Italy and Germany. (Sun)
Manchester United have agreed a deal with Real Madrid’s 17-year-old Spanish left-back Alvaro Fernandez Carreras, who will sign a four-year deal at Old Trafford. (AS – in Spanish)
Spurs could be without Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier for the remainder of the campaign after the 27-year-old returned to France following the death of his brother. (Evening Standard)
Manchester City have agreed personal terms with Valencia’s Spanish winger Ferran Torres, 20. (Eurosport)
Manchester United have no plans to reintegrate Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 30, into their first-team squad after his disappointing loan spell with Estudiantes in his homeland.(Manchester Evening News)
Former Italy defender Ezequiel Schelotto, 31, has revealed he is leaving Brighton and has targeted a return to a club in Serie A. (The Argus)
West Ham, Norwich and Watford are competing to sign to sign QPR’s Republic of Ireland midfielder Ryan Manning, 24. (Football Insider)
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