Football Transfer News

Football Transfer News: Manchester City are in pole position to sign Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund this summer but want want assurances from the England midfielder, 19, that he wants to work with manager Pep Guardiola before making a move.

Brighton value Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister at 60-70m euros but hope they could get more with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all keen on the 24-year-old.

France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is struggling for first team football at Real Madrid but the La Liga club will not listen to offers for the 23-year-old.

Barcelona boss Xavi says he does not think Gavi would be happy at a different club after the 18-year-old Spain midfielder was linked with a move to Chelsea.

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Barcelona and Inter Milan have met to discuss a swap deal involving Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26, leaving the Spanish club and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 30, moving in the opposite direction.

Chelsea have no intention of selling England Under-21 defender Levi Colwill, who is on loan at Brighton, and the 20-year-old will be part of the first-team setup at the Blues next season.

Tottenham have opened talks with England defender Eric Dier, 29, about a new three-year deal until summer 2026 and want to get it finalized quickly regardless of who becomes the club’s next manager.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will allow 31-year-old Cameroon centre-back Joel Matip to leave the club in the summer.

Newcastle United will not offer French winger Allan Saint-Maximin a new contract and will listen to offers for the 26-year-old.

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RB Leipzig are interested in 21-year-old Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, who is impressing on loan at Reims, as a replacement for 25-year-old France forward Christopher Nkuku, who is set to join Chelsea in the summer.

Former Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira is top of Nottingham Forest’s shortlist if they decide to sack boss Steve Cooper.