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Newcastle United want to sign Arsenal and England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and are willing to pay £15m for the 26-year-old. (Telegraph)external-link

Crystal Palace and Fulham have both sent scouts to watch Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 27, who is on loan at Manchester United. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United may have to hand Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, a pay rise from his current £230,000-a-week contract if they want to keep their captain. (Star)external-link

United will turn down any offers that arrive this summer for Fernandes as they see the midfielder as untouchable. (Caught Offside)external-link

United have been offered the opportunity to appoint long-term target Massimiliano Allegri as manager after the Italian, 56, was sacked by Juventus. (Express)external-link

Bayern Munich’s top candidate to replace Thomas Tuchel as manager this summer is Brighton’s Italian boss Roberto de Zerbi, 44. (Bild, in German)external-link

Bayern have told De Zerbi’s camp they would be willing to pay his £12m release clause at Brighton. The Italian has decided against going for the AC Milan job, but is interested in the German giants. (HITC)external-link

Manchester United want a cut-price deal for Jarrad Branthwaite after deciding they will not meet Everton’s £80m asking price for the 21-year-old English defender. They are willing to pay up to £55m. (Givemesport)external-link

Chelsea feel they have won the race to sign 17-year-old Brazilian winger Estevao Willian after agreeing terms on a deal worth up to £60m with Palmeiras. (HITC)external-link

Wolves are poised to sign Southampton and Scotland forward Che Adams, 27, on a free transfer despite Everton and Leeds United also being interested. (Teamtalk)external-link

Celtic hope Champions League football will be enough to tempt Queens Park Rangers’ English defender Jake Clarke-Salter to sign for them, 26, with Crystal Palace, Burnley and Bournemouth likely to be able to offer more wages. (Football Insider)external-link

English goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 34, has had his contract discussions put on hold by Southampton amid reported interest from Celtic this summer. (Football Scotland)external-link

English manager Michael Carrick, 42, is expected to sign a new deal at Middlesbrough and commit his future to the club after interest from the Premier League. (Telegraph)external-link

Lens boss Franck Haise says he would be interested in signing departing Manchester United defender Raphael Varane, but the Ligue 1 club may not be able to afford the 31-year-old Frenchman, who began his career at the club. (L’Equipe, in French)external-link

Real Madrid have reached an agreement in principle with Luka Modric to extend the 38-year-old Croatia midfielder’s deal for one more year on a reduced wage. (Onda Madrid, via Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)external-link

AC Milan have made new contact with Lille boss Paulo Fonseca. The Portuguese, 51, wants to replace Stefano Pioli at San Siro. (Fabrizio Romano)external-link

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