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Friday’s gossip column


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Premier League winnersLiverpoolhave made contact with German championsBayern Munichover a deal for Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29.(Bild, in German – subscription required)external-link.

However, the Reds have no interest inVasco da Gama’sBrazilian forward Talles Magno, despite reports in Brazil linking the 18-year-old with a move to Anfield.(Standard)external-link

Borussia Dortmund’shead of football operations, Sebastian Kehl, has reiterated that 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho will definitely be staying at the club despite interest fromManchester United.(MEN)external-link

Unitedare set to rivalChelseain the race to signLeicester City’sEngland left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, with the Blues unwilling to meet the Foxes’ £80m valuation.(Mirror)external-link

Atletico Madrid’s27-year-old Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak is to make a decision on his future amid interest fromChelsea.(AS)external-link

Arsenalwill announce the signing of Brazil international Willian, 32, on three-year deal this weekend after the forward’s deal at Chelsea expired.(Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

The Gunners face competition fromJuventusforAtletico Madrid’s27-year-old Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey.(Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Mail)external-link

NewJuventusmanager Andrea Pirlo has also told Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32, and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, they can leave the club this summer.(Goal)external-link

Manchester UnitedandTottenhamcould be given another chance to sign Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, fromJuventusthis summer.(Mirror)external-link

Unitedwill demand £20m fromRomafor 30-year-old England centre-back Chris Smalling, who is willing to take a pay cut to join the Serie A side.(Sun)external-link

Napoliare willing to reach an agreement withEvertonover a deal to sell Brazil midfielder Allan, 29.(Express)external-link

West Hamwant more than £80m for England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, amid interest fromChelsea.(Times – subscription required)external-link

Bayer Leverkusensporting director Rudi Voller insists 21-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, a target ofChelsea, will only be allowed to leave “under certain conditions”.(Kicker, via Standard)external-link

Chelsea’sItaly left-back Emerson Palmieri, 26, has agreed personal terms with Serie A sideInter Milan.(Calciomercato, via Express)external-link

The Blues lead Premier League rivalsArsenalin the race to signReal Madrid’s23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, due to being in next season’s Champions League.(AS – in Spanish)external-link

The agent of Brazil international Philippe Coutinho, 28, believes theBarcelonamidfielder could remain at the Nou Camp despite being linked with a Premier League move.(TalkSport)external-link

Championship sideStoke Cityhave cut their asking price for England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 27, to around £8-10m.(Sky Sports)external-link

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