LATEST FOOTBALL UPDATES
Bayern Munich are prepared to break their club-record 80m euro (£68m) fee to sign 30-year-old England striker Harry Kane from Tottenham.
Tottenham and Bayern held talks in London on Monday and are about £25m apart in their valuation of Kane.
(Athletic – subscription)
Tottenham could use the money raised by Kane’s sale to bring in Barcelona’s Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 26, and 28-year-old France defender Clement Lenglet.
(Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)
Tottenham are eyeing Nottingham Forest’s £50m-rated Wales forward Brennan Johnson, 22, if Kane is sold.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly faces competition from Barcelona in offering a player-plus-cash deal to Paris St-Germain for 24-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe.
Chelsea are exploring a potential swap deal involving Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 30, and Juventus’ 23-year-old Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic.
PSG have rekindled their interest in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 24-year-old France forward Randal Kolo Muani.
(L’Equipe – in French)
Chelsea’s 20-year-old English defender Levi Colwell has agreed to sign a new six-year contract.
Liverpool are preparing an improved offer for Southampton’s £50m-rated Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, with Chelsea and Manchester United also keen on the 19-year-old.
Liverpool are closing in on a deal for Leicester City’s 16-year-old English midfielder Trey Nyoni.
West Ham are ready to walk away from a deal to sign Southampton’s £40m-rated England midfielder James Ward-Prowse after having a second bid rejected for the 28-year-old. (Guardian)
West Ham have rejected a £17m offer from Inter Milan for 24-year-old Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca. (Talksport)
Burnley are in talks with Arsenal over a season-long loan deal for 23-year-old Belgium midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga. United States defender Auston Trusty, 24, could also leave the Gunners, with Sheffield United leading contenders to sign him. (Telegraph – subscription)
Paris St-Germain are not prepared to accept an offer worth 30m euros (£25.7m) from Saudi side Al-Hilal for 30-year-old Italy midfielder Marco Verratti. (Fabrizio Romano)
Al-Hilal have made a 140m euro (£120.3m) bid for Napoli’s 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen. (Sky Sports)
Chelsea have begun formal talks with Brighton over signing 25-year-old Spain goalkeeper Robert Sanchez. (Talksport)
Brighton have not responded to Chelsea’s opening offer for Sanchez. (Athletic – subscription)
Chelsea want £45m for English defender Trevoh Chalobah, who is set to leave after they agreed a deal for 25-year-old France defender Axel Disasi. Inter Milan are interested in Chalobah. (Evening Standard)
Everton, Wolves and Bournemouth are keen on Southampton’s 27-year-old Scotland striker Che Adams. (Football Insider)
Nottingham Forest want Rosario Central’s 19-year-old Argentine striker Alejo Veliz, but face competition from AC Milan. (Sky Italy – in Italian)
Barcelona could move for Atletico Madrid’s Portugal forward Joao Felix, 23, if France winger Ousmane Dembele, 26, joins Paris St-Germain. (Sport – in Spanish)