Transfer rumours: Coutinho, Haaland, Traore, Puig, Wirtz, Di Maria


Aston Villa have the option to buy on-loan Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, but Arsenal are interested in signing the 29-year-old from Barcelona this summer. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Erling Braut Haaland’s priority this summer is a move to Spain with Real Madrid or Barcelona, despite reports claiming the 21-year-old Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker has a deal in place to join Manchester City. (Sport)external-link

Barcelona president Joan Laporta says they will not sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland this summer if the transfer risks putting the club in financial danger. (TV3, via Goal)external-link

Barcelona are keen to sign on-loan Spain winger Adama Traore, 26, on a permanent deal from Wolves in the summer and could offer Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig, 22, as part of the deal. (90Min)external-link

Chelsea’s Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, who has been linked with Barcelona, is not free to leave this summer when his deal was set to run out because a renewal clause in the 32-year-old’s contract has been triggered. (Marca)external-link

Scouts from Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle have been watching Bayer Leverkusen’s 18-year-old Germany midfielder Florian Wirtz, but he has suffered a serious knee injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season. (Express)external-link

Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 33, wants to leave Paris St-Germain this summer and could make a return to Benfica. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Coach Mauricio Pochettino and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, are set to lead the high-profile exits from Paris St-Germain this summer. (L’Equipe, via Mirror)external-link

Zinedine Zidane has been tipped to replace Mauricio Pochettino as PSG coach and is looking at making signings from former club Real Madrid, including 30-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro. (El Nacional – in Catalan)external-link

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 34, looks set to leave Inter Milan this summer, with Flamengo interested in taking him back to South America. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Juventus are willing to sell France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, this summer. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Roma are planning a summer bid for Barcelona’s 21-year-old USA defender Sergino Dest. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

The use of five substitutes in the Premier League could be re-introduced from the start of next season, with a vote on the issue expected in June. (Mail)external-link

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