Transfer rumours: Pogba, Rudiger, Jesus, Azpilicueta, Neymar, Messi, Nunez


Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, is back on Barcelona’s radar after the Spanish club signed a lucrative sponsorship deal. The 29-year-old France international will be a free agent when his contact with the Old Trafford club ends in the summer. (Sunday Star)external-link

Juventus are to target a move for Manchester City’s Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 24, if the English side manage to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund. (Sunday Star)external-link

Newcastle United are interested in signing 30-year-old Brazil forward Neymar, who has a deal with Paris St-Germain that runs until 2025. (Fichajes, via Teamtalk)external-link

Newcastle are also stepping up their interest in Everton and England defender Ben Godfrey, 24. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Barcelona coach Xavi says former team-mate Lionel Messi, 34, will “always be welcome” at the Nou Camp club. Argentina forward Messi left the La Liga side to join PSG last summer. (Marca)external-link

Messi does not intend to leave PSG and plans to see out the two-year contract he signed with the French club. (Marca)external-link

Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher. The Englishman, 22, is currently on loan at Crystal Palace. (Sunday Sun)external-link

Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta has agreed a deal in principle to join Barcelona on a free transfer and a deal for 32-year-old Spain international is expected to be completed in the summer. (Football Insider)external-link

The agent of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho says the 30-year-old Italy international would like to return to Serie A one day. (Sunday Mirror) external-link

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Morocco and Sevilla keeper Yassine Bounou, 30. (Sunday Mirror) external-link

Manchester United are interested in 24-year-old Turkey defender Merih Demiral, who is on loan at Atalanta from Juventus. (Fanatik)external-link

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has told the club he wants to leave in the summer. The Belgian, 26, is under contract until the end of 2024. (Football Insider)external-link

Atletico Madrid are the team most interested in 22-year-old Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez, who has helped Benfica reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. (Fichajes – in Spanish)external-link

Manchester United are considering a bid for Dundee United’s Swiss goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist, 30, as further cover for David de Gea. (Sunday Sun)external-link

Atletico Madrid have made an offer to 30-year-old Spain midfielder Sergi Roberto, who is set to leave Barcelona when his contract with the club runs out in the summer. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Leeds United are confident of extending English defender Luke Ayling’s deal with the club, with the 30-year-old’s current contract set to run out in summer 2023. (Football Insider)external-link

Newcastle United will let Northern Ireland defender Jamal Lewis leave in the summer, with the Tyneside club wanting about £8m for the 24-year-old. (Football Insider)external-link

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