Transfer rumours: Salah, Haaland, Neto, Raphinha, Botman, Nunez, Sarr

Transfer rumours: Salah, Haaland, Neto, Raphinha, Botman, Nunez, Sarr

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Barcelona manager Xavi is determined to bring Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah, 29, to the Nou Camp as the cash-strapped Catalan giants look set to miss out on main target Erling Braut Haaland. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanishexternal-link)

The Catalan club also have an eye on Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33. (Mail)external-link

Liverpool’s hopes of signing Spain midfielder Gavi have been boosted by the 17-year-old turning down a third offer of a new deal at Barcelona. (Marca – via Talksport)external-link

Leeds United have rejected a £29m offer from Barcelona for Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, whose buyout clause is set at £60m. (Sport, in Spanishexternal-link)

Wolves and Portugal winger Pedro Neto is on Paris St-Germain’s wanted list as the 22-year-old makes his comeback from a long-term injury. (Mailexternal-link)

Newcastle United are preparing to fight AC Milan to sign 22-year-old Netherlands central defender Sven Botman from Lille, after failing to land him in January. (The Times, subscription requiredexternal-link)

The Magpies are also looking to strengthen up front by bringing in Benfica and Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez, 22, despite strong interest from Arsenal. (The Athletic, subscription requiredexternal-link)

Arsenal are in negotiations to bring Brazil manager Tite, 60, to the club when he steps down from his post after the Qatar World Cup. (ESPN – via Star)external-link

Manchester United are keen on Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji, 26, who has refused new contract offers from Borussia Dortmund and is valued at about £25m by the Bundesliga club. (Mirrorexternal-link)

Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are battling to sign Rangers’ 16-year-old Scottish striker Rory Wilson. (Starexternal-link)

Liverpool will not join the race to sign West Ham United and England midfielder Declan Rice this summer despite manager Jurgen Klopp being a huge admirer of the 23-year-old, who is a target for Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. (Football Insider)external-link

Arsenal and Tottenham are courting French midfielder Lesley Ugochukwu, 18, who plays for Ligue 1 side Rennes. (l’Equipe, in Frenchexternal-link)

Arsenal and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 29, remains a target for Roma manager Jose Mourinho. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italianexternal-link)

Marcelo Bielsa has been contacted about returning to management less than a month after being sacked by Leeds United. (Star)external-link

Hollywood actor George Clooney has not ruled out the prospect of buying Derby County. (Sun)external-link

West Ham will land long-term target Nikola Milenkovic, 24, as the Fiorentina and Serbia defender has made a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with the Hammers. (TeamTalkexternal-link)

Ismaila Sarr could leave Watford for Liverpool in the summer with the Reds reigniting their interest in the 24-year-old Senegal winger, but they face competition from AC Milan. (Corriere dello Sportexternal-link)

Tottenham are lining up a deal for French defender Boubacar Kamara, 22, whose contract at Marseille ends in the summer. (Football Londonexternal-link)

Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard will have surgery this week, keeping him out of action for a month and complicating a mooted return to Chelsea for the 31-year-old Belgium playmaker. (Marcaexternal-link)

Charlton defender Lucas Ness, 22, is being tracked by multiple clubs including Norwich City, Burnley, Coventry City and Plymouth Argyle. (Football League Worldexternal-link)

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