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Gossip Columned – Episode 35

Have you heard today’s gossip? A 10 minute blast of who is going where this summer and on the menu today is:

Liverpool have no plans to resurrect a deal for 25-year-old Lyon and France playmaker Nabil Fekir, despite claims to the contrary in his homeland. (Independent)

Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici has travelled to the London offices of Manchester United for face-to-face talks over the potential transfer of France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26. (Sky Sports Italy, via Sky Sports)

United’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed personal terms with Inter Milan in a deal which could earn the 26-year-old £6.6m in bonuses until 2024. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Metro)

Manchester City have been put off by Leicester’s £90m valuation of England centre-back Harry Maguire, 26 and the proposed transfer has been put on hold. (Mail)

Manchester United are leading the chase to sign Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon, with Liverpool and Manchester City also interested in the 24-year-old. (Radio Rossonera, via Sun)

Borussia Dortmund are monitoring developments with Arsenal’s 33-year-old French defender Laurent Koscielny, who could be allowed to leave this summer. (Mail)

Crystal Palace’s English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, favours a move to Manchester United this summer. Palace value the defender at £70m. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham are prepared to break their transfer record twice this summer to sign Real Betis and Argentina playmaker Giovani lo Celso, 23 and Lyon’s 22-year-old France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. (Mirror)

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will let Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, leave the club if the right offer is made for the player. (Cadena SER – in Spanish)

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for German goalkeeper Markus Schubert, 21, from Dynamo Dresden. (Independent)

Everton and Paris St-Germain are both keen on Ajax’s Brazilian forward David Neres, 22. (Esporte – in Spanish)

PSG’s France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, could stay with the Ligue 1 champions despite being left out of the team for the second half of last season. (ESPN)

Bournemouth’s 25-year-old Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, a transfer target for Arsenal, has hinted he will stay with the Cherries for another year. (Mirror)

Belgium’s 27-year-old right-back Thomas Meunier, who has also been linked with a move to the Gunners, says he wants to stay at PSG. (Express)

New Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, 28, revealed ex-Chelsea goalkeeper and Belgium international team-mate Thibaut Courtois helped persuade him to join the Spanish club. (Football.London)

Fulham midfielder Cody Drameh, 17, is set to join Eintracht Frankfurt and become the latest English youngster to move to the Bundesliga. (Mirror)

Chelsea’s 24-year-old French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who spent the 2018-19 season on loan at AC Milan, says he “does not have a choice” but to return to the Premier League club. (L’Equipe – in French)

Blues assistant manager Gianfranco Zola is unsure of his future at the Stamford Bridge club as the Italian’s deal expires later this month and he has not been offered an extension. (Times – subscription required)

Chelsea will reject the chance to sell France defender Kurt Zouma to Everton, where the 24-year-old spent last season on loan, because of the transfer embargo the Stamford Bridge club are operating under. (Star)

Wolves have pulled out of the race to sign West Brom and Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, 29, because of the cost of the deal. (Football Insider)

Lazio’s 24-year-old Belgium defender Jordan Lukaku is set to be offered in a swap deal for Newcastle’s English captain Jamaal Lascelles, 25. (Il Messaggero – in Italian)

West Ham have agreed a deal worth £40m for Villarreal’s Spanish attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals, 23. (Football Insider)

Stoke City are lining up Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart, 32, as a replacement for 26-year-old fellow England international Jack Butland. Butland has been linked with a move to Aston Villa. (Sun)

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