Salah U-turn after Barca promise – Tuesday’s gossip

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 29, told close friends that he was willing to commit his future to Liverpool but performed a U-turn after Barcelona promised him a move to the Nou Camp next summer. (Mirror) external-link

Real Madrid could look to hijack Arsenal’s bid to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City this summer. Atletico Madrid are also interested in the Brazil forward. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City have ramped up their interest in Arsenal and England winger Bukayo Saka, 20, as they look to steal a march on rivals Liverpool, who have also identified him as a future target. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham have no plans to sign Wales captain Gareth Bale for a third time as the 32-year-old winger contemplates where he will prepare for the this year’s World Cup. (Telegraph) external-link

Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 30, has already asked Liverpool team-mate and former Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara if he can move into his house in Munich if he joins the Bundesliga champions this summer. (Mail) external-link

Barcelona are open to negotiating with Manchester United over the transfer of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, to Old Trafford but the Spanish club have yet received a formal offer from United. (Sport – in Spanish) external-link

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal says Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn, 24, needs to leave Tottenham and join Ajax “as soon as possible.” (De Telegraaf via Evening Standard)external-link

Spurs want a fee of 30m euros (£25.6m) in order to let Bergwijn join another club this summer. The player is also a target for Premier League rivals Everton, with Dutch champions Ajax still working on an official bid. (Fabrizio Romano) external-link

Chelsea are interested in Juventus’s Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, but Blues boss Thomas Tuchel’s main defensive target is still 23-year-old Sevilla and France centre-back Jules Kounde. (talkSPORT) external-link

Angel di Maria, 34, has emerged as a low-cost option for Barcelona with the Argentina winger leaving Paris St-Germain when his contract expires in the summer. Barca are also keen on Raphinha, 25, but have been put off by Leeds’ valuation of 60m euros (£51.3m) for their Brazil winger. (Marca in Spanish)external-link

Newcastle are not planning to sign Manchester United’s Dean Henderson, 25, this summer despite being constantly linked with the England goalkeeper. Moves for Everton and England forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 25, and Manchester City and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 27, are proving difficult. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Arsenal are all pursuing Sassuolo and Italy forward Gianluca Scamacca, 23, who scored 16 goals in Serie A last term. (Football Italia)external-link

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are keen on singing Inter Milan’s highly rated Dutch right-back Denzel Dumfries, 26, this summer. (Calciomercato via Mail) external-link

Newcastle sporting director Dan Ashworth has reportedly made it a top priority to bring in a new right winger this summer, with Bayer Leverkusen and France international Moussa Diaby, 22, and Watford and Senegal forward Ismaila Sarr, 24, two players on the list. (Sky Sports) external-link

Dutch defender Sven Botman, 22, who has been linked with a move to Newcastle, says AC Milan are still working on a deal to complete his signing from Lille. (Football Italia)external-link

English centre-back James Tomkins, 33, has reportedly signed a new one-year contract with Crystal Palace, while Scottish midfielder James McArthur, 34, is also understood to have agreed a fresh deal at Selhurst Park. (Sun) external-link

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