Football gossip: Wan-Bissaka, Joelinton, Saul, Rakitic, Hart, Rondon, Meunier

Football gossip

Arsenal head the chase for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, who is rated at £40m. (Sun)external-link

Newcastle are prepared to break their transfer record and have agreed a £51m deal to sign Brazilian striker Joelinton, 22, from Hoffenheim in the summer. (Sport1, via Star)external-link

Barcelona are ready to bid 110m euros (£95m) for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 24, who has also been linked with Chelsea. (AS)external-link

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are monitoring Barcelona's Croatia international midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 30. (Mundo Deportivo)external-link

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 30, says he wants to stay at the Nou Camp after facing questions about a potential exit. (Marca)external-link

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told close friends that interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be given the job permanently. (Mail)external-link

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, made himself a target for critics with his flamboyant lifestyle. (Express)external-link

Arsenal are set to hire Roma sporting director Monchi when his contract expires at the end of June. (Star)external-link

Burnley and England keeper Joe Hart, 31, could be set for a move to Major League Soccer in the United States. (Sun)external-link

Striker Salomon Rondon, 29, on loan at Newcastle from West Brom, has revealed he is happy to remain with the Magpies beyond this season. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Everton have made an approach to sign Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier, 27. (Le10Sport, via Talksport)external-link

Arsenal want to bring in their former winger Marc Overmars as their technical director but the move is being blocked by his current club Ajax. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal will offer defender Rob Holding, 23, a new deal after he suffered a long-term injury in December. (Mirror)external-link

Brazil international full-back Marcelo is ready to leave Real Madrid and Juventus are interested in signing the 30-year-old. (Calciomercato)external-link

Leicester manager Claude Puel has pleaded with Foxes fans to stick with his young side after they lost their fourth consecutive home game. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Liverpool managing director Billy Hogan says transfer funds will be available to manager Jurgen Klopp this summer. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former Premier League official Mark Clattenburg will return to full-time refereeing in the Chinese Super League from 1 March having completed a two-year stay as director of refereeing in Saudi Arabia. (Mail)external-link

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