Transfer rumours: Werner, Coutinho, Bellerin, Bellingham, Tolisso, Havertz

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Germany forward Timo Werner's £52m move from RB Leipzig to Chelsea is being held up by Covid-19 quarantine regulations preventing the 24-year-old having a medical. (The Athletic - subscription required)external-link

However, the Blues expect to complete the deal this weekend. (Standard)external-link

Barcelona are looking at defenders from Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea who could be included in a potential swap deal for 27-year-old Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Inter Milan are planning to make a £27m bid this summer for Arsenal's 25-year-old Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin. (Express)external-link

Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 28, is set to become the highest-paid player in Liverpool's history with a new five-year, £220,000-a-week deal. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Paris St-Germain and France left-back Layvin Kurzawa. The 27-year-old is also a target for Arsenal. (Express)external-link

Bayern Munich's German forward Thomas Muller, 30, said he would welcome linking up at club level with Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz. The 21-year-old Germany international is tipped to leave Leverkusen this summer. (Metro)external-link

Birmingham City's 17-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham seems set to turn down a move to Manchester United and join Borussia Dortmund instead. (Sport Bild, via Talksport)external-link

The agent of Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso has denied reports he has held talks with Manchester United over a transfer for the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Standard, via Sky Germany)external-link

Manchester United and Arsenal have both enquired about Gent and Canada striker Jonathan David, 20. (HLN - in Dutch)external-link

Talks are continuing between Juventus and Barcelona over a potential swap deal featuring Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, and 23-year-old Brazil international Arthur Melo. (Independent)external-link

France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, could be sold to Real Madrid by Chelsea this summer in order to raise transfer funds. (Express)external-link

The Blues' planned summer transfer spending is set to be boosted by £13.5m thanks to the sale of 25-year-old midfielder Croatia Mario Pasalic to Atalanta, where he has been on loan for the past two years. (Football London)external-link

Wolves have become the latest Premier League club to show an interest in 22-year-old Rennes defender Axel Disasi and have put in a £13.5m bid for the Frenchman. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Tottenham are increasingly confident of agreeing a new contract with midfielder Eric Dier this summer, before the 26-year-old England international enters the final year of his deal. (Football Insider)external-link

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo but despite being keen to get rid of some of their high earners, the Serie A club are not keen to sell the 20-year-old Italy international. (Tuttosport)external-link

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal insists he is just focusing on his football and not thinking about a possible move away from the Nou Camp. The 33-year-old Chilean is entering the final year of his contract. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal target Thomas Partey wants to remain at Atletico Madrid on increased wages amid speculation over his future. The Ghana midfielder has a £45m release clause in his contract. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

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