Transfer rumours: Bellerin, Bale, Kean, Mendy, Ritchie, Luiz, Lacazette

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Barcelona have contacted Arsenal over a potential move for Spain defender Hector Bellerin. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

French champions Paris St-Germain also want to sign right-back Bellerin and have made contact with the 25-year-old's representatives. (Independent)external-link

Rennes have confirmed they are in talks with Chelsea over a deal for Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28. (Goal)external-link

Real Madrid are willing to pay half of Gareth Bale's wages to help the 31-year-old Wales forward leave the Spanish champions. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal are set to make a new bid for 22-year-old Lyon and France midfielder Houssem Aouar, after their initial offer of £31.2m was rejected. (Fabrizio Romano, via ESPN)external-link

Meanwhile, the Gunners are also anticipating a third bid from Aston Villa for Emiliano Martinez as they hold out for close to £20m for the 28-year-old Argentine goalkeeper. (Mail)external-link

Everton and Italy striker Moise Kean, 20, wants to return to Juventus a year after leaving the Serie A giants for the Toffees. (Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Bournemouth want to re-sign Scotland winger Matt Richie from Newcastle United but have been unable to match the 30-year-old's personal terms. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Arsenal and Brazil centre-back David Luiz, 33, could miss the first month of the season after he aggravated a neck problem. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Aston Villa want to sign Bournemouth and Norway forward Joshua King, but the 28-year-old would prefer a move to Manchester United after a deal to go to Old Trafford broke down in the January transfer window. (The Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29, will seek clarification over his role in the team amid rumours the Gunners are willing to sell him this summer. (ESPN)external-link

Watford will not stand in English striker Troy Deeney's way as the 32-year-old seeks a return to Premier League football. (Mail)external-link

Simon Grayson is to be made Wigan Athletic manager by the League One club's administrators. (Sun)external-link

Nottingham Forest are set to sign Paris St-Germain and France Under-21 defender Loic Mbe Soh, 19. (Goal - in French)external-link

QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, 22, wants Crystal Palace to make an offer for him. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United have signed 16-year-old Alejandro Garnacho from Atletico Madrid. The striker will arrive from Spain later this week but will have to quarantine for 14 days. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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