Football transfer gossip: Ronaldo, Conte, Dier, Lacazette, Traore

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Real Madrid say forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has not told the club he wishes to leave. (ABC - in Spanish)

However, the Portugal striker is not planning to return to Spain after playing at the Confederations Cup in Russia. (Record - in Portuguese)

Ronaldo told his agent Jorge Mendes two months ago that he wanted to leave Madrid. (AS)

Paris St-Germain would be favourites to sign Ronaldo if he does move as the French club held secret talks with agent Jorge Mendes hours before the forward helped Real Madrid win the Champions League. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea are not prepared to give Antonio Conte greater control over their recruitment policy, amid suggestions the manager is growing frustrated with a lack of summer signings. (Guardian)

But the Blues have no intention of allowing Conte to leave and will support him in the transfer market, with deals for four players - including Everton's 23-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku - set to take spending up to £250m.(Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have had a £55.2m bid for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro rejected but the Italian club will let the 26-year-old leave if he says he wants a move. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are preparing to sell Kevin Wimmer but want £20m for the 24-year-old Austria defender. (Sun)

Manchester City reserve keeper Willy Caballero, 35, is likely to be confirmed as Chelsea's first signing of the summer.(Evening Standard)

Tottenham have told Manchester United that they will have to spend £50m to sign their 23-year-old England midfielder Eric Dier.(Daily Telegraph)

United are being offered the chance to sign AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18, as their stopper David de Gea, 26, has apparently started house hunting in Madrid. (Diario Gol via Daily Express)

Arsenal will go back to Lyon with an improved bid of close to £50m for France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26. The Gunners had a £30m offer rejected last summer. (Daily Telegraph)

Lyon are in advanced negotiations over a loan deal for Chelsea's 21-year-old forward Bertrand Traore, who spent last season at Ajax. (Evening Standard)

Juventus right-back Dani Alves, 34, has been strongly criticised by the club's fans after suggesting forward forward Pablo Dybala, 23, should leave to further his career. (Il Giornale - in Italian)

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 33, is close to leaving Fenerbahce and sealing a move back to Feynoord in his native Netherlands. ( - in Dutch)

West Ham are interested in signing Middlesbrough's 21-year-old winger Adama Traore, but Boro do not need to raise money from sales. (Teesside Gazette)

Inter Milan will hold out for £45m from Manchester United for Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, but the Red Devils' valuation is closer to £30m. (Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Douglas Costa, 26, is set for a £26m move to Juventus, where he has agreed a four-year deal.(L'Equipe - in French)

Arsenal are set to try to beat Everton to sign AC Milan forward M'Baye Niang, 22, who was on loan at Watford last season.(Hertfordshire Mercury)

Birmingham are still waiting to hear if former Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, has accepted their offer of close to £100,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)

Swansea remain in talks with Turkish side Galatasaray over the sale of striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 31, who spent last season on loan at French side Marseille. (Wales Online)

Hull and Newcastle are both keen to sign Chelsea's 19-year-old striker Tammy Abraham on loan. (Sun)

Manchester City have given manager Pep Guardiola £300m for transfers this summer but refuse to spend £70m on Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 25. (Manchester Evening News)

La Liga side Malaga could be priced out of a deal for Swansea striker Borja Baston, 24. The Swans hope to recoup a large chunk of the club-record £15.5m fee they paid for the Spaniard last summer. (Wales Online)

Real Sociedad are interested in signing Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj but know they face competition for the 22-year-old. (Daily Express)

Stoke are yet to receive any offers for Giannelli Imbula, a month after manager Mark Hughes said the 24-year-old midfielder, who was a club-record signing in February 2016, could leave this summer.(Stoke Sentinel)

Preston boss Simon Grayson has been linked with the vacant Sunderland job and, even though he says he is "fully committed" to his current club, he added: "if anything changes along the way, that's just football". (Talksport)

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Saturday's Daily Mirror leads with the uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid future


Brentford goalkeeper Dan Bentley, 23, saved a holiday maker from drowning in Thailand. Bentley's partner Laura tweeted her pride, calling him a "hero".(GetWestLondon)

A new set of rules are being looked at by the International Football Association Board, including allowing players to dribble from free-kicks and corners plus penalties being awarded if keepers handle a back pass. (Times - subscription required)

Japanese side Vissel Kobe are looking for 200 "enthusiastic applicants" to welcome their new signing, ex-Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, on 6 July. (Club website - in Japanese)

Everton's new stadium could feature a removable running track. (Times - subscription required)

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan, 31, says that British tax laws were a factor in his decision to leave Sunderland in 2012. (Joy FM, via Newcastle Chronicle)

Best of Friday's transfer gossip

There is "mutual tension" between Chelsea and their manager Antonio Conte after the Italian told striker Diego Costa by text message that he is not part of the plans for next season.(Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Jose Mourinho has valued Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, at £100m amid interest from Real Madrid and has told the La Liga champions they can sign the Spaniard for £45m plus striker Alvaro Morata, 24. (Daily Star)

Liverpool want to raise about £60m on player sales by offloading defender Mamadou Sakho, 27, for £30m, full-back Alberto Moreno, 24, for £12m and 23-year-old forward Lazar Markovic for £20m.(Times - subscription required)

Arsenal have had a £17.6m bid rejected for Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, 29, but the Serie A champions are looking for about £30m for the former Chelsea player. (Sun)

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