Transfer rumours: Ibrahimovic, Smalling, Tuchel, White, Kostic

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AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini says Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has an automatic renewal clause if the Italians qualify for the Champions League. (Mail)external-link

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca wants to sign England defender Chris Smalling, 30, and 31-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan - who are on loan at the Serie A aide from Manchester United and Arsenal respectively - on permanent deals. (Sky Sports)external-link

Paris St-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is thought to be in talks with Bayern Munich over a move back to his native Germany. (90 Min)external-link

Liverpool's talent scout has been watching Brighton's English defender Ben White, 22, on loan at Leeds. (The Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Barcelona are close to signing of 20-year-old Spanish centre-back Hugo Guillamon from Valencia's reserve team.(Sport)external-link

Crystal Palace are looking at 27-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt and Serbia winger Filip Kostic - once a Liverpool target - as a potential £10m replacement for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27.(HITC, via Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, says January was "difficult" after a move away from the club did not materialise and negotiations over a new contract, which expires in June, stalled. (Goal)external-link

Aston Villa and West Ham United are both monitoring Gillingham's English defender Jack Tucker, 20. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Villa are targeting 13-year-old striker Daniel Akinleye, from French third-tier club Quevilly-Rouen Metropole. However, Akinleye, who was born in France to Nigerian parents, wants to follow in the footsteps of Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo, 30, and play for Manchester United.(Birmingham Mail)external-link

United have invited two Polish defenders - Radoslaw Sewerys of Korona Kielce and Akademia Chorzow's Mateusz Lipp, both 16, for a week-long trial. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Real Madrid's 19-year-old Brazilian forward Rodrygo will miss Sunday's Clasico at home to Barcelona through suspension after being sent off for goading the opposition goalkeeper after scoring for the club's second team. He was being tipped to come into the starting XI to replace the injured Eden Hazard. (Goal)external-link

Rangers are interested in West Brom's Rayhaan Tulloch. The 19-year-old English winger is out of contract at the Hawthorns this summer. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester City will train at Atletico Madrid's ground on Wednesday morning before their Champions League last-16 match against neighbours Real at the Bernabeu that night. The Wanda Metropolitano was the venue for last season's final. (AS)external-link

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