Transfer rumours: De Bruyne, Sterling, Skriniar, Zidane, Cantwell, Matic

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Real Madrid are planning a fresh move for Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 29. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City are ready to open negotiations over new contracts for Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 28, and England forward Raheem Sterling, 25. (Mail)external-link

Manchester City will make an improved bid for Inter's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, this summer, having already failed with an offer of 60m euros (£52m). (Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Arsenal could be forced to sell captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, this summer because of his wage demands. The Gabon striker is in talks over a new contract and wants £300,000-a-week. (Mail)external-link

Juventus are willing to offer Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane a £7m deal to lure their former player back to take charge at the end of the season. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham will rival Liverpool and Manchester United for Norwich's highly-rated English midfielder Todd Cantwell, 22. (Express)external-link

Manchester United have still not triggered the one-year extension in 31-year-old Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic's contract, which expires this summer. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Chelsea are in talks to sign VfL Bochum's French-born Germany Under-18 central defender Armel Bella-Kotchap, 18. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea's France international striker Olivier Giroud, 32, linked with Inter Milan and other clubs, now wants to stay at Stamford Bridge and has targeted a new contract. (Evening Standard)external-link

Young Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 18, is a target for Real Madrid and Barcelona. (Star)external-link

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is targeting a return to action from ankle trouble this month and is hopeful of being fit for England's friendlies against Italy and Denmark. (Evening Standard)external-link

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both interested in signing Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier, 28, when his Paris St-Germain contract expires at the end of the season. (Goal)external-link

Former Manchester United midfielder Nani told Portugal playmaker Bruno Fernandes that he should snub Manchester City in favour of a move to Old Trafford when the 25-year-old was considering leaving Sporting Lisbon. (Star)external-link

Brentford's English striker Ollie Watkins, 24, says his "dream" is to play Premier League football with the Bees next season - but left the door open to a move should they fail to get promoted. (Evening Standard)external-link

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray says the club have no intention of losing Republic of Ireland defender Derrick Williams, 27, after interest from Major League Soccer emerged. (Lancashire Telegraph)external-link

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