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Plus, a former Chelsea forward set for return to Premier League and more of today’s big rumours

Here’s a round-up of all the top transfer rumours and football gossip from Monday’s newspapers and online…


Chelsea are considering Barcelona’s £65million offer for Brazilian star Willian, reports claim. The Blues are said to prefer selling the 29-year-old abroad than to a Premier League rival, with Manchester United also interested. (Daily Mail)

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But they will have to battle Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich if they want to sign the France international, who has reportedly told Jose Mourinho he wants to leave Old Trafford with one year left on his contract. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool are set to hold talks with Besiktas over a move for Croatia centre-back Domagoj Vida, who impressed alongside Dejan Lovren on their country’s run to the World Cup final. (Daily Star)

Meanwhile, United have put Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire, Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and AC Milan’s Leonardo Bonucci on their list of targets as Mourinho looks to strengthen his back-line. (Daily Mail)

A deal for Maguire, one of England’s stand-out stars of the World Cup, could cost the Red Devils up to £65million and would likely see Marcos Rojo leave the club. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City are among the clubs on alert with reports in Spain claiming Real Madrid’s Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 24, wants to leave the club to get more first-team football. (Marca)

Former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle is a target for Fulham. The 27-year-old German winger is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund before the transfer window shuts, with Crystal Palace, Everton and Lazio also linked. (Daily Mail)

United right-back Matteo Darmian could be snapped up by Napoli, according to reports, despite strong links with a move to Juventus. The club are keen to sell the 28-year-old Italian this summer before he becomes a free agent. (The Sun)

Jack Grealish will tell Aston Villa’s new owners that he wants to pursue his dreams of Champions League football and join Tottenham this summer. A billionaire takeover means Villa will be less inclined to sell their star man, but Grealish is keen to take a step forward in his career and join Spurs. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton manager Marco Silva has remained tight-lipped on speculation over a reported £40m deal to sign Watford star Richarlison. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City’s Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko has prompted questions about his future after admitting he does not know what it holds. The 21-year-old has been linked with Premier League new boys Wolves. (Manchester Evening News)

Wolves are also in talks to sign 31-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £6million. (Daily Mail)





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