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Transfer rumours: Lewandowski, Sterling, Dembele, Raphinha, Jesus, Ekitike, Kounde, Eriksen

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski still wants to leave Bayern Munich, despite the German club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic travelling to meet the 33-year-old face-to-face to try to change his mind. (Sky Germany)external-link

Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in England forward Raheem Sterling in recent weeks, while Barcelona and Chelsea are monitoring developments over the 27-year-old’s uncertain future at Manchester City. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea have moved towards a deal for Sterling after getting tired in their pursuit of Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, 25, with Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich also interested in the France winger as he is set to become a free agent. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal have made an opening bid for Raphinha that is so far below Leeds’ £50m valuation of the Brazil winger, 25, that it will likely be rejected. (Times – subscription required)external-link

Arsenal will continue discussions to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, with Tottenham and Paris St-Germain also monitoring developments with the Brazil forward, 25. (Mail)external-link

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSG are set to rival Newcastle United for the signing of French striker Hugo Ekitike, 20, from Reims. (L’Equipe – in French) external-link

Ekitike, however, is poised to fly back from holiday early to complete a £26.5m move to Newcastle. (Chronicle)external-link

Barcelona want to sign France defender Jules Kounde, but do not want to pay Sevilla’s 60m euros (£51.5m) asking price for the 23-year-old. (Marca) external-link

Brentford have not given up hope of signing Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, who joined them on loan in January before leaving at the end of last season. Manchester United are also interested in the 30-year-old. (90 Min)external-link

Manchester United will have to choose between Argentina centre-back Lisandro Martinez, 24, and Brazil winger Antony, 22, who both play for new boss Erik ten Hag’s former club Ajax. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal and Newcastle are keen on 26-year-old Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz, whose contract with Napoli runs out in 2023. (Corriere dello Sport, via Mail)external-link

Chelsea are interested in Lens’ 29-year-old France international full-back Jonathan Clauss. (Goal)external-link

Tottenham are set to hold further talks to sign England Under-21 right-back Djed Spence from Middlesbrough. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest and helped them get promoted to the Premier League. (Sky Sports) external-link

Borussia Dortmund, who sold 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland to Manchester City, are set to sign Ivory Coast striker Sebastien Haller from Ajax for 36m euros (£31m). (ESPN)external-link

Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel will join Atletico Madrid when the 33-year-old’s contract expires at Dortmund this summer. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

Wolves are to hold talks about signing 25-year-old Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa from Flamengo and Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21, from River Plate. (90 Min)external-link

Rangers could sell Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos if they cannot agree a new contract with the 26-year-old, whose current deal runs out in summer 2023. (90 Min)external-link

Manchester United expect France forward Anthony Martial to be at the club next season because of the lack of interest in the 26-year-old. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manchester United are ready to accept around £20m for Martial, whose wages are putting off potential buyers, and £8.5m for Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 28, who has been offered to Newcastle. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United are considering 27-year-old Watford and Austria goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann as back-up to 31-year-old Spain international David de Gea, with England’s Dean Henderson, 25, expected to leave the Old Trafford club to join Nottingham Forest on loan. (Goal)external-link

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