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Transfer news and football gossip: Chelsea plan Nathan Ake bid, West Ham make second Shelvey offer, Leeds to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Sunday’s papers and online

Chelsea are considering the possibility of re-signing Nathan Ake, two years after the defender was sold to Bournemouth. The Blues have a £40million buy-back clause for the 23-year-old. (Sun)

West Ham are going to submit a second offer for Jonjo Shelvey, the Newcastle midfielder. An opening £10million bid has already been rejected by the Magpies. (Express)

Leeds United are close to completing the signing of Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, with the two sides in advanced talks. The player himself is positive for the move as he wants more regulat first-team football. (Marca)

Gareth Southgate has been earmarked as a potential Manchester United manager by club chiefs. The England boss has entered the running as the Old Trafford hierarchy fear Mauricio Pochettino will refuse to leave Tottenham in the summer. (Telegraph)

Southgate has emerged as a shock target of Manchester United’s

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is also a target of United’s, with contact reportedly made between the club and the Argentine coach. (Mirror)

Tottenham have set Harry Kane’s asking price at £310million amid interest in the England captain from Real Madrid. (Sun)

Manchester United look set to fail in a bid to sign former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, as the Brazil star does not want to leave Barcelona this month. He will consider departing Camp Nou in the summer if his situation does not change, however. (Mundo Deportivo)

Coutinho’s move to Liverpool has not gone as planned

Jack Clarke, the Leeds United wonderkid, is attracting interest from Premier League clubs after some excellent performances for the Championship leaders. He has 18-months remaining on his contract, and Manchester City are known admirers of the teenager. (Mail)

Chelsea and Tottenham are expecting to receive bids for Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen from Real Madrid in the summer. (Sun)

Spurs have made contact with Ajax over a potential deal for Frenkie de Jong, though they will not move for the 21-year-old until the summer. (Express)

And here are the top stories…

Chelsea transfer latest: Gennaro Gattuso confirms Gonzalo Higuain has decided to leave Milan

Manchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba ‘offered’ to Juventus in stunning swap deal for Douglas Costa

‘I’m not in charge of the market’ – Maurizio Sarri unsure on Willian’s Chelsea future after Brazilian scores winner against Newcastle

Willian has been linked with moves to Barcelona or the Chinese Super League

‘It’s all about the cups’ – Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to focus on Europa League and FA Cup success after West Ham defeat

West Ham United star Declan Rice celebrates match-winning performance against Arsenal at the pub with Hammers fans

Jurgen Klopp hails ‘brilliant’ Fabinho but claims there was ‘no doubt’ Liverpool midfielder would thrive in defence against Brighton


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