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Transfer news and football gossip: Manchester United move for Juventus ace, Arsenal to land wonderkid, plus Tottenham striker update rounds up all the latest gossip from Saturday’s newspapers and online.

Manchester United have held talks with representatives of Marcus Rashford and are hopeful the striker will sign a new five-year contract at Old Trafford worth £150,000-a-week. (Mail)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to recruit Juventus winger Douglas Costa but could face competition from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. (Tuttosport, via Express)

Former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has told his team-mates he is considering leaving Barcelona this summer. He has been linked with a Premier League return as Manchester United and Chelsea are also thought to be interested. (Express)

Coutinho moved to Barcelona last January for £142million

Arsenal reportedly have an agreement in place to sign Ituano’s highly-rated 17-year-old forward Gabriel Martinelli. (Mirror)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, says he has held initial talks with Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley over a contract extension. (Sky Sports)

Meanwhile, Benitez says that he and Salomon Rondon, 29, have decided to postpone the on-loan striker’s contract talks until the end of the season. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse, 31, is stalling on a new contract and could become available on a free transfer this summer, with Tottenham andInter Milan likely to challenge for his services. (FULL STORY HERE)

Max Kruse has emerged as a Tottenham target once again

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo says that there are still ends to be tied up as Wolves close in on the permanent capture of Raul Jimenez, 27. (Birmingham Mail)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned that the new £1billion stadium alone will not be enough to convince new players to sign for the club or make current players turn down offers. (London Evening Standard)

Lozano has starred for PSV this season

PSV’s Mexico international winger Hirving Lozano, 23, ‘dreams’ of a move to Manchester United, according to the president of the player’s first club, Pachuca. (Manchester Evening News)

Spanish side Atletico Madrid have targeted Bayer Leverkusen’s Brazilian left-back Wendell as replacement for Bayern Munich-bound Lucas Hernandez – but could face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Roma. (AS)

Martin O’Neill has dropped a broad hint that forward Diogo Goncalves, 23, is unlikely to remain at Nottingham Forest beyond the end of his loan spell from Benfica. (Nottingham Post)


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