Chelsea & Al-Hilal want Mbappe – Sunday

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Chelsea and Saudi club Al-Hilal have begun the process of trying to sign 24-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, who has not travelled with Paris St-Germain on their pre-season tour of Asia. (RMC Sport – in French)external-link

Al-Hilal have made Mbappe the same offer they made to Lionel Messi – 400m euros a year (£346.3m) until 2026, although he has an agreement in principle to join Real Madrid as a free agent next summer. (Nicolo Schira)external-link

Mbappe is prepared to sit out an entire season and leave PSG on a free transfer next summer after the French champions put him up for sale on Friday. (Sky Sports)external-link

Harry Kane’s wife has been spotted in Munich, looking for properties and schools ahead of a potential move from Tottenham to Bayern Munich for the 29-year-old England striker. (Bild – in German; subscription required)external-link

Chelsea have made contact with Ajax to express an interest in signing Ghana attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus, 22. (The Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Victor Osimhen’s contract negotiations with Napoli remain at a stalemate, opening the door for Chelsea or Manchester United to sign the Nigeria striker, 24. (Corriere dello Sport, via Goal)external-link

Inter Milan believe it is now impossible to consider bringing Romelu Lukaku back to the club from Chelsea after the Belgium striker, 30, approached rivals AC Milan and Juventus about a potential move. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

Galatasaray have offered 30-year-old Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, who is a free agent after his Crystal Palace contract expired, a deal worth about £8m a year. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 36, is willing to pay out of his own pocket to leave Gremio and be reunited with former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami. (ESPN, via Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Manchester City have been told they will have to pay RB Leipzig’s full £87m valuation to sign Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 21. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Crystal Palace are considering a move for Manchester City’s unsettled Spain defender Aymeric Laporte, 29. (Star Sunday)external-link

Manchester United look ready to take up the extra year option on English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 25, despite Palace being interested in re-signing him. (Sunday Sun)external-link

Fulham are set to spend more than £30m on two new centre-backs – Southampton’s Ghana international Mohammed Salisu, 24, and Ajax’s Italy-born Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey, 23. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Jamaica forward Michail Antonio, 33, is keen to quit West Ham to join Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq this summer. (Football Insider)external-link

England striker Ivan Toney, 27, is considering changing agents, a sign that he is looking to leave Brentford even before his eight-month ban for breaking betting rules ends in January. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United believe a price of £50-60m would be a fair valuation of Atalanta’s Denmark striker Rasmus Hojlund, 20. (Football Insider)external-link

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has hinted at a potential swap deal involving Levi Colwill, with Chelsea using their English centre-back, 20, to help them sign the Seagulls’ Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21. (Talksport)external-link

Liverpool are still in contact with Southampton over a deal for Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, 19, and are hopeful an agreement can be secured by the end of July. (Football Insider)external-link

Southampton have turned down a new approach from Newcastle for England Under-21 right-back Tino Livramento, 20. (Talksport)external-link

Watford’s Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 25, is closing in on a move to Marseille despite interest from Everton, which will not affect the French club’s pursuit of Sarr’s compatriot, Sheffield United forward Iliman Ndiaye, 23. (FootMercato – in French)external-link

Manchester United are set to announce the double signing of twin brothers Jack and Tyler Fletcher, sons of former United midfielder Darren Fletcher, from Manchester City in a British record deal for 16-year-olds. (Fabrizio Romano)external-link

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