Transfer rumours: Coutinho, Benitez, Aubameyang, Higuain, Werner, Jimenez, King – BBC Sport

Arsenal are to begin talks with Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho’s agent. The Brazilian 27-year-old has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga champions will not pay the £105m required to make the deal permanent. (Le10sport – in French)

Rafael Benitez wants to return to manage Newcastle United once the proposed Saudi Arabia-backed takeover is complete and would like to sign Manchester City centre-back John Stones, 25, and Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, 26. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Paris St-Germain are negotiating an agreement with Arsenal in an attempt to sign forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, for £34m. (Todofichajes)

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32, could return to the Premier League after a disappointing loan spell with ChelseaNewcastle and Wolves are both interested. (Express)

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, 24, has been heavily linked with Liverpool but former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has suggested Old Trafford could be a better move. (Star)

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, 29 and valued at £57m, is being monitored by Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

Bournemouth striker Joshua King, 28, is a target for four of the current top six clubs in the Premier League after Manchester United’s £20m deadline-day bid was turned down in January. (Mirror)

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart, 33, is out of contract this summer and feels he will have to move abroad to get first-team football. (Guardian)

Manchester United’s hopes of extending striker Odion Ighalo’s loan deal look to be over after Shanghai Shenhua demanded the 30-year-old return for the start of the delayed Chinese Super League season next month. (Mail)

Barcelona will prioritise signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, and Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 30, this summer but if those deals are not possible they could move for former forward Neymar, 28, from PSG. (Marca)

Juventus want to beat Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, in a £67m move. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

Winger Adama Traore, 24, has been advised to ignore Liverpool’s interest and stay at Wolves for another season by former Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown. (Star)

Barcelona are willing to offload France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, for just £37m. The Spanish club paid £137m for the Frenchman three years ago but he has only started five times after a string of injuries. (Mirror)

Wales and FC Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo, 19, says he is fully focused on the German club amid interest from Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona have offered Manchester City Nelson Semedo, 26, as part of a swap deal for fellow Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo, 25, but City are not interested. (Marca)

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