Transfer rumours: Coutinho, Koulibaly, Sancho, Icardi, Aubameyang – BBC Sport

Newcastle United will spend 80m euros (£70m) on Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho if the club’s proposed takeover goes through. The 27-year-old is on loan at Bayern Munich. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Newcastle’s potential new owners also want to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. The 28-year-old is expected to leave the Italian club this summer for about £69.8m. (Sky Sports via Star)

However, Senegal international Koulibaly is also considering a move to Liverpool. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund expect England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, to remain at the club, despite continued interest from Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal could be given the chance to sign Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, 27, as a direct replacement for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang, 30, is out of contract next season, while Argentine Icardi is on loan at Paris St-Germain. (Tuttosport, via Teamtalk)

The Gunners are also close to securing an agreement with free agent George Lewis. The Norwegian winger, 19, was previously at Tromso. (Goal, via Metro)

Manchester United are stepping up their pursuit of Aston Villa’s English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, in what could be a £50m move. (Sun)

Barcelona defender Marc Jurado, 16, has turned down an offer of a professional contract with the Spanish giant and is set to join Manchester United in the summer. (ESPN)

Leicester City’s England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, is a top target for Tottenham Hotspur as manager Jose Mourinho plans an overhaul of his defence. (Foot Mercato)

Chelsea target Dries Mertens has yet to agree a contract extension with Napoli. The Belgian forward, 33, is out of contract in the summer. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs are all interested in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Serb, 25, will be allowed to leave the club for upwards of £80m. (Mail)

Kosovo and Wolfsburg winger Milot Rashica, 23, is a transfer target for Liverpool, the president of Kosovo’s football federation has said.(Standard)

Championship leaders Leeds United are the favourites to sign Linfield midfielder Charlie Allen. The Northern Irishman, 17, has attracted interest from Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool. (Yorkshire Post)

Aston Villa and Newcastle want Al-Nassr and Morrocco striker Abderrazak Hamdallah, 29. (Foot Mercato – in French)

Monaco’s French winger Samuel Grandsir, 23, has attracted the interest of Burnley. (TF1, via Get French Football)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s agent has denied that Arsenal want to sell the Armenian. Mino Raiola said the rumours about the midfielder, 31, were “fake news”. (Express)

Barcelona’s Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 32, says he is not thinking about leaving the club, despite his contract expiring in 2021. (Sky Germany – in German)

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