Transfer rumours: Coutinho, Willian, Haaland, Sancho, Pochettino, Kavertz – BBC News

Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester City have contacted Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho’s agent over a summer move, but the Blues are the 27-year-old Brazil international’s first choice. (Sun)

Chelsea’s Brazil midfielder Willian, 31, has hinted he could sign a short-term deal until the end of the season as the Premier League campaign is likely to run beyond the end of his contract on 30 June. (Mail)

Leicester City are leading the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, but Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Everton and West Ham are also interested in the 32-year-old Englishman. (Star)

Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes says Borussia Dortmund’s Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, has what it takes to replace Roberto Firmino at Anfield. (Express)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been assured that Manchester United will be competitive in the transfer market this summer after they revealed the coronavirus pandemic has cost them £28m. (Express)

Bayern Munich had stepped up their interest in Jadon Sancho before the season was paused by coronavirus, but Borussia Dortmund, who are confident they can secure a £100m fee for the 20-year-old England midfielder, will not sell to their Bundesliga rivals. (Metro)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s gardening leave has expired and he says he is looking for the “right project”, amid rumours linking him with Newcastle United. (Express)

Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 33, could leave the club this summer when his contract runs out on 30 June, as there are no signs a new deal will be agreed. (ESPN)

Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, who has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, has been warned off a move to the Premier League by forward United and Tottenham forward Dimitar Berbatov. (Evening Standard)

Manchester City have joined their top-flight rivals in the race to sign Havertz. (Sun)

Chelsea are interested in Barcelona’s 18-year-old Dutch defender Xavier Mbuyamba as they look to invest in youth because of the financial impact of coronavirus. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea’s search for a goalkeeper has been dealt a blow as Germany international Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 28, is set to sign a new five-year deal at Barcelona. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have made an opening offer of £44.7m plus £8.9m in add-ons for Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 27, who has been on loan at the French club from Inter Milan since last summer. (Sky Sports)

Amiens president Bernard Joannin says West Ham are one of a number of clubs who want to sign French striker Serhou Guirassy, 24, from the Ligue 1 club. (Star)

Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in 18-year-old German defender Kaan Kurt, who plays for Borussia Monchengladbach’s second team. (Sun)

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