Transfer rumours: Rodriguez, Messi, Sule, Mbappe, Hofmann, Haaland, Rice Konsa


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Everton’s Colombia attacker James Rodriguez, 29, is considering leaving the club despite only moving to Goodison Park last summer. (Defensa Central – in Spanish)

Chelsea want to sign Bayern Munich and Germany’s 25-year-old defender Niklas Sule. (AZ – in German)

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are also interested in Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany midfielder Jonas Hofmann, 28. (Bild – in German)

Liverpool and Manchester United have contacted West Ham midfielder Declan Rice’s agent, with interest in the 22-year-old England international rising as Chelsea step away from a transfer bid of their own. (Star)

Real Madrid are putting together plans that would allow them to move for Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22. (AS – in Spanish)

Mbappe is only interested in joining Real Madrid or Liverpool, should he leave PSG this summer. (L’Equipe, via Mail)

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said the club can offer Mbappe what he wants to make him happy. (Catalunya Radio, via RMC Sport – in French)

Real will hold on to midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, who is on loan at Arsenal, in order to lure striker and fellow Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund to the Bernabeu. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Thierry Henry could be confirmed as Bournemouth’s new manager next week. (Mirror)

Son Heung-min, Tottenham’s South Korea attacking midfielder, says it is “unfair to talk about a new contract”. The 28-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the 2022-23 season. (Sun)

Juventus may try to re-sign Everton’s Italy forward Moise Kean, 20, who is currently on loan at PSG. The Toffees signed Kean from Juve in 2019. (Le 10 Sport – in French)

Everton are interested in signing Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez. The Spain winger, 29, is also a target for Napoli(Todofichajes – in Spanish)

Chelsea could offer 23-year-old England centre-back Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan on a permanent deal as part of a swap deal for Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 24. Tomori is currently on loan at the San Siro. (Il Milanista – in Italian)

It would take a £60m offer for Aston Villa to sell England Under-21 defender Ezri Konsa, 23, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Tottenham. Former Villa and England striker Gabby Agbonlahor said it would take “five times” the £12m that Villa paid Brentford for Konsa in 2019 to now prise him from Villa Park. (Football Insider)

Leeds had a £30m bid rejected by Brighton last year for English defender Ben White. The Whites were prepared to break their transfer record for the 23-year-old, who helped them win promotion to the Premier League while on loan at Elland Road. (Leeds Live)

Norwich City are resigned to losing 21-year-old English full-back Max Aarons to a bigger club. (Goal)

West Brom and Middlesbrough want to sign Toulouse’s English striker Rhys Healey, 26. (Team Talk)

The Baggies want to beat Wolves to the signature of Bristol City’s English striker Louis Britton, 19. (Football Insider)

As many as 37,500 supporters could be allowed into Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium to watch this season’s Champions League final. (Mail)

Barcelona were turned down by River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo in 2020, when the Spanish club were looking for a replacement after sacking Ernesto Valverde. (TyC Sports, via Marca)

Eight cities across six European countries are under consideration to host Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 second-leg match with RB Leipzig. (Athletic – subscription only)


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