Football rumours from the media

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What the papers say

Borussia Dortmund expect Jadon Sancho to stay at the club despite intense speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League, Sky News reports. Sancho, 20, has been linked to a host of major clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. Dortmund bosses say they do not want to sell the England forward, who is contracted until 2022 and valued at in excess of £100million.

Philippe Coutinho could be on his way to Newcastle, according to Mundo Deportivo. The latest reported twist around the former Liverpool man’s future says the Tyneside club will spend £70million to acquire the midfielder if the club’s proposed Saudi takeover is completed. Coutinho is out of favour at Barcelona and is currently on load at Bayern Munich.

AFC Bournemouth v Napoli – Pre-Season Friendly – Vitality Stadium
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly could be a target for Newcastle (Scott Heavey/PA)

Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the Daily Mail reports. The 25-year-old Serbian has been a target for many rival clubs in the past, but Lazio has held onto him as one of their most reliable players. However, the club now says it would be will to sell him for upwards of £80million.

Celtic v Inter Milan – International Champions Cup – Thomond Park
Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi could be on his way to Arsenal (Niall Carson/PA)

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Players to watch

George Lewis: The Norwegian winger and free agent, formerly with Tromso, is close to agreeing a deal to join Arsenal, Metro reports.

Marc Jurado: The 16-year-old right back is set to leave Barcelona for Manchester United in the summer, ESPN reports.

Charlie Allen: Leeds are favourites to sign the 17-year-old Northern Irishman, according to the Yorkshire Post.

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