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Transfer rumours: White, Abraham, Messi, Alaba, Ten Hag, Lukaku

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Borussia Dortmund have joined the race to sign Brighton’s English defender Ben White, 23, while Paris St-Germain, Manchester United and Arsenal remain interested. (Sun)external-link

Aston Villa have been placed on alert after it emerged Chelsea are willing to accept about £40m for English striker Tammy Abraham, 23. (Mirror)external-link

Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 28, is set for a surprise return to Merseyside with Everton, in a move worth £35m. The 28-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool for £142m in January 2018. (Sun)external-link

South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 28 is close to agreeing a new extended contract with Tottenham. (Star)external-link

Inter Milan have told Manchester City they are not willing to listen to offers for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Lukaku has also been linked with former club Chelsea, who would have to pay a club-record fee of £105m for the forward. (Mail)external-link

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who left Barcelona for Atletico Madrid last summer, has told forward Lionel Messi to stay at the Nou Camp. (TV3, via Sport)external-link

Barcelona have discussed offering the 33-year-old Argentine a new 10-year deal, with Messi’s father having held positive initial talks with club president Joan Laporta. (Times, subscription required)external-link

Real Madrid are set to announce the signing of Austria defender David Alaba, 28, on a free transfer from Bayern Munich when his contract expires this summer. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

Tottenham want to speak to Erik ten Hag about becoming their new manager after Jose Mourinho’s sacking. The 51-year-old is ready for a new challenge after four years as Ajax boss. (Guardian)external-link

However, Spurs are still pursuing Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, despite the Foxes boss ruling himself out of the running on Wednesday. (Mail)external-link

Leicester will make a bid for Atalanta and Germany defender Robin Gosens, 26, should they secure Champions League qualification. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Team Talk)external-link

Inter Milan are considering offering former England defender Ashley Young a new deal if they win the Serie A title this weekend. Watford are interested in signing their former trainee, 35. (Mirror)external-link

Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous, 22, is on the radar of Queens Park Rangers, who have followed the former Scotland Under-21 international closely in recent weeks. (Record)external-link

Everton are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in RB Leipzig’s South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan, 25. (Goal)external-link

Arsenal’s English midfielder Bukayo Saka, 19, says he did not hesitate before agreeing a new contract with the Gunners, despite interest from Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool. (ESPN)external-link

West Ham and Newcastle are interested in signing Southampton’s Mario Lemina. The Gabon midfielder, 27, is currently on loan at Fulham and understood to be available for £7m. (Guardian)external-link

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen says he wants to sign a new deal with the Premier League club. The Dane, 25, is in his 10th year at Stamford Bridge. (Metro)external-link

Leeds have rejected an offer from Legia Warsaw to take Polish playmaker Mateusz Bogusz, 19, on loan next season. (Football Insider)external-link

Bolton Wanderers and St Johnstone are both interested in Kilmarnock’s 24-year-old Scottish forward Greg Kiltie. (Record)external-link

Southampton are monitoring West Brom goalkeeper Josh Griffiths before a potential summer move for the 19-year-old, who has impressed on loan at Cheltenham this season. (Football Insider)external-link

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