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Man Utd target Villa’s Watkins – Thursday’s gossip



Manchester United want to sign England striker Ollie Watkins from Aston Villa as the 28-year-old fits the profile of player they are looking to recruit. (Talksport)external-link

Liverpool’s 31-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker, 31, are among the top targets for Saudi Pro League clubs this summer. (Guardian)external-link

Erik ten Hag’s chances of remaining Manchester United manager are rated at 50-50, with the 54-year-old Dutchman’s future to be decided after the FA Cup final on 25 May. (Guardian)external-link

Thomas Tuchel, who is on Manchester United’s shortlist of potential replacements for Ten Hag, is in talks to stay at Bayern Munich, having been set to leave at the end of the season. (Times – subscription required)external-link

Paris St-Germain are considering a move for Crystal Palace’s 26-year-old French striker Jean-Philippe Mateta. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea have prepared a fresh bid for Palmeiras winger Willian Estevao after agreeing terms with the 17-year-old Brazil youth international last week. (Fabrizio Romano) external-link

Despite qualifying for the Champions League Aston Villa will have to sell at least one player for a significant fee this summer to comply with Premier League Profit and Sustainability Rules. (Sun)external-link

Former Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is a target for Saudi Arabian side Al-Qadsiah. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea will earn a £5m bonus under the terms of Eden Hazard’s 2019 transfer to Real Madrid after the Spanish side reached the Champions League final – despite the 33-year-old former Belgium forward retiring seven months ago. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Manchester United are interested in signing 21-year-old English defender Jarrad Branthwaite and Belgian midfielder Amadou Onana, 22, from Everton. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Scotland striker Che Adams, 27, is in talks with Wolves over a free transfer when his Southampton contract expires at the end of the season. (Football Transfers)external-link

AC Milan and Sevilla are considering a move for Wolves’ 21-year-old Portuguese forward Fabio Silva. (Caught Offside)external-link

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Sunderland’s 18-year-old England Under-19 midfielder Jobe Bellingham. (Football Insider)external-link

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