Tottenham are leading the race to sign Barcelona and Croatia’s 32- year-old midfielder Ivan Rakitic. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Inter Milan want to sign 27- year-old Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)

But Juventus’ primary football officer has alerted less clubs will have the ability to manage Pogba’s wage demands after the coronavirus pandemic. (Sky Italia, through Star)

France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, wants to remain and fight for his place at Tottenham amid interest from Barcelona (Telegraph)

Arsenal are prepared to offer Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer to raise funds. The 31- year-old is presently on loan at Roma (Mirror)

Chelsea and Spain forward Pedro, 32, is desired by Roma and Genuine Betis (Goal)

France forward Kylian Mbappe, 21, is thinking about a new deal at Paris St-Germain that would almost double his incomes. (L’Equipe, by means of Mirror)

Sevilla are interested in French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. The 25- year-old is on loan at Monaco from Chelsea (France Football – in French)

Manchester United scouts have enjoyed Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, several times this season. (Tutto Mercato, by means of Sun)

Genuine Madrid and Spain winger Lucas Vazquez, 28, says the concept of playing club football in England is “very appealing” to him. (Guardian)

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez, 31, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan, is keen on returning to his native Chile to bet Universidad de Chile (Mail)

Napoli will not offer Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 28, for less than 100 m euros (₤88 m), amid interest from Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)

Manchester United have actually made contact with the representatives of RB Leipzig’s French centre-back Ibrahima Konate,20 (Le10 Sport – in French)

Arsenal and Chelsea both want to sign Feyenoord’s Turkish midfielder Orkun Kokcu,19 (Express)

Manchester United and the Netherlands legend Jaap Stam, 47, says he has held talks with FC Cincinnati to become the MLS club’s new head coach. (Objective)

Toolbox centre-back William Saliba, who was loaned back to Saint-Etienne after the Gunners signed the 19- year-old last summer, will be enabled to join his brand-new club for the remainder of the 2019-20 project after the French season was deserted. (RMC Sport, by means of Mirror)

  • Sunday’s chatter