Agent hits back over Haaland rumours – Tuesday’s football gossip

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Super-agent Mino Raiola has hit back at transfer rumours concerning Borussia Dortmund’s Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Goal)external-link

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insists the German side are planning for next season with Haaland. (Dazn via Mirror)external-link

However, he says the Bundesliga side will listen to offers for the club’s England winger Jadon Sancho. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manager Pep Guardiola says Manchester City may decide to spend over £100m on one player in the future, but remains coy on speculation linking the club with Haaland. (Sky Sports)external-link

Barcelona will continue to pursue the signing of the Norwegian after meeting with his representatives last week, but sources at the club say it will be “very difficult” to do a deal. (ESPN)external-link

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, 30, is ready to move on from Manchester United. (Mail)external-link

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has broken his silence on transfer speculation linking Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 28, with a move to the Bernabeu. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Arsenal want to keep Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard at the club when his loan spell from Real Madrid ends, but Liverpool are also interested in the 22-year-old. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Villarreal are hoping to sign Argentine defender Juan Foyth, 23, from Tottenham this summer on a permanent deal and for less than the option fee of £13m. He is currently on loan at the Spanish side. (Football Insider)external-link

Jorge Valdano, the former general manager of Real Madrid, is is open to the idea of Los Blancos using Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior, 20, as part of a deal to sign Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22. (El Transistor via Marca)external-link

Arsenal and Brazil defender David Luiz, 33, will have to take a pay cut if he is to stay at the Premier League club beyond this summer. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain attacker Angel di Maria, 33, said it would be “wonderful” to play alongside fellow Argentine Lionel Messi, 33, amid doubts over Messi’s Barcelona future. (AS)external-link

Former Roma co-owner and chairman James Pallotta has expressed an interest in buying a Premier League club, name-checking Newcastle United. (The Athletic – subscription only)external-link

Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, is set to sign a one-year contract extension at AC Milan. (Sky Sports)external-link

Juventus’ entire playing and backroom staff are on trial for the rest of this season following a poor campaign to date which might result in the Italian league champions failing to qualify for the Champions League. (Mail)external-link

Norwich City will look after Norwegian Alex Tettey whatever the future holds for the 35-year-old midfielder. Tettey has been at Carrow Road since 2012 and his contract ends in the summer. (Norwich Evening News)external-link

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