Newcastle and Man Utd want Kim - Thursday's gossip

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South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 26, is edging closer to joining Manchester United on a five-year deal from Napoli. (Nicolo Schira)external-link

But Newcastle might hijack the deal having held talks with Kim, who has a £42m release clause that becomes active on 1 July. (Sun)external-link

Aston Villa are interested in signing Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 30, this summer. (Football Insider)external-link

Villa have also made a formal offer to sign 26-year-old Villarreal and Spain defender Pau Torres. (Mirror) external-link

Al Ahli president Waleed Muaath travelled to London earlier in the week in an attempt to sign Manchester City and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 32, after they missed out on Lionel Messi who is set to join Inter Miami. (CBS)external-link

Al-Hilal made a final attempt to sign Argentina forward Lionel Messi by offering the 35-year-old 500m euros a season. (Helena Condis Edo)external-link

After securing Messi, Inter Miami have now turned their attentions to signing Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 35, and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, on free transfers. (Fabrizio Romano)external-link

Bayern Munich are still hopeful of persuading Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, to join them despite interest from Real Madrid. (Athletic - subscription required) external-link

Manchester City are poised to make an approach for RB Leipzig's Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 21. (90min)external-link

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 36, is set to leave Gremio and join Inter Miami alongside former Barcelona team-mates Messi and Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34. (90min)external-link

Inter Miami's Dutch goalkeeper Nick Marsman, 32, says the American club "is not ready" for the arrival of Messi. (ESPN, via Express US)external-link

Chelsea's France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 32, has completed a medical after agreeing to join Al-Ittihad on a two-year deal worth 100m euros (£86m) per season. (Guardian)external-link

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, is ready to snub a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia to stay at Manchester United. (Talksport)external-link

AC Milan are still keen on signing England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 27, with talks continuing over a potential move from Chelsea. (Football Insider)external-link

The agent of Barcelona and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie has denied the 26-year-old is up for sale amid reported interest from Liverpool.(Mirror)external-link

Liverpool and Portugal midfielder Fabio Carvalho, 20, will only be allowed to leave Anfield on loan this summer. There are a number of Premier League clubs interested and a return to former side Fulham remains an option. (Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is a target for AC Milan and Inter Milan, with the 21-year-old American set to leave this summer after impressing on loan at Reims. (Mail)external-link

Brighton are preparing a club-record £40m bid to sign English centre-back Levi Colwill after the 20-year-old impressed while on loan from Chelsea last season. (90min)external-link

Manchester United are closing in on a surprise transfer for Monaco and France defender Axel Disasi, 25. (L'Equipe - in French) external-link

Luton Town have joined the race to sign versatile Jamaica defender Joel Latibeaudiere, 23, on a free transfer from Swansea City. (Football Insider)external-link

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