Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi could make permanent move to Borussia Dortmund

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Any contract extension for Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez appears to hinge on assurances from owner Mike Ashley about his ambitions for the club next season, according to The Guardian.

The former Liverpool boss, who has kept the Magpies out of the relegation zone on their return to the top flight, is now looking to add some silverware to the club’s trophy cabinet next season. The 58-year-old told the paper he wants to “have the tools” to be able to meet his goals.

Paris St Germain‘s Layvin Kurzawa is in high demand, The Mirror says, with Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United all said to be interested in the 25-year-old.

It is thought both the London clubs are looking to bolster their left-back options, with Manchester United looking for a possible replacement for Luke Shaw once the summer transfer window opens.

Layvin Kurzawa

PSG’s Layvin Kurzawa in action.

With rumours hotting up over who will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and the possible ousting of Antonio Conte at Chelsea, Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has put the speculation over his move to the Premier League down to just that – rumour. Reported in The Daily Star, he told Sky Germany his focus was on his current team and “nothing else”.

Michy Batshuayi’s loan spell at Borussia Dortmund could become a permanent move this summer, The Mirror reports.

The Belgium international is set to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season but the German club are said to have been impressed by the 24-year-old’s performances, with him scoring nine goals in 14 appearances before picking up an ankle injury.

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Luke Garbutt: The Everton player could be heading for the exit door this summer, The Liverpool Echo reports. With two years left on his contract at Goodison Park, the left-back appears to have fallen out of favour with boss Sam Allardyce.

Now boss Allardyce has said the 24-year-old “needs to be looking to move away from the football club and resurrect his career somewhere”, the paper reports.

Luke Garbutt takes a throw in.

Luke Garbutt takes a throw in.

Arthur Okonkwo: The 16-year-old’s long term future with Arsenal looks uncertain as delays in his contract negotiations have sparked interest from a number of clubs, The Mirror reports.

The young goalkeeper is tipped to one day make the Gunners’ first team but with no agreement made on a professional contract before his 17th birthday in September, Arsenal may lose the soon-to-be free agent, with RB Leipzig and Celtic both said to be on alert for the youngster.

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Jan Oblak headline our rumour mill as PSG and Liverpool target Atletico Madrid goalkeeper

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Though the summer transfer window is still a few months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

JAN OBLAK

Liverpool, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are reportedly all interested in the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, Marca reports.

The 25-year-old, who still has three years to run on his current contract, has kept 19 clean sheets this season as Diego Simeone’s lie second in the La Liga table behind Barcelona.

Although Simeone will be determined to keep hold of his No.1 shot-stopper, the Slovenian international’s £88 million (Dh456m) release clause could be easily met by Liverpool or PSG who are in search of a new goalkeeper.

RONY LOPES

The former Manchester City attacker insists he wants to win titles with Monaco, but has not ruled out a return to the Premier League, according to L’Equipe.

The Brazilian-born Portuguese international has flourished in his first-season at Stade Louis II after joining from Lille, scoring 15 goals in all competitions for Leonardo Jardim’s side.

Although the 22-year-old swapped the Etihad Stadium for France in 2015, some of his family still live in Manchester and he is likely to seek a return to England at some point.

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Luka Modric headlines our rumour mill as Real Madrid star could follow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to MLS

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Though the summer transfer window is still a few months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

LUKA MODRIC

Luka Modric has left open the possibility of a future move to join Zlatan Ibrahimovic in MLS if he is unable to finish his career with Real Madrid, SVT Sport reports.

The 32-year-old Croatian international is nearing the end of his sixth season in La Liga, having joined from Tottenham in 2012.

With Zinedine Zidane set for an overhaul of his squad at the end of the season, the Croatian international could be tempted by a move to America where he would bring buckets of experience to a developing league.

CLEMENT LENGLET

Manchester United have put the highly-rated Sevilla centre-half on their summer hit list, the Sun claims.

The 22-year-old impressed in Sevilla’s win over United in the Champions League quarter-finals last month and scouts have been sent to Spain to monitor the French U-21 international.

With Jose Mourinho set for an overhaul of his side this summer, Lenglet could be available for £20million and would be a serious addition to a creaking defence that has seen Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling struggle for form in recent months.

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WILFRIED ZAHA

The in-form Crystal Palace striker is set to snub any potential suitors by committing his long-term future at Selhurst Park, the Independent reports.

The 25-year-old has been in scintillating form for Roy Hodgson’s side this season and has been linked with moves to Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Ivorian showed his class in last weekend’s 3-2 win over Brighton, scoring twice during a 30-minute spell to further ease relegation fears for the Eagles.

Zaha, who has four years to run on his current contract in south London, has scored seven goals and provided two assists in 22 league matches.

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