Man United reportedly continue to track Samuel Umtiti, but Barcelona hope to agree new deal before World Cup

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Samuel Umtiti is a wanted man.

Manchester United remain in the mix for centre-back Samuel Umtiti even though Barcelona are convinced a contract extension will be agreed before World Cup 2018, according to SPORT.

Umtiti, 24, is reportedly at the top of manager Jose Mourinho’s list of summer targets as he looks to revamp his defence. A €60 million (264.4m) release clause in his current deal has allowed hope to grow of a move to the Premier League.

But the newly crowned La Liga champions are confident fresh terms will be agreed before the defender heads off with France to this summer’s extravaganza in Russia.

Any new deal would dramatically increase the termination fee.

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Kalidou Koulibaly headlines our Rumour Mill as his agent "can't guarantee" he'll remain at Napoli

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Though the summer transfer window is still a couple of 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.

KALIDOU KOULIBALY

The agent of Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly cannot guarantee that his client will be at Napoli next season.

Chelsea, who failed with a £47m bid for the 26-year-old in the summer of 2016, maintain a strong interest. Arsenal and Manchester United have also scouted the centre-back, while Juventus are keeping tabs on him too.

“It’s important to understand how the season will end because important players want to play the Champions League,” the Senegal international’s agent Bruno Satin told Radio Crc.

KARIM BENZEMA

West Ham are prepared to make an ambitious €40 million move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, claims Diario Gol.

The France international is expected to be on the move in the next transfer window, and a switch to the London Stadium is one of the options for him to consider.

But the 30-year-old was believed to have snubbed a move to David Moyes’ side last month as he wants a long-awaited move to Arsenal.

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Gareth Bale headlines our Rumour Mill as Bayern Munich are reportedly keeping tabs on the Real Madrid star

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Though the summer transfer window is still a couple of 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.

GARETH BALE

With Arjen Robben (34) and Franck Ribery (35) in the twilight of their careers, Bayern Munich definitely need to bring in at least one winger in the summer and the German champions are monitoring Gareth Bale‘s situation, Goal reports.

The Welsh winger has fallen out of favour with Zinedine Zidane and has been overtaken in the Real Madrid pecking order by both Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez.

“I have to make choices and I’ve got some very good players in the squad,” Zidane said ahead of the game against Leganes when asked about Bale, who scored in a 2-1 win.

DRIES MERTENS

Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Napoli‘s contract talks with Dries Mertens, reports Calciomercato.

The Serie A side are eager to tie their brilliant Belgian forward to fresh terms beyond 2020, but face competition from the Premier League’s big guns.

Mertens has a €28 million release clause available to teams outside of Italy, which has United and Arsenal keen.

Hoffenheim head coach Julian Nagelsmann is apparently on Chelsea's radar.

Hoffenheim head coach Julian Nagelsmann is apparently on Chelsea’s radar.

JULIAN NAGELSMANN

Chelsea have turned their attention to Julian Nagelsmann as they start to prepare for life after Antonio Conte, reports the Daily Star.

The highly-rated 30-year-old coach, who is currently in charge of Hoffenheim, has also been linked with Arsenal ahead of Arsene Wenger‘s imminent departure.

Nageslmann took Hoffenheim into the Champions League for the first time in his debut season, and is on course to match that achievement with a second fourth-placed finish on the back of a brilliant late run to the Bundesliga campaign.

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