Transfer round-up: Man United want to sign 31-year-old midfielder, Arsenal keen on 22-year-old
Read today's top transfer news and rumours on The Grapevine - The Sport Review's football transfer gossip column
Welcome to the latest football transfer gossip column from The Sport Review, featuring all of the latest Premier League transfer news and rumours.
Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review’s Grapevine, published every day in the build-up to the 2019 summer transfer window.
It was a busy January transfer window in the Premier League as most of the top teams brought in some reinforcements for the second half of the season.
Attentions will now inevitably turn towards the summer transfer window, as Premier League clubs begin considering bringing in some potential reinforcements ahead of next season.
We’ll keep you up to date with the very latest transfer news concerning your club in our daily football gossip and rumours column.
So, with the summer transfer window drawing gradually closer, The Grapevine has the very latest football transfer news from the Premier League’s top clubs in the round-up below.
Football transfer news:
Manchester United have made contact with FC Barcelona about the possibility of signing 31-year-old Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Chelsea FC have opened talks with Derby manager Frank Lampard over the former Blues midfielder returning to Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United are interested in signing Norwich City defender Max Aarons, 19, if their move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka is unsuccessful.
Chelsea FC winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, wants assurances over being part of the first team before signing a new contract with the Blues.
Manchester United will have to twice break their transfer record for a defender if they are to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, from Crystal Palace and Harry Maguire, 26, from Leicester for a combined total of £130m.
Arsenal are interested in signing AS Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, 22, who has a £27m buy-out clause in his contract.