Monday’s gossip column – Asia Despatch

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Manchester United plan to make France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, the highest-paid player in the Premier League with a new £104m deal. (Sun)external-link

Borussia Dortmund have handed Manchester United a take-it-or-leave-it asking price of £77m plus add-ons for England winger Jadon Sancho, 21. (Talksport)external-link

Paris St-Germain have made contact with Real Madrid over a potential deal for French defender Raphael Varane, 28. (Foot Mercato – in French)external-link

Jose Mourinho wants to bring former Real Madrid and Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos, 35, to Roma. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Arsenal have opened talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over a move for Portugal striker Andre Silva, 25, who will be available for about £34m this summer. (Transfer Window Podcast, via Express)external-link

Arsenal are frontrunners to sign Real Betis and Argentina midfielder Guido Rodriguez, 27. (Marca – in Spanish)external-link

Chelsea are set to offer France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 30, a lucrative new contract. (Fabrizio Romano, via Mail)external-link

Leicester want to sign Celtic and Scotland midfielder Ryan Christie, 26. (Mail)external-link

Lazio are ready to sell 26-year-old Argentina forward Joaquin Correa, who has attracted interest from Arsenal and Tottenham, and the Gunners could use Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, as part of the deal. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

Turkey’s 27-year-old midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, who is out of contract at AC Milan this summer, has been given a deadline to decide his future, amid reports of interest from Arsenal. (Football Italia, via Express)external-link

Eintracht Frankfurt are interested in Roma’s Turkey winger Cengiz Under, 23, who spent last season on loan with Leicester City and could be available for 10m euros (£8.6m). (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Newcastle are weighing up offering Arsenal a player-plus-cash deal that would see Joe Willock, 21, return after the English midfielder’s successful loan spell last season. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Fiorentina are resigned to losing Nikola Milenkovic this summer as he has a year left on his contract and is not going to sign an extension. They will demand about £15m for the Serbia defender, 23, who is rumoured to be wanted by Juventus and some Premier League clubs. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Barcelona have made contact over a potential move for Atalanta’s Germany wing-back Robin Gosens, 26. (Sport1 – in German)external-link

West Brom have registered their interest in signing Stoke City’s English midfielder Sam Clucas, 30. (Football Insider)external-link

West Brom are also close to appointing Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael as their new manager after reaching an agreement in principle with the 45-year-old Frenchman. (Football Insider)external-link

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