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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal draw up three-man midfield shortlist for the summer

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Arsenal draw up a three-man midfield shortlist for the summer

The Gunners have identified three transfer targets to bolster their midfield ranks for the summer.

Declan Rice is their preferred target. That said, with the West Ham United captain having no shortage of admirers, Arsenal face steep competition for his signature. Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo and Everton star Amadou Onana are also on the radar. [Football Insider]

Chelsea want to interview five managers

Luis Enrique, Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino, and Luciano Spalletti all appear set to be interviewed for the vacant Chelsea managerial post.

The Blues also want to talk to a fifth candidate. The identity of this coach is not clear yet, but it could be Eintracht Frankfurt’s Oliver Glasner or Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Man Utd enter talks for Jeremie Frimpong

Morata is set to stay at Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid want to keep striker Alvaro Morata at the Civitas Metropolitan Stadium.

The 30-year-old Spain international has had a decent return after two seasons away on loan at Juventus. His on-pitch performances and attitude in training have impressed Atletico. The club may try to extend his contract, which is due to expire next summer. [Relevo – in Spanish]

Man Utd open talks to sign World Cup winner

Manchester United have held exploratory talks about signing Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard.

The 27-year-old, a member of France’s 2018 World Cup-winning squad, faces an uncertain future. His contract runs out in 2024. Allegedly, talks over a new deal between the player and Bayern are yet to take place. [Athletic – subscription required]

Luke Shaw signs ‘main part’ of a new Man Utd contract

Potter rejects Premier League job offer

Graham Potter has rejected an opportunity to become the next Leicester City manager.

The 47-year-old Englishman lost his job at Chelsea on Sunday. It was on the same day Leicester parted company with Brendan Rodgers. He appears set to take a break from football. [TalkSPORT]