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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – PSG plot a deal for 206-goal Premier League striker

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PSG plot a deal for 206-goal Premier League striker

Paris Saint-Germain have made Tottenham striker Harry Kane their top attacking transfer target.

The Ligue 1 leaders want to bolster their attack for next season. With Lionel Messi’s uncertain future looming over them, they need reinforcements. Kane is somebody who would fit the bill. He has a proven record, with 206 Premier League goals alone, and may serve as a partner for Kylian Mbappe. [Le Parisien – in French]

The Barcelona team is confident Messi will return

The players in the Barcelona dressing room are growing more confident about the club’s chances of re-signing Lionel Messi.

The 35-year-old forward can leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer this summer. Talks over a new deal have made little progress. So, with his future in France looking uncertain, rumors of a return to Barcelona grow stronger by the day. [Sport – in Spanish]

Eric Bailly will return to Man Utd

Brazilian clubs eye free James Rodriguez deal

James Rodriguez has caught the interest of Brazilian clubs Fluminense and Botafogo.

The 31-year-old midfielder is available for a free transfer again. It comes after terminating his Olympiakos contract earlier this month. He may seek around €2.8 million per year in salary at his next club. Reports have also linked him with a move to the MLS. [UOL – in Portuguese]

Mourinho to become the next PSG manager?

Jose Mourinho is in the hot seat to become the next Paris Saint-Germain manager.

Christophe Galtier isn’t expected to last beyond this season in the dugout. Luis Campos is actively searching for a replacement. The sporting director worked with Mourinho at Real Madrid. He sees the AS Roma coach as an ideal candidate to unite the PSG squad. [RMC Sport – in French]

Rafael Leao wants to stay at AC Milan

De Gea closes in on a new Man Utd contract

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is close to agreeing on a new contract at the Premier League club.

United can trigger a one-year extension to De Gea’s current deal, which expires this summer. So a free transfer is unlikely for the 32-year-old. The club and player have agreed on most of the terms for a new deal. It would see De Gea take a basic pay cut, but get better performance-related incentives. [ESPN]