Transfer rumours: Konate, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, King, Willock

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Liverpool have agreed personal terms with RB Leipzig for French defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, whose release clause from the Bundesliga club is £34m. (Fabrizio Romano via Sun)external-link

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is working on a three-year contract to offer to Argentina striker Lionel Messi in an attempt to persuade the 33-year-old to stay at the club. (ESPN)external-link

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, is keen on a return to Manchester United this summer. (Gazetta dello Sport via Metro)external-link

Everton’s Norwegian striker Josh King is in talks with Turkish side Galatasaray and the 29-year-old seems set to leave the club this summer. (Football Insider)external-link

Arsenal are worried that they could lose Norwegian playmaker Martin Odegaard, 22, who is on loan from Real Madrid, as a result of withdrawing from the European Super League. (Sun)external-link

Barcelona are trying to bring French midfielder Kays Ruiz-Atil back to the club with the 18-year-old’s contract at Paris St-Germain expiring at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

Manchester United’s third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant, 38, is set to leave the club this summer with the Englishman feeling that the club have reneged on the offer of a new contract. (Mail)external-link

Outgoing Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is expected to choose his successor before he leaves the club. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Newcastle will need to pay Arsenal in the region of £20m to sign 21-year-old English midfielder Joe Willock on a permanent deal. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani hopes manager Marcelo Bielsa will extend his contract at Elland Road before the end of this season. (L’Equipe – in French)external-link

Aston Villa’s English midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, 17, is being tracked by a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester United and Manchester City. (Guardian)external-link

Manchester City’s Portuguese defender Pedro Porro, 21, who is currently on loan at Sporting Lisbon, is attracting interest from Real Madrid. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Saturday’s Times

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