Premier League Transfer News Wednesday 5 May

Pogba, Felix, Maddison, De Ligt

Premier League transfer news and rumours

Manchester United have been contacted by Juventus over a move back to the Serie A side for midfielder Paul Pogba. Juve won’t be able to afford the £93 million transfer fee United are demanding for the France international, but they could offer Paulo Dybala or Alex Sandro to United as part of the deal. United are close to a deal for Swansea City winger Daniel James. French side Monaco are also interested in the Welshman. United are ready to bid £84 million for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Manchester City are ready to pay the £106 million transfer fee demanded by Benfica for Joao Felix.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits there is a “lure” of Italy. Juventus are being linked.

Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are all interested in Leicester City midfielder James Maddison. Leicester defender Harry Maguire will only leave if his £85 million is met.

Liverpool are interested in Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt who is also being linked with interest from Manchester United and Barcelona.

Arsenal are ready to blow their £40 million summer transfer budget on two Sampdoria players: midfielder Dennis Praet and defender Joachim Andersen. The Gunners are also being linked with Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti and RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.

Real Betis midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso wants to join Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are insisting that Real Madrid transfer target Christian Eriksen is not for sale.

Watford manager Javi Gracia wants to bring Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa to Vicarage Road.