Transfer rumours: Giroud, Mertens, Cavani, Matic, Rondon, King, Muller

Lazio are interested in signing Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea will make a late second bid to sign Napoli and Belgium forward Dries Mertens, 32, after their first approach was rejected. (Telegraph)

Chelsea’s move for Mertens is off and they could now try to sign Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, whose move to Atletico Madrid has collapsed. (Star)

Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 32, will not leave Paris St-Germain during the current transfer window. (L’Equipe – in French)

Manchester United will allow France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, leave the club in the summer following the signing of Portugal international Bruno Fernandes, 25. (Sun)

Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, has rejected offers to leave Manchester United and is willing to sign a new contract at Old Trafford. (Telegraph)

Manchester United have been offered Brazilian striker Willian Jose, 28, on loan by Real Sociedad. (Sky Sports)

Former West Brom and Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon is a target for Manchester United. The Venezuela international, 30, plays for Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang. (Times)

Manchester United have failed in their attempts to sign Bournemouth and Norway forward Joshua King, 28. (Telegraph)

Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, wants to leave the Gunners to join Barcelona. (Le10 Sport, via Star)

Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, has decided to continue his loan spell at Arsenal rather than go back to parent club Real Madrid.(AS, via Mirror)

AC Milan and Inter Milan are interested in signing 19-year-old Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff. The England Under-20 international’s contract with the Magpies runs out in the summer and talks over a new deal have reached a stalemate. (Times – subscription required)

Tottenham are willing to allow Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama to leave the club – but only if their £8m asking price is met. Celtic are interested in the 28-year-old. (Mirror)

Germany forward Thomas Muller could be ready to leave Bayern Munich in the summer. The 30-year-old has spent his entire career with the club but is said to be unhappy about his lack of starts. (Bild – in German)

Arsenal hope to complete the loan signing of Southampton and Portugal right-back Cedric Soares, 28. (Standard)

Southampton are not willing to allow Denmark midfielder and club captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, to leave amid interest from Tottenham. (Star)

West Ham will make a late move to sign Hull City’s English winger Jarrod Bowen, with Crystal Palace also keen on the 23-year-old. (Sun)

Crystal Palace want to sign Dalian Yifang and Belgium forward Yannick Carrasco, 26. (Standard)

Middlesbrough are interested in signing Sheffield United midfielder Ravel Morrison, 26. (Sun)

Nottingham Forest will make a loan offer for Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, 29, with an obligation to buy the Englishman for £15m if they win promotion from the Championship. (Mail)

Chelsea could end defender Ethan Ampadu’s loan spell at RB Leipzig because of his lack of first-team football, with Championship side Bristol City keen on signing the Wales international until the end of the season. (Football Insider)

Brighton have agreed an undisclosed fee with Chelsea to sign England Under-20 defender Tariq Lamptey. The 19-year-old’s deal with the Blues runs out in the summer and he has rejected the offer of a new contract. (Sun)

PSV and England Under-18 midfielder Noni Madueke, 17, is of interest to both Arsenal and Wolves. (Mail)

Brighton are willing to pay Boca Juniors 800,000 euros (£674,349) in compensation to cut short 21-year-old Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister’s loan deal. (Brighton Argus)

Manchester United fans are preparing to walk out of Saturday’s Premier League match against Wolves in protest against the club’s owners. (Mail)

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