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Manchester City are still interested in signing Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, this summer but are prepared to wait until March or April before enquiring about his situation. (ESPN)external-link

Inter Milan’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, and Southampton’s England international Danny Ings, 28, are among the players being considered by Manchester City in the club’s search for a new forward. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

City would face competition from Paris St-Germain for former Manchester United striker Lukaku. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Manchester United have identified RB Leipzig’s 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate as their main centre-back target. They would face competition from both Liverpool and Chelsea. (Independent)external-link

Nigerian winger Shola Shoretire, 17, has signed his first professional deal with Manchester United, despite receiving offers from PSG, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea will only move for David Alaba – whose contract at Bayern Munich expires in the summer – if the Austria left-back, 28, lowers his £400,000-per-week wage demands. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

David Beckham’s Inter Miami are considering a move for West Brom’s English defender Kieran Gibbs, 31, on a free transfer this summer. (Athletic, via Mail)external-link

Inter Miami are continuing talks with Stoke City’s 33-year-old English defender Ryan Shawcross. (Mail)external-link

The recent performances of Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen, 24, may have convinced Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel that he does not need to sign a defender in the summer window. (Football London)external-link

Liverpool will learn how much compensation they will have to pay Fulham for Harvey Elliott, 17, on Tuesday, with the English midfielder’s former club seeking around £8m. (Sky Sports)external-link

Fulham are seeking £10m from Liverpool for Elliott. (Athletic)external-link

West Ham manager David Moyes says he declined the chance to spend £15-20m on a new striker in the January transfer window. The club’s only recognised forward, English 30-year-old Michail Antonio, is battling fatigue. (Goal)external-link

Arsenal want to sign a young left-back in the summer as back-up to Scotland international Kieran Tierney, 23. (Athletic)external-link

Former Gunners and Spain defender Nacho Monreal, 34, is in negotiations to extend his contract at Real Sociedad, which is set to end in June. (Marca – in Spanish)external-link

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has refused to confirm whether he will see out his contract at the Bernabeu, which runs until 2022. (Mirror)external-link

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