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Liverpool are preparing for the departure of Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, and are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach’s Germany player Florian Neuhaus, 23, as a replacement. (Kicker) external-link

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp could also move for Udinese’s 26-year-old Argentina forward Rodrigo de Paul in a £30m deal. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal believe they can convince 19-year-old England youth international Folarin Balogun to sign a new contract. The striker is out of contract in the summer and attracting interest from clubs across Europe. (London Evening Standard)external-link

German side Bayer Leverkusen have joined the race for Balogun, with Stuttgart and Rennes also interested. (Mirror)external-link

Borussia Dortmund’s England winger Jadon Sancho is almost certain to be playing elsewhere next season but the German club have little chance of getting £100m for the 20-year-old which they demanded from Manchester United six months ago. (Eurosport)external-link

Everton and France defender Lucas Digne, 27, has agreed a new contract to stay with the Toffees. (Sky Sports)external-link

Managerless Bournemouth should consider ex-Arsenal and France midfielder Patrick Vieira, 44, as their next boss, says his former Gunners team-mate Martin Keown. (Talksport)external-link

New York Red Bulls and DC United are considering joining the race to sign West Bromwich Albion’s former England defender Kieran Gibbs, 31, who remains a target for Inter Miami. (ESPN)external-link

Spain forward Diego Costa, 32, who left Atletico Madrid in December, is in talks to sign for Brazilian club Palmeiras – the club he supported as a boy. (Sky Sports)external-link

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has compared England midfielder Jack Grealish, 25, to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. (Talksport)external-link

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