Transfer rumours: Jimenez, Martinez, Kurzawa, Messi, Koulibaly, Vertonghen

Chelsea could turn their attentions to Paris St-Germain’s French left-back Layvin Kurzawa, 27, if they are unable to sign Leicester’s England international Ben Chilwell, 23. (Express)

Liverpool have made a £54m bid for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The 29-year-old is also interesting Manchester United and Chelsea. (Corriere dello Sport) 

Barcelona have been linked with Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, but the Italian’s club’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta says the Argentina international “has never expressed the desire to leave”. (Sky Sports Italia, via Mail)

Barcelona have opened negotiations over a new two-year deal for Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, who turns 33 on Wednesday. (Marca)

Juventus are willing to offer two Italy internationals – defender Daniele Rugani, 25, and winger Federico Bernardeschi, 26 – to Wolves in an attempt to lower the cost of a deal for Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 29. (Tuttosport)

Roma could extend England defender Chris Smalling’s loan deal from Manchester United for another season – with an option to buy him at the end of it – as talks continue over the 30-year-old’s future. (Tele Radio Stereo, via Football Italia)

Roma have offered Tottenham’s Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 33, a two-year deal with the option of a third season. (Il Messaggero, via Mail)

Turkish side Fenerbahce are planning a fundraising campaign among their fans to try to help sign former Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, from Arsenal. (Fotospor, via Star)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could consider a free transfer move for 33-year-old England keeper Joe Hart, who will be released by Burnley at the end of the month, after German keeper Bernd Leno, 28, suffered an injury against Brighton. (Express)

Leeds United’s hopes of signing Argentine keeper Emiliano Martinez, 27, from Arsenal may have suffered a blow following the injury to Leno. (Express)

Former Brazil international Ronaldo says Real Valladolid will “open their doors” to Chile international Alexis Sanchez if the 31-year-old does not succeed at Inter Milan, where he is on loan from Manchester United. (Mirror)

Everton have joined the race to sign Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu, 21. The Ghanaian, who has a £10.8m release clause in his contract, is also interesting Southampton and Manchester United. (Mail)

Everton and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 30, is set to leave Goodison Park after passing a medical at French Ligue 1 side Nice(Sky Sports)

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PFC Slavia Sofia say an agreement has been reached for Manchester City to complete the signing of Bulgarian midfielder Filip Krastev, 18. (Manchester Evening News)

A Birmingham City official gave up their seat to allow Jude Bellingham’s mum to watch their Championship game at West Brom. The English midfielder, 16, is wanted by Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. (Mail)

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