Transfer News Live: Free-kick wizard to Chelsea, Odegaard, Sancho, Oscar and more updates

Welcome to our latest updates on the happenings across Europe as clubs are putting plans in place to sign their target players.

Manchester United react to Borussia Dortmund changing Jadon Sancho transfer stance

Manchester United don’t have Jadon Sancho as a priority summer transfer target, according to reports. Borussia Dortmund have claimed they’re willing to listen to suitable offers for the forward. But a move to Old Trafford doesn’t appear likely.

Speaking on Monday, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke claimed the club were willing to listen to offers for Sancho – as long as they’re exceptional.

Instead, United would prefer to sign his Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland.

Some publications have suggested interest in the 20-year-old has cooled, especially with the likes of Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea also being keen.

Reds to challenge Arsenal for permanent Martin Odegaard deal

Liverpool could challenge Arsenal for the signature of on-loan Gunners midfielder Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid this summer.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp spoke to and embraced the Norwegian after the game, and AS believes it could have been more than an innocent exchange of words.

The German manager was interested in Odegaard when he first took the Anfield job in 2015, and the player is open to a move to Merseyside.

Arsenal want to make the loan permanent this summer but could struggle to afford a deal, leaving Liverpool with the opportunity to offer him a way of staying in England.

Chelsea in contact with 27-year-old free-kick wizard who has 11 assists this season

Chelsea have reached out to the entourage of AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, according to Sky Italia.

Calhanoglu will be a free agent in the summer if he fails to sign a new contract, having been with Milan since 2017.

There is no indication yet of his desire to remain at the San Siro beyond the summer, despite the Rossoneri offering him an improved contract of €4m (£3.4m) per term (Sky Italia).

Juventus are said to be the front runners for his signature, whilst Chelsea and Arsenal are leading the Premier League interest.

Barcelona youngster Mingueza: Man City defender Garcia welcome back here

Barcelona defender Oscar Mingueza has welcomed Eric Garcia’s imminent return.

The Manchester City defender is expected to re-sign for Barca when his contract expires in June. For Mingueza, the Spain international will be warmly welcomed back. Like Garcia, Mingueza is also off contract this summer, though insists he would have no problem with Garcia returning and so threatening his own chance at regular first team football.

Indeed, Mingueza can see Garcia fitting seamlessly into his new surroundings given his history with the club’s La Masia academy and also his time playing for former Barca coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

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