Manchester United are set to meet Joshua Zirkzee’s release clause and will look to sell Mason Greenwood to fund the deal, Everton brace themselves for another bid for Jarrad Branthwaite.

Manchester United are expected to meet the 40m euro (£33.9m) release clause for Bologna’s Netherlands forward Joshua Zirkzee, 23, and have also held talks with Lille over a deal for 18-year-old France U21 defender Leny Yoro. (Sky Sports), external

United are hoping to fund the signing of Zirkzee by selling 22-year-old English forward Mason Greenwood. (I Sport), external

Everton expect Manchester United to make another bid for 21-year-old England defender Jarrad Branthwaite. (Liverpool Echo), external

Everton are close to agreeing a deal to sign 24-year-old Senegal forward Iliman Ndiaye from Marseille. (Footmercato – in French), external

Manchester United hope to agree a new contract with manager Erik ten Hag before the start of their pre-season tour of the United States next month. (ESPN), external

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, 47, has held positive talks about returning to the club as part of Ten Hag’s coaching staff. (Talksport), external

Spain forward Joselu, 34, is close to leaving Real Madrid after receiving an offer from Qatari club Al Gharafa. (Athletic – subscription required), external

Chelsea have opened talks with Barcelona over a deal for 18-year-old Spanish forward Marc Guiu. (ESPN), external

The Blues lead Bayern Munich in the race to sign Guiu. (Fabrizio Romano), external



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