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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Saturday’s newspapers

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has moved a significant step closer to securing Manchester United with the Glazer family and their New York bankers ready to discuss details of a sale, although there remains a chance that Sheikh Jassim could make a last-ditch fourth offer for the club.

Manchester United are ready to step up their interest in West Ham’s 24-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice, but Arsenal remain favourites to sign him.

Marseille and France midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 24, could replace Rice at West Ham.

Chelsea have brought in an external law firm to investigate whether their president of business, Tom Glick, acted appropriately when he told a female agent that her complaints to him about the behaviour of a club executive did not interest him and were not relevant to his job.

Chelsea could move ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 24, by making defender and current Seagulls loanee Levi Colwill, 20, part of a swap deal.

Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in signing Aston Villa’s Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, with Tottenham also in the market for a new keeper.

Chelsea will allow 38-year-old Brazil defender Thiago Silva to rejoin Fluminense this summer.

Manchester United have opened talks with Napoli’s South Korea defender Kim Min-jae. Liverpool and Paris St-Germain are also interested in the 26-year-old.

Borussia Dortmund’s 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid.

Tottenham are expected to complete the permanent signing of Sweden forward Dejan Kulusevski, 23, from Juventus this summer.

Tottenham are ready to make Roma’s Brazil defender Roger Ibanez, 24, their first summer signing.

Brighton are close to agreeing a deal to sign Germany midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, 27, when his Borussia Dortmund contract expires at the end of the season.

Arsenal are interested in RB Leipzig’s 23-year-old French defender Mohamed Simakan, who signed a new contract in December.

Tottenham and Manchester United must pay £40m if they want to sign Spain keeper David Raya, 27, from Brentford this summer.

Newcastle could bid £30m for Bayer Leverkusen’s 23-year-old French forward Amine Adli, although they expect competition from Bayern Munich and AC Milan.

Nottingham Forest’s England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, has been offered to Besiktas when his contract expires in the summer.

Written by Ibrahim Oladamola

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