Transfer rumours: Kounde, Zouma, Haaland, Grealish, Traore, Martinez, Pogba

Last update on. From the section Gossip Champions League champions Chelsea opened talks with Sevilla to sign Jules Kounde (22-year-old France defender) who has a 68.4m release provision. External-link In a deal with Kounde, Kurt Zouma (26), could be included in the Blues. (Goal) External-link Borussia Dortmund's Erling Baaland believes that reports linking the Norway striker, 21 years old, with a move to Chelsea for 150m are 'just rumours. (Sky Sport Germany, via Sun) external-link Chelsea will also consider offers exceeding 40m for Tammy Abraham (23), an English striker. (Sky Sports) external-link Jack Grealish (25), Aston Villa captain, will make his decision on his future next week. After Euro 2020, the England international is currently on vacation. (Mirror). External-link Manchester City is poised to offer Grealish, a midfielder valued at 100m and valued by Aston Villa, an opening offer of 75m plus additional add-ons. (Mail) external link Man Utd and Real Madrid agree to sign Varane, a defender, in a 34m deal Liverpool will try to sign Adama Traore (Wolves' Spain winger), 25, in a deal worth 30m. (Star) External-link Arsenal made an ambitious request to Inter Milan, Serie A champions, for Argentina striker Lautaro Martnez (23). (Telegraph). external-link Paul Pogba is a Manchester United midfielder and is 28 years old. He doesn't want to be in a hurry to make a decision about his future, at Old Trafford, or anywhere else. His deal with the France World Cup winner is still valid for 12 months. External-link (90min). Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes of adding more players to Manchester United's squad will likely hinge on the fates of Pogba, and England winger Jesse Lingard (28). (Telegraph). external-link Eric Bailly, 27-year-old Ivory Coast defender, will seek clarification about his future at Manchester United. After Real Madrid signed Raphael Varane from France, they have reached an agreement. (ESPN) External-link West Ham is waiting to see if Phil Jones, Manchester United's English defender, would be interested in joining them on a free transfer and a contract that offers incentives. (Eurosport) External-link Tottenham are still in negotiations to sign Argentina's centre-back Cristian Romo, 23. However, they are not willing to pay Atalanta’s 47m asking cost. External-link (Guardian). Manchester City has agreed to loan Ryotaro Mehino, a Japanese forward, to Portuguese top flight side Estoril Praia. (Manchester Evening News). external-link Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor is keen to sign Michy Batshuayi (27), Chelsea's Belgian international striker, on a season-long deal. (Milliyet) external-link Portuguese authorities are investigating the 35m sale last summer of Fabio Silva, a Portuguese striker from Porto to Wolves. (Correio da Manha - in Portuguese) external-link Newcastle is more hopeful of signing Joe Willock (21-year-old English midfielder) on another Arsenal loan deal. (Mail) External-link Monaco, a French club, has been in touch with Willock's entourage to discuss a move that would give Willock the opportunity of Champions League football. (Foot Mercato via Inside Futbol) external-link Hearts are interested to sign Everton's Congo-born midfielder Beni Baingime, 22 years old. (Liverpool Echo). external-link