Football transfer rumours: Sancho's shock Man Utd return; Arsenal want £68m defender

  • Chelsea and Barcelona battle for Paulo Dybala
  • Real Madrid want to trigger release clause of Bayer Leverkusen title-winner
  • Plus updates on Kobbie Mainoo, Lucas Paqueta, Douglas Luiz and more
Two stars in Wednesday's headlines
Two stars in Wednesday's headlines / Joris Verwijst/BSR Agency/Getty Images, Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

90min rounds up the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world...

Jadon Sancho is open to returning to Manchester United should the club decide to sack Erik ten Hag. The winger rejoined Borussia Dortmund on loan in January having fallen out with the Dutchman. (i news)

Manchester United would also like to keep hold of Kobbie Mainoo and they are in talks over a new contract. (The Sun)

In terms of incomings, Manchester United are hoping to bring in a new centre-back. They are now prioritising a move for Nice's Jean-Clair Todibo instead of Everton's Jarrad Branthwaite due to the latter's asking price. (TEAMtalk)

Chelsea and Barcelona are exploring moves for Roma forward Paulo Dybala, whose contract runs out in 2025. (Rudy Galetti - Italy)

Real Madrid are considering whether to trigger the £35m release clause of Bayer Leverkusen wing-back Jeremie Frimpong. (TEAMtalk)

Frimpong, formerly of Manchester City, also remains a top target for Manchester United and Bayern Munich. (Rudy Galetti - Italy)

Manchester City could make a fresh move for West Ham's Lucas Paqueta and are of the belief he could play in three different positions under Pep Guardiola. (The Athletic)

City are trying to persuade West Ham to lower their demands for Paqueta, who has an £85m release clause in his contract. (Foot Mercato - France)

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Paqueta was wanted by Man City last summer / Crystal Pix/MB Media/GettyImages

Arsenal are weighing up whether to renew their interest in Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz this summer, with Barcelona also monitoring the Brazil international. (Football Insider)

One player who could leave Arsenal to raise funds for incomings is Eddie Nketiah, with the Gunners expected to demand £40m for the striker. (HITC)

Arsenal are the prime candidates to bring in Sporting CP defender Ousmane Diomande, who is also wanted by Chelsea and Bayern Munich. The centre-back's contract contains a £68m release clause. (O Jogo - Portugal)

Another centre-back admired by Arsenal is Eintracht Frankfurt's Willian Pacho, who Liverpool too are keen on. The 22-year-old could be available for between £40m and £50m. (Sky Sports Germany)

Tottenham Hotspur would prefer to extend the loan deal of Timo Werner rather than pay the £15m purchase clause. Spurs signed the forward from RB Leipzig back in January. (HITC)

A new midfielder is also on the agenda for Tottenham this summer and they have made a £25m bid to sign Barcelona's Pablo Torre, who is enjoying a fruitful loan spell at Girona. (E-Noticies - Spain)

Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool target Florian Wirtz will stay at Bayer Leverkusen, the German's CEO has confirmed. (Diario AS - Spain)