Former Leeds boss Jesse Marsch decides against taking the job at Leicester City, despite being close to a final agreement. AC Milan has put Arsenal’s England Under-21 striker Folarin Balogun on their summer target list, although they expect the Gunners to demand more than £26.5m for the 21-year-old. Tottenham shows interest in Chelsea’s Moroccan winger, Hakim Ziyech, while Manchester United considers signing Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has turned down an offer from Saudi Arabia and wants to stay at the club for at least one more season. Chelsea and Liverpool are set to target Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella, whom the Italian giants prepared to sell for £44m. Manchester United has positive talks with Monaco over the potential signing of French defender Axel Disasi and could also consider Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard if they lose out on Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong. Brentford’s Spain goalkeeper David Raya will not sign a new deal, causing the club to ask for a fee of £35.4m for his summer transfer. Bologna and Leicester City are competing over Birmingham City’s Wales midfielder Jordan James. Adrien Rabiot, Juventus’s France midfielder, is still waiting to discuss whether to sign a new contract as his current deal expires this summer. Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus is set to sign a new deal for next season, while MLS club interests in leaving Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets could be delayed as coach Xavi Hernandez insists he stays for at least one more season. Real Madrid attempted to sign Chelsea’s interim boss Frank Lampard twice during his time as a key player for the Blues.
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