Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Saul-Griezmann swap deal talks under way

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Benitez keen for Koulibaly reunion

New Everton boss Rafael Benitez has asked the club's board to try and sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to 90min.

The Spaniard knows all about the Senegal centre-back having signed him while in charge of Napoli in 2014.

Benitez is keen to bolster his Toffees defence particularly if Colombia international Yerry Mina leaves Goodison Park this summer.

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Swansea and Boro eye striker move

Swansea City and Middlesbrough are interested in signing striker Famara Diedhiou, according to Football Insider.

Both clubs are keen to sign a striker this summer, with Swansea having lost Andrew Ayew following the expiry of his contract.

Senegal striker Diedhiou is a free agent after leaving Bristol City at the end of last season.

Palace close to Matthews deal

Crystal Palace are closing in on a free transfer move for goalkeeper Remi Matthews, according to the Sun.

Matthews, 27, is a free agent after leaving Sunderland at the end of last season.

He would act as cover for Jack Butland and first-choice goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

Belotti to decide Torino future

Andrea Belotti will decide whether to extend his Torino contract in the days after Euro 2020, reports Sky Sports Italy.

Belotti is currently preparing for Sunday's Euro 2020 final against England but will soon make a decision about whether to sign a new Torino contract, with his current deal expiring next year.

Roma are leading the chase for the 27-year-old should he decide to leave, though they are currently only willing to offer around half of Torino's €30 million (£25m/$35m) valuation.

Inter identify Hakimi replacement

Inter Milan are eyeing a move for Atalanta's Hans Hateboer as a replacement for Achraf Hakimi, reports Todofichajes.

Hakimi sealed a  €60 million (£52m/$71m) move to PSG earlier this week and the Nerazzurri have moved quickly to try and bring in a replacement.

Netherlands international Hateboer, who has two years left on his contract, is valued in the region of €15 million (£13m/$18m).

Chelsea to rival Man Utd for Camavinga

Chelsea are set to rival Manchester United in the race to sign Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga, according to the Mirror.

Blues clubdirector Petr Cech used to play for Rennes and still has close friends at the club, so he is hoping to use his influence to lure Camavinga to Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United have been regularly linked with a move for the 18-year-old, who they view as a long-term replacement for Paul Pogba.

Saul-Griezmann swap deal talks under way

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are in talks over a swap deal involving Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann - though Liverpool remain interested in the Atletico Madrid player.

Mundo Deportivo reports that Liverpool had failed to meet Atletico's €50 million (£42m/$59m) valuation of Spain midfielder Saul, allowing Barca to enter the race by offering Griezmann in exchange.

Negotiations are continuing with all parties however, meaning Saul could yet end up at Anfield if the Reds can reach an agreement over a fee.

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Saul-Griezmann swap deal talks under way

Eagles eye Nketiah and Dolberg

New Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira is considering a raid on two of his former clubs Arsenal and Nice to sign Eddie Nketiah and Kasper Dolberg, according to The Sun.

Gunners forward Nketiah is believed to be available for around £20 million ($27m).

Dolberg meanwhile, who Vieira signed for Nice from Ajax during his time in charge of the French side, is valued in the region of £25 million ($34m).

Toffees eye Toon star

Everton boss Rafael Benitez is considering raiding his old club Newcastle for winger Allan Saint-Maximin - though only if Richarlison leaves Goodison Park, according to the Mirror.

Brazilian forward Richarlison has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, managed by former Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Should he move on then Benitez is ready to match Newcastle's £50 million ($70m) valuation of Saint-Maximin, who only signed a new six-year contract in October.

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Saul-Griezmann swap deal talks under way

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