Liverpool battle for Italy defender - Monday's gossip

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea eye Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori, Brighton see target slip away, while Manchester United cool interest in Barcelona defender.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham are all interested in 22-year-old Italy defender Riccardo Calafiori but will have to pay in excess of £40m to prise him away from Bologna. (Express)

A number of Barcelona's directors remain unconvinced about the merits of signing Spain's Euro 2024 star winger Nico Williams, 21, from Athletic Bilbao. (Sport - in Spanish)

Brighton have been left frustrated after Chelsea agreed a deal to sign midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, 25, from Leicester even though the player had undergone a medical with the Seagulls and a fee was agreed between the two clubs. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leicester are close to agreeing a deal to sign 18-year-old midfielder Michael Golding from Chelsea. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle are trying to negotiate a deal to sign Nottingham Forest's Greek goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos, 30, as part of 21-year-old Scotland midfielder Elliot Anderson's move to the City Ground. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are unlikely to pursue a deal for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo despite long-standing interest in the 25-year-old Uruguay international. (Football Transfers)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has made it clear in talks with the club's board that they should not look to cash in on Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, this summer amid interest from Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano via Teamtalk)

Tottenham are set to trigger an option to extend 31-year-old South Korea forward Son Heung-min's contract with the club until 2026. (Football Insider)