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Man Utd's Fernandes allowed Saudi talks - Saturday's gossip

Manchester United allow Bruno Fernandes to open talks to play in Saudi Arabia, Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne verbally agrees Al-Ittihad move, while Arsenal agree Riccardo Calafiori contract.

Manchester United have given midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 29, permission to open talks with Saudi Arabia, with two clubs in the Saudi Pro League interested in the Portugal international. (TeamTalk)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 33, has "verbally agreed" to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad, and it is now up to the Premier League champions to approve the departure of the Belgian. (TeamTalk)

Liverpool are hoping Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 32, will sign a new contract when his current deal expires in 2025. (Mirror)

Leicester City are close to sealing a deal for Fulham attacker Bobby de Cordova-Reid, with the 31-year-old Jamaican set to undergo a medical. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Aston Villa midfielder Philippe Coutinho will return to boyhood side Vasco da Gama "imminently" after lengthy negotiations over whether the 32-year-old Brazilian's contract could be terminated. (Birmingham Live)

Arsenal have agreed contract terms for Italy and Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori until 2029, but the clubs still need to agree a fee for the 22-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

West Ham are keen on a move for Villarreal forward Alexander Sorloth, 28, but the Norwegian has a release clause worth around £32m at the La Liga club. (AS - in Spanish)

Chelsea's £42m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion, 20, has been rejected as the club want at least £70m for the Spaniard. (Sun)

Luton Town, Oxford United and Bristol City are all keen on taking Northern Ireland-born Tottenham forward Jamie Donley, 19, on a season-long loan next season. (Football Insider)

Arsenal are set to sell Demark Under-21 forward Mika Biereth, 21, for £4m to Austrian side Sturm Graz. (Standard)

Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in Hull City's English midfielder Jaden Philogene, 22. (TeamTalk)

Barcelona are considering a move to re-sign 25-year-old Brazilian defender Emerson Royal from Tottenham Hotspur. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)