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Thursday rumors: Messi, Suarez, Kane, Gvardiol, Kim, Maguire, Torres, and Disasi

Kim Min-jae, a 26-year-old defender from South Korea, is getting closer to signing a five-year contract to join Manchester United from Napoli. Nicholas Schira

Newcastle, however, might scuttle the deal after speaking with Kim, whose £42 million release clause goes into effect on July 1. (Sun)

This summer, defender Harry Maguire, 30, of Manchester United and England, is a target for Aston Villa. Soccer Insider

Pau Torres, a defender with Spain’s Villarreal, is 26 years old, and Villa have made an official offer to sign him. (Mirror)

After missing out on Lionel Messi, who is poised to join Inter Miami, Al Ahli president Waleed Muaath traveled to London earlier this week in an effort to sign Manchester City and Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez, 32. (CBS)

Al-Hilal made one more effort to sign Lionel Messi of Argentina by making the 35-year-old striker an annual salary offer of 500 million euros. Elizabeth Condis Edo

Inter Miami has now focused on acquiring Messi and free-agent midfielders Sergio Busquets, 34, and Angel di Maria, 35, of Argentina and Spain, respectively. Romano, Fabrizio

Despite interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich is optimistic that they can convince 29-year-old Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane to join them. (Requires subscription; sports)

Josko Gvardiol, a 21-year-old Croatian defender for RB Leipzig, is about to receive a call from Manchester City.

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Along with Messi and 34-year-old Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, former Barcelona teammates Luis Suarez, 36, of Uruguay, and Suarez, 36, of Spain, will depart Gremio for Inter Miami. (90min)

The 32-year-old Dutch goalie for Inter Miami claims that the American team “is not ready” for Messi’s arrival. via Express US, ESPN

N’Golo Kante, a France midfielder now playing for Chelsea, has passed a medical after agreeing to sign a two-year agreement with Al-Ittihad worth 100 million euros (£86 million) per season. (Guardian)

32-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea is prepared to turn down a rich Saudi Arabian offer in order to remain with Manchester United. (Talksport)

The 27-year-old England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still a target for AC Milan, and negotiations with Chelsea over a potential transfer are still ongoing. Soccer Insider

Franck Kessie, an Ivory Coast and Barcelona midfielder, is not for sale, according to his agent, despite Liverpool reportedly showing interest.(Mirror)

Fabio Carvalho, a 20-year-old midfielder for Liverpool and Portugal, will only be permitted to leave Anfield on a loan this summer. A return to old team Fulham is still an option, and several Premier League clubs are interested. (Requires subscription; sports)

Folarin Balogun, a striker for Arsenal who has impressed on loan at Reims, is a target for AC Milan and Inter Milan. The 21-year-old American is expected to leave this summer. (Mail)

After impressing while out on loan from Chelsea last season, Levi Colwill, 20, is the target of a club-record £40 million bid from Brighton. (90min)

Axel Disasi, a 25-year-old defender for Monaco and France, is on the verge of signing with Manchester United in a shocking move. (In French, L’Equipe)

Joel Latibeaudiere, a 23-year-old versatile Jamaican defender who is now playing for Swansea City, has drawn interest from Luton Town. Soccer Insider


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