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Football rumours and transfer gossip: Tottenham’s Harry Kane replacement is Premier League striker, Man City want Aubameyang, Arsenal’s top target named rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online…

Manchester United have been forced to rethink their transfer strategy due to the financial impact of coronavirus. The club will not be able to buy a player as expensive as Tottenham striker Harry Kane, despite being linked with him. The England captain, who has a phenomenal 136 goals in 190 Premier League appearances, is also a target for Juventus. (Guardian)

Former Liverpool midfielder and manager Graeme Souness believes Manchester United risk having their ‘trousers taken down’ if they have agreed a deal with Jadon Sancho behind Borussia Dortmund’s back. On Monday, reports claimed that ‘almost every part’ of the deal had been agreed for the player to join the Old Trafford club this summer. (Mirror)

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has identified Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, 28, as his top target should Harry Kane leave White Hart Lane. The Mexican striker has emerged as one of the best frontmen in the league in recent seasons and has 13 goals in 29 games this campaign. (Star)

Raul Jimenez, 28, has emerged as a standout Premier League striker since joining Wolves
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Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe could be worth ‘as little as €40m (£35m)’ because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a former member of the European Parliament. The World Cup winner, 21, is a top target for Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane this summer. (Mirror)

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey remains Mikel Arteta’s top target as he looks to bolster the Arsenal squad this summer. However, there are concerns at the Emirates that the LaLiga club may be able to tie down the Ghana international to a new contract at the Wanda Metropolitano. (Express)

Manchester City have joined the race to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid also interested in the 30-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer of 2021. The Gabon international has been a standout performer for the Gunners since moving from Dortmund for £46million in 2018, netting 49 Premier League goals in just 75 appearances for the club. (Express)

Man City have now joined a host of European clubs in the race for Aubameyang
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Manchester United have ended their interest Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez but Arsenal and Everton are both keen on signing the 28-year-old. The Colombia international is not part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans and Real are keen to cash in on the player to fund moves for alternate transfer targets. (Sky Sports, via Sun)

Manchester City midfielder David Silva was in talks over a return to former club Valencia with his contract at the Etihad expiring this summer. However, these discussions have been brought to a halt due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (ESPN via Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Porto left-back Alex Telles with Paris Saint-Germain set to buy the 27-year-old for £21.8m. Frank Lampard has now set his sights on a move for Leicester and England full-back Ben Chilwell. (Gauchazh via Sun)

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