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Transfer rumours and football gossip: Matthijs de Ligt, Antony, Cristiano Ronaldo

Friday's transfer gossip and rumours in the world of football, including Matthijs de Ligt snubbing Chelsea for Bayern Munich.

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Manchester City over a deal to bring central defender Nathan Ake back to the club (The Times).

Manchester United are edging closer to the double signing of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez and winger Antony with both players keen on the move to Old Trafford (Daily Express).

Naby Keita and Diogo Jota are next in line for new Liverpool contracts after Joe Gomez secured his Anfield future on Thursday (Daily Mirror).

Matthijs de Ligt has placed talks with Chelsea on hold, according to reports, as he waits for an official offer to come in from his preferred destination Bayern Munich (The Sun)

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Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder has emerged as a serious contender to replace Cristiano Ronaldo should the Manchester United forward leave the club for a second time this summer (The Sun).

Chelsea are set to open talks with Reece James over a new contract amid interest in the England defender from Real Madrid and Manchester City (The Sun).

Manchester United have joined Ajax in the race to sign striker Brian Brobbey from RB Leipzig (Daily Mirror).

Arsenal have reportedly made an offer for Lille and Kosovo winger Edon Zhegrova, a player being dubbed as the "new Eden Hazard" (The Sun).

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is "pushing" the club's new owners to pull out the stops and sign PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe for a fee of just over £50m (The Sun).

Wolves forward Fabio Silva is set to joins Belgian club Anderlecht on a season-long loan (Daily Mail).

Barcelona are waiting on a response from Bayern Munich after making a reported £34m offer for striker Robert Lewandowski (The Sun).

Chelsea have emerged as serious rivals to Manchester United in the race for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and are willing to include Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta in a more complex swap deal (Daily Mail)

Rangers are set to make a move for Wales international Tom Lawrence, who is a free agent after leaving Derby County (The Scottish Sun)

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