Premier League rumours: Newcastle and West Ham linked with forward | Real Madrid target £60m keeper | Chelsea, Liverpool updates

Newcastle United have been credited with an interest in Yoshinori Muto.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez.

West Ham United have also been linked with a summer swoop for the Mainz forward.

He was part of the Japan side that caught the eye at the recent World Cup and Mainz are said to be considering selling him this summer.

Muto has yet to report back to pre-season training after an extended holiday but German paper Bild say he may leave this summer.

West Ham and Newcastle are named as holding an interest in Muto.

Here is a round-up of the other rumours from the Premier League, via BBC Sport.

Three Bundesliga sides are interested in Bristol City's 24-year-old English full-back Joe Bryan, who is also a target for Newcastle. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid are considering a £60m move for Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 31. (Sun)

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov is looking to sell his 30% stake in Arsenal after accepting majority owner Stan Kroenke will never cede overall control to him. (Financial Times)

Manchester United and Chelsea have both enquired about signing Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 27, who could be available for £62m. (ESPN)

Manchester United are also considering alternative targets to Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian, 29, and are looking at Eintracht Frankfurt's Croatia international winger Ante Rebic, 24. (Independent)

Barcelona signed Bordeaux midfielder Malcom, 21, after Chelsea refused the Catalan club's offer of about £44m for Willian. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham and Chelsea could move for French winger Anthony Martial, 22, who wants to leave Manchester United but remain in the Premier League. (Sun)

Chelsea could miss out on Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, 30, as Serie A rivals AC Milan are interested in signing the Argentine for £57m. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are close to signing veteran England goalkeeper Robert Green, 38, as cover in a surprise free transfer. (Sun)

Liverpool will keep striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, this season and are prepared to lose the Englishman next summer on a free transfer. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton and West Ham are interested in signing Augsburg's Austria international defender Martin Hinteregger, 25, who is valued at £13m. (Sun)

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, 70, is in advanced talks to become the manager of the Iraq national team. (Sky Sports)

The Football Association is to receive a £10m bonus from Nike as a result of England's run to the World Cup semi-finals. (Times - subscription only)