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*Likeliness of rumour: 0 – 10 (0 being impossible and 10 being definite)


Neymar refuses to rule out Manchester United move (4*)

Reports in Spain are hinting at Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar considering a move to Manchester United after a proposed Barcelona transfer fell apart through the club signing Antoine Griezmann. The current state of Manchester United makes it hard to imagine much truth behind the rumours – especially with the club now playing in the Europa League – but he could apparently be tempted into moving away in order to escape the shadow of Kylian Mbappe in Paris. (Mundo Deportivo)

Aston Villa fall short in opening bid for Tom Heaton (8*)

Efforts to strengthen their squad almost every single day of the current transfer window has shown an Aston Villa side that want to stay up. Burnley’s Tom Heaton is the man they’ve chosen as the ideal candidate between the sticks after scouting a vast selection of options, but their opening £8 million bid has fallen short of Burnley’s £12 million valuation. (Birmingham Mail)

Leroy Sane given green light to seal Bayern Munich transfer (5*)

Although many expected Pep Guardiola to halt a potential move away for Leroy Sane, it could be the case that Manchester City allow the player to leave. A fee in the region of £100 million is being prepared for the German international, and it feels like it would be difficult to stop him from leaving to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The twenty-three-year-old has masses of potential, but with several players at Man City ahead of him, his playing time has been numbered. (Mirror)

Willian’s Chelsea future yet to be decided (6*)

Further ties to Barcelona make the upcoming season uncertain for Chelsea winger Willian. It was assumed that Frank Lampard would look to retain the Brazilian due to the transfer ban imposed on the club by FIFA, but various sources are saying that he could decide to cash in on the player, with it primarily being down to the current selection of players at the club, and whether it would make the most sense to take the £30 million bid from Barca. (Daily Express)

Fiorentina make approach for Fernando Llorente (7*)

Available on a free transfer after being released by Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last season, Fernando Llorente is picking up interest from Italy. Fiorentina lead the race for his signature, and the move makes sense for the thirty-four-year-old, as Italy has become widely known for getting the best out of older players. He previously played in the Serie A with Juventus, so it’s assumed he could be tempted with a return to the division. (Gianluca Di Marzio)


Everton target Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic (5*)

Through playing less for Juventus each season, Mario Mandzukic is looking at returning to Germany, with former club Bayern Munich already said to be interested. Borussia Dortmund joined the race not long after Bayern staked their claim on the player, but there’s been an early twist as Everton have thrown their hat in the ring for the Croatian international. (Telegraph)

Dani Ceballos chooses between North London clubs (7*)

Spending a large portion of the summer so far looking set to join Tottenham Hotspur, Dani Ceballos saw late interest from North London rivals Arsenal. Ever since they joined the race for the player, we’ve seen hesitance over where he would end up, and it now appears that Ceballos has chosen to move to Arsenal ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. (Evening Standard)

AC Milan in the market for Manchester United’s Eric Bailly (9*)

A reported £18 million asking price for Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has ruined any chance of AC Milan sealing a cut-price deal for the Croatian, setting their sights elsewhere. It could be the case that a large number of other options are presented in future weeks, and the first to emerge is Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly, who the club are looking at with intent after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford. (Tuttosport)

Arsenal make preliminary moves for Everton Soares (8*)

The second Everton to feature in today’s football transfer rumours, Everton Soares proved to be a crucial player in Brazil’s Copa America 2019 win, and Arsenal are the top club to be interested in his services. Although they’re yet to strike up a deal with the player, sources say that they’ve sent their club doctor to Brazil to check over the Gremio striker. (Fox Sports)

Roma backtrack on Toby Alderweireld deal (6*)

It looked as if Roma would be set to sign Toby Alderweireld in the coming weeks as they consider his surprisingly short £25 million buy-out clause. In another change of events, their original deal is looking unlikely to come into fruition due to the club reportedly only affording a swap deal. The only question would be whether Spurs would accept a lesser fee along with highly-rated midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo. (Mirror)


Philippe Coutinho’s Liverpool return picks up steam (8*)

Any viewers of Spanish football will be fully aware that Philippe Coutinho has been a far from favourable figure at Barcelona since making his big-money move from Liverpool back in January 2018. It sounded as if he could actually end up staying at Camp Nou following links away after Antoine Griezmann took a different squad number other than the number 7 shirt currently donned by Coutinho, but there’s been another turnaround, as Liverpool are now linked to a two-year loan move for the Brazilian. (Evening Standard)

Newcastle join the race to sign Hoffenheim’s Joelinton (5*)

Things are only getting worse at Newcastle United after the departure of Rafa Benitez, Ayoze Perez, Joselu, and the failure to permanently acquire Salomon Rondon. The summer is expected to be a dismal one for the North East club, but they’ve seen one silver lining through being linked with highly-rated Hoffenheim striker Joelinton. The player was recently in the sights of Wolves, but Newcastle are rumoured to be considering paying the Brazilian’s £36 million release clause. (Mail)

Roma to offer an escape route to Jean Michael Seri (6*)

In one of Fulham’s many transfer failings from last summer, Jean Michael Seri fell short of expectations, leaving him with one foot out the exit door as the club prepare for life back in the Championship. He’s been closely linked to the Turkish Super Lig in recent weeks, with Galatasaray looking like the most likely destination, but it now appears that Roma could come in with an offer for the central midfielder. (The Guardian)

Club Brugge player attempts to force Aston Villa transfer (7*)

Another Club Brugge player could be sold to Aston Villa this summer, with Zimbabwean midfielder Marvelous Nakamba reportedly refusing to train with his current club in order to force their hand in his sale. The twenty-five-year-old looks like he’s been influenced by Brugge’s decision to sell striker Wesley to Dean Smith’s side, and he wants to make the same move as soon as possible. (Independent)

Lazio defender Wallace wanted by Wolves (9*)

Although a lot of Wolves’ primary transfers have come from the Portuguese league, it looks like they’re considering dipping into the Italian Serie A, as Lazio defender Wallace has been linked to Molineux. Previously playing in the Portuguese league with Braga, Wallace spent a loan period at Monaco before moving to Lazio in 2016, where he’s become a key part of an often underrated lineup. He would be expected to challenge Ryan Bennett, Willy Boly and Conor Coady for the centre-back position as Nuno Espirito Santo hopes to build competition within his squad. (Birmingham Mail)


Sheffield United ‘close’ on fourth summer signing (9*)

Sheffield United are poised to announce Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn as their latest signing. Talks between the two clubs have reached an advanced stage over the weekend, and an agreement is expected to be finalised in the near future. The Premier League newcomers are looking to bolster their squad ahead of the new season, and have already added Luke Freeman, Phil Jagielka and Callum Robinson to their ranks. The 24-year-old will add more depth to the Blades midfield. (The Star)

Arsenal to make surprise offer for Dani Alves (5*)

Arsenal could be set to offer Dani Alves a contract this summer. The Brazilian international is without a club after leaving Paris Saint Germain, and is now actively seeking a move after winning the Copa America with his country. Unai Emery is desperate to strengthen his defence in this transfer window, but with a limited budget available to him he needs to work smartly. Getting Alves on a free would therefore make sense for the Gunners, who would add great experience to their lineup having won 40 career trophies. However, the player may be keen on moving to a club who can offer him Champions League football. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic reject Arsenal’s second Tierney bid (7*)

Another player Arsenal are interested in this summer is Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, and over the weekend it was reported that the Gunners had made an improved £25 million bid for the Scotland international. However, it appears that offer has been rejected by the Bhoys. Whilst £25 million is their asking price, it is thought that Arsenal’s offer got to that sum based on appearance add-ons and Celtic want a larger up-front figure. (Daily Mirror)

Championship trio keen on Herbie Kane loan (8*)

Liverpool youngster Herbie Kane is expected to secure a loan move to the Championship this week, with three clubs keen on securing hoping to secure his signature. Brentford, Hull City and Charlton Athletic are thought to be the clubs in question, with the Tigers perhaps in the best position to acquire the player with their manager Grant McCann having had him at Doncaster Rovers last season. (Goal)

Lewis Dunk to replace Maguire at Leicester (7*)

Leicester City have agreed to pay £45 million for Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk this summer. With the Foxes set to allow Harry Maguire to join Manchester United for £80 million, Dunk will come in as his direct replacement at centre-back. It is thought that Brendan Rodgers was considering him and Burnley’s James Tarkowski to fill the void, but the Northern Irishman has opted to move for the Seagulls star. (Sun)


Duvan Zapata regains interest from West Ham (9*)

It seems like West Ham United are linked to a new striker every single day, and it’s often the case that they are. The window opened with Manuel Pellegrini being reportedly interested in signing Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata after the Colombian netted twenty-three Serie A goals to fire the club into the Champions League. Sources across Europe are now hinting at the club being back in for Zapata after previously being closely linked to Maxi Gomez, Olivier Giroud, Mario Balotelli, Diego Costa, Gonzalo Higuain, Sebastien Haller, Moise Kean, Daniel Sturridge, Moussa Marega, and an endless list of other likely names. (The Sun)

Preston North End accept Sheffield United bid for Callum Robinson (8*)

Thursday morning saw breaking news that an unnamed Premier League club was in the process of signing Preston North End striker Callum Robinson following an impressive 2018/19 campaign where he scored twelve league goals. Even the early hours of Friday morning had journalists speculating over whether it was Aston Villa or Sheffield United who had the striker in their sights, but it’s now looking increasingly likely that Sheffield United will soon confirm a £8 million deal. (Lancashire Evening Telegraph)

Joelinton wanted by Wolves (5*)

One of many rising stars in the Bundesliga, Hoffenheim striker Joelinton has been a rumoured target for several Premier League clubs over the past few seasons, and it looks as if Wolves could beat all others to his signature. Nuno Espirito Santo clearly wants another striker in his ranks as competition for Raul Jimenez, with the decision being between Joelinton and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester City hoping to seal a deal for Dani Alves (6*)

Free agent Dani Alves is without a club since seeing out the end of his contract with Paris Saint Germain, and he will once again be looking for an opportunity to come away with silverware from yet another major football league. One of the only divisions left is the Premier League, and with his best chance to win the league being at Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, he could be set to link up with the Citizens as the replacement to Danilo. (Mail)

London rivals set to fight for Dani Ceballos (7*)

Early reports of Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos have now been matched by rumoured advances from local derby rivals Arsenal, who are looking to steal a deal from under the feet of their noisy neighbours. The twenty-two-year-old is featuring less for Real Madrid and could be part of the clear-out this summer, so he could be a coup for any interested parties, even if it would be a preliminary deal with an option to buy due to his four-year contract at the Bernabeu. (Sky Sports News)


Harry Wilson wanted by four Premier League clubs (9*)

An extremely promising loan spell at Derby County last season has catapulted the stock of Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson, who has now become a target for a handful of Premier League teams. It appears that Brighton & Hove Albion, Bournemouth, Wolves, and newly-promoted Aston Villa are the interested clubs, and they could all be interested in signing the Welshman on a permanent deal. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle rule out Manchester United approach for Sean Longstaff (6*)

Previous intentions for Manchester United to sign Sean Longstaff already appeared to be unlikely to come into fruition, but with Newcastle United reportedly cancelling out any hopes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer swooping in for the midfielder, a deal this summer could be dead in the water. Newcastle United allowed Rafa Benitez to leave as manager at the end of last season, and with Ayoze Perez signing for Leicester City, a panic is rising over whether they can maintain other key players. (Talksport)

Paul Pogba considering handing in a transfer request (8*)

Both Real Madrid and Juventus have looked intent on pushing for the signing of Paul Pogba this summer. Manchester United aren’t willing to part with the Frenchman unless a sufficient bid is made after the club signed Pogba for £89 million, and it could lead to the 2018 World Cup winner handing in a transfer request in order to force the club’s hand. (Express)

Arsenal wary of Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha price tag (7*)

Following a reported £40 million bid for the winger, Arsenal are dropping their interest in Wilfried Zaha if Crystal Palace refuse to consider an offer close to their opening figure. Sources close to the club hint at the Eagles only listening to offers nearer to £100 million due to their star player possessing four more years on his current contract at the club. (Sky Sports News)

Gonzalo Higuain catches the attention of West Ham United (5*)

As they search for a new striker capable of replacing all of Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll, Gonzalo Higuain has become a surprise contender following a mostly promising half-season at Chelsea. The Argentine striker is surplus to requirement at Juventus, and it’s the same situation at Chelsea after the club cancelled his two-year loan deal. (Metro)


Barcelona turn their attentions to Manchester United defender (5*)

With Barcelona set to miss out on Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus, head coach Ernesto Valverde has shifted his focus onto another target which appears to be Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof. The Sweden international is a key figure at the back for the Red Devils and with Solskjaer already fighting to keep Paul Pogba at the club, he’ll be keen to retain the 24 year-old at all costs. He’s currently away with United on their pre-season tour of Australia and appears to be happy at the club for the time being. (Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal are looking to hijack Everton’s move for Barcelona forward (7*)

Arsenal are in the market for a winger this summer and one man who’s said to be interesting them is Barcelona man Malcom. The Brazilian is expected to be in-demand this window despite enduring a difficult first season in Catalonia but he won’t come cheap. Premier League rivals Everton are already believed to have made an offer in the region of £31.5m for the 22 year-old so Unai Emery will have to act quickly if he wants to land his man. (The Sun)

Alberto Moreno set for Villarreal move (9*)

Former Liverpool misfit Alberto Moreno is set for a move back to La Liga, with Villarreal looking likely to win the race for his signature. The 27 year-old is available on a free transfer after his five year stay at Anfield ended following the expiry of his contract and the Yellow Submarine are believed to have beaten a host of Spanish clubs to this one. (ESPN)

Everton in for Juventus prodigy (6*)

Marco Silva’s Everton are expected to be busy this window and one target they’ve identified is Juventus and Italy striker Moise Kean. The 19 year-old is one of the most highly rated players in Serie A and Juve are keen to retain him, with them already believed to have turned down a bid in the region of £27m for the youngster. The Toffees are in need of a new centre-forward so they could well return with another offer, but it remains to be seen if the Italian champions will cash in on him. (Daily Mail)

Southampton’s Mario Lemina attracting interest from Premier League duo (8*)

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina has been told by Ralph Hassenhutl that he’s free to speak to other clubs this summer and two Premier League giants are reportedly interested in taking him to St. Mary’s, with Arsenal and Manchester United believed to have made enquiries. Saints paid a then club record £15m to sign him from Juventus two years ago and will want to recoup all the cash for a player who really struggled with injuries last term. (The Telegraph)


West Ham set to smash transfer record (8*)

West Ham are in the market for a new striker with Celta Vigo man Maxi Gomez believed to be their main target. The Uruguay international is also attracting interest from La Liga outfit Valencia who can offer him Champions League football, but the lure of London and a bigger contract could result in Manuel Pellegrini landing his man. But in order to do so, the Hammers will have to smash their transfer record for the second successive season with the 22 year-olds release clause believed to be around the £43.5m mark. (Evening Standard)

Everton keen on second Barcelona deal of the summer (7*)

After already acquiring Andre Gomes from Barcelona for £22m, Everton could be shopping in Catalonia again very soon with Marco Silva eyeing up Brazilian winger Malcom. The 23 year-old only moved to the Camp Nou twelve months ago but after finding minutes limited under Ernesto Valverde, he could be moved on to fund moves for Neymar and Antoine Griezmann. The Toffees are expected to submit a £35m, with Premier League rivals Arsenal also interested. (RMC Sport)

RB Leipzig back in for Everton winger (7*)

He may struggle for game time at Goodison Park, but Everton winger Ademola Lookman is a wanted man with Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig very interested. The 21 year-old enjoyed a productive loan spell with the club in 2018 and they’re desperate to make it permanent. The Germans have already seen one bid rejected but they’re expected to return with an improved £22.5m bid in the offing. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United forward eyeing Old Trafford exit (8*)

Romelu Lukaku’s future has been the subject of increased speculation over the last few months, with Inter Milan very interested. The Red Devils are open to selling the Belgium international if their £75m asking price is met and with Mauro Icardi set to be leaving the San Siro – the Nerazurri should be able to get the funds together to get this one over the line. The Serie A giants are managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte who’s tried to sign him in the past, so this one certainly has legs. Lukaku is hoping to be an Inter player by the time they face the Red Devils on 20th July. (Daily Mirror)

Villa stepping up keeper hunt (7*)

After being priced out of a deal for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, Aston Villa are expected to look elsewhere ahead of the new Premier League season. Burnley’s experienced shot stopper Tom Heaton is said to be interesting Dean Smith, with the Villans set to launch a £7m bid for the England international. (The Sun)


Juventus eyeing up former midfielder in record deal (6*)

Juventus are reportedly preparing a £120m bid for Manchester United’s in-demand midfielder Paul Pogba, a move that would shatter the clubs transfer record. The Serie A champions sold the World Cup winner to the Red Devils for £93.25m just three years ago but with him growing increasingly disillusioned with life at Old Trafford, it looks like this is a move that could get over the line. (The Times)

Sheffield United target Maupay (8*)

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United have already been busy this window and they could add to the additions of Luke Freeman and Phil Jagielka with the club record purchase of Brentford hotshot Neal Maupay. The 22 year-old hit 25 goals in the Championship last season and the Bees are reportedly demanding £22m for his signature – a fee that would blow the Blades’ transfer record out the water. (The Sun)

Palace eyeing up Aaron Wan-Bissaka replacement (8*)

Crystal Palace are in the market for a new right-back after selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m, with Chelsea’s Reece James a potential replacement. The 19 year-old could be available for a loan move this summer despite Chelsea’s transfer ban, with Frank Lampard keen for the youngster to continue his development. He was named in the PFA Team of the Year in the Championship for his performances with Wigan Athletic last season. (The Sun)

Arsenal step up Fraser pursuit (8*)

Unai Emery is back on the Ryan Fraser trail as the Gunners’ hopes of signing Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha continue to fade. The Scotland international is entering the final year of his contract at the Vitality Stadium and could be available for around £25m-£30m, which would fit well within Arsenal’s budget. Palace continue to demand £80m for their prized asset. (Daily Star)

West Ham in the market to replace Arnautovic (7*)

West Ham are monitoring AC Milan striker Andre Sevilla following the sale of Marko Arnautovic to Shanghai SIPG on Monday. The 23 year-old spent last season on loan at La Liga outfit Sevilla and his parent club are keen to cash in on him due to their current financial constraints. But any move for Silva is dependant on the Hammers’ push for Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez, who’s also interesting Valencia. (Football.London)


Arsenal in Vazquez talks (6*)

Arsenal have launched a bid to sign Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez. Reports say that the Gunners and the La Liga outfit have already began talks over the 28-year-old, with a deal worth around €35 million being mooted. That would mean that the London side pay an intial fee of £28.7 million with £2.7 million in add-ons also within the deal. The Spaniard is the latest winger to be linked with a move to Arsenal with Wilfried Zaha and Jarrod Bowen also thought to be of interest (Mirror)

Leicester target Tarkowski (7*)

Leicester City have identified James Tarkowski as a potential replacement for Harry Maguire, should he move away from the King Power this summer. Maguire is wanted by both Manchester clubs, and Brendan Rodgers is already putting plans in place in case a deal happens with Burnley defender Tarkowski at the top of his wish list. They may face competition for the former Brentford man however, with Midlands rivals Wolves also keen on the 26-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)

Tottenham set for third summer signing (6*)

Tottenham Hotspur are close to agreeing a third signing of the summer, with Mauricio Pochettino looking to sign Dani Olmo. Reports in Spain are suggesting that Spurs have reached an agreement with the players agent, with a fee of £22 million set to be paid to Dinamo Zagreb for his services. The Spanish under-21 midfielder has been linked with Manchester United, but looks set to move to North London instead. (Metro)

AC Milan keen on player-plus-cash deal for Neves (6*)

AC Milan are ready to offer €15 million plus out-of-favour striker Andre Silva in an effort to sign Wolves’ star midfielder Ruben Neves. That would make the deal worth around €45 million in total, with some reports suggesting that the midfielder is keen to go to Milan to try and emulate his hero Andrea Pirlo. But the Portuguese international has been a mainstay in Nuno Espirito Santo’s team for the last two years, and despite having been interested in acquiring Silva’s services for a while it seems unlikely that they will agree to a deal which sees Neves leave Molineux. (Birmingham Mail)

Sporting Lisbon interested in Fulham defender (4*)

Sporting Lisbon are interested in signing Fulham right-back Cyrus Christie. The Republic of Ireland international played 28 times for the Cottagers in the Premier League lasts season, but with just two years left on his contract he could be allowed to leave this summer. It is thought that the 26-year-old, who joined Fulham from Middlesbrough in January 2018, is interested in a move to the Portuguese team. (Mirror)


Aston Villa ready to lodge Trezeguet bid (7*)

Newly promoted side Aston Villa could be set to make yet another signing, with reports suggesting they may bid for Egyptian winger Trezeguet. The 24-year-old has been producing some eye-catching performances in the Africa Cup of Nations recently, and he is thought to have told his club Kasimpasa that he wishes to leave this summer. He has had two excellent seasons in Turkey, scoring 22 goals in 65 appearances whilst playing out wide and Villa are now preparing an £8 million bid for the player. (Birmingham Mail)

Hull interested in Leeds forward (8*)

Hull City have held talks with Leeds United regarding the possibility of signing forward Mallik Wilks this summer. The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers where he excelled under manager Grant McCann, scoring 16 goals in total. With McCann now in charge of Hull he is keen to work with Wilks once again and hopes that his connection with the play will help swing a deal in their favour. (Hull Daily Mail)

Plenty of interest in Newcastle’s Isaac Hayden (8*)

Isaac Hayden could be the next to leave Newcastle United this summer, with the 24-year-old keen to move further down south and closer to his family. The midfielder is thought to be attracting many admirers with West Ham and Brighton thought to be interested in the player, whilst Wolves and Watford have also considered bids for the player in the past. Newcastle will want around £15 million for the midfielder if they are to let him follow Rafa Benitez and Ayoze Perez out of the exit door. (Northern Echo)

Bournemouth set to rival Celtic for Luton star (6*)

AFC Bournemouth could be set to try and sign Luton Town defender Jack Stacey this summer. The 23-year-old was extremely impressive as the Hattters won the League One title last season, but could be set to leave Kenilworth Road. The Cherries have a good record in signing young players from lower leagues and improving them, with David Brooks an excellent recent example. However they face competition from Celtic for the former Reading player’s signature. (The Scottish Sun)

Famara Diedhiou not in talks regarding Bristol City exit (8*)

Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou is not in talks about a move away from the club this summer, despite recent reports. The 26-year-old impressed for the Robins last term with 13 goals in the Championship, and it had been reported that Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town and West Brom were in discussions to sign the Senegalese star. However a source close to player has rubbished these rumours, saying that he is back in pre-season training and looking forward to the new season with Bristol City. (Bristol Post)


Barnsley target Leeds defender (9*)

Barnsley are trying to sign out-of-favour Leeds United defender Aapo Halme as they look to rebuild their backline. The Tykes have lost both Liam Lindsay and Ethan Pinnock this summer following promotion from League One, but having already brought in Wimbledon’s Toby Sibbock they are now hoping to add Halme to bolster their defence. The 21-year-old cost Leeds £500,000 from HJK Helsinki in January 2018, but he made just five appearances for the Whites last season. (Yorkshire Post)

West Brom closing in on Benfica loan (7*)

Slaven Bilic could be set to make his first signing as West Brom manager, bringing in Benfica midfielder Filip Krovinovic on loan. The 23-year-old is a former Croatia under-21 international and played for NK Zagreb and Rio Ave before moving to Benfica in 2017, where he has gone on to make just 17 league appearances. It is believed that whilst talks have centred around a loan move, it could possibly be made permanent. (Daily Mail)

Atletico eyeing move for Arsenal striker (5*)

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette to replace Barcelona-bound Antoine Griezmann. The La Liga side can offer the 27-year-old a return to Champions League football, and believe that the Frenchman would replace the goals that they will lose when Griezmann joins their Spanish rivals. Arsenal do not want to lose the player, but could face a huge battle to keep both Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is also attracting admirers. (Mirror)

Ake ‘likely’ to join Manchester City (7*)

Bournemouth could be set to lose star centre-back Nathan Ake this summer, with the Dutchman ‘likely’ to join Manchester City according to reports. The champions are hoping to replace Vincent Kompany after the Belgian left to join Anderlecht, and have identified the former Chelsea man as a potential option if they opt against signing Harry Maguire. With Leicester wanting a fee in excess of £70 million for the England international, City may choose to look elsewhere and Ake would be a cheaper option with him likely to cost around £40 million. (Manchester Evening News)

Leicester City close in on Perez (9*)

Leicester City are poised to sign Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez having agreed a fee for the Spaniard. The Foxes are set to pay £30 million to prize the 25-year-old away from St James’ Park, which would make him their club record signing as it would eclipse the £29 million they spent on Islam Slimani. It is believed that Newcastle thought that the offer was ‘too good to turn down’. Perez would become Leicester’s second signing of the summer with James Justin having already joined. (Leicester Mercury)


Reading leading chase for Wimbledon striker (7*)

Reading are in pole position to sign AFC Wimbledon striker Joe Pigott. Despite the 25-year-old playing in a team which only just avoided relegation in League One last season, he still managed to score 15 goals in 40 appearances whilst also chipping in with three assists. He has been at the Dons since joining from Maidstone in 2018 and it is thought that he will cost somewhere in the region of £250,000-a-week. (Sky Sports)

Rangers to make third bid for Martin Skrtel (6*)

Rangers are set to launch a third attempt to sign Slovakian centre-back Martin Skrtel. The 34-year-old is available on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract at Fenerbahce, and manager Steven Gerrard is hopeful that he can complete a deal to sign his former Liverpool teammate. The Gers tried to sign him last summer but a £5 million deal fell through, but they are set for fresh talks in the next few days. (Daily Mail)

Huddersfield could sign Dowell on loan (7*)

Huddersfield Town are leading the race to sign Everton youngster Kieran Dowell on a loan deal. The England under-21 international spent the second half of last season on loan at Sheffield United, helping them to promotion to the Premier League. But with the Blades unable to guarantee regular first team football, Everton have chosen to send him elsewhere and the Terriers are thought to be in pole position although Wigan Athletic are also showing an interest in the midfielder. (Nottingham Post)

Chelsea reject fresh bid from Bayern Munich for Hudson-Odoi (8*)

Chelsea have turned down another bid from Bayern Munich for their young star Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Bundesliga side tried desperately to sign the England international in January and it is thought that they have come back with a fresh £22.4 million offer for him now which has been rejected. There are still question marks over his future with the player entering the final year of his contract, but the Blues are desperate to keep him and pending new manager Frank Lampard could encourage him to sign a new deal. (Daily Mail)

Leeds to loan out Jay-Roy Grot again (9*)

Leeds United look set to send striker Jay-Roy Grot out on loan yet again this season, with Vitesse Arnhem looking his likely destination. The 21-year-old joined the Yorkshire side back in 2017 but failed to make an impact at Elland Road, and thus was allowed to temporarily join VVV-Venlo last season where he netted six times in 33 appearances. With the player still not featuring in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, he will be allowed to move back to the Netherlands for a second year where he is rated higher. (De Gelderlander)


Chelsea set to sign Matteo Kovacic (9*)

Chelsea are on the verge of signing Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic on a permanent deal, despite their impending transfer ban. The Croatian spent last season on loan with the Blues and because he is currently registered as a player with them it means that they are able to sign him permanently before the loan expires. Chelsea will pay the Spanish side £45 million for the player, with Madrid having held the Londoners to ransom somewhat on the fee with no official option to buy in the initial loan deal. (Metro)

Bristol City to pip Leeds to Szmodics deal (8*)

Bristol City are set to beat Leeds United to the signing of Colchester United midfielder Sammie Szmodics. The Robins will pay somewhere in the region of £750,000 for the services of the 23-year-old, who was also attracting the interest of Derby County and Hull City. Szmodics will add plenty of creativity to the Bristol City team, having netted 15 goals and racked up seven assists for the U’s in League Two last season. (Bristol Post)

Peterborough want £750k from Portsmouth for striker (8*)

Peterborough United have set an asking price of £750,000 for striker Matt Godden, who has been the subject of interest from Portsmouth. The south coast club have already had a bid of £500,000 rejected for the 27-year-old according to Posh director Barry Fry, who also admitted that MK Dons had shown an interest in the striker. Godden scord 18 goals for the League One outfit last season, but is thought to be concerned about his playing time at London Road next season following the arrival of Mo Eisa. (Peterborough Telegraph)

Celtic and Stoke battling for Huddersfield defender (7*)

Both Celtic and Stoke City are battling it out for the signature of Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith. The right-back has been in West Yorkshire for six years, but could be set to leave with two clubs keen on bringing him in. It is thought that the Potters have a number of right-back targets but Smith is the number one priority, whilst Celtic are also looking to sign a player in that position this summer having already been linked with George Baldock of Sheffield United. The Terriers may be willing to sell with Smith having made just 15 league appearances last term. (Huddersfield Examiner)

Inter Milan preparing deal for Lukaku (6*)

Inter Milan could be set to try and lure Romelu Lukaku away from Manchester United on a two-year loan deal. The Italian club are willing to pay £9 million for the temporary deal, with an obligation to then buy him permanently at the end of that period for £53.8 million. It is thought that the Belgian is keen to link up with new Nerazzurri manager Antonio Conte, and the players representative has already met up with the club to express his interest in making the move. (The Guardian)


Sheffield United keen on double swoop (7*)

Chris Wilder is keen on bringing Celtic forward Scott Sinclair and Middlesbrough defender Paddy McNair to Bramall Lane for their first season back in the Premier League. Wilder wants more top flight experience within his squad, which the duo would add. Sinclair could be available for as little as £2 million, whilst 24-year-old McNair may cost up to £5 million which is what Middlesbrough paid Sunderland for him last summer. (The Sun)

Conor Washington closing in on move to Scotland (8*)

Hearts are on the verge of announcing a deal to sign striker Conor Washington. The Northern Ireland international spent last season with Sheffield United but is set to leave Bramall Lane upon the expiry of his contract. A former QPR and Peterborough United forward, Washington will provide the Jambos with much needed competition for places up front alongside Uche Ikpeazu and Steven MacLean. (Daily Record)

Leicester set to complete Justin deal (9*)

Brendan Rodgers is set to complete his first signing as Leicester City manager by bringing in Luton Town defender James Justin. The 21-year-old was outstanding as the Hatters won the League One title last season, and is set to cost the Foxes a fee of around £6 million. He will have a medical on Wednesday morning ahead of the proposed move, and he will replace Danny Simpson who left the King Power this summer. (The Telegraph)

Manchester United want Sevilla striker (6*)

Manchester United are keen on signing Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder this summer. The 28-year-old, who netted 30 goals in 54 outings for the Spanish club last season, has a release clause in his contract worth £39.5 million and it is believed that the Red Devils are prepared to trigger it. Any move could though depend on if Romelu Lukaku is sold in this transfer window. Ben Yedder famously netted twice against United in a champions League tie in 2018 to knock them out. (Daily Mail)

Buffon set for sensational Juventus return (8*)

Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon could be set to make a remarkable return to Juventus, just one year after leaving the Turin club. The 41-year-old is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint Germain this summer, and odds initially suggested he may return to Parma. But it looks like another former employer want him back, with Juve keen to bring him in to act as back-up to Wojciech Szczęsny who is the number one at the club these days. The move comes as Juventus are set to sell current second choice stopper Mattia Perin, who has been linked with moves to both Roma and Sevilla. (Goal)


Sheffield United close in on QPR’s Luke Freeman (8*)

Sheffield United are on the verge of securing their first signing of the summer transfer window, having reportedly agreed a deal to take QPR midfielder Luke Freeman to Bramall Lane. The 27-year-old has been a talisman for Rangers in recent years and scored eight goals and racked up six assists last season, but could be set to leave Loftus Road for just £3 million. (Sky Sports)

Jack Harrison set for second Leeds United loan (9*)

Manchester City winger Jack Harrison looks set for a second loan spell at Leeds United. The 22-year-old made 39 Championship appearances for the Elland Road outfit last season, scoring four goals and picking up three assists during his time in West Yorkshire. Several other clubs in both England and Scotland have been tracking the player, but the chance to work with Marcelo Bielsa for a second time is said to have been a big factor in Harrison’s decision. (LeedsLive)

Ivan Perisic “wants Arsenal move” (5*)

Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic remains keen on a move to the Premier League this summer, and reports suggest that he is eager to seal a move to Arsenal. The Croatian international has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United for a long time, but with that deal now looking more unlikely than ever, the 30-year-old has turned his attention to transferring to the Emirates. The Gunners could face competition for his signature from China, but Unai Emery could try and push ahead to get a deal done with his team not currently blessed with wingers. (Mirror)

Fulham flop could move to Villarreal (6*)

Midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa could be set to leave Fulham this summer, with a move to La Liga outfit Villarreal possibly on the cards. The 23-year-old cost the Cottagers a huge £25 million last summer, but failed to make any sort of impact as the Londoners were relegated straight back into the Championship. (France Football)

Newcastle still want Salomon Rondon (7*)

Newcastle United are still keen to sign West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, despite the exit of manager Rafa Benitez. The Venezuelan international, who is currently representing his country at the Copa America, spent last season on loan at St James’ Park and became a fans favourite, netting 11 times in 32 Premier League appearances. And the club remains keen on agreeing a permanent deal for the 29-year-old, whilst West Breom chief Luke Dowling has also admitted that the Baggies will definitely sell him this summer. (Mirror)


Divock Origi catches the attention of Real Betis (7*)

Champions League exploits as a man of the hour have made Divock Origi into a more appetising player than he was only a few short months ago, and it’s already catching the attention of La Liga club Real Betis. Known for sealing deals for a lot of Europe’s most exciting young talents, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to see Divock Origi making the transition to La Liga, but it’s ultimately down to Liverpool, who are likely to retain his services. (Estadio Deportivo)

Real Madrid ‘tracking’ Newcastle United’s Miguel Almiron (4*)

Despite only moving into the public eye in the January transfer window, impressive performances in the Copa America have made Miguel Almiron a potential target for Real Madrid, who are said to be tracking his progress. He became Newcastle United’s record signing in Rafa Benitez paying £21 million for his services in the last transfer window. Although one of the reasons Real Madrid are watching him is due to how cheap he’d be in today’s market, the club would still have to pay at least £35 million. (Tyc Sports)

Inter Milan make formal bid for in-demand Nicolas Pepe (7*)

The transfer saga surrounding Lille winger Nicolas Pepe is likely to cover the entire summer transfer window, with Liverpool and Bayern Munich reportedly chasing a deal for the Ivorian. Inter Milan have not only joined the race for the Ligue 1 player, but they’ve also gone as far as making a bid for him, which is estimated to be around £80 million. (L’Equipe)

Arsenal could allow Lucas Torreira to join AC Milan (8*)

Presenting his best form whilst at Sampdoria between 2015 and 2018, Lucas Torreira has become a target for Serie A club AC Milan, who want to bring the Uruguayan defensive midfielder back to Italy. Most of his opening season in the Premier League saw a lot of promise from the midfielder – leaving a lot of hope over how important he could be in future years – but the club could be now considering allowing him to leave depending on the deal Milan end up offering, especially if they dispatch with early talks of a fee being paid over several months. (Sport Mediaset)

Romelu Lukaku could end up staying at Manchester United (5*)

Issues between Manchester United and Inter Milan regarding the discussions over a transfer for Romelu Lukaku are hitting far too many bumps along the road, and it could result in the Belgium international remaining at Old Trafford into next season. He’s only able to leave the club if a sufficient bid is made, and with Inter Milan reportedly falling short of Manchester United’s price tag by £22.3 million, it’s hard to see a deal being confirmed any time soon. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Harry Maguire makes crucial decision on his next club (7*)

Both Manchester clubs have been monitoring Leicester City and England defender Harry Maguire. After a lot of speculation linking Manchester United and Manchester City to the player, reports across England are saying that Pep Guardiola has won the race, with a £65 million fee being accepted by the Foxes. Assuming there’s no further disruptions, a medical could happen as early as next week. (Daily Star)

Arsenal target Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez (6*)

Real Madrid are in the middle of a massive summer clear-out, and the next person to be sold could be winger Lucas Vazquez, who continues to play less and less for the club. Inter Milan and Roma are already interested in signing the Spain international, but Arsenal are expected to join the race, with Unai Emery inquiring over his availability immediately after Real Madrid signed Eden Hazard. (Don Balon)

James Maddison entertaining Manchester United interest (8*)

For several weeks, it’s been apparent that Leicester City attacking midfielder James Maddison would be a target for Manchester United throughout the summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to set his stamp on the club. Football consultant Ian McGarry is now saying that he wants to be left alone regarding a transfer away during the U21 European Championships, but that he would consider speaking to the Manchester United manager to discuss a potential move. (The Transfer Window Podcast)

Liverpool hoping to replace Alberto Moreno with La Liga full-back (7*)

Following the completion of Alberto Moreno’s contract, Liverpool are looking for a new left-back to take his place as a back-up plan to Andrew Robertson. Their search could be over as the club are being linked to Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo, who reportedly possesses a £45 million release clause in his current contract. (The Sport – in Spanish)

Maurizio Sarri to choose between keeping Miralem Pjanic and signing Jorginho (*9)

A reunion was likely to be on the cards for Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho, but with the club now telling the former Chelsea boss that he needs to choose between the player and Juve midfielder Miralem Pjanic, Sarri is expected to opt for the Bosnian. Adrien Rabiot is also likely to sign from Juventus on a free transfer, leaving less of a need for any more reinforcements in midfield. (Mail)


Bradley Dack picking up interest from several English clubs (7*)

Individual performances from Blackburn Rovers attacking midfielder Bradley Dack were enough to catch the eye of a handful of English clubs, with Sheffield United, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion all reportedly interested in pulling the twenty-five-year-old away from Ewood Park. West Brom were rumoured to have made a bid for the player last season, and they clearly maintain their interest. (Mail)

Manchester United prepare shock bid for Arsenal star (2*)

With Romelu Lukaku’s Inter Milan switch likely to be confirmed soon, Manchester United are in the market for a new striker, but their new target is a surprise to everyone. TalkSPORT are saying that Man United will make a whopping £70 million bid for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who finished as joint-top scorer in the Premier League last season alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. (talkSport)

Jorginho could join Maurizio Sarri at Juventus (8*)

A lot of negative Chelsea fans doubted the ability of Jorginho almost as much as they doubted Maurizio Sarri over the last twelve months, and everyone could end up in a good place after the summer, with Juventus reportedly interesting in reuniting both the player and manager. It’s assumed that Chelsea will at least make even in selling the Italian international back to the Serie A. (Evening Standard)

Bournemouth place £50 million fee on David Brooks (6*)

As more reports are linking various Premier League clubs to Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks, the club are said to have placed a £50 million price tag on the services of the Wales international. The twenty-one-year-old has shown signs of brilliance in the Premier League since joining from Sheffield United, and with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United interested in the player, the Cherries were quick to warn off any upcoming approaches. (The Sun)

Tom Heaton turns down Burnley contract extension (9*)

Original expectations that Tom Heaton would prolong his stay at Turf Moor have fallen by the wayside after the goalkeeper turned down the chance to extend his contract at the club. The upcoming season sees Heaton venturing into the final year of his Burnley contract, so he could be looking for a new club next summer if he fails to sign a new contract over the next twelve months. (Guardian)


Southampton maintain lead for Che Adams (9*)

A deal for Che Adams could be officially confirmed by Southampton soon. Ralph Hasenhuttl has put the Birmingham City forward at the top of his transfer wish list this summer, and rumours hint at a £14 million bid being accepted at St Andrews. Burnley and Sheffield United were also linked to the striker, but Southampton remained at the front of the queue throughout. (Daily Star)

Phil Jones included in deal to sign West Ham defender Issa Diop (9*)

Rumours over Manchester United’s opening bid for West Ham United defender Issa Diop stated that a player was included, and it’s being reported that Phil Jones is the unnamed player. Although it’s easy to believe that Manchester United would want rid of Phil Jones, the defender himself only signed a new contract in February, making it poor business for Man United even if it tempts the Hammers into cashing in on their rising star. (The Sun)

Swap deal in place between Inter Milan and Manchester United (7*)

It now looks almost certain that Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will depart Old Trafford this summer, and the club could be able to capitalise on Inter Milan wanting to part with star striker Mauro Icardi, as a swap deal would be an ideal outcome for both parties. Both clubs are worth a lot of money in today’s market, so choosing to make the deal into a swap between clubs would subsidise each deal. (The Guardian)

Burnley’s Ben Gibson wanted by Besiktas (2*)

Although it comes from a reliable source, there’s massive question marks over the reports that Burnley have turned down a loan offer from Besiktas for the services of defender Ben Gibson. The player signed from Middlesbrough last summer for £15 million, but he is yet to step any sort of stamp on Turf Moor. He’s expected to be one for the future at the club, with Sean Dyche remaining positive over how he’s continued to develop. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid return to the race for Christian Eriksen (8*)

Despite sounding certain to opt for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba ahead of the Dane, Real Madrid are now interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen this summer. They’re reportedly preparing a bid for the playmaker in the form of £45 million plus midfielder Dani Ceballos, who Spurs have already been linked to since the window opened. (The Sun)


Leighton Baines likely to extend his contract at Everton (6*)

It looked likely to be Leighton Baines last season at Everton before breaking reports hinted at the left-back extending his contract at the club. Lucas Digne stepped into Baines’ position at left-back for Everton throughout last season, but Marco Silva wanted stability and experience within his squad, so he’s one of a handful of players that the Toffees boss wants to retain. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona expected to re-sign Neymar from PSG (7*)

Overnight reports state that Barcelona will reacquire the services of Brazilian winger Neymar this summer after rumours of being unsettled in Paris. PSG are continually attempting to build a team for the future, but with Neymar being perceived as a selfish player and financial issues hinting at the club needing to pick between the forward and rising star Kylian Mbappe, it’s become an easy decision to choose the young Frenchman. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Bale yet to receive an offer from Bayern Munich (8*)

Reports across Spain have confirmed that Real Madrid will look to sell Gareth Bale this summer, and it’s Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich who look likely to sign the Welshman. Although they’re frontrunners as Bale’s next destination, they’re yet to make a formal approach according to ESPN, with the recognised source hinting that rumours of their interest could be wide of the mark. (ESPN)

Arsenal contact father of Presnel Kimpembe over possible transfer (5*)

Hailed as one of Europe’s best defensive rising stars, Presnel Kimpembe is certainly one for the future at PSG, but that could all be set to change if Arsenal have anything to do with it. Unai Emery is said to have spoken to the defender’s father, setting him as the missing defensive figure in Arsenal’s intricate puzzle after standing out during Emery’s past stint in Paris. (Soccer Link)

Luton Town youngster catches the attention of Aston Villa and Leicester City (6*)

Nineteen-year-old defender James Justin is on the radar of both Aston Villa and Leicester City, with both clubs hoping to sign the player while he’s still a mostly unknown figure in the Championship. Luton Town could be open to selling the player despite their recent success, and Aston Villa are currently frontrunners ahead of Leicester. (Daily Star)


Sevilla interested in Brentford’s Neal Maupay (2*)

Sources across Europe are indicating that La Liga club Sevilla have opened talks with Brentford over the signing of prolific striker Neal Maupay. Although these talks are in early stages and it’s hard to envisage a move for the Championship striker from the Spanish club, Maupay netted twenty-eight goals in all competitions last season, making him a man in demand. (L’Equipe)

Jamaal Lascelles wanted by Lazio (*4)

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has become a target for Serie A club Lazio after they were reportedly priced out of a move for Roma’s Kostas Manolas. A deal could be made including cash as well as left-back Jordan Lukaku. The only more surprising factor in this deal is that if the Magpies refuse to sell Lascelles, Lazio will make a £12.5 million move for Arsenal’s Calum Chambers. (The Guardian)

Atletico Madrid join the race for Bruno Fernandes (7*)

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes is one of the main transfer targets of the summer, with all of Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City interested. La Liga club Atletico Madrid have now thrown their hat in the ring, and they’ll be likely to become one of the main favourites in future days due to the prestigious perception of both Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone. (Daily Express)

Antonio Conte hoping to reunite with Gary Cahill (3*)

In another bizarre transfer rumour to kick off the week, Antonio Conte is reportedly hoping to bring out-of-contract Chelsea defender Gary Cahill to Inter Milan. Conte worked with Cahill during his time at Stamford Bridge, and sources in Italy hint at the defender being recognised as a reliable back-up player in an Internazionale side that is set to see a renovation under the former Juventus manager. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United attempt to interrupt Leicester’s Youri Tielemans deal (8*)

It could still be the case that Paul Pogba leaves Manchester United this summer, and if he is to leave, the club will look at Leicester City loanee Youri Tielemans as a long-term replacement. The Belgium midfielder is yet to confirm his future but Leicester are in pole position to sign the player permanently from Monaco. (Star)


Borussia Dortmund declare interest in Laurent Koscienly (*6)

The summer transfer window could be a busy one for Arsenal, as they look to expel even more deadwood from their squad. Unai Emery sealed a place in the Europa League but fell short in trying to achieve Champions League qualification, so this season will be decisive for the Spaniard. One key player for Arsenal that could be heading elsewhere is Laurent Koscielny, who’s been shown interest by Borussia Dortmund. It’s been reported that a deal could be easy to pull off after a bond was already made between the clubs regarding past moves for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sokratis.

Pablo Fornals catches the eye of West Ham United (*7)

Highly-rated Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals proved himself to be an exciting young player in La Liga last season, and Manuel Pellegrini is showing that he’s still got the capacity to sign top players in presenting his interest in the player. Signing the player at this stage would be a push due to how much his stock is rising throughout Europe, but it’s a possibility for West Ham United, who also tempted other recognisable names last summer such as Andriy Yarmolenko. (Football Insider)

Everton enter the race for David Neres (*5)

Although they face stiff competition from Paris Saint Germain, Everton have started to chase the signature of Ajax winger David Neres. The forward has become one of the most in-demand players in Europe after putting on top performances for Ajax, but whether he would choose to sign for Everton – who are without European football an finished eighth in the Premier League – is another question. (Esporte – in Spanish)

Juventus close in on Paul Pogba (*7)

Heavy links between Real Madrid and Paul Pogba make it seem set in stone that the Frenchman will be moving to Spain this summer, but there’s been unsurprising interest from former club Juventus, who are said to be sending representatives to Manchester United to speak with the club’s officials. Pogba previously left Man United for Juve, where they signed the midfielder for free before he returned to Manchester United for £89 million. (Sky Sports Italy)

Nabil Fekir no longer a target for Liverpool (*8)

A lot of Liverpool fans are interested to see whether there’ll be another move by the club for Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir, but any chance is already being ruled out by sources close to Merseyside. He almost signed last summer before contradictory factors in his medical completely halted the transfer, but even a distinctly lower bid wouldn’t tempt Liverpool. (Independent)


Franck Ribery set for shock Premier League move?

Franck Ribery could be set for a sensational move to newly promoted Premier League outfit Sheffield United. The 36-year-old former France international was released by Bayern Munich after his contract expired at the end of last season, meaning he is free to find another club. It is thought that he is not interested in moves to Australia or Qatar, but may hold out for a bigger offer than the one Sheffield United could submit. (Kicker)

Aston Villa linked with Leeds United star

Aston Villa are set to launch a bid to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips. It is thought that the Villans are prepared to offer £14 million for the 23-year-old’s services, although the Elland Road outfit want nearer £20 million for the defensive midfielder. Phillips is a main target for manager Dean Smith, who wants to improve in that area of the pitch having allowed both Glenn Whelan and Mile Jedinak to leave the club on free transfers. (The Telegraph)

Celtic have bid for Motherwell midfielder accepted

Celtic have agreed a fee with Motherwell for the transfer of young midfielder David Turnbull. It is believed that the Bhoys will pay a total of £3 million plus add-ons for the Scottish under-21 international and will now discuss personal terms with the player. If it goes through, it would eclipse Motherwell’s previous record sale which was £1.7 million for Phil O’Donnell to Celtic in 1994. (BBC Sport)

Spurs target Lyon midfielder

Tottenham Hotspur are keen to add Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele to their ranks this summer, but a potential transfer is being complicated by the French clubs valuation of the player. It is thought that Lyon want around €75 million, whilst Spurs are only prepared to pay €50 million for the 22-year-old. The Frenchman has enjoyed an excellent season in Ligue 1 and Mauricio Pochettino has told Daniel Levy that he is exactly the type of player he wants to sign. (Guardian)

Gotze distances himself from Arsenal link

Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze has distanced himself from rumours linking him to Premier League outfit Arsenal. The German international has just one year left on his cotract at the Westfalenstadion, and following the arrivals of Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard he may not be first choice next season. But he has admitted that he remains comfortable in the Bundesliga and isn’t looking to move on. (Mirror)


Manchester United express interest in Ivan Rakitic

Croatian international Ivan Rakitic could be Manchester United’s second summer signing after Swansea City’s Daniel James, with the club inquiring over the midfielder’s availability. It’s likely that he’s being perceived as an alternative option to Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes, who’s more likely to join Manchester City, Spurs or Liverpool after previously being in Man United’s sights. (Sport – in Spanish)

North London rivals set to fight for Roma star

Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been drawn into a race for Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. The twenty-two-year-old’s stock has continued to rise in Italy over the past few years, following Eusebio Di Francesco from Sassuolo to Roma in 2017, and he could be a real coup for either club, as he possesses a £27 million release clause. (Mirror)

PSG force their way into pole position to sign Matthijs de Ligt

Reports at the start of the day indicate that PSG are now clear favourites to sign highly-rated Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. Barcelona were certain to acquire the centre-back along with Frenkie de Jong, who’s already confirmed as a Barca player, but rumours hint at the fees put in place by super agent Mino Raiola as being the reason for de Ligt failing to sign for Barcelona, making Paris Saint Germain into the only financially strong enough side to pull off the transfer. (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Aston Villa enter the race for Jack Butland

One of the summer’s many sagas could surround the future of Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, who more clubs continue to show interest in by the day. Newly-promoted Aston Villa are the latest club to join the race for his signature, but while they’re unhappy with going as far as spending £23 million on the ‘keeper as requested by Stoke, Villa could test the waters with a £20 million bid. (Express and Star)

Paulo Dybala could force his way out of Juventus this summer

Frequent rumours of Paulo Dybala no longer being happy in Turin have continued to appear over the last few months, with it primarily being down to a feeling of frustration at Juventus being built around star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Several top clubs are monitoring his situation, and Manchester United are currently the most likely to sign him, Atletico Madrid following closely behind. (The Independent)


Valencia keen on Newcastle United forward

La Liga side Valencia are considering making a bid to sign Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez. The Spaniard enjoyed an excellent second half of the season at St James’ Park and finished the campaign as the club’s top goalscorer with 13 to his name. But he has dropped one or two hints about leaving to return to Spain, and it is thought that he believes it would help his bid to break into the national team. Valencia owner Peter Lim has pledged to support manager Marcelino in this window, and signing a forward is a priority for them. (Northern Echo)

Liverpool youngster set for Rangers loan

Rangers have agreed a deal with Liverpool to sign youngster Sheyi Ojo on a season-long loan. He will follow in the footsteps of Ryan Kent who spent last season at Ibrox in what was a successful spell, and it has thought that has encouraged the Reds to send another of their young players north of the boarder to continue their development. The 21-year-old has previously had loan spells at Fulham, Wolves, Wigan and most recently French outfit Reims. (Daily Record)

West Brom and Norwich to fight for midfielder

Both West Brom and Norwich City are interested in signing FC Metz midfielder Vincent Thill and look set to battle it out for his signature. The 19-year-old Luxembourg international spent last season on loan at French third division outfit Pau FC but caught the eye of scouts with impressive performances that saw him score 10 goals. He would be a player who fits Albion’s future plans as they look to lower their wage bill, whilst Norwich are keen to add him to their Premier League squad. (BirminghamLive)

Championship duo interested in Kadeem Harris

Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough could do battle in an effort to sign winger Kadeem Harris this summer. The 26-year-old is a free agent having been released by Cardiff City, and it is thought that both the Owls and Boro are keen as they look to strengthen in the wide positions. He made just 15 appearances in Cardiff’s recent Premier League campaign, scoring one goal in that time. (Sheffield Star)

Wolves open to selling forward duo

Wolves are willing to sell both Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro this summer as they look to tweak their squad ahead of their upcoming Premier League and Europa League campaigns. Both players have been at Molineux since 2016 and were integral in helping the club earn promotion from the Championship in the 2016/17 season. But they saw their playing time significantly reduced after Christmas and Nuno Espirito Santo is willing to part company with them to free up space for new additions. Adama Traore remains part of their plans however. (Express & Star)


Crystal Palace and Bournemouth rebuffed in pursuit for Jack Butland

Several Premier League clubs are interested in bringing Jack Butland back to the top tier, but it could be harder than first expected after Stoke City set a hefty price tag on the goalkeeper. Crystal Palace and Bournemouth have both reportedly been told that they need to stump up £23 million if they want to prise Butland away from Stoke, and it could ruin any chance of a deal. (The Sun)

Lee Cattermole catches the interest of Sheffield Wednesday

Veteran Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Sheffield Wednesday. He would be linking up with former manager Steve Bruce, who is looking to strengthen the Owls’ entire setup after showing promise in his opening few months in charge. The only issue could be Lee Cattermole’s wages, which are apparently hefty enough to put Wednesday off from pursuing him if he refuses to take a pay cut. (The Star)

Leeds and Rangers show interest in Liverpool winger

The primary interest from Rangers for former loanee Ryan Kent has been met with competition in the Championship, as Leeds United have reportedly made a bid for the Liverpool winger. Liverpool are said to be more interested in sending Kent out on loan again as they prepare for including him in their future plans, but both Rangers and Leeds United could be tempted into making a permanent offer. (Daily Record)

Opening bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejected

Manchester United are chasing Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and the story could continue across the summer after their opening bid was rejected. It was said to be in the region of £40 million, with Crystal Palace playing hard ball over letting the youngster go. The Eagles are rumoured to have valued him at £60 million, which could be the minimum bid that they’d be willing to consider parting with the defender. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa continue to chase a permanent deal for Tyrone Mings

It could be the case that Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is top of Dean Smith’s transfer wish list this summer as he attempts to make a squad worthy of finding stability in the Premier League. Mings spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, standing out as a key player during Villa’s chase for promotion, so it comes as no surprise for him to be someone that Dean Smith wants back at the club. (Birmingham Mail)


Aston Villa set to complete El Ghazi signing

Aston Villa are on the verge of making Anwar El Ghazi’s loan move permanent, for a fee of £8 million. The Dutch winger played for the club in their Championship promotion winning campaign, scoring six goals including one in the play-off final and racking up six assists. Despite the 24-year-old’s impressive performances, his parent club Lille are willing to allow him to join the Villans. (Daily Star)

Everton close in on Argentinian

Everton are close to signing River Plate midfielder Santiago Sosa. According to reports in South America the Toffees have agreed a £15 million deal to sign the Argentinian and the players agent Hernan Berman is now in England attempting to secure a work permit for him to be able to complete his move. (Liverpool Echo)

Spurs join Fernandes race

Tottenham Hotspur have turned their attention to Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes after seeing their attempts to sign Giovani Lo Celso rebuffed. The Portuguese was seriously impressive in the Primeira Liga last season, netting 20 goals and claiming 13 assists in just 33 appearances. Spurs will face stiff competition to sign the 24-year-old though, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all also thought to be chasing his signature. (Mirror)

Sheffield United keen on Rodriguez

Chris Wilder is thought to be keen on signing West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez as he looks to bolster his forward options. The Blades have just Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick as recognised strikers and with a reported £5 million release clause in his contract, Wilder thinks he offers great value for money considering they wanted £15 million for him just a year ago. The 29-year-old has had a good season with the Baggies, netting 22 goals in 47 appearances. (Sheffield Star)

Liverpool eyeing move for Lyon striker

Liverpool are keen to sign a forward from Lyon, and it isn’t Memphis Depay. It is being reported that the Reds have made contact with the French club to ask about the possibility of signing former Fulham and Celtic man Moussa Dembele. He joined Lyon for £19.7 million last summer, but has caught the eye with some impressive performances and 15 goals in Ligue 1. They could face competition from Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal for his signature however. (Daily Star)


Former Everton captain Phil Jagielka set for Celtic

Departing Everton defender Phil Jagielka has plenty of options as he leaves Goodison Park, and Celtic could have already sealed a deal for the former England international. Neil Lennon has been confirmed as permanent manager for next season, and it wouldn’t be unforeseen for the club to look for experienced squad members, with Jagielka fitting the bill. (Sun)

Kortney Hause likely to sign for Aston Villa permanently

A successful loan spell has seen Aston Villa make their mind up over the future of Kortney Hause. Wolves were happy to see him go out on loan to the Championship, but he could be finally set to play in the Premier League, as Dean Smith has apparently urged the club to trigger the option to sign him permanently. (Express & Star)

Arsenal reportedly interested in Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze

German sources are linking Borussia Dortmund attacker Mario Gotze to Arsenal in what would be the second stage of Unai Emery’s rebuild at the Emirates. Gotze has been infamous throughout Europe for suffering a plague of injuries, ruining his previous career move to Bayern Munich, but the twenty-seven-year-old has shown why he’s so highly rated this season, making him a tempting prospect for the Gunners. (Bild)

Links to Bruno Fernandes intensify

Both Manchester United and Manchester City have been rumoured to be interested in Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, and reports across England are hinting at Man United being far ahead of their rivals in trying to sign the Portuguese international, going as far as saying that they will announce him as the club’s first signing following the conclusion of the UEFA Nations League. (Daily Star)

Liverpool inquire over availability of Neil Etheridge

One of the only standout performers for Cardiff City last season was goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who is now expected to pick up a lot of attention from clubs across England. Liverpool are first to show their interest, with Simon Mignolet potentially leaving the club after struggling to return to first team football and Loris Karius halfway out the exit door. (Wales Online)


Celtic interested in Sheffield United defender

Celtic have ‘opened talks’ with Sheffield United over the possibility of signing right-back George Baldock. The 26-year-old made 27 appearances for the Blades as they were promoted to the Premier League last term, but with just one year left on his contract he may be interested in talking to the Scottish champions. It is thought that Celtic made their initial approach and opening offer on Tuesday. (Daily Mail)

Southampton close in on Mali winger

Southampton could be set to make their first signing of the summer, in the form of Standard Liege winger Moussa Djenepo. It is believed that the Saints have agreed a fee of around £10 million for the Mali international’s services and have beaten off competition from Serie A giants AC Milan. (@alex_crook – talkSPORT)

Christian Eriksen not for sale this summer

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has told Real Madrid that they are not willing to sell star midfielder Christian Eriksen this summer. The Danish international has been instrumental for Spurs for a number of years now, and helped them reach their first ever Champions League final in the season just gone. But he has just one year left to run on his contract, leading Los Blancos president Florentino Perez to think he could get the Dane in a cut price deal. However Levy will instead choose to keep him at the club and has made offering him a new contract their first priority this summer. (Mirror)

Manchester United identify Frankfurt striker as target

Manchester United could make a move to try and sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller this summer, if they choose to sell Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has been linked with an £80 million move to Italy recently, and if he did go it would mean they have space for another forward in their squad. Although United have yet to make a formal bid for the Frenchman, they are certainly interested after he scored 20 goals in 41 appearances in the 2018/19 campaign. (The Sun)

Arsenal fans panic over rumours Aubameyang may leave

Many Arsenal fans are beginning to worry that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave the club this summer. It has been reported that their is interest in the 29-year-old from the Chinese Super League, and both Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG are willing to offer him a ridiculous £300,000-a-week to join them. Following the rumours, Aubameyang has since deleted his bio on Intstagram and profile picture, both of which featured either references to Arsenal or him wearing their kit and that has led to plenty believing he has now played his last game for the club. Other fans are hoping that it may have something to do with the release of the Gunners new kit for the 2019/20 season. (Metro)


Juventus enter the bidding for Paul Pogba

As many expected due to his past ties to the club, Paul Pogba has been linked with a return to Juventus. It’s looked as if Real Madrid would be the quickest to acquire the Frenchman’s services in Zinedine Zidane’s massive rebuild this summer, but with time spent waiting on confirmation over Eden Hazard’s move from Chelsea, Juve could move for their former midfielder. (Sky Italia)

Interest building in Mohamed Salah after Liverpool’s Champions League win

The sixth European cup win for Liverpool on Saturday night saw Jurgen Klopp seal his first piece of silverware at the club, but it could come at a price as key players begin to see offers from elsewhere. Star forward Mo Salah is the first player to be tipped for a move, with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and even fellow Premier League side Manchester United reportedly interested. (AS in Spanish)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likely to join Chinese Super League

A move to China is said to be on the cards this summer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The only question could be which club he chooses to go to, with Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG both interested. He had a successful season with Arsenal in scoring enough goals to finish with the joint-highest number of goals in the Premier League, but the apparent £300,000 weekly wage could be enough to tempt him away. (Times)

Manchester United lead the race to sign James Maddison

Early links between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City midfielder James Maddison have gradually worn away, and it’s Manchester United who’ve taken their place. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to drastically alter his squad after falling short of Champions League qualification, and James Maddison could be top of his priorities, with Man United likely to open the bidding at £60 million. (The Independent)

Arsenal interested in free agent Daniele De Rossi

Former Arsenal player Ian Wright has spoken of his admiration for Roma legend Daniele De Rossi, who he says Arsenal should sign this summer. He was a free agent at the end of last season after being released from Roma following eighteen years at the club, spanning back to his youth career. Arsenal need a strong leader as they hope to start a new era under Unai Emery, and Daniele De Rossi would certainly fit the mould. (Express)


Spurs to set try and sign four

After the disappointment of losing the UEFA Champions League final 2-0 to Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur could be set for a recruitment drive this summer and are reportedly targeting four new signings. Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, Tanguy Ndombele and Maxi Gomez are all thought to be on Spurs’ wish-list as the board look to prove to Mauricio Pochettino that they can provide him with the funds to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool. (Express)

Sheffield United looking to re-sign loan star

Sheffield United are keen to re-sign Kieran Dowell from Everton as they prepare for their first season back in the Premier League. The Blades would prefer to bring the 21-year-old in on a loan deal, but that will mean that their limit for loans from the Premier League should they also bring back Dean Henderson from Manchester United. (The Sun)

Blackburn hopeful of securing Downing deal

Blackburn Rovers are hoping to sign Stewart Downing on a free transfer this summer. The 34-year-old former England international still hasn’t given up hope of agreeing a new deal with Middlesbrough, but if he doesn’t then Rovers hope that Tony Mowbray, who has worked with the player before, will be able to convince him to move to Ewood Park. (TeesideLive)

Aston Villa keen on Rangers skipper

Newly promoted Aston Villa have reportedly identified Rangers right-back James Tavernier as a transfer target this summer. The 27-year-old has been at Ibrox since 2015 and has become a fans favourite north of the boarder, amazingly netting 17 goals from full-back this season. Dean Smith is keen to find a player to fill the position, with the club having announced that they will release Alan Hutton. (The Scottish Sun)

Everton see £24 million bid for forward rejected

Everton have had a bid of £24 million for Roma forward Cengiz Ünder rejected. The Toffees are looking to build on a steady first season under Marco Silva, and had identified the 21-year-old to replace Theo Walcott who is thought to be deemed surplus to requirements at Goodison Park. Despite a disappointing overall season for Roma, Ünder has been one positive having filled the spot vacated by Mohamed Salah two years ago. (The Star)


Aston Villa offer Albert Adomah to Championship clubs

As preparations for life back in the Premier League begin, Aston Villa start to clear out their squad in favour of a more high quality setup. Albert Adomah is among the names mentioned, and he would surely be a top acquisition for whichever Championship side signs the midfielder. Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, Derby County and Leeds United are clubs already linked to his signature. (Express and Star)

Adrien Rabiot considering offer from Manchester United

Clubs across Europe have been linked to Adrien Rabiot over the past six months, and it looks as if he could have finally found his next destination, with Manchester United supposedly putting an offer forward for the French midfielder. His attitude has been a problem at Paris Saint Germain over the past few years, so he could be a handful for whoever acquires his services, Barcelona already rumoured to have refused an offer for him. (Manchester Evening News)

Spurs rejoin the race to sign Wilfried Zaha

It could be the case that Wilfried Zaha’s future plays a big part in this summer’s transfer drama, and enough has changed over the passing weeks. Several Premier League clubs are interested in the Crystal Palace winger, and Spurs have apparently come back into contention to sign him after previously throwing in the towel due to the more advanced approach from Arsenal. (The Guardian)

Philippe Coutinho prioritising his next club

The country’s top journalists are saying that if Philippe Coutinho is to leave Barcelona this summer, he would prioritise a move to Chelsea ahead of Manchester United. A decisive factor could be the transfer ban imposed at Chelsea, but the past link between the Brazilian and Liverpool has made it impossible to consider moving to Old Trafford any time in the future. (Express)

Manchester City reject opening bid for Leroy Sane

An opening bid for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been rejected by the club, with it expected that they’ll do all they can to keep hold of him into next season. The bid is said to have come from Bayern Munich after interest was confirmed by the German champions, and the fee is said to be in the region of £70 million. A second bid is expected due to Sane being top of Bayern Munich’s transfer wish list. (Guardian)


Atletico Madrid bid £71 million for Ben Chilwell

Coming as a massive shock today, reports in Spain state that Atletico Madrid have made a bid in the region of £71 million for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. He’s been linked to Manchester City for several months, but with his stock hitting new heights after becoming a more regular member of the England squad, clubs from around Europe are starting to show interest in the defender. (The Sun)

Sadio Mane rules out Real Madrid move

Early reports of Real Madrid making a bid for Liverpool winger Sadio Mane have been almost entirely ruled out after the Senegal international stated his intention to stay in Merseyside into next season. Zinedine Zidane is expected to massively revamp his squad after a disappointing term in La Liga, but while Mane stated that it’s a ‘pleasure’ to be linked to teams such as Real Madrid, he reminded reporters that Liverpool themselves ‘beat big teams’, reiterating his intent on staying at Anfield. (Sky Sports News)

Manchester United join the race for Joao Felix

One of the transfer sagas of the summer surrounds Benfica youngster Joao Felix, who has already been linked to Manchester City and Juventus. Benfica have stuck a massive £105 million price tag on the attacker, but it’s not put off more potential suitors, with Man United now joining the race to sign the nineteen-year-old. (The Sun)

Spurs monitoring Leicester’s James Maddison

There’s been talk of Tottenham Hotspur being interested in rising star James Maddison all season, and they could be set to make a bid for the twenty-two-year-old after their Champions League Final meeting with Liverpool on Saturday. He was bought from Norwich City for £22.5 million last summer, and he’s proven his quality in the Premier League within an exciting opening twelve months. (Mirror)

Kyle Lafferty wanted by Apollon Limassol

Sources across Europe are linking Cypriot side Apollon Limassol to Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty. The veteran forward has played in a variety of different leagues, spanning across countries such as England, Scotland, Switzerland, Turkey and Italy, so the rumours of a move to Cyprus don’t come with as much surprise as you’d see with a lot of other Scottish Premiership forwards. (Daily Record)


Trio keen on signing Stewart Downing

Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers are all interested in signing former England international Stewart Downing this summer. The 34-year-old will leave Middlesbrough on a free transfer with the expiry of his contract bringing an end to his second spell at the club. (Sky Sports)

West Ham keen on Liverpool winger

West Ham United are reportedly prepared to meet Liverpool’s £22.5 million valuation for winger Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss enjoyed a decent start to his Anfield career but has found appearances difficult to come by since January, and Jurgen Klopp is considering allowing him to move on in the summer transfer window. The Hammers are thought to have tried to sign Shaqiri last summer, only for him to choose to move to Liverpool. (NorthWalesLive)

Tammy Abraham refusing to rule out a return to Aston Villa

Striker Tammy Abraham is refusing to completely rule out returning to Aston Villa next season, but it depends on what his opportunities at Chelsea are. It has been rumoured that the Blues will opt to keep the England international next season with their transfer ban stopping them from signing any strikers this summer, meaning that they will be left with just Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud. But when asked if he would consider a return to Villa Park if Chelsea aren’t willing to play him, he said: “never say never”. (BirminghamLive)

Nottingham Forest eyeing Dutch defender

Nottingham Forest are interested in signing Dutch left-back Caner Cavlan according to reports. The 27-year-old currently plays for Eredivisie side FC Emmen, but his contract is set to expire this summer meaning that he would be a free transfer for Martin O’Neill’s side. He would fit the bill as an attacking full back which is what they want, indeed he has scored four goals and assisted six this season. They could face competition for his signature from Olympiakos and Real Betis however. (Nottingham Post)

Valencia defender set for Wolves transfer?

Wolves are showing an interest in signing Valencia centre-back Mouctar Diakhaby this summer. The 22-year-old only joined the La Liga club from Lyon a year ago for €15 million, but has had a mixed campaign in Spain. He managed to start just 16 matches in the league and just three of their six Champions League matches. It is thought that his release clause if for £87 million, so Wolves and Valencia may have to come up with a compromise if both want the deal to go through. (L’Equipe)


Paul Pogba to Real Madrid is ‘done’

Journalists in Spain are indicating that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will definitely join Real Madrid this summer, with a deal ‘practically done’ according to sources close to the Bernabeu. He will join alongside Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who could even make his move before the Frenchman. Pogba is also said to be considering accepting a lower salary than his current Man United contract in order to complete the move in a swift fashion. (Marca)

Arsenal make contact with AC Milan regarding Gianluigi Donnarumma

As Petr Cech is set to retire after the Europa League Final on Wednesday evening, Arsenal are in the market for another goalkeeper to challenge Bernd Leno. It was first expected that they would go for an older candidate to present some experience in the same way Cech did during his five years at the club, but reports in Italy are hinting at Unai Emery moving for twenty-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. (Tutto Mercato)

West Ham see shock bid for Andre Gomes rejected

A shock £18 million bid for unwanted Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has been rejected by the Spanish club, with West Ham United reportedly behind the offer. Barca are apparently waiting for a more substantial bid of between £25 million and £35 million, and it’s expected that Everton will be in pole position after taking the Portuguese midfielder on loan for the duration of the 2018/19 Premier League season. (Sky Sports News)

Man City, Man United, Real Madrid and Spurs target Giovani Lo Celso

Interest in Real Betis central midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is hotting up after he enjoyed a stellar season in La Liga. Sixteen goals and five assists over all competitions for his new club made it clear that they needed to make his loan deal from Paris Saint Germain permanent, and all of Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur are already expressing interest in acquiring the young Argentine. (Manchester Evening News)

Sergio Ramos pushing to leave Real Madrid

Club president Florentino Perez has openly admitted that Sergio Ramos is hoping to depart the Bernabeu this summer. He met Perez with his agent, quoting an offer from the Chinese Super League, but as it would also entail leaving on a free transfer, it was denied due to it being made clear that Real Madrid couldn’t afford to let the club captain leave for free due to the statement it would send to other players at the club. (Talksport)


Joao Felix to stay at Benfica?

Portuguese wonderkid Joao Felix appears to have ruled out leaving Benfica this summer. The 19-year-old, who has 19 goals from midfield this season, has been linked with £107 million moves to the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus, but has insisted that he is happy in Portugal. He said: “I’m good here, I’m very happy, I love the club. I adore these fans who adore me. I want to enjoy the moment, play ball, have fun doing what I like, and then, over time, things happen naturally. I am very happy in Benfica.” (Express)

Manchester United must pay £26 million for Betis star

Manchester United have been told that they must pay a fee of £26 million if they want to sign Real Betis star Junior Firpo, according to reports. The Spanish under-21 international centre-back has enjoyed a breakthrough season in La Liga where he has made 29 appearances, catching the eye of scouts from across Europe. Indeed United are thought to face serious competition from Real Madrid for his signature. (Manchester Evening News)

Harry Wilson could stay at Derby if they are promoted

Liverpool winger Harry Wilson could spend another season on loan at Derby County, if they are promoted to the Premier League. The Wales international has thrived under Frank Lampard this season, bagging 16 goals in the Championship whilst also scoring in a League Cup tie against Manchester United. The Rams take on Aston Villa in the play-off final at Wembley, and Wilson has admitted that he wants to play Premier League football next season but would like it to be with Derby. He said: every player wants to play at the top level. If I could do that with Derby, it would be great.” (Mirror)

Bristol City interested in Brentford goalkeeper

Bristol City have been linked with a move for Brentford shot stopper Daniel Bentley this summer. Lee Johnson is desperate to sign a goalkeeper with both Frank Fielding and Stefan Marinovic set to be released this summer, and is thought to be weighing up a move for the £4 million rated man. Bentley has been at Griffin Park since July 2016 after joining from Southend United. (BristolLive)

Liverpool interested in Real Sociedad defender

Liverpool could be set to bid €25 million in an effort to sign Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente. The Spanish international has flourished in La Liga this season which has led to a number of clubs tracking him, including the Reds’ Premier League rivals Everton and Newcastle United. Jurgen Klopp could see Llorente as better cover for the injury-prone Joe Gomez. (NorthWalesLive)


Newcastle United interested in Russian international

Rafael Benitez is considering making a £26 million move for Russian international full-back Mario Fernandes. The 28-year-old currently plays for CSKA Moscow where he has been a mainstay in the team this season, making 34 appearances in total and having a hand in 10 goals. The Magpies see him as the ideal replacement for DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo as they look to strengthen their defence, but could face competition for his signature from Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Gaetano Berardi could leave Leeds to return to Italy

Leeds United could be set to sell full-back Gaetano Berardi, with a return to Italian football looking possible. The 30-year-old Swiss has been at Elland Road since 2014, but the club could opt to sell him following the seventh red card of his Whites career in their play-off semi-final defeat against Derby County. And it could be that he reunites with former Leeds owner Massimo Cellino at Brescia, who were recently promoted to Serie A. (LeedsLive)

Premier League trio tracking James Rodriguez

Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are all keen to sign James Rodriguez this summer. The Colombian playmaker has spent the last two years on loan at Bayern Munich but he is not expected to stay in Bavaria, whilst he is also surplus at parent club Real Madrid. The Premier League trio could also face competition from the continent however, with Juventus and Paris Saint Germain also thought to be keeping tabs on the 27-year-old. (Daily Express)

Napoli keen on Liverpool defender

Napoli have reportedly made an approach to sign Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne. The England international is surplus to requirements at Anfield having spent the second half of last season on loan at AFC Bournemouth, and they could look to cash in on him this summer. The Reds are thought to want around £15 million and both Bournemouth and West Ham United have also expressed an interest in him. Napoli have also been linked with another English right-back in Kieran Trippier recently. (Goal)

Manchester United to sign Ajax youngster

Manchester United are set to snap up Ajax teenager Dillon Hoogewerf after he decided to leave the club. The 16-year-old scored 10 goals and racked up six assists playing in the Dutch side’s under 17’s last season , but it was reported on the club’s official website that he would like to move on. He could become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing in what is expected to be an extremely busy summer at Old Trafford in terms of both incomings and outgoings. (Daily Mail)


Atletico Madrid to fight Napoli for Kieran Trippier

Following recent reports of Napoli showing interest in Spurs right-back Kieran Trippier, Napoli have been rumoured to join the race to sign the England international. Moving from England to Italy already appeared to be unlikely but whether he would become the next signing of Diego Simeone’s Atleti is another matter, and Mauricio Pochettino would apparently entertain the idea in what could be a summer of change in North London. (Talksport)

Kevin Strootman offered to Everton, West Ham and Manchester United

Marseille manager Rudi Garcia announced that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season yesterday, and it’s the start of many changes at the club. Despite being one of the most in-demand midfielders across Europe over the last decade, Kevin Strootman has been offered to Premier League clubs Everton, West Ham United and Manchester United in hope of getting his career back on track. This would be on a loan basis, with a potential option to buy included in the deal. (Sky Sports News)

Manchester City close to signing Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo

The departure of Massimiliano Allegri could prompt a lot of change at Juventus, and Portuguese international Joao Cancelo could be the first to leave. He’s been linked to Manchester City, with sources close to Portugal going as far as stating that Pep Guardiola’s side are close to signing the player after considering paying his £52.9 valuation. He’s a proven player at right-back and right wing, presenting successful stints at Benfica, Valencia, Inter Milan, and now Juventus. (The Portuguese Record)

Porto striker Moussa Marega targeted by Wolves

Wolves are said to be looking for depth in attack, with Porto striker Moussa Marega identified as a frontrunner to join Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad. A fee of £30 million is being mentioned in regards to what Porto would consider to let him leave Portugal, and he could be a clever transfer after scoring twenty-one goals for club and country this season. Wolverhampton Wanderers were previously linked to West Brom striker Salomon Rondon before seeing Marega as a more suitable candidate. (Mirror)

Burnley set to swoop for Craig Dawson

Adding to their arsenal of home grown players, Burnley are expected to bid for West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson. He’s been identified as the perfect player to strengthen Sean Dyche’s squad after a dismal twelve months in the Premier League, but the rumoured £15 million fee is already being questioned by people picking up on the reports. (The Sun)


Manchester United have been in talks with Paulo Dybala ‘for months’

According to reports, Manchester United have been in talks to sign Juventus forward Paulo Dybala ‘for more than a month’. The Argentinian forward has been linked with plenty of clubs already this summer, including a potential move to Atletico Madrid, after his brother and agent admitted that there is a “good chance” he will leave the Serie A club this season. And it seems as though Manchester United are also in the race to sign him, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to overhaul his squad ahead of the new season. (Mirror)

Cardiff City eyeing up move for Will Vaulks

Recently relegated club Cardiff City could begin reshaping their squad for the Championship with a move for Rotherham United midfielder Will Vaulks. The 25-year-old recently signed a new contract with the Millers which expires in 2020, but it looks as though he could be on the move with Rotherham having gone down into League One. The Bluebirds may not be the only club interested in Vaulks though, with several other Championship clubs reportedly considering making an offer. (BBC Wales)

Rafa wants Mata for Newcastle United

Rafael Benitez is keen to sign Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata this summer if he remains as manager of Newcastle United. The Spaniard is out of contract this summer and was thought to be keen on a move back home, but Benitez is thought to want to reunite with the player having previously managed him at Chelsea. The move could depend on how open minded the board are on wages though, with Mata reportedly on £140,000-per-week at Old Trafford. (talkSPORT)

Sheffield Wednesday preparing bid for Kilmarnock star

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Kilmarnock centre back Stuart Findlay this summer. It is thought that the Owls boss Steve Bruce was at Rugby Park to watch the former Newcastle United and Celtic defender as they beat Rangers 2-1 on Sunday. Killie, who are looking for a new manager after Steve Clarke left to  become Scotland manager, are unlikely to want to lose the 23-year-old but may struggle to stop him moving to the Championship club. (The Scottish Sun)

Stoke City set for triple swoop

Championship outfit Stoke City are reportedly set to announce their first three signings of the summer transfer window. Lee Gregory and Nick Powell are close to joining the club on free transfers with their contracts at Millwall and Wigan Athletic set to expire this summer, whilst they are also hoping to sign Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies. (BBC Radio Stoke)


Manchester United bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly

According to reports across Europe, Napoli have rejected a fee in the region of £95 million for centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. This bid is rumoured to have come from Manchester United, who are seeing regular links to the Senegalese defender as they look to vastly strengthen their defensive setup. It’s not been confirmed whether Napoli would consider allowing their key player to leave based on a more substantial bid from the Red Devils. (The Sun)

Bayern Munich stepping up interest in Manchester City winger Leroy Sane

Last week saw the emergence of a football transfer rumour linking Bayern Munich to German winger Leroy Sane. A source at the Allianz Arena has added fuel to the fire in claiming that Bayern are confident in their hopes of acquiring the signature of Sane, who hasn’t featured as much for Manchester City last season through reports of a poor relationship with Pep Guardiola, as well as falling into the shadow of rising star Bernardo Silva. (Mirror)

Financial Fair Play Regulations force Chelsea’s hand in sale of Eden Hazard

Sources close to Chelsea indicate that the club would rather allow Eden Hazard to leave for free next season when his contract runs out in hopes that he might change his mind before then, but this option is gradually falling off the table due to it impacting UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations. Selling Eden Hazard this summer might not lead to the weighty sum first predicted, but Chelsea look likely to be left with no choice on the matter. (Mail)

Maxi Gomez predicted to be one of this summer’s most in-demand players

Fans of West Ham United will remember their club falling devastatingly short in signing Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez last summer, and they could be back in for him in the current transfer window. The main problem they’ll have will be fighting off the advances of Spurs, who are rumoured to be interested in activating his £43 million release clause, bringing in the Uruguayan as a more reliable back-up to Harry Kane. (Star)

Several clubs linked to unwanted Spurs striker Fernando Llorente

Following Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to disregard the option to extend Fernando Llorente’s contract by an additional year, the Spaniard is picking up interest from top clubs across Europe. It’s expected that he could see further offers throughout the summer, but he’s so far under the watchful eye of AC Milan, Marseille, Roma and Valencia. (Mirror)


Manchester City make Harry Maguire no.1 transfer target

Pep Guardiola has made Leicester City centre back Harry Maguire his number one target this summer to replace the outgoing Vincent Kompany. With the Belgian having announced that he will leave Manchester City this summer to take up a player/manager role at Anderlecht, it leaves the club with just three recognised central defenders and in need of another. Reports suggest however that City will need to pay in excess of the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk to secure Maguire’s signature. (Daily Mail)

Premier League interest in Oliver McBurnie

Sheffield United and Brighton & Hove Albion could be set to battle it out in an effort to sign Swansea City striker Oliver McBurnie this summer. The 22-year-old scored 24 goals for the Championship outfit last season, but with manager Graham Potter looking likely to leave the club they could struggle to keep hold of the Scottish international. (WalesOnline)

Kylian Mbappe could leave PSG

Kylian Mbappe has sparked rumours that he could be set to quit PSG this summer following comments he made after winning the Ligue 1 Player of the Year award. The 20-year-old “I feel it’s time to have more responsibility. I hope it may be Paris Saint-Germain, it will be with great pleasure, or it may be elsewhere for a new project, but I would like to say thank you.” (Express)

Leeds want Barbet

Leeds United have emerged as contenders to sign defender Yoann Barbet this summer. The 26-year-old Frenchman is a free agent having left Brentford at the end of the season, rejecting a contract extension at Griffin Park. But the Whites could face competition from Aston Villa, whose manager Dean Smith initially brought Barbet to England from Bordeaux in 2015. (BirminghamLive)

Arsenal prepared to sanction player-plus-cash deal for Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal could offer cash plus two players in an effort to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha this summer. The Gunners are reportedly set to offer Calum Chambers, who has just completed a season-long loan at Fulham, and Reiss Nelson plus money in exchange for the Ivory Coast international.  Zaha scored 10 goals in 36 appearances for the Eagles, but is reportedly ready to move on as he wants to play in Europe. (Metro)


Real Madrid eye Mohamed Salah move

Real Madrid could be set to try and tempt Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer by making a bid for the Egyptian. The 26-year-old has been the Premier League’s top goalscorer for the last two season, netting 54 times across both campaigns. (Canal+)

Dean Henderson set for Sheffield United return

Manchester United will reportedly allow goalkeeper Dean Henderson to return to Sheffield United on another season-long loan deal for the 2019/20 season. The 22-year-old played a key part in the Blades’ promotion from the Championship last season, keeping a league high 21 clean sheets in 46 appearances. (The Sun)

Manchester City could hijack Antoine Griezmann transfer

Manchester City have entered the race to sign Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman has already announced that he will leave the La Liga club in the current transfer window, with a move to Barcelona thought to be on the cards. But it now appears that City could rival the Catalans for his signature by triggering Griezmann’s release clause at the Wanda Metropolitano. (Manchester Evening News)

Norwich City interested in signing Benfica B star

Newly promoted Norwich City could make Benfica youngster Chris Willock their first signing of the summer window. The Canaries were reportedly interested in signing the player on loan in January, but the Portuguese side opted not to allow him to leave but they have now changed their minds and are willing to allow him to leave. The 21-year-old former Arsenal player scored 11 times in 33 LigaPro appearances this season. (PinkUn)

Manchester United return would appeal to Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha would consider making a return to Manchester United if they attempt to sign him this summer. The 26-year-old has reportedly told the London club that he wants to leave this summer, but the Eagles £100m valuation could prove to be a stumbling block. Zaha was actually Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signing as manager of United back in 2013 when he bought him for £10m. (Telegraph)


Manchester United closing in on two Crystal Palace defenders

Most of the Premier League’s top sides will be pushing for the summer transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka after an exciting opening season in the Premier League with Crystal Palace. Manchester United lead the race for the right-back, with a £50 million fee being reportedly readied, but with the addition of Patrick Van Aanholt, who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could also be targeting.

Luke Freeman exit ‘not inevitable’, says new QPR manager Mark Warburton

Growing ties between Luke Freeman and possible transfers to several Championship don’t set the midfielder’s future in stone, according to incoming Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton. The former Nottingham Forest and Rangers boss has stated that he could persuade Freeman to stay at the club despite interest from Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.

Maurizio Sarri linked with a return to Italy

Even though the Chelsea manager could go on to win the Europa League in his first season with the club, Maurizio Sarri could move back to the Serie A. All of AC Milan, Roma, Inter Milan and Juventus are either certain to instate a new manager or close to considering options for next season, and both AC Milan and Roma are already looking at Sarri as a strong candidate for the next term.

Bartosz Bialkowski picking up interest from other Championship clubs

Ipswich Town is expected to be raided following the club’s relegation to League One, with goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski on the wish list of several teams in the Championship. Three unnamed clubs are apparently circling a deal for Bialkowski, and Ipswich could be inclined to sell him anyway in order to build a new-look team capable of battling for promotion back to the Championship.

Inter Milan could offer Alexis Sanchez an exit route out of Old Trafford

As it looks likely that Alexis Sanchez’s Manchester United career is over, Serie A clubs are looking to provide a way out of Manchester. Inter Milan are the frontrunners to sign the Chilean, with Juventus already pulling out after hoping to aim higher and avoid the risk after winning yet another league title. It could also depend on who Inter Milan choose to hire as their new manager, favourite Antonio Conte potentially ruining any chance of the club completing a deal for the winger.

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