Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and beyond
BARCA EYE ALLEGRI
Barcelona are considering approaching Massimiliano Allegri about replacing Luis Enrique in the summer, according to calciomercato.com.
The Blaugrana had previously been lining up coaches who fit into their strict philosophy, such as Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, but are increasingly open to the idea of rivalling Arsenal for the Juventus manager.
IBRAHIMOVIC STALLS ON UTD DEAL
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is stalling on signing a contract extension at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Swede is concerned about the Red Devils potentially missing out on the Champions League again and is reluctant to miss out on playing in the competition for a second straight season.
REAL MADRID JOIN BRANDT RACE
La Liga giants Real Madrid have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, according to Talksport.
The Bundesliga wideman has chipped in with six assists this season and is considered one of the brightest young talents in Germany, with an asking price of around £30 million.
MANCINI TURNS DOWN LEICESTER
Roberto Mancini has no interest in succeeding Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City’s manager, according to Sky Sports.
The media outlet earlier reported that the Foxes were had been hopeful of signing the former Manchester City boss, but now say the Italian will not pursue his coutnryman’s vacant seat in the King Power dugout.
SOUNDERS CLOSE IN ON HONDA
AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda is closing in on a move to Seattle Sounders, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
The Serie A giants are willing to cancel the Japan international’s contract early, paving the way for him to move to the MLS.
YOUNG A £10M TARGET IN CHINA
Chinese Super League outfit Shandong Luneng remain keen on signing Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young, according to Sky Sports.
The Chinese club are said to be willing to pay £10 million for the 31-year-old England international, who has been out of favour at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.
ARSENAL JOIN BAKAYOKO HUNT
Arsenal have become the latest Premier League side to express an interest in Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to Le 10 Sport.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have already been linked with the 22-year-old, but the Gunners have now made his representatives aware that they would like to take him to the Emirates.
EVERTON FAILED IN ROONEY BID
Everton saw a January bid for Wayne Rooney knocked back by Manchester United, according to the Daily Mirror.
The England captain has revealed that he will see out the season at Old Trafford, amid talk of a move to China, but he could make a return to Goodison Park over the summer.
ATLETICO LINE UP GRIEZMANN REPLACEMENT
Atletico Madrid are eager for Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann to spend one more year at the club but are already lining up Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette as his replacement, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The France international is expected to be the subject of a big-money approach from Old Trafford over the summer, but he could also be paired with a fellow countryman in Spain next season.
MAN UTD IN SEMEDO TALKS
Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira has travelled to England to hold transfer talks with Manchester United regarding defender Nelson Semedo, reports A Bola.
The 23-year-old right-back figures prominently on Jose Mourinho’s summer wish list and the Red Devils are looking to tie up a deal early.
CHELSEA STILL KEEN ON GORDON
Chelsea will make another approach for Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon when the summer transfer window opens, claims the Evening Standard.
Discussions regarding a contract extension for the Scotland international at Parkhead have stalled, opening the door for the Blues to launch a third bid.
MAN CITY WANT DANI ALVES
Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain have held talks over a potential summer transfer of Juventus full-back Dani Alves, but have demanded the defender drops his wage demands, according to The Daily Mail.
The pair enjoyed a successful stint together at Barcelona before the Brazilian left Camp Nou for Turin before the start of the current campaign, and could be reunited with Guardiola as the Catalan looks to rebuild his backline at Manchester City.
MADRID IN TALKS FOR HAZARD
Spanish outlet Diairo Gol claims Real Madrid have held secretive talks with Chelsea over a summer move for Eden Hazard.
Blancos president Florentino Perez is said to be preparing a squad overhaul in the summer and sees Hazard as a key part of the puzzle, with David De Gea and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala making up the rest of the capital club’s wishlist.
BARCA WANT WALKER
Struggling to replace Dani Alves at right-back, Barcelona have turned their attention to Tottenham’s Kyle Walker, the London Evening Standard reports.
With Walker having come into his own in recent times, the Blaugrana see the attack-minded England international as the answer to their problems.
WENGER TO SNUB CHINA MOVE
Arsene Wenger is set to turn down a mega-money offer to coach in China as his time with Arsenal comes to an end, according to the Daily Mail.
Representatives from the Chinese Super League are said to have had preliminary talks with the Gunners boss, but Wenger wants to remain amongst Europe’s elite teams should he decide to part ways with the Emirates side.
MAN UTD AT FRONT OF SILVA QUEUE
Manchester United have first refusal on Monaco star Bernardo Silva, according to Le 10 Sport.
Silva’s release clause currently stands at €81 million, and he has also attracted interest from Atletico and Real Madrid, though United are reported to head the queue.
BARCELONA BACK IN FOR BELLERIN
Barcelona are ready to go back in for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Spaniard, who left the Catalan club back in 2011 to move to Emirates Stadium, is once again being looked at as a long-term replacement for Dani Alves and could leave should Arsene Wenger exit the Gunners in the summer.