Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and beyond
Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea will all battle it out to sign Real Madrid star James Rodriguez this summer, reports the Mirror.
Promises over playing time have not been met at the Bernabeu, causing the Colombian to seek a move away, but Madrid are keen to recoup the money they paid for him.
MAN UTD & CHELSEA EYE NEYMAR
Barcelona forward Neymar is considering bids from Manchester United and Chelsea, according to The Sunday Times.
Both Premier League clubs are willing to pay the Brazil international’s £170 million release clause and will make him the world’s highest-paid footballer.
MAN UTD EYE MONACO DUO
Manchester United a preparing moves for Monaco defenders Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy, according to The Sun.
The full-back pair have been watched regularly by United’s scouts and would likely be available for a combined fee of £33 million.
ARSENAL PLOT GUEYE MOVE
Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, according to the Sunday People.
Arsene Wenger is keen to bolster his midfield ranks and sees the former Aston Villa man as the perfect addition due to his similarities with N’Golo Kante.
MAN CITY JOIN KEANE RACE
Manchester City are the latest club to show an interest in signing Burnley defender Michael Keane, according to The Sun.
Everton, Chelsea and Keane’s former club Manchester United are also keen on the England international following a series of impressive performances for the Clarets.
WEST HAM WANT WILSHERE
West Ham are willing to spend £30 million on Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer, according to The Sun.
The England international has spent the current campaign on loan at Bournemouth and is likely to be sold by the Gunners at the end of the season.
CHELSEA CLOSE IN ON DIOP
Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal to sign Toulouse defender Issa Diop, according to the Sunday People.
The Blues are set to agree a fee in the region of £15 million for the France Under-21 international following some impressive performances in Ligue 1.
EVERTON TARGET TRIPPIER
Everton are plotting a £12 million move for Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier, according to The Sun.
The Toffees are looking to bring in cover for the injured Seamus Coleman and see Trippier as the perfect replacement.
PSG IN WENGER TALKS
Paris Saint-Germain have opened up contract talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who is out of contract at the end of the season, Canal+ reports.
The Ligue 1 champions are prepared to offer the manager substantial backing in the transfer market to achieve his goals.
CITY CLOSE ON CARVALHO
Manchester City are closing in on a £25 million deal for Sporting midfielder William Carvalho, according to the Daily Star.
The Portugal international is represented by Pep Guardiola’s brother, Pere, which should help City’s search for more steel in the middle of the park.
CONTE READY TO COMMIT
Antonio Conte is poised to sign a new contract at Chelsea after reaching an agreement with owner Roman Abramovich, claims the Express.
The Italian still has two years left on his current deal, but is to be rewarded with fresh terms following an impressive debut campaign in English football.
ARSENAL’S WENGER COMPROMISE
Arsenal may seek a compromise in the ongoing Arsene Wenger saga which keeps all parties happy, reports the Express.
Amid calls for the Frenchman to be moved on, the Gunners are considering handing him a director of football role above a head coach such as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, Thierry Henry.
VARDY UP FOR SALE
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of Leicester, has been frustrated by the attitude of the players this season, which forced the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri, according to Sport, and as a result he is open to selling some star names next summer – including Jamie Vardy.
The striker was wanted by Arsenal a year ago but chose to remain at the King Power Stadium, but this time around the Premier League champions would be happy to sell.
BAYERN WANT BRANDT
Bayern Munich have targeted Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Julian Brandt, according to Bild.
The Bundesliga champions-elect are ready to play €30 million for the winger, with Douglas Costa the man set to make way for the 20-year-old.
CHELSEA COOL MORATA INTEREST
Chelsea have cooled their interest in signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Blues had been keen to bring the Spain international to Stamford Bridge but are now prioritising moves for Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku instead.
WEST HAM KEEN ON LUCAS
West Ham are eyeing a summer move for out-of-favour Arsenal forward Lucas Perez, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 28-year-old has failed to establish himself during his first season at the Emirates Stadium and is keen to leave in a bid for more first-team football.
CHELSEA EYE BERTRAND RETURN
Chelsea are keen on bringing Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand back to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to the Evening Standard.
The England international left the Blues in 2015, but Antonio Conte has admired Bertrand’s form this season and wants to bring both the left-back and fellow defender Virjil van Dijk from the south coast to west London ahead of next season.
LIVERPOOL WANT MURIEL
Liverpool are the latest club to show an interest in Sampdoria attacker Luis Muriel, according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb.
The Colombian forward has struck 10 goals in 29 Serie A appearances so far, with another two goals coming in two Coppa Italia games, and is being linked with a host of European clubs.
Inter, Roma, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla have previously been mooted with a move for 25-year-old Muriel, with Jurgen Klopp’s side now thought to be in the running.
MAN UTD HOLD MERTENS TALKS
Manchester United have held initial talks with Napoli forward Dries Mertens, according to Mediaset via Football Italia.
The Belgium international’s contract is up at the end of the next season and the Red Devils have already spoken to the player via telephone regarding a summer transfer.
CHELSEA WIN VAN DIJK RACE
Chelsea believe they have beaten Manchester City in the race to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to the Daily Mirror.
Antonio Conte has made the Netherlands international his priority target this summer and is set to spend £50 million to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
EVERTON TURN TO MAGUIRE
Everton have added Hull City defender Harry Maguire to their shortlist of potential summer signings, according to Daily Mail.
Toffees director of football Steve Walsh has been impressed by the centre-back, though they could face competition from Middlesbrough and Southampton for his signature.
MANCHESTER CLUBS IN FOR KIMMICH
Manchester City and Manchester United have both made concrete enquiries about Bayern Munich wonderkid Joshua Kimmich, according to Kicker.
The 22-year-old wants to play in midfield but could be used more frequently as a right-back in Germany once Philipp Lahm retires, and two unnamed Spanish clubs have also expressed an interest in him.