Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and beyond
CITY LEADING ALEXIS CHASE
Manchester City have pulled out in front in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, established Chilean daily Cooperativa reports.
Until recently, reports had placed Chelsea at the head of the queue in the attacker’s ongoing transfer saga, but it is claimed that Pep Guardiola’s side are prepared to shell out £50 million for Sanchez’s services, with the 28-year-old set to bank upwards of £200,000 per week in the prime years of his career.
MAN CITY JOIN LACAZETTE CHASE
Manchester City have joined Arsenal in the hunt for £40 million Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to the Daily Mirror.
The France international is expected to be on the move this summer, with Atletico Madrid also weighing up a big-money approach.
MADRID TO SELL ONE OF BBC
Real Madrid are prepared to sell one of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema this summer, reports Don Balon.
The Santiago Bernabeu board are said to have been unimpressed by recent showings and are ready to freshen up their forward line.
MAN UTD PLOT OZIL RAID
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is plotting a shock summer move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, according to the Daily Mirror.
German midfielder Ozil played under Mourinho at Real Madrid and, with 12 months left on his contract in June, the Gunners could sell to their Premier League rivals in a big enough offer is tabled.
Arsenal famously sold star striker Robin van Persie to Old Trafford when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, then watched their former player win the title that had eluded him with Man Utd the following season.
ARSENAL SCOUTING PICKFORD
Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to Sunderland Echo.
The Gunners have been impressed by the England Under-21 international’s performances this season, but they would likely face competition for his signature this summer.
Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton have all shown an interest in the former Preston North End loanee.
MADRID PLAN GRIEZMANN MOVE
Real Madrid are making plans to move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann at the end of next season, according to L’Equipe.
The France international insists he will not leave the Rojiblancos this summer, but their city rivals believe the player could be tempted by the package they are putting together in 2018.
MARSEILLE WANT GIROUD
Marseille want to capitalise on Olivier Giroud’s lack of starts for Arsenal by tempting the striker to return to Ligue 1, according to France Football.
The club now owned by American businessman Frank McCourt have already signed France internationals Dimitri Payet and Patrice Evra, and Giroud is next on their list.
CHILEAN STARLET COULD GET DEAL
Arsenal are considering offering a contract to Chilean youngster Marcelo Allende after he turned 18 on Friday, according to the Daily Mirror.
Allende, who currently plays for Deportes Santa Cruz in his home country, has spent time on trial with the Gunners but is unable to sign for the club until his 18th birthday due to FIFA regulations.
MAN UTD’S €60M PERISIC OFFER
Manchester United are planning a massive move for Inter winger Ivan Perisic, but face competition from Chelsea, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the former Borussia Dortmund star and are ready to offer €60 million this summer, but Antonio Conte has been convinced by the 28-year-old and a bidding war could be imminent.
INTER APPROACH SPALLETTI
Inter have approached Roma coach Luciano Spalletti to take over from Stefano Pioli at the end of the season, according to SportItalia.
The former Zenit boss has been linked with a move to Juventus should Massimiliano Allegri leave, but after reports that Antonio Conte looks set to stay at Chelsea emerged, the Nerazzurri have already been in contact with him.
ARSENAL TO SWOOP FOR GORETZKA
Arsenal are preparing to make a move for Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, The Sun reports.
The 22-year-old joined the Gelsenkirchen side from Bochum in 2013 and has impressed over recent seasons, chipping in with six goals in all competitions this term. With his contract expiring in June 2018 and yet to agree to a new one with the German side, Arsenal are reportedly monitoring his situation, though he could cost around £21 million.
GRIEZMANN MAY SNUB MAN UTD
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is prepared to turn down an £89 million move to Manchester United if the club fails to make the Champions League, says The Sun.
The France international is still considered to be a top target for the Red Devils, but Real Madrid are also keen and the 26-year-old has stated no desire to move on.
CHELSEA CLOSE IN ON LUKAKU
Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is closing in on a transfer to former club Chelsea, according to a report from Sky Italia, via Calciomercato.
The Belgian is establishing himself as one of the top centre-forwards in European football, hitting over 15 Premier League goals for the fourth time in his five full seasons.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is preparing for life after Diego Costa as the Brazilian-born Spain international looks set to leave the club in the summer, with Lukaku leading the Stamford Bridge attack once more now a real possibility.
ARSENAL IN TALKS WITH COMAN
Arsenal have opened talks with Juventus in regards to a summer transfer for attacker Kingsley Coman, according to Telefoot.
The 20-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich and is set to be at the centre of a transfer battle at the end of the season, with Chelsea and Manchester City both thought to have had £50 million bids turned down.
Coman, a senior France international, graduated through the Paris Saint-Germain academy before signing a five-year contract with Italian champions Juventus in 2014.
LIVERPOOL WANT THEO
Liverpool are set to go up against Real Madrid for the signature of Atletico Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez, according to a report from The Independent.
The 19-year-old, who is the younger brother of Atletico centre-back Lucas, has made 25 La Liga appearances for loan side Alaves this season and could command a fee of up to £20 million should he be sold.
Jurgen Klopp is determined to find a long-term solution to the left side of his defence ahead of next season, with the Atletico man topping his shortlist.
PEP & MOU CONTACT ALEXIS
Both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have spoken to Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez regarding summer moves, according to Prensa Futbol.
The Chile international is keen to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season and both Manchester clubs are keen on adding him to their ranks.
AJAX EYE BLIND SWOOP
Ajax are considering a summer move for Manchester United defender Daley Blind, according to The Sun.
The Netherlands internaitonal is out of contract at the end of next season and Ajax believe a deal could be done at the end of the current campaign.
SPURS JOIN KEITA RACE
Tottenham are the latest club to show an interest in RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 22-year-old has previously been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, but Mauricio Pochettino wants Keita to bolster his squad as they prepare to again compete in the Champions League.
INTER TO SIGN ARSENAL TARGET
According to a report from Italian publication Telelombardia, via Football Italia, Inter are poised to sign Arsenal target Kostas Manolas in a deal worth around £36.9 million.
Arsene Wenger has long been linked with a move for the Roma star, along with Premier League and London rivals Chelsea, and had a bid rejected in the summer.
The Serie A side are reportedly willing to cash in on the Greece international, with Manolas refusing to extend his contract past the 2019 expiry date.
CITY IN PEPE RACE
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are set to battle to sign Real Madrid defender Pepe this summer, according to Marca.
The Portugal international is out of contract this summer and has turned down offers from the Chinese Super League as he wishes to continue his career in Europe.