Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer stories from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond ahead of the opening of the summer window
BELLERIN OUT, DANILO IN?
Arsenal are lining up Real Madrid right-back Danilo as a replacement for Hector Bellerin, Don Balon reports.
Barcelona are said to be on the verge of sealing a deal to bring the Spaniard back to Camp Nou, while Arsenal see the Brazilian as a decent alternative to the 22-year-old.
DE GEA REAL’S TOP PRIORITY
Real Madrid have made David de Gea their number one transfer target for the summer, the Daily Mail reports.
It is said that while the club may be quiet on naming potential incomings, they are working hard on ensuring there is no repeat of their very public failure to land the Spain international in 2015.
AC MILAN WANT MODRIC
AC Milan are eyeing Luka Modric as they look to build a team capable of challenging for the Serie A title once again, Don Balon reports.
The Rossoneri feel that Modric still has plenty to offer, and that his age, 31, could actually be a positive in that Madrid may be more willing to let go of a player past his prime years.
NEWCASTLE AGREE ATSU DEAL
Newcastle have agreed a £6.5 million deal to make permanent Christian Atsu’s move to St James’ Park, according to the Mirror .
The report claims the Ghana international winger will sign a four-year contract after impressing for the Magpies during their promotion-winning Championship campaign.
ZABALETA SET FOR WEST HAM
Pablo Zabaleta is set to swap Manchester City for West Ham in the summer transfer window, TYCsports reports.
The 32-year-old right-back is not part of Pep Guardiola’s long-term plans and leaves the Etihad Stadium with six pieces of silverware to his name.
NEWCASTLE EYE GRAY SWOOP
Newly-promoted Newcastle United are considering a move for Burnley frontman Andre Gray, the Shields Gazette reports.
Gray has only one year left on his contract at Turf Moor and the Magpies feel the striker’s pace would be a helpful addition to the club’s Premier League campaign.
CHERRIES WANT CHELSEA DUO
Bournemouth are hopeful of signing both Asmir Begovic and Nathan Ake from Chelsea, the Telegraph reports.
The article suggests the Cherries are eager to wrap up a deal for the goalkeeper within two weeks of the Premier League season’s end, and will look to broker a permanent deal for Ake, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Dean Court.
CHELSEA MAKE VERRATTI BID
Chelsea have made a £55 million bid for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, according to The Sun .
The Italy international does not want to leave the French capital, but Antonio Conte is hoping he can persuade him to change his mind.
ARSENAL KEEN ON TOLISSO
Arsenal are interested in signing Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso, according to the Daily Mirror .
The 22-year-old has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and would likely cost in excess of £30 million.
SPURS TRIO WANT TO LEAVE
Tottenham trio Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose all want to leave the club this summer, according to The Sun .
Manchester United have turned Dier’s head by offering to double his wages while Walker is set to join Manchester City.
Rose, meanwhile, is less likely to move after undergoing knee surgery but is also wanted by both Manchester clubs.
EVERTON TO MAKE IHEANACHO BID
Everton are preparing to make a £20 million bid for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to The Sun .
The Nigeria international has struggled to make an impact under Pep Guardiola, and Toffees boss Ronald Koeman believes Iheanacho could help replace Romelu Lukaku.
PL GIANTS MONITORING BUTLAND
A host of the Premier League’s top clubs are monitoring Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, according to the Daily Mirror .
The England international has recently recovered from a serious ankle injury and impressed for the Potters.
That has led to Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all keeping tabs on the shot-stopper.
SPURS MAKE CONTACT WITH ALVES
Tottenham have made an approach to sign Juventus full-back Dani Alves, according to a report from Yahoo .
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is exploring potential replacements for Kyle Walker, who has been linked with a summer move to Manchester City, and is keen to strike a deal for the former Barcelona star.
Alves has one year remaining on his current Juventus agreement with an option of another, with Spurs proposing a two-year deal in north London.
CARRICK TO STAY AT UNITED
Manchester United are set to hand Michael Carrick a one-year extension on his Old Trafford contract, according to BBC .
The former Tottenham midfielder is coming to the end of his 11th season with the Red Devils and will see his current deal expire in the coming months.
However, Jose Mourinho is keen for the 35-year-old to stick around beyond this season, albeit in what looks sure to be a bit-part role.
CONTE TO MAKE SIX SIGNINGS
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is preparing as many as six new signings ahead of the 2017-18 campaign despite leading his side to the Premier League title this season, says The independent.
The Italian has marked Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk as his top target as he looks to bolster his backline, with Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata thought to be Conte’s priority at the other end of the pitch.
However, Everton forward Romelu Lukaku remains as an option, having struck 24 Premier League goals this season for the Toffees.
TERRY HAS PL OPTIONS
John Terry has the option to join either Swansea City or Bournemouth in the summer, as the two Premier League clubs go head-to-head for the Chelsea captain’s signature.
The Daily Express say Swans boss Paul Clement, who worked with Terry at Chelsea, is ready to open talks regarding a possible move ahead of next season.
However, The Daily Mail says Eddie Howe will offer the former England skipper a two-year deal on the south coast.
CHELSEA MOVE IN FOR KYLE WALKER
Chelsea are set for a fight with Manchester City over Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker, according to the Mirror .
Walker would be in line for doubling his salary with either club, and Blues’ boss Antonio Conte is a big admirer who wants increased options ahead of the club’s return to Champions League football.
EVERTON WANT £50M FOR BARKLEY
Everton are asking for £50 million for midfielder Ross Barkley should he decide to leave the club this summer, reports the Daily Mail
Barkley was told last week he would be sold if he didn’t sign a new deal by the end of the season and it looks increasingly likely he will leave Goodison Park.
MAN UTD WANTS TO BRING BACK KEANE
Michael Keane could be on the way back to Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail .
The defender was sold by the Old Trafford outfit two years ago for just £2 million, but it will cost the club £25m to bring him back after his good form for Burnley.
A clause in the deal when the defender was sold for the Manchester side to get a 25% sell-on fee basically assures the club of a discounted price against rivals for his signature.
AUBAMEYANG CONSIDERING CHINA OFFER
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly considering a move to China, according to L’Equipe .
The French newspaper reports that the Gabon international could turn down a move to Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United in order to become one of the world’s richest players at Tianjin Quanjian in the Chinese Super League.
Source : Goal.com News – International