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Villa will step up efforts to sign a goalkeeper and striker after completing a deal for winger Trezeguet. Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge remains a target, while talks with Burnley over Tom Heaton have to this point failed to progress. In attack, Villa are continuing to keep tabs on Brentford’s Neal Maupay.

-source: Express & Star


Good keeper

Sheffield United hope to announce the return of Dean Henderson from Manchester United in the next 24 hours despite considering a move for two-time Premier League winner Joe Hart.

-source: Daily Mail


Stop already

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele will be on Manchester United’s shortlist if the club sell Romelu Lukaku, Sky Sports News understands. Former Celtic and Fulham forward Dembele, 23, is seen as an out-and-out No 9.

-source: Sky Sports News


One more at Villa

Marvelous Nakamba (25), then surely his transfer to the Premier League. The negotiations between Aston Villa and Club Brugge are in the last straight line. Nakamba, who never returned from holiday, having a presence in England for medical testing. Club Brugge gets what it wanted for Nakamba: more than 12 million-the intended amount.

-source: HLN


Soon

Negotiations between OM and Boca Juniors are coming to their end in the Argentine striker Dario Benedetto folder. The center forward of 29 years was priority number 1 in this post for André Villas-Boas, who appreciates his profile. Agree with the player for more than a week, Marseille has now completed discussions with Boca, and the player is expected in Marseille in the coming days.

-source: L’Equipe


Unlikely

Bruno Fernandes is unlikely to join Manchester United this summer, Sky Sports News understands. The Sporting Lisbon midfielder has been scouted by United, but he is not one of their priority signings.

-source: Sky Sports News


One in, one out at Milan

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly close to agreeing an initial £16m (€18m) fee for Milan striker Patrick Cutrone. According to Sky Sports, talks are ongoing between the two clubs and Wolves are hopeful of negotiating a deal with add-ons for less than Milan’s £23m (€25.8m) asking price.

-source: Football Italia

Milan are reportedly in talks to sign Lille and Portugal Under-21 striker Rafael Leao. According to Portuguese journalist Claudia Garcia, who broke news of Paulo Fonseca’s appointment at Roma, Leao is in negotiations with Milan.

-source: Football Italia


Please stop already

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agent is reportedly in England to finalise the midfielder’s €90m transfer from Lazio to Manchester United. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mateja Kezman has been given permission to ‘define the details’ of Milinkovic-Savic’s move to Old Trafford.

-source: Football Italia


Funny

Roma are being linked with a shock swoop for Barcelona forward Malcom, a year since he rejected the club. Corriere dello Sport is now claiming successor Gianluca Petrachi has been given permission to hold talks with the player’s agent Luis Menezes Garcia over a possible loan with option to buy.

-source: Football Italia


Yedder gone

Sevilla are resigned to losing striker Wissam Ben Yedder this summer with Milan, Napoli and Roma among the clubs interested, say Estadio Deportivo.

-source: Football Espana


Such a cool name

Villarreal are closing in on the signing of André-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Fulham, according to a report in Diario AS. The 23-year-old stood out at Olympique de Marseille two seasons ago but struggled for form in his one campaign in West London, with the club relegated back to the second tier of English football.

-source: Football Espana


Complicated

Barcelona believe the signing of Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain this summer is becoming increasingly complicated, report ESPN Deportes. It is claimed by the report that the Blaugrana believe Juventus and Real Madrid also hold a genuine interest in the player and this is an added layer of difficulty to their pursuit of the star.

-source: Football Espana


Not happening

Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has refused an opportunity to join Qatari club Al Sadd, managed by former Blaugrana captain Xavi Hernandez. The midfielder is said to ‘have been flattered’ by the offer, but ‘politely declined’ the offer to move to the Middle East club on a loan deal, report El Mundo Deportivo.

-source: Football Espana


The future of Naingollan

Nainggolan’s preference is a return to Cagliari where he played prior to joining Roma. The midfielder has discussed this possibility with his manager, it will not be up to the Sardinian club to see if they can reach an agreement with Inter.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

There’s a new, crazy idea to strengthen the midfield for Eusebio Di Francesco’s Sampdoria squad: Radja Nainggolan. The manager coached Nainggolan at Roma and is pushing to coach him again now at Sampdoria.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Unexpected


Lemina

Wolves are interested in signing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina. Manager Nuno Espirito Santo wants to bring in a new central midfielder before the transfer deadline and Lemina is on their list - but he is understood not to be their top priority at this stage.

-source: Sky Sports News


Pepe going to Napoli


Approach made


Starlet

Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe will leave the club on loan this summer, but a decision as to where he will play next season will not be finalized until the highly touted teenager has recovered from injury. Wolfsburg are the latest Bundesliga club to enquire about taking the 18-year-old on loan, who made a positive impression in Germany with RB Leipzig, despite being limited to 28 minutes of playing time due to injury.

-source: The Independent


Lol Arsenal


Now Everton want Zaha


Backup option

Sheffield United have considered a move for Joe Hart in case they fail to agree terms with Manchester United over Dean Henderson. Hart is prepared to leave Burnley with Nick Pope and Tom Heaton ahead of him in the pecking order - though Heaton has interest from Aston Villa and Liverpool.

-source: Daily Mail


Keep us informed!

Manchester United have been asked to be kept informed over the future of Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to boost their midfield creativity next season. Eriksen, 27, could be allowed to leave Spurs for £70million this summer with the Dane showing little interest in extending a deal that has just a year to run.

-source: Daily Mail


Loan

A host of clubs want to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo including Milan and several English clubs, report El Mundo Deportivo. Todibo only joined the Catalan giants in January this year, ending a long running contractual dispute with previous club Toulouse in Ligue 1.

-source: Football Espana


Some Sevilla rumors

Sevilla are hopeful of a deal to sign goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Leeds United this summer, according to a report in Marca. The 32-year-old only joined the English Championship club in January from Real Madrid, and went on to make 19 first-team appearances.

-source: Football Espana

Ever Banega may be allowed to depart Sevilla this summer but the club are holding out for his €20m release clause, say Marca.

-source: Football Espana

Forward Nolito may stay at Sevilla this summer with Celta Vigo unwilling to meet his €4m valuation, according to reports. El Mundo Deportivo cite a report in Faro de Vigo that the Galician outfit are unwilling to meet the transfer fee for the forward, who they thought would be available at a minimal fee.

-source: Football Espana


Please no

Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as contenders for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, joining Manchester United and PSG. According to the Evening Standard, Daily Mail and more, Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to spend £80m (approximately €90m) to purchase La Joya.

-source: Football Italia


Unexpected

Wolves have asked after Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira, according to Sky Sport Italia, joining Besiktas and MLS clubs. The 32-year-old Germany international is under contract until June 2021, but is not part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans.

-source: Football Italia


Oh my

Manchester United are reportedly close to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for €75m plus bonuses, with the Lazio midfielder earning €6m per year. According to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, the two clubs and player are continuing advanced negotiations for a summer move.

-source: Football Italia


Rafinha to La Viola

Fiorentina are interested in Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, claim ESPN, and he’d be available for €15m and could follow in his father’s footsteps. The Viola are renovating their squad under new patron Rocco Commisso and that should give them more spending power.

-source: Football Italia


Swap

Monaco are reportedly ready to replace Keita Balde Diao with Inter winger Ivan Perisic. Perisic’s days at Inter seem numbered after Antonio Conte criticized him in public. Now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Monaco have shown an interest in the Croat, despite his preference for a Premier League move.

-source: Football Italia


Bruno Peres

Genoa have reportedly set their sights on landing Roma right-back Bruno Peres. Peres is currently on loan at Sao Paulo with an option to buy. However, he has made just two appearances since February and Globoesporte does not expect the Brazilian side to retain him.

-source: Football Italia


A very good striker

Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici travelled to England to negotiate on multiple fronts. On top of discussions with Aston Villa about Mattia Perin, Juventus’ sporting director is also engaged with Everton, who are very interested in Moise Kean.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Juventus are eyeing Ruben Neves as part of a possible exchange deal with Moise Kean going to Wolves, report Sky Sport Italia. Bianconeri director Fabio Paratici was in London today for talks with Premier League sides and these included Wolverhampton Wanderers.

-source: Football Italia


De Rossi to Boca Juniors

The big day has come: Daniele De Rossi is leaving for Argentina. The destination is Buenos Aires where he will sign with Boca Juniors.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Valero

After a deal with Real Madrid for Lucas Silva, Genoa are now thinking of bringing in Borja Valero also. Today, they began contacts with the player’s agents and it could start talks for a possible transfer. Preziosi, meanwhile, is also keep the path to Harit of Schalke alive. The midfielder’s name will not overlap with Silva, as they are different roles.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Cutrone to England?

Nothing is definite yet, but Wolverhampton continues its strong pursuit of Patrick Cutrone. The English club are insisting on signing the Milan striker: with the affair possibly circulating around a figure of 18 million plus bonuses to sign the player. He is currently evaluating the proposal with his agents.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

La Gazzetta dello Sport warn that Milan’s asking price is €30m – whereas it had previously been reported as €25m – and more importantly, Cutrone has no intention of signing for Wolves.

-source: Football Italia


Aston Villa want Perin

After a transfer to Benfica fell through, Mattia Perin might have another option from abroad. This time it’s Aston Villa, newly promoted back to the Premier League, that would like to sign the Juventus goalie. In that sense, Fabio Paratici is in England to discuss a possible transfer.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio


Some Bayern news


Change of plans

Agent Jorge Mendes offered James Rodriguez to Milan for €42m after Napoli refused to pay for the Real Madrid man, claim Sportitalia. According to transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, Mendes is working to consolidate his partnership with the new Milan hierarchy.

-source: Football Italia


Thomas


More money


Very interesting


An unwanted man


Nzonzi going to his homeland


Shortlist


Gueye saga coming to an end


Rejected


Officially official