The January transfer window might seem like a distant memory, but that doesn't mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here.
TOP STORY: Barcelona, Bayern eye Wijnaldum
It has long been reported that Georginio Wijnaldum will be leaving Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of June. According to Sky Sports, that future could be found at either Barcelona or Bayern Munich.
Barcelona have been regularly linked with the midfielder since reports emerged throughout the season that he would likely be leaving as a free agent. The club have also been linked with various other players who would not command a transfer fee, including Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia.
However, it seems the Catalans may not get everything their own way when it comes to the 30-year-old, who is expected to captain Netherlands at Euro 2020.
This comes with Bayern Munich also looking to move for the former Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven and Newcastle United man when his time at Anfield comes to an end. It is also stated within the report that there are four more unnamed clubs who are hoping to bring him in.
Wijnaldum will be occupied by the Euros, but the midfielder has a decision to make regarding his future at club level over the summer and he certainly has plenty of options.
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22.26 BST: Lyon star Houssem Aouar will be allowed to leave the club this summer for around €25-30 million, according to L'Equipe.
Linked with a €50 million move to Arsenal last year, the France international is available for around half that price due to the financial impact of COVID-19 and the fact that Lyon failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Real Madrid, PSG and Juventus have all previously been linked with the 22-year-old, who factored in on 10 goals in 30 games this season for OL.
21.43 BST: Scudetto winners Inter are unlikely to move either Romelu Lukaku or Lautaro Martinez despite the financial crisis facing the club.
Tuttosport notes that while Lautaro isn't likely to be moved, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are both interested in the Argentine, who is valued at €90 million. The 23-year-old forward scored 19 goals and added 11 assists over all competitions this past season for the Nerazzurri, and previously was hotly linked with suddenly cash-strapped Barcelona.
20.55 BST: Despite failing to achieve promotion to the Championship, Sunderland have begun contract talks with top scorer Charlie Wyke, the Independent reports.
The six-foot-two frontman bagged 25 goals this past season for the Black Cats, but it was not enough as Sunderland bowed out in the play-off semifinals against Lincoln by a score of 3-2. The paper adds that stars Aiden McGeady, Luke O'Nien and Denver Hume have all also been offered new contracts by the club.
According to Transfermarkt, Sunderland, who will play a fourth-consecutive season in League One in 2021-22, currently have 16 players out of contract.
20.18 BST: With Nuno Espirito Santo leaving, Wolves look set for some major changes.
To fund those changes and factoring in the COVID-19 impacted transfer market, Wolverhampton may be forced to sell a few of their stars at a cut-rate price. One player they will not be selling on the cheap is Ruben Neves, The Express and Star understands. Despite rumours the Portugal could be prised away from Molineux for £35 million, the paper writes that Wolves will not sell the 24-year-old midfielder unless they are blown away by an offer in the neighborhood of £45m.
Ex-Benfica boss Bruno Lage is expected to succeed Nuno as manager, and reportedly is keen on holding onto the star playmaker.
19.37 BST: West Ham have struck gold in recent years with Czech signings Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, and the Europa League qualifiers could be set to go back to the mine.
Sky Sports understands the Hammers are keen on Spartak Moscow midfielder Alex Kral, who was recently named to Czech Republic's Euro 2020 squad. The 23-year-old, who just completed his second season in Russia, was previously teammates with Soucek and Coufal with Slavia Prague.
According to the report, Spartak have held discussions with five different Premier League clubs regarding Kral, who started 28 of 30 games for the Russian Premier League runner-ups.
18.56 BST: With Liverpool putting the final touches on a deal for RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate, Leicester City have been tipped to move for Ozan Kabak.
According to Patrick Berger, chief reporter for German media outlet SPORT1, Kabak is a target for both Leicester City and RB Leipzig, with the 21-year-old set to leave parent club Schalke 04 following their relegation from the Bundesliga. Kabak, who made 13 appearances for the Reds after arriving in January, could join Liverpool on a permanent basis for £18 million, but the Reds are not expected to trigger that option.
Confirmed: Liverpool FC has not activated the €23m release clause for Ozan Kabak. A permanente deal with #LFC is unlikely. The 21-year-old Turkish centre-back is targeted by RB Leipzig and Leicester City. #S04 urgently need to sell him this summer. @ozankabak4— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) May 25, 2021
Leicester have had varying levels of success in signing Turkish players in recent years, as defender Caglar Soyuncu has blossomed, while winger Cengiz Under failed to impress this past season on loan from Roma.
18.02 BST: Man United have reportedly agreed to a contract with veteran goalkeeper Tom Heaton on the expiration of Aston Villa contract at the end of June.
The well-travelled 35-year-old previously made his name in the Premier League with Burnley, playing himself into an England spot due to his form with the Clarets. A Man United youth player, Heaton never played for the Red Devils and joins a crowded goalkeeping room that includes Dean Henderson and David De Gea.
17.19 BST: Wilfried Zaha has reiterated that he wants to leave Crystal Palace this summer, and Goal.com lists Tottenham and Everton as the favourites to land the tricky winger.
The Ivory Coast international, 28, was close to a move to Everton in 2019, and has also previously linked with North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal.
"I feel like I can have another shot at the top teams, because my dream is to win things," Zaha recently told The Face.
"I'm good enough to go out there and compete with the best.
"If the opportunity came, I wouldn't turn it down, because I feel like I deserve it. It's so I can show my kids: "this is what daddy won."
Zaha, who has made 393 appearances and scored 69 goals and added 73 assists for the Eagles, will reportedly cost around £40 million.
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15.55 BST: Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed as manager of Fiorentina.
Gattuso left Napoli following their fifth-place Serie A finish which saw them drop out of the Champions League places on the final day of the season when they could only muster a 1-1 draw at home to mid-table Hellas Verona.
The former Milan midfielder succeeded Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli coach in December 2019 and led them to Coppa Italia glory in June 2020.
14.45 BST: Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has reportedly told the club that he will not sign a contract extension and wants to sign for PSG, according to RMC.
Camavinga, 18, is one of the top young players in Europe and has been tracked by Real Madrid, as well as Bayern, Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
His contract expires in 2022, but Rennes are still looking to get €100m for him. However, the Frenchman may be able to push through a move as he has evidently expressed a desire to join PSG.
14.16 BST: Leicester City could beat Arsenal to the signing of Empoli midfielder Samuele Ricci, according to La Nazione.
Ricci, 19, impressed with two goals and four assists in 33 games as the club sealed promotion to Serie A this season.
The report says Arsenal and Leicester have been negotiating with the player's agent, with Leicester edging ahead as they can offer European football and the desired transfer fee of €15m.
14.01 BST: Crystal Palace have signed former United States Under-19 midfielder Jacob Montes on a one-year term.
Montes, 22, joins from college team Georgetown University in Washington, D.C and netted 11 goals, five assists this season.
Montes told the club website: "I'm extremely excited. It's been a dream to be a professional soccer player since I could walk, really, so to be able to sign for a Premier League club is incredible. I want to try to make a good impression, and do whatever I can to perform at the highest level."
13.34 BST: RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate has passed his Liverpool medical and agreed a contract until 2026, says Fabrizio Romano.
Sources told ESPN's Julien Laurens in March that Liverpool were ready to pay Konate's €41.5m release clause. The club have struggled defensively this season as injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have reduced their options in the area.
Sources said that Liverpool's sporting director Michael Edwards has been monitoring Konate for years but that communication between the two clubs has increased since they met in the last round of the Champions League.
As a result, Liverpool won't spend the €18m option to sign Ozan Kabak permanently from Schalke once his loan expires.
13.00 BST: David de Gea or Dean Henderson? Man United's No. 1 spot must finally be settled for Europa League final, writes Mark Ogden.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goes into his first major final as Manchester United manager, against Villarreal in the Europa League on Wednesday, with sources telling ESPN that his team selection is set to resolve the unanswered question as to whether David de Gea or Dean Henderson will head for the Old Trafford exit door this summer.
While Solskjaer remains torn between the two goalkeepers due to their contrasting temperament, reliability and skill-set, sources have said that he accepts that the one who misses out in Gdansk will consider it the end of his United career.
Solskjaer has shied away from anointing either De Gea or Henderson as his No. 1 since Henderson returned to United last summer following two seasons on loan at Sheffield United. But with the final against Villarreal representing the biggest game of Solskjaer's two-and-a-half year spell in charge following Jose Mourinho's sacking in December 2018, he must overcome misgivings over both keepers to make a firm decision on who he trusts to help deliver his first trophy as United manager.
12.35 BST: Cristiano Ronaldo won't be leaving Juventus, will he?
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11.57 BST: Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt regrets signing for Juventus when he had the chance to join Barcelona two years ago, according to a report on Esport3.
De Ligt, 21, opted to move to Juve in a deal worth around €75m despite Barca's desire to sign both him and Frenkie de Jong from Ajax. However, Esport3 suggests that De Ligt has not settled in Turin and is hopeful Barca will offer him a way out this summer.
Barca are rooted in debt and have very little money to spend on players this summer, but Mundo Deportivo points out that they've been creative with Juve in the past when it comes to balancing accounts.
Last summer, Arthur Melo joined Juve and Miralem Pjanic moved to Barca in a deal that helped both teams boost their books for the 2019-20 season. In that sense, Barca could look to offer players in exchange to finally bring De Ligt to Camp Nou.
11.21 BST: Cristiano Ronaldo has raised questions about his immediate future at Juventus with an Instagram post where he thanked fans for taking part in his journey.
Ronaldo, who has one year remaining on his contract, came under fire in recent months season for his performances, leading to speculation that he could leave. The 36-year-old was criticised after Juve were eliminated from the Champions League in the round-of-16 and saw their Serie A nine-year dominance come to an end with Inter Milan winning the title. Juve won the Coppa Italia while Ronaldo finished as Serie A's top scorer with 29 goals, becoming the only player to achieve the feat in the Premier League, La Liga and Italy's top flight.
After Juve's final game of the season, a 4-1 win at Bologna, which ensured Juve finished fourth to qualify for next season's Champions League, Ronaldo appeared to send a message to critics by posting a photograph on Instagram of himself making the silence sign. In another post a few hours later, Ronaldo reflected on the season and his time at Juventus.
"The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs," the Portugal captain wrote on Instagram. "This year we couldn't win Serie A, congratulations to Inter for the well-deserved title. However, I have to value everything that we achieved this season at Juventus, both in collective and individual terms. The Italian Super Cup, the Italian Cup and the Serie A Top Scorer trophy fill me with happiness, mainly due to the difficulty they carry with them, in a country where nothing is easy to win.
"With these achievements, I reached a goal that I had set myself since the first day I arrived in Italy: to win the Championship, the Cup and the Super Cup, and also to be Best Player and Top Scorer in this great football country filled with tremendous players, giant clubs and a very own football culture."
10.47 BST: Luka Modric has agreed a one-year contract extension at Real Madrid. The 35-year-old former Ballon d'Or winner's deal had been due to expire at the end of June.
Modric made 35 league appearances for Real Madrid this season -- the most in his nine years at the club -- as they finished second in La Liga to champions Atletico Madrid. He scored six goals, including an added-time winner against Villarreal on Saturday that saw Madrid win 2-1 to end the campaign two points behind Atletico.
Modric joined Madrid from Tottenham in 2012 for €30m and has gone on to become a key member of the team that won four Champions League trophies -- three of them back-to-back from 2016 to 2018 -- as well as two La Liga titles in 2017 and 2020.
The midfielder won the Ballon d'Or after guiding Croatia to the 2018 World Cup final, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the prize in over a decade.
10.14 BST: Germany have confirmed the appointment of Hansi Flick as their new manager. Flick, 56, takes charge after leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the 2020-21 season. His contract starts after the forthcoming European Championship and sees him replace the outgoing Joachim Low.
Flick will lead Germany into the 2022 Qatar World Cup and arrives off the back of a trophy-laden spell at Bayern. After taking charge midway through the 2019-20 season, he led the Bavarians to a clean sweep of trophies -- winning the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, DFL Supercup and FIFA Club World Cup. He leaves Bayern after guiding them to the 2021 Bundesliga, their ninth straight German title. He became only the second man after Pep Guardiola at Barcelona in 2009 to win all six available trophies in one year.
Flick's contract at Bayern was due to expire in 2023, but he announced in April he planned to leave the club at the end of the season. Bayern originally stated their wish for Flick to see out his contract, but then accepted his resignation and turned to Julian Nagelsmann as his successor.
The appointment sees Flick return to the German national team, where he was assistant under Low from 2006 to 2014. Flick's playing career saw him play for Bayern and FC Cologne, before he went into coaching and had spells with Hoffenheim and FC Salzburg before taking up the assistant manager role with Germany.
During his time with the national side, Germany reached the Euro 2008 final and won the 2014 World Cup. They were also semifinalists at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. He then took up a sporting director role at the German FA before joining Bayern in 2019 as Nico Kovac's assistant.
09.41 BST: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has told the club he wants to move on this summer, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a man notorious for driving a hard bargain when it comes to transfers.
So what could the likes of Premier League big guns Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United or European giants like Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain offer beyond an exorbitant transfer fee to make a deal happen? ESPN's Bill Connelly takes a look.
08.58 BST: Bruno Lage is in talks to take over the Wolves hotseat, according to Record.
Wolves are looking for a new manager after the club announced last week that Nuno Espirito Santo would depart after four seasons at the helm. Nuno signed a new three-year deal in September but will leave the club by "mutual consent."
Lage, 45, has been out of a job since leaving Benfica in June 2020 after a unsuccessful 18-month spell. The former Swansea and Sheffield Wednesday assistant coach has reportedly turned down several offers to return to coaching since leaving Lisbon last summer.
08.33 BST: Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Flamengo midfielder Gerson, according to ESPN Brasil, while the former Roma player is also a target of Lyon.
Gerson, 24, has a contract with the Brazilian giants until December 2023 and Lyon made an offer to Gerson but have yet to reach an agreement with Flamengo over a transfer fee.
Gerson's father and agent is looking to travel to the Spanish capital to meet with Real Madrid representatives and listen to offers. Madrid must first move on some players before they can sign Gerson.
The Brazilian arrived at Flamengo in 2019 and was part of the squad that won the Copa Liberadores and the Brasileirao tournament that year. He also helped Flamengo win this year's Campeonato Carioca.
08.00 BST: Premier League side Southampton want to sign Barcelona left-back Junior Firpo but will face competition from Italy, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.
Firpo, 24, is one of a number of players Barca will allow to depart this summer as they look to rebuild their squad after finishing outside the top two in La Liga for the first time since 2008.
Sources have confirmed Southampton are among the clubs to have shown an interest in Firpo, although talks are still in the very early stages. The Saints are in the market for a new left-back after Ryan Bertrand recently confirmed he will leave the club next month when his contract expires.
Several Italian teams have also shown an interest in Firpo. There were talks in January regarding a move to AC Milan and Napoli have also been linked in the past.
Barca signed Firpo, a former Spain U21 international who was born in the Dominican Republic, from Spanish side Real Betis for around €20m in 2019.
In two years at Barcelona, he's made 41 appearances for the club. However, just 18 of those came this season, with his last coming in Saturday's 1-0 win at Eibar, when he was taken off at half-time.
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
- Having failed to secure Champions League football for next season, Napoli could see three of their most talented players leave in the summer, reports Calciomercato. Defender Kalidou Koulibaly could go for at least €40m, helping to bring in needed finances while also lowering the wage bill. They could also lose midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who is the subject of interest from Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Finally, striker Lorenzo Insigne is going into the final year of his contract and it is suggested the Italian will either sign a new contract or be offloaded.
- There are questions around Ronald Koeman's Barcelona future and the outcome could impact their transfer hopes. According to Sport, if the Dutchman is in charge, then Lyon forward Memphis Depay is willing to take a wage cut to join them. Should Koeman depart, the free agent forward could look elsewhere, with Internazionale, Juventus and Atletico Madrid interested.
- West Ham United fear that Manchester United will block Jesse Lingard from making his loan to the Hammers permanent, opting to keep him at Old Trafford, reports the Sun. The 28-year-old has impressed this season, helping David Moyes' side reach the Europa League, but it is suggested there have been no further discussions between the two clubs despite West Ham making their intentions to sign the midfielder clear.
- The chances of Gianluigi Donnarumma signing a contract extension with AC Milan are dwindling, meaning the Italian will be free to leave them in the summer, according to Calciomercato. They also suggest that this has led to the Serie A outfit moving quicker to bring in Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, with it being stated that an agreement of €15m plus add-ons has been made for the 25-year-old, who will join on a three-year contract.
- Football Insider have suggested that Tottenham Hotspur will let midfielder Dele Alli depart in the summer, despite the England international having started the last five games. They are hoping somebody will come in to sign the 25-year-old permanently and will listen to offers.