The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.
TOP STORY: Man United turn to PSG midfielder Gueye
Manchester United have turned to a surprise name to strengthen their midfield this summer, says Le10 Sport: Former Everton star Idrissa Gueye.
Gueye, 30, left England for PSG for around £30m in July 2019 and made 31 appearances in all competitions this season before Ligue 1 was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Senegal international has a reputation as an excellent tackler and would be an upgrade on United's current defensive midfield options of Nemanja Matic, Fred and Scott McTominay.
The report states that PSG are willing to let Gueye leave for the right price, which has United joining Wolves as interested parties.
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22.45 BST: After another shambolic defensive performance, this time in a 5-3 defeat to Liverpool, it is no secret that Chelsea need to upgrade its backline.
According to the Telegraph, Frank Lampard has identified rugged Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez as his top defensive target. A throwback of sorts, the no-nonsense defender has been a central figure for Diego Simeone's stingy sides over the past five seasons, helping Atleti win the Europa League (2018) and twice reach the Champions League final (2014, 2016).
The one major stumbling block for Chelsea? The Uruguayan's £109 million release clause. Chelsea would not be willing to meet Gimenez's clause and thus would need to negotiate a lower price for the battle-tested but still only 25-year-old Gimenez.
Gimenez is not the only Atletico player being linked with the Blues, as goalkeeper Jan Oblak is also reportedly on the radar of Lampard and Co.
22.08 BST: Liverpool to make a surprise swoop for a little-known defender?
According to Estadio Deportivo, via teamTalk, the Reds are interested in Real Betis and Algeria centre-back Aissa Mandi, who is expected to leave Seville this summer. The 28-year-old, who has been a stalwart in defence for Betis since arriving in 2016 from Reims, could replace Dejan Lovren and serve as centre-back cover at Anfield behind the commanding Virgil van Dijk and much-improved Joel Matip.
Mandi, whose contract is set to expire next season, is also reportedly on the radar of Newcastle United.
21.24 BST: Leeds have have their goalkeeper of the present and the future, as the newly-promoted side have made Illan Meslier's loan move from Lorient permanent.
The 20-year-old, who became Leeds' No. 1 in January, solidified the position thereafter, starting 10 games and keeping four clean sheets as Leeds won the league. A France Under-20 international, Meslier due to his six-foot-six stature has often been compared to Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois.
20.31 BST: West Ham have secured Premier League safety and now they are hoping to secure a new right-back in the transfer market.
West Ham are reportedly hot on the trail of River Plate and Argentina right-back Gonzalo Montiel, but according to Marca have had an initial €7 million bid rejected. The 23-year-old, who has been capped twice by La Albiceleste, reportedly has a €20m release clause and is also being pursued by Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04.
19.51 BST: Man City Women hav signed a 2019 Women's World Cup star, according to a report in the The Athletic.
The outlet understands that USWNT midfielder Sam Mewis has inked a one-year deal with the English club and additionally, that fellow American Rose Lavelle is also weighing up an offer to join the club. Mewis, 27, has won three NWSL titles, while Lavelle, who has also been offered a one-year deal by City, was awarded the Bronze Ball at the 2019 World Cup.
19.02 BST: Juventus have a logjam at centre-back with Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt and Merih Demiral.
With so much cover, many are speculating that Demiral, who has missed most of the season with injury, could be available for the right price. Italian transfer guru Nicolo Schira claims that Leicester City and Wolves are two clubs interested in the Turkish international.
#Leicester and #Wolverhampton are interested in Merih #Demiral, but #Juventus don't want to sell the turkish centre-back. Juve have rejected a bid of €30M + add-ons. #transfers #LCFC— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 23, 2020
Juventus signed the 22-year-old for €18 million from Sassuolo in July 2019 but the centre-back has managed seven appearances for the Old Lady to date. Leicester could look to pair Demiral with Caglar Soyuncu, his centre-back partner with the Turkish national team.
18.09 BST: United States international Antonee Robinson just completed a fine season at Wigan and Premier League clubs have reportedly taken notice.
The Sun's Alan Nixon claims that newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion are 'heading the queue' for the left-back, who has previously spent time with Everton and Bolton. The 22-year-old, who was born in Milton Keynes but has an American father, has earned seven caps to date for the Stars and Stripes and this season played 39 times for Wigan.
West Ham are also reportedly interested in the £10-million rated defender, who saw a shock move to AC Milan nixed in January due to heart rhythm irregularity.
17.38 BST: Leeds have been dealt a major blow in their hopes of signing loan star Ben White from Brighton.
The 22-year-old centre-back was one of the promotion side's top players this season but it looks as if it will be his last at Elland Road. That is because Brighton boss Graham Potter has squashed the idea of Brighton selling White on a permanent basis.
"He's our player, he's got a long contract with us," he said.
'I have known Ben for a while, I have been aware of him, wanted to try and sign him when we were at Swansea.
'I know about his qualities. He's a fantastic player. He's done brilliantly at Leeds and helped them get promotion - that's fantastic for them, fantastic for him - but he's our player and we're looking forward to working with him."
It sounds as if White will be back at the Amex Stadium next season competing for a spot in Brighton's first team.
17.00 BST: It's an international transfer, but Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka choosing Nigeria over England could be interesting.
16.35 BST: Clearly it's just one of those days where everything is about "the right price."
Now The Independent claims that "Borussia Dortmund are willing to let Jadon Sancho go to Manchester United," though qualification for the Champions League is key.
The report says: "Sancho's camp have been insistent that participation in Europe's premier competition is close to a deal-breaker, which is one reason the deal hasn't been done yet. "While United would be hopeful they could still get the player even in the event they finish fifth or fail to win the Europa League, it would still complicate negotiations."
Dortmund are reported to want £100m, while United will only pay £80m.
15.31 BST: Calciomercato says that Chelsea are now willing to let N'Golo Kante leave for "the right offer."
Kante, 29, is one of the world's best midfielders but the club seem to view him as expendable. Inter Milan are the ones most interested, with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in charge now and keen on adding the Frenchman.
14.55 BST: Barcelona want Manchester City defender Eric Garcia and are prepared to move for him this summer, says Diario Sport.
City are already struggling for central defenders so would seem unlikely to let the 19-year-old go given that he has just broken into the first XI, but the clubs are also in talks over a straight swap deal for full-backs Nelson Semedo and Joao Cancelo.
14.03 BST: Calciomercato reports that Manchester United are keen on signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Rabiot, 25, joined the Italian side last summer on a free transfer after falling out with PSG. He has impressed in Turin and United are monitoring the situation, though Newcastle and Everton are also looking at a move.
13.09 BST: Where does Dortmund new-boy Jude Bellingham rate when compared to his peers?
12.23 BST: Arsenal have released their new home kit for the 2020-21 season which pays homage to the Art Deco style which formed part of the club's identity some 80 years ago.
But most importantly, they paraded Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette up to the roof of the Emirates to model their latest wares, which suggests that both players could be staying this summer.
11.30 BST: Villarreal have announced that former Arsenal and PSG boss Unai Emery is their new manager.
Sources had told ESPN on Monday Emery would take over at Villarreal and he replaces Javier Calleja, who left after they finished fifth in table, missing out on a place in the Champions League.
Emery has been without a club since being sacked as Arsenal boss in November. He has signed a three-year-contract and will be presented as manager on Monday at 12.30 p.m. CET (6.30 a.m. ET).
Emery's first major post in management was at Villarreal's local rivals Valencia, where he moved to from Almeria in 2008.
11.11 BST: This is what you get when you spend €100m on a world-class player like Cristiano Ronaldo. Those days might be gone for a few years now...
10.27 BST: Atletico Madrid will make minimal changes to their squad this summer, Diario AS reports, with no money to spend on new signings and no major sales unless a club pays a player's release clause.
That has implications for Premier League interest in goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who has been linked to both Chelsea and Manchester United in recent days.
The Daily Mail claimed on Wednesday that Atletico would not let the 27-year-old, who is rated as one of the world's top keepers after an impressive six-year spell in La Liga, depart for less than his €120m buyout clause.
Oblak is reported to be open to the idea of a move to England at some point, although suggestions that the Slovenian is unsettled or unhappy in Madrid are wide of the mark.
Any significant transfer business Atletico do consider would involve swap deals, according to AS, with midfielder Thomas Lemar one possible departure.
09.49 BST: Borussia Dortmund are looking at plans to replace winger Jadon Sancho if they have to.
The Telegraph reports that Werder Bremen's Milot Rashica is their No.1 target if Sancho completes a move to Manchester United. Dortmund want £100m, while United are willing to pay £80m for the 20-year-old.
However Rashica has a release clause of €38m at Bremen, according to Sport Bild, which would see Dortmund make a nice profit and have some money to spare.
09.28 BST: Arsenal are preparing to make their first formal offer of a contract to striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The deal, which is set to be presented to the Gunner's club captain in the coming days, is reportedly worth £250,000-a-week. Aubameyang, 31, has been linked with interest from Barcelona.
According to the Telegraph, the Gabon international has formed a close relationship with Mikel Arteta, and he will want reassurances from the Arsenal board that they are willing to back the coach in the transfer market before committing to a new contract.
08.57 BST: New Bayern Munich signing Leroy Sane has urged David Alaba to stay at the club amid interest from Manchester City.
Germany winger Sane left City for Bayern this summer, and is due to be unveiled by the Bundesliga champions later today.
Speaking to SportBild ahead of his presentation, Sane said he hopes Austria defender Alaba remains at the Allianz Arena so they can play together on the left flank next season.
Sane said: "I really hope David stays! I would like to play with him. He is a good guy, a great footballer, and we like each other privately.
"David has proven that he is not only one of the world's best left-backs, but also exceptional in the centre."
08.32 BST: Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has backed Mexico international Raul Jimenez to move to Old Trafford.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers forward is close to completing a second impressive campaign in the Premier League, with 17 goals so far this campaign -- equalling his previous season's tally -- with one match remaining. With Wolves coming up just short in their bid for a top-four finish this season, Ferdinand believes Jimenez could be ready to move on.
"I think Wolves will do well to keep hold of him," Ferdinand told BT Sport. "I think he's a player with immense talent and I think his goal-scoring record over the last two years has been really good. Before that his record was a bit shady, but he has come to the Premier League and hit the ground running. He's been a breath of fresh air.
"As you can tell, he seems a great character around the place, and for a top club, I wouldn't be surprised if they are sniffing. "We've seen it in the media reports in the last few days that clubs are looking."
08.00 BST: Luka Modric has said that he'll stay at Real Madrid next season but admitted discussions with the club about extending his contract, which expires in a year's time, are yet to begin.
The midfielder, 34, played a key role in Madrid's title win this month, finding his best form in the second half of the campaign.
"The only sure thing is that I'll play for Madrid until June 2021," Modric told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti. "I haven't spoken [to the club] yet and there's no hurry. When the time comes, we'll meet and clarify our plans to see what we'll do. There's no stress. Right now the most important thing is the focus on Real Madrid and then on Euro 2020."
Modric said that he'd like to retire at the Bernabeu but is aware that the club will have the final decision.
"Who wouldn't [want to retire at Madrid]?" he said. "But it remains to be seen if the club want that. Real Madrid is my home, but Madrid decide what's best for the club. I know that midfielders don't often stay here until they're 35."
"If Madrid believe I'm no longer the right man, I'm ready for that," he added. "It wouldn't change my feelings for the club. But despite that I hope to break that 'rule'. I worked hard to come to Real, I've been through everything and I'm not going to give it up easily. I'll fight on the pitch to deserve to stay."
ESPN's Gab and Juls react to reports that Nigeria are trying to beat England to calling up Bukayo Saka.
PAPER TALK (by James Capps)
Saints to lure Lallana back to the south coast
Adam Lallana is just days away from leaving Liverpool after six years at Anfield, and The Express claims Southampton are making plans to bring the former Saint back to the club.
The 32-year-old made the £25 million move from the south coast to Merseyside in 2014 after notching up more than 250 appearances for the club, but after an injury-hit couple of seasons at Liverpool, the England international will leave Jurgen Klopp's side after their final game of the season against Newcastle United on Sunday.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl believes the Saints academy graduate is the perfect replacement for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is at the centre of a big-money transfer tussle between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, and is looking increasingly certain to leave St Mary's this summer.
There is plenty of interest in Lallana, however, with Leicester, Burnley and Brighton all rumoured to be keeping a close eye on developments.
Milan draw up summer wishlist
After news that Stefano Pioli has extended his contract as AC Milan manager, the Rossoneri are now set to accelerate their summer recruitment plans, according to Calciomercato.
A strong run of form has put Milan in the driving seat for a Europa League place, which will reportedly aid their attempts to lure Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali and Monaco winger Keita Balde to San Siro.
The 19-year-old Tonali has a long list of admirers after impressing in his debut season in the Italian top flight, and Milan are hoping that the player will choose them over other potential suitors because the Italy international is a lifelong fan of the seven-time European champions.
Balde, meanwhile, enjoyed a great relationship with Pioli during their time together at Lazio, and could now be tempted by a switch back to Italy to work with his former boss.
Bruce eyes shock Cherry pick
The Express claims Newcastle United will make a surprise move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson if the Cherries are relegated from the Premier League this weekend.
The mid-table Magpies have struggled for firepower all season, with £40m signing Joelinton netting just four goals in all competitions this season, and Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has identified 28-year-old Wilson as the man to fire his side into the top half of the Premier League next year.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, are preparing for raids from a number of clubs for their star players, with defender Nathan Ake being linked with a £35m move to Manchester City, while speculation also surrounds the futures of striker Josh King and winger Arnaut Danjuma.
King was the subject of interest from Manchester United in January, while 23-year-old Danjuma has long-term admirers in Italy.
- Marca claims a trio of French clubs are chasing the signature of Getafe full-back Damian Suarez. The Spanish publication believes the 32-year-old Uruguayan is attracting interest from Rennes, Lille and Marseille, who are all set to launch concrete enquiries in the coming days.
- Besiktas striker Burak Yilmaz is closing in on a move to Ligue 1 side Lille, according to reports at L'Equipe. The 35-year-old has had a hand in 20 goals in 25 Super Lig appearances this season, and has a year left on his contract in the Turkish capital.
- Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims Juventus are keeping tabs on young Pescara winger Gabriele Zappa. The 20-year-old is widely regarded as one of the hottest properties outside the Italian top flight, but Juve's interest could be scuppered by Serie A rivals Inter Milan, who hold a buyback option on the player.