LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea's Alonso, Azpilicueta set to follow Christensen to Barcelona

The summer transfer window is approaching, and there's plenty of gossip swirling about who's moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Alonso, Azpilicueta to Barca?

Already in advanced talks with Andreas Christensen, Barcelona are reportedly working on two more deals for Chelsea defenders.

AS is suggesting that Cesar Azpilicueta has agreed a move that would be worth a gross amount of €13m-per-season with bonuses and a signing on fee, as well as the option for another year.

The Spain international's contract at Stamford Bridge ends this season and he has been strongly linked with the Catalan giants.

Atletico Madrid had also been keen to bring in the Chelsea captain, who seemingly has his heart set on moving to Camp Nou.

Fabrizio Romano adds that Barcelona are waiting for Chelsea's ownership situation to be sorted out so they can begin talks regarding Marcos Alonso. The Spaniard's contract runs until 2023 and he is said to top the list of options for the Blaugrana at left-back, with two other unnamed candidates being considered.

Alonso reportedly wants to return to Spain and is open to the idea of joining Barca.

While it he not included in Romano's tweet, another left-back Barcelona have been heavily linked with ahead of the summer transfer window is Valencia's Jose Gaya.

Chelsea are also set to lose Antonio Rudiger, who is likely to sign for Real Madrid when his contract ends this summer.

A consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly and backed by Clearlake Capital has won the bid to acquire Premier League club Chelsea, it was announced on Friday.

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21.32 BST: The Mail reports that Aston Villa "have held further talks over a move for Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara." The 22-year-old France youth international is a free agent this summer, and is widely expected to leave the cash-strapped Ligue 1 side, although there will be no shortage of competition for his signature. Villa are also said to be interested in Geoffrey Kondogbia of Atletico Madrid, Brighton & Hove Albion's Yves Bissouma and Leeds United anchorman Kalvin Phillips.

20.39 BST: Bayern Munich are preparing an offer including a transfer fee of between €18m and €20m for RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 24-year-old Austria international has just a year remaining on his contract, which will help to keep that fee relatively low, although competition from "top" Premier League clubs could change that should they act on their interest.

19.46 BST: Prior to his latest injury, Caden Clark had made just three substitute appearances on loan with the New York Red Bulls, and Once a Metro writes that will have to change if RB Leipzig are to allow the 18-year-old attacker to remain with the MLS club. New York has an option to extend the short-term arrangement, but both the Minnesotan and the Red Bull hierarchy are exploring alternative loan destinations should Clark not see more playing time.

18.53 BST: AS reports that Juventus want a new midfielder, and with Thomas Partey reportedly on the outs at Arsenal, are hoping to offer Arthur in part exchange to lower the Gunners' requirement for a transfer fee of €35m. Thomas moved to north London in 2020 for a €50m fee, but has yet to replicate his Atletico Madrid form and hasn't feature for Arsenal in more than a month.

18.00 BST: With Sergio Reguilon hampered by injuries and Ryan Sessegnon proving inconsistent, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to reinforce the left wing-back position, according to the Mail, and have identified their preferred signing in Joakim Maehle of Atalanta. The 24-year-old shone in last summer's Euros with Denmark, and Spurs are now hopeful of another successful recruitment drive in Italy having poached Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus in January.

17.07 BST: Barcelona remain confident that Gavi will sign a new contract with the club.

The 17-year-old is about to move into the final year of his deal, and Barca are desperate to tie him to an extension with a massive release clause.

The longer the wait goes on, the bigger the danger that the exciting Spain international could move on. But the club are not worried.

"Gavi wants to stay," sporting Director Mateu Alemany told Sport. "We've been talking for a long time and the two parties have the same idea, that he will be a Barcelona a player for many years."

16.21 BST: Marca reckons that Real Madrid have cooled their interest in AS Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni.

Along with PSG's Kylian Mbappe, Tchouameni seems to have been linked with a move to the Bernabeu continually for the past year. It was thought that Los Blancos would battle with Liverpool for his signature, but that may not be the case.

The story stays that Madrid no longer consider strengthening the midfield to be a priority, and they do not plan to move for the 22-year-old this year.

Signing Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, and Mbappe, remain key for the Spanish champions -- and that could let another club in to sign Tchouameni.

15.35 BST: Estadio Deportivo reports that Napoli are interested in signing Granada goalkeeper Luis Maximiano.

The 23-year-old has had a superb season for a team battling against relegation from LaLiga, and he could earn a big summer move.

The report says that the former Portugal under-21 international has a release clause of €25m, but Napoli might be able to sign him for a transfer fee of €17m.

14.51 BST: Allan Saint-Maximin has told Goal that be expects to be at Newcastle United next season.

Saint-Maximin, 25, is a cult hero on Tyneside and the fans are hoping he will be a central part of the Saudi-backed new era at St James' Park.

"To be honest, right now I don't see myself leaving Newcastle," the forward said. "After that, there are a lot of things that can change. Several big clubs approached me for a future transfer.

"These are clubs that did not come for me when I was in Nice. Newcastle came at a very important time in my career. They gave me a lot of confidence. I am a very grateful person.

"That's why, moreover, even at times when it could be very complicated for the club, like last season, I decided not to leave so that I had the chance. I feel good here."

14.07 BST: Liverpool are hoping to agree a contract extension with Joe Gomez, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Gomez, 24, has two years left on his deal at Anfield but has found game time difficult to come by this season. He has fallen behind Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate since returning from a long-term knee injury last summer, making only 10 starts in all competitions.

It's led to speculation that the England international could move on in the summer, but Liverpool want him to extend his stay.

The centre-back has been linked with a move to Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa, and he may feel first-team football is a better option than staying as back-up under Jurgen Klopp.

13.20 BST: Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah says he will make a decision on his future very soon.

Nketiah, 22, has finally found a regular place in Mikel Arteta's starting XI, but he is out of contract next month. He will not be able to move to another Premier League club on a free transfer due to his age, as the Gunners will be due compensation.

The striker hadn't started a Premier League game for a year before the match at Southampton last month, so it is far from certain he would now do a U-turn and sign a new contract at the Emirates.

"My future is going to be sorted out in the near future," he told Sky Sports. "I can put that to one side as we've only got four games left. I can give my all to the team and help us achieve our goals. Then I'll sit down and see what's best.

"Wherever I am next season, as long as I'm happy and playing football, that'll be great."

12.32 BST: Brentford manager Thomas Frank hopes Christian Eriksen will decide to extend his stay at the club.

Eriksen, 30, has been a revelation for the Bees after signing a short-term contract to the end of the season, relaunching his career after suffering a cardiac arrest with Denmark at Euro 2020.

The midfielder will have his pick of clubs in the summer as a free agent, including a possible return to former club Tottenham Hotspur, but Frank has not given up hope he will sign a new contract.

Asked about a new contract in the summer, Frank said: "Can I do it before?

"He is very happy here, he's loved. He enjoys his football, and hopefully we take a positive decision for us at the end of the season."

11.50 BST: Football Insider reports that Tottenham Hotspur are confident of striking a cut-price deal for Villarreal defender Pau Torres.

Torres, 25, has a £55m release clause in his contract at the Spanish club, but Spurs believe they can negotiate a transfer fee in the region of £45m

The centre-back, who was part of Spain's squad for the Euro 2020 finals, has been linked with a number of clubs over the past year.

He has two years remaining on his contract, meaning Villarreal will probably have to allow him to move on this summer.

11.04 BST: Arsenal closing in on a £40m deal for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, reports the Sun on Sunday.

Tielemans, 25, is about to move into the final year of his contract and has rejected offers to extend. That means Leicester will have to allow the player to move on this summer if they are to get any kind of transfer value.

However, the Belgium international wants to play in the Champions League, so Mikel Arteta needs to ensure a top-four finish to sign the midfielder. Real Madrid are also said to be monitoring the situation.

10.23 BST: The Sunday Mirror reports that Cristiano Ronaldo has held talks with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson over his future at Manchester United.

Ronaldo, 37, still has another year on his contract at Old Trafford though there was speculation he could leave the club this summer. However, it is now expected he will be part of new boss Erik ten Hag's plans next season.

The paper says that Ronaldo had "a series of private meetings" and "enjoyed regular chats over cups of tea" with the coach who helped shape his whole career, after bringing him to Manchester from Sporting CP in 2003.

Ronaldo has scored 24 goals in a hugely disappointing season for United, who are guaranteed to miss out on the Champions League after being thrashed 4-0 at Brighton on Saturday evening.

09.41 BST: Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has told BBC West Yorkshire Sport that he is ignoring speculation over his future to concentrate on keeping the club in the Premier League -- but didn't rule out a summer transfer.

Phillips, 26, will be in huge demand in the summer even if Leeds retain their top-flight status, with only one year remaining on his contract. He has been strongly linked with a move to arch rivals Manchester United.

"I've made my intentions clear that I want to be at Leeds and I'll focus on that until my contract ends," Phillips said. "It's always been something that I'm not really worried about. It's always been something I've been confident in.

"There's always going to be noise when you're an England international and you're playing for one of the biggest teams in the country. Until the end of the season, I'll be happy at Leeds and I always will be."

Leeds are two points above Everton in the final relegation place, but the Toffees have a game in hand.

09.00 BST: The agent of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez says the player is happy at the club and is not looking to leave.

Lautaro, 24, has been linked with a move to Arsenal for several months, and speculation has suggested that the Gunners will step up their interest in the summer.

But his representative, Alejandro Camano, told Radio Colonia they are in no rush to find the Argentina international a new club.

"We are not depending on a transfer, he is at Inter, he is happy, the city is wonderful," Camano said. "Sometimes the press publishes things about a transfer but Lautaro is thinking about Inter, giving the people of Inter joy, becoming champions and working for the World Cup."

However, Gazzetta dello Sport says that Inter cannot offer any guarantees that they would not be open to a transfer if a suitable fee is offered.

Lautaro scored 17 Serie A goals last season as Inter won the Scudetto, and has already plundered another 19 as the Nerazzurri attempt to hold off AC Milan and defend their title.


- Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic will join Juventus as a free agent when his contract ends in June, according to the Star on Sunday. This comes after a mutual agreement to end his Red Devils contract a year early, which saw the Serbian surrender 12 months' wages worth £6.25 million. That said, he will now receive a £10m signing on bonus as well as £90,000-per-week in wages when he joins the Serie A outfit.

- Borussia Dortmund are willing to let Youssoufa Moukoko leave in the summer transfer window with a clause that they can sign him back, reports Sport Bild. The 17-year-old has struggled for minutes this season and has a contract that ends in 2023.

- West Ham United are leading the race to sign Blackburn Rovers forward Ben Brereton Diaz but will face competition from Sevilla, claims the The Sun, which adds that the Chile international is worth £15m. It is also suggested that the Hammers are interested in Hull City's Keane Lewis-Potter and Burnley's James Tarkowski.

- Calciomercato have reported that Inter Milan are looking for young a European midfielder to act as back-up for Marcelo Brozovic and offered a list of the names they are considering. This is made up of Nice's Khephren Thuram, Empoli's Kristjan Asllani, Lecce's Morten Hjulmand and Bologna's Jerdy Schouten.

- Tottenham Hotspur are set to sign West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after Manchester United pulled out of the race, according to the Sunday Mirror. The Red Devils already have David De Gea and Dean Henderson between the sticks, so Johnstone will move to Spurs where he will act as back-up and competition for No. 1 Hugo Lloris.