oal 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
MOU WANTS MORATA IN DE GEA SWAP
Manchester United will look to include Alvaro Morata in a potential deal should Real Madrid come back in for David de Gea in the close-season, Marca reports.
AC Milan have emerged as the most likely club to sign Morata, but United would be willing to cut their asking price for De Gea from €75 million to €25m if Morata were to move from the Spanish capital to Old Trafford.
MADRID EYE BONUCCI MOVE
Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, according to Don Balon .
Los Blancos are keen to bolster their defence ahead of next season with Pepe set to leave the club on a free transfer this summer.
They are likely to face competition for the Bonucci’s signature, however, with Manchester City also keen on the Italy international.
ARSENAL MAKE HUGE ALEXIS OFFER
Arsenal have offered Alexis Sanchez a new contract worth £270,000 a week amid interest from Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Mail .
The proposal is still short of the £300,000 package Alexis wants but is said to feature incentives which are likely to bring his weekly earnings close to that total.
AUBAMEYANG ASKS TO LEAVE
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has asked to leave Borussia Dortmund, according to Bild .
Although Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Tianjin Quanjian are interested in the striker, he has not made a decision on his next club. However, Dortmund will not accept less than €80 million for him.
The German side have already chosen their main candidate to succeed him in Patrik Schick of Sampdoria.
ROONEY SET FOR CSL MOVE
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set for a lucrative move to the Chinese Premier League this summer, according to the Daily Mirror .
The England international has regularly been linked with the Far East in recent months is now said to have decided to cash in and end his time in the Premier League.
MONACO ENTER BATSHUAYI RACE
Monaco have joined West Ham in expressing an interest in Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the Sun .
The Belgian scored the goal that won the Blues the title against West Brom but could be set for a swift exit from Stamford Bridge after struggling for minutes under Antonio Conte.
NEWCASTLE TO BID £39M ON CARVALHO
Newcastle United are plotting a £39 million bid for Sporting midfielder William Carvalho, according to various Portuguese outlets including O Jogo and Record .
Rafa Benitez reportedly tracked Carvalho closely when he was Real Madrid boss and is keen to bring him to the newly-promoted Premier League club.
Sporting are demanding £39m as that’s his release clause, but their president did admit this week that he’d be willing to sell players for less than their contract clauses to raise funds this summer.
BARCA TARGET HERRERA
Barcelona are targeting a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, according to Sport .
Incoming Barca boss Ernesto Valverde worked with Herrera at Athletic Bilbao and is keen to add some steel to his new side’s midfield.
Herrera has just one year left on his current contract at Old Trafford, and the Blaugrana are hopeful they can convince him not to sign a new deal.
ARSENAL EYE HAZARD
Arsenal are eyeing a move for Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard, according to Jeunes Footeux .
The Belgium international, who is the brother of Chelsea’s Eden, has come to the attention of Arsene Wenger following some impressive performances.
But the Gunners are likely to face competition from Everton, with the player valued at around €18 million.
EVERTON PLACE £50M PRICE TAG ON BARKLEY
Everton have placed a £50 million asking price on Ross Barkley, after begrudgingly accepting that they will not be able to keep the England international, according to the Daily Mirror .
The club have repeatedly attempted to extend Barkley’s contract but an impasse has been reached, and the Toffees have subsequently placed a valuation on the player.
Both Tottenham and Manchester United are interested in signing the 23-year-old, but the fee may prove a stumbling block, with Barkley considering seeing out the final year of his deal before moving on a Bosman next summer.
JUVENTUS ENTER RENATO SANCHES RACE
Juventus are ready to hijack Manchester United’s bid to sign Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich, report The Sun .
The young midfielder made just six starts this season and United are ready to launch another charm offensive as they bid to land the player they missed out on last summer.
Juventus, however, are also interested in securing his signature, and are ready to spend big as they look to become one of the most dominant forces in Europe.
SPURS & MAN UTD EYE COSTA
Tottenham and Manchester United are both interested in signing Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich, according to La Stampa via Calciomercato .
Juventus have opened the bidding for the winger, offering €25 million, but both Spurs and United are also monitoring developments and could yet rival the Old Lady for Costa’s signature.
MAN UTD CLOSE IN ON GRIEZMANN
Manchester United are close to signing Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid for £86 million, according to Metro .
United qualified for the Champions League on Thursday, as they defeated Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League final, and Griezmann now wants his future resolved in the next three weeks, with United poised.
AC MILAN LEAD MORATA CHASE
AC Milan have emerged as the front runners to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, Marca reports.
The Spanish striker has not made the impact he hoped for upon his return to the Spanish capital from Juventus and has been linked with a move to the Premier League. However, a return to Italy could develop, with new Milan owner Li Yonghong interested in him. It will take €60 million to convince Madrid to sell the striker, but the ambitious Serie A side are ready to invest in their squad for next season.
BAYERN WON’T MATCH ALEXIS’ WAGE
Bayern Munich are ready to pull out of the race to sign Alexis Sanchez as the Arsenal attacker’s wages are too high for them, Bild reports.
The German giants were willing to offer a maximum of €16 million per season to the Chile star, but he already earns €20m at the Emirates Stadium.
CITY CONFIDENT OF ALEXIS & WALKER
Manchester City’s players believe Alexis Sanchez and Kyle Walker will be joining them next season for a combined £100 million, according to the Daily Mirror .
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also in the running but City are said to hold a growing belief that the Chilean wants to stay in the Premier League.
RASHFORD TO NET PAY RISE
Marcus Rashford will net another £10,000 pay rise to his Manchester United contract this summer, according to the Sun .
The young striker signed a new deal last year which sees him bag incremental increases to his wages throughout its four-year term.
BAYERN AHEAD IN ALEXIS RACE
Alexis Sanchez’s agent is in talks with Bayern Munich after the German champions agreed to meet both the player and Arsenal’s financial demands, according El Mercurio .
Bayern are prepared to pay $65 million (£50m) to sign the Chilean and hand him a $14.5m-a-year (£11.2m) contract but Manchester City also remain interested.
CONTE FIGHTING TO KEEP COSTA
Antonio Conte is pleading with the Chelsea board to offer Diego Costa a deal that persuades him to stay at Stamford Bridge, according to the Sun .
It has been widely assumed that the FA Cup final will be the Spaniard’s final game for the Blues amid rumours of interest from Atletico Madrid and a lucrative offer from China but the Italian is said to see Costa as irreplaceable.
CHELSEA KEEN ON LANZINI
Chelsea are targeting West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini as a potential replacement for Cesc Fabregas, according to the Sun .
The Spaniard has been linked with AC Milan and Blues technical director Michael Emenalo is said to see Lanzini as a perfect successor, with the report claiming he believes the Argentine can be as good as Luka Modric.