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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: Real Madrid offer €80m for Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz is one of the hottest properties in European football at the moment, and on Friday was linked with a possible move to the Premier League.

But now German publication Bild says that Real Madrid have stolen a march on other suitors by offering €80 million to take him to the Bernabeu -- but they would allow him to remain at Leverkusen for another season while they reshape their squad.

Zinedine Zidane will have 37 players on his books at the start of next season, and will a deflated transfer market it may take some time to move on the excess baggage. But Madrid want to make sure they have a ready-made star to come in ahead of the 2021-22 season, and that man is reported to be Havertz.

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22.34 BST: AC Milan are waiting on the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mundo Deportivo cites Corriere dello Sport as reporting, and should the 38-year-old striker leave the Rossoneri for a second time, the San Siro club will look to recruit 22-year-old Luka Jovic, who's endured a torrid first season with Real Madrid.

21.29 BST: Le10 Sport reports that Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is keen to bring Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves to London to supplement his Spurs midfield.

20.22 BST: Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as frontrunners for 21-year-old Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, but according to Corriere dello Sport, Juventus are preparing to offer to take the France international on a two-year loan with an obligation to purchase at a set price as the values continue to fall in the post-coronavirus transfer market.

19.15 BST: Strapped for cash, Roma are waiting for RB Leipzig to sell Timo Werner to Chelsea for €60m, Gazzetta dello Sport reports, so the Bundesliga club can then trigger the €29m release clause for Patrik Schick, who's enjoyed a strong season on loan at the Red Bull Arena.

18.08 BST: Paris Saint-Germain have submitted a €60m bid for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Le10 Sport. However, the report states that the Rome-based club is demanding at least €80m for the 25-year-old Serbia international, and that PSG are refusing to negotiate from their initial offer.

17.01 BST: With Mario Balotelli discarded by Brescia, could the striker make an impact in MLS? Herc Gomez believes MLS needs Mario Balotelli as he offers an aura similar to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


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Herc Gomez believes MLS needs Mario Balotelli as he offers an aura similar to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

16.22 BST: When a club gets taken over by a new owner, they want to make an immediate statement of intent to their rivals. Sometimes that can be hiring a different manager, but more often than not it means splashing some cash on a star player. From Santi Cazorla to Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, here's 10 of those signings from recent history, for better or worse.

15.46 BST: Ansu Fati has been one of the breakthrough stars of the season for Barcelona, and now Diario Sport claims that the club have turned down a €100m bid for the player. No club is named, but Barca and keen to hold on to the 17-year-old with his contract sealed through to 2023.

15.07 BST: Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers are reported to be at the front of the queue to sign Daniele Rugani from Juventus. The centre-back has failed to break into the Juve team and is looking for a way out. Tuttosport says that a move to England is his preferred option.

14.24 BST: Javi Martinez is eyeing up a return to Athletic Bilbao from Bayern Munich when his contract expires at the end of next season. The 31-year-old spent six years with Athletic before moving to the Bundesliga when Bayern paid his €40m buyout clause. He is also open to finishing his career in MLS or the A-League.

"My contract ends in 2021, and I will sit down with the club and talk, but anything is possible," he said. "I do not rule out anything, including playing in Australia, the US or returning to Spain.

"I had six incredible years in Bilbao, and the option is definitely there."

13.43 BST: Brescia have served written notice to unilaterally terminate Mario Balotelli's contract, according to multiple reports in Italy.

The striker has missed several training sessions with Brescia since the lockdown restrictions were eased in Italy.

According to Corriere di Brescia, Balotelli presented a medical note to the club on Wednesday excusing him from training for the next six days as he was suffering from stomach flu, which was the final straw for Brescia owner Massimo Cellino.

13.00 BST: Timo Werner and Liverpool seemed such an obvious fit. He is a quick, mobile striker capable of dropping straight into Jurgen Klopp's system at Anfield and a player, with a reported £49m release clause at RB Leipzig, who would also mirror the club's policy of finding value in an inflated market.

The Germany international is admired by Klopp, and Werner hasn't been shy in praising the Liverpool manager and his team in recent months -- with several public comments from the 24-year-old highlighting the positive qualities of Klopp and the side. But barring a very late bid by Liverpool to reenter the race and hijack Chelsea's move for Werner, one of the most sought-after talents in European football will be plying his trade at Stamford Bridge next season rather than at Anfield.

Mark Ogden analyses the move and what it means for Liverpool.

12.12 BST: La Stampa in Italy is reporting that Juventus have agreed a €32m fee with Hellas Verona for defender Marash Kumbulla. He had been linked with a host of Europe's biggest clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Internazionale, Napoli, Lazio and Manchester United. The 20-year-old was born in Italy but is a full Albania international.

11.36 BST: Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has expressed his desire to end his career at Real Madrid. Kroos signed a contract extension with Madrid last year and is tied to the Spanish giants until June 2023.

"In the world of football three years is a very long time and my aim is to honour the contract," Kroos told GQ's German edition. "By then I will be 33 and [have] all the options: to continue here, do something else or end my career. Of course, my wish is to end my career here at Real."

Kroos is in his sixth season at the Bernabeu. A 2004 World Cup winner, Kroos has won one La Liga title and three Champions League crowns since arriving to Madrid in the summer of 2014 from Bayern Munich.

10.53 BST: FC Porto have tied promising youngster Tomas Esteves to a new contract to ward off interests from other clubs. The 18-year-old right-back, whose had one year left on his deal, has signed a contract until June 2024.

Esteves was a regular in Porto's team that won the UEFA Youth League in April 2019 and months later, become the youngest player at age 17 to represent Portugal's under-21 squad. Manchester City are among the reported clubs that have been monitoring Esteves' progress. Esteves is expected to play for Porto's first team next season, with coach Sergio Conceicao an admirer of the young player.

10.17 BST: Manchester United's Marcos Rojo has denied reports that his loan deal with Estudiantes La Plata may not be extended because of improper conduct during the coronavirus lockdown.Rojo was filmed this week breaching rules in La Plata to go and play padel.

"I haven't had a call from anyone at the club," Rojo posted on Instagram. "It's incredible how they invent so many stupid things. If I'm leaving Estudiantes, it is not for this and I came here because I wanted and made it possible because United didn't want to let me go and from here, it was impossible to do anything. It's a pity that everyone believes what people say."

Rojo, 30, was already in hot water when images of him playing poker and smoking with friends were posted on social media by his brother Franco last month.

United loaned Rojo to Estudiantes until the remainder of the season but injuries and the coronavirus pandemic limited the Argentina centre-back to just one league appearance.

09.30 BST: Adam Lallana will become a free agent at the end of the season, and won't be remaining at Liverpool. The Daily Mirror says that the England international is likely to be reunited with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City.

PAPER ROUND: Inter set €80m price for Skriniar amid PSG interest

Paris Saint-Germain were hoping to land Milan Skriniar from Internazionale to replace Thiago Silva, but Tuttosport believes it will take €80m to prise him away from the San Siro.

That price tag could be enough to put off would-be suitors, and leave Antonio Conte to build his side around the Slovakia international next season.

Skirniar has been coveted by a number of clubs across Europe thanks to his solidity in the last three seasons. There are believed to be a number of Premier League clubs also interested as well as PSG, but Inter will do whatever they can to keep the dominant defender.

The pricetag is a lot of money in a climate in which clubs are looking to reduce their spending as a result of the financial uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus, and Inter hope the figure will see Skriniar start the 2020-21 season as a mainstay of their defence.

PSG youngster to stay despite Leipzig, Milan feelers

While PSG may lose out on Skirniar, their young defender Tanguy Kouassi -- targeted by RB Leipzig and AC Milan -- could be set to stay in the French capital.

The youngster turns 18 this weekend, and according to Le Parisien, is keen to celebrate by signing his first professional contract in with the Ligue 1 champions. Kouassi's youth contract comes to an end on June 30 and he's been linked to a number of European clubs, but it would appear he's keen to sit down with PSG sporting director Leonardo to discuss his future.

French regulations state he would be eligible for a three-year deal, so he could still decide to move on if he wants a longer contract.

Kouassi has played 13 games this season and scored three goals.

Milik to swap Napoli for Juve

Napoli's Polish star Arkadiusz Milik could be on his way to Juventus, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian newspaper reports that Milik is set to refuse a new contract offer by Napoli chief Aurelio de Laurentelis. Milik's current contract runs until 2021 and De Laurentelis is keen to extend the 26-year-old striker's stay in Naples.

However, the Juventus rumours appear to be getting stronger. Milik has been linked with a number of clubs in 2020 including north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but it's reported he would rather stay in Italy.

Napoli has slapped a €45m price tag on Milik's head earlier this year, but the club could now be willing to accept a lower offer as player values continue to tumble.


- Borussia Dortmund are keen to keep right-back Achraf Hakimi, but the Morocco international seems set on trying to impress at parent club Real Madrid instead, according to Le10Sport. Hakimi has impressed during his two-year stay in Germany and now Zinedine Zidane is said to be counting on the 21-year-old right-back. If that's the case, Hakimi could be set to disappoint not only Dortmund, but also PSG and Chelsea.

- After having already signed Mauro Icardi, Inter bosses are now trying to lure Sandro Tonali from Brescia. Inter chiefs been interested in signing Tonali since last January and while Juventus have also expressed their interest, Calciomercato believe a deal has been in place for sometime that will see Sonali move to the Italy's fashion capital this summer. Tonali tops Antonio Conte's wanted list and the Inter boss could just be about to land his target.