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The January transfer window may 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: Ronaldo return could have knock-on effect for Real

Following the revelation that Cristiano Ronaldo could move back to Real Madrid from Juventus, AS has suggested what this could mean for the rest of Real Madrid's transfer policy.

Ronaldo will bring the goal threat they feel has been missing since the Portuguese star's departure, meaning they are more relaxed about moves for Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, of Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund, respectively.

They reportedly are willing to wait until 2022 to sign the pair, as Mbappe's contract would be completed and he could sign for free, while they would be able to trigger Haaland's €75 million release clause at that time.

This leaves Los Blancos to focus on 18-year-old Stade Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga in the upcoming summer transfer window, with the midfield seen as another key area for strengthening.

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21.37 GMT: The exodus of prodigious graduates of Paris Saint-Germain's academy continues, with Le Parisien reporting that 17-year-old centre-back Soumaila Coulibaly will join Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer in the summer.

20.30 GMT: The Sun has broken down Manchester United's transfer plans this summer: there's a need for a new centre-forward, and 20-year-old Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund tops their wish list; a new midfielder is desired, with 22-year-old England international Declan Rice of West Ham United identified as a prime option; and the club would like to bolster their defence with the addition of a new centre-back and right-back.

Of course, there will need to be some outgoings to make all these additions fit. Thirty-four-year-old striker Edinson Cavani won't have his option picked up for next season, amid rumours of a move to Boca Juniors in Argentina, and the Red Devils could consider offers for Anthony Martial, with the 25-year-old struggling to live up to the hype of his move from AS Monaco in 2015. Nemanja Matic is "likely to be allowed to leave," as the 32-year-old could make way for a more energetic replacement. And United will reportedly seek to find a suitor for David De Gea as the club looks to entrust the No. 1 job to Dean Henderson and are loathe to pay De Gea's massive wages while he sits on the bench.

19.23 GMT: Juventus director Fabio Paratici said Cristiano Ronaldo represents the "future" of the club following rumours of a return to Real Madrid. Read the full story.

18.16 GMT: Saul Niguez has been with Atletico Madrid since 2008, but according to AS, the 26-year-old midfielder is ready to move on in light of the progression of Marcos Llorente and Thomas Lemar affecting his minutes. The report states that the Spain international has a €150m buyout clause but that Los Rojiblancos would be willing to accept an amount between €35m and €50m, with Bayern Munich said to have lodged a bid.

17.09 GMT: Ilaix Moriba's father has told Diario Sport the talented midfielder is likely to extend his contract with Barcelona.

Ilaix, 18, has broken into the first team at Camp Nou since the turn of the year, scoring his first goal for the club in last weekend's 2-0 win over Osasuna. However, with his deal expiring in 2022, the Catalan club are keen to tie him down to an extension to avoid losing him for free.

But the player's father, Mamady, says the club don't need to worry because the family are very happy where they are thanks to the faith shown in Ilaix by coach Ronald Koeman.

"With this dynamic, thanks to Koeman, I am 100% thinking of Barca," he said. "Why leave? At that age, taking the risk of going to another team when you have a coach that takes a chance on a kid from La Masia in a tough game like the Sevilla one... You have to appreciate that. Hardly anyone does it."

Ilaix drew interest from Manchester City before signing his latest contract with Barca in 2019. He is currently represented by the Stellar Group, but reports suggest he will leave them in the coming weeks and leave his future in his dad's hands.

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16.15 GMT: David Alaba's Premier League suitors, Chelsea and Manchester City, have the upper hand in their bids to sign him as Barcelona and Real Madrid will both struggle to afford his salary, the Star on Sunday reports.

Alaba is out of contract at Bayern Munich at the end of the season, meaning he is now able to negotiate with other clubs and agree a deal as a free agent this summer.

The versatile defender, 28, will be one of the Europe's most in-demand players, but the Star reports that his wage demands of around £400,000 a week will be too much for the two Spanish giants, who are both in financial difficulties.

15.22 GMT: Liverpool are open to offers for striker Divock Origi this summer as they look to raise funds for new signings, the Mail on Sunday reports.

Only club captain Jordan Henderson has been at Anfield longer than Origi. However, the Belgium international has never held down a first-team place for the Reds, and has started just 34 Premier League games for the club since signing for them as a teenager in 2014.

Origi, who turns 26 next month, signed a five-year contract a few weeks after scoring in Liverpool's 2019 Champions League final victory over Tottenham Hotspur, but he will now be made available for transfer just two years into that deal.

14.29 GMT: Philippe Coutinho's future is one of the big issues new Barcelona president Joan Laporta must sort out, according to Diario Sport.

Coutinho returned to Barca at the start of the season and was promised a key role under new coach Ronald Koeman. However, after starting the campaign well, injuries have disrupted his form. He hasn't played since December due to a meniscus problem.

Sport say Barca would be willing to move Coutinho on for €50m this summer -- which is the amount they still have outstanding on his €160m transfer fee -- but point out it will be difficult to find a buyer.

Not only will clubs be reluctant to pay so much, but Coutinho's also on a massive salary at Camp Nou which other sides will find difficult to match.

Coutinho, 28, is one of the players the Blaugrana hope to sell this summer to fund a move for a new striker, with reports suggesting Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland is their top target (see 10.49 GMT).

13.33 GMT: Chelsea defender Malang Sarr is confident that he will be competing for a first-team place at Stamford Bridge next season when he returns from his loan spell at Porto.

Sarr, 22, joined Chelsea as a free agent last summer on a five-year contract after his deal at French club Nice expired, but in October he went to Porto on loan for the remainder of the season without making an appearance in English football.

The French defender has made 19 appearances for Porto, most recently as a substitute in the dramatic second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 triumph over Juventus.

He told L'Equipe: "I was training with Chelsea before I got loaned. The loan was part of the plan. I had to be honest with myself, my season ended in March and I wasn't going to be successful right away with Chelsea.

"It was the perfect solution because I wanted to do a season at a top club like Porto, to be good and then later take a place at Chelsea."

12.38 GMT: Manchester United are set to open talks with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over a new £9m-a-year contract, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Solskjaer signed a deal that runs until 2022 when his caretaker spell in charge at Old Trafford was made full-time in March 2019. The former United striker had had plenty of ups and downs since then, but ahead of Sunday's games he has them second in the Premier League table and in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.

Earlier this month, Solskjaer received a big endorsement from the club's executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, who said: "The progress made by Ole and the players this season is clear. While we are pleased about this season's on-pitch progress and the strength of our current squad, we are equally bullish on our long-term prospects."

11.56 GMT: FC Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi has ambitions of following in the footsteps of Erling Haaland and Sadio Mane by becoming the latest talent to leave the Austrian club for one of Europe's top sides.

Adeyemi, 19, is enjoying a breakout season at the club he joined as a 16-year-old in a €3.35m transfer, scoring three goals in 23 appearances including a strike in the Champions League win at Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Germany youth international, who was born in Munich and was on the books at Bayern for two years as a youngster, told Bild that he envisions his career taking him back to his homeland or to the Premier League.

He said: "I want to achieve great things, whether in the Bundesliga, in England or wherever, but I don't commit myself."

10.49 GMT: Barcelona will battle for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland despite the club's financial problems, according to Mundo Deportivo.

New president Joan Laporta is aware Ronald Koeman's side need a new No.9 following last summer's departure of Luis Suarez and Haaland is the top target.

However, the competition for the Norway international will be tough, with the report claiming Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also interested.

Dortmund have said they don't want to sell but there's uncertainty regarding whether a €75 million release clause kicks in this summer or next, per Mundo Deportivo.

Barca's gross debt has risen to nearly €1.2 billion but the club hope to generate money to sign a striker ahead of next season by selling a number of players.

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09.51 GMT: Manchester United are looking at Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope as a potential replacement for David De Gea, according to the Star on Sunday.

The Red Devils are willing to let Spain international De Gea leave, while Dean Henderson is seen as too inexperienced to be the No. 1 at Old Trafford.

Burnley were reportedly unwilling to let Pope go last summer for anything less than a £50m transfer fee, but it will likely take more than that to sign the 28-year-old in the next window.

09.00 GMT: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said "we are going to decide the best for both sides" when it comes to Sergio Aguero's future at the club.

Aguero, 32, scored his first league goal in 14 months -- a barren run mitigated by various factors, not least a global pandemic -- netting City's third goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over Fulham.

The Argentina international is out of contract in the summer, and Guardiola said after the he wants to do right by the club's all-time record goal scorer, who netted the historic stoppage-time winner against Queens Park Rangers in May 2012 to seal their first league title in 44 years.

"Sergio is maybe the legend," Guardiola said. "Sometimes when I review the goal that won the Premier League for [Roberto] Mancini [in 2012], it is something special. He is a lovely person and what he has done ... we are going to decide the best for both sides."

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PAPER TALK (by Danny Lewis)

PSG looking at Pogba

PSG are considering a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, reports Foot Mercato.

The club's sporting director, Leonardo, hinted that the Parisians needed more height in midfield -- something the 27-year-old definitely provides, standing at 6-foot-3.

The report says that there has been recent contact between Pogba and PSG, with the Frenchman open to a move.

Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gueye might be dealt by the French giants to make room for Pogba in a midfield that already has a lot of competition.

Bayern want Valverde

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde, as has been reported by Marca.

The Uruguayan was targeted by Bayern when they dealt Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool, but they were knocked back by the Spanish giants when they made an approach.

While the Bavarians have not given up on the 22-year-old, he is seen as someone Los Blancos simply can't allow to leave.

They may be tested, though, as it is suggested that Bayern aren't the only ones aiming to bring in Valverde.


- Paulo Dybala leaving Juventus is a real possibility due to their financial situation, and Calciomercato is reporting that the Argentine might be used as part of a swap deal. The first player he could be traded for is PSG striker and Dybala contryman Mauro Icardi, who has been linked to Juventus plenty of times in the past. The second is Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann, who has not made the same impact in Catalonia as he did while at Atletico Madrid.

- Tottenham Hotspur are showing an interest in signing Southampton centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, reports The Daily Mirror. Jose Mourinho has made signing a centre-back a priority, and the Dane is among the names on their list, meaning he could follow former teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to north London. The 28-year-old will only have one year on his Southampton contract when the summer comes, meaning Spurs may be able to get him on a cut-price deal.