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: Madrid turn to Tchouameni after Mbappe snub
Following the confirmation that Kylian Mbappe will be staying at Paris Saint-Germain this summer, Real Madrid are now recalibrating their transfer plans and prioritising the capture of players in key positions rather than rushing back into the striker market.
Striker Mbappe had been Madrid's main priority for months -- so much so that Madrid pulled out of the race to sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland before he agreed a €60 million move to Manchester City -- and Mbappe had been the subject of intense speculation with his contract set to expire in the summer.
However, Saturday's news that Mbappe has signed a new three-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions -- much to the chagrin of LaLiga -- means that Madrid are adjusting their plans accordingly.
Tchouameni, 22, has been impressive for Monaco this season and has been linked with clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. However, Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti is confident he can tempt the Frenchman to the Spanish capital.
21.46 BST: Corriere dello Sport reports that 33-year-old Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina is poised to move to Real Madrid as a free agent, where the Colombia No. 1 will serve as backup to Thibaut Courtois.
21.22 BST: Now that Leeds United have successfully fought off relegation from the Premier League, MLSsoccer.com's Tom Bogert reports that Jesse Marsch's team is now finalising a $30m deal for FC Salzburg attacker and 21-year-old U.S. international. Brenden Aaronson. In 18 months with the Austrian giants, the former Philadelphia Union prodigy has contributed 13 goals and 15 assists across 66 appearances in all competitions.
20.59 BST: Henrikh Mkhitaryan is facing a race against time to be fit for Roma's Europa Conference League final against Feyenoord, a race that looks increasingly unlikely he'll win. The Italian capital club want to sign the 33-year-old attacker to a new contract, but as a free agent come the summer and Inter Milan registering their interest, there are no guarantees that the Armenia international will return to the Stadio Olimpico, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
20.12 BST: Fabrizio Romano writes that highly touted Marseille midfielder and pending free agent Boubacar Kamara has agreed to join Aston Villa and will move to the West Midlands this summer. The 22-year-old France youth international is said to have agreed a five-year deal at Villa Park, subject to a medical.
19.25 BST: Real Betis are looking to build on their Copa del Rey-winning and Europa League-qualifying campaign, and have begun that work by reaching an agreement to sign 25-year-old Lazio centre-back and pending free agent Luiz Felipe, Sport reports.
18.38 BST: Despite Gianluigi Donnarumma positioning himself as the clear-cut No. 1 of the future at Paris Saint-Germain, Costa Rica international Keylor Navas insists that he wants to "continue" in the French capital, according to quotes attributed to the 35-year-old in L'Equipe: "I still have two years of contract."
17.51 BST: Gazzetta dello Sport writes that there are likely to be numerous exits from Juventus, beyond the departures of Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala. Federico Bernardeschi, Arthur, Moise Kean and Luca Pellegini all will be in search of new homes ahead of next season, while the Bianconeri will consider offers from Weston McKennie, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro, Juan Cuadrado and Adrien Rabiot as the Turin club looks to rebound from back-to-back fourth-place finishes.
17.04 BST: Napoli are preparing for a reimagining of their attack this summer, with pending free agent Federico Bernardeschi of Juventus high on the Neapolitan club's wish list, Corriere dello Sport reports. And if Victor Osimhen does indeed leave the south of Italy, Napoli will be on the hunt for a new striker, with Armando Broja, the Chelsea academy graduate who impressed on loan at Southampton this season, as well as Sassuolo's Gianluca Scamacca of interest.
16.17 BST: Marcos Alonso is in "advanced talks" with Barcelona about a move to the Camp Nou this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano, but that deal will ultimately come down to the transfer fee demanded by Chelsea to sanction the left-back's departure. Romano adds that Emerson Palmieri, who spent last season on loan at Lyon having fallen behind Alonso and Ben Chilwell in the pecking order, will return to Stamford Bridge, suggesting that the Blues' hierarchy are preparing for a future without Alonso.
15.30 BST: Real Madrid are interested in signing AC Milan forward Rafael Leao, according to Marca.
Leao, 22, has 11 goals and seven assists in 33 Serie A matches for Milan this season and could find himself the first choice replacement for Kylian Mbappe, after the PSG forward rejected a move to the Bernabeu.
Madrid have Benfica forward Darwin Nunez on their shortlist as well, as they look for a backup to 34-year-old Karim Benzema.
14.47 BST: Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic is being scouted by Tottenham, says The Daily Express.
Kostic, 29, has seven goals and 15 assists in 43 games for the Europa League winners but could move on for a new challenge.
The Serbia international is reportedly valued at around €30m and Spurs could make a bid in the summer window.
14.30 BST: Ryan O'Hanlon digs into what Kylian Mbappe's decision means for Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and himself.
While Kylian Mbappe's impending move to Real Madrid seemed like the worst-kept secret in sports, the French superstar made a last-second U-turn and decided to stay in Paris -- for at least a couple of more years.
Mbappe is such a transcendent talent that even a decision to continue playing for the team he has been with since 2017 will send shockwaves across Europe. What does the non-move mean for him, for Paris Saint-Germain, for Madrid and for everyone else? We take a look.
13.42 BST: Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is on the radar of Benfica, according to Correio da Manha.
Leno, 30, has fallen behind Aaron Ramsdale as first choice at the Emirates and becomes a free agent in 2023.
The Gunners may feel it best to move him on this summer, with new Benfica boss Roger Schmidt having previously worked with Leno at Bayer Leverkusen.
12.52 BST: Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis is likely to leave the club this summer after their relegation and West Ham are interested, according to Football Insider.
Dennis, 24, has scored 10 goals in 33 Premier League appearances in 2021-22 and has won plenty of admirers with his performances.
West Ham need to sign a striker this summer and the Nigeria international is on their radar, with his representatives reportedly in London this weekend for talks.
12.12 BST: Does USMNT star Christian Pulisic need to move on from Chelsea?
11.38 BST: Calciomercato reports that Arsenal have made an €90m offer to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.
Osimhen, 23, has scored 18 goals in 31 games and has a contract which expires in 2025.
Napoli want to keep the Nigeria international but would only consider bids in excess of €110m if they were to let him depart this summer.
Manchester United have also been linked with him.
11.02 BST: Barcelona have made their first official offer to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to Bild.
Lewandowski, 33, is keen to leave the German champions before his contract expires in 2023, but Bayern aren't keen on letting him go as he is still one of the best strikers in world football.
Barcelona, who have little cash to spend this summer, reportedly made an offer of €32m but that was rejected as Bayern want around €40m.
10.52 BST: Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara says he will be leaving the club on a free transfer this summer.
Kamara, 22, helped Marseille back into the Champions League on the final day of the campaign but is keen for a new challenge and has been linked with the likes of Newcastle, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Chelsea and Man United.
"I've made my decision, which is to not renew and to leave OM at the end of this season," he told Telefoot. "I think it's the best decision for the next part of my career.
"I'm at a point in my career where I want to progress, to discover a new challenge, a new league. I've chosen my future club, you'll find out who it is soon."
10.00 BST: Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo could be replaced by Luis Campos in the wake of Kylian Mbappe's shock U-turn to stay at the club, sources told ESPN.
Mbappe is due to sign a three-year deal, snubbing a widely expected move to Real Madrid, after a change of heart following months of negotiations between the two clubs.
Sources told ESPN one of the key points in Mbappe's discussions with PSG centered around Leonardo, with whom he has an uneasy relationship.
In one of the many rounds of talks held with the PSG hierarchy, Mbappe said he is not keen on Leonardo as the club's sporting director next season and identified transfer guru Campos as an alternative.
Campos was at Monaco when Mbappe burst onto the scene and won the Ligue 1 title in 2017, as well as reaching the Champions League semifinals. The 57-year-old has a reputation for unearthing top talent and securing large transfer fees for hidden gems, with Mbappe one of many notable successes.
09.00 BST: Paul Pogba is considering an offer to return to Juventus, sources have told ESPN.
The midfielder is set to leave Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of June.
There is interest from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain in signing Pogba on a free transfer in the summer and the 29-year-old has a concrete proposal on the table from the Serie A side.
Sources have told ESPN that Pogba is yet to make a final decision and has not ruled out making a switch to PSG although Juventus are, for now, considered to be frontrunners to land the World Cup winner.
There has also been interest from Manchester City, although sources have told ESPN his preference is to move abroad.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Nick Judd)
- Fabrizio Romano reports that Juventus are targeting Angel Di Maria in a busy start to their summer. With Paul Pogba already considering an offer from Max Allegri's side, it's now former United winger Di Maria who is in "advanced" talks between the two parties, with the Argentine forward waving goodbye to PSG in Saturday's 5-0 victory over Metz.
- Fulham are keen to talk to Nemanja Matic after he leaves Manchester United at the end of the season, according to the Sun. The Premier League new boys are planning to bolster their squad following their return to the top flight, and they're particularly keen to add someone of Matic's experience. Fulham are confident they can tempt the former Chelsea midfielder back to west London. The 33-year-old is a free agent this summer after revealing he won't be staying at Old Trafford following the last game of the season on Sunday. Fulham are also monitoring Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall.
- Everton boss Frank Lampard is planning personnel changes at Goodison Park this summer and high on his list is Chelsea defender Levi Colwill. The 19-year-old loanee has helped Huddersfield to the playoff final this season, and now Lampard hopes he can offer the rising star regular top-flight football. Lampard has maintained a good relationship with Chelsea following his departure as manager and, after mentoring Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori on loan while in charge at Derby, the Sun says he hopes to use his old contacts once again and bring Colwill to Merseyside.
- The goalkeeper merry-go-round continues this summer. First it was Newcastle's attempts to lure Dean Henderson to St James' Park, and now with Tottenham looking at Southampton keeper Fraser Forster (according to the Athletic), Manchester United are now favourites to land Sam Johnstone from West Bromwich Albion. Spurs had also been linked with Johnstone, but United are keen to take him back to Manchester, according to the Mirror.
- AS Roma are intent on building a side capable of challenging for a Champions League spot next season, and Feyenoord's Marcos Senesi is seen as one player who can help them do just that. That's according to Calciomercato, which believes boss Jose Mourinho was so impressed by the 25-year-old's performance in the Europa Conference League that he now wants to sign the Argentina under-20 international.