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: Man United join race to sign Eriksen
Denmark international Christian Eriksen becomes a free agent at the end of the month and a host of clubs are queueing up to sign him -- and that list now includes Manchester United, reports the Sunday Mirror.
Eriksen signed for Brentford in January on a short-term deal which expires this month. The Bees have not given up hope that he will sign a new contract after they offered him the chance to restart his career months on from being fitted with an implantable cardiovascular defibrillator following a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
New United boss Erik ten Hag believes the 30-year-old can run the midfield as he looks to rebuild the squad, but he will not be able to offer Champions League football.
A return to Tottenham could be his most likely destination, after Spurs finished in the top four, and there's also interest from Everton. Brentford are prepared to make Eriksen the highest-paid player in their history, but they would not be able to compete with bigger clubs financially.
21:30 BST: Barcelona are set to confirm a contract renewal for veteran defender Dani Alves, reports Diario AS. Alves returned to Barcelona in November of 2021, five years after having left the club in 2016.
The final details of the extension are yet to be finalised, with the club likely to offer the 39-year-old Brazilian a minimum of a six month deal, with the option to extend until the end of next season.
20.40 BST: Newcastle United attacker Allan Saint-Maximin is on Tottenham Hotspur's radar this summer, according to Football London.
Managing Director Fabio Paratici is reportedly an admirer of Saint-Maximin, who has impressed in the Premier League with his pace and dribbling ability.
The 25-year-old would boost Conte's attacking options and be part of Spurs' summer plan of reinforcing their squad.
19.35 BST: Inter Milan are interested in signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea for a £17m fee, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Loftus-Cheek featured 40 times in all competitions under Thomas Tuchel last season, but has struggled to secure a starting role.
As well as Loftus-Cheek, Inter are also looking to sign their former striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, The Sun reports.
18.30 BST: Roma has agreed to hire Nemanja Matic on a free transfer next season, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
Matic will sign a one year contract with the option to extend into the 2023/2024 season. The 33-year-old Serbian midfielder will reunite with Jose Mourinho after working together at Manchester United.
17.20 BST: AC Milan are still struggling to reach an agreement to sign Renato Sanches from Lille, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Sanches, 24, will leave Lille this summer after they failed to qualify for the Champions League, with one year now remaining on his contract. Milan have been long-term admirers of the Portugal international but more talks are needed to get a deal over the line.
The report says that Milan have offered a transfer fee of €12m, but Lille want €15m. The player is said to have lowered his wage demands of €6m per season in a four-year deal down to €4m to help push a deal through.
16.28 BST: Juventus are close to announcing the signing of Angel Di Maria, reports Tuttosport.
The 34-year-old becomes a free agent at the end of the month when his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires, and he is expected to move to Serie A having also played in Portugal with Benfica, Spain with Real Madrid and England with Manchester United.
The report says Juve sporting director Federico Cherubini met with Di Maria's representatives in London last week to thrash out the terms of his move to Turin. Benfica are also hoping to tempt him back to the club where he began his European career, but Juve are confident they will get the deal over the line.
15.45 BST: Raheem Sterling is still weighing up his options as he considers his Manchester City future, reports the Sunday Mirror.
Sterling, 27, has just one year remaining on his City contract and, just like Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus, is attracting interest from other clubs.
The England international has a transfer value of £60m, but he could decide to run down his contract and leave on a free next year.
15.03 BST: Sport in Spain reports that Frenkie de Jong could be edging toward a move to Manchester United, despite telling ESPN recently that he wants to stay at Barcelona.
The report says that the two clubs are close to agreeing a deal worth €80m for the Netherlands international, who would be reunited with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
The 26-year-old is Ten Hag's No. 1 target, but the coach must now convince the midfielder to move to the Premier League.
14.20 BST: Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany will meet with the Leeds United hierarchy next week as the Catalan club step up their interest in Raphinha, according to Diario Sport.
Raphinha, 25, has emerged as one of Barca's top targets this summer with coach Xavi Hernandez keen to strengthen his team in attack. The report says Alemany's task is to talk Leeds down from their €65m transfer fee, with Barca hopeful of getting a deal over the line for around €40m.
"My contract with Leeds runs until 2024," Raphinha told reporters on Saturday while with Brazil preparing for a friendly against Japan. "My future is in [my agent] Deco and Leeds' hands.
"My mind is purely on the national team and then on some time off. Everything else is with my agent and when there's something to tell me, he will."
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo reports that Barca could face competition from Liverpool for the Brazilian's signature. Jurgen Klopp's side could be in the market for another forward should Sadio Mane leave, with Bayern Munich strongly linked with the Senegal international.
13.39 BST: Arsenal defender William Saliba has told TF1 that he will be staying at the Emirates and is determined to make a success of his career in North London.
The 21-year-old signed for Arsenal three years ago but is yet to make a single senior appearance. His only matches have been for the Under-23 team in the EFL Trophy in the 2020-21 season.
The centre-back has spent most of his time out on loan, first with former club Saint-Etienne, then Nice and most recently Marseille, where he received rave reviews as they finished runners-up to PSG in Ligue 1.
He now has three full caps for world champions France and has rejected speculation that he could push for a permanent move.
"I belong to Arsenal, and I still have two years there," Saliba said. "I will be there for preseason with Arsenal. I have played zero matches with Arsenal and I want to show them what I'm made of and have the chance to play for the supporters and for this big club.
"That doesn't depend solely on me. In any case, leaving [Arsenal] like that would be a shame."
13.00 BST: Chelsea are the favourites to sign Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer this summer, according to TalkSPORT, although sources have indicated to ESPN's Sam Marsden that the Barcelona forward has still not made a decision on his future.
Dembele, 25, is out of contract at Camp Nou at the end of June. Months of negotiations between Barca and the player's camp have failed to yield an agreement so far, but the Catalan club's last offer remains on the table.
Meanwhile, TalkSPORT reports that Chelsea are closing in on a deal to make Dembele the first signing of the Todd Boehly era. He previously played under Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, where his performances prompted Barca to pay over €100 million for him in 2017.
But sources have told ESPN that there have been no major developments relating to Dembele's future in the last few days. A switch to Chelsea has not been ruled out, but neither has staying at Barcelona, with coach Xavi Hernandez keen for him to renew.
Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the France international but various reports in his homeland suggest the Ligue 1 champions have pulled out of the race for his signature.
12.19 BST: The Sunday Telegraph reports that Sadio Mane hasn't made any contract demands to Liverpool and has no interest in negotiating a new deal.
The 30-year-old is about to move into the last year of his contract and is widely reported as a target for Bayern Munich.
Liverpool must find a new club for the Senegal international in this window if they are to get a sizeable transfer fee.
Speaking ahead of Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin on Saturday, he old said he would follow the wishes of Senegalese fans who he suggested were keen for him to make a move.
"Like everyone else, I'm on social media and I see the comments," he said. "Isn't it between 60 to 70% of Senegalese that want me to leave Liverpool? I will do what they want. We will see soon! Don't be in a hurry because we will see this together. The future will tell us."
Mane went on to score a hat trick in a 3-1 victory.
11.40 BST: Arsenal are determined to sign Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, and the Sun on Sunday reports they are prepared to almost double his wage to lure him to the Emirates.
Jesus, 25, is going to drop down the pecking order at City next season following the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and River Plate striker Julian Alvarez. Arsenal hope the Brazil international will be looking to move on for regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup in November.
The report says that a weekly wage of £190,000 could tempt Jesus away from the Premier League champions. His City deal earns him £110,000 a week.
Even though Jesus only has one year left on his City contract, they will still look for a transfer fee in the region of £50m.
10.58 BST: The Sunday Mirror reports that Barcelona have told Mohamed Salah they are ready to sign the forward on a free transfer when his Liverpool contract expires next summer.
Salah, who celebrates his 30th birthday later this month, has committed his future to the Reds for the coming season but has so far rejected the chance to sign an extension to his deal.
10.14 BST: Paul Pogba is still mulling over offers from Juventus, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain after the France midfielder's exit from Manchester United was officially announced, according to Sky Sports.
Pogba is using his post-season break to think about his future, with all three interested clubs making attractive offers to the World Cup winner. Perhaps with this in mind, Pogba's final decision regarding his next destination will be football motivated. Now 29, Pogba is aware that this could be the last big move of his career and wants to take his time to ensure the right decision is made.
It has previously been reported that Juventus are very confident of taking Pogba back to Serie A, but Real Madrid and PSG appear to still be in with a chance.
09.30 BST: The Daily Mail reports that Tottenham Hotspur have turned down a transfer offer of £17m from Ajax for Steven Bergwijn.
Bergwijn, 24, is desperate for more regular first team football and would be interested in a move to Amsterdam, his place of birth.
However, sources told ESPN on Friday that Spurs are continuing to demand up to €25m for Bergwijn.
- AC Milan have made first contact with Club Brugge regarding a possible move for Charles De Ketelaere, according to Calciomercato. The Belgian club's current demand of a €30m transfer fee is deemed to be too high but there is room for negotiation, with Milan intending to do everything possible to ensure he is part of Stefano Pioli's squad next season.
- A move to AC Milan remains the priority for Lille centre-back Sven Botman this summer, but Calciomercato reports that a change of ownership at San Siro has delayed a deal. If they decide to invest the €30m needed for the move elsewhere, then it is likely the Dutchman will be headed to Newcastle United.
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan could join Inter Milan when his AS Roma contract expires at the end of June, and La Gazzetta dello Sport have offered the names of three players they are considering bringing in to replace the Armenian. Isco, who will be a free agent when his Real Madrid contract ends this summer, and Mario Gotze of PSV Eindhoven could be options, with the former seen as the more likely of the two. Facundo Farias of Colon, who would require a €10m transfer fee, is also on Jose Mourinho's shortlist amid rival interest from Atalanta, Fiorentina, Juventus and Atletico Madrid.
- Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Luka Jovic, Mariano Diaz, Jesus Vallejo, and Andriy Lunin all have an uncertain future at Real Madrid, according to Marca. This news comes with Gareth Bale and Marcelo already having said their goodbyes at the Bernabeu.
- As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle United have reached an agreement with Stade de Reims for a deal to sign Hugo Ekitike, worth €30m plus €5m in add-ons. The Magpies will now hold negotiations with the 19-year-old striker's agent.