LIVE Transfer Talk: Jose Mourinho wants Inter's Matias Vecino at Tottenham

Laurens: Kane should leave Spurs if a bigger club approaches (0:54)

Julien Laurens believes Harry Kane should leave Tottenham if he has the opportunity to join a bigger club. (0:54)

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: Spurs lead the chase to sign Vecino

Tottenham Hotspur have been approached about the potential signing of Inter Milan's Matias Vecino for £18 million, reports the Daily Star.

Spurs are one of three English clubs alongside Arsenal and Everton who are interested in bringing Vecino to the Premier League.

The player first came up in talks between the two clubs when Christian Eriksen moved to the Italian capital in January, though the move failed to materialise. Since then, other clubs have registered their interest, but Spurs are now weighing up whether to make a move.

Jose Mourinho is said to be a huge admirer of the Uruguay international and is keen to sign the 28-year-old. The Spurs boss is keen to add steel to his midfield with Eric Dier expected to spend more time in defence.

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10.59 BST: Barcelona have enquired about Eric Garcia's situation at Manchester City as they line up a potential move to bring the defender back to Camp Nou, several sources have told ESPN.

City were quick to knock back Barca's initial approach. High-ranking executives at the English club have made it clear that the youngster is not for sale.

Pep Guardiola is particularly fond of Garcia and, while City hope to sign a new centre-back this summer, they also want to keep him involved as part of the first-team squad.

However, there is also an acceptance at the club that the uncertainty over Guardiola's long-term future could become a problem at some point. Players are also in the dark and with two years left on his contract, Garcia is in a strong negotiating position.

This provoked Barca to ask about his availability during recent talks between the two clubs regarding a possible swap deal involving right-backs Nelson Semedo and Joao Cancelo.

10.30 BST: Lille striker Victor Osimhen has been linked with interest from Tottenham. ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss the Nigeria international's prospects if he were to move to Spurs.


Marcotti: Osimhen would be a great fit for Tottenham

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss whether Lille's Victor Osimhen could leave this summer.

10.03 BST: Martin Odegaard has hinted he would like to remain at Real Sociedad next season.

Odegaard, 21, was loaned to Real Sociedad on a season-long loan last summer, with Real Madrid retaining the option to recall the midfielder or extend the loan for an additional season after the first year.

"We are up there where we want to be, we want to qualify for the Champions League," Odegaard told a news conference. "We can't compete with Madrid or Barca, but we can finish third or fourth, that is what our aim is and to qualify for the Champions League. It's a dream for any player to play in the Champions League and that is what we want to do next season."

The Norway international, whose contract at Madrid runs until June 2023, has scored four goals, and set up five more in 23 league appearances for Real Sociedad.

09.38 BST: Manchester City were prepared to pay €100m to sign Benfica centre-back Ruben Dias this summer, according to Record.

Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira revealed that his club had negotiated to pocket €200m alone from the sale of two players once the transfer window opened before the coronavirus brought to halt competitions around the world.

"Had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic, Benfica would have sold two players for €200m this summer," Vieira told Benfica TV, although he did not name the players in question. "Right now, we can't plan anything."

09.03 BST: Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing United States star Sergino Dest as they continue their search for a new right-back, sources have told ESPN.

The Ajax defender, 19, is attracting a lot of interest from big European clubs, including Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Sources told ESPN that PSG are keeping tabs on Dest in case they fail to sign Lazio's Adam Marusic, and Ajax could ask for a fee of around €20m for the defender.

PSG sporting director Leonardo has not yet made contact with Dest's agent or with Ajax, sources have told ESPN. However, the U.S national team star is represented by Stellar group, which has good relations with PSG since the arrival of Grzegorz Krychowiak from Sevilla in 2017.


Why Sergino Dest could be a good match for PSG

Julien Laurens earmarks Ajax and USMNT's Sergino Dest as the best replacement for Thomas Meunier at PSG.

08.28 BST: Olivier Giroud has said the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a contract extension with Chelsea.

The striker almost left the club in January but the Blues' failure to find a replacement meant Giroud stayed for the final six months of his existing deal. Giroud was rewarded for his professionalism during that turbulent period with a run in the first team after Tammy Abraham suffered an ankle injury, starting Chelsea's final five matches in all competitions before the pandemic halted the sport.

However, Giroud was still expected to depart at the end of the season with Inter Milan favourites for his signature as talks continued into the spring. Yet in April, Chelsea exercised an option to retain Giroud for the 2020-21 campaign and the striker explained why he agreed to a dramatic late U-turn.

"I simply seized my opportunity and I repaid the faith that the manager had shown in me," he told the club's website. "That's why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea and I accepted immediately because I like it here. I want to keep winning trophies and I want to continue to show the manager that he can count on me.

"Plus, with the whole coronavirus lockdown situation, I didn't really feel comfortable with the idea of moving abroad and uprooting my family. I think a lot about our quality of life and we have a great setup here. I think a lot about my family now."

08.00 BST: "Keep an eye on Jadon Sancho" is the advice from the front page of Diario AS on Wednesday, claiming Real Madrid are keen on the England and Borussia Dortmund winger.

"The fantastic relationship between Madrid and Borussia would help an agreement if the three parties sit down for talks" the Spanish newspaper says -- while suggesting any deal would take place in 2021, with no big signings expected at the Bernabeu this summer.

Sancho, 20, has 17 goals and 16 assists in the Bundesliga this season, establishing himself as one of Europe's top young talents alongside teammate Erling Haaland, also linked with Madrid.

AS admits the La Liga giants would face serious competition for Sancho's signature, with Manchester United thought to be best-placed.

PAPER TALK (by Nick Judd): Juve closing in on Houssem Aouar

Juventus are close to making a move for long-term target Houssem Aouar from Lyon, according to L'Equipe.

The Bianconeri were impressed with the midfielder in the first leg of the teams' Champions League tie, in which he provided an assist, and it is believed he will move from France in the summer with Turin his likely destination.

The talented youngster reportedly prefers Juve to Manchester City, partly because of City's exclusion from European action for the next two years. Moreover, he feels he faces less competition in the Juventus midfield than he would at City, and he says he believes he could be joining a younger and more dynamic side alongside the likes of Matthijs de Ligt.

Aouar is expected to cost around €45m or less as a result of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic driving down his fee from what was expected to be around €70m. Juventus may even explore the option of a two-year loan deal.

Barca considering resigning Eric Garcia

Barcelona are monitoring former defender Eric Garcia, and are considering re-signing him from Manchester City, according to ESPN sources.

Garcia was once considered one of the most talented players at Barcelona's La Masia academy, but he left for Manchester in 2017 at the ripe age of 16.

The Spaniard believed he would progress quicker under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, but this season he has played six times, including in the Champions League.

Still only 19, Garcia is targeting more first-team starts and even an extension to his contract, which currently ends in 2021. Talks are said to have stalled between club and player, though, which has raised eyebrows at Barca. They're now keen to re-sign him this year, with City probably hoping to avoid losing him for free next summer.


-- Real Madrid are looking to sign 17-year-old centre-back Tanguy Kouassi from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, reports Le10Sport. The youngster is available this month and though it has been reported he is keen to sign a professional contract in the French capital, the outlet reports he's keen for a new adventure away from France. Real Madrid have already been in contact with a view to Kouassi becoming a long-term replacement for 34-year-old Sergio Ramos

-- Barcelona are keen to complete the purchase of Gustavo Maia from Sao Paulo having already paid €3.5m for an initial purchase option, according to Eldes Marque. It had not been clear whether Barca would go through with the rest of the transfer, but the player's agent is confident Maia will move to Camp Nou in the summer. It is believed the 19-year-old has already been taking Spanish lessons and he's expected to complete his move later this month.