Transfer Talk: Juventus ready to swap Dybala for Man United's Pogba

Burley: Paul Pogba goes whatever way the wind is blowing (1:45)

Craig Burley shares his thoughts on Paul Pogba's recent criticism of Jose Mourinho's management style. (1:45)

The January transfer window might 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: Juve ready to swap Dybala for Man United's Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been linked with a move away from the club for some time and now his former side Juventus seem ready to make it happen.

Pogba, 28, has a contract which comes to an end in the summer of 2022, so a decision will need to be made this year, with United not wanting to lose him for free.

Juventus are keen to re-sign Pogba and Tuttosport claims that forward Paulo Dybala is being considered as a part of the deal. The Argentina international, 27, has scored 99 goals in 246 appearances in all competitions for the Turin giants but has struggled with injury this season and has yet to agree a new contract.

Sources told ESPN in December that the Serie A champions are aware they are unlikely to be able to match United's asking price of around €80 million for Pogba, having taken a financial hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic and are exploring other options, including offering Dybala or Federico Bernardeschi in exchange.

However, if a swap deal doesn't come off then Pogba could also stay at Old Trafford and his agent, Mino Raiola, has told United the player wants £500,000-per-week if he is going to stay at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Star. Raiola has also outlined the demands to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, who have all shown interest in the past.

Pogba has been in fine form recently, but it is still unlikely that the Red Devils will be willing to make him the highest-paid player in club's history. The report says that PSG are the only ones capable of getting near that figure while also having to pay a fee to United -- so Pogba may choose to wait a year and walk away from Old Trafford for free.

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21.10 BST: Folks that will do it for another day of our live Transfer Talk blog. We'll be back shortly with tomorrow's paper round and do the whole live thing again on Monday. Thanks as always for checking in.

20.12 BST: Up next, more news from Everton as a report in the Liverpool Echo outlines what they might look to do if they indeed welcome Moise Kean back from a successful PSG loan and then immediately look to move him to another club on a permanent deal.

The Echo believes that Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is working on two major areas of improvement for his squad, which is eighth in the Premier League with seven games remaining: a new winger (ideally left-footed) and a new right-back. Kean isn't the only name mentioned as possibly leaving Goodison Park this summer: the same Echo report identifies Bernard and Jonjoe Kenny as other players seemingly surplus to requirements.

19.21 BST: It's not strictly about transfers, but the big news on Sunday of another push for a European Super League has rocked the soccer world. Gab Marcotti breaks down what it means, how the situation got to this point and what UEFA's options might be in a critical meeting on Monday.

18.26 BST: Chelsea's impressive run of form under new coach Thomas Tuchel continued this weekend with their 1-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinal, and several of their out-on-loan players are thriving as well this season. Take Fikayo Tomori, who has been superb in his spell with the Rossoneri, making 15 appearances since arriving in Milan back in January.

According to FootballInsider, Milan have every intention of looking to make a permanent move for the 23-year-old, which would have a reported fee of 25 million pounds rising to 30 million with add-ons.

17.30 BST: Bayern Munich face a painful rebuild after their Champions League exit. Judging by recent transfers, it won't be easy, writes Gab Marcotti.

In late-September, Flick himself was sounding the alarm, noting how they were short on players and depth. Salihamidzic addressed it with a Supermarket Sweep just before the transfer window closed that brought in Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, Bouna Sarr, Marc Roca and Costa. The point isn't that the quartet haven't been particularly good (though, as a group, they haven't) -- it's that Flick had to beg and wait until the final hours of the window to address the issue.

Yes, global pandemic and all that. But this is, supposedly, the richest, best-run club in Germany, nein?

Flick himself commented that this Bayern side were nowhere near as good last season's version. The remarks may have struck some as odd -- other than Thiago Alcantara, it was largely the same players -- but was undeniably true. Heroics from Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich (when fit) were papering over cracks. It might still have been enough to win the Champions League and Bundesliga this year, but it wouldn't have changed the underlying facts: there's some major planning to do.

Up front, Muller turns 32 in September and Lewandowski 33 in August. They will need to find replacements in the very near future. Muller is such a unique player that his replacement will likely be a totally different sort of footballer. Unless they sign Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe (and they won't), Lewandowski will be replaced by somebody substantially worse. Both replacements will be pricey.

16.18 BST: Arsenal, Sevilla, Juventus and AC Milan are all keen to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, says The Sun.

The 28-year-old has one year left on his contract but his future is unclear and he could be available for as little as €20m having reportedly fallen out with manager Zinedine Zidane.

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13.57 BST: Bayern Munich have announced that they "disapprove" with coach Hansi Flick's plans to leave the club at the end of the season.

The Bayern coach said he had informed the club and the playing staff of his desire to depart from the Bundesliga champions after their 3-2 victory over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

However, the club's board released a statement on Sunday expressing disappointment of Flick's decision to go public with his plea to leave.

"Yesterday [Saturday], FC Bayern head coach Hansi Flick made public his wish to terminate his contract, which runs until June 2023, at the end of the current season," the statement said. "Hansi Flick had informed the FC Bayern Munchen AG executive board of this wish during the past week.

"Hansi Flick and FC Bayern had agreed to place the focus on the matches against VfL Wolfsburg, Bayer 04 Leverkusen [April 20] and 1. FSV Mainz 05 [April 24], in order not to disrupt the concentration of the whole club on these three important matches.

"FC Bayern disapproves of the unilateral communications issued by Hansi Flick and will continue talks after the match at Mainz, as agreed."

13.23 BST: The Daily Mirror reports that Leeds want to sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico.

The Argentine is an experienced defender and helped Ajax reach the Champions League semifinals in 2018-19. Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is considering a move for his fellow countryman as Stuart Dallas and Leif Davis could be the only options at left-back if Ezgjan Alioski departs this summer.

Tagliafico has also been linked with Barcelona, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City.

12.41 BST: Everton will listen to offers for forward Moise Kean this summer, reports Fabrizio Romano.

Kean, 21, has netted 16 goals in 33 games on loan at PSG and the French champions are keen to secure him on a permanent deal.

However, Everton are looking for a transfer fee around €50m to make a deal happen.

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11.04 BST: Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, says the Star on Sunday.

Sterling, 26, has seen his place in the first XI taken by Phil Foden and talks over a new contract have been put on hold for now.

The report reads: "Real Madrid have long courted the Three Lions ace but had all but given up on luring him to the Bernabeu with his future seemingly destined to remain at the Etihad. However, while the player is still happy at City - and expects to resume negotiations on extending his stay once the Euros are over - his lack of regular first-team action has reignited Real's chase."

10.50 BST: Manchester City and Manchester United are on alert as Football Insider reports that Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has a release clause in his contract.

Grealish, 25, signed a new five-year contract last September to end speculation over his future, but the Premier League's top clubs remain interested in signing him.

However, while Villa will want around £100m for the England star, the report doesn't reveal how big the release clause is.

10.16 BST: Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane looks set to leave the club this summer and Chelsea are keen, reports Bild.

Varane, 27, is considered one of the best defenders in Europe and Manchester United have been linked with a €60m move for him.

However, the Blues could step in if they seal Champions League qualification for next season.

09.30 BST: ICYMI - Major League Soccer has said that Inter Miami's signing of World Cup-winning midfielder Blaise Matuidi was not in compliance with its roster and budget rules and that the club could face sanctions.

The side co-owned by David Beckham recruited Matuidi on a free transfer after he left Italian champions Juventus in August. The league said last month it would launch a formal review of the deal.

"The league has concluded that Inter Miami was not in compliance with the Roster and Budget Rules during 2020," MLS said in a statement on Friday.

It said Matuidi was categorised as a Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) player but his pay was above the limit for TAM players so he should have been classified as a Designated Player. Teams can have up to three such players.

"As a result, Inter Miami violated the Designated Player Limit as the team had three Designated Players in addition to Matuidi during 2020," the statement added.

MLS also confirmed it was finalising its investigation and would announce the outcome and any sanctions soon. Miami said when the investigation began that they would fully engage with the process.


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PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)

- Manchester United lead the race to sign 18-year-old Metz midfielder Pape Sarr, but face competition from around Europe, reports the Sun. The Senegal starlet had been linked with Nice, but it is suggested that he already has his eyes set on joining a larger club than that, despite his tender age.

- AC Milan are hoping to bring in Atalanta duo Josip Ilicic and Matteo Pessina during the summer, reports Calciomercato. It is suggested that they are hoping to pay between €4m-€8m for Slovenia international forward Ilicic, who is reportedly keen on joining them. Meanwhile, it is suggested that midfielder Pessina, who used to represent Milan, would cost €25m, but the Rossoneri would get 50% of any deal involving the 23-year-old, so would essentially get him for half-price.

- Alassane Plea is ready to leave Borussia Monchengladbach, reports the Daily Mail, and the Bundesliga outfit are believed to be willing to let the forward go in order to raise funds. Arsenal, Leicester City and West Ham United are said to have shown interest in Plea in the past, while unnamed clubs from Germany, England and Italy are all reportedly aiming to sign the 28-year-old.

- Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has doubled down on his desire to join Barcelona, as he wants to play with Lionel Messi and Memphis Depay, according to the Mirror. The Catalan giants are targeting free transfers in the summer window, with the Dutch pair Wijnaldum and Depay's deals at Liverpool and Lyon respectively coming to an end in the summer, and Barcelona are aiming to bring both in.

- Adama Traore may have been impressive in recent times, but Football Insider are suggesting that the winger's exit from Wolverhampton Wanderers is seen as a priority for the club this summer. That is because they feel that the £30m they're aiming to bring in from any deal would help the recruitment drive Nuno Espirito Santo has planned.