The summer transfer window is open for some leagues in Europe and there's plenty of gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!
TOP STORY: USMNT's Weah wants Juve move
Weah, 23, is reported to be keen on a move to Serie A and is one of the top candidates on the Bianconeri's shortlist. Weah, who is the son of former Ballon d'Or winner George Weah, has also been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid.
Having already reached an agreement over personal terms, Juventus are now set to meet Lille's demands over a €15 million fee, although Sky Sports adds that could be negotiated down to €12m. Gazzetta's report adds that Juventus could send midfielder Denis Zakaria to Lille in an effort to get the deal done.
21.27 BST: Inter Milan have joined rivals AC Milan in the race for Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 25-year-old France international will be a free agent next month, and after registering 16 goals and seven assists in all competitions last season, has also drawn interest from Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.
20.54 BST: Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie is likely to remain at the club despite reports linking him with a move away, according to Sport. The 26-year-old Ivory Coast has been regularly reported to be a player the Blaugrana could move on amid their ongoing financial woes, but the club's hierarchy are said to be convinced of his ongoing value to the team.
20.21 BST: Fulham are hopeful they can strike a deal for Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos, reports Football Insider. The 28-year-old Argentina international has just a year left on his deal with the Spanish outfit, forcing Sevilla into parting ways with Ocampos this summer to ensure they receive a fee.
19.48 BST: Napoli midfielder Stanislav Lobotka is attracting the attention of Al Ahil and Al Nassr, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 28-year-old Slovakia international enjoyed a stellar season with the Italian champions, featuring 49 times in all competitions for the Partenopei. While there is interest from Saudi Arabia, Lobotka signed a contract extension with the Serie A outfit in March, extending his stay at the club until 2027, meaning Napoli will likely demand a hefty transfer fee.
19.15 BST: Inter Milan are among a plethora of clubs in Europe who are interested in free-agent forward Moussa Dembele, according to Rudy Galetti. The 26-year-old soon-to-be-former Lyon frontman netted just three goals last season with teams in Italy, Spain and Turkey monitoring the striker.
18.42 BST: Juventus have identified midfielder Thomas Partey as a replacement for Adrien Rabiot should the latter depart the club, reports Calciomercato. Rabiot is set to become a free agent at the end of the month, and while Juve have offered the France international a new deal, he is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Newcastle interested.
Meanwhile, Partey could be parting ways with Arsenal this summer, as the Gunners look to adopt a more youthful midfield, spearheaded by West Ham's Declan Rice. The report suggests that Juventus are long-term admirers of the Ghana international, however, interest from Saudi Arabia could jeopardise any potential move.
18.09 BST: Fulham are willing to part with left-back Antonee Robinson this summer for a £35m transfer fee, according to the Evening Standard. The 25-year-old United States international is reportedly refusing to sign a new deal with the west London outfit, and with just one year remaining on his deal, the Cottagers could be forced into a deal to ensure they don't lose the player on a free transfer next summer.
Newcastle and Marseille are listed as potential suitors. Manchester City and AC Milan have previously held interest in the former Wigan standout.
17.36 BST: PSV Eindhoven are close to agreeing a deal with FC Augsburg for forward Ricardo Pepi, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 20-year-old United States international impressed in the Netherlands last season while on loan with FC Groningen, where he netted 12 goals in 29 Eredivisie appearances.
17.03 BST: Juventus will allow winger Federico Chiesa to depart the club this summer amid interest from Newcastle and Liverpool, according to Calciomercato. The 25-year-old Italy international managed two goals and five assists in 21 Serie A appearances last season, and while he is under contract until 2025, the Bianconeri are happy to part ways if they receive a transfer fee in the region of €60m. Chiesa is not pushing for a move, and would instead prefer to extend his contract at the club, but a renewal is not a priority for the Turin giants.
16.30 BST: Christian Pulisic told ESPN about his future at Chelsea.
USMNT and Chelsea star Christian Pulisic speaks to Herculez Gomez on his future at Stamford Bridge under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
15.55 BST: RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol is a transfer target for Manchester City if Aymeric Laporte leaves this summer, sources have told ESPN.
Gvardiol, 21, is on a shortlist of players to possibly replace Laporte, who is open to leaving the Etihad Stadium.
One sticking point, however, is RB Leipzig's valuation of the Croatia defender. The Bundesliga side have already lost Christopher Nkunku to Chelsea and Konrad Laimer to Bayern Munich this summer and would prefer to keep Gvardiol for at least one more year.
Sources have told ESPN that RB Leipzig could ask for a transfer fee as high as €100m because Gvardiol only signed a new deal in September 2022 and is under contract until 2027.
15.19 BST: Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic must choose between offers from Barcelona and Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr, according to Mundo Deportivo.
With Barca closing in on a deal for Ilkay Gundogan, as reported by ESPN this week, they will not turn their attention to signing a replacement for the outgoing Sergio Busquets.
Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi and Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich have been linked but are likely to prove too expensive, which has led to Brozovic, valued at around €25m, emerging as Barca's top target.
Brozovic, 30, must now choose between the Catalan club and proposals from Saudi Arabia and Barcelona.
Diario Sport adds that Barca would even be willing to send Franck Kessie to Inter in part-exchange -- a deal which was previously discussed in January -- with the Ivory Coast midfielder not part of Xavi Hernandez's plans.
Mundo Deportivo, meanwhile, reports that Barca are also drawing up a list of names in the event a deal for Brozovic is not possible this summer. Guido Rodríguez (Real Betis), Dani Parejo (Villarreal), Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina) and Oriol Romeu (Girona) are all mentioned.
14.51 BST: Gremio vice-president Paulo Caleffi has denied reports that Luis Suarez spoke to the Gremio board about retiring from football due to persistent knee pain.
Suarez, 36, played 83 minutes on Thursday and scored his team's third goal in a 3-1 league win against America MG. Caleffi said that the Uruguay striker "lives with pain" due to his age and his career.
"What I can assure the fans is that this news that Luis Suarez sought the Gremio board to indicate that he was retiring did not exist," Caleffi told reporters
"Gremio has a current contract with Suárez, what the future will be nobody can say. Nobody knows about tomorrow. What I can say is that the information that was given, that the player sought the board to inform that he was retiring, is wrong."
Luis Suarez scores for Gremio to help the Porto Alegre club to a 3-1 home win over America MG in the Brazilian Serie A.
14.20 BST: There are conflicting reports over Barcelona's level of interest in Arda Guler, the Fenerbahce youngster who is tipped to join one of Europe's biggest clubs this summer.
Guler, 18, has enjoyed a breakout season in Turkey and capped his campaign with a stunning goal in his country's win over Wales earlier this week.
Diario Sport subsequently reported that Barca will go "all out" to try and land the signature of one of the most exciting young players on the continent, with reports suggesting he is available for €17.5m.
However, Mundo Deportivo says, while Barca are interest in Guler, other priorities and their financial situation will prevent them from entering the bidding this summer.
Barca coach Xavi Hernandez is closing in on the free transfer signing of Man City's Ilkay Gundogan and will then turn his attention to signing a deeper midfielder to replace Sergio Busquets.
ESPN has also previously revealed the Catalan club are in talks to sign Brazilian striker Vitor Roque for around €45m, which could limit the amount of cash available to move for Guler.
13.51 BST: Barcelona maintain an interest in signing Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda, according to various reports in Spain.
Fresneda, 18, has been linked with a handful of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, and has been tipped to join German side Borussia Dortmund, but Barca remain in contact with his agents.
According to Marca, they met with members of Fresneda's camp on Friday to transmit their continued interest and to be updated on the young defender's situation.
Following Valladolid's relegation to the second division, a clause has reportedly kicked in allowing him to leave for €20m.
13.12 BST: Negotiations for Sergio Busquets to join Lionel Messi at Inter Miami are progressing well, with one source telling ESPN that there is now a "70% chance" the Barcelona midfielder joins the MLS side.
Busquets, 34, is out of contract with Barca at the end of June and, after announcing he will not extend his deal, has been considering offers from around the world.
Two clubs in Saudi Arabia, Al Nassr and Al Hilal, have submitted the biggest proposals, sources told ESPN, which led to doubts earlier this week from the player's camp about a move to Miami.
However, following a series of positive conversations with the hierarchy at Inter Miami, who are part-owned by David Beckham, a move to South Florida and a reunion with Messi is edging closer.
12.47 BST: As revealed by ESPN sources earlier this week, Roma winger Justin Kluivert is set to be the first signing for new Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola.
Kluivert, 24, is having a medical at the Premier League outfit on Friday ahead of a £10m move.
The Netherlands international was a key player while on loan at Valencia last season and scored six goals in 26 LaLiga appearances.
12.30 BST: How will Kai Havertz fit in at Arsenal when he moves for £67.5m from Chelsea?
Craig Burley dissects where Kai Havertz would fit in should he complete a move from Chelsea to Arsenal.
12.03 BST: Inter Milan want to sign Chelsea right-back Cesar Azpilicueta to strengthen their defensive line, Sky Italia reports.
Azpilicueta, 33, recently completed his 10th season at Chelsea and made 32 appearances across all competitions. The Spain international, who becomes a free agent in 2024, could leave Chelsea this summer and Inter want to use his experience.
Inter, meanwhile, are waiting to find out if Manchester United will make an offer to sign goalkeeper Andre Onana.
Onana's agent met with United executives this week, with the Red Devils having monitored the player for some time. But Inter will only consider offers above €50m for the Cameroon international.
11.35 BST: Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin held a meeting with Celta Vigo president Carlos Mourino on Thursday over the possible signing of left-back Javi Galan, Diario AS reports.
Atletico would like to sign an attacking left-back this summer and Galan, 28 -- whose offensive statistics have been among LaLiga's best for full-backs in recent seasons -- would fit the bill.
Galan has an €18m release clause but Celta would be willing to listen to offers, AS claims, with Real Sociedad also keen on the player as they prepare for Champions League football next season.
11.20 BST: Dani Ceballos has agreed a four-year contract extension at Real Madrid, the club confirmed on Friday.
"Real Madrid and Dani Ceballos have agreed the extension of the player's contract, who will remain at the club until June 30, 2027," Madrid said in a statement. "Dani Ceballos has worn the Real Madrid shirt in 120 games over four seasons, winning 11 trophies."
Midfielder Ceballos, 26, has decided to stay at Madrid, having previously considered moving on a free transfer this summer -- when his previous deal was due to expire -- due to frustration at his role in the team.
"I don't want a renewal if I don't deserve it. I want to enjoy myself," he told Movistar in March.
The Spain international grew in importance as the 2022-23 season went on, eventually making 30 appearances in LaLiga, 19 of them starts -- 16 of which came in 2023.
Ceballos joined Madrid from Real Betis as a promising youngster in 2017, but has never cemented a place in the starting line-up, and spent two years on loan at Arsenal between 2019 and 2021.
10.52 BST: Liverpool midfielder Fabio Carvalho will join RB Leipzig on loan until June 2024, says Fabrizio Romano.
Carvalho, 20, played 13 times in the Premier League and is keen to secure first-team football.
Leipzig won't have an option to sign him permanently, but the deal should be finalised next week.
10.32 BST: Manchester United are preparing a third and potentially final offer for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, sources have told ESPN.
Their new bid is yet to be finalised but sources suggest it is expected to be between £55m-£60m.
Erik ten Hag's side have had two formal bids for the player rejected in recent days, the latest totalling £50m.
Chelsea were originally holding out for £70m. Although sources suggest that the club are softening their stance over that valuation -- they responded to United's last bid with a £65m counter-proposal -- it remains to be seen how much they are willing to compromise in order to complete the deal.
10.15 BST: Real Madrid are trying to solve a "Kylian Mbappe sudoku" according to Diario AS' frontpage story on Friday, with the club "treating the transfer market as closed" but the player is open to moving and Paris Saint-Germain prefer a €150m deal this summer to losing the player for free next year.
Madrid have left their No. 9 shirt for next season vacant after the departure of Karim Benzema, with new loan arrival Joselu taking the No. 14.
Benzema's exit for Saudi Arabia threw the LaLiga club's planning into disarray, as their plan was to reply on the Ballon d'Or winner for one more season before trying to sign Mbappe on a free transfer in June 2024.
09.47 BST: Both Marca and AS report that Real Madrid are the latest club to join the race to sign up-and-coming Fenerbahce star Arda Guler.
According to Marca, Madrid have been tracking the 18-year-old midfielder -- who has an €18m release clause -- for some time.
Marca reports that Guler would initially line up for Madrid's reserve team Castilla, while Diario AS claims that Madrid's preferred formula would be to loan him back to Fenerbahce so he can continue his development there, although the player is keen to leave Turkey.
09.07 BST: Real Betis have reached a preliminary agreement to sign Leeds United midfielder Marc Roca on loan for the 2023-24 campaign, according to Estadio Deportivo.
Roca, 26, made 32 league appearances for Leeds last season but could not help the club avoid relegation.
The Spaniard is under contract with Leeds until June 2026 but has a relegation release clause that he will exercise to join Betis this summer.
09.00 BST: Former Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphaël Guerreiro has signed for Bayern Munich.
Guerreiro, 29, left Dortmund on a free transfer this summer and has moved to their Bundesliga rivals.
08.40 BST: Spanish veteran goalkeeper Pepe Reina has signed a one-year contract extension with Villarreal, the club announced.
Reina, 40, made 32 appearances across all competitions since returning to Villarreal last summer.
08.28 BST: Manchester City are preparing to rival Arsenal in the race to sign Declan Rice by making a formal offer for the West Ham United midfielder, sources told ESPN.
City have been monitoring developments as Arsenal had two bids rejected earlier this month for the 24-year-old, the latest of which totalled £90m comprising £75m and a further £15m in add-ons.
Sources have told ESPN that City were waiting for Ilkay Gundogan to decide his future before moving for a new midfielder, and now that he has chosen to turn down a new deal to join Barcelona, Pep Guardiola's side are ready to act.
West Ham value Rice in excess of £100m and Arsenal are expected to return with a third offer. It remains to be seen how much City are willing to bid but the Premier League champions signalling their interest will likely drive up the fee.
Sources have told ESPN that Arsenal were confident that Rice wanted to move to Emirates Stadium but City will test that confidence, especially given they can tempt West Ham with a player-plus-cash deal.
08.00 BST: The consortium BlueCo, which purchased Chelsea last year, has reached an agreement to become majority shareholders of French club Strasbourg, the Premier League club said on Thursday.
The agreement will see BlueCo invest in Strasbourg's first teams and academy while Marc Keller will remain the club's president having been at the helm since 2012 when the club was at risk of being liquidated.
Strasbourg have since moved up from the third tier to Ligue 1 where they have played for the last six seasons and also won the French League Cup in 2019. They finished 15th in Ligue 1 last season.
"This is an important day for Racing [Club de Strasbourg]. It's something my shareholder friends and I have been thinking about for the past two years," Keller said in a statement. "We've built a club that's healthy at every level and well managed. Although there was no financial urgency, we were aware that we had reached the ceiling of our model.
"If we wanted to continue driving Racing forward and projecting it into a new dimension, we necessarily needed to be accompanied by a solid structure capable of supporting our development and our ambition."
Details of the stake were not disclosed but sources told ESPN the consortium will have close to a 100% ownership having paid €75m.
Craig Burley discusses Kylian Mbappe's comments about his chances of winning the Ballon d'Or.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)
- Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Juventus winger Federico Chiesa. The Bianconeri are said to be considering parting ways with the 25-year-old this summer amid uncertainty over whether he plans to extend his stay at the club. Chiesa contributed to 10 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions last season and is on the radar of clubs in Europe.
- Paris Saint-Germain will look to move forward Kylian Mbappe on if he has no plans to sign a new contract at the club, reports Mundo Deportivo. Mbappe, 24, still has a year left on his deal at the Parc des Princes, but after indicating that he has no intentions of activating his one-year optional extension clause, PSG want clarity over his situation to reduce the risk of losing him on a free transfer. He has previously been linked with a €150m move to Real Madrid.
- A two-year contract has been agreed between Barcelona defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets and Inter Miami CF, reveals Relevo. The 34-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of the month and, after taking time to deliberate over offers from Saudi Arabia, it looks as though he has decided to join his former teammate Lionel Messi in MLS on a deal through 2025.
- Rennes are closing in on reaching full agreement with Lorient for midfielder Enzo Le Fee, says Foot Mercato. After already agreeing to personal terms with the 23-year-old, a fee of around €25m is reported to be close. Le Fee was a standout star last season, contributing to 10 goals in 35 Ligue 1 matches.
- Fulham are the latest club to join the race for Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, reports the Independent. The 28-year-old is said to be interested in a switch to Craven Cottage, while the Saints will allow him to leave if they receive an offer in the region of £30m. Ward-Prowse remained a key player for the Saints last season, but his 13 goal contributions in 38 games weren't enough to keep the club in the Premier League.