Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and beyond
INTER TARGET GUARDIOLA
Inter Milan are looking to replace Stefano Pioli with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, according to Tuttomercatoweb.
Should Pioli leave the club in the summer, Inter will attempt to prise Guardiola from the Premier League, with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone a back-up option should the move fail.
MAN UTD TARGET £35M DIER
Manchester United are considering a £35 million bid for Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier, according to the Sun.
Jose Mourinho had previously looked at signing the England international in January, but will renew his interest when the transfer window re-opens in the summer. However, Mauricio Pochettino is reluctant to sell the 23-year-old and may hold out for in excess of £45m.
MESSI WANTS SAMPAOLI AT BARCA
Lionel Messi has made it clear to the Barcelona hierarchy that he wants Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli to replace Luis Enrique at Barcelona, according to Diario Gol.
The Argentine is currently in talks over a new deal at Camp Nou, and also believes the Blaugrana need four new signings to become the best team in the world once more, with Hector Bellerin and Moussa Dembele among those the club have looked at.
SPURS TO REPLACE POCH WITH SPALLETTI
Luciano Spalletti Villarreal Roma Europa League 16022017
Tottenham have earmarked Roma coach Luciano Spalletti as a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino should the latter take over at Barcelona, writes Gazzetta dello Sport.
Pochettino has reportedly been earmarked by Barcelona as a replacement for Luis Enrique, who announced he would not be at the Catalans next season, and Spurs have been searching out a replacement.
Spalletti – whose contract at Roma is up this summer – is considered an attractive proposition at White Hart Lane given his football philosphies are in line with their’s, though Tottenham are also considering Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini, Eusebio Di Francesco of Sassuolo and Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo.
TORINO CONSIDER PERMANENT HART MOVE
Torino have emerged as a contender to sign Joe Hart from Manchester City permanently this summer, reports Tuttosport.
It was previously thought that the £20 million City have been demanding for their out-of-favour goalkeeper was out of reach for the Granata, who took him on loan last summer after Claudio Bravo moved to the Etihad Stadium.
But Torino could now raise the funds after being impressed with Hart’s performances as well as his standing in the dressing room, with meetings planned with City in the coming months to attempt to find a solution for all parties.
BARCA CONSIDER ALLEGRI
With Luis Enrique to step down as Barcelona coach at the end of the season, the Camp Nou side are considering Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri as a potential replacement, L’Equipe reports.
However, the Italian is not one of the favourites for the role, with the prefered candidates Ernesto Valverde of Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla’s Jorge Sampaoli.
LACAZETTE ON LIVERPOOL SHORTLIST
Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is among the players Liverpool are targeting should they qualify for the Champions League next season, according to the Daily Mirror.
Jurgen Klopp is aware of the lack of depth in his squad and wants five or six new signings this summer, with RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita also an option.
LEICESTER APPROACH O’NEILL
Leicester City have approached Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill for talks over their vacant managerial position, according to the Daily Mail.
Interim boss Craig Shakespeare remains the favourite to remain in charge of the Foxes, but the club continue to pursue other options should the form of the Premier League champions continue to suffer in the coming weeks.
REUS TO REPLACE ALEXIS?
Should Alexis Sanchez leave Arsenal at the end of the season, the Gunners could make a move for Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus, according to the Mirror.
The Chile international has just 18 months left on his Emirates contract and has stalled negotiations regarding a new deal due to a disagreement in wages, leading the Gunners to think about life after their top scorer.
Inter are also said to be interested in Alexis, while Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have also ben linked with a move.
LUKAKU TO CHINA?
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is the latest Premier League player to be targeted by the super-rich Chinese Super League, according to a report from the Mirror.
The Belgian is the joint-top scorer of the English top flight and is wanted by Fabio Cannavaro’s Tianjin Quanjian, while Chelsea and Bayern Munich are also said to be interested.
KANE AN £80M OPTION FOR UTD
Manchester United will turn their attention to an £80 million deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane if they miss out on Antoine Griezmann, reports the Daily Star.
The Atletico Madrid forward remains Jose Mourinho’s top target for the summer window, but a list of alternatives is being drawn up at Old Trafford.
MAN UTD BID FOR DYBALA
Paulo Dybala Juventus Serie A 2016-17
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been the subject of several bids from Manchester United, according to Calciomercato.
The Argentine is yet to commit to fresh terms with the Serie A champions and is also being closely monitored by Barcelona and Real Madrid.
CONTE IN CHELSEA TALKS
Antonio Conte Chelsea Burnley 12022016
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has begun talks over a new deal at Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Express.
The Italian looks set to lead the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season in charge, and the club are keen to tie him down until 2021.
SPURS AN OPTION FOR SHAW
Luke Shaw Manchester United training
Tottenham could offer Luke Shaw a route out of Manchester United this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
Spurs are bracing themselves for a bid from Manchester City for Danny Rose, and see Shaw as the ideal replacement despite his struggles at Old Trafford this season.
LA GALAXY IN FOR TERRY
The LA Galaxy are in line to land John Terry in the summer, according to the The Sun
The defender’s contract is up in the summer and while he has drawn interest from China, the MLS side have made their move and are looking to land the Chelsea legend as a mid-season MLS signing.
BARCA TARGET NEYMAR REPLACEMENT
Barcelona will attempt to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala should Neymar leave the club in a potential £200 million move to Manchester United, according to the Express.
The Italian striker has struck 12 goals in 27 games for the reigning Serie A champions and is now being lined up by Barca chiefs as they look to restructure the squad.
Real Madrid are also monitoring Dybala’s situation, however, as a potential long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
GUARDIOLA WANTS MAN UTD TARGET
Manchester City are ready to compete with Manchester United for the signing of Benfica’s Victor Lindelof, O Jogo reports.
The Red Devils appeared close to signing the £38 million rated centre-back in January, but the deal fell through. While Jose Mourinho’s side are said to have first refusal over a potential summer move for the 22-year-old, the list of clubs interested in him is growing, with Pep Guardiola highlighting him as a potential signing, with Juventus, also Inter, Roma, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid also lurking.
SEVILLA TO RETURN ALEXIS TO SPAIN
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move to China and Serie A, but the Daily Star claim Sevilla are ready to take the former Barcelona man back to Spain.
The Chilean is a big fan of his former national team boss Jorge Sampaoli and could be reunited with the Argentine coach in La Liga.