Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer stories from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond ahead of the opening of the summer window
ATLETI GIVE UP ON COSTA
Atletico Madrid have turned their attention away from Chelsea striker Diego Costa, instead concentrating on Torino star Andrea Belotti, according to Cadena COPE, via TalkSport .
Diego Simeone was keen on re-signing Brazilian-born Spain international Costa, who led Chelsea to the Premier League title this season, but will focus their energy on the Serie A forward instead.
Beletti, who has struck 27 goals in 36 appearances for Torino this season, is said to have an £85 million release clause written into his contract.
SPURS MAKE CONTACT WITH ALVES
Tottenham have made an approach to sign Juventus full-back Dani Alves, according to a report from Yahoo .
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is exploring potential replacements for Kyle Walker, who has been linked with a summer move to Manchester City, and is keen to strike a deal for the former Barcelona star.
Alves has one year remaining on his current Juventus agreement with an option of another, with Spurs proposing a two-year deal in north London.
CARRICK TO STAY AT UNITED
Manchester United are set to hand Michael Carrick a one-year extension on his Old Trafford contract, according to BBC .
The former Tottenham midfielder is coming to the end of his 11th season with the Red Devils and will see his current deal expire in the coming months.
However, Jose Mourinho is keen for the 35-year-old to stick around beyond this season, albeit in what looks sure to be a bit-part role.
CONTE TO MAKE SIX SIGNINGS
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is preparing as many as six new signings ahead of the 2017-18 campaign despite leading his side to the Premier League title this season, says The independent.
The Italian has marked Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk as his top target as he looks to bolster his backline, with Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata thought to be Conte’s priority at the other end of the pitch.
However, Everton forward Romelu Lukaku remains as an option, having struck 24 Premier League goals this season for the Toffees.
TERRY HAS PL OPTIONS
John Terry has the option to join either Swansea City or Bournemouth in the summer, as the two Premier League clubs go head-to-head for the Chelsea captain’s signature.
The Daily Express say Swans boss Paul Clement, who worked with Terry at Chelsea, is ready to open talks regarding a possible move ahead of next season.
However, The Daily Mail says Eddie Howe will offer the former England skipper a two-year deal on the south coast.
CHELSEA MOVE IN FOR KYLE WALKER
Chelsea are set for a fight with Manchester City over Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker, according to the Mirror .
Walker would be in line for doubling his salary with either club, and Blues’ boss Antonio Conte is a big admirer who wants increased options ahead of the club’s return to Champions League football.
ARSENAL WANT CHELSEA’S TAMMY ABRAHAM
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to bring in Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, says The Sun .
The England Under-21 international is prepared to quit Chelsea if he’s not offered first-team football next season, and he doesn’t factor into Antonio Conte’s future plans.
Wenger would like to add depth and sees the striker as a good fit with the Gunners.
EVERTON WANT £50M FOR BARKLEY
Everton are asking for £50 million for midfielder Ross Barkley should he decide to leave the club this summer, reports the Daily Mail
Barkley was told last week he would be sold if he didn’t sign a new deal by the end of the season and it looks increasingly likely he will leave Goodison Park.
MAN UTD WANTS TO BRING BACK KEANE
Michael Keane could be on the way back to Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail .
The defender was sold by the Old Trafford outfit two years ago for just £2 million, but it will cost the club £25m to bring him back after his good form for Burnley.
A clause in the deal when the defender was sold for the Manchester side to get a 25% sell-on fee basically assures the club of a discounted price against rivals for his signature.
AUBAMEYANG CONSIDERING CHINA OFFER
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly considering a move to China, according to L’Equipe .
The French newspaper reports that the Gabon international could turn down a move to Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United in order to become one of the world’s richest players at Tianjin Quanjian in the Chinese Super League.
MADRID SET JAMES PRICE
James Rodriguez is set to be announced as a Manchester United player imminently, according to Colombian radio station Radio Caracol .
Marca reports that Real Madrid are willing to accept bids of upwards of €75 million for the Colombia international, who has struggled to nail down a starting place in Zinedine Zidane’s team and he could well have found a destination in Old Trafford.
MAN UTD SET FOR £200M SPREE
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will address investors Tuesday ahead of a potential-record summer spending spree, according to the Manchester Evening News .
Woodward has sanctioned the Red Devils to trigger Antoine Griezmann’s £85m release clause, along with moves for Tottenham’s Eric Dier, Burnley’s Michael Keane and approaches for either Torino’s Andrea Belotti or Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. In total, such a transfer haul would likely cost the Red Devils well over £200m.
NEWCASTLE WANT PERMANENT ATSU DEAL
Newcastle are in talks with Chelsea to make their loan of Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu permanent, according to Sky Sports.
Atsu, who has 13 months left on his Chelsea deal but has never made an appearance for the Blues, is said to have an option in his contract which allows newly-promoted Newcastle to sign him for £6.2million.
LIVERPOOL WANT £30M FOR SAKHO
Liverpool have set a price for defender Mamadou Sakho of around £30million according to the Daily Mail .
In addition to Crystal Palace, where Sakho is currently on loan, Liverpool believe there will be a large market for the defender as West Ham, Southampton and Napoli have all expressed interest in the defender before.
With Sakho on his way out, Jurgen Klopp hopes to land either Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk or Burnley’s Michael Keane this summer.
CELTIC EYE MADRID & CHELSEA STRIKERS
Celtic are prepared to part with star Moussa Dembele and are targeting players from Chelsea and Real Madrid as his replacement, according to the Sun .
The newspaper suggests Manchester United and Chelsea are the favorites for Dembele but that the London club hold an edge thanks to Celtic’s interest in Blues youngster Dominic Solanke, who spent the season on loan with Vitesse.
In addition to the 19-year-old Solanke, Spain Under-19 and Real Madrid B forward Dani Gomez has also caught the attention of the Scottish giants. The 18-year-old Gomez would cost £3 million.
BALE TO UTD, GRIEZY TO REAL?
Spanish publication Don Balon reports that Real Madrid could move to sign Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann if Gareth Bale forces his way out of the club.
The report suggests Bale has been assessing his options and is willing to make a move to Old Trafford should all parties come to an agreement on who should go where in what looks to be a busy summer ahead at the Bernabeu.
EVERTON WANT LANZINI
Everton are ready to make a summer transfer bid for West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini, according to the Mirror .
With Ross Barkley looking likely to refuse a new deal at Goodison, Ronald Koeman is looking for creative options to fill the void and sees Lanzini as a sound replacement.
ARSENAL EYE MAHREZ & GIBSON
Arsenal are set to spend £55 million on Riyad Mahrez and Ben Gibson this summer, according to the Daily Express .
Arsene Wenger is set to remain at the Emirates Stadium and wants the Leicester City winger and Middlesbrough defender to lead his summer spending spree.
EVERTON REGISTER INTEREST IN RAHMAN
Everton have expressed an interest in signing Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman, though the 22-year-old is poised to return to Schalke on loan, The Daily Mail reports.
Rahman spent this campaign on a season-long loan to the Bundesliga side but suffered a torn knee ligament in January while playing for Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations.
ARSENAL & CHELSEA IN MODRIC CHASE
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric could be on the move in the summer, according to Diario Gol .
Chelsea, Arsenal, PSG and Bayern Munich are all interested in the Croatia international midfielder, and with Zinedine Zidane focused on making his side more youthful, he could be allowed to leave.