LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United step up Sancho chase as Lingard heads for exit door

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: Man United step up Sancho chase amid Lingard exit plan

Manchester United are close to reaching an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho, according to The Sun.

Sancho is said to be worth in the region of £100 million, and while United's trio of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood are on top form right now, United are seemingly ready to spend big.

The 20-year-old Sancho has recorded a total of 20 goals and 18 assists in all competitions this season, and is now ready for a Premier League move, having initially left Manchester City in 2017.

It is also suggested in the report that Jesse Lingard could be on his way out of the club, with Internazionale and AC Milan interested, while Inter are also looking for a way to extend Alexis Sanchez's loan deal.


21.33 BST: Ex-Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac will replace AS Monaco's Robert Moreno after his sacking on Saturday, sources have told ESPN.

20.16 BST: Victor Osimhen's move from Lille to Napoli is on the verge of collapse, according to Corriere dello Sport, which adds that Napoli have an alternative striker in mind in 30-year-old Ciro Immobile. The Italy international is a Neapolitan, and a return home could be appealing, but he has three years remaining on his contract with Lazio and the Roman club are adamant their star forward is not for sale.

18.59 BST: Le10 Sport writes that Atletico Madrid remain in James Rodriguez, but negotiations have taken place between the Colombia international's agent Jorge Mendes and Paris Saint-Germain that could see the 29-year-old Real Madrid midfielder leave the Spanish capital for the French capital.

17.42 BST: Torino striker Andrea Belotti always finds his name in the pages of Transfer Talk, and this summer is no different. The 26-year-old is being linked with both Internazionale and Manchester United by Tuttosport. He has a €100m release clause for foreign bidders, but it seems unlikely that would be activated. Fiorentina had a €40m offer turned down in January, but the Italy international may look for a new challenge with Torino struggling at the wrong end of the table this season.

Mario Balotelli's time at Brescia came to an inauspicious end after he was ostracised for failing to turn up to training during the coronavirus shutdown. But could he be about to ply his trade in the lower reaches of Italian football? Sky Sport Italia claims that Como, who finished midtable in Serie C but have lofty ambitions, have offered the 29-year-old a deal.

16.59 BST: Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai is primed to join AC Milan this summer, having being tracked by several of Europe's biggest clubs. The FC Salzburg star has said La Liga and Serie A would be his preferred destinations, seemingly ruling out a move to Arsenal.

"Spanish and Italian," he said when asked which leagues he liked. "You'll see where I go in time."

Milan's failure to qualify for the Champions League next season wouldn't put him off either.

He added: "I want to win the Champions League. What I haven't said is that I want to win the Champions League with my current or next contract, but in my lifetime."

16.11 BST: Ben White has been outstanding in the Leeds United defence that this weekend earned promotion back to the Premier League as Championship champions. But he has been on loan at Leeds from Brighton & Hove Albion. Seagulls boss Graham Potter has insisted the player won't be heading to West Yorkshire permanently and will be part of his first-team plans.

"He's contracted with us and he's on loan at Leeds. He's our player," Potter said. "It's fantastic he's had this year with Leeds. I think everybody won. Ben got some great experience; Leeds achieved their goal of promotion.

"But we rate him highly. We like him a lot. He's a really good player and thankfully he's our player. [Next season] he'll be competing for a place like everyone else."

15.34 BST: FC Salzburg have agreed the signing of Oumar Solet for €4.5m, with a further €4m in add-ons and a 15% sell-on clause. The 20-year-old joined Lyon from Laval two years ago but failed to make an impact on the first team. The deal will go through on July 26.

14.42 BST: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested he could sign a new contract with AC Milan. The former Sweden international made his 100th appearance for the club during the week, but it was expected the 38-year-old would depart once the season has finally finished.

"It's a great honour to play 100 games for Milan. I hope to play lots more," he said. "Thank you, guys. It's all thanks to you that I have no competition, otherwise I wouldn't be playing!"

13.59 BST: Sheffield United have bolstered their goalkeeping ranks with the addition of Wes Foderingham on a free transfer from Rangers. The goalkeeper's contract had expired at Ibrox. Foderingham comes in as back-up, but the Blades may need to find a new No. 1 with Dean Henderson due to return to Manchester United at the end of the season when his loan runs out.

13.14 BST: Barcelona have completed a deal for Rayo Vallecano teenager Fabian Luzzi. The striker has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with Barca, who have the option to extend by a further two seasons. The 16-year-old will initially play for Patrick Kluivert's Juvenil A team.

12.29 BST: Villarreal have released a video ahead of their final game of the season which would seem to confirm that Santi Cazorla will be leaving the club when his contract ends on Sunday. It's a celebration of the player's two seasons at the club, during which he scored 15 goals in 68 La Liga appearances. The 35-year-old is tipped to join Al Sadd of Qatar, who are managed by Xavi Hernandez. The club also pay tribute to another player who is set to depart, Bruno Soriano.

11.43 BST: Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of completing a move for Wigan Athletic midfielder Alfie Devine. The 15-year-old, who started his career at Liverpool, is an England youth international and came to Spurs' attention when he starred in a 2-0 win for Wigan in an FA Youth Cup tie against them.The Daily Mail says that talks are back on after an initial offer of £500,000 was turned down. Wigan are in administration and need to sell players to pay wages.

11.01 BST: We brought you the news yesterday that Manchester City were closing in on the signing of Valencia winger Ferran Torres as a replacement for Leroy Sane, but Marca says there is haggling to be done over the fee.

Ferran only has one year remaining on his contract and City are refusing to pay any more than €35m, even though the player's deal has a €100m release clause. But time is not on Valencia's side.

10.22 BST: Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell is going to be a man in demand this summer following the club's relegation from the Premier League. The Daily Mail reports that Leicester City and Newcastle United are at the head of the queue -- though Manchester City could even make a move. Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich are also named as admirers of the 22-year-old who scored six goals for the bottom-of-the-table side.

09.30 BST: Interesting is hotting up in Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who will be sold this summer after turning down a contract extension. The 24-year-old Denmark international is being tracked by a number of Premier League clubs, with Everton first to move last week but seeing their bid turned down.

Now the Evening Standard reports Hojbjerg, who was stripped of the captaincy at St Mary's, is on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur. But they will need to find £35m to land the player.


Juve make contact with Lacazette

Italian giants Juventus are looking to bring in a new striker to replace Gonzalo Higuain, according to Calciomercato, with Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette an option.

It is suggested that the Italian side have made contact with Lacazette's representatives, but have not yet begun any discussions with Arsenal. The Gunners are in a precarious situation as they attempt to secure European football next season and retain both Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, Juve are reportedly more keen on Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik, who tops their priority list.

David wants Ligue 1 move to Lille


- Canada international Jonathan David has made it known that it is his wish to join Lille as soon as possible, reports L'Equipe. The French outfit have offered Belgian side Racing Genk €25m for the 20-year-old, who has recorded 21 goals across all competitions this term. If the move does go through, he will sign a five-year contract.

- Steve Bruce is determined Newcastle United will sign Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn if Dean Smith's side are relegated, reports The Daily Star. It is ex-Villa boss Bruce who brought the Scotsman to Villa Park, and he is hoping to secure the 25-year-old's services once again. There is still uncertainty around Bruce's position due to takeover talks at Newcastle, but he is adamant to press on with his transfer plans.

- Napoli are hoping to sign Darwin Nunez from Spanish second-division side Almeria, according to Calciomercato. The 21-year-old, who is valued at €20m to €25m, has been touted as "the new Edinson Cavani" and has 15 league goals to his name this term. It is suggested within the report that this acquisition is being proposed alongside the signing of Lille's Victor Osimhen.

- Lyon centre-back Oumar Solet will join FC Salzburg on July 26th, the French side announced on Friday. The 20-year-old, who signed for Lyon in January 2018, will leave for €4.5m, with a potential €4m of add-ons and a 15% sell-on clause. This move comes with the defender having played just eight minutes of Ligue 1 football this season.