Bayern prepare £55m Sanchez deal while Man United eye move for Aguero
The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.
TOP STORY: Bayern ready mega Sanchez bid
Bayern Munich could lead the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with the Telegraph reporting that the Bundesliga giants are readying a £55 million offer.
The Chile international's future is in doubt, with his refusal to sign an extension and just one year left on his current deal.
Sanchez has struck 24 goals across competitions this season, allowing him to demand a huge pay rise that Arsenal have so far been unwilling to meet.
Carlo Ancelotti is confident of capturing the 28-year-old, though Manchester City, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all remain in the hunt.
Mourinho prepares ambitious Aguero move
Jose Mourinho is targeting another top-class striker to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose knee injury is likely to keep him out for the majority of the year, the Sun reports.
Despite Marcus Rashford's form, the Manchester United manager is ready to spend big and has identified Sergio Aguero as a shock candidate, with the Argentina star failing to impress Pep Guardiola.
It remains to be seen whether City would ever consider selling to their fierce rivals, though it is thought they would consider it if bids reach £55m.
Man City make £50m bid for Sandro
Manchester City have made a £50m bid for Alex Sandro, according to the Mirror. Guardiola is craving new full-backs this summer and there are few better than the Juventus left-back.
Sandro has been a revelation since joining Juventus and the Serie A champions could double their money two years on from paying Porto £23m for his services.
With the Bianconeri on the verge of a historic Treble, City will likely need to make a convincing case for Sandro to even consider leaving this summer.
Theo to spurn Prem interest for Barcelona
The 19-year-old has impressed on loan at Alaves and has a €24m release clause, which the Blaugrana are willing to trigger.
Manchester City and Liverpool had been linked with the youngster, while Atletico Madrid would like to keep the player.
It is thought that Theo turned down Real Madrid due to the probable difficulty in displacing Marcelo, and while Jordi Alba would be no pushover, it at least remains feasible. The Spain international will not leave Camp Nou, though, despite being linked with a move in the opposite direction to Atleti or PSG.
- If Real Madrid cannot sign Theo, Zinedine Zidane could turn to Espanyol's Aaron Martin, according to Sport. Another alternative is Valencia's Jose Gaya, with a backup for Marcelo high on the Champions League holders' shopping list.
- Yaya Toure will have to accept a £130,000-per-week pay cut to stay at Manchester City, reports the Star. A move to China has been rumoured, but Guardiola has now warmed to the player after freezing him out earlier in the season. Yet City are unprepared to offer an extension on his current terms of £230,000 per week and a compromise will be needed if his seven-year stay at the Etihad is to be extended beyond this summer.