Man United fear Antoine Griezmann could prove too expensive to sign
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.
United fear Griezmann deal is slipping away
Manchester United are growing agitated that a deal for Antoine Griezmann appears to be getting away due to the Atletico Madrid star's wage demands, reports the Star.
The 26-year-old is reported to have believed United's wage ceiling was £300,000 a week, but the recent Football Leaks investigation revealed Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a £367,000-per-week deal along with a £2.8 million goal bonus.
The Red Devils fear future targets will now push their luck in negotiations, and with the France striker also likely to demand an £85m fee, the deal could prove too expensive.
Zabaleta to begin mass exodus at City
Pep Guardiola will begin a summer clear-out at Manchester City by letting Pablo Zabaleta leave on a free transfer, claims the Mail.
The Argentinian right-back will join West Ham once his deal expires, with five more teammates also likely to leave on free transfers: Willy Caballero, Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Yaya Toure.
Kelechi Iheanacho could also leave, with Guardiola preferring Gabriel Jesus in attack, and Borussia Dortmund are reported to be keen on the Nigerian.
The futures of on-loan City players Joe Hart, Samir Nasri, Eliaquim Mangala, Jason Denayer and Wilfried Bony also appear to be away from the Etihad, with Guardiola eager to revamp his squad after a dismal season.
Toffees target Sigurdsson
Everton will swoop for Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson if Ross Barkley departs this summer, reports the Star.
Ronald Koeman hopes to team up with the Icelandic midfielder with a £25m bid being readied, though the Welsh side want £30m.
With Barkley's contract winding down, the Toffees have told the England international to sign an extension or leave, with the latter more likely now and Tottenham favourites to land him for £35m.
West Ham to fend off Lanzini interest with £30m price tag
West Ham hope to scare off interest in Argentinian star Manuel Lanzini by putting a £30m price tag on the 24-year-old, reports the Mirror.
The former River Plate starlet has shone for the Hammers this term after his loan move from Al Jazira was made permanent, hitting eight goals and assisting two more.
That form has brought interest from Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal, which may push West Ham to offer the player a new deal at the end of the season despite three years remaining on his existing contract.
- Liverpool are also targeting Hull left-back Andrew Robertson and expect to announce his signing once the transfer window opens, according to the Mirror. The Tigers could also be forced to resist interest from Anfield for their centre-back Harry Maguire, with Jurgen Klopp keen to acquire the 24-year-old as he bids to revamp his defence. Newcastle could make a move for the Sheffield United youth product, while Spurs may enter the bidding, too.
- Another centre-back target for the Toon could be Wes Morgan, with the Sun reporting Rafa Benitez is keen on the Leicester captain. The 33-year-old has two more years on his Foxes deal but the newly promoted side believe they can tempt him into a move.
- Inter will sign Real Madrid centre-back Pepe on a free transfer this summer with Tuttosport reporting that Los Blancos will not offer the Portuguese an extension.