Everton want £50m for Ross Barkley; Man United, City vie for Ederson
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.
Everton want £50m for Barkley
Everton have given up hope of keeping Ross Barkley with the Mirror reporting that contract talks have failed to progress.
The England midfielder has one year remaining on his contract and Ronald Koeman has given the player an ultimatum: sign a new contract or go.
Everton's £50 million price tag may make a sale difficult though, with Tottenham and Manchester United unlikely to match their valuation.
The 23-year-old has failed to adjust to the Dutch manager's tactics and mustered just five goals in the league, although he also added nine assists.
United and City battle for Ederson
Both Manchester United and Manchester City appear set to go head-to-head for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, report Portuguese publication Record.
If David De Gea finally moves back to Spain to join Real Madrid and Pep Guardiola is unwilling to persevere with Claudio Bravo or Willy Caballero, the Brazilian shot-stopper could be an ideal replacement.
The 23-year-old would cost £26m (€30m), with the Portuguese champions thought to be prepared to negotiate a lower fee than his £38m buy-out clause.
PSG ready Oblak bid
Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to pay €60m (£52m) for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, reports France Football.
The Slovenian goalkeeper would provide an upgrade on Kevin Trapp and has also been linked with the aforementioned vacancy possibly opening up in the Manchester United net.
Unai Emery is under pressure after relinquishing the Ligue 1 title to Monaco and a world class goalkeeper in Oblak could help build the foundation for a new PSG side.
Roma rival Juve for Schick
Roma are keen on Sampdoria starlet Patrik Schick and Sky Sport Italia says the Giallorossi will rival Juventus for the 21-year-old.
Inter, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid have also been linked to the Czech starlet.
A €25m buy-out clause appears to be an extremely attractive fee to potential suitors given his phenomenal season in Serie A.
- According to German outlet Mopo, U.S. international Bobby Wood is on the verge of signing a new contract with Hamburg.
Wood, 24, struggled for goals, scoring five all season, as Hamburg successfully battled relegation to stay in the Bundesliga. Despite a goals drought that ran some 809 minutes to close his campaign, the report says that Hamburg see Wood as part of the future of the club and are set to hand him a deal that runs through 2021 with wages just shy of €3m.
- Chris Smalling could be shipped out this summer at Manchester United after failing to convince Jose Mourinho with the Sun reporting that West Ham and West Brom lead the race for the England centre-back.
Mourinho had described Smalling as being "too cautious" earlier in the season with the Red Devils desperate for defenders during an injury crisis and found himself out of the Portuguese's starting centre-back pair, which could lead to a fresh start this summer.
- Juventus are targeting Renato Sanches after failing to impress since his move to Bayern Munich, claims Corriere dello Sport.
Manchester United are also likely to try again for the Portuguese international with a €40m fee mooted for the 19-year-old.
- Heart of Midlothian could be set to lose out on a fee for winger Sam Nicholson if he joins MLS outfit Minnesota United. The Scottish Sun writes that the 22-year-old has rejected Hearts' latest contract offer and could leave with zero compensation going to the club, who were guaranteed £400,000 if Nicholson moved anywhere within Scotland.