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LIVE: Transfer Talk: Arsenal could be the next stop for Lille star Pepe

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but you can click here to review all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: Pepe is off, and could join Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe is set to leave Lille at the end of the season, but where will he be heading?

Although the answer remains unclear, the Sun reports that Lille are resigned to losing the attacker.

Pepe has scored 19 goals and contributed 12 assists this season, striking in Lille's shock 5-1 home win over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

Before the match, club president Gerard Lopez told Telefoot: "Four or five players will be leaving this summer. The departure of Nicolas Pepe is certain. He enters a price range that cannot be refused any more. He will have the choice."

Arsenal want to bring Pepe to the Emirates, but face competition from Manchester United, PSG and Bayern Munich -- and he won't come cheap.

Luis Campos, Lille's sporting director, has said the club want at least £72 million, while boss Christophe Galtier has said the Ivory Coast ace would look good in red. Which club's red, though, is anyone's guess.


21.41 BST: Serbian striker Luka Jovic has burst onto the scene this season with 25 goals in 40 games for Eintracht Frankfurt and with that have come admirers from across Europe.

Where will Jovic play next season? That remains a mystery but according to newspaper El Mundo Deportivo, one club that will not acquire the Serbian hitman is Barcelona.

The report states that Barcelona have "ruled out" a move for the 21-year-old due to concerns over Jovic's "combinative capacity" and potential to contribute outside of the box. There are no questions over Jovic's goalscoring instincts but in a team like Barcelona that builds play from deep and prefers versatile strikers, there ar concerns over whether Jovic fits the mold.

Frankfurt are reportedly looking for £40 million for the striker with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich two other clubs said to be monitoring the Serb.

21.06 BST: The Suns claims that Arsenal and Man United are set to go head-to-head for a in-form young attacker.

That player is none other than Ajax's David Neres, who scored the Dutch side's leveller last week in the Champions League against Juventus. The 22-year-old Brazilian has scored eight goals and added 11 assists this season and is being valued at £45 million.

Other than Arsenal and Man United, Neres has been linked with PSG, Liverpool and even Everton.

20.23 BST: Man City to lose star midfielder?

Italian outlet Tuttosport says that Inter Milan are interested in making a move for Germany international Ilkay Gundogan, whose contract expires next summer. Now 28, Gundogan is reluctant to sign a new deal amid concerns over playing time, and Inter could be the beneficiary.

19.39 BST: Napoli are reportedly monitoring former Arsenal cast-off Ismael Bennacer.

Bennacer, who only ever made one first-team appearance for Arsenal, has impressed at Empoli and according to, has caught the attention of Napoli and manager Carlo Ancelotti. The report later says that Napoli have already offered €16 million for the Algerian international.

Arsenal do have a say in Bennacer's future as the London club does have a buy-back clause if they wanted to bring the player back to the Emirates.

18.50 BST: Young West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has been drawing rave reviews and has seen his name linked with English giants like Man City and Man United.

It turns out word of Rice's ascent has spread outside of England with speculation Real Madrid are even keeping an eye on the 20-year-old central midfielder.

Former West Ham defender Scott Minto, speaking on Stadium Astro said the following:

"I'm hearing that even Real Madrid are knocking on the door and speaking to his family.

"That's what I'm hearing."

What a year it has been for the youngster!

18.00 BST: With Man United in Barcelona this week for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal, rumours that Barcelona could move for Marcus Rashford are naturally swirling again.

The Mirror writes that Barca want Rashford and are willing to table a £100 million offer for the 21-year-old forward. Rashford has one year left on his current deal at Old Trafford but has yet to agree to an extension despite extensive talks over the past few months. Barcelona seem to have given up on Philippe Coutinho and could view Rashford as the missing piece to their front three alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Rashford, who has 13 goals and nine assists this campaign,  has reportedly been offered a £300,000-a-week deal to stay at United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer viewing the young Englishman as a key cog in both United's present and future.

17.19 BST: Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld's future remains muddled but a new club may have entered the fold for the Belgian: North London rivals Arsenal.

The Sun claims Arsenal could make a "shock move" for Alderweireld and nab him for a bargain £25 million this summer due to a clause in his new contract extension. Man United have been the club most often linked with the 30-year-old centre-back but this report suggests Arsenal, who will be tasked with revamping their squad on a tight budget, could find Alderweireld's cheap buy-out clause appealing.

16.41 BST: Everton midfielder Mo Besic, on loan at Middlesbrough, is set to leave Goodison Park permanently in the summer and is interesting Turkish clubs Besiktas and Fenerbahce, according to reports.

15.38 BST: Tottenham are looking at goalkeeper Marko Malencia who plays for Croatian side Osijek, as they consider a move to bring a new back-up keeper to North London, according to reports in Croatia.

14.59 BST: Franck Ribery is saying goodbye to Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer, and reports in Germany suggest Qatari side Al-Sadd are among those who could make a move to sign him.

14.19 BST: New York City FC and D.C. United are among the teams interested in Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper, according to Sky Sports.

Hooper, 31, will be a free agent at the end of the English season and has not been offered a deal to extend his stay with Wednesday. Trabzonspor and Bursaspor in Turkey are also linked.

13.57 BST: North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are keen on Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, but reports suggest they could face competition from the east of the capital, with West Ham now also interested.

13.37 BST: The future of Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie is "up in the air" after a reported row with Giovanni van Bronckhorst, his manager at loan club Feyenoord, the Independent reports.

Clasie had been seen as likely to make a permanent return to his old club at the end of the season, but the Independent says that now seems in doubt.

12.59 BST: Benfica youngster Joao Felix, who has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, could soon be linking up with Ronaldo at Juventus, according to Calciomercato.

It reports that his agent Jorge Mendes plans to meet Juve sporting director Fabio Parataci later this week to discuss a move for the 19-year-old attacking midfielder.

12.37 BST: Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is being linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal, and the Mirror says that could be good news for his former club Celtic, who made a sell-on clause part of his move to France.

12.00 BST: Reports in Italy suggest that Tottenham could make a move for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen after they sent scouts to watch him in action at the weekend.

11.34 BST: Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany is feeling pretty relaxed about his future, it seems:

11.02 BST: Prolific Birmingham striker Che Adams is attracting plenty of attention, and speculation suggests Everton could table an offer of around £15m in the summer, according to the Birmingham Mail.

10.29  BST: Germany international Timo Werner is set to leave RB Leipzig in the summer.

Leipzig have said in the past that they want to cash in on the 23-year-old, who is under contract until 2020, should he decide against signing a new deal. And, on Saturday, RB CEO Oliver Mintzlaff told reporters that Werner has all but made that decision.

Bayern Munich have been linked with Werner, while Bild reported that both Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool could make a move for the Germany international.

09.40 BST: Angel Di Maria has told Canal+ he could have left PSG as a free agent but decided to extend his contract last year in order to try to end the Ligue 1 side's European frustrations.

"I extended my contract here because I want to win the Champions League," the Argentina international said. "This year, I could have been free -- I could have gone wherever I wanted. I had other offers from very important clubs. However, shortly, we will achieve our goal."

08.45 BST: Mauro Icardi's time at Inter Milan appears to be drawing to a close despite the Argentina star's return to the side, with reports linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid.

The forward's wife and agent, Wanda Nara, said after Inter's 3-1 win at Frosinone on Sunday that her husband and client has "had everything taken away from him, but they will never take away his joy of playing for Inter."

PAPER TALK: Zizou won't commit on Isco's future 

As Real Madrid's La Liga campaign draws to a close, Zinedine Zidane has revealed that the futures of several players have yet to be resolved -- among them midfielder Isco, Marca reports.

"There are many players here that can be sold because they are all really good," Zidane told reporters on Sunday. "Many clubs want many Real Madrid players, it's nothing new. Isco is an important player and I like him. We'll see what happens."

So there you go. Everything clear? No? Thought not.

Bayern keen on Roma's Zaniolo

Bayern Munich are interested in Roma's 19-year-old midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, Bild reports.

Zaniolo, who recently made his first appearances for Italy, is seen as a perfect fit for the defending Bundesliga champions, the report says.

President Uli Hoeness has said Bayern are in the process of revamping a team that has relied heavily on veterans in recent years, with the signing of young defender Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid the first step.

However, if they are to sign Zaniolo they will have to fend off competition from Real Madrid and Juventus.

Barca, Juventus in De Ligt accord?

The eventual destination of Matthijs de Ligt has long been a source of speculation, but now there's a bit more clarity. Or is there?

According to AS, the Ajax defender is wanted by both Barcelona and Juventus but the La Liga leaders are in pole position.

Frenkie de Jong has already put pen to paper on a deal at Camp Nou, and now it looks as though De Ligt could soon be following him.

Juventus are reported to be willing to withdraw their interest in De Ligt and instead negotiate a deal for Barca's Samuel Umtiti following Andrea Barzagli's decision to retire at the end of the season.


- Chelsea and United States international defender Matt Miazga has said he will keep his options open when his loan spell at Reading ends but has not ruled out staying on a permanent basis, the Reading Chronicle reports.

- Spurs have Celta Vigo's Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez on their radar, according to the Mail. The 22-year-old is said to have a £43.5m release clause in his contract.

- Things got a bit crowded in Portugal this weekend, with English scouts falling over themselves to watch Bruno Fernandes. O Jogo says Manchester United were one of 11 clubs to send scouts to watch the Sporting Lisbon star as he scored his 28th goal of the season against Aves.


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