Today’s Football Transfer Recaps


Manchester City will consider a move for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, if 36-year-old Brazilian Fernandinho leaves the club when his contract runs out in the summer.

Liverpool have agreed personal terms with RB Leipzig’s French defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, who is set to join the Premier League club on a five-year deal.

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah wants to leave Liverpool, and Paris St-Germain are planning to make a bid for the 28-year-old if France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, leaves in the summer.

Meanwhile, PSG are looking to strengthen in defence and have identified Tottenham and Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 28, as a potential summer target.

West Ham have joined Chelsea and a host of other clubs in the race for Brentford’s 25-year-old English striker Ivan Toney, who will cost £35m.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will “absolutely” be staying at the club even if the Reds fail to qualify for the Champions League, says the 53-year-old’s agent.

Premier League-bound Norwich City are in competition with Southampton and West Ham to sign Manchester United and England Under-21 full-back Brandon Williams, 20, on loan in the summer.

If Wayne Rooney manages to keep Derby County in the Championship he will look to sign Brighton and Republic of Ireland centre-back Shane Duffy, 29, who has spent the season on loan at Celtic.

Tottenham have held talks with Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte about their managerial vacancy. Discussions with the Premier League-winning former Chelsea manager come after the 51-year-old Italian guided Inter to their first league title in 11 years.

Jose Mourinho could ask former Roma captain and club legend Daniele de Rossi, 37, to join him as assistant manager when he takes over as manager next term.

Former Spurs boss Mourinho could look to sign Tottenham’s Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela, 29, and Brazilian forward Lucas Moura, 28, at Roma.

Alternatively, Mourinho will look to Spurs’ midfield duo of Englishman Eric Dier, 27, and Dane Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 25, along with Manchester United’s Spanish playmaker Juan Mata, 33.

West Ham and Crystal Palace are considering a move for RB Leipzig and South Korea striker Hwang Hee-chan, 25.

Former England international Andy Carroll, 32, is set to leave Newcastle United at the end of the season after becoming frustrated at his lack of playing time.

The fitness of Brazilian forward Wesley, 24, who recently returned to action after almost 16 months out with a serious knee injury, will determine whether Aston Villa move to sign a new striker in the summer.

Wolves are confident about signing striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica, with the 26-year-old available in the summer as Tottenham are not expected to make their loan deal with the Brazilian permanent. Wolves’ 22-year-old Portuguese defender Ruben Vinagre – who is on loan at Famalicao – could move the other way as part of a deal with Benfica.

Genk’s in-demand Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu, 26, is keen to make a move to the Premier League with Arsenal.

Benfica and RB Leipzig are closely following Leicester City midfield Sidnei Tavares, but the Premier League club are keen to tie the Portuguese 19-year-old down with a new deal.

Leeds United have emerged as a contender to sign 26-year-old Turkey midfielder Ozan Tufan from Fenerbahce, who has previously been strongly linked with a move to Spain.

Meanwhile, Leeds are expected to once again send Poland Under-21 midfielder Mateusz Bogusz out on loan next season, with Legia Warsaw among clubs keen to sign the 19-year-old.

Julian Nagelsmann wants Inter Milan and Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi, 22, at Bayern Munich with him when he takes over at the club next season. Hakimi has previously been identified as a key target for Arsenal.

Lazio are considering a two-year deal for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata after the 33-year-old Spaniard’s agent contacted the club about a potential move to the Italian capital in the summer.

Atletico Madrid are keen to sign Argentina Under-20 midfielder Facundo Farias, 18, who has a £9m release clause in his contract with Argentine club CA Colon.


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