The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market uncertain — you can find out when the windows open and close here — but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond. Plus, check out all the latest major completed transfers across Europe.
TOP STORY: Battle to sign Mbappe heating up
Both Real Madrid and Liverpool are looking to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe next summer, reports L’Equipe.
Jurgen Klopp’s team are reportedly in regular contact with the World Cup winner, and Real Madrid are looking to make a move of their own.
The Frenchman will have one year left on his contract with PSG by the time the season ends, which is something both clubs will aim to take advantage of as the French giants look to avoid losing him for free.
Mbappe has revealed his admiration for Liverpool in the past and has referred to Real as a “dream” move.
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08.00 BST: Atletico Madrid are near completion of the signing of Luis Suarez after the striker edged closer to terminating his contract with Barcelona, various sources have confirmed to ESPN’s Sam Marsden and Rodrigo Faez.
The talks between the two La Liga sides comes as Alvaro Morata prepares a return to Juventus from Atletico on a loan with an option to buy. The Spanish playmaker arrived in Turin, where he played from 2014-16, on Monday ahead of an official announcement.
Suarez, 33, has one more year to run on the terms he signed with Barca in 2016 but was told by new coach Ronald Koeman last month that he was not part of his plans. Koeman did not call him up for any of Barca’s friendlies in preseason but said he would look to reintegrate him into the squad if he ended up staying.
ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe with the latest on Barcelona’s quest to sell Luis Suarez.
PAPER TALK (by Danny Lewis): Bayern closing in on Dest
Barcelona have been strongly linked with Sergino Dest, but Bayern Munich are closing in on a move for the Ajax full-back, reports AD.
The Netherlands giants originally turned down an approach from Bavaria, but Bayern have come in with another one, which is closer to the €20 million Ajax had been looking to bring in for the USMNT player.
The 19-year-old turned down a new contract with Ajax. He looks to follow Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek out of the door after they joined Chelsea and Manchester United, respectively.
The report has gone as far as to suggest that a move to Bayern seems imminent.
Archie Rhind-Tutt has the latest on Bayern Munich’s transfer targets, saying Ajax’s Sergino Dest will be on his way.
Atletico to meet with Cavani’s representatives
Atletico Madrid are getting closer to a deal for Barcelona frontman Luis Suarez, but they are not stopping there, reports L’Equipe.
The French outlet has suggested that the La Liga side are set to meet with his compatriot Edinson Cavani’s representatives to discuss a move for the former PSG striker.
The Uruguayan’s contract with the Ligue 1 champions came to an end after last season, and there have been numerous links regarding his future since then.
It appears he might be about to finally settle on a new home, playing alongside a familiar face in his compatriot Suarez.
— AS Monaco have made a €15m offer for Sporting CP midfielder Wendel, according to Record. There is a dispute about the price, though, with the Ligue 1 outfit not wanting to budge any higher while Sporting are holding out for €25m.
— Roma are adamant that they want to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling but don’t want to pay over the odds, according to Calciomercato. The Red Devils are said to be demanding €20m for the Englishman, while Roma have offered €13m.
— Internazionale teenager Lucien Agoume is close to joining Spezia on loan, reports Foot Mercato. The 17-year-old has attracted short-term offers from the likes of Crotone, Parma and Hellas Verona, as well as Bundesliga outfits Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach.