The summer window will be opening before you know it, and rumours around the world are picking up steam. As always, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest gossip. See the latest deals here.
TOP STORY: Foxes resigned to losing Mahrez or Kante
Leicester City are prepared to lose one of their star players this summer with either Riyad Mahrez or N’Golo Kante set for the exit despite their historic season, according to the Mirror.
The Foxes now seem destined to capture the Premier League title, but despite this incredible feat and Champions League football on offer, Claudio Ranieri’s side accept Mahrez or Kante could depart in the summer.
Mahrez has attracted attention from Barcelona, Manchester United and Tottenham, while Kante is being touted to join Chelsea, Arsenal or Juventus and Leicester can expect to make a huge profit on either player should they decide to sell.
Mourinho to Manchester United a done deal
Jose Mourinho has tied up all the loose ends and agreed to take over Manchester United this summer, according to Guillem Balague.
The Spanish Sky Sports journalist claims Mourinho’s camp are under the impression a deal is complete to replace Louis van Gaal this summer, though the Dutchman feels he will remain in charge at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have reiterated that no decision has been made however and Van Gaal looks set to push Manchester City all the way for a top four finish, which might have a significant bearing on their final decision.
On Mou. His people say all done with United. Most football people think all done too. MUFC say no decision made. Lvg thinks he’s staying 1/2
– Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) April 6, 2016
Roma to rival Spurs for Witsel
Spurs have been dealt a blow as Roma have joined the race for Zenit Saint Petersburg ace Axel Witsel, according to the Express.
Previously rated at £32 million by the Russian club, the Belgium international now has just one year remaining on his deal and is seeking a new challenge.
Spurs are reported to have already submitted a £20 million bid for the 27-year-old, but the Giallorossi will now look to persuade the former Benfica midfielder to head to Italy.
Chelsea put off by Roma’s Nainggolan valuation
Chelsea have begun discussions with Roma for their combative midfielder Radja Nainggolan, with the Giallorossi reportedly quoting the Blues £40 million for the Belgium international, according to the Mirror.
Antonio Conte is said to be keen to bring the 27-year-old with him to West London, but the Blues are said to have cooled negotiations after hearing Roma’s valuation of the player.
Conte evidently senses Chelsea require some tenacity in the midfield, which Nainggolan could provide, but the Blues could disappoint their new boss by walking away from any deal if a compromise cannot be found.
– PSG have highlighted Alexis Sanchez as the ideal man to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, according to AS Chile.
The Parisiens may lose their charismatic Swedish striker on a free this summer, but Arsenal’s Chilean forward could be targeted as a replacement for Laurent Blanc’s side.
– West Ham are keen to retain star man Dimitri Payet this summer and have slapped an eye-watering £48 million price tag on the Frenchman to ward off interest from rivals, according to A Bola.
The Hammers ace is in the running for player of the season after a spectacular debut campaign in claret and blue, but his performances have led to Barcelona enquiring about the midfielder, though such a price for a 29-year-old should safely see West Ham keep hold of him.
– Aston Villa face a tough task to keep highly-talented youngster Andre Green this summer, with Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester City and Liverpool registering an interest, according to the Mirror.
With relegation a foregone conclusion now, the 17-year-old winger is said be looking elsewhere.
– Liverpool could be set for a surprise swap deal with Udinese this summer involving Piotr Zielinski and Jordan Rossiter, according to the Star.
The Reds have liked what they have seen from the Pole during his loan spell with Empoli and Udinese will demand Liverpool’s 19-year-old midfielder in return.