The January transfer window might seem like a distant memory, but that doesn't mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here.
TOP STORY: Inter Milan could see Lukaku, Lautaro leave
Lukaku has been in fine form this season, making 38 goal contributions across all competitions -- including 22 Serie A goals scored himself.
Alessandro Bastoni is another player named in the report, and, once again, Man City are said to be involved, as Pep Guardiola is a long-time admirer of the 22-year-old centre-back.
It doesn't stop there, though, as striker Lautaro Martinez, who was strongly linked with a move to Barcelona last summer, and full-back Achraf Hakimi, who Arsenal are said to be interested in, are both named as members of the squad who could potentially depart.
While it is far from certain that various big names will be leaving the Nerazzurri in the summer, it shouldn't be surprising if some do to help Inter address their financial concerns .
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21.15 BST: North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are set to do battle over Fulham loan star Joachim Andersen.
Despite Fulham's confirmed relegation, the 24-year-old centre-back has impressed in England while on loan from Lyon, and could be set to stay in England's top flight. BT in Denmark have linked the London clubs with interest in the Dane, while Jeunes Footeux has confirmed Andersen's interest in staying in England.
Lyon are looking for around €30 million for the Sampdoria star, and the report says it is now up to Spurs to convince Andersen to join. One thing that could help sway the Denmark international is Scott Parker, who has been linked wit the vacant Tottenham manager job.
20.29 BST: QPR are closing in on a deal for previously on-loan striker Charlie Austin, talkSport has learned.
The 31-year-old is still on the books at West Brom, but is coming of a fruitful loan spell with the Rs in which he scored eight goals in 21 appearances. A deal between the two sides is expected to get done, with QPR reportedly to offer Austin a very incentive-based deal.
The ex-Southhampton frontman has scored 56 times in 111 appearances for QPR over two spells and is a fan favourite at Loftus Road.
19.42 BST: Star Udinese midfielder Rodrigo de Paul has been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Leeds, Milan, Inter and Juventus, and now a Spanish suitor has emerged.
Reports in Spain suggest that Atletico Madrid are making a push for the Argentine midfielder, who is almost guaranteed to be on the move this summer. The 26-year-old has racked up nine goals and 10 assists this season in Serie A, factoring in on an amazing 46% of Udinese's goals.
18.53 BST: Matheus Pereira has shown he is Premier League quality this season but with West Brom set to drop down to the Championship, where does the Brazilian's future lay?
Calciomercato claims that Leicester, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are all monitoring the tricky 25-year-old, with other reports also linking Pereira with RB Leipzig. Pereira, who cost WBA around £8 million, has been the one bright spot for the Baggies this season, racking up 10 goals and five assists in 31 games.
18.04 BST: Jerome Boateng is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after a 10-year spell at the club, and Tottenham and Monaco have emerged as favourites to land the World Cup winner.
The Sun writes that Spurs are in pole position to land the 32-year-old, although Bild claims Monaco, and Boateng's former Bayern coach Niko Kovac are also admirers. Monaco do possess one advantage over Tottenham in the race for Boateng, as the principality club can offer the bonus of Champions League football next season.
17.21 BST: NYCFC have signed forward Valentin Castellanos to a new five-year contract.
The 22-year-old, who was the subject to multiple bids from Brazilian giants Palmeiras this summer, will stay in NYC through 2025. The native Argentine has been a standout since arriving from Uruguay's Montevideo City Torque in 2018, scoring 22 goals and adding 11 assists in 64 games (46 starts).
"I'm very happy about this opportunity the club is giving me," Castellanos said in a club release. "The people here have my back and help me to be a better person and player every day. I'm happy to keep developing my career with the club. What I like about the club is the people. The people that work here. My teammates that help me grow day after day. I'm very happy and calm here. I feel the respect from everyone that works here, and I think it's a wonderful situation for me and my career to continue with this club."
16.30 BST: Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo all playing for PSG would be pretty cool.
15.28 BST: Cristiano Ronaldo's mother, Dolores Aveiro, told Sporting CP supporters she will try to convince her son to return to his boyhood club this summer.
While Ronaldo leads the way in the Serie A goalscoring charts this term, scoring his 100th Juventus goal in his side's 3-1 win at Sassuolo on Wednesday, his club have endured a difficult season and could finish outside the top four which would mean they miss out on a place in the Champions League.
In contrast, the club where Ronaldo started his senior career, Sporting, clinched the Portuguese title for the first time since 2002 after beating Boavista on Tuesday, ending rivals FC Porto and Benfica's 19-year stranglehold on the championship.
Dolores Aveiro, an avid Sporting fan, made clear during the title celebrations that she would try to bring the Juventus forward back to the club.
"I'll talk to him [Cristiano] to bring him back," Aveiro said from her balcony as she spoke to Sporting fans that had taken to the streets to celebrate. "Next year he will play in Alvalade [Sporting's stadium]."
Ronaldo, 36, has one year remaining on his contract at Juventus, but he has been linked with a departure this summer, with Sporting, the club he left for Manchester United as a teenager, mentioned as a possible destination.
15.13 BST: Defensa Central reckons that Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane thinks it was a mistake to let midfielder Martin Odegaard join Arsenal on loan this season, and that the club would have already won La Liga if he had been in the squad.
Odegaard, 22, had grown tired of a lack of chances at the Bernabeu -- having spent most of time away on loan since arriving as a 16-year-old back in 2015 -- so he opted for another loan move to the Emirates, where he has impressed.
Zidane, who presumably sanctioned the Norway international's exit and also played a part in not giving him a chance in the Madrid first-team, reportedly believes that keeping Odegaard would have allowed him to rotate Luka Modric and Toni Kroos more.
Third-placed Madrid are five points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, but have a game in hand with three matches left to play in the season.
15.00 BST: FC Cincinnati have signed former Stoke and QPR defender Geoff Cameron through the 2022 MLS season with an additional option year.
Cameron, 35, will occupy a senior roster spot. He previously played for Houston Dynamo from 2008-12.
"We have prioritized adding to our current backline and we welcome the opportunity to add Geoff Cameron to our team," General Manager Gerard Nijkamp said. "He has been a consistent contributor in nine seasons in England and we believe he will compete with our current players to earn regular minutes."
15.00 BST: Racing Louisville FC have signed Bristol City and England forward Ebony Salmon.
Salmon, 20, signed a two-year contract to play for the National Women's Soccer League expansion side.
"We are proud to welcome Ebony to Louisville," said Racing's head coach, Christy Holly. "Our team worked very hard to secure her signing, as we know she is one of the best young talents in the world and was so well developed by the coaches at Bristol. Even at such a young age, Ebony has already proven to be a dangerous player and one that can have a very big impact upon our team. We feel there is a strong alignment between Ebony's ambitions and those of Racing Louisville."
14.22 BST: Will Barcelona move on Sergino Dest this summer?
13.51 BST: Atletico Madrid are in contract talks with midfielder Marcos Llorente, amid interest from Man United, says AS.
Llorente, 26, is reportedly on United's radar and could be the subject of a €70m bid this summer.
Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil has met with Llorente's agent already over extending the contract beyond its 2024 end.
13.27 BST: ICYMI - Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that striker Erling Haaland will remain at the club next season.
Haaland, 20, is under contract at Dortmund until 2024, but a clause in his contract allows him to leave the Westfalenstadion for a fee significantly below €100 million in the summer of 2022.
This year, the transfer fee for the Norway international is subject to negotiations, but the Bundesliga club remain hopeful they will be able to hang on to the in-demand striker for another year.
Last month, sources told ESPN that BVB will only entertain an offer of €180m for Haaland this summer but CEO Watzke expects the striker to stay for another year.
"I have the clear expectation that Erling Haaland will play for us next year," Watzke told Sport Bild. "And I don't waste any thoughts on anything else."
When asked whether a phone call from Barcelona or Real Madrid could change the situation, he added: "I think they know about the contract situation and our stance there as well. I am just totally relaxed. Nobody believed us with Jadon Sancho last summer until deadline day, and he's still with us today."
12.50 BST: Barcelona remain in regular contact with Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Lyon's Memphis Depay ahead of making a move to sign at least one of them on a free transfer this summer, but sources have told ESPN's Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens that the club are also keen to sign another forward who can lead the attack in the long-term.
ESPN has previously reported that Barca have been tracking a number of young strikers across Europe, including Real Sociedad's Alexander Isak and Benfica's Darwin Nunez.
Sources said that the club are looking at more experienced options, too, with Villarreal's Gerard Moreno someone who fits that category. He has scored 27 goals this season, helping his side reach the Europa League final against Manchester United.
Moreno is not the only player who fits that profile, sources added, but said that Barca will wait until knowing if Lionel Messi stays or not before making any definitive moves.
12.32 BST: Are Barcelona struggling because of their manager?
12.11 BST: RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano is set to move to Bayern this summer for €42.5m and he has told The Athletic why he chose the German champions.
"There were other options but they had tracked me for a long time, and I had good talks with the people in charge," he said. "I believe it's the best place for me to develop further."
Aged 17, at Valenciennes, he could have signed for Manchester United and says he was very keen to move to England but chose to get his senior football at Leipzig's feeder club Liefering instead.
"I was a young boy. I wanted to sign for them [United] straight away," he said. "Manchester United! But then my parents took me aside and said: 'Let's think carefully about this'.
"We thought about it for a long time and then decided that going 'etape par etape' [step by step] was the best option for me."
11.45 BST: Were PSG right to extend Neymar's contract and will it persuade Kylian Mbappe to stay? Julien Laurens explains.
Neymar is talented and intelligent enough to evolve. Maybe it would be better for him to play centrally now, as a proper No. 10 like he did vs. Bayern where he was excellent, instead of on the left wing where he sometimes drifts in and out of games.
It will be interesting to see how and where manager Mauricio Pochettino uses him next season. The Argentine was keen on keeping him at the club, as Neymar is a key part of what he wants to do at the Parc des Princes. It is the same for PSG sporting director Leonardo, who didn't always have the best of relationships with Neymar and his father, but who is now really close to them. "Poch" and "Leo" both believe that Neymar and Mbappe are among the 5-10 best players in the world. Keeping the Brazilian was also a way of showing their ambitions -- and of signaling to Mbappe that he too can stay a bit longer in Paris.
More importantly, PSG believe that by keeping Neymar and hopefully Mbappe, they will still be able to strengthen the squad and key positions (midfield, full-backs) to make this team even better. They have promised Neymar a really competitive squad for seasons to come, while he has promised them to bring the Champions League trophy to Paris. They trust each other, which is priceless in football. But can both sides deliver?
11.12 BST: Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero is on the shortlist of Manchester United defensive targets for the summer, claims Sky Sports.
Romero, 23, has impressed in Serie A this season and the Argentine is currently on loan at the club from Juventus. However, Atalanta have a €25m obligation to sign him permanently and are reportedly willing to then move him on quickly for around €40m so they net a €15m profit.
The report reads: "United have made signing a new partner for Harry Maguire a priority this summer and Romero is high on a list of potential options including Lille's Sven Botman and Sevilla defender Jules Kounde."
10.30 BST: Chelsea aren't quite there yet up front, but what needs to change?
09.52 BST: Barcelona contacted Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick's representatives to sound out his availability this summer, sources close to the Catalan club have told ESPN's Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens.
Flick, 56, announced in April that he would leave Bayern at the end of the season, but Barca were told that a deal for him to replace Joachim Low as Germany coach is close to being finalised.
Barca boss Ronald Koeman still has one year to run on his contract at Camp Nou, but ESPN reported earlier this week there are growing doubts among the board regarding his future at the club.
Tuesday's 3-3 draw against Levante, which further dented Barca's title hopes, increased the pressure on the Dutchman, although some directors feel a fresh start is required regardless of whether the Catalan club win La Liga.
09.22 BST: German champions Bayern Munich are not even thinking about signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland as they cannot afford the transfer fee, the club's next CEO Oliver Kahn said.
The 20-year-old Haaland has scored 37 goals and recorded 11 assists in all competitions this season and has been linked with a move to several top European sides, with his agent Mino Raiola meeting with officials from various clubs.
Kahn, who is to take over as club CEO when Karl-Heinz Rummenigge leaves at the end of the year, said the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means Bayern are unable to sign the Norway forward.
"Sorry, but those who are talking about [Haaland's transfer] still haven't understood the situation," Kahn told German newspaper Bild. "A transfer estimated at more than €100m is absolutely unthinkable for Bayern at the moment."
Kahn said the form of Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 39 league goals this season, means Bayern do not have to make a move for Haaland anyway. The 32-year-old Polish striker is within touching distance of Gerd Muller's all-time record of 40 league goals in a season, set in the 1971-72 campaign. Bayern have two league games left to play.
"Robert still has a two-year contract here. His performances cannot be questioned," Kahn added. "He can keep his level for a few more years. That's enough reason not to think of Haaland."
08.55 BST: Edinson Cavani has not closed the door to playing for Boca Juniors one day.
The Uruguay forward, 34, turned down the possibility of joining Boca this summer and instead signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United earlier this week.
But, asked if the option to join Boca in the future would be there, Cavani told TyC: "I never closed the door. We would have to ask them if the Boca door would be open for me. From my part, I have shown and told them my feelings. The reality right now is that I'm here [Manchester, my mind is here and I'm happy."
Boca executives were reportedly unhappy to find out through the media that Cavani had signed a new deal this week with United.
"They expressed an interest, their desire to want me at the club," Cavani said in reference to Boca's interest. "I appreciate it and appreciated it before, as I've always said. They know perfectly well how I feel and what I think. It was real the possibility that they could sign me but I was always very clear with them, and things were always very clear."
08.30 BST: Barcelona have been given the green light to sign Sergio Aguero hhhis summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Manchester City forward becomes a free agent on July 1 and talks have intensified in recent weeks with Barca. Despite being 32, Aguero is considered a worthy signing by Barca because of his goals and experience but also because he would join as a free agent. Moreover, he is a close friend of club captain Lionel Messi.
Aguero is reportedly willing to lower his wages to join Barca this summer as he is eager to return to La Liga 10 years after leaving Atletico Madrid to sign for City.
Aguero's potential arrival will reportedly not prevent Barca from signing Lyon forward Memphis Depay as both players are compatible in Barca's attack. The Dutchman came close to joining Barca last summer but the club were unable to move players on before they could add another.
A reported target of Juventus and Atletico Madrid, Depay also becomes a free agent this summer and is keen to play for Barca.
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PAPER GOSSIP (By Danny Lewis)
- Marseille are showing plenty of interest in signing Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga, says Foot Mercato. It is rwported that the Ivory Coast international could be signed for around €20m. However, Marseille are also monitoring Velez Sarsfield's Thiago Almada, who could be worth a similar amount, while Lyon could provide competition for Boga.
- There has been plenty of interest in Gianluigi Buffon, who will be a free agent when his contract at Juventus comes to an end upon this season's culmination. One team he won't be joining is Atalanta, after Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the 43-year-old goalkeeper turned them down, as he doesn't want to stay in Italy and face his former side Juventus.
- According to Fabrizio Romano, Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva is discussing the last details of a deal that will keep him at Chelsea until June 2022. The 36-year-old's contract comes to an end at the end of this season, but he is keen to stay put. Teammates N'Golo Kante and Jorginho are also expected to hold contract talks in the coming months, with their deals both running until 2023.
- West Ham United are looking to capitalise on West Bromwich Albion's relegation from the Premier League, as the Hammers are readying a move for goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, reports Football Insider. The Londoners are looking for someone who can act as cover and competition for Lukasz Fabianski, with the Englishman seen as the one to fulfil that role.