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: Atletico turn to Juventus forward Dybala
Newly crowned La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are in talks with Juventus regarding the possible signing of Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala, according to Cadena SER.
Dybala, 27, has not signed a contract extension with the Turin giants, with his deal expiring in June 2022 and talks having stalled. He played a reduced role for Juve this season, starting just 14 games as they finished fourth in Serie A.
After a disappointing season and mounting financial pressures, Juve reportedly want to move Dybala on this summer to lower their wage bill, with the Argentinian earning €7m per season, and there has been long-standing interest from Manchester United, Tottenham and PSG.
However, the Italian club are reportedly open to a swap deal that would see Atletico striker Angel Correa join them in exchange for Dybala. Atletico coach Diego Simeone is said to oppose this deal but we may not have heard the last of it.
22.45 BST: That will do it for the latest edition of our LIVE Transfer Talk blog. We hoped you enjoyed following along with us and remind you to check back shortly for the latest transfer rumours, reports and completed deals. Goodnight!
22.30 BST: Zinedine Zidane is out as Real Madrid manager, effective immediately, Fabrizio Romano has learned.
The transfer guru says that the Frenchman has decided to walk away from Real Madrid, ending what was his second spell in charge of the club. In all, Zidane has overseen 263 games as Los Blancos boss, compiling a record of 174 wins, 36 defeats and 53 draws. Zidane, 48, led Real Madrid to Champions League glory three times as manager (2016-18) and guided the club to two La Liga titles (2017, 2020) during his tenure.
Antonio Conte, who stepped down as Inter Milan boss on Wednesday, is widely speculated to be the favourite for the Madrid vacancy.
22.03 BST: Benfica are willing to move German striker Luca Waldschmidt this summer for the right price, according to O Jogo.
The 25-year-old, who has been capped seven times by Germany, could be poised to return to the Bundesliga, with several clubs reportedly interested.
The striker has scored seven goals in 27 appearances for Benfica since joining for €15 million last August, and previously played in Germany with Freiburg, Hamburg and Eintracht Frankfurt.
21.21 BST: Jose Mourinho has been brought in to rebuild AS Roma and Sky Germany reporter Max Bielefeld claims that Bayer Leverkusen winger Demarai Gray could be one of his first additions.
After only 6 months in Germany Demarai Gray could leave Bayer Leverkusen in the next weeks. AS Roma is interested! And it would be an easy transaction: Demarai has a release clause of 2m€ in his contract - valid only for this summer #TransferUpdate pic.twitter.com/AkYGU0aFTz— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) May 25, 2021
The ex-Leicester City man only joined Leverkusen in January but could be on the move again, with the winger reportedly having a rather cheap €2 million release clause in his contract. A Premier League champion and an accomplished international at the Under-21 level with England, Gray, 24, has seen his career stall just a bit in recent years.
Could he reinvigorate his once promising career under Mourinho? We may just find out...
20.28 BST: AC Milan director Paolo Maldini has confirmed that goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will leave the club this summer.
The 22-year-old, who debuted with Milan at 16, is out of contract this summer, and will leave the club on a free transfer after six seasons and 251 appearances for the Rossoneri.
"I think we must thank all the players who made this an incredible season. Gigio was a leader and often our captain," the Technical Area Director told Milan TV.
"People struggle to understand what it means to be a professional, and that you have to be ready to change club.
"I know it is difficult to accept, but it is increasingly difficult to find careers that start and end in the same place.
"We must respect those who have given a lot to Milan, he has never lacked respect for us.
"We are going our separate ways, but I can only wish him the best."
Milan had hoped qualifying for the Champions League would convince Donnarumma to stay, but ultimately the two sides could not come to terms. Milan have wasted no time finding Donnarumma's replacement, as Lille No.1 Mike Maignan was spotted at the club's facility on Tuesday.
BST: Could Liverpool replace fan favourite Georginio Wijnaldum with Liverpool's Youri Tielemans?
Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad writes that the 24-year-old is on Liverpool's list of potential replacements for Wijnaldum, who played his final game for the Reds last Sunday. The outlet adds that Tielemans was frustrated with Leicester failing to qualify for the Champions League and that he is keen to play at the highest level.
Man United have also been linked with the Belgium international, who Leicester signed from AS Monaco on a permanent basis for £32 million in 2019.
18.49 BST: Sheffield United are keen on Scottish midfielder Ryan Gauld but face competition from Portuguese giants Benfica, according to reports in Portugal.
The 25-year-old, who netted nine times and assisted another seven goals last season for relegated Farense, is out of contract this summer, with Sheffield, Benfica and Southampton having reportedly reached out.
Once billed 'Baby Messi' in parts of Scotland ahead of his £3 million move to Sporting CP in 2014, Gauld is also reportedly on the radars of clubs in both the United States and Asia.
18.05 BST: Antonio Conte and Inter have officially parted ways.
Inter will pay around €7m to Antonio Conte to part ways immediatly [salary was €13m until June 2022]. The agreement has been reached today. 🚨 #Conte— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 26, 2021
Conte will be available with immediate effect. Inter will look for a new manager: Simone Inzaghi and Allegri also in the list. pic.twitter.com/jNJbHyRJqs
The move comes as a bit of a surprise after the manager led the Nerazzurri to its first title since 2010. The 51-year-old has a track record of not staying in one place for very long, and has been linked with both Real Madrid and Tottenham.
Inter will reportedly pay Conte €7 million to depart the club, with the manager and the board clashing over the club potentially selling some of its top players to raise funds to combat the club's troubling financial situation. Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi and ex-Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri have been tipped as candidates for Inter.
17.22 BST: Swap deals are rare in football but could Arsenal and Lyon complete one that contains two of the top players in women's football?
Sky has learned that the two clubs are in talks about swapping Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema for England winger Nikita Paris. Miedema, who has scored 93 goals in 99 games since joining Arsenal from Bayern Munich in 2017, has established herself as one of the top strikers in world football at 24 years old but is out of contract a year from now.The 27-year-old Paris, meanwhile, is keen to return to the WSL after two fruitful seasons in France, having previously played in England with Everton and Manchester City.
According to Sky, OL would be willing to pay a fee and swap Paris in return for landing the prolific Miedema.
16.30 BST: Norwich midfielder Emi Buendia has been linked with Arsenal and Aston Villa and claims he is keen to take the step up.
Buendia, 24, helped Norwich to promotion with 15 goals and 16 assists and he has attracted attention as he has three years remaining on his contract at Carrow Road.
"One always dreams of being at the highest level and in the best teams in England, Spain or Europe," he told AS. "Since I was a child, I was passionate about soccer and you grow up with players you watch. Not only in the position that I would like to play, as I still do today.
"I look a lot in England on Kevin De Bruyne or Bruno Fernandes, who are decisive in their teams and among the best in the world, there is no maximum age to continue learning from the best."
16.00 BST: Turkish club Trabzonspor have signed former Arsenal forward Gervinho on a free transfer from Parma.
The club have also signed Brazilian right-back Bruno Peres for free from Roma.
15.51 BST: Atalanta full-back Robin Gosens is on the radar of Barcelona and Manchester City, says Sport.
Gosens, 26, has impressed this season as Atalanta finished third to claim a place in the Champions League.
Barca have also been tracking Angelino at RB Leipzig and Valencia's Jose Gaya as they look for a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba. City are keen to increase their depth in that position too.
15.32 BST: Wolves could reportedly allow midfielder Ruben Neves to leave for £35m in order to fund a rebuild this summer.
Neves, 24, has been at the club since 2017 and is one of their best players. But, after a 13th placed finish in the Premier League and recent the exit of manager Nuno Espirito Santo, The Athletic reports that Wolves are considering letting the Portugal international depart.
14.43 BST: Barcelona look set to land Sergio Aguero on a free transfer this summer.
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13.54 BST: Juventus director of football Fabio Paratici will leave at the end of June after 11 years with the Bianconeri, the club has announced.
"They were wonderful years of professional growth and strong emotions," said Paratici. "Juventus gave me the opportunity to carry out my work with full freedom and without interference in full respect of my role. For this I would like to thank the whole club, my staff, the employees, co-workers, the players, the coaches, the shareholders, and in particular, the President, Andrea Agnelli. An important chapter of my career closes, as I await new challenges."
13.40 BST: Sporting CP youngster Nuno Mendes has Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City among his suitors, according to Correio da Manha.
Mendes, 18, is considered the best young left-back in Europe and his contract has a €70m release clause.
The report claims that Sporting would want €50m up front and the rest in instalments.
13.00 BST: Sport reports that Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is being tracked by Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Varane, 28, is reported to be keen to leave Madrid with his contract expiring in 2022. The club want around €65m but may be pushing their luck amid the financial crisis.
Sport's report doesn't seem to take into account that Liverpool are set to land Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for €41.5m to solve their defensive woes, while Manchester City signed Nathan Ake for €45m and Ruben Dias for €68m last summer and have been excellent in defence on their way to the Premier League title this season.
That just leaves United then.
12.17 BST: Have Fiorentina found the right manager to help them succeed in Serie A?
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11.26 BST: Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig on a five-year contract, sources have told ESPN's Julien Laurens.
The defender passed his medical a few weeks ago and will complete a move to Anfield once he returns from competing at the Under-21 European Championship with France this summer.
Liverpool secured Champions League participation on the final day of the Premier League season which means they can now activate the €41.5m release clause in the former Sochaux player's contract. The club will have to pay the clause in one installment.
11.13 BST: RMC Sport says that Leicester City have agreed a €25m deal with Lille to sign midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
Soumare, 22, has been key in the club's march to the Ligue 1 title this season and is due to undergo a medical next week before signing a five-year contract.
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10.02 BST: Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said there's no "sense or logic" in a proposed deal to bring Antoine Griezmann back from Barcelona to the club in exchange for Joao Felix.
Griezmann left Atletico in a controversial €120m move to Camp Nou in 2019, with Felix taking his place that same year when he joined for €126m from Benfica.
Neither player has found consistent form since, and ESPN has reported that discussions took place over a possible swap last summer.
"We have a lot of faith in [Joao Felix]," Cerezo told Marca. "We've backed him and we'll keep backing him... You journalists talk too much. Some things you say don't have any sense or logic."
09.25 BST: There's a debate within Real Madrid as to whether to let midfielder Martin Odegaard leave this summer, Diario AS reports, as "some defend his exit to raise money, while others see him as necessary for 2021-22."
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made clear that he would like to keep Odegaard, who joined the Gunners on loan in January after becoming frustrated at a lack of minutes at Madrid.
And Madrid need to bring in cash this summer to pay for a squad rebuild after the collapse of the European Super League project and its expected windfall.
According to the newspaper, some board members see the Norwegian as one of the main sources of transfer income, while others argue that he should be "one of the loanees who form a part of the next project."
08.55 BST: Lille president Olivier Letang has confirmed that the Ligue 1 champions have been unable to persuade Christophe Galtier to remain as coach.
Galtier, who had a year left on his contract, joined Lille in 2017 after eight years at Saint-Etienne and guided them to their first top-flight title since 2011. The 54-year-old was close to former owner and president Gerard Lopez, who left amid the club's financial difficulties last December.
Lyon, Nice and Napoli are reported to be ready to offer him a job.
08.28 BST: Sergio Aguero says he will not go on Twitch for the next several weeks as he focuses on the Argentina national team and his future.
The Argentina international will play his last game for Manchester City in Saturday's Champions League final against Chelsea and is expected to join Barcelona as a free agent.
Aguero was selected for the Argentina squad for next month's upcoming World Cup qualifiers and could make the Copa America squad.
"Today will be my last stream in several weeks," he said. "I don't think I will have time. You all know... I prefer to focus on Argentina. You all want to see me but there are people that when things start to go badly, they say that I was doing stupid things.
"I prefer to be calm, focus on training and in the games. We are under a magnifying glass and if you make a minimum error, they hit you,. Today it's 'how great Kun [his nickname] is, incredible what he achieved'. But then, they kill you. The first thing they are going to say is that I'm doing streaming. Many still don't like that and I don't understand why."
08.00 BST: Jose Bordalas will be appointed Valencia coach in the next few days, according to El Larguero.
Valencia owner Peter Lim has reportedly given the green light for the Getafe coach to take over the team for the next two seasons.
Bordalas, 57, has one year left on his contract, with Getafe and Valencia have agreed to pay the Madrid outfit compensation for the coach to be released from his deal.
Bordalas has overseen Getafe since September 2016, leading the club back to La Liga in his first season before recording back-to-back top-10 finishes. Getafe finished 15th in the standings this season, two places behind Valencia.
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Luke Thrower)
- Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly reduced their valuation of striker Mauro Icardi in an effort to transfer him this summer, with Serie A clubs Juventus, AC Milan and AS Roma interested. Calciomercato report that the 28-year-old Argentina international could be available for around €40m and the report states this his wife Wanda Nara, who is also his agent, is pushing for a move back to Italy rather than elsewhere in Europe.
- Aston Villa are prioritising the signing of Emiliano Buendia but will have to battle Arsenal for the playmaker's signature. The Telegraph report that Villa are keen on the 24-year-old, who joined Norwich from Getafe in 2018 for a fee of around £1.5m. With 32 goal involvements in 39 Championship games last season, it is no surprise that the Gunners are also interested in the Argentinian. However, Mikel Arteta's apparent move for the attacking midfielder will be dependent on Martin Odegaard, whose future is still undecided after his loan from Real Madrid.
- Barcelona are interested in AZ Alkmaar's Owen Wijndal as a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba, according to AS. The 21-year-old plays as a left-sided full-back and his agent, Mino Raiola, is said to have a good relationship with Barca president Joan Laporta. Alba, 32, has been at Camp Nou since 2012 and has been ever-present this season. The report says that for Wijndal to join there must be outgoings to raise funds and left-back Junior Firpo, who was signed for just over £15m from Real Betis two-years ago, could be the player who will be moved on.
- Brighton & Hove Albion have joined the battle to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, according to the Sun. The Seagulls aren't the only Premier League club eyeing a move for the 23-year-old though, with Leicester City and Arsenal also said to be interested. The forward is reportedly available for between £15m-£20m this summer due to his contract in Scotland expiring in a year.
- Arsenal midfielder Willian is keen on a move back to Chelsea just under a year after his departure, according to Sky Sports. The 32-year-old left Stamford Bridge for the Emirates after his contract expired, despite the Blues working hard to keep him at the club. However, after a disappointing season at Arsenal, the club are said to be willing to let the Brazil winger go two years before his contract is set to expire. The report says there is also interest from other clubs in Europe, as well as MLS team Inter Miami CF.
- Newly appointed Roma manager Jose Mourinho is plotting a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Daniel Podence, according to Calciomercato. The 25-year-old was reportedly scouted by Mourinho when he was in charge of Tottenham Hotspur and plans to make a move for his compatriot. Podence joined Wolves from Olympiakos last year for a reported £17m but a string of injuries means that he has only featured 24 times in the league this season. Another name reportedly on Mourinho's list in FC Porto star Sergio Oliveira, who plays in midfield and has made 10 appearances for Portugal.
- Inter Milan are monitoring central midfielder Rodrigo De Paul according to Calciomercato. The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to both Leeds United and Liverpool in recent weeks but a stay with Inter in Serie A could be on the cards. The report states that the Nerazzurri side had agreed a €25m fee for the player in 2019 but the arrival of Antonio Conte forced a change in plans. The Argentina international has had a season to remember at Udinese, taking the armband for his club and playing in 36 of their 38 league games this season. His side ended up finishing 14th in Serie A and clear of the threat of relegation.