With most of the major European seasons now complete, the rumour mill has been sent into overdrive as clubs ponder their moves ahead of what will be a busy transfer window. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here.
TOP STORY: Man Utd, Chelsea to battle Barca and Juve for Donnarumma
After AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini confirmed that Gianluigi Donnarumma will leave the club this summer, The Sun believes Manchester United and Chelsea are plotting a move for the goalkeeper.
Donnarumma, 22, has a contract with Milan that runs out next month and, though he is available on a free transfer, his agent Mino Raiola is set to drive a hard bargain when it comes to wages. Barcelona and Juventus are also said to be interested.
Donnarumma has established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in Europe during his six-year spell in the Rossoneri's first team.
Maldini announced that while it's "difficult to accept" the goalkeeper deciding to leave, Donnarumma had been a "leader and often the captain" this season.
Donnarumma has made over 200 appearances for the Italian giants -- the sort of experience that has Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly interested.
The Italian keeper's link with a move to Old Trafford will only serve to increase the pressure on current Man United No. 1 David de Gea. The Spain international lost his spot to backup keeper Dean Henderson at times during the 2020-21 season, before failing to score the crucial penalty in United's 11-10 Europa League final loss on penalties to Villarreal on Wednesday.
22.00 BST: With Werder Bremen failing to survive the drop after a close call last season, it is all but confirmed that winger Milot Rashica will leave the club.
The 24-year-old, who has been followed by Milan and Napoli, is close to agreeing to a deal with Aston Villa, German outlet Kicker suggests. The Kosovo international only factored in on eight goals this (three goals, five assists) but is only a year removed from scoring 11 and assisting another eight.
Villa, who finished 11th last season in the Premier League, did some great business last season in acquiring Ollie Watkins, Emi Martinez, Morgan Sanson and Matty Cash, as well as Ross Barkley on a season-long loan.
21.03 BST: Lazio have confirmed that manager Simone Inzaghi will leave the club, with Fabrizio Romano reporting he will replace Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.
Simone Inzaghi to Inter, done and completed. He's going to be the new manager to replace Antonio Conte, contract set to be signed in the next hours. Here we go confirmed. ⚫️🔵🤝 #Inter— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 27, 2021
The 45-year-old, who played for Lazio between 1999-2010, has managed the Biancocelesti since 2016, amassing a record of 133 wins, 73 defeats and 43 draws, and winning the Coppa Italia in 2019, and Supercoppa Italiana in 2017 and 2019.
Inzaghi walks into big shoes as Inter are fresh off winning their first Scudetto since 2010 under Conte.
20.09 BST: Rangers are pursuing a £15 million move for Sheffield United and Scotland striker Oli McBurnie, the Daily Mail understands.
The Scottish champions are looking to beef up their attack, and the 24-year-old would fit that profile. McBurnie, who scored just seven goals in 59 Premier League games over the past two seasons, is expected to move on following the Blades' Premier League relegation.
McBurnie has had previous success in the English Championship, having registered a 22-goal season with Swansea City
19.22 BST: PSG and Atletico Madrid have shown interest in Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, Corriere dello Sport claims.
The 25-year-old is coming off another impressive season with the Partenopei and was recently named by Luis Enrique to Spain's squad for this summer's European Championships. Napoli are reportedly asking for for €50 million for the former Real Betis midfielder.
18.37 BST: Burnley have confirmed that midfielder Robbie Brady will leave the club in June as a free agent.
The Republic of Ireland midfielder, who notably scored the dramatic winner for Ireland against Italy at Euro 2016, had an injury-ravaged five seasons at Turf Moor. Sean Dyche called the 29-year-old a "good servant to the club" who was rather unfortunate in regards to suffering so many injuries.
17.43 BST: Jose Mourinho and Roma are in talks to sign Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to a report from Sky Italia.
Arsenal are asking for around €25 million for the polarising midfielder, while the report states that Roma are hoping to pay something more along the lines of €10m plus bonuses. Mourinho is a noted admirer of the Switzerland international, saying the following about him in 2019 while he was managing Tottenham.
"He is the most important man in the entire Arsenal midfield. He's a true leader."
Xhaka, 28, joined Arsenal in 2016 for €30m from Borussia Monchengladbach but has been widely criticised by fans and pundits for his inconsistent play and lack of discipline.
17.00 BST: Liverpool are set to land RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate for €41.5m this summer.
16.24 BST: Talks between Barcelona and Lionel Messi over a new contract are progressing satisfactorily with club president Joan Laporta having had a meeting with the player's father and agent, sources told ESPN.
Catalan TV3 revealed that Messi has a first offer on the table from Barca, which ESPN has confirmed, one that Laporta presented to Messi's father Jorge during their meeting.
The offer showed the specific financial figures that the Catalan club are ready to pay the Argentinian to continue at Camp Nou beyond this summer. The meeting was "very positive", a source told ESPN, but Messi, whose contract expires on June 30, wants to wait to find out about the club's sporting project before making a decision.
ESPN revealed last month that Barca president Laporta planned to offer Messi a two-year contract with an option to extend it for a further year to compensate for the wage reduction that the Barca captain will have to accept amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
16.00 BST: Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Jonas Hofmann is on the radar of Chelsea and Tottenham, says Sport1.
Hofmann, 29, is reportedly keen to leave the Bundesliga side but has a contract until 2023. Gladbach would consider offers of around €15m though.
15.42 BST: Barcelona are considering re-signing goalkeeper Jordi Masip from Real Valladolid, says Mundo Deportivo.
Masip, 32, left for Valladolid in 2017 but Barcelona are set to let Neto leave this summer and need a reliable backup for Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
15.22 BST: RMC Sport says that PSG want to sign Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi.
Hakimi, 22, only moved to Inter last summer for €40m from Real Madrid after spending two seasons on loan at Dortmund. The Morocco international has also been tracked by Bayern Munich and Arsenal but Inter are ready to let him go as they need to raise funds amid a financial crisis that has already seen manager Antonio Conte depart.
14.49 BST: Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan has signed for AC Milan for a reported fee of €13m plus add-ons.
The 25-year-old Frenchman will replace Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is leaving the club on a free transfer.
14.15 BST: It's been a rough season on and off the pitch for Barcelona. Here's a look at whether they should Keep or Dump their first-team squad.
Returning president Joan Laporta said a "cycle has ended" and warned big decisions will be made as a "renewal process" begins. Laporta has some financial plans, but the club will mostly be targeting free transfers, like Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, Paris Saint-Germain's Memphis Depay or Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
The wage bill needs to come down, which may mean Lionel Messi moves on when his contract expires this summer, though sources have told ESPN that the club want to offer him a new three-year deal. And there is the need to oust a number of under-performing stars as well, particularly in defence.
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13.45 BST: Real Betis are in talks to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, says ABC.
Sources have told ESPN that Arsenal have an agreement with the 26-year-old right-back to let him depart this summer. Bellerin has seen interest from Barcelona and PSG wane, however, and now it seems like a loan move to Betis is on the cards.
Meanwhile, New Roma manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign midfielder Granit Xhaka from Arsenal this summer, says Di Marzio.
Xhaka, 28, has split opinion at the Emirates in recent years and the club are reportedly ready to sanction his exit if they get around €25m.
Mourinho is looking to bolster his squad and sees the Switzerland international as having the right stuff.
13.11 BST: Arsenal want to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba, but Kicker reports it will be tough.
Tapsoba, 22, has impressed this season and had previously been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United. The Burkina Faso international has a contract until 2026 so Leverkusen are under no pressure to let him go and reportedly want a transfer fee in the region of €80m, which the Gunners won't be able to afford.
However, Kicker also reports that Leverkusen are interested in Arsenal's William Saliba. So maybe it could work out after all?
12.25 BST: Managerial mayhem at the moment. Here's why Antonio Conte is leaving Serie A champions Inter Milan.
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11.46 BST: Tottenham Hotspur have contacted former manager Mauricio Pochettino over a dramatic return to the club, sources have told ESPN's James Olley.
The Argentine only joined Paris Saint-Germain in January and is under contract until 2022.
The French club are thought to be reluctant to sanction his departure, wishing to avoid further managerial upheaval having sacked Thomas Tuchel on Christmas Eve last year. However, a return to Spurs appeals to Pochettino, who was sacked in November 2019 after five-and-a-half years at the club and replaced by Jose Mourinho.
11.35 BST: Dortmund are set to sign goalkeeper Gregor Kobel from VfB Stuttgart for around €15m, sources have told ESPN's Stephan Uersfeld.
Kobel, 23, played for Hoffenheim between 2016-2020 before sealing a move to Stuttgart. The 6-foot-4 stopper is a Switzerland U21 international but he will move to Dortmund this summer to provide competition for fellow countryman Roman Burki.
11.24 BST: Zinedine Zidane has decided to resign as Real Madrid coach, the Spanish side confirmed on Thursday.
Sources told ESPN the decision was made on Wednesday, sources told ESPN, after Zidane had asked the club for a few days to consider his future. Later on Wednesday, he confirmed the move to Madrid's board, and then the squad.
"Real Madrid announces that Zinedine Zidane has decided to bring to an end his current spell as coach of our club," a Madrid statement read. "It's time now to respect his decision and show our appreciation for his professionalism, dedication and passion for all these years, and for what he represents for Real Madrid... He knows that Real Madrid is and always will be his home."
Real beat Villarreal 2-1 in their final game of the La Liga season on Saturday, but that wasn't enough to overtake rivals Atletico Madrid, who secured a 2-1 comeback win at Real Valladolid to clinch the trophy. Speaking after that match, Zidane said he was "p---ed off" at failing to retain the title and would hold talks with the club "in the next few days" to determine the way forward.
ESPN reported last week that Real wanted Zidane to see out his contract until 2022 but were already making plans for his departure, with Massimiliano Allegri and club legend Raul considered as replacements.
10.52 BST: Sky Sport Italia reports that Massimiliano Allegri is set to return to manage Juventus.
That means Andrea Pirlo will be sacked, with Allegri having won five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies in Turin from 2014-19.
10.30 BST: Could Juventus pull off a swap deal with Manchester United for Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo?
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10.13 BST: Tottenham have confirmed the departures of defender Danny Rose and goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga following the expiry of their contracts.
09.58 BST: Barcelona will exercise their option to sign Emerson Royal permanently, Marca reports.
Emerson joined Barca on a five-year deal in 2019 from Atletico Minerio but the Brazilian full-back's economic rights are co-owned by Barca and Real Betis.
As part of the deal between the two Spanish cubs, Emerson has played two seasons on loan at Real Betis. Barca had until May 31 to deposit €9m to sign Emerson outright. Betis will keep 20% of any future transfer fee, provided Barca don't let Emerson leave this summer, in which case Betis would get 50%.
The 22-year-old has been a key player for Betis this season and is currently on international duty with Brazil.
09.34 BST: Sacking manager Ronald Koeman would cost Barcelona €12m, Catalan radio RAC1 reports.
Koeman has one year left on his contract and earns €8m per season, while he is owed €4m from this season which the club could not pay due to problems of liquidity.
Barcelona are considering the Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as a possible alternative, sources told ESPN. Martinez is one of several options president Joan Laporta is contemplating as he weighs up a change.
The former Everton boss is currently preparing for this summer's European Championships with Belgium and has also been linked with the vacancy at Tottenham Hotspur this week. He has a contract with Belgium -- he is also the technical director of the Belgian FA -- until the end of 2022, taking him up to the World Cup in Qatar.
During the election campaign, Laporta sounded out Julian Nagelsmann, who has since been named the new Bayern Munich coach. There was also contact with Hansi Flick, as reported by ESPN earlier this month, but he had already agreed to take over as the new Germany manager after Euro 2020.
Former Barca midfielder Xavi Hernandez has been strongly linked with the job, too, but sources explain the Al Sadd coach doesn't have the backing of everyone on the board of directors.
08.54 BST: Bayern Munich have announced the signing of left-back Omar Richards on a free transfer.
Richards, 23, joins the Bundesliga champions on a contract that runs until 2025 after his deal at Championship club Reading expired.
The former England U21 international told the club's website: "My move to FC Bayern is a great honour for me. A dream has come true. I'm proud to be wearing the shirt of one of the world's biggest clubs. I hope I can help the team continue to be successful in the future. My thanks to the management at FC Bayern for their trust. Our conversations were very convincing. I can't wait to be on the pitch for Bayern."
08.42 BST: Arsenal and Lyon are in negotiations over a potential swap deal which would see the north London club let star player Vivianne Miedema go to the French champions in exchange for Nikita Parris, according to The Guardian.
Miedema, who won the 2018-19 and 2019-20 Golden Boot as well as holding the record for most goals scored in Women's Super League history, has a contract with Arsenal until next summer but there are reportedly fears she could be lost on a free transfer.
Parris has been at Lyon since 2019. She previously held the record for most goals in the WSL until it was beaten by Miedema and Ellen White this season.
Arsenal signed Japan forward Mana Iwabuchi, who is a close friend of Miedema's, on Wednesday after she left Aston Villa.
The club is undergoing a period of change with manager Joe Montemurro having stepped down at the end of season and a number of players, including the likes of Jill Roord, moving on.
08.00 BST: Liverpool have agreed to sign Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig on a five-year contract, sources have told ESPN's Julien Laurens.
The defender, 22, 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 €41.5 million release clause in the former Sochaux player's contract. The club will have to pay the release clause in one installment.
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Nick Judd)
- Olivier Giroud is coming to the end of his contract at Chelsea and AC Milan are plotting a move for the 34-year-old France international. Giroud could still trigger one final year at Chelsea, but Le10 Sport believes that the Rossoneri will fend off interest from Lens and Fenerbahce.
- Benfica have launched an audacious bid to sign Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, according to Portuguese title A Bola. The 43-year-old's contract runs out next month and Benfica are keen to sign him to help them resume their bid for the title after they lost out to Sporting this campaign. Sevilla and Olympiakos have also expressed an interest in the Italy World Cup winner, and Buffon as admitted he's looking for a "stimulating and crazy" option to finish his career.
- Georginio Wijnaldum will join Barcelona until 2024, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Italian journalist revealed that a verbal agreement has been reached and that the 30-year-old midfielder is expected to sign in the coming days. Barca are now looking at ways to complete the deal while reducing the Dutchman's reported £90,000-a-week salary. Wijnaldum made an emotional farewell at Liverpool last week and has turned down a move to Bayern Munich in favour of a switch to Barcelona.
- Paris Saint-Germain are making 18-year-old Eduardo Camavinga a priority this summer, according to Le10 Sport. Rennes are believed to be asking for €100m, which is considered too much for a young player by the PSG board. However, the French runners-up believe they can negotiate and, more importantly, Camavinga has stated that he's not interested in signing for Bayern, which paves the way for Les Parisiens to make a move in the coming weeks.
- Roma have made Torino striker Andrea Belotti a top target this summer, according to Calciomercato. The Giallorossi are looking to strengthen their striking options this window and they value Belotti's contract at €15m. The 27-year-old's deal expires next summer, which is why Torino may capitalise on the striker before he can leave for free in 12 months' time.