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The winter transfer window is closed, but now it's time to look ahead to the summer! Here are the new rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.

TOP STORY: Grealish set for big payday with Man United switch

He'll be running out at Wembley on Sunday afternoon against the blue half of Manchester -- but if Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets his way then Aston Villa's Jack Grealish could soon be playing in red rather than claret and blue. And he'll be rewarded handsomely if he does make the switch.

The Sun reports that Grealish -- who could be part of England's squad for this summer's European Championships -- would land a monumental £150,000-a-week if he decides that his future lies at Old Trafford rather than Villa Park.

According to the paper, Villa are still to agree a transfer fee for a player who has shone for the club in an otherwise difficult season in the top flight. But senior officials are already finalising Grealish's mega-bucks contract with United.

Manchester City -- another interested club -- will get a close up of Grealish at the Carabao Cup final on Sunday (stream on ESPN+ in the U.S.), as relegation-threatened Villa fans fear the worst if the player decides that his future no longer resides in the Midlands.

The stage is set for him to press his case for a move at Wembley.


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22.50 GMT: With their Champions League hopes now all but dashed, Arsenal are expected to lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

With that reality comes talk of replacements and one name that emerged on Sunday is Sassuolo and Italy forward Domenico Berardi. The 25-year-old has nine goals in 20 games this season and according to Calciomercato, Arsenal have "activated" their pursuit of the Sassuolo man.

Berardi has scored 75 league goals in 229 appearances for the Neroverdi, who according to the report expect Arsenal to send scouts to Italy to watch the 25-year-old. Berardi will not come cheap, nor is he on the level of Aubameyang but he would be a useful piece for Mikel Arteta. Stay tuned...

22.07 GMT: Tottenham have put versatile Southampton man Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at the top of their summer wishlist, according to Football Insider.

The former Bayern Munich man, 24, has impressed this season at Saint Mary's and reportedly is a priority signing for Jose Mourinho and Co. Hojbjerg has reportedly refused transfer extension talks and also hired a new agent, hinting that the Denmark international, whose contract runs through 2021, is keen to secure a move to a bigger club this summer.

21.21 GMT: From one Napoli rumour to another...

Kalidou Kouilbaly is rated as one of the world's best defenders and with Napoli set to miss out on the Champions League, the Senegalese could finally opt for a move to a bigger club. The Man United and Chelsea target, 28, is also being pursued by PSG and Koulibaly's latest real estate move could hint at where his future lies.

According to Le Parisien, the £100 million-rated defender recently purchased an apartment near the Eiffel Tower, fuelling speculation that Koulibaly, who was born in France, is bound for PSG. Koulibaly will likely be on the move this summer but we aren't going to read too, too much into his new apartment for now.

20.52 GMT: Dries Mertens leaving Napoli this summer seemed like an inevitability but that may no longer be the case.

Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli confirmed midweek that the club are trying to sign the Belgium international to a new deal.

​"We are talking to Dries' entourage, we hope for the best," Giuntoli said, as quoted by ​Football Italia. "He has given this club a great deal, so whatever decision he makes is fine.

"We're talking to his people, this is his home. If he decides to stay, we'll be very happy, and if he decides to leave, we'll salute him."

Mertens, 32, recently tied Marek Hamsik's Napoli goal record with 121 and has often been linked with a move to England and Chelsea.

20.07 GMT: Leicester City have done very well for themselves when recruiting out of France -- Riyad Mahrez, N'Golo Kante, Youri Tielemans -- and another Ligue 1 midfielder could be next in line.

The Daily Mail writes that the Foxes are one of the teams queuing up for Nice midfielder Arnaud Lusamba, whose contract expires at the end of the season. The 23-year-old midfielder is close friends with Tielemans and could be targeted as depth/a potential replacement for midfield ace Wilfred Ndidi.

A former France Under-19 international, Lusamba has made 14 Ligue 1 appearances for Patrick Vieira's side, and is also on the radar of Brighton and Hove Albion, ​Crystal Palace, Sporting CP and Vitoria Guimaraes, according tot he report.

19.23 GMT: Man United have found a few answers in the transfer market this year -- namely Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Bruno Fernandes -- but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still a lot of work left to do to rebuild United back up to their expected standard.

The Daily Mail understands that Solskjaer had his top scout Simon Wells in Italy last weekend to watch Fiorentina winger/attacker Federico Chiesa against AC Milan. The 22-year-old Chiesa has already won 17 caps for Italy and is valued at around €60 million.

Versatile enough to play across the front three, Chiesa prefers to play on the right and has done so with great effect for La Viola over the past four seasons, scoring 29 goals and adding 20 assists. With Marcus Rashford in the middle and Anthony Martial better on the left wing, Chiesa would give United a dangerous and very young attacking trident.

18.46 GMT: West Ham have had their enquiry regarding in-form Lazio hitman Felipe Caicedo knocked back, according to Calciomercato.

With summer signings Sebastien Haller (7 goals) and Albian Ajeti (0 goals) failing to fire for the Hammers, West Ham could turn to Lazio's super-sub Caicedo. The well-travelled Ecuador international, 31, has blossomed in a substitute role this season, with eight goals in just 867 minutes (a goal every 108 mins) but surprise title-contenders Lazio want to hold on to him.

Caicedo, who has played in Switzerland (Basel), England (Man City), Portugal (Sporting), Spain (Malaga, Levante, Espanyol), Russia (Lokomotiv Moccow), United Arab Emirates (Al-Jazira) and Italy (Lazio), would seem an odd fit for West Ham due to his age and current role at Lazio.

18.02 GMT: Chelsea are expected to be one of the summer's big spenders and with a move for Ajax's Hakim Ziyech already agreed upon, Chelsea are moving down to the next item on their shopping list: a left-back.

Porto's Alex Telles has been a target of the Blues in the past and Brazilian outfit A Bola suggests that the left-back is pushing for a move away and that Porto might finally be ready to cash in on the Brazilian.

The attacking left-back, 27, is reportedly asking for €6 million-a-year in salary, a huge number that Porto would be unable to meet. Telles, who is valued at around €40 million, has scored 21 goals and added 52 assists in 181 games for Porto since arriving from Galatasaray in 2016.

17.19 GMT: Newcastle's hopes of signing Everton defender Mason Holgate have taken a hit.

The 23-year-old Magpies target has seen a major uptick in his playing time since the arrival of manager Carlo Ancelotti, and The Sun is reporting that Everton will offer him a new contract. Holgate has been at Goodison Park since arriving from Barnsley in 2015 and has also recently been linked with a surprise move to Manchester City.

16.37 GMT: With Hugo Lloris having missed considerable time over the past two years with injuries, Tottenham know the value of having a serviceable backup.

With Michel Vorm and Paulo Gazzaniga having had their struggles while replacing Lloris, the Telegraph claims that Spurs could look to sign Watford No. 1 Ben Foster as a backup/someone to challenge the France World Cup winner.

The ex-Man United 'keeper has hit form over the past few seasons with Watford, ranking third in the Premier League in saves last season, and seventh so far this campaign. The 36-year-old's contract expires at the end of the season but relegation-strugglers Watford would seem keen to keep hold of him.

15.40 GMT: Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has netted 22 goals this season and is on the radar of some of Europe's top clubs, including Man United and Arsenal.

Jimenez, 28, has also caught the eye of his former club, Atletico Madrid, and the Mexico striker hasn't exactly ruled out a move in the summer.

"One is always open to everything, but I have a contract until 2023," he told ESPN Mexico.

14.31 GMT: U.S. midfielder Tyler Adams will be staying at RB Leipzig for some time yet.

14.03 GMT: Rangers defender Leon King is only 16 but is already attracting interest from both Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Tottenham, says the Daily Record.

However, Rangers have agreed terms on a new two-year deal which will reward him handsomely.

13.00 GMT: Chicharito made his MLS debut for the LA Galaxy last night in a 1-1 draw with Houston, but how big of a signing is he compared to the one made by Inter Miami?

11.50 GMT: Fenerbahce star Vedat Muriqi is being linked with Manchester United and Leicester City, says the Daily Express.

Muriqi has scored 12 times in his first season and the 25-year-old has been scouted by Tottenham, Newcastle and Burnley in recent months as well.

The Kosovo international would cost around £30m, which seems a decent price for a young striker these days.

10.34 GMT: Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff isn't getting the attention of his brother Sean, who has been linked to Manchester United, but the teenager has an offer from Europe, according to The Chronicle.

Longstaff, 19, has a contract which expires this summer and has been linked with Inter Milan and Marseille, with no counter-offer imminent from Newcastle.

The unnamed club is ready to land Matty, while Sean has two years left on his contract so is less of a concern for the club.

09.55 GMT: Norwich City forward Todd Cantwell has caught the eye of Man United, Man City and Tottenham this season, but The Athletic reports he's being lined up as a potential replacement for Adam Lallana at Liverpool.

Cantwell, 22, is versatile enough to fill in across the frontline or even in midfield and Lallana's contract won't be extended once it expires this summer.

The England U21 international has six goals in 22 Premier League games this season and is reportedly valued at around £30m.

09.00 GMT: Atletico Madrid might be about to lose their manager, as Paris Saint-Germain are targeting Diego Simeone.

However, if Simeone leaves the Spanish capital for France then Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is Atletico's No.1 target, says The Sun.

PAPER TALK (by Rich Edwards)

Zidane draws up striker short-list for Madrid

Still smarting from their Champions League first-leg loss to Manchester City, Zinedine Zidane has apparently drawn up a shortlist of three strikers in readiness for the summer transfer window.

According to Marca, the three names on that list are Leipzig hitman Timo Werner, Lautaro Martinez of Inter and Erling Haaland, recently signed by Borussia Dortmund.

They're three names to quicken the pulse of any Los Blancos fan but getting any of them to the Bernabeu by the start of next season will be no simple task. Barcelona are also interested in Martinez, while Haaland has only been at Dortmund a matter of months. Liverpool, meanwhile, are long-term admirers of Werner.

It's little surprise that Madrid are looking to extend their options up front, though. After all, they can't continue to rely almost entirely on Karim Benzema to deliver their goals with €60m man Luka Jovic a flop.

Barca set to launch Aubameyang bid

Spanish giant Barcelona are gearing up for El Clasico on Sunday -- and if they have their way then Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be playing in one of football's greatest clashes as early as next season.

That's according to the Sunday Express, which claims that both Barca and Inter Milan are interested in snapping up the Arsenal striker.

Shorn of Champions League football, Arsenal recently posted a loss of £27.1m for the 2018-19 season and that's money they need to claw back sooner rather than later, particularly as the chances of them returning to the competition next season look unlikely. All of which could open the door for their star man to head elsewhere.


- David Beckham has made it clear that he would love to see some of the world's best players commit to playing for his new MLS franchise in Miami -- but Cristiano Ronaldo believes he still has unfinished business at Juventus. The Portuguese legend, though, told Sky Sports News that he had no intention of joining former Manchester United teammate Beckham's project in the U.S. any time soon. "I'm happy," he said. "I'm in the best club in Italy, I'm playing alongside the best players. As an individual I am happy. I went to Juventus to score goals and do my best and I am very happy."

- The Sunday Express claim that Gent striker Jonathan David has made his way onto Chelsea's transfer wishlist this summer. That said, Frank Lampard will have his work cut out to lure a player valued at £20m from Belgium to Stamford Bridge, with Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs also interested in snapping him up.