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The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.

TOP STORY: Premier League sides eye James on cut-price deal

James Rodriguez has reportedly asked to leave Real Madrid, and the Blancos hierarchy are keen to secure a quick sale for the Colombia international in the next couple of months, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer of 2021.

Marca says there is no shortage of suitors, with both Napoli and Atletico Madrid being credited with a long-term interest in the 28-year-old.

However, the Spanish outlet believes that a move to the Premier League is more likely, with Everton, Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers all believed to be keen on bringing the attacking midfielder to England.

One potential stumbling block amidst the pandemic is his wages, with James taking home more than €7 million a year -- a figure that will likely put more prudent clubs out of the race this summer.

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20.19 BST: Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta said on Sunday that the club is yet to open contract talks with Alexandre Lacazette.

Lacazette's contract runs until the end of the 2021-22 season but the France international's starting spot has been threatened by Eddie Nketiah in recent games.

"We have to have a chat about the next step with him and get his idea, his feeling," Arteta said in a news conference.

"As I said, I'm really happy with him. He's a player I always liked, even when I wasn't here because what he brings to the team, his qualities, his ability, his work rate so let's see.

"Right now we are in a crucial moment, it's not time to talk about a lot of contractual situations, we still have time and we will do it in the right moment."

19.07 BST: Paris Saint-Germain are keeping an eye on Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, according to the Daily Express.

The 25-year-old has been at Arsenal for the last nine years but has seen his playing time curtailed due to serious injuries over the last 18 months.

The Spain international has also attracted attention from Juventus and Bayern Munich.

18.13 BST: Manchester United have long been linked with Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho but Wolves' Adama Traore could provide an alternative option for United, according to journalist Duncan Castles.

Speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, Castles said Sancho's fee might prove too costly for United and they will instead look for a cheaper alternative.

"When you have Man Utd briefing that they are not prepared to pay anything like the fee that Dortmund have made clear they want, that would suggest actually it's going to get thrown out rather than resolved," he said.

"It's definitely the priority position for United, Sancho is their preferred target for that role.

"But they are discussing other individuals. Jack Grealish is a possibility to come in.

"There is an interest in Adama Traore but I do not see them going to the levels that Wolves are asking, for that player, it's a similar level to what Dortmund are asking."

17.00 BST: Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with bids for Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard, but the Sun claims that Leeds could beat them to the punch.

Edouard, 22, has scored 27 goals and picked up 19 assists for the Scottish champions. Marcelo Bielsa's side are chasing promotion and will splash some of their new-found cash if they make it up, replacing Patrick Bamford in the process.

16.02 BST: Anyone fancy a powerhouse former Bayern and Juventus striker? Still only 34, with a few miles left in the tank.

Mario Mandzukic leaving Qatari club Duhail after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

15.17 BST: Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago is set to move on this summer, with Liverpool linked.

14.50 BST: Mason Greenwood has scored more goals for Man United than previous big-money signings Alexis Sanchez, Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria combined, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is prepared to add more scorers to his squad this summer.

Solskjaer has been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund's forward Jadon Sancho and the Norwegian hinted he is still on the lookout for more goalscorers even though his front three, including 18-year-old Greenwood, have shone.

"We have to improve the ones we have here, think we've seen improvement from Mason, [Anthony] Martial and [Marcus] Rashford and they will keep on improving but we will never stand still always on the lookout if anything is possible," said Solskjaer after the 5-2 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford. You can't think we have cracked it like Gary [Neville] mentioned last week. The emphasis is on improving the team all the time."

14.13 BST: Inter Milan are continuing their mini-spending spree in a bid to improve their defence.

The Italian side have already landed €40m worth of Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid and have now opened negotiations with Chelsea over left-back Emerson Palmieri according to the Guardian.

Antonio Conte signed the defender for Chelsea in January 2018 and is keen on a reunion, with Inter set to offer the Blues around €20m.

13.29 BST: Rumours linking Xavi with the Barcelona manager's position should go away now he's extended his contract at Qatari side Al-Sadd.

"I am happy that the squad is complete today after the return of the remaining first team players, in preparation for this upcoming period and the resumption of the league championship," he said. "I am happy to continue with Al-Sadd, and the team's goal will always be to compete for all titles."

13.22 BST: Will Manchester United choose to spend around £100m on Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho?

12.30 BST: The ESPN Insider Notebook is live and there's some interesting transfer angles, including:

- Paul Pogba has rarely been happier at Manchester United and is keen to stay at the club, sources have told ESPN's Julien Laurens, with the turnaround in his mood in part due to his relationship with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

- Benfica approached Mauricio Pochettino to become their coach but he said he needed more time to consider his options, a source told ESPN's Adriana Garcia.

- Manchester City are disappointed to have lost Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich for €49m, plus €11m in add-ons, but they believe they have secured one of the biggest deals of the coronavirus-affected transfer market, sources have told ESPN's Rob Dawson.

- A telephone call from Dani Alves helped convince Arthur Melo to leave Barcelona and sign for Juventus this week, sources have told ESPN's Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens.

11.23 BST: Manchester United are tracking Penarol's Uruguayan starlet Facundo Pellistri and could get a helping hand from ex-Red Devils striker Diego Forlan to land him.

Pellistri, 18, has impressed on the wing for Penarol under the guidance of manager Forlan and has been linked to Man City and Real Madrid. He has a £10m release clause in his contract and The Athletic reports that United will ask Forlan to report back before they make a move.

10.34 BST: Wigan have gone into administration and Tottenham are looking to take advantage.

The Sun claims that Spurs are looking to sign 18-year-old duo Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir on the cheap as the Latics sell assets to stay in business.

Gelhardt has attracted interest from Everton but the phrase 'the next Harry Kane' is used, so there's only one place the striker will end up.

Meanwhile Weir, who is the son of Everton legend David, is also being tracked, though the England U18 midfielder has caught the eye of Brighton too.

10.11 BST: Arsenal fans are happy again and they'd be even happier if the club signs Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

However, the Daily Mail says that the Gunners will have to sell one of Matteo Guendouzi, Alexandre Lacazette, or Lucas Torreira, in order to raise funds.

Partey has a €50m release clause in his contract and Atletico will not accept anything less.

09.40 BST: We all know how much German clubs love young English players and Norwich centre-back Ben Godfrey is the latest on the radar.

Godfrey, 22, is a target for both Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, according to the Sun on Sunday. And with Norwich set for relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season, he could be available for a cheap fee.

09.00 BST: Turkish website Sansursuz Futbol reports that Manchester United's Juan Mata is keen to move to Fenerbahce when the transfer window opens.

Mata, 32, has slipped down the pecking order at United in recent seasons and is now looking for a new challenge,

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Italian trio do battle for Milik

Juventus, AC Milan and Roma are all reported to be in the running for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, according to Calciomercato.

The 26-year-old Poland international's contract in Naples expires in less than a year's time, and he is believed to favour a move to Serie A titleholders Juve, who have a glowing reputation for picking up top players at bargain prices.

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, on the other hand, would prefer to pursue negotiations with Roma, where he hopes to secure a swap deal that would see Giallorossi winger Cengiz Under head in the opposite direction.

Milik is reportedly seen by Roma officials as a possible long-term replacement for Edin Dzeko, who is 34.

Milan line up double striker swoop

Calciomercato claims that AC Milan are closing in on the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as their new manager, and the German has reportedly identified two targets to bolster the Rossoneri front line.

Rangnick's No. 1 target is Real Madrid misfit Luka Jovic, who has had a miserable spell in the Spanish capital after his €60m move from Eintracht Frankfurt a year ago. The Serbia international is well-known to former Leipzig boss Rangnick, who hopes he can rekindle the 22-year-old's career with a switch to the San Siro.

The second name on Milan's shopping list is Patrik Schick, who is deemed surplus to requirements at Serie A rivals Roma, having spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Leipzig, where he netted 10 goals in 22 Bundesliga appearances.


- Australia international Daniel Arzani is on his way to FC Utrecht, according to AD. The Manchester City man has spent an injury-laden past two seasons on loan at Celtic and is now looking to get some much-needed game time in the Eredivisie.

- Tuttosport reckons Napoli could be set to land highly rated Lille forward Victor Osimhen, after the club's president hinted that Gennaro Gattuso's side was the Nigerian's preferred destination. The 21-year-old has netted 13 goals in 27 appearances for the Ligue 1 side since arriving from Belgian outfit Charleroi almost a year ago.

- Turkish giants Fenerbahce have enquired about the availability of Barcelona duo Jean-Clair Todibo and Moussa Wague, with a view to a double loan swoop for the pair next season. Sport says neither 20-year-old Todibo nor 21-year-old Wague look likely to break into the Barca first team next year, so they look set to continue their development elsewhere.

- Calciomercato claims Fiorentina striker Giovanni Simeone could be set for a move to a fourth Serie A club in as many years, with Bologna reportedly keen to secure the 24-year-old's signature. The Argentine has scored 10 goals on loan at Cagliari this season, and La Viola are asking for around €20m from interested parties.