LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester United lead Barcelona, Tottenham for Estupinan

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta discusses Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future at the club. (1:38)

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: Man United, Spurs, Barca chase for Watford's Estupinan

Watford defender Pervis Estupinan is in demand, and though Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are reported to have joined the race for his signature, the Express believes that Manchester United lead the way.

Estupinan is on loan at Osasuna from Watford, and the Spanish side has the option to buy him for £9 million. However, should they decide against that option, the defender will return to Watford, where he has yet to play a first-team game, despite joining the club in 2016.

The once-capped Ecuador international has been on loan at Granada, Almeria, Mallorca and Osasuna. This season, he has made 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring once against Valencia and contributing five assists.

It's this form that has attracted interest across Spain and beyond, but the Express believes that former United defender/winger and Ecuadorian compatriot Antonio Valencia could give Reds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a helping hand in the transfer.

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22.46 BST: The Mirror cites Dutch outlet AD as quoting Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel as saying that his agent is in discussions with the West London club over a new contract, despite the 27-year-old having made just two appearances for the club since joining in 2013.

21.59 BST: Fiorentina have identified 23-year-old Brescia defender Andrea Cistana, 24-year-old Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi and 32-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Radja Nainggolan (who's spent this season on loan at Cagliari) as candidates to bolster the Viola's push for Europe in 2020-21, Corriere dello Sport reports.

21.12 BST: Roma are trying to come up with the €25m needed to sign Barcelona centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, according to Mundo Deportivo, but while the cash-strapped Italian club scrimp and save for the France U20 international, Everton are hopeful of him joining Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne as those who've swapped the Camp Nou for Goodison Park.

20.25 BST: Watford expect Le Havre midfielder Pape Gueye to join the club on July 1 despite the player fighting to cancel his contract, sources have told ESPN. Gueye, 21, captained Le Havre in Ligue 2 this season and his performances attracted the interest of several European clubs.

19.38 BST: RB Leipzig's €27m purchase option for on-loan striker Patrik Schick has expired, Gazzetta dello Sport writes, and while the 24-year-old's preference is to remain with the Red Bull-backed Bundesliga club, Roma are shopping the Czech Republic international in the Premier League, with Everton, Tottenham and Newcastle said to be interested.

18.52 BST: PSG are set to lose another top Academy graduate in centre-back Tanguy Kouassi, as Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Bayern Munich have a deal in place to sign the 18-year-old.

Kouassi, whose contract with PSG expires at the end of the month, is the latest in a long line of highly-rated French talents to leave Parc des Princes, following the likes of Kingsley Coman, Odsonne Edouard, Moussa Diaby, Adrien Rabiot and Christopher Nkunku in recent seasons.

Could this trend prove problematic for PSG or will the deep pockets of Qatar Sports Investments make this a moot point? Stay tuned...

18.04 BST: Gazzetta dello Sport reports that while Roma lead the chase for Porto winger Jesus Corona, Inter Milan are also keen to sign the 27-year-old Mexico international who has a €30m release clause at the Estadio do Dragao.

17.17 BST: The entourage of Edinson Cavani has been sounded out over a return to Napoli, according to Le10 Sport. The 33-year-old Uruguay striker's Paris Saint-Germain contract expires at the end of this season, and with Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan said to be keen to recruit him on a free transfer, could a San Paolo homecoming be on the cards instead?

16.30 BST: Barcelona striker Antoine Greizmann hasn't really settled at the club.

15.48 BST: Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is so keen to reunite with Jorginho and Marcos Alonso that he's willing to part with two players and cash, says the Daily Express.

Chelsea rate the pair at €80m, so Juve will reportedly offer Federico Bernardeschi and Adrien Rabiot in part-exchange.

15.15 BST: Hirving Lozano was asked to leave during a Napoli training session by manager Gennaro Gattuso on Monday after being accused of not putting enough effort in, sources have told ESPN.

This latest episodes raises serious doubts over Lozano's future at Napoli following an underwhelming campaign which has yielded just three goals.

14.55 BST: Barcelona will have to lower their demands to tempt Tottenham into pursuing a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho, sources have told ESPN.

The 28-year-old's availability has been circulated to a number of top clubs throughout Europe including Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool, but as yet no club has shown a willingness to meet the £9m loan fee and £250,000-a-week wage.

Barcelona would prefer a straight sale and value Coutinho in excess of £75m but they are increasingly resigned to allowing him to leave on loan for another season once he returns from Bayern Munich.

Spurs have been repeatedly linked with a move for Coutinho, but sources have told ESPN there are no active talks regarding any move for the Brazilian playmaker. The club's financial concerns are well documented, having recently taken out a £175m Government-backed loan to help safeguard the club from the monetary effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho is open to a move for Coutinho and Spurs were in discussions last summer before he joined Bayern, but the economics of any proposal would have to change significantly for the north London club to revive their interest now.

14.48 BST: Bayer Leverkusen are looking for a "solution to square Kai Havertz's goals with the club's," executive Fernando Carro has said in an interview with Kolner Stadtanzeiger.

Havertz, 20, is rated as one of world football's most exciting talents and top European clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have monitored him.

However, Leverkusen hope they can offer the Germany midfielder a stepping stone for his career for another season as he is under contract until 2022.

"I can see that a lot of clubs are interest in Kai Havertz," Carro said. "He's been here for 10 years and I can see the player's desire to make the next step in the near future," he added, saying that the club must respect this wish. "We must try to find a solution to square Kai Havertz's goals with those of the club. Right now, nobody can be sure what will happen."

Leverkusen want a fee in excess of €100m, although it is unclear if clubs are willing to spend that much money on a single player in a market affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

14.20 BST: Real Madrid have sold Spanish centre-back Javi Sanchez to Real Valladolid, the club announced on Tuesday.

Ankle problems limited the 23-year-old to just two appearances since joining Valladolid on loan from Madrid last summer but has convinced the club with his "potential."

Sanchez has signed a contract with Valladolid until June 2024. Neither club confirmed the transfer fee but according to reports Valladolid have paid €3m to Madrid and will retain the right of first refusal and a percentage of profit from a potential next sale.

A youth product of Madrid, Sanchez made one appearance for the first team before joining Valladolid on loan last summer.

13.53 BST: PSG star Kylian Mbappe in the Premier League is a scary prospect.

13.01 BST: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu would "have to go into hiding" if he accepted an offer for wunderkind Ansu Fati, a source at the Catalan club has told ESPN.

Ansu, 17, has been linked with Manchester United in recent weeks. Sources close to the Premier League side confirmed they have watched him but there is an acceptance he will remain with Barca despite rumours of a €150m bid being made.

A source at Camp Nou says Barca have not received any concrete offers for Ansu and joked there would be a backlash against Bartomeu if the club even considered selling the Spain U21 international.

12.15 BST: Real Madrid's Achraf Hakimi has been on loan at Borussia Dortmund for the past two years but has now attracted the attention of Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Inter Milan, according to AS.

Hakimi, 21, doesn't want to play backup to Dani Carvajal at Real and could move on this summer in search of first-team action.

Of the clubs involved, Bayern seems the most likely destination as they usually like to pinch players from Dortmund one way or another. And Dortmund don't seem confident they'll be able to keep him.

"We'll see after the season," Dortmund boss Lucien Favre said on Monday. "Of course, players will leave. We hope the players will stay, but it is possible that players will leave.

"You have already mentioned two [Hakimi and Sancho] that we don't definitely know about. Of course, they could stay with us, which would be very good for me. But we'll see what we'll do, whether it's in defence, midfield or attack."

11.37 BST: By now we should all know that Manchester United want Dortmund's Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa's Jack Grealish. But the Daily Mail reckons that United are eyeing a £40m deal for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey deal if those two don't work out.

Jamaica international Bailey, 22, would cost about half the fee of Sancho and Grealish and has since made 110 appearances and scored 24 times since joining Leverkusen in 2017.

10.57 BST: Timo Werner has informed RB Leipzig that he does not want to play in the club's Champions League quarterfinal tie, provisionally scheduled for August, so he can push through a move to Chelsea, sources have told ESPN.

The 24-year-old has agreed to join the Blues on a five-year deal worth up to £200,000-a-week. Werner had a release clause which set his valuation dependent upon Leipzig's finishing position in the Bundesliga but with three matches still to play, the two clubs negotiated a figure believed to be in the region of €53m.

He is yet to complete a medical due to coronavirus safety measures affecting movement in both Germany and England, but all parties expect a formal announcement to be made soon.

10.33 BST: Manchester United, Liverpool and pretty much every other big club in Europe are after Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

09.47 BST: Newcastle are prepared to splash out €55m to acquire Serie A's leading scorer Ciro Immobile, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The Lazio forward is reportedly the Magpies' No. 1 target this summer, with the club prepared to tempt the Italy international with a five-year contract worth €8m net per season.

Immobile, 30, is tied to Lazio until June 2023. He has scored 27 goals in 26 league appearances for the Biancoceleste, six more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo.

09.25 BST: Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani has many offers on the table to continue his career once his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires this summer.

PSG director Leonardo announced earlier this week that Cavani will not remain at the club beyond his current deal. The 33-year-old has agreed to remain at the club until the end of the season with the French champions still alive in the Champions League and French Cup.

Cavani is a reported target of Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan, the two clubs that tried but failed to lure him in the winter transfer window.

"We are going to listen and look at the options," Cavani's brother and agent, Walter Guglielmone told EFE. "He has many options."

Guglielmone added that they will not rule out any of the offers.

08.59 BST: Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is close to having his loan at Sheffield United extended until the end of the season, Blades boss Chris Wilder has said.

The 23-year-old has been at Bramall Lane since the start of last season, playing a key role in their promotion to the Premier League last term and their push for a European place this year.

Henderson's loan was due to expire at the end of June, but with the 2019-20 season elongated due to the coronavirus pandemic, an extension is required.

"It is in the process in the next couple of days for Dean to stay with us for the rest of the season," Wilder told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's match against Aston Villa, before adding that he hoped Henderson could remain at the club for next season.

"We have had early conversations and of course we would be open to Dean coming back," he said. "But he is Manchester United's player and they will make that decision. If there is an opportunity we would look to take that up."

08.28 BST: Bayern Munich are leading the race ahead of Manchester City and Chelsea to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Havertz, 21, has enjoyed a breakout year in Germany, scoring 12 goals in 18 club appearances in 2020.

Despite Bayern also still working on a deal to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City this summer, the Telegraph reports that the German champions are hopeful of sealing a deal for Havertz for a fee in the region of £75m.

08.00 BST: Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has said he is "pretty positive" Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will stay but said it is the club's "responsibility to make him feel this is the right next step in his career."

In an interview with Telefoot on Sunday, Aubameyang said he is yet to be offered a new deal despite his existing contract expiring next summer. The Arsenal captain is the club's top goal scorer this season but has been repeatedly linked with several clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Arteta said that the club continue to be in regular dialogue with Aubameyang and his representatives and ahead of the Premier League return with Arsenal's trip to Manchester City on Wednesday, the Spaniard is confident a solution can be found.

"We have many discussions with Pierre, his family and agent," Arteta said in a prematch news conference held via Zoom on Monday. "I am pretty positive that we can find the right agreement for all parties.

"I think it's our responsibility to make him feel that this is the right next step in his career. In order to do that he needs to feel valued, I think he needs to feel that he belongs to us and we want him. And then he really needs to believe we can take this club forward in the way we want to do and he's going to be a key player to do that.

"At the moment I am extremely happy about the way he is performing and behaving. I think I have a really good relationship with him where we can discuss face to face a lot of things. So far, as far as I'm aware, I think he's very happy at the club."


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Barcelona interested in Sporting keeper Maximiano

Barcelona are looking for a goalkeeper to complement No. 1 Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and they've expressed interest in Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Luis Maximiano, according to Portuguese title A Bola.

Barcelona consider 21-year-old Maximiano a player for the long-term future. He joined Sporting in 2017 and is contracted to the club until 2023, but he would cost only around €16m.

Barca aren't alone in their admiration for the youngster, as AC Milan are interested. But neither club is said to have made an official move yet.

Barca hope to cash in on current No. 2 Neto this summer and, if so, could look to Portugal to replace him or promote from within.

Juventus and Barcelona join Milinkovic-Savic race

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has placed Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at the top of his summer wish list, but he faces competition from Europe's best clubs, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Leonardo has already seen a bid of €60m refused for the Serbian midfielder and now PSG aren't alone in their interest. Real Madrid were said to be monitoring the situation, with Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester United also in the hunt.

Leonardo is hoping that throwing Adam Marusic into the deal will give PSG an advantage over their rivals. With so many clubs interested, though, Lazio president Claudio Lotito is expected to demand around €80m, though he is reluctant to let one of his star assets leave.


- Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton are looking to land a bargain in Lille teenager Joel Ngoya, according to France Football. Ngoya has been the star of Lille's youth squad this season, and the 18-year-old has subsequently attracted interest from all over Europe, particularly from the Premier League. Ngoya is eligible to leave in the next two weeks after not receiving an offer of a first-team contract as expected. German club Hoffenheim have offered him a five-year deal, and four French clubs are said to be interested.

- L'Equipe reports that Marseille are considering a move for the versatile Daler Kuzyaev from Zenit St-Petersburg. Kuzyaev is a free agent this summer, which suits Marseille's limited budget, and the player is keen to try his luck in one of Europe's top divisions, as well as playing Champions League football. He played 13 times in the Russian L1 as well as four Champions League matches. Valencia and Hoffenheim are also interested.