Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is unhappy with his current contract at the Camp Nou, which includes a £53m release clause. Lionel Messi’s recent new deal means the Catalan giants’ wage budget is already stretched.
If they are unable to offer Umtiti what he is looking for, Jose Mourinho is waiting in the wings, ready to activate the Frenchman’s release clause to take him to Manchester United. (Don Balon)
One man who could be on his way out of Old Trafford is David de Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper, a long-time Real Madrid transfer target, has told friends that Mourinho is willing to let him leave for the Bernabeu at the end of the season, provided Madrid offer German midfielder Toni Kroos in exchange. (Don Balon)
Luka Modric will leave Real Madrid this summer if Los Blancos secure a third successive Champions League title this term. The former Tottenham playmaker has offers from Italy, but Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is also monitoring the situation. (Don Balon)Italy
With his current deal expiring in the summer and having reached an impasse in talks over new terms, Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij, reportedly a Manchester United transfer target, confirmed he will be leaving the Roman club at the end of the season via an Instagram statement. “I understand the disappointment of the Lazio fans very well and it hurts me leaving in this way,” the Dutchman wrote. (Instagram)
Liverpool have received a boost in their pursuit of highly-rated Roma goalkeeper Alisson, as the Italian club are already lining up a replacement for the 25-year-old Brazilian in the form of Malmo’s teenager keeper Marko Johansson. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
Milan are desperate to sign a new striker this summer, with ex-Liverpool winger Suso their current top scorer in Serie A with just six goals. The Rossoneri have identified former Manchester City centre-forward Edin Dzeko as their top target and have already made contact with a view to a deal. (Tuttosport)
Liverpool are lining up a summer move for 18-year-old Lyon midfielder Mohamed Bahlouli. The teenager, who is the latest on a long line of prospects to come through the French club’s prolific academy – which has moulded Anthony Martial and Alexandre Lacazette – is yet to make his senior debut but has impressed for Lyon’s U19s. (French Football)