The transfer window may be closed across Europe but teams are looking towards the summer and things are swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you the latest in rumours, rumours, comings, goings and of course deals done!
TOP STORY: Tottenham make an inquiry to Kessie
Tottenham Hotspur are chasing the Barcelona midfielder Frank Kessyaccording to sports.
The Premier League side, who were linked with the 26-year-old in January, have reportedly returned to the negotiating table with hopes of signing him this summer.
The Blaugrana are reportedly ready to accept a €25m offer for the Ivory Coast international and despite interest from Serie A Internazionale, there is a belief only Premier League sides would be able to meet the demands of the Camp Fulfill nou hierarchy.
Kessie joined Catalonia on a free transfer from AC Milan last summer and has three years left on his contract. It’s reported that he could be ready to shorten his stay at Barcelona for a potential move to Italy, but there’s no guarantee he’d be ready to leave LaLiga if a fee is agreed with Spurs.
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11.11 CET: Sport reports that the Barcelona winger Raphinha could leave the club in the summer.
Raphinha, 26, signed from Leeds United for €60m just last summer and has scored 10 goals and provided 11 assists in 45 games this season.
However, the Brazil international would consider leaving Camp Nou as the club look to balance their finances and Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle are all interested.
10.22 CET: Juventus, Milan and Roma are interested in signing the Manchester United underdog Mason Greenwoodsays The Sun.
Greenwood, 21, has not played for United since January 2022 after being suspended following his arrest in November on allegations of attempted rape, assault and control and coercive behaviour.
The striker was due to face trial this year but the criminal charges were dropped in February.
Man United have launched an internal investigation, with sources telling ESPN the club could only proceed with their own review once the criminal case has been completed. Greenwood will not play or train with United until this investigation is complete.
Greenwood’s contract expires in 2025 with the possibility of a loan move from the three Serie A sides reportedly being explored, and there has also been interest from Turkish clubs.
09.50 CET: Bild reports that Manchester United and Real Madrid are looking to sign the Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremy Frimpong this summer.
Frimpong, 22, is set to leave the club to pursue a new challenge and his transfer has been valued at around €50m despite having a contract that expires in 2025.
Newcastle United and Arsenal are also pursuing the Netherlands international but Madrid are front runners as they eye a long-term replacement for him Daniel Carvajal right behind.
09.17 CET: Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch is being pursued by Liverpool but Man City have now joined the race to sign him, according to The Mirror.
Gravenberch, 20, only moved from Ajax to Munich for 18 million euros in the summer, but has not yet settled and is looking for more playing time.
City want to bring Borussia Dortmund Jew Bellinghambut the 19-year-old looks set to be on the verge of a move to Real Madrid so the Premier League leaders need another option.
09.00 CET: West Ham United are expected to ask £100m for the midfielder Declan Rice this summer as they try to fend off interest from several Premier League rivals, sources have told ESPN.
The east London club would prefer to keep Rice but there is confirmation their situation is reaching a critical juncture with effectively two years left on his contract at the London Stadium. The 24-year-old’s contract expires in 2024, but there is an option to extend it by a further 12 months.
Sources have told ESPN that Arsenal want to seek a deal for Rice at the end of the season, while Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Liverpool are watching developments.
Arsenal are looking to sign two central midfielders in Rice and Brighton this summer Moses Caicedo on their shortlist.
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PAPER TALK (by Adam Brown)
– Newcastle United are getting closer to an agreement with the midfielder Bruno Guimaraes about a new contract, says Football Insider. The 25-year-old is reportedly set to become the highest-earning club in history and head coach Eddie Howe is keen to make him a mainstay in their long-term project. With talks now at an advanced stage, the deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the season.
– Club Brugge full-back Tagon Buchanan Celta Vigo was offered, writes Calciomercato. The 24-year-old has attracted the attention of a number of clubs across Europe, with Inter also eyeing him as a possible replacement for Denzel Dumfries.
– Negotiations on transfer fee for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jew Bellingham are to take place at the end of the season, according to Fabrizio Romano. Real Madrid are said to have already agreed on personal terms with the 19-year-old, but do not want to disrupt BVB’s Bundesliga title fight with Bayern Munich.
– Real Betis forward Raul García sparks Premier League interest, reports Mundo Deportivo. The 22-year-old, on loan to Mirandes from the Segunda Division, has scored 19 goals in 36 league games this season and Brighton & Hove Albion are reported to be among the sides from England’s top flight who are keeping a watchful eye its location.
– West Ham United are keen on the Manchester City midfielder Calvin Phillips, reveals the Times. City boss Pep Guardiola will reportedly make a decision on the 27-year-old’s future at Etihad at the end of the season, with the Hammers at the front of the queue should he be allowed to leave the club. Phillips joined the club from Leeds United last summer for £45million but has yet to start in the Premier League.