Newcastle are ready to spend £53m to offer Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, a route back to the Premier League this summer.
Tottenham will not allow £55m record signing Tanguy Ndombele, 23, to leave this summer. The France midfielder has been linked with Barcelona and Liverpool.
Joan Laporta wants Manchester Citymanager Pep Guardiola to return as Barcelona coach next summer if he is successfully elected as the club’s president.
Dejan Lovren appears to be edging closer to an exit from Liverpool, with Roma set to make their move for the 30-year-old Croatia defender.
Liverpool have joined the race along with several European clubs for Red Bull Salzburg’s 19-year-old Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.
Manchester United want to secure summer deals for a trio of young English players
Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, 20, Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, and Birmingham’s 16-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham.
However, striker Odion Ighalo, 30, may have played his last game for Manchester United after talks to extend the Nigerian’s loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua in China reached an impasse.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign two full-backs from Serie A – Brazil player Alex Sandro, 29, from Juventus and Belgium’s Timothy Castagne, 24, from Atalanta.
Juventus have become the first Italian club to introduce their own salary cap, effectively ruling themselves out of the race for Manchester United’s 27-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba.
Lionel Messi, 32, and some of his fellow players in Spain face a 30% pay cut next season as Barcelona and Real Madrid consider extending the wage drop caused by coronavirus.
Celtic and Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer, 22, has told his agent to arrange a transfer this summer amid strong interest from clubs including Leicester City.
Chelsea are confident of signing Manchester United’s 19-year-old midfielder Angel Gomes.
West Brom will rival Tottenham for the signing of £18m Fenerbahce and Kosovo forward Vedat Muriqi, 26, if they are promoted to the Premier League.
Crystal Palace want Burnley boss Sean Dyche as their next manager.