Here is a roundup of todays transfer rumors, Gossip and speculation from all todays papers….
Chelsea are looking to bolster their title-winning squad with a £40m swoop for Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke but will face competition from Manchester City for the 23-year-old’s services as they look to line up a replacement for Yaya Toure.
Manchester United will have to stump up £30m if they are to prise Hugo Lloris from Tottenham Hotspur this summer with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy expected to drive a hard bargain over any potential transfer.
Chelsea will offer Filipe Luis as bait as they line up a bid for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin. The 29-year-old is valued at about £18m but the Blues could offer former Atleti full back Luis as part of any potential deal.
Manchester City believe they can land Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola this summer rather than next year by making him the highest paid manager in the world and handing him a transfer war chest to rebuild the former champions.
Former England boss Fabio Capello has again hailed John Terry as the most accomplished defender in English football, congratulating him on Chelsea’s recent Premier League triumph.
Liverpool are set to push ahead with their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after missing out on Memphis Depay. Burnley’s Danny Ings also remains a target for Brendan Rogers’ side.
West Brom will try to hijack Scott Sinclair’s move to Aston Villa by launching a £2.5m bid for the forward. Baggies boss Tony Pulis wants more pace upfront.
Premier League new boys Bournemouth are plotting a sensational swoop to bring Dimitar Berbatov back to England this summer. The Monaco striker’s future in the South of France is uncertain following his side’s fine for breaching UEFA financial rules.
Manchester City will start their summer rebuilding campaign with a £30m swoop for Wolfsburg star Kevin De Bruyne, possibly sweetening any potential deal by giving the German club the chance to re-sign former striker Edin Dzeko.
Tottenham have entered the race to sign Celtic centre-half Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch defender is rated at £10m and Sunderland, Everton and Southampton have already shown an interest in the 23-year-old.
QPR striker Charlie Austin is so desperate to play for England that he has told partner Bianca Parker they can’t have a summer holiday as he will spend most of his summer by the phone waiting on a call from Roy Hodgson.
Real Madrid coach Paul Clement and Brentford boss Mark Warburton are on the shortlist to take over at relegation-threatened QPR next season, despite club chiefs being impressed by stand-in manager Chris Ramsey.
Manchester City stars Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta will miss the start of next season’s Premier League campaign if Argentina reach the final of the Copa America this summer after boss Manuel Pellegrini promised he will give all players competing in South America a 30-day break after the tournament.