Despite being strongly linked with an alliterative summer swoop for the Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Manchester City are this close to securing the scrawl of the Juventus defender João Cancelo, who plays in the same position. Along with Barcelona, City are also keeping tabs on the Benfica midfielder João Félix, who Tuesdays Rumour Mill led everyone to believe was off to Manchester United or Real Madrid. Hell, its almost as if no one is quite sure whats going on.
Read more Following a less than stellar season with Tottenham that could still end with him pogoing up and down on a presentation rostrum in Madrid with a Champions League winners medal round his neck, Kieran Trippier will leave White Hart Lane. Atlético Madrid and Napoli are being mooted as possible destinations. Meanwhile, Jack Clarke of Leeds is on the verge of becoming Tottenhams first signing since Lucas Moura rocked up well over a year ago.
His development and form under Marcelo Bielsa was affected by the illness which saw him rushed to hospital during the second half of a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough in February but he has been on the radar of a number of top-flight clubs and Spurs appear to be at the front of the queue.
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Having spent the season on loan at Derby, with whom he has unfinished business in Mondays Championship play-off final, the 22-year-old Liverpool winger Harry Wilson is up for sale and has turned heads at Newcastle, Southampton and Brighton. Meanwhile in Italy, the soon-to-be-appointed Internazionale manager Antonio Conte will attempt to lure Romelu Lukaku from Old Trafford to San Siro. The Italian side play Empoli in their final game of the season on Sunday and need a win to guarantee Champions League football next season.
The Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, is walking around with a Victorian ear trumpet protruding from the side of his head, all the better to hear any offers he might get for the 23-year-old winger Jordan Ibe. Elsewhere on the coast, the new Brighton manager, Graham Potter, is hoping to bring young Chelsea right-back Reece James to the Amex Stadium on a season-long loan, but will probably have to wait until the Court of Arbitration for Sport announces whether Chelseas two-window transfer ban will be frozen before discovering if he has any chance of getting him.
Marseilles midfielder Kevin Strootman is available to anyone who wants to borrow him from the Ligue 1 club and Manchester United, Everton and West Ham have been mentioned as potential suitors. Meanwhile Wolves are hoping to add the £30m-rated Porto striker Moussa Marega to their player portfolio but will have to fend off interest from Roma and West Ham to land the Mali international.
And finally, in what is quite possibly a media conspiracy to make the Mill look even more gullible than usual for reproducing such implausible nonsense, assorted news outlets are saying Burnley are plotting a club record £15m bid for the 29-year-old West Brom defender Craig Dawson. No, really.
United have yet to receive an official offer from Spurs but the Premier League club are targeting the 18-year-olds signature after his breakthrough season at Elland Road.
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