Transfer gossip: Moura, Ranocchia, Nani

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Could the winger leave the French giants?

With only a few weeks to go until the end of the season, transfer gossip is beginning to gather pace!

Here, we look at three key transfers that could happen this summer as clubs and players alike look for new moves and opportunities.

Will any of the following deals happen?

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LUCAS MOURA

Liverpool have made Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura one of their big targets this summer, according to L’Equipe.

Kop boss Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the Brazilian star and is ready to battle it out with Atletico Madrid for his signature – with reports suggesting Moura is ready for a new challenge after five seasons in the French capital.

A bid in the region of £30m (AED 143m) from the Reds could tempt PSG to cash in on the attacking talent.

The 24-year-old, who has less than two years left on his contract at the Parc des Princes, has been in stunning form this term – scoring 17 goals in all competitions – as well as helping the club win the Coupe de la Ligue trophy.

For now, Moura’s focus will be on ensuring PSG continue to fight for the Ligue 1 title before deciding upon his own future.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Several reports in France have suggested that Moura is on the lookout for a pastures new and a move to the Premier League would likely suit him down to the ground. Expect Liverpool to up their interest in the coming months with a firm bid for the wing man.

ANDREA RANOCCHIA

Chelsea and Arsenal could move for Hull City’s on loan centre-back Andrea Ranocchia, according to sources in Italy.

The 29-year-old Inter Milan star, who is currently on a season-long loan deal at the KCOM Stadium, is not expected to join Hull on a permanent basis in the summer – especially if the Tigers fail to avoid relegation.

According to Football Italia, it is thought that Ranocchia is keen to stay in England and feels his first-team opportunities would be limited if he returned to the San Siro.

Inter value the defender at around £12m (AED 57m), a figure both Chelsea and Arsenal could match in the close season as they look to add defensive cover.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: It is highly likely Inter will allow Ranocchia to leave the club if their asking price is matched, and while Hull appear to be out of the race to seal the defender’s services on a full-time contract, the Italian would surely jump at the chance to join would-be Premier League champions Chelsea.

NANI

Portuguese star Nani could be set to leave Valencia at the end of the season.

The former Manchester United winger, who sparkled at last summer’s Euro 2016 tournament, has failed to shine at the Mestalla and Spanish newspaper Marca has drawn attention to the fact he has managed just 23 appearances (in all competitions) this term.

It has been another tough season for Los Che and the 30-year-old has not been a regular under manager Voro.

At this stage, it remains to be seen whether Nani will look for a new move – but a return to the Premier League doesn’t seem on the cards.

However, with around two years left on his current deal – Valencia may be tempted to keep hold of the attacker as they look to rebuild in the close season.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Nani clearly hasn’t enjoyed a stellar first campaign with Valencia but he is too good of a player not to prosper in La Liga. The Portugal international will be after more game time next season and wherever that is guaranteed could be the main factor as to his next destination.

WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?

There’s yet more rumours in the English press that Kylian Mbappe is set to move to the Premier League this summer. Expect this long-running transfer saga to drag on and on.

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Transfer Gossip: Messi, Mbappe and Lacazette

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Every day we will be keeping you updated with the latest transfer rumours as the season draws to a close and the window opens up…

LIONEL MESSI

AS have reported that the Barcelona icon has turned down an offer from the club to extend his contract beyond June 2018. The news has sparked rumours of a move away from Camp Nou for the Argentine.

Rating: 8/10

Sport360 Verdict: Messi may indeed have turned down Barcelona’s offer but it is thought to be only their first. Declining an initial offer is hardly cause for alarm.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is understandably in no rush to sort out a new deal and will bide his time until an improved offer comes along.

KYLIAN MBAPPE

According to Marca, the AS Monaco starlet has set his sights on a move to Real Madrid and has asked his agents to work on a deal.

Rating: 6/10

Sport360 Verdict: We can’t stop hearing about the 18-year-old sensation but the truth is the transfer speculation surrounding him is only just starting.

Of course, most players would love to play for Madrid but where exactly would he fit in? That’s never been an issue for Los Blancos when signing players. They’re more of a ‘buy first, figure out how they fit in later’ kind of club.

But Mbappe’s advisers will know that the forward has plenty of time ahead of him and a move to arguably the biggest club in the world at this juncture of his career could prove risky.

LACAZETTE

According to French radio station RMC, Alexandre Lacazette has opted for a move to Atletico Madrid this summer.

Lyon’s president has confirmed that the Frenchman has been in talks with the La Liga outfit for over two years.

Rating: 9/10

Sport360 Verdict: It would seem that this deal is only a matter of time. A move to Atletico would see Lacazette play and compete in one of the bigger leagues. The La Liga club has proved to be a haven for strikers in the past with virtually every main front man enjoying prolific spells at the Vincente Calderon.

With Antoine Griezmann seemingly on his way out this summer, Lacazette would help fill the void left by his compatriot. He also offers Diego Simeone a different option as a striker who can hold up play on his own but is also capable of using his pace to run in behind.

JOHN TERRY

The Sun claim that the Chelsea defender has been offered the chance to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.

Terry leaves Chelsea this summer but has been linked with the likes of Bournemouth, Stoke and West Brom.

Rating: 4/10

Sport360 Verdict: It’s difficult to see Terry picking up and moving to China especially when he does still have plenty to offer in the Premier League. One of the lesser clubs would love to avail of his services.

What else is going on…

Marcus Rashford is expected to skip the European U21 Championships as per Jose Mourinho’s wishes…

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Transfer Gossip: Costa, Mahrez, Rafinha and Mascherano

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Every day we will be keeping you updated with the latest transfer rumours as the season draws to a close and the window opens up…

DIEGO COSTA

A number of newspapers are reporting that the Chelsea striker’s potential move to China is now imminent.

Tianjin Quanjian is his apparent destination, with the Daily Express reporting a £76million (Dh361m) fee has been agreed, the Daily Record saying a £650,000-per-week deal (Dh3.8m) has been sorted and the Independent claiming the club have secured a pre-contract agreement.

Rating: 8/10

Sport360 Verdict: The Chinese club have since denied they have had any communication with Costa about the money-spinning move but this is a rumour which just does not want to go away.

Given the downturn in form he suffered after the stories regarding a switch in January, Chelsea may well feel the persistent media attention is not worth the hassle.

We’ll see how this develops but at this point it does seem likely the 28-year-old will be making the move away from Stamford Bridge.

RIYAD MAHREZ

Leicester are bracing themselves to lose the Algeria international in the summer, according to the Guardian.

Mahrez, a key player in the Foxes’ Premier League title win last season, will search for Champions League football and now sees his future away from the King Power Stadium.

Highly-rated winger Demarai Gray is also considering his future at the club after a season of limited first-team football.

Rating: 7/10

Sport360 Verdict: Leicester will be desperate to cling onto one of their key players but with Mahrez having had a taste of dining at Europe’s top table this season, a transfer elsewhere is his only option to satisfy his appetite for Champions League football.

Mahrez was of course previously linked with a switch to Arsenal but with their hopes of clinching a top-four spot dwindling, a move to the Emirates Stadium may not prove as straightforward.

It remains to be seen which clubs would be willing to take the 26-year-old and perhaps a move away from the Premier League might be on the cards.

RAFINHA

The Bayern Munich full-back is angling for a move to the Premier League after voicing his frustrations at only starting nine Bundesliga games this season.

The 31-year-old gave an exclusive interview to Four Four Two and the 31-year-old says he has had offers from the Premier League with Serie A giants Juventus also linked with a move.

“I don’t like to talk about offers – I have managers for that. But it’s true, those offers are real,” he told Four Four Two in an exclusive interview. “I have a few offers from Premier League clubs.”

Rating: 7/10

Sport360 Verdict: Reading between the lines it seems like more of a nudge for Bayern Munich rather than prospective suitors with his contract coming to an end.

But Liverpool and Arsenal are said to be circling and the former in particular will be in the market for a full-back in the summer.

Keep an eye on this one but so often players have stated they have offers elsewhere and end up putting pen to paper on a new deal.

JAVIER MASCHERANO

The Barcelona midfielder is apparently planning on making a move to China before returning home to Argentina to end his career at River Plate, according to Don Balon.

With Mascherano nearing in on his 33rd birthday, the Argentine is considering leaving Camp Nou in the summer with his representatives receiving offers from the Chinese Super League.

However, the 32-year-old only renewed his current deal last October and it will run until 2019.

Rating: 4/10

Sport360 Verdict: It’s difficult to see Barcelona being willing to let him leave as Mascherano is still a crucial member of the side.

Whoever the new manager is, his versatility will be of significant worth and ultimately, why would he want to leave one of the biggest clubs in world football when he still has so much to offer?

Still, stranger things have happened.

What else is going on…

Everton defender Seamus Coleman has signed a new five-year deal…

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