Real Madrid favourites to sign wantaway AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma

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Just a kid: The 18-year-old won't be renewing his Milan deal.

With the transfer window set to open next month, the frenetic nature of speculation is ever increasing!

Here, we take a look at the latest stories doing the rounds in the media.

Will any of the following deals happen?

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GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA

Real Madrid have moved a step closer to signing the AC Milan goalkeeper, according to reports in Spain.

The teenage shot-stopper announced on Thursday that he will not be signing a new contract with the San Siro side, with his current deal due to expire at the end of next season.

Donnarumma’s decision to reject new terms means it’s highly likely he will leave Serie A this summer and Los Blancos view the prodigious Italy international as a perfect replacement for Keylor Navas, who has often come under heavy scrutiny between the Madrid sticks.

Although Whites boss Zinedine Zidane has recently backed Navas in public, Marca have reported that Real want Donnarumma as their new long-term goalkeeper – much in the same vein as club legend Iker Casillas – and are expected to act quickly to clinch a huge deal.

RATING: 9/10

SPORT360 VERDICT:
The player’s agent, Mino Raiola, is famed for getting his clients what they want and you can be sure that he is negotiating the best deal possible and a big transfer for the 18-year-old in the summer transfer window.

AS Roma's Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko (not seen) scores against AC Milan's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs AS Roma at the San Siro stadium in Milan on Mai 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Talent that belies his early years: Donnarumma.

KEITA BALDE

The Lazio striker is being touted for a move to the Premier League, according to several reports in the English press.

Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton have been casting their eyes over the 22-year-old hitman while Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham are also keen on signing the Senegalese star.

Balde hit 15 goals in 30 Serie A appearances last term and is reportedly valued at £30 million, as revealed by the Daily Mirror.

RATING: 6/10

SPORT360 VERDICT:
Each of the three aforementioned Premier League outfits need to strengthen in attack but Lazio’s steep asking price may prove to be a stumbling block – in addition to the 22-year-old’s lack of experience outside Italy.

FLORENCE, ROMA - MAY 13: Keita Balde Dioa of SS Lazio celebrates a openng goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on May 13, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

Balde enjoyed a prolific season last term.

GERARD DEULOFEU

The future of the Spanish winger looks all the more clearer as Barcelona try to tie up a permanent deal for the Everton star.

Deulofeu, who impressed during a loan spell at AC Milan last term – earning a first senior call-up for his country in the process, has made no secret of his desire to move back to the Catalan club for good.

New boss Ernesto Valverde feels the winger can make the right attacking forward role his own next season and wants to exercise Barca’s €12 million buy-back clause (which is valid until the end of June) – that was agreed with the Toffees when the two sides done business two years ago.

It is unlikely Deulofeu will feature in an Everton shirt again and according to Sport, Barca could clinch the transfer very soon.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT:
The 23-year-old failed to impress Ronald Koeman on Merseyside during the first-half of last season, and despite enjoying a fantastic few months at the San Siro, Everton are likely to be happy to cash in and sell the talent back to his boyhood club.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 21: Gerard Deulofeu of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 21, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Impressive: The diminutive Spaniard enjoyed a good stint at Milan.

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Transfer Round-up: Jordan Pickford completes move to Everton, Hull's Harry Maguire joins Leicester, Birmingham move for Chelsea legend John Terry

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There's been plenty of transfer activity.

What do you make of the following transfer news?

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JORDAN PICKFORD

Everton have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for a club record £30million fee.

The 23-year-old, who is currently with the England Under-21s preparing for the European Championships in Poland, has agreed a five-year deal.

Pickford told evertonfc.com: “It’s great to sign for the club.

“Last season was my first in the Premier League so to get this opportunity with Everton now, to be able to go forward with my career and show everyone what I can do is unbelievable.”

HARRY MAGUIRE

Leicester have signed defender Harry Maguire from Hull for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old had a year remaining on his contract at Hull but following the club’s relegation from the Premier League he has joined the Foxes on a five-year deal.

Maguire becomes the club’s first signing since Craig Shakespeare agreed a three-year deal as full-time Leicester boss last week.

GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA

Teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has put Europe’s top clubs on high alert after choosing against renewing his AC Milan contract.

The 18-year-old has made over 70 appearances for the Rossoneri since making a surprise breakthrough in October 2015 and many fine performances have attracted attention from high places.

Serie A champions Juventus, LaLiga winners Real Madrid and Premier League club Manchester United are all reportedly interested in the young stopper and he appears to be on his way out of San Siro following an announcement by Milan on Thursday afternoon.

In quotes carried by La Gazzetta dello Sport, club director Marco Fassone told a press conference: “We are disheartened. (Donnarumma’s agent) Mino Raiola has conveyed to me Donnarumma’s decision not to renew. It’s his final decision.”

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 15: Gianluigi Donnarumma of AC Milan gestures during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 15, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images )

Donnarumma has put European football’s top clubs on red alert.

JOHN TERRY

Harry Redknapp has made “a good offer” to John Terry in a bid to bring the former England captain to Birmingham.

Terry will be a free agent on July 1 after ending his 22-year association with Chelsea at the end of last season.

A host of Premier League clubs have been linked with the 36-year-old centre-half, but Blues boss Redknapp hopes to tempt him into the Championship.

“I’d love to have him at the football club,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.

“He’s a fantastic captain and great leader.

“We’ve made him a good offer and we have done the best we can. It’s up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham.

“He played for me the other week in Michael Carrick’s testimonial. I had John at the back with Jamie Carragher and I would have them two together all day long. They were fantastic.

“I had a chat with him and said to him come in – he’s doing his coaching badges – have a year or two and who knows what he wants to do in the future?”

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Alvaro Morata edges closer to Manchester United move

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Alvaro Morata.

With the transfer window set to open next month, the frenetic nature of speculation has already begun.

Rumours are starting to gather pace and we take a look at the latest stories doing the rounds in the media.

Will any of the following deals happen?

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ALVARO MORTA

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata could complete his move to Manchester United as early as next week, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 24-year-old has become Jose Mourinho’s top transfer target this summer, with the club confident they will land the Spanish international.

Despite making just 16 appearances in La Liga last season, Morata scored 15 goals and provided four assists, and is viewed by Mourinho as the ideal candidate to lead the Red Devils attack next season.

RATING: 9/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: The move now appears inevitable, with Morata set to undergo a medical this weekend.

Alvaro Morata.

Alvaro Morata.

PIOTR ZIELINKSI

Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski could be Anfield-bound, with the Daily Express reporting Liverpool and Tottenham are both interested.

Reports suggested that Real Madrid were keen on securing the Poland man’s services, with Zinedine Zidane an admirer.

But according to Italian paper Il Mattino, Liverpool and Tottenham have both lodged £25million bids for the in-form 23-year-old, who scored five goals and provided seven assists in 18 Serie A appearances last term.

RATING: 4/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: It is suggested that Napoli are looking for around £60 million for their star man, which makes a deal look unlikely for both sides.

Piotr Zielinski.

Piotr Zielinski.

JAMIE VARDY

The Sun reports that Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is a target for Fenerbahce.

The Instanbul giants are looking to strengthen their attack with Emmanuel Emenike expected to leave this summer alongside Moussa Sow and Robin van Persie.

The 30-year-old produced another fine season for the Foxes, scoring 18 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions.

It is believed the opportunity to play European football next season will convince him to move.

RATING: 6/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare is unlikely to allow fan favourite Vardy to leave the King Power Stadium, unless there is a large offer on the table. With two years left on his current contract, could the star attacker cash in for one final big move?

Jamie Vardy.

Jamie Vardy.

CARLOS BACCA AND DUVAN ZAPATA

Across the city, Everton are also stepping up their summer transfer business with a reported shopping spree in Italy.

Comments from club scout Carlo Jacomuzzi to Italian radio station CRC, in which he admits AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca and Napoli counterpart Duvan Zapata are “interesting options”, are widely quoted in the local and national press.

Bacca scored 14 goals in 34 appearances for Milan last season, while Zapta netted 10 in 38 games.

The pair represent an either/or option, while Jacomuzzi is also quoted as saying there will be no move for Napoli pair Dries Mertens and Faouzi Ghoulam.

RATING: 6/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: With Romelu Lukaku set to leave Everton this summer, the Toffees are looking to bolster their attack with influential replacements such as Bacca, who is believed to be interested in a possible move to the Premier League.

Carlos Bacca.

Carlos Bacca.

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