Faouzi Ghoulam headlines our Rumour Mill as Man United prepare bid for Napoli defender

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In-demand: Napoli's Faouzi Ghoulam.

Though the summer transfer window is still a few months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of various players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

FAOUZI GHOULAM

Manchester United are set to launch a summer raid for the coveted Napoli left-back, RMC Sport reports.

With Luke Shaw’s future in doubt as well as Daley Blind, Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the 27-year-old to Old Trafford and provide competition for Ashley Young.

The Algerian international, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury, has a long-term contract at the Partenopei and the Italian side want to retain his services.

Reportedly, the former Saint-Etienne star has a £52.6million (Dh272m) release clause and is valued at around the same amount.

Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (R) vies with Napoli's defender from Algeria Faouzi Ghoulam during the UEFA Champions League football match Napoli vs Manchester City on November 1, 2017 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / Carlo Hermann (Photo credit should read CARLO HERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghoulam featured in the Champions League this term.

FERRAN TORRES

Liverpool are monitoring the progress of the talented young Valencia forward, who is making waves with Los Che.

According to Sky Sports, the 18-year-old Spaniard – who can operate on the wing and in striking positions – is being tracked by Jurgen Klopp’s men after a breakthrough season.

The homegrown Mestalla academy graduate has featured in 10 first-team matches this term and is an Under-19 international for his country.

Torres has a contract with Valencia until 2021 and has a minimum release clause worth a hefty €100 million (Dh270m).

Ferran Torres (C) of Spain celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the second semi final football match between Mali and Spain in the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the D.Y.Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on October 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ferran Torres (c) is a rising star in Spanish football.

CHARLIE AUSTIN

Several Premier League sides could swoop for the Southampton hitman, should the St Mary’s Stadium club get relegated from the top-flight.

Mark Hughes’ men are in a precarious position in the bottom three, with 28-year-old Austin having recently returned to the forward line after missing several months of the campaign with a hamstring injury.

According to The Mirror, the ex-QPR frontman – who is the the Saints’ top goalscorer this term with six strikes – is on the radar of both Bournemouth and Leicester.

If Austin leaves, it might start a mass exodus at the South Coast outfit this summer.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 23: Charlie Austin of Southampton is challenged by Mathias Jorgensen of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Southampton and Huddersfield Town at St Mary's Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Southampton are hoping Austin can fire the club out of trouble.

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Cengiz Under headlines our Rumour Mill as Roma star reveals he turned down Man City

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Wing wizard: Cengiz Under.

Though the summer transfer window is still a few months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of various players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

CENGIZ UNDER

The 20-year-old Roma prodigy has revealed he turned down the chance to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City last summer, instead choosing to make his way in Serie A.

According to Turkish-based publication Spor Arena, the winger had an offer to sign for the Premier League side but instead opted to move to Roma from Istanbul Basaksehir.

While City are still thought to be interested in his services moving forward, Under revealed regular first-team football with the Italian giants was his main motivation behind his switch to the Stadio Olimpico.

Indeed, Mohamed Salah‘s transfer to Liverpool also left a big attacking void to be filled.

The Turkey international has scored six goals in all competitions this season and is set to feature in the Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.

Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian defender Ismaily (L) fights for the ball with Roma's Turkish midfielder Cengiz Under during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match AS Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk on March 13, 2018 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Roman star: The Turkish midfielder has developed quickly.

CLEMENT LENGLET

Barcelona could consider a summer swoop for the 22-year-old Sevilla centre-back, according to Sport.

Blaugrana want to boost competition in defence and see the Frenchman as a man who fits the mould at Camp Nou.

Lenglet, who likes to bring the ball out of defence, has quickly developed into a key star for the Andalusia side – with the former Nancy ace helping Sevilla to the Champions League quarter-finals.

With Thomas Vermaelen likely to leave Catalonia once this campaign is out and Colombian Yerry Mina still finding his feet in Spain, the centre-back is a viable alternative option.

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) fights for the ball with Sevilla's French defender Clement Lenglet during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on March 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Cristina Quicler (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Clement Lenglet marshals Luis Suarez at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

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David de Gea headlines our Rumour Mill as Man United goalkeeper nears new deal

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Old Trafford No.1: David de Gea.

Though the summer transfer window is still a few months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of various players potentially being on the move.

Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen when the market reopens in June.

Get in touch with your thoughts too via Twitter and Facebook.

DAVID DE GEA

The Manchester United shot-stopper is on the brink of penning a new five-year contract at Old Trafford, worth at least £350,000-a-week (Dh1.8m).

According to The Sun, the Red Devils are confident of tying the Spaniard to the club until at least 2024 in a move which would end Real Madrid‘s interest in the former Atletico Madrid man.

Jose Mourinho wants to get the deal done and dusted before the 27-year-old jets off to the World Cup while it has also been speculated the Portuguese boss could leave if United fail to convince De Gea to stay long-term.

A new contract would make the Spain international the Manchester side’s second-highest player, behind January recruit Alexis Sanchez.

De Gea has been a United man since 2011.

MARQUINHOS

Barcelona could launch a summer raid for the Paris Saint-Germain centre-back, should Samuel Umtiti leave the Camp Nou.

Blaugrana have been put on red alert by Umtiti’s claim that he will consider other options at the end of the season, given fresh contracts talks between club and player have stalled.

According to Goal, the Spanish giants have identified the 23-year-old Brazil international as a like-for-like replacement should the Frenchman leave Catalonia.

Umtiti has been the subject of interest from Manchester United while Marquinhos is highly thought of at the Parc des Princes and would be not be allowed to leave on the cheap.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) reacts next to Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian defender Marquinhos during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid on March 6, 2018, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Marquinhos went up against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League last 16.

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is resigned to losing the talented Belgian this summer, as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United lock horns for his signature.

The centre-back, who was sidelined for around three months with a hamstring injury, is now making his way back into the first-team picture but has yet to agree improved contractual terms with the North London club.

The former Southampton man’s deal is up in 2019 and PSG are ready to meet Alderweireld’s £10 million per season (Dh51.6m) annual salary demands.

Spurs have grown used to being without the 29-year-old this term and may see this summer as a chance to cash in on the versatile defender, given his stock will be high – especially if he performs well at the World Cup.

It’s been a frustrating season for Alderweireld.

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