Marc-Andre ter Stegen headlines our rumour mill as Bayern Munich and Man United set to battle for Barcelona star

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Though the summer transfer window is still a few months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of 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.

MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN

Bayern Munich are set to battle with Manchester United to sign the highly-rated £87m (Dh 100m) Barcelona goalkeeper, according to the Daily Star.

With speculation continuing to mount that David de Gea could be heading to Real Madrid this summer, the Old Trafford hierarchy are putting plans in place to lure the German international to England’s north-west.

Jose Mourinho has put the 25-year-old at the top of his transfer wish list, with ter Stegen keeping 18 clean sheets in La Liga this term.

SOKRATIS

Manchester United and Arsenal are considering a summer swoop for the highly-rated Borussia Dortmund defender, according to the Sun.

The Red Devils need a new centre-back and have watched the 29-year-old in action over the past few months.

Although they are interested in signing Tottenham ace Toby Alderweireld, who is out of contract at the end of this season,

Sokratis is also on their radar – and at £25 million (Dh 127m) – should be an easier target to bring to Old Trafford.

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Man City were offered Man United's Paul Pogba in January, says Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City were offered the chance to sign Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during the January transfer window, according to City manager Pep Guardiola.

“I said no. We don’t have the money to buy Pogba because he is so expensive,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday as he attacked the conduct of agent Mino Raiola.

Guardiola also suggested Raiola offered him then United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan shortly before his move to Arsenal in part-exchange for Alexis Sanchez.

City will win this season’s Premier League title if they beat second-placed United at the Etihad on Saturday.

There is no suggestion that United had given their approval for Pogba – signed for a club-record fee of £89 million ($125 million, 102 million euros) from Juventus in 2016 – to be offered to City.

Guardiola’s ire was aimed solely at Raiola, with whom he has had a long-running feud dating back to his Barcelona days.

That feud was reignited two weeks ago when Raiola called Guardiola a “zero”, a “coward” and a “dog” after former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of his clients, moved from Old Trafford to join the LA Galaxy in the United States’ Major League Soccer.

Raiola has long believed Guardiola forced Ibrahimovic out of Barcelona in 2011, a year before they won the Champions League — a competition the Sweden forward has never won.

“Finally, the people discover my secrets – I am a bad guy, I’m a coward,” Guardiola said Friday with heavy sarcasm.

“So if I’m a bad guy, and he (Raiola) has to protect his players, then he has to know he cannot bring the players (to) a guy like me, who is a dog.”

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Willian headlines our Rumour Mill as Man United chase Chelsea midfielder

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Willian could end up in Manchester.

Though the summer transfer window is still a few months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of 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.

WILLIAN

Manchester United still lead the way in their pursuit of the Chelsea midfield star, The Sun reports.

The Red Devils have been long-time admirers of the 29-year-old Brazilian, who has been one of the standout performers in a difficult campaign for the Blues in which he has netted on 13 occasions.

World Cup-bound, Willian – who has two years left to run on his Stamford Bridge contract – has apparently stated he will not discuss his future until after the tournament.

If United do indeed get their man, it could mean spell the end of Juan Mata‘s career in Manchester.

Chelsea’s fleet of foot midfielder is in demand.

PACO ALCACER

Southampton are ready to pounce for the Barcelona forward, should the Saints stay in the Premier League.

Mark Hughes’ men are embroiled in a fight to avoid relegation but the South Coast side are keen to land the 24-year-old attacker this summer.

Alcacer is very much a back-up to club legend Lionel Messi and the prolific Luis Suarez at Camp Nou, but has still chalked up six goals in all competitions.

The ex-Valencia man would provide welcome firepower to the St Mary’s Stadium side, however, the player himself is said to want to stay in Spain.

Alcacer has netted five goals in all competitions this term.

Alcacer has featured infrequently for Barcelona.

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