Wayne Rooney headlines our Rumour Mill as Everton star is linked with MLS

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Saying goodbye to Goodison? Wayne Rooney.

The summer transfer window is now a month away and the rumours of players potentially being on the move is gathering pace.

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.

WAYNE ROONEY

The former England captain’s fairytale second-coming at boyhood club Everton could end after just one season.

According to The Washington Post, the 32-year-old is in talks to join MLS side D.C. United this summer for a new challenge having endured a difficult 2018 so far under Sam Allardyce at Goodison Park.

Rooney, who still has one year remaining on his current deal with the Toffees, could follow the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in heading stateside at the end of their respective glittering careers.

Having spent a record-breaking 13 years at Manchester United, Rooney’s return to the Blues has yielded 11 goals, mostly from a central midfield position, in 40 appearances.

Rooney had made his frustration evident as he walked off the pitch.

Frustration: Rooney unhappy at being subbed off regularly under Allardyce.


YAYA TOURE

The Ivory Coast powerhouse’s agent has revealed his client will do anything to prolong his Premier League career and continue in England’s top-flight next season.

At 34, Toure is out of contract next month and certain to leave Manchester City after eight successful years at the Etihad Stadium.

Dimitri Seluk, the player’s representative, told Sky Sports News that the former Barcelona star is willing to pay 50 per cent of his wages to secure a deal somewhere else in the division.

However, given the fact the veteran midfielder managed just nine appearances this term as City triumphed in the league, clubs might be reluctant to give him another opportunity.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates with The Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad Stadium on May 6, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Yaya Toure with the Premier League trophy following the draw against Huddersfield.

KOSTAS MANOLAS

Roma are willing to listen to offers for the Greece international and have apparently offered his services to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Marca reports that the Serie A side are keen to cash in on the 26-year-old, who has enjoyed an improved season at centre-back for the Stadio Olimpico club.

Los Blancos will almost certainly bolster their defensive ranks this summer, in the hope of avoiding a situation whereby a winger such as Lucas Vazquez plays in a makeshift right-back berth.

That said, it remains to be seen whether Zinedine Zidane’s men will launch a concrete approach for Manolas’ services.

ROME, ITALY - MAY 02: Sadio Mane of Liverpool runs at Kostas Manolas of AS Roma during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between A.S. Roma and Liverpool at Stadio Olimpico on May 2, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Manolas chases Sadio Mane during their Champions League semi-final second leg.

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere among the top 10 free agents this summer

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Jack Wilshere

With the end of the season fast approaching, several stars watch their current contracts run down.

The summer transfer window promises to feature plenty of huge transfer fees for us to balk at but there will also be a few bargains in the mix.

Here’s a look at ten players who could be on the move on a free transfer this summer.

JACK WILSHERE

Jack Wilshere has been linked with a shock move to Barcelona in a bid to help fill the void that the departing Andres Iniesta will leave behind. While newly-promoted Wolves are reportedly also in the hunt for his signature.

The Arsenal midfielder however, is expected to sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium after he returned to fitness midway through this season and began to get back to his best for a couple of months, only to be struck down by injury again.

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere

PEPE REINA

The Napoli No1’s contract is running out this summer and despite helping the side push Juventus close for the Serie A title, Pepe Reina appears set to move on at the end of the season.

The experienced Spaniard is expected to choose between staying in Italy with AC Milan or returning to Liverpool in the Premier League. The Reds are in the market for a goalkeeper and while they have been heavily linked to Roma’s Alisson, signing the 35-year-old on a free would make sense albeit only as a stop-gap solution.

Pepe Reina

Pepe Reina

GIORGIO CHIELLINI

The Italian stalwart has spent 13 years at Juventus, winning six Serie A titles and three Coppa Italia trophies along the way, but may be leaving the club at the end of the campaign.

Giorgio Chiellini has been linked with a host of clubs on a free transfer with Chelsea – where former coach Antonio Conte is in charge – among them. However, with Massimiliano Allegri a front-runner for the Arsenal job, rumours are rife that the 33-year-old may follow him to north London.

Giorgio Chiellini

Giorgio Chiellini

EMRE CAN

While the star-studded attack has shone for Liverpool this season, Emre Can has proved to be a dependable option in midfield and has been missed since his injury back in March.

The German is out of contract in the summer and appears to be edging towards a switch to Juventus with the Reds attempting to sign Sami Khedira in the bargain.

Emre Can

Emre Can

LUKE SHAW

Some would claim Luke Shaw still has a future at Manchester United after Jose Mourinho called him ‘one of the best left-backs around’ earlier this year.

However, the Portuguese’s direct contradiction in opting for Ashley Young ahead of the youngster on a regular basis coupled with him still yet to extend his contract suggests otherwise.

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

ARJEN ROBBEN

The flying Dutchman still delivers the goods for Bayern Munich, winning his seventh Bundesliga title with the German powerhouse in nine seasons.

He’s yet to put pen to paper over a new deal but with Franck Ribery extending his own contract this week, Arjen Robben is expected to follow suit.

Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben

MARIO BALOTELLI

He comes with a lot of baggage but on a free transfer, Mario Balotelli may well be worth the gamble. The Italian has enjoyed a resurgence at Nice, scoring 41 goals in 64 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit since his arrival last season.

The 27-year-old is said to be ready to return to England according to his agent Mino Raiola.

Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli

YAYA TOURE

Pep Guardiola’s arrival was a sensational move for Manchester City but spelled the end of one their legends in Yaya Toure at the club.

The Ivorian didn’t figure in the Spaniard’s plans and after being on the fringes of the first team for the last two seasons, he’s set to leave Manchester although his next destination remains unclear.

Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

FERNANDO TORRES

After bursting onto the scene at Atletico Madrid, Fernando Torres returned to the club after it all went pear-shaped at Chelsea. Largely playing a bench role, the Spaniard has made his contributions to the club over the last four seasons but is now ready to move on as his contract runs down.

The striker has already announced he will be leaving and a move to Chicago Fire in the MLS appears to be on the cards.

Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres

MAX MEYER

As one of the most promising German talents, Max Meyer is on the radar of several European clubs. The 22-year-old has refused to sign a new contract with Schalke and the club in turn have banned him for the rest of the season after he gave an unauthorised interview.

According to reports, Liverpool and Arsenal are the front-runners for his signature.

Max Meyer

Max Meyer

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Alisson headlines our Rumour Mill as Roma plan double your money contract offer

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The summer transfer window is now a month away and the rumours of players potentially being on the move is gathering pace.

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.

ALISSON

Roma are set to double their star goalkeeper’s wages in a bid to keep the Brazil No1 at Stadio Olimpico, according to Sky Sport in Italy.

The 25-year-old has been the subject of intense interest from both Liverpool and Real Madrid but this season’s Champions League semi-finalists want to tie the shot-stopper down on a long-term basis.

Although Alisson still have three years left on his existing contract, he is seeking more lucrative terms and the Giallorossi will have to flex their financial muscle to ward off interest from the Premier League and La Liga.

Sources close to the former Internacional star have stated that the man between the sticks wants to wait until after the conclusion of the World Cup before making a call on his future.

Alisson conceded seven goals over two legs against Liverpool.

SANTI CAZORLA

The Arsenal playmaker could end his six-year affiliation with Arsenal this summer and re-sign for former side Villarreal.

Spanish outlet AS reports that the 33-year-old recently held a conversation with the Yellow Submarines’ club president, opening the door to a return to El Madrigal.

The diminutive but ever popular Spaniard, who is a free agent in June, has spent the best part of the past two seasons recovering from a series of career-threatening injuries to his Achilles tendon, which has seen him undergo as many as 11 operations.

Cazorla has previously had two separate spells at Villarreal, turning out for the club between 2003-06 and 2007-11. He also enjoyed a solitary season at Recreativo Huelva between those two stints and spent 12 months at Malaga before joining Arsenal in 2012.

A move back to the place where he made his name would be a fitting end to his career.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (L) takes it past N'Golo Kante of Chelsea (R) during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on September 24, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Desperate to play again regularly: Santi Cazorla.

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