Thiago Alcantara headlines our Rumour Mill as Barcelona players push for his return

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Thiago Alcantara (c) during Spain training.

The summer transfer window for Premier League clubs is open, while international deals can be completed from early this month.

That has started a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

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

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

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

THIAGO ALCANTARA

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Barcelona’s stars are pushing the board to bring Alcantara back to his boyhood club from Bayern Munich, according to SPORT.

Alcantara, 27, was prised from Camp Nou by then Bayern boss Pep Guardiola in 2013 after he exercised a clause in the Spain midfielder’s contract. He has gone on to shine during five seasons in the Bundesliga, yet his potential availability this summer has his former dressing room talking.

WAYNE ROONEY

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The former England captain’s escape to MLS with D.C. United could be made official by Monday, according to Sky Sports.

Rooney, 32, visited Ben Olsen’s side last month and has been made available by Everton after last season’s underwhelming return to Merseyside. A two-year contract worth £3.8 million (Dh18.6m) per season is set to be signed.

D.C. are pursuing a marquee signing to lead them into their new Audi Field stadium.

WILLIAM CARVALHO

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Everton are looking to take advantage of the chaos surrounding Sporting Lisbon by sweeping up Portugal defensive midfielder William Carvalho, according to Sky Sports.

Carvalho, 26, is attempting to extricate himself from his club after players and staff were assaulted by supporters last month. Although reports of a contract termination are believed to be inaccurate, this hasn’t stopped the Leoes putting one of their most-valuable assets on the transfer market.

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Timo Werner headlines our Rumour Mill as Bayern Munich consider Robert Lewandowski replacement

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Timo Werner (c) could jump at chance to make Bayern Munich move.

The summer transfer window for Premier League clubs is open, while international deals can be completed from early this month.

That has started a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

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

Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen very soon.

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

TIMO WERNER

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Bayern Munich are facing up to the prospect of losing Robert Lewandowski this summer and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner is a €100 million-rated (Dh428.6m) lead contender to replace the prolific Poland superstar, according to Bild.

Werner, 22, has blossomed at Red Bull Arena and struck 42 times in 77 matches. If Bayern’s current lead striker exits this summer, they are prepared to test Leipzig’s stern resolve with an enormous, club-record bid.

JAVIER PASTORE

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Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United reign could be about to kick into life with the £17.5m (Dh85.8m) capture of Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore, according to Sky Sports.

Pastore, 28, grew frustrated in the French capital last season after being given just 14 Ligue 1 starts. This desire for regular games, plus the club’s need to sell to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, could see a move to London forced through.

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Mateo Kovacic is not planning on leaving Real Madrid, claims Croat's agent

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Highly-rated: Mateo Kovacic.

Mateo Kovacic has no intention of leaving Real Madrid this summer, according to the Croatian star’s agent.

The Los Blancos central midfielder, who impressed against Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in the Champions League, has struggled to hold down a place consistently in a high-class midfield containing Luka ModricToni Kroos and Isco.

Manchester United, Tottenham and Juventus have all been linked with the 24-year-old’s signature since January, but the former Inter Milan man is set to remain at the Bernabeu for the foreseeable.

In an interview with Sportske Novosti, Kovacic’s representative Nikky Vuksan revealed his client has not considered leaving Los Blancos.

“Kovacic made history with Real on Saturday (in the Champions League final) and two days later the media write about his future.

“We haven’t thought about leaving Real or interest from other clubs.

“But, the summer is long and who knows what can happen after the World Cup.”

He added: “Also, it is a compliment to Mateo that every summer there are rumours about how the biggest clubs want him, even though he is not in Real’s XI.”

The combative midfield man, who started his career at Dinamo Zagreb, is contracted to the Whites until 2021.

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