Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes lined up as replacement for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

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Barcelona misfit Andre Gomes will be handed a Serie A-escape route this summer should Sergej Milinkovic-Savic leave Lazio.

Portugal midfielder Gomes has failed to nail down a first-team place since joining the Blaugrana two years ago, with Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets proving two unmovable objects.

Gomes has been shockingly candid about his struggles, admitting earlier this year that on occasion he has not wanted to leave his house.

Lazio could be about to rescue him however, as rumours continue to swirl that Milinkovic-Savic is set on a move to Juventus, Real Madrid or Manchester United.

According to Spanish outlet Sport, head coach Simone Inzaghi, who guided Lazio to fifth place in Serie A last season, views him as an adequate replacement for his wantaway Serbia international.

Gomes’ exclusion from Portugal’s World Cup squad may help him in this regard – with clubs keen to sign players who can complete a full pre-season’s worth of training.

Napoli, who are seemingly resigned to losing their own midfield talisman in Jorginho to Manchester City, are also thought to be interested in Gomes’ signature.

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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.

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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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