Aleix Vidal reportedly clears out belongings at Barcelona to signify summer exit

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Aleix Vidal (l) challenges Alvaro Morata.

Underused Barcelona right-back Aleix Vidal has cleared out his belongings at the club in a clear sign of an impending summer exit, according to reports.

Vidal, 28, has struggled for minutes since he was snapped up from Sevilla for €18 million (Dh77.2m) in June 2015. A paltry total of four La Liga starts in 2017/18 has led to inevitable speculation about his future.

Spanish newspaper AS state that the usual right-back broke off his vacation and returned to the club’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training centre in recent days to take away belongings.

They declare this state of affairs could interest former club Sevilla and Serie A’s Napoli.

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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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