Transfer Predictor: Verratti to Man United gets an 8, Medhi Benatia to Arsenal is a 7

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Marco Verratti is tipped to leave PSG this summer.

The Premier League transfer window is now open and the market in the rest of Europe will spark into life soon.

With the transfer rumours growing in pace and volume during this ‘silly season’, it can be difficult and painstaking to separate the stories of some legitimacy from the rest of the noise.

Fortunately, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do it for you.

Below, you’ll find some of the latest transfer news churned out of the rumour mill broken down and analysed for your benefit along with our calculated predictions.

MARCO VERRATTI – PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN TO MANCHESTER UNITED

Why it will happen: The Red Devils are desperate to sign a new midfield enforcer and the 25-year-old certainly fits the bill, given there have been widespread rumours over the Italian’s Parc des Princes future. United have more clout than most sides and could afford his £75 million (Dh 367m) valuation.

Why it won’t happen: Real Madrid have also long been linked with the combative defensive midfielder and a switch to the Spanish capital may prove too irresistible for Verratti. Jose Mourinho needs quality, but is he tall enough and big enough for his ideal United midfield?

Prediction: He is set to end his six-season stay in Paris and is likely to be the centre of a bidding war this summer.

Rating – 8/10

Verratti is one of Europe's most highly-rated midfield talents.

Verratti is one of Europe’s most highly-rated midfield talents.

MEDHI BENATIA – JUVENTUS TO ARSENAL

Why it will happen: Unai Emery is an admirer of the Moroccan and is desperate to strengthen the heart of the Gunners’ defence. Benatia’s experience and pedigree would be just perfect.

Why it won’t happen: The defender does not want to discuss his future until after the World Cup which could potentially mean the north London club face competition for his signature.

Prediction: Juventus are pursuing Atletico Madrid stalwart Diego Godin and rising Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt, so if either of those deals comes to fruition, Benatia will be all but surplus to requirements and free to move to Arsenal.

Rating – 7/10

Morocco's defender Medhi Benatia reacts during the friendly football match between Morocco and Ukraine at the Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on May 31, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Benatia will marshal Morocco’s defence in Russia.

RADAMEL FALCAO – MONACO TO AC MILAN

Why it will happen: The 32-year-old is somewhat of a veteran now in the sphere of European football and could view this as possibly the last move of his career. He has previously stated how he would not pass-up the opportunity to play for the Rossoneri club.

Why it won’t happen: Monaco have not exactly gone on the record to state that they would be happy to sell their star striker so expect the Ligue 1 club to hold out for big cash from Milan, should they come calling.

Prediction: The Colombian forward may see this as the final challenge of a largely illustrious career and is set for talks after the World Cup.

Rating – 7/10

Radamel Falcao has a proven goal record.

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AC Milan star: Andre Silva.

The summer transfer window for Premier League clubs is open, while international deals can be completed from June 8.

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.

ANDRE SILVA

Wolves are still hopeful they will land the AC Milan hitman despite the fact the 22-year-old is in talks with Monaco.

According to Corriere della Sera, the Ligue 1-outfit are close to a deal for the former Porto man who endured an indifferent maiden campaign at the San Siro.

Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has been handed a sizeable summer warchest in a bid to keep the Midlanders in the Premier League – and is well aware goals will be a huge priority.

Sources apparently close to Silva, who is part of Portugal’s World Cup squad, have revealed that the attacker would prefer a move to England but will not make a call on his future until the conclusion of the tournament.

Portugal's forward Andre Silva reacts during an international friendly football match between Portugal and Tunisia at the Municipal Stadium in Braga on May 28, 2018. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

Andre Silva has a big future in the game.

ALEKSANDR GOLOVIN

Manchester United will continue to keep a watchful eye over the CSKA Moscow and Russia playmaker this summer, The Sun reports.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho ran the rule over the 22-year-old midfielder during their pre-World Cup friendly clash with Australia last week, while both Newcastle and Southampton have shown interest in his signature.

Golovin, who has grown to become one of the the stars of Russian football, is thought to be happy in his homeland though the lure of United and their financial clout could prove too much when the international window opens.

United want to find a consistent midfield partner for Paul Pogba, given there are apparently concerns over the long-term futures of Ander Herrera and Juan Mata.

Golovin is a midfield general.

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Verratti is one of Europe's most highly-rated midfield talents.

The summer transfer window for Premier League clubs is open, while international deals can be completed from June 8.

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.

MARCO VERRATTI

Manchester United are set to step up their attempts to sign the Paris Saint-Germain hard man this summer, The Sun reports.

Jose Mourinho has been a big fan of the Italian for a number of years and is hopeful of bolstering the ranks in the middle of the park, making him the club’s marquee acquisition.

Verratti, 25, is thought to want a new challenge away from the Parc des Princes, although he wouldn’t come cheaply.

The Ligue 1 champions value his services at £75 million (Dh 367m) but the Red Devils face competition from Real Madrid, who have been long-time admirers of his.

Midfield enforcer: Marco Verratti.

MEDHI BENATIA

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring the Juventus centre-back to the Emirates, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Gunners are all set for a busy summer in the transfer window and feel the 31-year-old’s experience would be a welcome addition to their backline ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

Benatia, who will be in action with Morocco at the World Cup, is thought to be available on the cheap given the Old Lady are themselves looking at signing Ajax’s young prospect Matthijs de Ligt in his place.

For Arsenal, with club captain Laurent Koscielny sidelined with a knee injury until at least December, the former Roma and Bayern Munich star will be able to bring a calming presence to the north London side.

Morocco's defender Medhi Benatia reacts during the friendly football match between Morocco and Ukraine at the Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on May 31, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Benatia is likely to decide his future after the tournament in Russia.

RADAMEL FALCAO

The prolific Monaco striker has refused to rule out the prospect of joining Italian giants AC Milan.

The 32-year-old, who will lead the line for Colombia at the World Cup later this month, enjoyed a prolific season for the French Riviera club – plundering 24 goals in all competitions.

According to Goal, Falcao has admitted a switch to Serie A would be very difficult to turn down should the opportunity arise and admits he has always been a fan of the Rossoneri.

“I have already said that it’s an honour they are thinking of me,” the striker said when talking to media on international duty.

Radamel Falcao has been prolific at Monaco.

Proven goalscorer: Radamel Falcao.

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