Steven N'Zonzi headlines our Rumour Mill as Arsenal close in on Sevilla midfielder

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World Cup-bound: Steven N'Zonzi.

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.

STEVEN N’ZONZI

New Gunners boss Unai Emery is desperate to sign the towering France international midfielder, The Mirror reports.

It is set to be a busy summer of recruitment for Arsenal and the Sevilla stalwart is near the top of the Spaniard’s summer wishlist, especially given the fact they worked together previously at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

With Jack Wilshere set to depart on a free transfer and Aaron Ramsey’s future being the subject of intense transfer speculation, N’Zonzi is tipped to be a mainstay in the Premier League club’s midfield next term.

The 29-year-old, who previously played in England with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, is said to be keen for a new challenge and will discuss his future after the conclusion of the World Cup in Russia.

Sevilla's French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi gestures during the Spanish league footbal match between Sevilla FC and Villarreal CF at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on April 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER (Photo credit should read CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

N’Zonzi is a man that Emery knows well.

FELIPE ANDERSON

Leicester are leading the race to sign the Lazio attacking midfielder, according to Football Italia.

The Foxes face competition from both Southampton and West Ham for the Brazilian’s signature, but are reportedly confident an offer in the region of £35 million (Dh171m) will be enough to seal the deal.

Anderson enjoyed a steady season with the Serie A side, scoring eight times and bagging 10 assists in all competitions. However, the Biancocelesti narrowly missed out on a Champions League place.

Anderson is billed as a replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who could potentially leave the King Power Stadium this summer.

ROME, ITALY - MAY 20:  Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio competes for the ball with FC Internazionale players during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on May 20, 2018 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

A wanted man: Lazio star Felipe Anderson.

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Robert Lewandowski headlines our Rumour Mill as Juventus move for Bayern Munich hitman

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In-demand: Robert Lewandowski.

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.

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI

Juventus are plotting a summer move for the prolific Bayern Munich striker, who has been regularly linked with Real Madrid in recent times.

According to Rome-based Corriere dello Sport, the Old Lady have made the 29-year-old Pole their number one transfer target as they bid to continue their domination of Italian football.

With Gonzalo Higuain’s future far from certain in Turin, Lewandowski, who could cost as much as €80m (Dh343m), has been billed as the perfect man to lead the Juventus line next season.

The race to win his signature may not be a straight forward equation though, especially if Los Blancos target the former Borussia Dortmund man and view him as a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.

Robert Lewandowski

Proven goalscorer: Lewandowski.

DAVY KLAASSEN

Besiktas are ready to offer the Dutch midfielder an escape route out of Goodison Park, Sky Sports News reports.

The Everton midfielder, who signed for the Merseyside club from Ajax last summer in a £23.6 million (Dh 115m) deal, made just seven Premier League appearances in the 2017-18 campaign and struggled to settle.

Despite admitting recently he wanted to stay and fight for his place under new boss Marco Silva, the Turkish giants are keen to take the 25-year-old on a season-long loan deal next term.

The Toffees are set to undergo a dramatic summer of change as new Director of Football Marcel Brands calls the shots, and as such, it remains to be seen whether Klaassen figures in his plans.

Everton's Turkish striker Cenk Tosun (L), Everton's Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen (C) and Everton's Croatian striker Nikola Vlasic make a walkabout on the field after the English Premier League football match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on May 5, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /         (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

It was a tough first season for Davy Klaassen.

JULIAN NAGELSMANN

The Hoffenheim manager boss has reportedly turned down a direct approach from Real Madrid to become Los Blancos’ new coach.

According to Bild, Florentino Perez had sounded out the 30-year-old over the daunting task of replacing Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.

However, Nagelsmann, who has guided the Bundesliga side to consecutive Champions League appearances, has apparently rejected Real’s advances and is keen to carry on working in Germany.

The young coach, who has a contract at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena club until 2021, is widely regarded as one of European football’s top up-and-coming coaches in the game.

Hoffenheim's German head coach Julian Nagelsmann is pictured prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund in Sinsheim, southern Germany, on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Amelie QUERFURTH / AFP) / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050        (Photo credit should read AMELIE QUERFURTH/AFP/Getty Images)

Rising coach: Julian Nagelsmann.

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Fred set to finalise Man United move early this week

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Manchester United have been heavily linked to Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and latest reports suggest he will complete his transfer to the Premier League giants early this week.

The Brazilian featured as a second-half substitute in a 2-0 win friendly over Croatia on Sunday.

Fred is set to have a medical at United ahead of a move to Old Trafford worth £52m.

Brazil coach Tite is keen for his players to settle their futures ahead of the tournament in Russia.

“When this happens, and it is inevitable, they are going to come to us and our advice to them is resolve this as soon as you can so your head is back with us and focusing on the national team,” he said after the World Cup warm-up game at Anfield.

“If I was a manager I’d ask to sign him as well.”

Fred is expected to become United’s first signing of the summer while Porto full-back Diogo Dalot is also on Jose Mourinho’s wish list.

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