Thomas Lemar headlines our Rumour Mill as Barcelona set to swoop for Monaco star

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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.

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THOMAS LEMAR

Barcelona have joined the chase for the highly-rated Monaco star, according to Sport.

The 22-year-old was previously the subject of heavy interest from Arsenal last summer, while Liverpool were rumoured to have had several bids rejected for the winger.

But it is reported the Frenchman could be set to join Ernesto Valverde at the Camp Nou as the La Liga champions look to bolster their forward options ahead of next season.

Lemar, who can play on either side or through the middle, has made 124 appearances for Monaco, scoring 22 goals during his time at Stade Louis II.

XHERDAN SHAQIRI

Liverpool are lining up a surprise move for the Stoke star following the Potters relegation to the Championship, according to the Daily Star.

The 26-year-old attacker is available for just £12m (Dh59.2m) due to a release clause in his contract.

Jurgen Klopp wants support for the star trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane as the Reds look to challenge on Premier League and Champions League fronts next season.

Merseyside rivals Everton are in the hunt for the Austrian international, whose eight goals and seven assists in 36 match nearly saved Stoke from relegation.


ANTONIO CONTE

The outgoing Chelsea manager has emerged as a key candidate to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail.

Zidane resigned from his role in the Spanish capital just five days after leading Los Blancos to their third successive Champions League title.

With Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp and Massimiliano Allegri unlikely to leave their jobs, Conte is among few candidate available to fill the vacant position at the Bernabeu.

The 48-year-old won three Serie A and two Supercoppa Italiana titles during his time at Juventus and one Premier League and FA Cup at Chelsea.

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Mohamed Salah's agent refutes reports of Liverpool star's services being offered to Barcelona

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Salah's agent has strongly denied offering the winger's services.

The agent of Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has categorically denied that the Egyptian’s services have been offered to Barcelona.

Catalonia-based publication AS had on Wednesday morning claimed that the Kop winger’s services had been offered to the Catalan giants by his agents.

Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa has acted quickly to deny those rumours. His agent took to Twitter to make it clear that no such offer had been made to Barcelona.

“This never happened. @English_AS you need better sources,” Issa wrote on Twitter.

The Spanish newspaper had claimed that the Egyptian was an alternate to Barcelona’s pursuit of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

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Man United still hopeful of renewing Marouane Fellaini's contract

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Fellaini has been trying to secure a move away from Old Trafford.

Manchester United remain hopeful of retaining the services of Marouane Fellaini despite the player’s apparent desire to leave the club.

Press Association Sport understands Fellaini is now all-but set to end his five-year stint at Old Trafford and join a rival club when his contract expires at the end of the month.

But it is believed United are still keen to get the Belgium midfielder tied down to a new deal, with an offer remaining on the table to keep him.

Fellaini started just two Premier League games since the turn of the year and has been linked with a move away for some time.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has expressed his desire to retain the services of the former Everton man, who moved from Goodison Park in 2013.

Mourinho has constantly stressed that he wants the Belgian to renew.

Mourinho has constantly stressed that he wants the Belgian to renew.

Speaking after Fellaini came off the bench to score a last-gasp winner against Arsenal in April, Mourinho said: “The position is that we are almost there but in football almost is not enough.

“I want to see the white paper with the United crest and Ed Woodward’s signature and Marouane’s signature.”

An unnamed top-six Premier League side is understood to have shown firm interest in signing the 30-year-old on a free transfer, with Fellaini now seemingly swayed by the offer of more regular football.

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