The international summer transfer window is open.
With the rumours growing in pace and volume during this ‘silly season’, it can be difficult and painstaking to separate the legitimate stories from the white 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.
CLEMENT LENGLET – From Sevilla to Manchester United
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has targeted Clement Lenglet as a more affordable alternative to Toby Alderweireld, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Why it will happen: United do need a steady central defensive partner for Eric Bailly. Alderweireld is falling too expensive and Lenglet is seven years younger than the Belgian as well.
Why it won’t happen: Lenglet has no Premier League experience which is a downside. Meanwhile, he is being chased by Barcelona and Chelsea.
Prediction: Barcelona would seem to be the ideal move for Lenglet as he would remain in La Liga. However, he could enjoy more playing time at United given Samuel Umtiti has extended his contract at the Camp Nou.
Rating – 6/10
NEYMAR – PSG TO REAL MADRID
Why it will happen: Neymar is still the star most likely to take over once Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s powers wane. He could be a huge asset for Madrid on and off the pitch in the coming years.
Why it won’t happen: The La Liga giants have already secured the signing of Vinicius Junior, are in pursuit of Rodrygo and are attempting to convince Gareth Bale to stay while trying to keep Ronaldo happy. Neymar seems unnecessary.
Prediction: Madrid’s interest is very real but the transfer will likely depend on other factors, Bale’s future being chief among them.
Rating – 6/10
YAYA TOURE – Unattached to West Ham
Why it will happen: If Toure is determined to stay in the Premier League he probably won’t do better than the £220,000-a-week salary the Hammes are willing to offer the 35-year-old. He gets to work with Manuel Pellegrini again, a manager he played some of his best football under at City.
Why it won’t happen: Toure may earn even more if he decides to move to the Chinese Super League instead.
Prediction: It seems like a pretty sweet deal for the Ivorian. If none of the top 10 Premier League clubs make him an offer, the east London club would seem to be his next destination.
Rating – 8/10
According to Manchester Evening News, Jose Mourinho has picked out the Sevilla defender as a cheaper option to Toby Alderweireld.
The Manchester United boss is considering a €35 million bid for Lenglet as he looks to find a steady central defensive partner for Eric Bailly.
Tottenham reportedly turned down United’s offer in the region of €62 million for Alderweireld.
As such, the Red Devils are looking elsewhere for alternatives.
Despite extending Samuel Umtiti’s contract, Barcelona are still keen on signing Lenglet but face stiff competition from the Premier League giants.
Having already completed the signings of Diogo Dalot from Porto and Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, the Mourinho’s side are keen on continuing their investment in the squad as they attempt to bridge the gap between themselves and Manchester City.
The summer transfer window for all international deals is open.
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.
Real Madrid are in no mood to sell Gareth Bale after his Champions League final heroics against Liverpool. However, if the Welshman does insist on leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid will demand a record transfer fee.
Los Blancos accept that Bale’s buyout clause of €1,000 million is unrealistic but feel a record fee is nevertheless warranted for the winger.
Bale, a Manchester United target this summer, is keen to move in order to secure regular playing time.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has targeted Clement Lenglet as a more affordable alternative to Toby Alderweireld, according to Manchester Evening News.
The Portuguese coach is considering a €35 million bid for the Sevilla centre-back as he attempts to strengthen the Premier League outfit’s defence.
Tottenham reportedly rejected an offer in the region of €62 million for Alderweireld, prompting United to look at alternatives.
Having already completed the signings of Diogo Dalot from Porto and Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, the Red Devils are keen on continuing their investment in the squad as they attempt to bridge the gap between themselves and Manchester City.