Transfer Predictor: Milinkovic-Savic to Real Madrid is an 8, Torreira to Arsenal is nailed on

David Cooper 11/06/2018
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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic looks to be heading to the Spanish capital.

The transfer window is well and truly open.

With the 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 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.

SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC – LAZIO TO REAL MADRID

Real Madrid have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign the Lazio midfielder, Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero reports.

Why it will happen: Los Blancos are set for a summer of change and Florentino Perez is likely to open his chequebook to support the club’s new manager, whoever that may be. An £88m (Dh433m) deal for the 23-year-old would be some statement.

Why it won’t happen: The Red Devils have not given up the ghost in their pursuit of the Serbian star, who is set to feature heavily at the World Cup. He could indeed favour a move to the Premier League.

Prediction: Milinkovic-Savic is definitely on the move and it is likely Lazio will sell to the highest bidder.

Rating – 8/10

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Milinkovic-Savic is a man Los Blancos are desperate to sign.

LUCAS TORREIRA – SAMPDORIA TO ARSENAL

Arsenal are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Sampdoria ace Lucas Torreira, according to Italian news outlet ANSA.

Why it will happen: The Gunners are desperate for some defensive steel in the middle of the park and the 22-year-old very much fits the bill.

Why it won’t happen: It appears as though the main bones of this transfer are done and dusted.

Prediction: Torreira should complete his Arsenal switch after the World Cup as Unai Emery continues his rebuilding job in north London.

Rating – 9/10

GENOA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 24: Lucas Torreira of Sampdoria in action during the Serie A match between UC of Sampdoria and AC of Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 24, 2017 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira is set to move on.

RADJA NAINGGOLAN – ROMA TO INTER MILAN

Inter Milan will ward off interest from Chelsea in the race to sign the in-demand Roma talent this summer, according to Tuttosport.

Why it will happen: After missing out on Roberto Martinez’s Belgium World Cup squad, a big-money move will lift the 30-year-old’s spirits, and he apparently wants to stay in Serie A.

Why it won’t happen: He is still a key player for Roma and the Giallorossi have given no indications they want to allow him to move on.

Prediction: Nainggolan is likely to stay in Italy for at least another season.

Rating – 6/10

Roma's Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan reacts during the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma vs Juventus at the Olympic stadium on May 13, 2018 in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Radja Nainggolan’s future is up in the air.

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic headlines our Rumour Mill as Real Madrid close in on Lazio star

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The summer transfer window for all international deals is open.

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.

SERGEJ MILINKOVIC-SAVIC

Real Madrid have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign the Lazio midfielder, Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero reports.

The Serbian World Cup star has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while, however, the Red Devils were thought to be in pole position to clinch a deal for the 23-year-old.

But, Real have made the former Genk man one of their top summer signings as they seek to replenish their engine room ahead of a new dawn following Zinedine Zidane‘s departure.

Lazio are resigned to losing their best player, although a sweetener of a transfer fee in the region of £88m (Dh433m) would stabilise the Serie A side’s finances.

22-year-old Milinkovic-Savic is a hot property in Serie A.

Wanted man: Milinkovic-Savic.

RADJA NAINGGOLAN

Inter Milan will ward off interest from Chelsea in the race to sign the in-demand Roma talent this summer, according to Tuttosport.

The Belgian international, who was controversially left out of Roberto Martinez’s World Cup squad, has reportedly agreed a deal with the San Siro side.

A switch to the Nerazzurri would give the 30-year-old the chance to link-up with coach Luciano Spalletti, the man he previously played under at the Stadio Olimpico.

Nainggolan, who in the past has revealed his desire to play in the Premier League, is now content to continue to ply his trade in Italy.

Roma's Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan reacts during the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma vs Juventus at the Olympic stadium on May 13, 2018 in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Midfield hardman: Radja Nainggolan.

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Lucas Torreira headlines our Rumour Mill as Arsenal close in on Sampdoria star

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Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira is a wanted man.

The summer transfer window for all international deals is open.

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.

LUCAS TORREIRA

Arsenal are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Sampdoria ace Lucas Torreira, according to Italian news outlet ANSA.

The 22-year-old, who is set to star in the World Cup for Uruguay this summer, is apparently keen on a switch to the Gunners while new boss Unai Emery is prepared to meet his £22 million (Dh108m) release clause.

Torreira operates in defensive midfield and would significantly boost Arsenal’s options in the middle of the park, with Jack Wilshere set to leave on a free transfer and there also being doubts over Aaron Ramsey’s long-term future.

Serie A side Sampdoria have reportedly lined-up Lokomotiv Zagreb man Lovro Majer as Torreira’s replacement.

GENOA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 24: Lucas Torreira of Sampdoria in action during the Serie A match between UC of Sampdoria and AC of Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 24, 2017 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

Lucas Torreira is set to be a Gunner.

N’GOLO KANTE

Paris Saint-Germain are tracking the Chelsea midfield stalwart and could launch a bid after the World Cup, The Sun reports.

With uncertainty at Stamford Bridge over whether Antonio Conte will be at the club next season and owner Roman Abramovich’s future, it could be a summer of wholesale change in west London.

Marathon man Kante is high on new coach Thomas Tuchel’s wishlist while the 27-year-old’s agent Karim Douis apparently met with representatives from the Parc des Princes club recently.

Kante could be keen on a return to his homeland, where he previously played with Boulogne and Caen.

France's midfielder N'Golo Kante (R) reacts during a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on June 4, 2018, as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

N’Golo Kante is set to be a key man for France in the World Cup.

WILLIAN JOSE

Everton have lined-up the Real Sociedad striker as the man to bolster the attacking ranks at Goodison Park, Mundo Deportivo reports.

New boss Marco Silva and Director of Football Marcel Brands are set to shake-up the Toffees squad this summer and believe the Spaniard could bring welcome firepower.

Jose, 26, is also a target of Borussia Dortmund but it is thought Everton are better-placed to meet Sociedad’s £50m (Dh246m) price-tag for the player.

With Oumar Niasse’s future uncertain, it has left the Blues with just Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the only two recognised first-team forward players.

Real Sociedad's Brazilian forward Willian Jose celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Spanish league football between Real Sociedad and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on April 19, 2018. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)

Willian Jose hit 20 goals this past season.

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