Daniele Rugani headlines our Rumour Mill as Chelsea line up Juventus star

David Cooper 15/06/2018
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Daniele Rugani could move to Stamford Bridge.

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.

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DANIELE RUGANI

Chelsea have made the Juventus defender one of their top summer transfer targets, according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.

The Blues are ready to table a £26m (Dh126m) offer for the 23-year-old, with the Italy international centre-back viewed as a long-term replacement for Gary Cahill.

Given Brazilian David Luiz is set to depart Stamford Bridge as well, Chelsea’s defence could have a new look next season as Roman Abramovich also weighs up boss Antonio Conte’s future.

Rugani, who started his career at Empoli, was not a regular by any stretch of the imagination last term but is highly-rated nonetheless.

BENEVENTO, ITALY - APRIL 07: Daniele Rugani of Juventus in action during the serie A match between Benevento Calcio and Juventus at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on April 7, 2018 in Benevento, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Rugani has emerged as a star at the Old Lady.

FELIPE ANDERSON

West Ham have moved a step closer to clinching a deal for the Lazio attacker, The Mirror reports.

It is set to be a busy summer of incomings and outgoings at the London Stadium, with new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini looking to strengthen in several areas.

Anderson endured a hit and miss season in Serie A but is likely to join Swansea duo Lukasz Fabianski and Alfie Mawson in making moves to east London in the coming days.

Following a difficult Premier League campaign last term, West Ham want to ensure there is no repeat and will pay as much as £27m (Dh131m) for the 25-year-old.

ROME, ROME - MAY 06: Felipe Anderson of SS Lazio compete for the ball with Marten De Roon Atalanta BC during the serie A match between SS Lazio and Atalanta BC at Stadio Olimpico on May 6, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)

Anderson is set to ply his trade in the Premier League.

ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC

Fulham are tipped to seal a permanent move for the Serbia international following his stunning loan stint with the Cottagers.

According to Sky Sports News, the newly-promoted west London club will offer his parent club Newcastle £20m for his services.

The former Anderlecht man was frozen out by Rafael Benitez last term but reignited his career during the second-half of this past season, scoring 12 goals in 20 appearances for Fulham as they returned to the Premier League.

Mitrovic, who joined the St James’ Park side in 2015, has two years remaining on his Tyneside deal – although he is unlikely to see that through.

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic attends a training session on May 28, 2018, in Stara Pazova, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. (Photo by Pedja MILOSAVLJEVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Serbia’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to star in the World Cup.

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Antoine Griezmann reveals he is staying at Atletico Madrid in hour-long TV special

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Antoine Griezmann is staying at Atletico Madrid.

Antoine Griezmann has confirmed that he is staying at Atletico Madrid in favour of a long-mooted move to Barcelona.

In an hour-long TV special aired by Spanish network Movistar+ on Thursday evening, the France forward revealed the angst he faced in deciding between the two clubs before choosing to stay at Atletico – the club he joined from Real Sociedad in 2014.

The news will come as a boost to the 2017/18 La Liga runners-up, who were braced to lose their star player to Barca after much speculation that the Catalan club would trigger Griezmann’s €100 million release clause to secure a move.

Griezmann had said he would make his decision public before France’s World Cup campaign started, with the transfer saga threatening to distract both player and team as they headed into the tournament. They kick-off in Group C against Australia on Saturday.

The 27-year-old also tweeted his decision to stay, timed to coincide with the announcement being made on his TV segment.

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Real Madrid talks to land Roma and Brazil goalkeeper Alisson reach 'advanced stage'

David Cooper 14/06/2018
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Coveted Brazil goalkeeper Alisson is close to agreeing a switch to Real Madrid and his Brazil team-mates are all aware the situation is at an ‘advanced stage’, according to reports.

Alisson, 25, experienced a fantastic breakthrough season in the Italian capital during 2017/18. He now goes into World Cup 2018 as undisputed No1 for the Canarinha, plus a transfer target for sides across Europe.

AS stated that Los Blancos are putting together a €70 million (Dh298.2m) offer to tempt the Giallorossi into doing business. Competition for the former Internacional shot stopper comes from Liverpool.

A deal will need to be wrapped up quickly as Alisson has stated he wants his future sorted out before Brazil’s first World Cup match. They kick-off their Group E-campaign on Sunday against Switzerland at Rostov Arena.

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