N'Golo Kante headlines our Rumour Mill as Barcelona join race to sign Chelsea midfielder

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The summer transfer window is open and across the globe there is a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

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.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

N’GOLO KANTE

Barcelona have made the Chelsea midfielder their top target of the summer transfer window, according to Le Parisien.

The French publication are reporting that the Catalan giants are keen to find the ultimate, all-purpose midfielder and see the 27-year-old a main man to fill the role.

Kante is believed to be Ernesto Valverde’s top priority this transfer window – with the French international attracted to the option of playing alongside Lionel Messi.

ALASSANE PLEA

West Ham have made a £27m bid for the Nice forward, according to Sky Sports.

Newcastle, Fulham and Tottenham are all on the hunt to sign the 25-year-old French striker, who scored 20 goals last season.

Selling Plea would provide a handsome profit for Nice, having signed him from Lyon for less than £500,000 in 2015.

It is unlikely the Ligue 1 side would want to see their prized asset leave the Allianz Riviera following four fruitful seasons in the black and red.

BENJAMIN PAVARD

Stuttgart will not sell the highly-rated French defender for €50 million and want to keep him for another year, according to Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

The 22-year-old played every single minute of Stuttgart’s Bundesliga campaign last season, garnering interest from Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund in the process.

Although the Mercedez-Benz Arena side want Pavard to stay, expect more interest to follow for his services as Didier Deschamps’ side progress at the World Cup.

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Cristiano Ronaldo headlines our Rumour Mill as Juventus plot move on Real Madrid superstar

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The summer transfer window is open and across the globe there is a frenzy of speculation as players and coaches look for their next moves.

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.

Let us know your thoughts via Twitter and Facebook.

CRISTIANO RONALDO

Juventus are hoping to lure the Portuguese captain away from Real Madrid this summer by offering a mammoth contract, according to Tuttosport.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner cast doubts over his future with his comments after Los Blancos’ Champions League triumph in May.

It is likely that the 33-year-old will step down a level from Madrid towards the end of his career, although that may not happen for another few years.

PSG and Manchester United have also been linked with the former Sporting Lisbon man.

HIRVING LOZANO

Barcelona, Juventus and Everton are all monitoring the in-form Mexican winger, the Daily Mirror claims.

The 22-year-old midfielder only joined PSV last March, but has been in sensational form and is attracting interest from across Europe after his starring performances for El Tri at the World Cup.

Lozano, however, has insisted he will make no decision on his future until after football’s global showpiece.

The former Pachuca man was the goal-scoring hero as Mexico stunned Germany 1-0 in their first group game last month.

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Transfer Predictor: Lucas Torreira to Arsenal is a 7, Juan Fernando Quintero to Tottenham is less likely

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Lucas Torreira has been one of the stars of the show for Uruguay.

The summer transfer window for all international deals 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 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.

LUCAS TORREIRA – FROM SAMPDORIA TO ARSENAL

Midfield powerhouse: Lucas Torreira.

Midfield powerhouse: Lucas Torreira.

Arsenal are chasing Uruguay’s World Cup star, the Daily Mail reports.

Why it will happen: The Gunners are enjoying a productive summer transfer window under new boss Unai Emery and have made the 22-year-old star their top target.

Why it won’t happen: Following his glittering displays in Russia, Torreira will surely have no shortage of admirers and other options on the table if he wishes to leave Sampdoria.

Prediction: It is likely the defensive midfielder will move on but his price tag could double, given his value ahead of the World Cup was just £25 million (Dh121m).

Rating: 7/10

JUAN FERNANDO QUINTERO – TO PORTO TO TOTTENHAM

Colombia's midfielder Juan Quintero (R) challenges Senegal's midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Senegal and Colombia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 28, 2018. (Photo by Luis Acosta / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Juan Quintero has caught the eye during the World Cup.

Tottenham are trying to sign Porto’s Colombia star, Argentine newspaper La Nueva reports.

Why it will happen: Spurs, as a club, have plenty going for them and a move to the north Londoners would represent a significant step-up in his career.

Why it won’t happen: The 25-year-old is currently on loan at River Plate and the Argentine giants remain in pole position to clinch a permanent deal for the attacker, given they have a pre-agreement in place with Porto.

Prediction: Quintero is likely to sign for River Plate given they will waste no time in acting upon his £3m (Dh14.5m) loan contractual clause.

Rating: 5/10

MOUSA DEMBELE – TOTTENHAM TO INTER MILAN

Belgium's midfielder Moussa Dembele (L) vies with England's midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 28, 2018. (Photo by Patrick HERTZOG / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)

Moussa Dembele is currently at the World Cup with Belgium.

Inter Milan are interested in signing Tottenham‘s central midfield powerhouse, according to the Daily Mail.

Why it will happen: The Belgian enforcer has just one year left on his contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side and is no closer to penning a new deal. As such, Spurs will be desperate to make some cash on the 30-year-old.

Why it won’t happen: Dembele, despite injury problems, is still an important man for the Whites and hasn’t necessarily gone on record stating he wishes to leave.

Prediction: It will be interesting to see which direction this transfer moves in, with Dembele holding all the cards. Expect some activity post-World Cup.

Rating: 7/10

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