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Set for a loan: Yerry Mina.

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.

YERRY MINA


Everton and Tottenham are locked in a two-way battle to sign the Barcelona centre-back on loan, The Sun reports.

The Colombian international, who signed for Blaugrana in January 2018 from Palmeiras, has so far struggled to settle at Camp Nou and secure regular game time.

Given Samuel Umtiti has just signed a new contract and Gerard Pique still has a few more years left at the highest level, Mina’s chances of replacing them look slim.

The imminent arrival of Sevilla star Clement Lenglet would also relegate the 23-year-old to fourth choice in the pecking order, opening up the prospect of a loan switch to the Premier League.

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ANDRIY YARMOLENKO

West Ham are close to bringing the Borussia Dortmund forward to east London, according to Sky Sports.

The Hammers have submitted an offer in the region of £17.5 million (Dh85m) for the Ukraine international, who only arrived at the Bundesliga giants last summer following over a decade with Dynamo Kyiv.

New boss Manuel Pellegrini feels the goal-getting attacker can bring an extra dimension to his team next term as West Ham seek to improve upon a poor campaign last time out.

Yarmolenko is thought to be keen to test himself in the Premier League and speed up his exit from the Westfalenstadion.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Calum Mallace #16 and Lee Nguyen #24 of Los Angeles FC defend against Andriy Yarmolenko #9 of Borussia Dortmund during the second half of an International friendly soccer match at Banc of California Stadium on May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Andriy Yarmolenko signed for Dortmund last season.

EMIL FORSBERG

Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton are all in the running to sign Sweden’s flying left winger, the Daily Star reports.

The RB Leipzig man, who played a key role during his country’s run through to the World Cup quarter-finals, is expected to leave the German club this summer for around £25 million (Dh122m).

Forsberg, who can operate on either flank as well as move into central positions, may feel, at 26, the time is right to pursue a big move in England.

It does though remain to be seen how easy it will be for a Premier League side to prise him away from the Red Bull Arena.

Forsberg scored Sweden's winner to lead them into quarterfinals.

Forsberg could land a big move.

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Transfer Predictor: Pavard to Man City is a big possibility, Payet return to West Ham looks less likely

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Sensation: Benjamin Pavard has emerged as a big player for Les Bleus.

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.

BENJAMIN PAVARD – FROM STUTTGART TO MANCHESTER CITY

France's defender Benjamin Pavard kicks the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Uruguay and France at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Emerging star: Benjamin Pavard.

Manchester City are showing interest in the France World Cup star and Stuttgart defender, according to Munich-based newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Why it will happen: The young right-back has taken this World Cup by storm and is poised to make a huge summer move, with the Sky Blues seemingly heading a long list of clubs in pursuit of his signature.

Why it won’t happen: Pavard, at 22, may feel like he still needs to continue to learn his trade and opt to stay in Germany, given Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have shown interest.

Prediction: Performing at a major summer tournament is always one way to guarantee a big transfer and given Pavard is already fulfilling his immense potential. Expect City to go all out to sign him.

Rating: 8/10

XHERDAN SHAQIRI – FROM STOKE TO LIVERPOOL

Is an Anfield move on the cards for the Swiss?

Liverpool‘s quest to sign the Stoke talent has hit a snag, according to The Mirror.

Jurgen Klopp’s men want to clinch a £13m (Dh63.4m) deal for the Swiss World Cup star, however, the Potters want a Liverpool player on loan as part of any such deal.

Why it will happen: The former Bavarians and Inter Milan playmaker is desperate to leave the Potters following their relegation from the Premier League and would jump at the opportunity to join Liverpool.

Why it won’t happen: Stoke’s wish to receive a player on loan as part of the deal could prove to be a stumbling block in this transfer, while the 26-year-old is also said to want assurances over the prospects of playing regular first-team football.

Prediction: Shaqiri would be a decent acquisition for Liverpool but the Kop side will need to negotiate to make sure they get the best deal possible.

Rating: 7/10

DIMITRI PAYET – FROM MARSEILLE TO WEST HAM

A return to the Premier League? Payet is linked.

A return to the Premier League? Payet is linked.

West Ham are considering re-signing the playmaker, according to Goal.

Why it will happen: The French playmaker did become a cult hero among Hammers fans during his short stint in east London and all could be forgiven if he reproduces the kind of form he showed in 2015-16.

Why it won’t happen: New boss Manuel Pellegrini may want to look to the future and not go over old ground, given Payet left the club under a cloud following a fallout concerning his contract.

Prediction: At 31, Payet would hardly be a signing for the future nor have West Ham even stated that they would be interested in getting him onboard again.

Rating: 5/10

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A return to the Premier League? Payet is linked.

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.

DIMITRI PAYET

West Ham are considering re-signing the playmaker, according to Goal.

The Frenchman, who left the Hammers in January 2017 under a cloud following a highly publicised falling out, has since reignited his career at Ligue 1 giants Marseille.

Injury ended Payet’s hopes of making the Les Bleus World Cup squad and now Marseille have reportedly offered the 31-year-old to the Hammers.

New boss Manuel Pellegrini now has a decision to make over whether or not he conjures up a bid for the schemer, who enjoyed a vintage 2015-16 campaign with the East London side – netting 12 goals.

Set to return to east London? Payet.

NIKOLA KALINIC

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are locked in a two-way fight for the AC Milan striker, Sky Sport Italia reports.

The 30-year-old Croat, who made headlines during the World Cup when he refused to come on as a late substitute for his country against Nigeria due to a back injury and was later sent home, is allowed to leave the San Siro side.

It is now down to Atleti and the Andalusian side to come up with a suitable bid to prise the forward away from Serie A.

Kalinic is valued at round €25 million (Dh 107m) and according to Milan’s sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli, the player has already held talks with rumoured clubs.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 20: Nikola Kalinic of AC Milan celebrates his goal during the serie A match between AC Milan and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 20, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Nikola Kalinic could be headed to La Liga.

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