Raheem Sterling headlines our Rumour Mill as Man City could sell star if he doesn't sign new deal

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Raheem Sterling moved to City in July 2015 from Liverpool.

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.

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RAHEEM STERLING

Manchester City may be left with no choice but to sell the attacker next summer should he not pen a new contract, The Mirror reports.

The 23-year-old’s existing deal expires in 2020 and the Sky Blues have offered Sterling new terms.

However, his team are still reportedly mulling over the offer and apparently holding out to see if City will be willing to meet his higher wage demands, believed to be in the region of £300k-a-week – an increase from his current £170k-a-week salary.

According to sources, Sterling, who is currently holidaying in Ibiza following his World Cup exertions with England, could be sold should he not accept the proposal put to him.

Man City have apparently given Sterling an ultimatum of sorts.

MATTIA CALDARA

Both Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have had offers rebuffed in their pursuit of the defender, Sky Sport Italia reports.

The Juventus centre-back has been widely tipped to leave Turin this summer but the Old Lady are holding out for as much as €40m for the 24-year-old.

It remains to be seen whether either European giant will re-enter the race with secondary bids for Caldara.

Amazingly, the January 2017 recruit from Atalanta has not yet featured for the Bianconeri and spent last season back on loan at the club in which he started his career.

NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 01: Mattia Caldara of Italy in action during the International Friendly match between France and Italy at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 1, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Caldara has earned one senior cap for Italy.

BENJAMIN PAVARD

Benjamin Pavard has agreed to join Bayern Munich from Stuttgart in 2019, according to SWR Sport.

The France international has a release clause of €35 million (£31m/$41m) which will become valid in 2019, an amount considered well below his market value.

It is possible that a deal could be negotiated earlier than that between the two clubs should Bayern exercise their financial muscle.

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

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

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Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi emerges as top target for Real Madrid

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Hotshot: Inter skipper Mauro Icardi.

Inter Milan’s talismanic forward Mauro Icardi is near the top of Real Madrid‘s summer transfer wishlist following Cristiano Ronaldo‘s exit from the Bernabeu, Marca reports.

The 25-year-old, who was left out of Argentina’s World Cup squad by Jorge Sampaoli in favour of Cristian Pavon, has a San Siro release clause in the region of €110m.

While that price tag remains steep, Icardi seems to be the viable option given Neymar has confirmed he will stay at Paris Saint-Germain and World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe also looks likely to stick with the Parisian giants.

That leaves just Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski as the other man in the frame, though at 29 and off the back of a disappointing campaign with Poland in Russia, Icardi would represent a long-term option.

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Marc Overmars says Ajax's young players will not be sold as Barcelona hover around Frenkie de Jong

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Frenkie de Jong has caught the eye at Barcelona.

Ajax’s young stars have been catching the eye of Europe’s other leading clubs but sporting director Marc Overmars says no more players will be allowed to leave this season, even for “crazy” transfer fees.

Frenkie de Jong, in particular, has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona after enjoying an excellent season, while Donny van de Beek and Matthijs de Ligt have also generated plenty of transfer speculation.

However, Overmars, a former Barcelona player, told De Telegraaf that the players would be better off staying at the club for another season.

“Let them [any interested clubs] come back next year,” Overmars said.

“Let the players play 40 games with Ajax this year.

“They’ll not be allowed to leave, even for crazy amounts.”

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