Donnarumma, Bonucci, Mbappe and Sanchez feature in our best XI that could be on the move this summer

Niall McCague 29/06/2017

Following another week of frenzied transfer speculation, we have put together a team of stars that could be on the move this summer.

Have we missed anyone from our one to eleven who you would have liked to have seen included in this line-up?

There’s plenty of big names and big moves which could well happen in the coming days.

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GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA

CLUB: AC Milan

INTERESTED CLUBS: Real Madrid

VALUE: £30 MILLION

The AC Milan wantaway goalkeeper is expected to leave AC Milan after informing the club that he will not sign a new contract and extend his current deal which expires at the end of 2018.

The 19-year-old is one of the world’s brightest young talents and is expected to sign for Real Madrid, with Keylor Navas coming under heavy scrutiny for his inconsistent form between the sticks last season.

Donnarumma’s agent, Mino Raiola, is known for getting his clients exactly what they want and a lucrative contract at the Bernabeu is highly likely this transfer window.

Gianluigi Donnarumma.

San Siro star: Donnarumma.

ALEX SANDRO

CLUB: Juventus

INTERESTED CLUBS: Chelsea 

VALUE: £55 MILLION

The Brazil international has emerged as a key target for Chelsea as they look to create competition for Marcos Alonso at left wing-back.

The 26-year-old, who has three years left on his current deal at Juventus, is considered a vital cog in Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

He was impressive during Juve’s treble-winning campaign, scoring three goals and providing five assists in 43 appearances.

Alex Sandro.

In demand: Sandro.

LEONARDO BONUCCI

CLUB: Juventus

INTERESTED CLUBS: Manchester City, Chelsea

VALUE: £50 MILLION

The Juventus star has established himself as one of Europe’s finest defenders and has attracted serious interest from both Manchester City and Chelsea.

With uncertainty over the future of Nicolas Otamendi, Pep Guardiola needs a major overhaul in central defence – an area which caused City problems last term.

The Italian international has made it clear in the past that he is happy at the Old Lady – where he is under contract until 2021 – but a move to the Premier League and the prospect of working under Guardiola or former boss Antonio Conte would be difficult to turn down.

Leonardo Bonucci.

Hard man in defence: Bonucci.

VIRGIL VAN DIJK

CLUB: Southampton

INTERESTED CLUBS: Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal

VALUE: £50 MILLION

The lure of playing Champions League football is likely to convince the unhappy Dutchman to leave St. Mary’s this summer.

Chelsea and Manchester City are chasing his signature with the Sky Blues in pole position as Guardiola is desperate to add reinforcements to his defence ahead of the new season.

The 25-year-old was outstanding for the Saints last campaign, making 39 appearances in all competitions.

Virgil van Dijk.

Dutch defender: Van Dijk.

BENJAMIN MENDY

CLUB: Monaco

INTERESTED CLUBS: Manchester City, Chelsea

VALUE: £30 MILLION

Benjamin Mendy has emerged as one of Manchester City’s main targets this summer as Guardiola steps up his plans to sign two new full-backs.

The highly-rated Frenchman, who can play on either the left or right side of defence, was a star in Monaco’s run to the Champions League semi-final and Ligue 1 title conquest.

The 23-year-old is contracted to the French Riviera side until 2021 but has reportedly made it clear he wants to play in the Premier League.

Benjamin Mendy.

Monaco man: Mendy.

FABINHO

CLUB: Monaco

INTERESTED CLUBS: Manchester United and Manchester City

VALUE: £30 MILLION

The Brazilian helped Leonardo Jardim’s side to Ligue 1 title success last term and has no shortage of admirers after a string of stunning performances in the Champions League.

The versatile 23-year-old is reportedly happy at the French champions, but with Manchester United and Manchester City front runners to land his signature, it will be difficult to turn down the opportunity to line up at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Fabinho.

From Monaco to Manchester? Fabinho.

MARCO VERRATTI

CLUB: PSG

INTERESTED CLUBS: Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich

VALUE: £60 MILLION

Verratti has been at the centre of PSG’s exploits this season, and after five seasons in the French capital, it looks like the Italian is headed for an exit this summer.

Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea have set their sights on the midfield supremo, with Carlo Ancelotti publicly saying he is the ideal candidate to fill their midfield vacancy for the new season.

The 26-year-old’s ability to pull the strings in possession would trouble any of the toughest defences in the world.

Marco Verratti.

Key man in midfield: Verratti.

THOMAS LEMAR

CLUB: Monaco

INTERESTED CLUBS: Arsenal

VALUE: £35 MILLION

Another of Monaco’s marquee names is rumoured to be heading to the Premier League, with Arsenal in pole position to sign him.

The 21-year-old winger has been an integral part of Jardim’s side, scoring nine goals and providing 10 assists in 34 games during the 2016-17 campaign.

His cultured left boot is among the best in Europe and his ability to slip infield when starting on the left, is a decisive factor in teeing up goals for his attacking teammates.

Thomas Lemar.

Constant threat: Lemar.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ

CLUB: Arsenal

INTERESTED CLUBS: Chelsea, Manchester City, PSG, Bayern Munich

VALUE: £50 MILLION

The prolific Chilean striker was the key man for Arsenal last season but, having stalled on a new contract, he looks set to leave as there is no Champions League football at the Emirates in 2017/18.

The Gunners have reportedly offered a new contract in excess of £300,000 per week, but the 28-year-old looks set for a move away from north London with Bayern Munich, PSG and City among the leading candidates to secure his signature.

Sanchez scored 24 goals and provided 10 assists in 36 Premier League games last term and was the standout performer in their FA Cup triumph.

Alexis Sanchez.

Main man; Sanchez.

ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE

CLUB: Lyon

INTERESTED CLUBS: Arsenal

VALUE: £35 MILLION

The Lyon forward could be on his way to the Premier League next season, with Arsenal heavily interested in securing his signature.

Lacazette was instrumental last time out, scoring 35 goals in 44 outings.

For the Frenchman, a move away from his boyhood club will prove difficult, but he may feel that it is the right time to prove his talents in a bigger league.

Alexandre Lacazette.

Is now the time to move? Lacazette.

KYLIAN MBAPPE

CLUB: Monaco

INTERESTED CLUBS: Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG

VALUE: £100 MILLION

The Frenchman is inevitably going to be the next most expensive footballer in the world, with rumours of a fee in excess of £104 million to attain his signature.

Mbappe was an inspirational presence for the French Rivera side last season, scoring 26 goals and creating eight assists in 46 games.

Although a move to the Premier League or Real Madrid will happen at some point over the next 12 months, perhaps it would suit the 19-year-old better to stay at Monaco for another season to further his development.

If he was to sign for Real Madrid, for example, he will have to deal with restricted game time and the pressure of having to perform when thrown in sporadically against the big clubs.

Kylian Mbappe.

Man of the moment: Mbappe.

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Rodriguez, Verratti and Morata feature among Manchester United's key targets this summer

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Key targets: Rodriguez, Verratti and Morata.

Manchester United may have only completed one major transfer deal this summer so far – the signing of Victor Lindelof – but Jose Mourinho’s men have constantly been linked with stars from big teams throughout Europe.

Here, we take a look at the key names United have rumoured to be close to signing in the coming weeks.

There’s no shortage of talent in this list, nor talk of huge transfer fees.

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DONE DEALS SO FAR…

VICTOR LINDELOF

DEAL DONE

The Swedish centre-back penned a four-year deal with the Red Devils on June 14th to become the club’s first summer signing.

Lindelof, who made his name at Benfica, will add strength and depth to Jose Mourinho’s backline next term.

RATING:8 – A steady acquisition for United, and at 22, has to learn quickly in the Premier League – although he has huge potential.

Benfica's Swedish defender Victor Nilsson-Lindelof celebrates after scoring the equalizer goal during the Portuguese league football match Sporting CP vs SL Benfica at the Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on April 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Lindelof be a hit at Old Trafford?

MANCHESTER UNITED SUMMER TARGETS

ANDREA BELOTTI

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 8 OUT OF 10

The Torino hitman was on fire last season, smashing home 23 Serie A goals and is reportedly keen to move to Old Trafford.

While Belotti has a €100 million buyout clause in his contract, United are convinved they can land the 23-year-old with a bid just below that figure.

It would be harsh to say Belotti is a back-up signing if the Red Devils don’t land Alvaro Morata, he is better then that.

Expect more activity on this deal in the coming days with rumours suggesting he is due to meet with United representatives for talks.

TURIN, ITALY - MAY 28: Andrea Belotti of FC Torino celebrates under FC Turin's fans at the end of Serie A match between FC Torino and US Sassuolo at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on May 28, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Could the Torino ace spearhead United’s attack?

MARCO VERRATTI

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 7 OUT OF 10

Another Italian, but this man plys his trade for Paris Saint-Germain – though – for how much longer will that be the case?

The diminutive but aggressive defensive midfield star has been dominating gossip columns all summer and Man United have made it clear they are interested to secure his services – but face firm competition from Barcelona.

Veratti’s midfield engine and ability to cover plenty of ground would suit the fast-paced nature of the Premier League, while freeing up the likes of Paul Pogba to get in touch with his creative side more often.

PSG would be unwilling to let the 24-year-old go on the cheap and have apparently slapped a €70 million price tag on him.

FLORENCE, ITALY - JUNE 04: Marco Verratti of Italy looks on prior to the training session at Coverciano at Coverciano on June 04, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Veratti would improve most midfields.

MICHAEL KEANE

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 7 OUT OF 10

The Burnley defender is reportedly edging closer to a move to Everton, and with Lindelof deal done, United’s interest in the England star may have cooled.

That said, Mourinho’s men rate the 24-year-old highly and Keane is thought to be keen on returning to the Reds – the club where he started his career all those years ago.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Michael Keane at the end of the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Keane: Reportedly set for Goodison Park.

HARRY KANE

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 2 OUT OF 10

It seems like just a fantasy rumour now but ‘Kane to United’ did gather some pace immediately after the end of last season.

However, the England captain looks immovable from Tottenham now and isn’t going anywhere.

England's forward Harry Kane celebrates after scoring during the international friendly football match between France and England at The Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis near Paris on June 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Kane is unlikely to move away from Spurs.

FABINHO

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 5 OUT OF 10

United have been linked with Monaco’s versatile defender turned midfielder all summer but they will have to move quickly now if they want to secure a deal for the 23-year-old.

According to reports in France, Fabinho is set to join PSG in a big-money deal after they were more forthcoming with a concrete offer.

United feel the need to strengthen in defence but may now have to look elsewhere.

Monaco's Brazilian defender Fabinho celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Monaco (ASM) on May, 20 2017, at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, western France. / AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Monaco ace was outstanding last season.

GARETH BALE

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 5 OUT OF 10

Again, another potential transfer that doesn’t have much substance to it at present, but it sure makes for good headlines.

Last season was the toughest for Bale in a Real Madrid jersey, and despite adding another two trophies to his cabinet, injuries and consistent form meant he bared the brunt of boos from the Bernabeu faithful.

The Welshman is sure to want to stay in the Spanish capital and fight for his place, but if he does decide to change clubs – surely a return to the Premier League and United would be his combined pick.

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 03: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid lifts The Champions League trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Probably just a rumour.

ANTOINE GRIEZMANN

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 1 OUT OF 10

This is a deal you could see happening in the coming seasons but obviously not next season given the Frenchman’s commitment to Atletico.

Did United do enough in the first instance to convince him to sign for the club? It’s hard to say, but Griezmann sent many signals that he would love to don the famous red shirt.

Ed Woodward and Co will have to watch on for another 12 months before going back in for the prolific forward.

France's forward Antoine Griezmann arrives for a a training session in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on June 6, 2017 as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming WC 2018 qualifiers against Sweden. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Griezmann is committed to Atletico.

NEMANJA MATIC

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 8 OUT OF 10

The Serbian is a man Mourinho knows well after signing him for Chelsea back in January 2014, and as such, the Portuguese knows what he’s going to get with the 28-year-old talisman.

Matic is a proven Premier League star, and with two titles to his name, would fit in right away at United.

The deal is apparently in the process of happening so it’s another case of watch this space over the next few days.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Enner Valencia of Everton and Nemanja Matic of Chelsea battle for possession during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on April 30, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Matic looks set for Old Trafford.

JAMES RODRIGUEZ

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 7 OUT OF 10

Perhaps the biggest transfer saga of the summer? When will James leave Madrid and where will he go?

The Colombian is too talented to only be a bit-part player at the Bernabeu and United know they need to up the ante in their efforts to sign him.

The playmaker is available and a bid in the region of £60m should be enough to land him – that’s about the going rate. James may have the option to go to Italy or even Spain, but his representatives have made it crystal clear that United is the club for him.

Real Madrid's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Granada FC vs Real Madrid CF at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada on May 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SERGIO CAMACHO (Photo credit should read SERGIO CAMACHO/AFP/Getty Images)

One of the summer’s long-running transfer sagas.

ALVARO MORATA

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 8 OUT OF 10

If the Rodriguez saga is the biggest of the summer then this is a very close second.

Morata, for all his goals and productivity for Real Madrid last season (when selected), looks likely to be cast aside by Zinedine Zidane and everything about the striker shouts ‘Premier League’.

He has pace in abundance, predatory instincts in the penalty box and a proven track record in front of goal – he is just the man United need to fill the void of Zlatan (and dare we say it), even Wayne Rooney.

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 03: Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid cuts the net after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Morata performed well when called upon last season.

RADJA NAINGGOLAN

CHANCES OF A DEAL HAPPENING? 8 OUT OF 10

The 29-year-old Belgian star has apparently admitted he wants a move to the Premier League but he isn’t at the very top of United’s target list.

A move for the Roma star would depend on what happens with Verratti and Matic, but he would be a more than capable back-up option.

ROME, ITALY - MAY 14: Radja Nainggolan of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Juventus FC at Stadio Olimpico on May 14, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images )

Will the Roma man leave Serie A?

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Profiling Manchester City and Liverpool target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Paris Saint-Germain from Borussia Dortmund looked like being the first major signing completed this summer with a fee reportedly agreed in early June.

However, the deal fell through and the Bundesliga top scorer has since been courted by several Premier League clubs including Liverpool where former manager Jurgen Klopp is at the helm.

Manchester City have also shown a keen interest with Pep Guardiola no doubt familiar with the Gabon international’s talents while he guided Bayern Munich to domestic glory.

The 28-year-old has most recently been linked to a lucrative transfer to the Chinese Super League as well.

The video below takes a closer look at the striker and his brilliant form last season as a move away from Germany seems imminent.

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