Thiago Alcantara headlines our Rumour Mill as Barcelona players push for his return

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Thiago Alcantara (c) during Spain training.

The summer transfer window for Premier League clubs is open, while international deals can be completed from early this month.

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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THIAGO ALCANTARA

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Barcelona’s stars are pushing the board to bring Alcantara back to his boyhood club from Bayern Munich, according to SPORT.

Alcantara, 27, was prised from Camp Nou by then Bayern boss Pep Guardiola in 2013 after he exercised a clause in the Spain midfielder’s contract. He has gone on to shine during five seasons in the Bundesliga, yet his potential availability this summer has his former dressing room talking.

WAYNE ROONEY

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The former England captain’s escape to MLS with D.C. United could be made official by Monday, according to Sky Sports.

Rooney, 32, visited Ben Olsen’s side last month and has been made available by Everton after last season’s underwhelming return to Merseyside. A two-year contract worth £3.8 million (Dh18.6m) per season is set to be signed.

D.C. are pursuing a marquee signing to lead them into their new Audi Field stadium.

WILLIAM CARVALHO

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Everton are looking to take advantage of the chaos surrounding Sporting Lisbon by sweeping up Portugal defensive midfielder William Carvalho, according to Sky Sports.

Carvalho, 26, is attempting to extricate himself from his club after players and staff were assaulted by supporters last month. Although reports of a contract termination are believed to be inaccurate, this hasn’t stopped the Leoes putting one of their most-valuable assets on the transfer market.

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