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The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.

TOP STORY: Havertz open to Premier League switch

Bayer Leverkusen sensation Kai Havertz is open to the possibility of a move over to the English Premier League, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The 20-year-old is one of the best young players in the world, and since the Bundesliga's return to action, he has been on fire for Leverkusen as they edge closer to the end of the campaign.

This news will certainly grab the attention of many top clubs across Europe, with Manchester United at the front of the queue and Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool also reportedly in the race for his signature.

However, the Germany international is valued at over €100 million, which could be tricky to pull off as clubs tighten their purse strings amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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22.00 BST: Le10 Sport reports that two midtable Premier League clubs are interested in bringing Idrissa Gueye back to England following a disappointing first season at Paris Saint-Germain.

21.10 BST: As Valencia look to cut costs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, AS writes that Los Che will seek to sell goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen this summer - just a year after he arrived from Barcelona.

20.03 BST: Juventus want to send Federico Bernardeschi to Roma in exchange for Nicolo Zaniolo, according to Corriere dello Sport, but the Giallorossi have no interest in taking on players with hefty wages. They also have little interest in moving on from the 20-year-old midfielder, whose value reportedly has dipped to €40m as the coronavirus pandemic sinks the player market, a year after the Italian capital club demanded €80m for the Azzurri prodigy.

18.56 BST: Bild reports that Real Madrid have offered Bayer Leverkusen €80m for wunderkind Kai Havertz with the understanding that the 20-year-old attacker would remain at the BayArena next season on loan. The benefit of the bid are twofold: Madrid get their player before his value rises even higher, and Leverkusen receive a fortune to invest in a depressed player market.

17.49 BST: Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has told the Los Angeles Times that he wants to move to Major League Soccer after the 2022 World Cup. "I don't know with which team, but I really want to play there," the 29-year-old France international is quoted as saying. "For me it's an objective to end my career in the United States with the possibility of playing well and being a big part of the team and fighting for a title."

16.42 BST: Real Madrid have submitted an offer of €50m plus €10m in bonuses for Rennes' 17-year-old midfield prodigy Eduardo Camavinga, according to Le10 Sport.

15.35 BST: Barcelona could be in the market for a striker if they can't land Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez. How about this guy?

15.23 BST: Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell as they edge closer to completing a move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, sources have told ESPN.

Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that Chilwell wants to move to London, but Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico and Porto's Alex Telles are viewed as cheaper alternatives if no agreement can be struck.

Chelsea are hopeful of being able to land Chilwell despite Leicester's valuation standing in excess of £70m.

14.20 BST: The Independent claims that Liverpool could be interested in Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, with the winger keen to play in Europe next season.

The report states that "Sancho and his camp see continued involvement in Europe's elite competition as a priority," which means that Man United might not be best placed to make a €100m move if they don't qualify.

Yet, with the understatement of the year, the report adds: "However, finance is an issue for Liverpool."

13.56 BST: Nice have agreed a deal for Athletico Paranaense's Robson Bambu.

The 22-year-old defender began his career at Santos and has been at Athletico for one season. He is a Brazil U23 international.

13.38 BST: Sky Sport Italia says that Inter Milan are focused on signing 'the new Andrea Pirlo' -- Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.

Tonali, 20, is keen to move and a fee of €50m should get the job done.

13.17 BST: Don't worry, Liverpool fans. Jurgen Klopp is going nowhere.


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12.31 BST: Manchester City are set to announce Juanma Lillo, the man Pep Guardiola has described as "the best coach I ever had" as his assistant, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

Lillo, 54, left his previous job as manager of China's Qingdao Huanghai this week and will fill the vacancy left when Mikel Arteta took over Arsenal in December.

The pair have a longstanding relationship, with Guardiola having played for Lillo in a six-month spell at Mexico's Dorados Sinaloa in 2006, where he would take notes on Lillo's methods in training.

11.59 BST: Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch is on the radar of Manchester United, according to Calciomercato.

Gravenberch, 18, has been called "the new Paul Pogba" by former Ajax teammate Justin Kluivert, which is handy given that United aren't sure what to do with the current Paul Pogba...

Still, the Dutch teenager is now under the wing of super agent Mino Raiola and has reportedly turned down Ajax's offer to extend his contract, which expires in June 2021.

11.17 BST: Barcelona have to sell players before they can buy players. But Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are causing them some issues.


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10.35 BST: Lille and Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen has rejected claims that he has already agreed a transfer to Napoli.

He told Omasports: "The news relating to my agreement with Napoli is false. I am surprised by these journalists who claim to be professionals. Ignore this fake news on my account, when there is an agreement for my transfer you will know it directly from me."

09.30 BST: ESPN's Insider Notebook has plenty of transfer gossip this week.

- Benfica defensive midfielder Florentino 'The Octopus' Luis has been attracting attention from top European clubs including Manchester United and AC Milan.

- Lyon's Houssem Aouar is attracting plenty of interest from clubs across Europe, with Manchester City and Chelsea keen on him.

- The financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic are causing problems for Chris Smalling's proposed move to Roma from Manchester United.

- Real Madrid may have been named Europe's most valuable club last week (in a KPMG report promoted on their own website) but that hasn't stopped them asking season ticket holders to consider turning down a refund for games played behind closed doors.

09.00 BST: The fixture chaos caused by the COVID-19 crisis looks certain to affect timings in the European transfer window, which could lead to a significantly expanded period to trade players.

One possibility which has been mooted at the highest legislative levels is to hold back the registration period in the leagues that are still to complete their seasons until Aug. 1 or Sept. 1 in most European countries, with one scenario allowing clubs to carry out player transactions until Dec. 1 or even the end of the year.

Countries that ended their league seasons prematurely -- such as Belgium, France and the Netherlands -- may also be brought in line with an expanded transfer period.

08.47 BST: The Daily Express claims that Arsenal may be willing to sell defender Kieran Tierney already.

Tierney, 23, has struggled with injury since moving to the Emirates from Celtic last year and Leicester are reportedly interested as they try to find a replacement for Ben Chilwell (see below).

08.00 BST: Barcelona will only be able to use money from sales of players to make other signings this summer, sources at the club have told ESPN.

In each summer since 2015, president Josep Maria Bartomeu has designated between €60-75m to be spent on new players, in addition to any money generated by departures.

However, sources have confirmed that amount has been reduced to zero this year because of the losses accumulated by the coronavirus pandemic. Vice president Jordi Cardoner told ESPN in May that €140m had already been lost.


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PAPER TALK (by Harry Kettle)

Chilwell tempted by Chelsea

The Mirror is reporting that Leicester City star Ben Chilwell is intrigued by a potential move to Chelsea this summer.

However, while there have been claims that the England international has already informed manager Brendan Rodgers that he wants to leave the club, it appears as if he has yet to officially demand a move away from the Foxes.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is interested in putting his own stamp on things at Stamford Bridge -- with ESPN sources saying on Thursday they are set to pay Timo Werner's release clause to RB Leipzig -- and signing Chilwell would further mark his intentions.

Manchester City want Garcia deal

Manchester City want to open contract talks with teenager Eric Garcia in response to Barcelona's interest in the 19-year-old, according to the Daily Mail.

There are still two years left to run on his contract, but after he made almost a dozen appearances in Pep Guardiola's first team this season, it's clear to see that the interest in him is growing across Europe -- and especially at Camp Nou.

Garcia made the leap over to the Etihad three years ago, joining from Barcelona's La Masia academy for a fee of just over £1m.


-- Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has insisted that he is focused on helping the Reds win the Premier League title despite increasing interest in his services from outside Merseyside, Sky Sports reports. Lovren's future has been up in the air for months now, with the Croatian admitting that it's tough to not be a regular starter at Anfield -- especially with other clubs taking a look at him.

-- The Record is reporting that Manchester City are close to signing young Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Diogo Pinto when he turns 16 later this month. City's scouts have already made several positive observations in regard to his potential, with the plan being for him to sign a professional contract as Guardiola's blossoming youth movement continues.