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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: Arsenal eyeing Coutinho-Guendouzi swap

Philippe Coutinho could be on his way to Arsenal, reveals Foot Mercato, with Barcelona demanding Matteo Guendouzi moves in the opposite direction.

The swap deal could suit both parties, with Arsenal seemingly keen to extend their attacking options for next season, and Barcelona a fan of former Lorient man Guendouzi.

Coutinho spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich and looks to have no future at Camp Nou. The Daily Star believes Coutinho wants a return to the Premier League after having enjoyed five years at Liverpool.

Arsenal would be keen to add his attacking prowess to their squad, and would seemingly be happy to offload Guendouzi, who has fallen down the pecking order in the past few months under Mikel Arteta.

The two clubs are believed to have entered into discussions, with a swap deal more favourable to the Gunners because of their finances.

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22.14 BST: Man City to add a nine-time Bundesliga champion to their defence?

The Daily Mail, via TeamTalk, writes that City have stepped up their pursuit of versatile Bayern Munich star David Alaba. The 28-year-old, who can play as a wing-back, midfielder or centre-back, has one year remaining on his deal with the serial German champions and has yet to come to terms on an extension with the club. Man City boss Pep Guardiola has publicly praised the Austrian in the past, who would be a significant upgrade on the injury-prone Benjamin Mendy and young Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Bayern reportedly plan to do everything possible to keep Alaba, who has been at the club since 2008 and is valued at around £60 million.

21.27 BST: Newcastle are expected to splash some cash this summer and the Daily Star reports that manager Steve Bruce could raid one of his former clubs.

The outlet claims that Bruce has his eyes on former side Aston Villa and their star central midfielder John McGinn. With Villa currently in a relegation position, Bruce is reportedly waiting to pounce for the Scotland international if Villa go down. The 25-year-old, who Bruce signed for Villa from Hibernian in 2018, is reportedly Newcastle's top target and could be had for a cut-rate price if Villa does indeed suffer the drop.

20.10 BST: Tammy Abraham to leave Chelsea?

The England international has been surpassed by Olivier Giroud in the pecking order at Chelsea since the restart, and with Timo Werner arriving next season, Abraham's future is suddenly quite murky. Transfer expert Ian McGarry has told Reach's Transfer Window podcast that the 22-year-old has snubbed Chelsea in long-term contract extension talks.

"Abraham wants to see first of all where he stands, after all he started the season as the undisputed No 1 choice to play up front but that has changed in the last few weeks," McGarry added.

The youngster, who thrived on loan last season at Villa looked to have finally broken through for his parent club this season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions. Since the restart though, the goals and minutes have dried up for Abraham leading to speculation he might look to move in search of a consistent starting place. Last season,Wolves came close to signing the England man, and with current Wolves frontman Raul Jimenez a hot name in the transfer market, Abraham would likely remain a player of interest to the club.

19.04 BST: Leeds are back in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years and one of their stars, Jack Harrison, will follow them up to the top flight.

Leeds CEO Victor Orta has confirmed to Radio Marca, via 90mins, that Leeds will have the England youth international back on loan again next season from Manchester City. The 23-year-old winger has spent the last two seasons on loan at Elland Road, contributing six goals and eight assists during this season's promotion campaign.

"A key player has been Jack Harrison, who will continue one more year with us in the Premier League," Orta said.

"We have reached an agreement with City and we will continue to do so on loan next season."

18.17 BST: Juventus are reportedly open to letting winger Douglas Costa leave this summer, with Man City and PSG the top two suitors for the Brazilian, according to Tuttosport.

The outlet reports that Costa and Federico Bernardeschi will be sold, so that Maurizio Sarri can bring in more players suited to his style of play. The report goes on to say that the funds raised could be used by Juventus to sign Wolves' star Mexican striker Raul Jimenez, who has 26 goals and 10 assists this season.

17.29 BST: Dean Henderson, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Sheffield United, is going to be a man in demand this summer. The Blades want the England international to return, but they may be out of luck with Chelsea weighing up an offer to sign the player permanently. Kepa Arrizabalaga faces an uncertain future after a catalogue of unconvincing performances, and the Sunday Express reports that Chelsea could move for Henderson. With David De Gea committed to Manchester United long-term, there will be no way through for first-team football at Old Trafford.

16.40 BST: The future of Dani Ceballos is going to come under the microscope very shortly, with the midfielder's loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid expiring on Aug.1 after the Gunners play in the FA Cup final. Mikel Arteta is keen to keep the player, but they cannot afford a permanent deal this summer. El Confidencial in Spain reports that Ceballos is not part of Zinedine Zidane's plans, and the solution could be another loan with an obligation to buy next summer.

15.58 BST: Internazionale are hoping to steal a march on Lazio and Juventus in the race for Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla. Sky Sport Italia reports that Inter are trying hijack a deal that Lazio thought they had wrapped up but now the 20-year-old Albanian could be headed for Milan.

15.11 BST: Corriere dello Sport reckons that Juventus have made Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata their No. 1 target for the summer window. The 29-year-old, who has scored 18 goals this season, has reportedly attracted a bid of €30m from the Old Lady, who have also added goalkeeper Mattia Perin, on loan at Genoa, to the deal.

Juve boss Maurizio Sarri managed Zapata at Napoli, though he struggled to get into the team. But now he has proved to be a lethal striker in Serie A, and Juve are likely to have to replace Gonzalo Higuain ahead of the new season.

14.26 BST: It feels like we haven't had a Lautaro Martinez update for at least five minutes, so we best get back up to speed. AS in Spain reports that the striker is ready to wait 12 months for a dream move to Barcelona, rather than join Manchester City instead this summer. The 22-year-old is said to be determined to realise his dream of playing alongside his Argentina teammate, Lionel Messi, at the Camp Nou. But if City take the big bucks to the San Siro, will Internazionale and Lautaro be able to resist?

13.47 BST: Manchester City have been linked with a move for Jose Gimenez of Atletico Madrid, but the deal won't come cheap, reports the Sunday Times. The 25-year-old, who has been with Atleti for seven seasons, has had a €120m price tag slapped on his head, which will make it very expensive to bolster the defence.

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Diego Carlos (Sevilla FC) and Ruben Dias (Benfica) are also on Pep Guardiola's shortlist of transfer targets.

13.09 BST: AS Roma winger Diego Perotti is reportedly heading to Saudi Arabia after agreeing to sign for Al-Shabab. The 31-year-old has been with Roma for four years, but has struggled for game time in the past two seasons. Il Tempo reports that Al-Shabab have offered a contract worth €2.5m, with a transfer fee of just €2.5-3m. Al-Shabab have already signed Ever Banega after his release from Sevilla FC.

12.28 BST: The future of Mario Gotze is very much up in the air, now a free agent after his contract with Borussia Dortmund expired. The midfielder, who scored the only goal of the 2014 World Cup final for Germany against Argentina, has seen his career slide. Sky Germany reports that Sevilla FC are the favourites to land his services.

AS Monaco and Fiorentina have also been linked, with reports in Italy claiming that Franck Ribery, a former teammate at Bayern Munich, is trying to persuade him to move to Serie A. Ribery is also reportedly trying to talk Mario Mandzukic, also available after leaving Al-Duhail, into joining him in Florence.

11.43 BST: Ismaila Sarr has been one of the few bright lights in a pretty dismal season for Watford, but now they look like losing him in the summer as he is on the radar of a number of top clubs. If the Hornets are relegated they stand no chance of holding on to him, so avoiding the drop is their only possible hope.

Sarr is being tracked by Liverpool, but the Sunday Mirror reckons it could be more likely that Manchester United make a move if they are unsuccessful in trying to buy Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

10.59 BST: The Sunday Mirror reports that Manchester United will make a move to tie starlet Mason Greenwood to a new, bumper contract. Just nine months ago the striker was earning £800-a-week, which was raised to £25,000-a-week. Now the paper reports that another new deal is being prepared which will earn the England youth international £40,000-a-week.

10.17 BST: Mikel Arteta believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is "pretty convinced" he will stay at Arsenal but admitted winning the FA Cup would strengthen the club's attempts to tie him to a new contract.

"The way I look at him when I speak with him, he sounds pretty convinced," he said. "But obviously if he can see that success and the direction we are taking is the right one, I think he will be more positive about it yes."

09.30 BST: Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa will not be heading to Internazionale this summer, according to La Nazione. La Viola have a €50m release clause in the 22-year-old's contract but that is too rich for Inter. That leaves the way open for Juventus to steal in and sign the Italy international, who has scored seven Serie A goals this season.


Winks out, Hojbjerg in for Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are believed to be the front-runners for Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

On Saturday, though, the Daily Mirror revealed that they believe Jose Mourinho has the upper hand in the two-horse race and that Southampton will want £25m for the star. Spurs are hoping to use right-back Kyle Walker-Peters -- on loan at Southampton -- to help secure Hojbjerg's signature, though the south coast club have yet to confirm whether or not they want the Tottenham defender on a permanent basis.

Hojbjerg has 12 months remaining on his contract but has told Southampton he would not extend his deal.

Moreover, the Mirror also believes that if Spurs are successful in their quest for Hojbjerg as Mourinho looks to freshen up the midfield, it could be curtains for Harry Winks. He has been in and out of the Spurs' team under Mourinho, and the 24-year-old could leave for between £25m and £30m as Daniel Levy looks to balance the books.

Zenit to offer £9m for Lovren

Zenit St Petersburg are keen to replace Branislav Ivanovic with Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, but the two clubs appear to be in disagreement about the fee, reports the Daily Mail.

The Russian club are willing to offer £9m for the central defender, who has a year left on his contract at Liverpool. Lovren is understood to be open to the move, but Liverpool might automatically extend Lovren's contract by a year to protect his transfer value.

The Premier League champions are open to parting company with Lovren, who this season has provided cover for Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, but they would be seeking closer to £15m before they agree to any sale.

Liverpool rejected a £13m offer for Lovren from Roma last summer and are holding out for more.


-- Where's next for Willian? The in-form attacking midfielder could be on the move this summer, but he has admitted he'd extend his stay in west London, if Chelsea were prepared to meet his demands of a three-year contract. Instead, the Blues have offered two years, reports the Daily Mail, but Willian says he wants to stay. The Brazilian has scored four goals and contributed three assists in his past eight appearances.

-- Arsenal lead Barcelona in the chase for 17-year-old Joelson Fernandes, according to Sport. The youngster has recently broken into Sporting Lisbon's first team, and the Gunners are reportedly ready to pay the player's €45m release clause. Lisbon, meanwhile, are desperate to keep Fernandes and are attempting to tie him down into a new five-year deal and with a release clause of €90m.