Soccer transfer gossip - clubs about to splash out
The money merry-go-round continues amongst the world's top football clubs.
Here is today's newspaper stories:
Manchester United have been told they can have unsettled Real Madrid star James Rodriguez this summer. Colombia star Rodriguez, who joined Real for £56m after the 2014 World Cup, could be available for around £50m; Rodriguez and Jose Mourinho share the same agent.
Watford are the latest Premier League club to join the hunt for Andros Townsend. The England winger has £10.5m release clause in his Newcastle contract.
Everton are interested in Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul. Ronald Koeman is expected to put a new No.1 at the top of his transfer wish-list this summer following Tim Howard's exit.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has enquired about Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood.
Tottenham have made contact with Roma over a move for £11.5m-rated Tony Sanabria, according to the striker's agent.
Barcelona will announce the signing of Samuel Umtiti from Lyon 'in the next few weeks'. The France defender, 22, has been linked with Tottenham and West Ham.
Porto are interested in bringing Eliaquim Mangala back from Manchester City. The Frenchman became the most expensive defender in British history when signing for City for £42m in 2014.
Northern Ireland goalkeeping hero Michael McGovern is wanted by Southampton after his Euro 2016 heroics.
Barcelona and Luis Enrique will attempt to sign Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro once they have secured Neymar's future at the Nou Camp.
Leicester are expected to conclude the £13m signing of Nampalys Mendy next week after the 24-year-old Nice midfielder visited the club's training ground
Arsenal are putting together a £23m bid for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani after being snubbed by Jamie Vardy.
Liverpool are in line to be taken over by Chinese investors following the Brexit vote.
Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian. who is a target for Juventus and Barcelona, admits he has not talked to Jose Mourinho about his Old Trafford future.
Hamburg are eyeing Leeds target - NEC Nijmegen striker Anthony Limbombe - as a potential summer signing.
AC Milan have put West Ham and Leicester on alert by putting £21m-rated striker Carlos Bacca on the market now they have signed Gianluca Lapadula from Pescara.
Thibaut Courtois has admitted he is not planning on staying at Chelsea for the rest of his career.
West Brom are close to agreeing a £14.5m deal for Palermo striker Franco Vazquez.
Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is determined to keep striker Romelu Lukaku, and is prepared to offer him a £100,000-a-week contract to do so.
Nathan Redmond will have a medical at Southampton this weekend before sealing a £10m switch to the south coast.
Liverpool have rejected an £8m bid made by Swansea for Wales international Joe Allen and are holding out for £10m.