Liverpool to bid £50m for Naby Keita; Man City moving for Benjamin Mendy

The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

Liverpool eye record Keita bid

Liverpool could break their transfer record to sign RB Leipzig's Naby Keita, with the Mirror claiming the Reds are prepared to bid as high as £50 million to get the box-to-box midfielder.

The Guinea international would command a fee in excess of the £38m they paid for Andy Carroll and could provide extra dynamism in the middle that has been badly lacking whenever Jordan Henderson has been absent through injury.

Keita will be tempted by the £120,000-per-week wages on offer, and should he swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League, the 22-year-old would front a spree that could go beyond £150m and up to £200m.

Similar fees have been mentioned for both Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette -- also linked to Atletico Madrid -- and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, meaning the Reds could break their transfer record on three occasions this summer.

Chelsea to hand Conte £200m budget

Antonio Conte will pen a new four-year deal at Chelsea before being handed a summer budget of £200m to strengthen his squad ahead of Champions League football next season, according to the Telegraph.

The Italian will pocket £9.6m per season and immediately set out to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge to add firepower to his side.

Van Dijk is a priority at the back, while Monaco powerhouse Tiemoue Bakayoko is also a target.

Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois could be handed new deals too, as Conte looks to build momentum in a new era at Stamford Bridge.

City to return to Monaco for Mendy

Manchester City are looking to follow the signing of Bernardo Silva by adding his former teammate Benjamin Mendy, reports RMC and the Mail.

Pep Guardiola will be rivalled by Jose Mourinho and Manchester United though, with both clubs prepared to pay €45m (£39.3m) for the left-back.

The 22-year-old would offer attacking thrust and power, which is seen as essential to Guardiola's plans at the Etihad.

Having already spent up to £60m for Silva, City appear intent on splashing out almost £100m before the market has officially opened with intent to be legitimate contenders for the title under Guardiola next campaign.


- Manchester United are looking at reigniting their interest in PSG winger Lucas Moura, reports Sport Witness.

The Brazilian was heavily linked with the Red Devils before opting for Paris after leaving Sao Paulo, but after failing to nail down a first-team spot under Unai Emery, Lucas could be tempted to move.

- Bournemouth are expected to sign Asmir Begovic from Chelsea this summer, with the Blues identifying a new backup goalkeeper, according to the Telegraph.

- And finally, Newcastle want Watford starlet Dion Pereira, with the Evening Standard reporting West Ham and Brighton are also interested in the 18-year-old winger.