LIVE Transfer Talk: Matthijs De Ligt open to leave Juventus for Barcelona

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

TOP STORY: De Ligt open to Barcelona switch

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is open to the possibility of a move to Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo reports.

De Ligt has long since been viewed as a target for Barca, but now, he's more open to the idea of a switch to the Camp Nou than he has been in the past.

Juve will want to recoup most of the €85 million they paid to acquire his services from Ajax last summer, the Old Lady will not be giving up on him that easily.

If Barca want to make this deal happen, they need to make it worth Juventus' time.


22.40 BST: With Manchester United and Chelsea said to be showing interest in Lille forward Victor Osimhen, Le10 Sport reports that the 21-year-old Nigeria international's representatives have already held discussions with Liverpool over a potential move to Merseyside this summer.

21.57 BST: RB Leipzig have a €29m purchase option for on-loan forward Patrik Schick, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, but are ready to let the option pass in hopes of agreeing a cheaper deal for the 24-year-old, leveraging the Czech international's fondness for the Red Bull-backed club should they face competition in the open market.

21.14 BST: Corriere dello Sport writes that Lazio have identified Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker as the player who could soon replace Lucas Leiva as well as offer depth in defence. The Roman club reportedly would need to part with €30m in order to tempt the Premier League club to part with the 25-year-old Belgium international.

20.31 BST: Monaco will not exercise their €43m purchase option for on-loan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to Le10 Sport, leaving Paris Saint-Germain free to negotiate a loan of their own for Chelsea's 25-year-old Frenchman.

19.48 BST: Despite joining Monaco just last summer, Wissam Ben Yedder may be set to leave the principality this summer, with L'Equipe reporting that Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia are all keen to add the 29-year-old forward the Monegasques value at €45m.

19.05 BST: Napoli are keen on Zenit Saint Petersburg's 25-year-old Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, but recruiting him presents two challenges: one, the €30m fee Zenit will demand, and two, clearing a non-EU roster place in the squad. Solving that problem is 24-year-old Mexico international Hirving "Chucky" Lozano, who's wanted at Everton by Carlo Ancelotti, the man who recruited the former PSV standout for the Partenopei last summer.

18.22 BST: With Barcelona said to be in the market for another centre-back, Le10 Sport writes that the Catalan club made contact with Paris Saint-Germain's Marquinhos before the 25-year-old Brazil international eventually agreed a new deal keeping him in the French capital through 2024.

17.39 BST: The representatives of Edinson Cavani have offered their client to Inter, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, although the 33-year-old pending free agent may yet be offered a new two-year contract by Paris Saint-Germain, where the Uruguay international has spent the past seven seasons.

16.56 BST: Following reports in recent weeks that Felipe Pardo is on America's radar, Deportivo Toluca's sports director Antonio Naelson 'Sinha' told ESPN that they are open to negotiations with any team interested in him.

"I think the idea and philosophy of the club is to talk to the player at the time and if he is the one who says he wants to go, we have to respect that part, the other decisions about whether or not he goes internally," he said.

"They will talk and we will try to make everyone happy, both he and the club.

"In the end, we cannot hold anyone back either. If someone wants to leave, we have to understand that it is their own decision."

16.01 BST: Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has responded to rumours that he might be moving away from the King Power stadium this summer.

He has enjoyed a good season with Leicester who were in third place when the Premier League was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

His form is said to have attracted attention from United and Arsenal, who both sit below Leicester in the table, and there was speculation he would make a £50m summer move.

However, Ndidi, who has a contract with Leicester until 2024, has put a dampener on these rumours.

"I still have a contract at Leicester," he said.

"I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I'm doing okay here so no need to go anywhere.

"We are doing well and I'm enjoying myself here."

13.50 BST: Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer can continue contract talks in a leak-free environment now that a "mole" has moved on, club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has told German newspaper Die Welt.

Details of the contract negotiations between the Germany international and the Bundesliga champions have previously been made public, which irritated reportedly Neuer. The 34-year-old said that he still wants to stay at Bayern beyond June 2021, when his current deal expires.

"I am an optimist and therefore I hope that Manuel will extend his contract here," Salihamidzic said, adding that he was confident no more details would leak to media. "I'd like to think the mole has moved on."

Last week, Neuer agent Thomas Kroth said only three people -- Kroth, Bayern executive Oliver Kahn and Salihamidzic -- were involved in the talks and left little room that he believed the sporting director was responsible for the leaks.

13.00 BST: Transfer rumours have swarmed two of Europe's top young attackers RB Leipzig's Timo Werner and Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, but who would you rather sign? ESPN FC's Steve Nicol has weighed in.

12.12 BST: Midfielder Dani Ceballos has said he hopes to return to Real Madrid when his season-long loan deal at Arsenal comes to an end.

Speaking to Movistar, the 23-year-old said he is focused on playing an "important" role at Arsenal for the remainder of his deal but is considering his long-term future.

When asked if he will return to Madrid at the end of his deal at the Emirates, Ceballos said "Hopefully. At the moment I have a contract with Arsenal. I decided to come here because it was the best option. Right now at Madrid it's difficult to play, with the players there. I'm focused now on being important at a club."

Ceballos said he has spoken to Real Madrid's director-general Jose Angel Sanchez about his progress, as well as teammates and the club's medical staff, but is yet to talk about his future with manager Zinedine Zidane.

"I haven't spoken with Zidane since I left," he added. "It must be difficult to manage a dressing room with so many players. I don't think Zidane talks to players who are out on loan."

11.34 BST: Lyon star Memphis Depay is yet to commit his future to the club, according to president Jean-Michel Aulas.

The Netherlands international has been injured since December and was returning to fitness faster than expected ahead of Euro 2020 until the coronavirus crisis forced its postponement.

Speaking with OL TV about the 26-year-old's future, Aulas said: "We are working hard on it. We made a number of proposals, which Memphis has not accepted. He was waiting to get back to action.

"He had imagined playing for his country. There was this injury and he recovered faster than expected. For the moment, there is no agreement. However, that does not mean that things have broken down.

"We are in touch with his agents. I also chat with him. We will meet gain. We will do all that we can to extend his deal. Everybody at Lyon is in favour of a new deal."

10.59 BST: The agent of Brazilian midfielder Igor Gomes has said he "dreams of taking him to Real Madrid one day."

Wagner Ribeiro has previously been involved in the deals that brought Neymar, Kaka and Robinho to Europe. Gomes, 21, has a contract at Sao Paulo until 2023 and a €50m release clause.

"I've worked with Igor since he was 12, he's on the radar of all the big European clubs. He's a complete player," Ribeiro told Fox Sports. "There was talk that Madrid wanted him and I said it wasn't the moment to speak. I dream of taking him to Real Madrid one day. I like Real. If there was an opportunity, I'd do it with pleasure."

Real Madrid have been active in the Brazilian market in recent years, bringing in teenagers Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes and Reinier Jesus.

Diario AS reports that Barcelona, Sevilla and Ajax have also expressed an interest in the playmaker.

09.43 BST: Juventus are considering signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani this summer in the event that Gonzalo Higuain does not come back to the club, Sky Italia reports.

Higuain was allowed to return to his native Argentina during the lockdown in Italy to be close to his cancer-stricken mother. According to reports, the 32-year-old forward, who is tied to Juventus until June 2021, is considering a move back to Argentina.

According to Sky Italia, while Juve would like to sign a young player to replace Higuain, the club will not rule out signing Cavani. The Uruguay forward, 33, becomes a free agent this summer and is keen to continue playing for a top club in Europe.

Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici is a big fan of Cavani, who was a target of Juventus in the summer of 2016 and would reportedly be open to a return to Italy, where he played for Palermo and Napoli before he joined PSG.

09.09 BST: Barcelona and Manchester City are in the race to sign Benfica defender Ruben Dias, according to Record,

Dias' agent, Jorge Mendes, has offered the Portugal international to Barca as a possible replacement for Samuel Umtiti, who is expected to be sold this summer.

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is an admirer of Dias and is considering adding the defender to his squad to strengthen his back line this summer.

Dias made 24 league appearances for Benfica this season and is tied to the Portuguese outfit until June 2024. The 22-year-old has a €100m release clause and is considered one of the most promising defenders in Europe.

08.30 BST: Manchester United are being linked with a move for Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu. The 21-year old has a €12m release clause and Diario AS believes he could be a value signing in a depressed transfer market. His agent is Juan Mata, not the United player, but his father.

PAPER ROUND (by Nick Judd): Barcelona go after Onana

Barcelona are ready and willing to make a move for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, Sport reports.

The former Barca star will not be playing out the remainder of the season with the Dutch giants after it was revealed that the Eredivisie has been cancelled following the coronavirus pandemic.

The belief is that Barcelona's ideal candidate when it comes to bringing in a new keeper is their former Cameroonian youth prospect.

Now, it's reported that Onana will return move to Barca once the transfer window finally opens.

Onana spent five years as a Barca youth player before moving to Ajax in 2015.

Donnarumma to stay at AC Milan?

According to Tuttosport, AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is on the verge of renewing his contract with the club.

The 21-year-old, who has been with Milan since the age of 14, has been weighing up his options over the course of the last few weeks.

Chelsea have led the race to secure his signature, but now Donnarumma has reconsidered what he wants to do.

With his contract being set to expire next summer, his primary wish is that he doesn't have to take a pay cut.


- Newcastle United have made contact with Napoli regarding a sensational move for defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Foot Mercato reports. The Magpies, who are on the verge of a huge takeover, are willing to make a substantial offer in order to get a deal over the finish line -- with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis being willing to sell for around £70m.

- According to a report from Calciomercato, Franck Kessie looks set to stay with AC Milan. The midfielder's future has been up in the air for quite some time now, but at this moment in time, his agent has stated that his tenure at the club is being viewed as a project under development -- and therefore, it seems likely that he'll remain at the San Siro.