As each major European league approaches a dramatic climax, the continent’s biggest club’s already have one eye on their summer transfer plans.
Here, our friends at Football Whispers have rounded up the latest transfer news from across Europe.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will sign World Cup-winning defender Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid in the summer. The German club will meet the 23-year-old’s £69m buyout clause, a fee that will make him Bayern’s record signing. (Sport Bild)
Benjamin Pavard, the Stuttgart defender whose own summer move to Bayern has already been agreed, is excited by the prospect of linking up with international team-mate Hernandez at the Allianz Arena next season. “We are very good friends,” Pavard said. “I think it would be fantastic if Lucas also came to Bayern. He has proved that he is a great player.” (Sport Bild)
Bayern have also agreed terms with German international striker Timo Werner, who is a reported Liverpool transfer target, but there is no deal in place yet with the player’s club RB Leipzig. (Bild)
Italian champions Juventus do not intend to incorporate 31-year-old Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain back into their squad when his loan at Chelsea expires at the end of the season. (Il Corriere di Torino)
Napoli are ready to swoop for wantaway Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi. They have made the 26-year-old Argentine, who was stripped of the Inter captaincy recently, a salary offer of £9.4m a year. (Tuttomercatoweb)
Out of favour at the Bernabeu this season, Brazilian left-back Marcelo is edging closer to a summer move from Real Madrid to Juventus. The Bianconeri are also lining up Zinedine Zidane to replace Massimiliano Allegri, reuniting the former Real boss with Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom he won three successive Champions Leagues. (Tuttosport)
Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente admits he likes the idea of returning to Athletic Bilbao to finish his career. The 34-year-old target man played more than 300 games for the Basque club between 2005 and 2013. (Marca)
Former Swansea City and Fiorentina manager Paulo Sousa is in pole position to become the next Bordeaux manager after the French club dispensed with Ricardo Gomes