Breaking News: Real Madrid closing in on first summer signing, Florentino Perez ends Harry Kane pursuit and more: Transfer round-up, May 11, 2018

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Real Madrid mean business this summer! The Champions League finalists may have all but agreed a deal for one of Europe’s top players.

Good evening and welcome to thisdaysnews latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With the season now entering its final month, top clubs are keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets.

And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. After going through papers and sources from all over Europe, we have managed to find transfer stories that made headlines on May 10, 2018:

La Liga

Real Madrid closing in on Alisson Becker 

According to RMC Sport, Real Madrid have held numerous talks with the player and his representatives over the past few days. It is reported that the Spanish side are expected to make an official bid to AS Roma soon.

Meanwhile, Don Balon has reported the same and further revealed that Real Madrid want the Alisson transfer sorted before the start of the World Cup. A €60 million price is rumoured to have been set for the Brazilian custodian.

Yaya Toure keen on a return to Barcelona 

The Ivorian midfielder will be a free agent soon and has openly admitted his intentions to return to his former club. Toure told Cadena Ser“I would head back to Barcelona. If they call me, I will go for sure, they are the best team.” 

Serie A

Juventus v Bologna FC - Serie A
A potential Salah replacement?

 

Liverpool will target Paulo Dybala if Salah joins Real Madrid 

With Real Madrid set to step up their pursuit of Mohamed Salah in the coming months, Liverpool have prepared a contingency plan if the Egyptian heads to Spain.

Transfermarketweb has claimed that Liverpool will target Juventus’ Paulo Dybala as Salah’s replacement. The Argentine No.10 is valued at €120 million by Juventus and is also on the radar of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.

Inter Milan close to signing Stefan De Vrij 

According to Calciomercato, Lazio defender Stefan De Vrij has signed a pre-contract agreement with Inter Milan. A soon-to-be free agent, the centre back will sign a four year deal with Inter, earning €4.2 million per year in wages.

Bundesliga

Real Madrid v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg
Bayern Munich are clear on their stance on the striker’s future

 

Bayern Munich chief confident over Robert Lewandowski’s future 

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is adamant that Robert Lewandowski will not leave the Bavarians for Real Madrid or any other club this summer.

He was quoted by Goal as saying, “We have a very good relationship. We know what we have in Robert Lewandowski. There’s no need to worry – he will also play next season at Bayern Munich.”

Six English clubs after Niclas Fülkrug 

Hannover striker Niclas Fülkrug is attracting interest from English shores. Bild has reported that as many as six English clubs are monitoring the situation of the 25-year-old who has 13 Bundesliga goals to his name this season.

The likes of Leicester City, Newcastle United, Watford, Cardiff, Aston Villa and Fulham are the clubs taking a note of Fülkrug’s good run of form.

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Not a Real Madrid target anymore

 

Real Madrid pull out of Harry Kane race 

Don Balon understands that Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Harry Kane for various reasons. First of all, Spurs’ £200 million valuation of Kane seems exorbitant to Real Madrid. Secondly, Real chief Florentino Perez wants to utilize the funds to sign players such as Neymar and Mohamed Salah.

Real Madrid also believe that they do not need a traditional No.9 at the moment with Cristiano Ronaldo expected to play in that role from the next season.

Newcastle United eyeing a move for Craig Dawson 

The Magpies are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion’s Craig Dawson this summer. Newcastle are eyeing an experienced centre-back to slot in alongside Jamal Lascelles and have identified Dawson as the perfect candidate, according to the Daily Mail.

West Brom value Dawson at around £15 million with Celtic also interested in the 28-year-old.

Rest of the world

Everton v Southampton - Premier League
Off to the MLS

 

Wayne Rooney wants to join DC United 

The Daily Mail understands that Wayne Rooney has told Everton that he wants to join DC United this summer. A £12.5 million deal is expected to be reached between the two clubs. Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, was recently in Washington to negotiate the personal terms of the deal.

Paris Saint-Germain serious about Ryan Sessegnon 

PSG are trying their best to beat the Manchester clubs to the signing of Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon. The 17-year-old has taken the Championship by storm, scoring 15 goals this season. PSG are looking to sign him up as soon as possible with the Mirror valuing him at a staggering £50 million.