Nathan Ake will snub any potential return to Chelsea as clubs begin to circle on the Bournemouth defender, reports the Daily Star.
The 24-year-old quit Stamford Bridge to head for the Vitality Stadium in a £20m deal at the start of last season.
And his performances at centre-half on the south coast have sparked interest from Premier League rivals.
Manchester United and Tottenham are tracking Ake, while former club Chelsea are also monitoring the Dutchman’s progress.
Napoli are said to have now joined the hunt too, making him a £30m target.
Antoine Griezmann’s future at Atletico Madrid is once again the subject of speculation.
Griezmann put pen to paper on a new deal at the Wanda Metropolitano last summer, inking a contract with Atleti until 2023 after their Europa League success.
Contained within that deal was a £170million release clause, which, according to reports in Spain, drops to £103million this summer.
Now there are suggestions that the World Cup winner is ready to leave the Spanish capital, following their Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus last week.
Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona – despite the Blaugrana being furious with how Griezmann rejected them in a televised special called “La Decision” last summer – have all been mooted as potential destinations.
Brighton attacking midfielder Pascal Gross has spoken out on surprise suggestions that a summer switch to Liverpool could be in the offing.
The German schemer is well known to Jurgen Klopp, who has previously spoken glowingly on the former Ingolstadt star.
Gross, 27, moved to the Premier League in 2017, joining the Seagulls for just £3million.
He registered seven goals and eight assists in his debut campaign as he impressed for Chris Hughton’s men.
This season he hasn’t quite been at that level, injuries and adapting to a slightly deeper role meaning he has registered just two goals and two assists – despite certain performance indicators – such as Key Passes per 90 minutes – actually improving.
But links to Gross are something of a surprise – not least to the man himself.
“Of course it is an honour when such rumours arise,” admitted Gross, speaking to Goal.
“But I have not heard anything concrete.”
Real Madrid plot double Premier League raid
Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Chelsea’s World Cup-winning France star Ngolo Kante are transfer targets for Real Madrid, The Mirror report.
Mane and Kante are both on the radar of the Spanish side, who are looking to revamp their squad following Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club.
Kante could perform a similar role to French legend Claude Makelele at the Bernabeu, with Mane being poached to spearhead the attack.
Alexis Sanchez vows to stick it out at Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez says he won’t pack his bags and quit on Manchester United despite his poor form since his arrival in January last year.
Sanchez has proven to be a big-money flop, but wants to impress the club’s fans.
“I want to keep showing my love for football,” said Sanchez. “I know what I can do. I have belief in my ability.
“United are such an important club, not only in England but on a global level, and I would love to help bring a trophy to the supporters.”
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been hammered by club legend Steve Nicol.
Salah’s lack of sharpness in front of goal has cost Jurgen Klopp’s side in recent weeks and Nicol has jibed that he “can’t hit a barn door from two yards.”
But ESPN ’s Nicol doesn’t believe the Senegalese international can carry the burden until the end of the season which could ultimately cost Liverpool the title.
He said: “We’re talking about Salah who can’t hit a barn door from two yards right now.
“(Roberto) Firmino’s job isn’t really to get goals but he’ll get you a few.”
Manchester United have no intention of moving for Gareth Bale come the summer, irrelevant of whether he becomes available or not.
Ahead of this summer, United look ready to snub any potential move for him under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with youth their greater focus once again.
Borussia Dortmund’s £80m-rated teenager Jadon Sancho appears to be their top target on the right wing, as ESPN claim United have no plans to buy Bale if he is made available by returning manager Zinedine Zidane.
The news on Bale comes as his agent, Jonathan Barnett, has slammed Bernabeu supporters of late for their treatment and jeering of Bale, especially during a home defeat to Barcelona earlier this month.
The 29-year-old practically single-handedly won Real the Champions League last season as he came off the bench in the final to score twice – including a spectacular bicycle kick – as Liverpool were beaten 3-1 in Kiev.
Bale is still contracted with Real until June 2022, and United won’t be registering their interest, which has delighted fans.
ESPN add the club are wary of the prohibitive cost of signing the player, while his age is a deterrence too due to United’s recruitment plants being focused on young emerging talent now.
United target Kostas Manolas could lead an exodus from Roma at the end of the season.
Roma face losing a host of their star players if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at SPAL leaves the Giallorossi four points behind AC Milan, who currently possess the final qualification spot.
Manolas is available for €36m (£30.8m) due to a release clause in his contract.
And it is claimed Manchester United are pressing to secure his signature.
Milan duo in demand
Arsenal and Manchester United are among the clubs who have been place on red alert as Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic plot their Inter Milan exits.
Striker Icardi has had a high profile falling out with the Italian club over a new contract.
The Argentine has placed himself in a self-imposed exile after he the captaincy was ripped away from him and given to keeper Samir Handanovic.
Icardi hasn’t played since March 9 – having previously netted 16 times in 30 games.
United are currently leading the race to sign Icardi, although the likes of Real Madrid are also sniffing around, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Liverpool spending plans
Jurgen Klopp says he won’t spend big this summer: because he already has a squad capable of competing at the top in Europe for years to come.
And the Liverpool manager says the only barrier to that now is in the minds of his own players…who he reckons must learn to have the same respect for themselves that the most powerful teams in the world already have.
The Reds got the Champions’ League draw they wanted when 100-1 outsiders Porto came out of the hat, with the inviting prospect of a semi final tie with Barcelona or Manchester United should they go through.
Klopp is not fazed by that prospect. In explaining why won’t repeat last year’s world record spending on Alisson and van Dijk, he said that the only limit now for his side is their own imaginations.
“I don’t think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever,” he said.
“The best way to do it is bring together a group of players, try to develop them altogether and then stay together for a while.
“And that was maybe the main problem of Liverpool for the last decade. When they had a good team after a season they went all over the world. That will not happen this year for sure.”