Every day, Football Whispers pore over Europe’s major news outlets in search of the latest transfer reports relating to your club.
We then assess the reliability of the rumours, determine the likelihood of the moves, and analyse where the potential signings would fit in.
Today we bring you the latest on what’s being said about Real Madrid’s deal in principal for Kylian Mbappé that would see the teenager become the world’s most expensive player.
Mbappé on the move
Real Madrid and Monaco have agreed a fee for Mbappé, but it’s more than was reported on Tuesday – broken down to €180m + €20m in bonuses.
However, that isn’t the end of the saga.
Reports emerged claiming Manchester City are trying to hijack the move and have put together their own £160million package for the teenage sensation. French publication L'Equipe backed these claims up.
And Pep Guardiola has refused to rule out a move for the Frenchman: “The player is still at Monaco, still on that team,” the City manager said.
“Anything can happen. We are still looking at other players in the market. There are a lot of other players, but he is still on that team.
“Madrid doesn't have more than Manchester City have. Players are very important and we always try to get the best players possible.
“Abu Dhabi came in and invested in the team. Over the past five or six years we climbed to the top and we're now in the top three or four. In order to get to the level of Madrid or Barcelona we just need time.”
The former Barcelona manager has given assurances to Mbappé that, despite having fierce competition in the form of Sergio Agüero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sané and Gabriel Jesus, he would have a place in his first-team plans.
It won't be easy for Guardiola and the City recruitment team, though. Sources close to the Spanish club have confirmed an agreement in principle. Madrid say the player will sign for six seasons earning £6.27m net, which translates to £270,000 a week before tax.
Manchester United in for Gareth Bale
Should Mbappé arrive at the Bernabeu this summer, there are suggestions that Manchester United will make another move for Bale.
Goal.com claim it will be the Welshman who will be sacrificed to make room for the wonderkid.
City are under the impression that Madrid’s hopes of signing Mbappé could hinge on Bale's big-money move, whereas Guardiola is getting backed in the market and can spend now.
The 28-year-old effortlessly adapted to life in Spain but a series of injuries derailed his progression. He's a star player for Zinedine Zidane's men but not a reliable one and therein lies the problem.
Isco and Liverpool transfer target Marco Asensio stepped up in his absence and made claims to be starters for the coming season, especially if the team is picked on form and not reputation.
José Mourinho is reportedly trying to “woo” for the former Spurs winger to Old Trafford. Marca claim Mourinho may shelve plans to bring Ivan Perišić to Manchester and instead concentrate all of his efforts on Bale as he looks to bring in a left-sided attacker during the window.
Negotiations with Inter Milan are at an impasse according to reports, with the Serie A side adamant that Anthony Martial is included in any deal for the Croatian.
PSG's Revolving Door
L'Equipe have revealed that to sign Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain must reduce their wage bill by over €30million.
This could see up to six players leaving the French capital. Ángel Di María, Arsenal linked Lucas Moura, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jesé, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Manchester United transfer target Serge Aurier could all be heading for the exit.
The Ligue 1 giants aren't done in the transfer market either. Le Parisien have suggested that after signing Dani Alves, Neymar has reportedly asked PSG to sign Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sánchez, another player of similar quality and keep Lucas Moura.
It’s difficult to see how all those moves would be possible while meeting FFP regulations, but everyone is allowed a wish list.
Bundesliga clubs to part with midfielders?
Bayern Munich outcast Renato Sanches wants a move to Milan this summer. “I don’t play much at Bayern, the Rossoneri option is a good opportunity, because I’d have more space.”
A former Manchester United transfer target, he could be set to join the Italian side on loan according to Corriere dello Sport. Milan have had a summer to remember and have improved their squad throughout. Sanches and a striker could be the cherry on top.
After rejecting multiple offers from Liverpool for Naby Keïta, Bild are now suggesting that the Bundesliga club are actively looking for direct replacements for the 22-year-old.
Liverpool haven’t given up, and it seems like they should be preparing another bid for the Guinean but it depends on how talks between the player's agent and RB Leipzig go today.