Another day, another fresh wave of transfer rumours sweeps across cyberspace, and there’s some biggies this morning!
It looks like Liverpool may have to brace themselves for a huge double blow over the coming days, with both two of the biggest names at the club set to walk out if sources are to be believed.
Here’s all of today’s juiciest morsels, collected in one convenient place for your perusal…
With the club seemingly being on the cusp of losing their manager, Liverpool also look to be facing a battle to keep their captain at the club. It has emerged that Real Madrid president has made Steven Gerrard his top transfer priority, and is preparing a £30 million offer to tempt the influential midfielder into swap Anfield for the Bernabeu. (Daily Telegraph/MARCA)
In further Arsenal news, the Gunners have again been linked with a move for Chelsea’s want-away winger Joe Cole – but the England man has refused to make any decisions regarding his future until after the World Cup. (Daily Mirror)
German international defender Jerome Boateng has confirmed he is set to become a Manchester City player before the World Cup begins next week, following the completion of his €12.5m move from Bundesliga side Hamburger SV. (Daily Star)
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is rumoured to have met Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic whilst both were on holiday in Miami, to discuss a move that would see the Swedish target man join the Premier League champions. (IMScouting)
Aston Villa utility man James Milner has again refused to commit his future to the club – heightening speculation that his is to join Manchester City, who are more than willing to meet Villa’s £30 million valuation of the promising midfielder. (Daily Express)
Fulham have agreed a £2 million fee with Lyon for striker Frederic Piquionne, who spent last season on loan at Portsmouth. (Mirror)
Barcelona are mulling over a shock move for Bayern Munich’s Champions League hero Arjen Robben. The Dutchman is thought to be valued at around €40 million by the German double-winners. (FootballPress)
Juventus will make an ambitious bid for Bayern Munich’s bench-bound striker Mario Gomez, but only if negotiations over a move for Sampdoria’s Giampaolo Pazzini fall through. (4-4-2)
Fiorentina are close to tying up a €9 million deal for Udinese playmaker Gaetano D’Agostino. (Firenze Viola)
Roma will turn to Benfica’s Brazilian centre-back Luisao if they fail to secure the permanent signing of Inter Milan defender Nicolas Burdisso. The Argentinian international spent last season on loan at the Giallorossi. (Roma News)
AC Milan have issued a ‘hands-off’ warning to Benfica, insisting that striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is not for sale. The Portuguese giants are reportedly planning to move for Huntelaar should Oscar Cardozo leave the Estadio da Luz over the summer (Goal)
Real Madrid’s Dutch left-back Royston Drenthe looks to be on the verge of completing a move to Germany with Hamburg SV. (4-4-2)