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Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 18th May 2017

A quick look at all the top transfer news of the day.

Rumors 18 May 2017, 21:15 IST
ROME, ITALY - MAY 17:  Dani Alves of Juventus FC celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the TIM Cup Final match between SS Lazio and Juventus FC at Olimpico Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
Dani Alves might be heading to the Premier League soon

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest update on some of the biggest names in world football like Dani Alves and much more. So let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on May 18, 2017:

Tottenham Hotspur identify Kyle Walker replacement

A special report from Yahoo has claimed that with Kyle Walker ready to leave North London this summer, Mauricio Pochettino has decided to target Dani Alves for a two-year stint with the Lilywhites. The Brazilian has one year left on his contract and might be attracted by the prospect of trying himself out in the Premier League before he announces retirement.

He has been sensational for the Bianconeri in the Champions League this season and Spurs will be punching above their weight if they get to sign one of the most decorated players in world football at the moment. It is also said that Walker is on his way to Manchester City with Pep Guardiola ready to meet the player's £40 million valuations.

AC Milan latest club to keep tabs on Real Madrid midfielder

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 29: Luka Modric (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Carlos Soler (L) of Valencia CF during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 29, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Modric is spending his last few weeks with the Spanish giants

As we had reported on our roundup two days ago, Luka Modric is all set to leave Los Blancos after the Champions League final as Zinedine Zidane wants to make his side more youthful. Chelsea and Arsenal have registered interest but the latest club to arrive on the scene is AC Milan.

Don Balon reports that Rossoneri see the Croatian as the perfect player to kick-start their bid of regaining lost ground in Serie A. Modric will be offered a leader's role at the San Siro and the same wages as at the Bernabeu which may tilt Modric's decision to join Milan ahead of the London clubs.

Wenger wants to replace Hector Bellerin with out of favour Real Madrid defender

GRANADA, SPAIN - MAY 06:  Danilo of Real Madrid CF ilooks on during the La Liga match between Granada CF v Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on May 6, 2017 in Granada, Spain.  (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)
Arsene Wenger has set his sights on Danilo

With FC Barcelona all set to lure the Spanish defender back to his first club, Arsene Wenger has decided who will replace Hector Bellerin at the Emirates. The Frenchman has zeroed in on Real Madrid's Danilo who has faced a lot of flak this season because of his inconsistent performances.

But according to Don Balon, the Brazilian is seen as a talented right back by the people associated with the Gunners as they feel that a move to Premier League might bring out the best in Danilo. 

Premier League clubs keeping close eye on talented English custodian

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  Jack Butland of Stoke City gives instructions during the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Butland is a summer target for many top PL clubs

Daily Mirror has claimed that the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are all looking at a prospective deal for Stoke City's Jack Butland in the summer. Butland is considered as one of the hottest properties in English football currently and he is ready to command a huge fee from one of his potential suitors.

Chelsea seems the most likely option at the moment with backup keeper Asmir Begovic ready to change loyalties for Eddie Howe's Bournemouth next season.

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