Transfer news and rumours of the day - 20th June 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lucas of PSG celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Arsenal FC and Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Lucas Moura is frustrated with life at Paris Saint-Germain
Sumedh Pande

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest update on some of the major happenings in world football which may change the complexion of a few clubs. So let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on June 20, 2017:

Serie A

Inter Milan keen on Paris Saint-Germain winger

Calciomercato report that Inter Milan have identified a perfect replacement for the departing Ivan Perisic. The Croatian has made up his mind about a move to Manchester United and Inter have decided to replace him with Lucas Moura. The PSG man is frustrated with his lack of minutes at the Parc des Princes and is desperate to leave. Inter can spend big this summer and will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the Brazilian winger.

Juventus and Dani Alves mutually decide to part ways

The Daily Mail understand that Juventus are ready to honour Dani Alves' wishing of leaving this summer and are ready to mutually terminate his contract. Earlier, Juventus wanted £5 million for the 34-year old but now have reversed that decision in a change of heart. Chelsea and Manchester City remain interested in the full-back.

Meanwhile, Juventus’ three choices of replacements for Dani Alves revealed

Alves was a crucial member of Massimiliano Allegri's team in Turin but with the Brazilian on his way to England, Juventus have to replace him with an able fullback/wingback. They were interested in Matteo De Sciglio but have now entered the race for Arsenal's Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard wants to leave Arsenal this summer with FC Barcelona keen on a reunion. The third option for Juventus is Manchester United's Matteo Darmian who has previously been linked with them before he moved to England.


Landry Dimata will play for Wolfsburg next season

Wolfsburg sign promising Belgian forward

The Bundesliga club have signed Landry Dimata from Belgian club Oostende for a fee reported to be around €10 million. He is an agile forward who emerged on the scene in Belgium this year and garnered rave reviews for his season with Oostende.

He scored 11 goals in 24 league games and had also featured for the Belgium U-21 side. On his arrival, sporting director Olaf Rebbe said, "We are delighted to have now secured his services. Landry is characterised by his extreme pace and boundless determination. He will certainly develop further still with us."

Werder Bremen midfielder set for loan spell

Laszlo Kleinhesler has agreed a year-long loan spell to Kazakhstan champions, FC Astana. The 23-year old signed for Bremen two years ago and started 6 games for them last season. The Hungarian now joins Astana for a solitary season with the Kazakh club having an option to sign him permanently after the loan spell ends.

Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal takes on Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City during the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images,)
The Ox is wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool

Chelsea enter race for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Premier League side Arsenal have not yet made a formal offer of extension for Chamberlain with the winger still in the dark about his future. Liverpool are monitoring the situation whereas the Mirror now claim that Chelsea have decided to enter the race for the 23-year old. Antonio Conte is impressed by Chamberlain's work rate and versatility and sees him as a brilliant squad player. The England international has a lot of options available in front of him and is set to leave with Arsenal unsure about keeping him.

West Ham United want Joe Hart

After signing Pablo Zabaleta on a Bosman transfer, West Ham have set their sights on another Manchester City player. This time it is Joe Hart who has badly gone out of favour at the Etihad and wants out. Hart prefers a move to England as the Hammers seem to be the only realistic option for him at the moment. The Telegraph report that Slaven Bilic wants an upgrade on current no.1 Darren Randolph and feels that a player of Joe Hart's level can be of great help to his side.

West Bromwich Albion close to signing Jay Rodriguez

The Baggies need a striker this summer to complement Solomon Rondon and have zeroed in on Southampton's Jay Rodriguez. The forward is eager on leaving St. Mary's this summer with the Telegraph reporting a £12 million bid incoming for Rodriguez. Southampton will not come in his way and will let him leave for the decided price.

La Liga

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 07: Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund reacts to missing a chance during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu on December 7, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
FC Barcelona want Ousmane Dembele this summer

FC Barcelona planning a world record move for French sensation

Bild claims that the Catalans are ready to break the bank for Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele. Barcelona's sporting director Robert Fernandez is a big fan of the French winger and wants to sign him at any cost. He has three years left on his contract with Dortmund wanting close to £80 million for their prized asset. This will make his transfer the costliest in Germany's history. This transfer could be Barcelona's answer to Real Madrid's probable marquee signing, Kylian Mbappe.

Also read: Reports: Barcelona preparing 'cash+player' bid for Arsenal star

Real Madrid in talks with N’Golo Kante

Zinedine Zidane wants competition at all the positions in his Real Madrid team and therefore wants a defensive midfielder to challenge Casemiro for a starting role. For this, Real Madrid want Chelsea's N’Golo Kante who has been the best Premier League player for the last two seasons. Los Blancos’ club hierarchy are big fans of the French workhorse and are ready to sign him at a world record price, according to Don Balon.

Sevilla to re-sign Ever Banega

After spending just a season in Italy with Inter Milan, Ever Banega wants a return to his former side, Sevilla. Banega was a crowd favourite in Seville with club president Jose Castro now confirming the club's interest in their former star. In his two seasons with Sevilla, Banega won back to back Europa League titles. Along with the Argentine midfielder, Sevilla are also in talks to sign Stefan Jovetic on a permanent basis.

Rest of Europe

MARINHA GRANDE, PORTUGAL - MARCH 26:  Portugal's midfielder Ruben Neves in action during the U21 International Friendly between Portugal and Denmark on March 26, 2015 in Marinha Grande, Portugal.  (Photo by Gulater Fatia/Getty Images)
Ruben Neves is becoming the most wanted man in Europe

Ruben Neves is a wanted man in Europe

The Mirror claims that a three-way race has started for the signature of FC Porto wonder kid Ruben Neves. He is arguably the best young talent in Portugal right now with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool going head to head for the 20-year old. It is also said that Juventus have entered the race as they see Neves as a long-term solution to their midfield. He has a release clause of close to £40 million with the player and the club having selection problems aplenty.

Auxerre midfielder set to join Premier League club

Huddersfield Town are preparing a bid for Ligue 2 side Auxerre's defensive midfielder Brahim Konate. Get French Football news have claimed that Konate wants to leave the French club this summer with Standard Liege also monitoring the situation. The Premier League new boys are the favourites to sign him with manager David Wagner keen on signing Konate.

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