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Live Transfer Blog: Rumours and deals from EPL, La Liga and rest of Europe - 5th June

All the Rumours and confirmed deals from the best and the worst of Europe.
Updated: 05 June 2017 20:00 IST - Published: 05 June 2017 11:50 IST
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That's all we have in today's edition of the Daily Transfer Blog, we will be back again tomorrow with the latest transfer news and rumors from all around Europe. Until then, this is Nived Zenith signing off! Ciao
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West Brom are set to launch a bid for Arsenal full back Kieran Gibbs according to the Daily Star. The player is reportedly angling for a move away from the Emirates in search of better game time.
Gibbs could seek greener pastures in the summer!
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AC Milan are reportedly interested in making a bid for Chelsea striker Diego Costa after Alvaro Morata recently ruled out a move to the Serie A according to the London Evening Standard
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Arsenal become the latest club to join the race for Juventus defender Alex Sandro according to Calciomercato.it. The Gunners will battle it out with premier league rivals Manchester City and Chelsea for the €40m-rated star. 
Sandro is attracting serious interest from the Premier League!
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Barcelona are planning a £44M bid for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin after manager Ernesto Valverde gave the green signal for the swoop according to the Daily Mail
Bellerin has put in a real shift for Arsenal this season!
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The Sun report that new Zenit St. Petersburg manager Robert Mancini looks forward to reuniting with Nice striker Mario Balotelli. The 26-year-old Italian is also wanted by clubs like Borussia Dortmund and Olympique de Marseille.
Mario Balotelli is out of contract this summer
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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly looking into Juventus manager Max Allegri to take on the reigns at the French capital in the summer according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. The French club are willing to promise him a contract worth €10m-a-year (£8.7m). 
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Roma's Mohamed Salah has been on Liverpool's wish list for a long time now. After rejecting a previous £28 million bid from the Merseysiders, the Egypt international is closing on a £35 million move to Anfield, according to The Mirror. He is expected to sign a £100,000-a-week contract. 
Salah back to the Premier League?
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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed on twitter that they have completed the signing of the young French prospect Dan Axel Zagadou (18) from PSG.
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Newly appointed Watford Boss Marcos Silva will look into his former club Hull City to try and prize away his former players Kamil Grosicki, Omar Elabdellaoui and Eldin Jakupovic according to reports from the Daily Mail.
Marcos Silva set to raid Hull City.
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Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa is attracting a lot of interest from all across Europe with Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG all keeping tabs on the Brazilian after it was reported that he would be available for a fee of €40m (£34.9m).
Douglas Costa will be an exciting addition to any squad.
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New Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is set to offer a new contract for Brazilian midfielder Rafinha according to Sport. The player struggled for game time under former boss Luis Enrique and is being linked with Liverpool and Juventus this summer. 
Rafinha made only 18 appearances last season for Barcelona
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Manchester City are close to completing a £40M deal for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker according to the Sun.
Walker is reportedly on the cusp of leaving Tottenham
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Chelsea star Eden Hazard is open to a move to Real Madrid according to the Daily Mail. When asked of his thoughts on the move, Hazard said: “Of course, I would listen. Honestly, I do not know what offers will arrive. I only know that I have three years under contract at Chelsea. I have not met with the management (for contract talks). First, I have to play two matches in Belgium. They are the most important thing now. Then follows a month of holiday. And frankly, I would want to think about football as little as possible.”
Hazard played an instrumental role in Chelsea's league triumph
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Southampton's 25-year-old defender Virgil van Dijk has offers all over his table. After receiving interests from Manchester City and Chelsea, Liverpool look keen to land the Saints player, as their tradition.
However, van Dijk has reportedly decided that he wants to join Manchester City and has agreed to a £60 million deal. According to Echo, Liverpool still hope to sign the player on a £200,000-a-week contract, beating City's £180,000-a-week deal.
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Kevin-Prince Boateng has signed a new three-year deal with UD Las Palmas. According to Sport, Boateng has expressed his contentment with the Gran Canarian club saying that he has found 'happiness' there and wishes to continue playing at the club.
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Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri, who is linked with many clubs, has said that he doesn't want to leave the Potters unless a big club comes calling in. In an interview with Swiss paper Blick, Shaqiri said, " I have a contract with Stoke until 2020. If I were to leave Stoke, it would have to be a step up for me. Everything would have to be right."
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Liverpool are reportedly planning to bring in Olympique Lyonnais talisman Alexandre Lacazette. After Lacazette's intended move to Atletico Madrid was ruled out due to their transfer ban, Liverpool and Manchester United are most likely to sign the 26-year-old.
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Chelsea are reportedly aiming for Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Corentin Tolisso. The Blues were previously looking to land Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko, but they are now shifting their attention towards the 22-year-old as Antonio Conte's side are getting frustrated by the dragged out talks with the French champions, according to British media outlet Metro.
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According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are looking to restart their pursuit for Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele. The Blaugranas couldn't sign the 20-year-old last season but are confident enough to land him this summer.
Dembele could move to his dream club this transfer window


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Manchester United are the latest club to pursue Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old has ignited interests from Real Madrid and Arsenal. After Antoine Griezmann confirmed his future at Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho wants to splash the cash and battle for the £100 million-rated starlet.
Kylian Mbappe is the most wanted player in Europe right now
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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud insists that his "future lies in England." The 30-year-old Frenchman was enquired about by Marseille, but in an interview with Telefoot, Giroud said, "I am not insensitive to the approaches of the French clubs and especially that of Marseille. But my future is in the Premier League. I still have titles to win. After the FA Cup, we will go for the league title. That’s my goal."
Olivier Giroud wants to win more titles in England
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Manchester United star Anthony Martial, who was linked with a move back to France, has no intention of leaving the club, according to Martial's agent. In an interview, his agent said, "Martial has two years left, and there is no reason for him to leave Manchester today."

Jose Mourinho wants Martial to offer more to the team if he stays at the club next season.
Anthony Martial does not want to leave Old Trafford
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Barcelona intend to bring back their youth product Gerard Deulofeu. The club sold Deulofeu to Everton in 2015, and the player has spent the 2016/17 season on loan at AC Milan. In an interview with TV3, Barcelona's sporting director Robert Fernandez said that Deulofeu is absolutely an option for the future.

The Catalans have a buyback option for the player and would cost them €12 million.
Gerard Deulofeu eyes a return to his childhood club