With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.
Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day. Here at Soccerlens, in our daily transfer news roundup column, we will bring you the latest stories from over the last 24 hours.
Liverpool interested in Mateo Kovacic
Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic has been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
The Croatian central midfielder has struggled to get going due to lack of first team football, ever since he joined Los Blancos. The likes of Kroos, Modric, Casemiro and Isco are all understandably ahead of him in the pecking order.
According to recent reports, Liverpool could make a move for the Real Madrid midfielder this summer. Apparently, the Spanish giants are willing to sell the player for a fee of 24 million pounds.
He has also been linked with a loan move to Roma. The player is thought to be interested in a move back to Serie A.
The report from also adds that Kovacic made just eight starts last season and Klopp is interested in providing him with much needed game time at Liverpool next season.
Manchester United submit bid for Adam Ounas
According to reports in France, Manchester United have submitted a 10 million Euros bid for the Bordeaux winger Adam Ounas.
The highly talented midfielder is regarded as one of the best prospects in Ligue 1 right now and Jose Mourinho is thought to be keen on signing him before his stock rises.
Ounas can play as an attacking midfielder centrally as well as out wide. The 19 year old is a fantastic dribbler with excellent technique.
However, there have been negative reports about his poor attitude during his time at the Bordeaux academy and Manchester United will be hoping that the youngster can mature with time and fulfill his potential.
Manchester United initiate contact with Breel Embolo
Manchester United’s interest in the Swiss striker Breel Embolo is no secret at this point.
The Old Trafford giants want to sign the best talent to come out of the Basel academy and are prepared to break the bank for him.
Embolo is a target for German side RB Leipzig as well, but Manchester United are prepared to offer him a lucrative contract in order to secure his services.
Embolo is a striker who plays as a wide forward as well and will add much needed pace and versatility to Mourinho’s attack next season.
According to Bild, Manchester United have already approached the player’s representatives about a transfer and will make a bid in the coming weeks.
Antonio Conte wants Cuadrado at Chelsea next season
The South American winger plays on the right of a 3-5-2 and that suits Conte’s style perfectly. The Italian manager apparently wants Cuadrado to return to Stamford Bridge and play under him next season.
The player is still contracted to Chelsea and if Conte vetoes a sale, he will have no choice but to return.
Juventus are thought to be interested in signing him permanently, but the appointment of Conte has changed things.
Cuadrado joined Chelsea in January 2015 for 26 million pounds and was loaned out at the end of the season after failing to impress Mourinho.
As things stand, the player is probably heading back to Chelsea for pre-season training and unless he decides to submit a transfer request and force a move, he will continue at Chelsea under Conte next season.