In today’s transfer rumours, Real Madrid have made contact with former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas about succeeding Zinedine Zidane as manager.
Arsenal are in talks to sign Sampdoria’s £22m defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira, 22, who is playing for Uruguay at the World Cup.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants one more signing before the World Cup and could revive a move for Tottenham’s £50m-rated Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld.
Liverpool will step up their efforts to land Switzerland’s Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 26, when he returns from the World Cup.
Tottenham have emerged as contenders in the race for Barcelona midfielder Rafinha. The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Inter Milan but the Italian club are not expected to pay the £30.8m needed to sign the Brazil international permanently by 30 June.