￼Inaki Williams could be in line for a summer move to Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp ready to trigger the striker's release clause. T...
￼Inaki Williams could be in line for a summer move to Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp ready to trigger the striker's release clause.
Transfer deadline day has come and gone, but Transfer Talk is already monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out all the latest deals here.
Liverpool lead chase for Athletic star
Liverpool are ready to meet the €50 million release clause for Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams in the summer.
The 22-year-old is regarded as a massive talent across Europe, with Borussia Dortmund also said to have taken note of his promise.
But Calcio Mercato claims Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is leading the chase for Williams and hopes to convince the once-capped Spain international to move to the Premier League.
Williams made headlines this week after talking about how he would approach leaving Bilbao, but also said: "Staying put is my first option right now."
Real to offer Benzema new deal
AS reports that Karim Benzema, 29, will be offered a new contract with Real Madrid that will tie him to the club until his 34th birthday.
There had been doubts about Benzema's future beyond the summer, with Arsenal said to be a long-term admirer of the France international striker. However, a new deal, that would see his stay with Los Blancos extend over a decade, should end that speculation.
￼Karim Benzema could be set for an extended stay at the Bernabeu, with Real set to offer him a new deal.
However, by extending Benzema's contract, further uncertainty is placed on Alvaro Morata, who has been unable to displace Benzema regularly in manager Zinedine Zidane's starting XI and could become available for transfer.
The Daily Mirror picks up the thread, and reckons Juventus, Arsenal and Chelsea would all be interested in Morata, 24, if he leaves the Bernabeu.
Spurs monitoring Leicester's Gray
Leicester City's Demarai Gray has been added to Tottenham Hotspur's list of potential candidates to strengthen their attacking options next season, according to the London Evening Standard.
Spurs have supposedly been watching the 20-year-old for some time, and he joins Wilfried Zaha and Ross Barkley on their summer shopping list after Moussa Sissoko's relative failure to impress during his debut campaign at the club.
Gray, who is under contract until 2020, could potentially come on the market if the Foxes are relegated, but if that happens, Liverpool and others would also register an interest in the promising attacker.
Real Madrid could move for Manchester United's David de Gea, 26, or Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois, 24, as the Spanish club look to offload current goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 30. (Sun)
However, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Real Madrid will not adopt any underhand tactics if they try to sign De Gea in the summer and insisted the Spaniard is happy to play for him. (Daily Mail)
And Mourinho insists he will improve his squad in the summer but will not make as many signings as in recent transfer windows. (Manchester United official website)
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says he would "love" to sign Jack Wilshere, 25, permanently when the midfielder's season-long loan from Arsenal ends, but is yet to hold talks with the player. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has played down speculation linking midfielder Willian, 28, with a move to Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)
Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel insists that he is happy at the Bundesliga club and knows nothing about speculation linking him to Arsenal. (Independent)
And Wenger is still yet to decide whether he will leave the Gunners, with even the Frenchman's closest colleagues unsure on his future. (Independent)
West Ham have lined up a move for Manchester City's France international full-back Bacary Sagna, 33. (Daily Mirror)
City meanwhile could try and sign Tottenham's England full-back Kyle Walker, 26, as a replacement. (Daily Telegraph)
Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri is eager to keep Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley, 27, at Vicarage Road beyond the end of the season. (BT Sport)
Athletic Bilbao's Spanish forward Inaki Williams, 22, has admitted that he is "very lucky" to be linked with a move to Liverpool. (Sportium, in Spanish)
England could be banned from future World Cups if the UK government chooses to legislate to force through reforms at the Football Association.(Daily Telegraph)
Juan Mata insists he is happy at Manchester United - but the 28-year-old midfielder has ambitions to return to Spain before his playing days are over.(Manchester Evening News)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was unhappy with Anthony Martial's response to recent clear-the-air talks between the pair, and his future at the club is now in doubt. (Sun)
Mourinho says he tried to buy Antonio Valencia, 31, when he was Real Madrid manager, but Manchester United refused to sell the Ecuador international. (Daily Mail)
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, spoke with Ronald Koeman about his manager's regular public criticism of the player earlier this season. (Daily Telegraph)
Koeman has laughed off Roberto Martinez's criticism of Everton's defending, saying his predecessor as manager "is a really good talker". (Liverpool Echo)
Real Madrid are hopeful Wales forward Gareth Bale, 27, will return from an ankle injury on 7 March. (Sky Sports)
Chelsea's hopes of signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, could be boosted by fellow forward Karim Benzema, 29, signing a new deal at the Spanish giants. (AS)