Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is currently in talks with Premier League side PSG in a bid to extend his stay in the French capital beyond the end of the season. The 25-year-old has been a regular starter in the principality since joining from Chelsea in the summer of 2017. However, the former Chelsea and Manchester United striker would draw interest from the Turin giants given the financial muscle they wield to make a play for a player who is still on the rise despite already becoming one of the most coveted forwards in Europe.
Croatian 21-year-old has been one of the stand out players for the Paris Saint-Germain this season, but he wants to leave France.
19:03 ET Nick JuddTransfer Writer With most of Europe’s major seasons coming to an end, the rumour mill is in full swing as clubs ponder their moves for the upcoming transfer window. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all the official proposals here.
MAIN STORY : PSG want Keane back, but striker considers return to Juve
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano thinks Paris Saint-Germain want to loan Moise Keane for a second season. PSG have loaned Keane to Everton for the 2020-21 season and have been so impressed with his form, scoring 17 goals in 41 appearances, that they are willing to pay an extra amount to secure his services for the 2021-22 season. However, Everton have been without a manager since Carlo Ancelotti returned to Real Madrid, meaning no decision on the 21-year-old’s future is likely to be made until a new coach is appointed. Will Moise Keane return to the French capital for a second season at PSG? Aurélien Meunier/PSG/Getty Images Keane’s final transfer value is estimated at around €45 million. Another obstacle to a win in France is that Keane is also reportedly interested in returning to Juventus, where he could play under new coach Massimiliano Allegri. Keane played under Allegri in his first spell at the club and scored eight goals in 21 appearances. Keane was considered a marginal player at the time and was expected to leave the Old Lady for Everton in 2019.
– According to Belgian publication Nieuwsblad, Arsenal are considering buying Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokongathis summer. Lokonga, 21, could be an alternative to Brighton & Hove Albion player Yves Bissouma, another target for the north London club, who are reportedly asking for around £40m. Arsenal have had their eye on Lokonga since 2019 and will have to pay between £13m and £17m to get him. The midfielder has one year left on his contract, which means Anderlecht will be willing to part with him so as not to lose him for nothing next year. – Barnwell’s best moves: 100-51 | 50-1 – January transfer results – recent major transfers – According to Dutch broadcaster NOS, Arsenal are also considering buying Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onanat a reduced rate. The 25-year-old was suspended in February after testing positive for furosemide, but his suspension could be reduced following an appeal. Ajax have decided to say goodbye to Onana after failing to agree a new deal following the expiry of his current contract next summer. – According to Eurosport, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is personally handling the transfer of Romelu Lukaku ( ) from Internazionale to Chelsea. The Belgian striker is reportedly the Blues’ favourite target. Abramovich believes the 28-year-old is best placed to lead the title race next season. Manchester City are also showing interest and could be willing to offer a high salary, although their next move will depend on their ability to contract Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. – Lionel Messi is close to signing a new two-year contract at Barcelona, reports AS. The deal would bring the 33-year-old Argentine striker closer to the end of his career, with his latest move to Newell’s Old Boys a likely destination to end his playing career. Some structural details of the deal have yet to be agreed, but the arrival of Joan Laporta as president and his compatriot Sergio Aguero means Messi is increasingly keen to stay. – Atletico Madrid could launch a deal to acquire left winger Marc Cucurella ( ) from Getafe ( ) to strengthen their left wing. According to Marca, Diego Simeone is a big fan of the 22-year-old’s versatility. He can play on the wing, on the left wing and on the defender’s flank, and it will cost around 15 million euros to get him. The Barcelona academy graduate has scored three goals and provided two assists for Getafe this season. – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been given the green light to make a bid for Harry Kanebe, reports The Telegraph. The Catalan coach suggests strengthening his team in two key areas: He wants to bring in midfielder Kane and Aston Villa midfielder , Jack Grealish.