With the pause button hit on the vast majority of domestic leagues across the world following the Coronavirus crisis, there is little on-field action to enjoy.
However, off the field, the transfer rumour mill has been cranked into overdrive, with countless combinations of players and potential suitors spun into headlines, with links ranging from the tenuous to the more concrete.
With recruitment departments and management teams now able to fully focus on re-tooling their squad between now and the probably resumption of major club football later this year, the market is gearing up for what could be an incredibly busy period.
To help you keep on top of all the latest rumours and possible transfers, we will sift through dozens of sources to maintain a page of daily transfer updates for you here.
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Neuer to make an Allianz Arena exit?
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has tipped stopper Manuel Neuer to leave the Bundesliga champions this summer, in a revelation that will be music to the ears of Chelsea.
The Blues are in the market for a new number one this summer to replace the ailing Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Manuel Neuer would arrive at Stamford Bride with plenty of top-class pedigree.
The 34-year old was an ever present for Bayern Munich in the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign before the season was postponed last month.
United to break world transfer record?
Stories linking Manchester United with a money-spinning move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly continue to surface in Italy, with the latest reports suggesting that United are ready to part with €90 to land the centre-half.
Koulibaly is considered one of the best players in the world in his position, though United might be reluctant to part with another world record fee for a defender having splashed out £80m on current club captain Harry Maguire last summer.
Hammers eye new number one
West Ham are weighing up a move for Olympiakos goalkeeper Jose Sa, according to reports in Greece.
The Portuguese net minder enjoyed a fine season between the sticks for the Greek giants before the season was ended prematurely, and his performances put him firmly on the radar of a number of clubs from Europe’s major leagues.
Olympiakos are believed to value Sa at around €13m – a fee that West Ham are thought to be willing to pay.
United and Arsenal go head-to-head for Real starlet
Manchester United and Arsenal are ready to battle it out for the signature of Real Madrid prospect César Gelabert, according to reports in Spain.
The highly-regarded 19-year old midfielder is considered one of the “jewels” of Real’s academy, and Gelabert has also been linked with moves to Lyon in France, Borussia Dortmund in Germany and with Los Blancos’ rivals Barcelona in Spain.
Dortmund identify Sancho replacement
Borussia Dortmund have opened talks with La Liga side Valencia over the possible signing of winger Ferran Torres, according to the latest gossip.
Dortmund are resigned to losing England international Jadon Sancho this summer and have identified Torres as an ideal replacement for the prolific wide attacker.
Interest in Torres is high however, and Dortmund could face stiff competition from Real Madrid for the 20-year old’s signature.
Kean keen on Serie A return?
Underperforming Everton youngster Moise Kean is looking to engineer a Premier League exit, just 10 months after he joined the Toffees from Juventus.
Kean arrived in England with a burgeoning reputation, but has so far failed up to his billing, scoring just one Premier League goal in 22 appearances in Everton blue.
Now Roma are believed to be offering Kean an escape route back to Italy, and if the Giallorossi’s interest is concrete, Everton are unlikely to resist the 20-year old’s desire to return to his homeland.
Milan line up Silva swoop
AC Milan are targeting a sensational move to sign Manchester City schemer David Silva this summer, according to reports in Italy.
The 34-year old’s contract with the Citizens expires this summer, and the Spaniard is expected to leave the Etihad Stadium in search of a new challenge.
Silva had been widely tipped to move to the MLS with David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise, however, AC Milan’s interest and the prospect of playing top level football in Serie A could turn the creative midfielder’s head.