The Premier League season is now finished, which means for most clubs, attentions now turn to the building for 2019/20. With that, naturally, comes a fresh dose of rumour-y goodness.
Here are eight of Monday's best, fresh off the press.
Benfica Close in on Barcelona Keeper
According to Mundo Deportivo's Francesc Aguilar, he is all but certain to be off to Portugal, to join Benfica on a deal which seems likely to be a loan - at least initially.
El acuerdo entre Benfica y Barça por Jasper Cillesen está cerrado. El portero holandés jugará en el club lisboeta.— Francesc Aguilar (@FApor_elmundo) May 12, 2019
Youri Tielemans Dashes Leicester's Hopes of Permanent Move
Since arriving at Leicester on loan in January, Youri Tielemans has shown the Premier League exactly why he is one of the most exciting midfield prospects in Europe, leading to speculation that the Foxes could kick-start the Brendan Rodgers era with a permanent move for the Belgian.
Whether or not he fancies it himself, however, remains to be seen, as he told VTMNieuws:
Since sacking and reappointing Leonardo Jardim, Monaco have got it together somewhat, but are still in danger of relegation, out of the relegation playoff zone only on goal difference. You would imagine their fate will play a part in his future.
Roy Hodgson Speaks on Crystal Palace's Chances of Signing Michy Batshuayi
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has enjoyed a productive spell on loan across the city at Crystal Palace, netting six goals in 13 games so far, but manager Roy Hodgson sounds less than positive about his side's chances of landing him on a permanent deal.
"Conviction didn't need strengthening it's just not in our hands," the boss said, as quoted by Football London. "That's the thing, when players belong to another club you can say 'we would like him' but then there has to be an agreement struck between the two clubs."
It's worth remembering that Chelsea paid £35m to sign him three years ago, so perhaps Roy's realism is well placed.
Crystal Palace and Bournemouth to Do Battle Over Stoke City Keeper
Sticking in the south, both Palace and Bournemouth look set to offer Jack Butland a route out of Championship purgatory in the summer, after his side's dismal 16th-place finish in their first season down.
That's the story from Stoke on Trent Live, at least, who report that sources close to the player want a move to a top six club (how?) but feel that it is a straight toss-up between these two.
It's pretty clear that he wants back into the top flight to boost his England prospects, and with Jordan Pickford now well-established as the number one, the 26-year-old has a fair shift to put in to that end.
Arsenal Scouting Brazilian Wonderkid
According to a UOL journalist, Arsenal could land 18-year-old Bahia midfielder Ramires in January. Arsenal are in a battle with Atletico Madrid for him. UOL rumour that Adidas are seeking to sign Ramires up to a global contract, which hints at the possible move to Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/mvanWpNUiE— ArsenalArena (@ArsenalArena) November 8, 2018
Arsenal were linked with a move for Baha's
Aston Villa to Make £25m Move for Tammy Abraham if They Get Promotion
Tottenham to Take Advantage of Barcelona Exodus With Move for Malcom
Manuel Pellegrini Admits Holding Onto Declan Rice Could Prove 'Impossible'
“It's impossible, I cannot know the future," he said, via the Mirror.
Source : 90min