Arsenal and Chelsea have scouted Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams multiple times, eyeing him as a potential fit for the Premier League. Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea are interested in signing Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma from Brighton. The negotiations for Paris St-Germain's Kylian Mbappe to join Real Madrid have hit a snag, with the club struggling to reach an agreement with his agent. Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti suggested that the team may not need Mbappe, claiming to have the "best six players in the world." Several clubs, including Liverpool and Arsenal, are expected to bid for Wolves' Pedro Neto this summer. Bayer Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso is likely to remain as the manager next season, despite links to Liverpool. AC Milan's Francesco Camarda will sign his first professional contract despite interest from Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. Newcastle is considering signing Bournemouth's Lloyd Kelly, while Barcelona is determined to hold onto Ferran Torres. Jose Mourinho is prepared to take over as Bayern Munich manager if Thomas Tuchel is sacked. Liverpool is planning to offer Trent Alexander-Arnold a new long-term deal and is also monitoring Fulham's Tosin Adarabioyo for a potential move this summer. Sheffield Wednesday is eyeing a bid for Orlando City forward Duncan McGuire if they avoid relegation, and Lille's Yusuf Yazici is likely to leave the club when his contract runs out. La Liga president Javier Tebas revealed that Lionel Messi was close to returning to Barcelona last summer.

By the Numbers
  • Arsenal and Chelsea scouted Nico Williams, 21, from Athletic Bilbao multiple times.
  • 26-year-old Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma is being pursued by Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea.
  • Paris St-Germain's 25-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe has not agreed terms with Real Madrid.
  • 23-year-old Pedro Neto is anticipated to attract bids this summer, with interest from Liverpool and Arsenal.
Bottom Line

Clubs are actively scouting and vying for young talents, with negotiations for high-profile players such as Kylian Mbappe facing obstacles. The managerial landscape is also poised for potential changes, while Liverpool is focused on securing key players for the long term.