The winter transfer window is closed -- but now it's time to look ahead to the summer! Here are the new rumours floating around following the Jan. 31 deadline day:
TOP STORY: Wolves to command record payday for Traore
Traore has enjoyed his best campaign in the Premier League and even admitted that he'd be interested in playing for Real Madrid or returning to Barcelona.
The report claims a number of top clubs are monitoring his situation at Molineux but they would need to offer around £90 million to secure his services.
After leaving Barcelona in 2015, Traore spent several seasons toiling at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough before hitting his stride under Nuno Espirito Santo.
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22.45 GMT: Here's a big one for our American followers: Bayern Munich have made a €20 million offer for Ajax and USMNT right-back Sergino Dest, according to De Telegraaf.
The Netherlands-born Dest, 19, has had a breakout season with Ajax and recently committed to play internationally for the United States. The youngster has a bright future and due to his American ties would also be a good edition for Bayern from a marketing perspective as the club continues to try and build their brand in the States.
Bayern also have a good recent track record with signing young CONCACAF players, as Canadian Alphonso Davies has made Bayern's starting left-back role his own at just 19.
21.54 GMT: Monaco have reportedly made a €15 million bid for Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sorloth, according to Turkish publication Fotospor.
The Norwegian, who failed to score in 16 games with the Eagles, has found his shooting boots in Turkey with Trabzonspor (21 goals in 31 games) and is drawing interest from around Europe. Sorloth was sent out on a two-year loan with a look to buy this summer, meaning Palace would not see any money if Sorloth was sold by the Turkish side.
21.03 GMT: After making just two loan signings in January, Arsenal are expected to undergo a major overhaul come the summer.
Turkish outlet Fanatik suggests one player Mikel Arteta and the Gunners could go for is Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu. The report claims that Arsenal are set to sign the 19-year-old in the summer, having monitored him closely over the last 18 months. The attacking midfielder is in the midst of a breakout season with the Dutch club, who reportedly want to sell the €20 million rated teen ahead of Euro 2020.
Arsenal have a lot of transfer business ahead of them and this summer we shall see if young Kokcu is part of the plan.
20.27 GMT: Former Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is still looking for a new club after leaving Turkish side Kayserispor.
Paraguayan outfit Olimpia have promised their supporters that they will sign the Togo international if they reach 20,000 members over the weekend. This seems like a publicity stunt but if the 35-year-old were to join Olimpia, he wouldn't be the only former City at the club, as Paraguay legend Roque Santa Cruz (38) is already with the club!
19.40 GMT: Wolves winger Adama Traore is enjoying a breakout season and finally fulfilling all the promise that surrounded him when he rose through Barcelona's La Masia.
Could the speedy and powerful wide man return to the Camp Nou? According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona are one of the clubs monitoring the now 24-year-old, who is reportedly being valued at over £90 million.
With Barcelona a team in transition and Ousmane Dembele's future at the club up for debate, Traore could be a dynamic young player who could reinvigorate the Blaugrana's attack. Traore earlier this month said he would never rule out a return to Barcelona or even a move to rivals Real Madrid.
19.01 GMT: Surprise top-four contenders Leicester City have done some shrewd business over the last few years and could be set for more this summer.
Turkish-Football.com, via Leicestershire Live, claims that the Foxes are closely monitoring Fenerbahce pair Ozan Tufan and Vedat Muriqi. The report adds that Leicester has recently had scouts in Turkey to watch the pair, with Tufan at the top of the list.
The defensive midfielder and Turkey international is expected to move to a bigger league this summer and is valued at €20 million.
18.22 GMT: Chris Smalling has enjoyed a fine spell of form since joining Roma on loan but where does the English defender's future lie?
Roma reportedly want to keep the 30-year-old in the Italian capital and have been given a £15 million price by Manchester United. Roma, as well as a handful of Premier League teams, are interested in the centre-back, according to TEAMtalk.
What's next for Smalling? Stay tuned...
17.39 GMT: Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said he believes Kylian Mbappe may need to move to La Liga if he is to establish himself as the best player in the world.
"I would like to see Kylian in La Liga," Emery is quoted as saying. "He could be the best player in the world and I think he could do it. If he joined a top Spanish club, he could achieve that."
Spaniard Emery coached Mbappe in Paris between 2017 and 2018.
17.00 GMT: Liverpool may soon have to make a decision over the future of 22-year-old Taiwo Awoniyi, who has failed to establish himself while on loan at Mainz this season.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder said: "There were and there are opportunities [for the player to move], but ultimately Liverpool and their management have the final decision.
"Unfortunately, he did not use his chances effectively. Now he is of course giving everything, given the competition he has ahead of him at the moment."
Awoniyi has had loan spells at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and Gent, among other clubs. Gent were forced to pay Liverpool a financial penalty as part of their deal last season after Awoniyi failed to start 70% of their matches.
16.25 GMT: Speaking of Manchester United... Striker Mason Greenwood will continue to be represented by his father, despite advances from multiple agencies.
According to the Daily Mail, some of the top agencies in Britain were keen to represent the 18-year-old, whose father negotiated the striker's first professional contract in 2018.
But Greenwood, who has 10 goals so far this season -- his first term at senior level -- will keep it in the family for the foreseeable future.
16.02 GMT: Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has been his side's standout player in recent seasons and could be in line for his senior England debut soon.
But is the 24-year-old also due a step up at club level? ESPN's Ale Moreno believes Grealish is the sort of midfielder Manchester United should be pursuing this summer...
15.25 GMT: While Tanganga seems to have a long future ahead of him at Tottenham, things aren't so certain for teammate Jan Vertonghen.
The Times have reported that the club are concerned the defender's playing days are nearing an end due to persistent ankle problems.
Vertonghen appeared close to tears when he was substituted early in the second half of his side's 3-2 FA Cup win over Southampton on Wednesday, but his agent dismissed suggestions the Belgium international's time in north London is running out.
"Jan is still super happy at Spurs and loves London -- he is still very committed," he said. "We haven't reached an agreement [over a new contract] as yet, but we don't rule out anything."
15.02 GMT: Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is in talks over a much improved deal with the club after breaking into the first team, according to the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old has emerged as a key part of Jose Mourinho's side in recent weeks, resulting in Tottenham accelerating conversations with the youngster over a new deal.
Tanganga's existing contract seems him earn £1,000 each week, but Spurs are reportedly set to increase that to approximately £15,000.
14.27 GMT: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has responded to reports that his club is after Lionel Messi by saying he hopes the Barcelona star stays at Camp Nou.
Sources have told ESPN that City are monitoring Messi's public fallout with Barcelona and believe they would be in the running if the Argentina captain decides to leave.
The 32-year-old has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave the club for free at the end of the season, although the full terms of the clause have not been made clear. Sources have told ESPN that while the clause is acknowledged, there is an acceptance on both sides Messi would not be allowed to leave for a rival, whether domestically or in the Champions League.
When Guardiola asked on Friday about potential interest in Messi, with whom he won two Champions Leagues and three La Liga titles during their four years working together, he told a news conference: "He's a player for Barcelona, he will stay there. That is my wish, [for him] to stay in Barcelona. I'm not going to talk about players from another club."
When pushed for his thoughts on Messi leaving Barca for any big European rival, Guardiola responded: "I think he's going to finish his career there."
13.45 GMT: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is planning a major overhaul of his under-performing squad in the summer and is prepared to let any of his biggest stars be sold, The Sun reports.
Club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, his fellow striker Alexander Lacazette and playmaker Mesut Ozil are not immune to the Spanish manager's clear-out, according to the paper.
Aubameyang and Ozil are both out of contract in 2021. Negotiations over a new deal with Aubameyang, who sources have told ESPN is being monitored by Barcelona, have been put off until the summer while the Gunners may want to get Ozil off the wage bill as he is the club's highest earner.
13.02 GMT: Real Madrid's interest in Kylian Mbappe is long-standing, and the Paris Saint-Germain striker's recent row with coach Thomas Tuchel could be a sign that he is ready to move. Could Real coach and France legen Zinedine Zidane be key to making the move happen?
12.27 GMT: Several of the Premier League's top clubs are reportedly interested in signing Adam Lallana on a free transfer this summer when his Liverpool contract expires.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Leicester City lead the chase for the midfielder, due to his previous working relationship with Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers.
The Daily Mail, meanwhile, lists north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal as monitoring the 31-year-old.
11.39 GMT: Premier League clubs have voted to change the closing date of the summer transfer window from next season. The deadline will fall in line with the other major European leagues again and close on Sept. 1.
At the start of the 2018-19 campaign, clubs voted to bring the deadline to the day before the start of the season but were targeted by European clubs who could continue to sign players.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp voiced his displeasure at the early closure of the window last season while former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino also said teams were "vulnerable."
11.13 GMT: Manchester United have lowered their asking price for Paul Pogba to £150m in a bid to ship him out of the club this summer, according to The Sun.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took his United squad to Marbella on Friday for a short training camp during the Premier League's first midseason break, but sources have told ESPN that Pogba won't be on the trip as his recovery from an ankle operation continues.
United were willing to offload the midfielder last summer but, according to The Sun, the price tag of £180m was too steep for Real Madrid and Juventus.
10.41 GMT: Tottenham's young forward Troy Parrott has signed a contract with the club that runs until 2023, the Londoners have announced.
Parrott, who turned 18 on Tuesday, has impressed with his performances at youth level for Spurs and the Republic of Ireland. Despite the long-term injury of Harry Kane, he has made just two first-team appearances for Spurs -- starting in the Carabao Cup tie at Colchester in September and making a late substitute appearance in December's 5-0 win over Burnley.
10.02 GMT: Former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman has urged the Reds to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield with Barcelona reportedly prepared to take a huge hit on the €160m they paid for him in 2018.
Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo say that Barca have accepted they will never recoup what the paid for Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich. They will instead look to bring in around €80m for the Brazilian this summer.
"I wouldn't mind seeing Coutinho back," McManaman said. "He's a brilliant player but a lot of it is just down to economics. If they can bring Coutinho back for a reasonable fee and potentially sell a couple of players who aren't playing regularly, then that could work.
"There are rumours that Xherdan Shaqiri may leave at the end of the season. Adam Lallana may want to play more often. If there's space available then I'd certainly like Coutinho back, as he was a wonderful player for Liverpool. He's that type of player that when plan A isn't working he can change the game."
Coutinho left Barcelona last summer after failing to make the grade at Camp Nou. He joined Bayern on loan, where he's scored seven goals in 26 appearances. The German giants have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season for €120m.
09.04 GMT: Paris Saint-Germain forward Angel Di Maria has said that he plans to retire at the club. Some of the 31-year-old's fellow Argentina internationals -- such as Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero -- have long spoken of their hopes to end their playing careers at their hometown clubs, but Di Maria said he wants the £44m move he made from Manchester United in 2015 to be the last one he makes.
"Honestly, from the day that I signed for PSG, I came up with the idea of ending my career here," he told the club's official magazine. "Over time, I have grown more convinced that my European career will end with Paris. I have lived five years of pure happiness with PSG.
"I have adapted well since I arrived -- both to the club and the city, which are magnificent. It is nice to be with a growing club. Besides, my family is really happy here. I really hope to end my European career here."
08.28 GMT: Real Madrid forward Vinicius says there is no possibility he will leave the club in the summer to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazil international was linked with PSG in the winter transfer window with the Ligue 1 champions' sporting director Leonardo a reported admirer of his compatriot.
Speaking after his team's elimination from the Copa del Rey after a 4-3 home loss to Real Sociedad (stream the replay on ESPN+ in the U.S.), Vinicius said when asked about PSG: "There's nothing. I want to continue at Real Madrid."
Vinicius has scored three goals and set up two more in 22 appearances for Madrid this season but has only started in 10 games.
08.00 GMT: Manchester United are facing disappointment in their attempts to join the race for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, sources have told ESPN, with the 22-year-old striker making it clear that he favours a summer move to Barcelona.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who failed to persuade Erling Haaland to reject Borussia Dortmund for Old Trafford following his exit from FC Salzburg last month, wants to add at least one striker to his squad during the summer window, with Argentina forward Martinez emerging as a top target.
The 22-year-old striker, who established himself in the Argentina squad alongside Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, has become one of the most sought after young strikers in Europe since arriving at Inter from Racing Club for £20 million in 2018.
United's scouting team believe he fits the profile of being able to develop and realise his potential at Old Trafford. But Solskjaer's side face serious competition for Martinez, nicknamed 'The Bull,' with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City all monitoring the player, who has a €111m release clause in his Inter contract.
United have been told that Barcelona are favourites to land Martinez at the end of the season due to the forward's preference for a move to the Camp Nou in order to play alongside international teammate Messi at club level.
PAPER TALK (by James Capps): Ajax's Onana prefers Prem move over Barcelona
The Daily Mail claims Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in signing Ajax's £50 million-rated goalkeeper Andre Onana, but the Cameroonian is believed to favour a move to the Premier League over a switch to the Nou Camp.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is in the market for a goalkeeper after losing patience with current No. 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga, and it is believed that 23-year-old Onana has identified the west Londoners as his preferred destination, should he leave Amsterdam.
Spurs remain keen admirers, however, and are believed to be on the lookout for a long-term replacement for French stopper Hugo Lloris, who is 33 and has just two years left on his contract with Jose Mourinho's side.
Onana spent five years in the Barcelona academy as a teenager, but it is believed that at this stage, he is not interested in a return to Spain.
Juve eye triple Italian job
Serie A leaders Juventus are keen to add to their Italian contingent in the first-team squad, and Calciomercato claims Maurizio Sarri's side are interested in three Azzurri internationals.
The Bianconeri are keen to bring Bologna winger Riccardo Orsolini back to the club, just six months after selling the 23-year-old, following a successful loan spell with the the Rossoblu. Reports claim a €26 million deal has already been agreed to bring the one-cap Italy international back to Turin.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali is one of Sarri's top midfield targets, and while the youngster has also attracted interest from Manchester United, the Old Lady are firmly in the driving seat ahead of a proposed €50m move.
The final Italian in the Juventus pipeline is Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri, who is growing increasingly frustrated at a lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge.
- The Mirror claims Barcelona are considering a shock move for young Brighton goalkeeper Carl Rushworth. The 18-year-old has earned rave reviews for his performances on loan at non-league side Worthing, and after impressing Catalan scouts, the La Liga giants are believed to be preparing a £4 million bid.
- AC Milan are keeping tabs on Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis, with Calciomercato claiming the Rossoneri are set to launch a renewed summer bid for the 20-year-old, after failing to land the Portugal under-20 international in the January transfer window.
- Barcelona continue to be linked with a move for Getafe striker Angel Rodriguez, but Marca claims the La Liga champions are yet to submit a formal bid for the 32-year-old. It is believed, however, that the Madrid club will not stand in the Spaniard's way if his modest release clause is met.