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LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid put €80m on the table for Havertz

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The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond.

TOP STORY: Real Madrid offer €80m for Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz is one of the hottest properties in European football at the moment, and on Friday was linked with a possible move to the Premier League.

But now German publication Bild says that Real Madrid have stolen a march on other suitors by offering €80 million to take him to the Bernabeu -- but they would allow him to remain at Leverkusen for another season while they reshape their squad.

Zinedine Zidane will have 37 players on his books at the start of next season, and will a deflated transfer market it may take some time to move on the excess baggage. But Madrid want to make sure they have a ready-made star to come in ahead of the 2021-22 season, and that man is reported to be Havertz.

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12.12 BST: La Stampa in Italy is reporting that Juventus have agreed a €32m fee with Hellas Verona for defender Marash Kumbulla. He had been linked with a host of Europe's biggest clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Internazionale, Napoli, Lazio and Manchester United. The 20-year-old was born in Italy but is a full Albania international.

11.36 BST: Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has expressed his desire to end his career at Real Madrid. Kroos signed a contract extension with Madrid last year and is tied to the Spanish giants until June 2023.

"In the world of football three years is a very long time and my aim is to honour the contract," Kroos told GQ's German edition. "By then I will be 33 and [have] all the options: to continue here, do something else or end my career. Of course, my wish is to end my career here at Real."

Kroos is in his sixth season at the Bernabeu. A 2004 World Cup winner, Kroos has won one La Liga title and three Champions League crowns since arriving to Madrid in the summer of 2014 from Bayern Munich.

10.53 BST: FC Porto have tied promising youngster Tomas Esteves to a new contract to ward off interests from other clubs. The 18-year-old right-back, whose had one year left on his deal, has signed a contract until June 2024.

Esteves was a regular in Porto's team that won the UEFA Youth League in April 2019 and months later, become the youngest player at age 17 to represent Portugal's under-21 squad. Manchester City are among the reported clubs that have been monitoring Esteves' progress. Esteves is expected to play for Porto's first team next season, with coach Sergio Conceicao an admirer of the young player.

10.17 BST: Manchester United's Marcos Rojo has denied reports that his loan deal with Estudiantes La Plata may not be extended because of improper conduct during the coronavirus lockdown.Rojo was filmed this week breaching rules in La Plata to go and play padel.

"I haven't had a call from anyone at the club," Rojo posted on Instagram. "It's incredible how they invent so many stupid things. If I'm leaving Estudiantes, it is not for this and I came here because I wanted and made it possible because United didn't want to let me go and from here, it was impossible to do anything. It's a pity that everyone believes what people say."

Rojo, 30, was already in hot water when images of him playing poker and smoking with friends were posted on social media by his brother Franco last month.

United loaned Rojo to Estudiantes until the remainder of the season but injuries and the coronavirus pandemic limited the Argentina centre-back to just one league appearance.

09.30 BST: Adam Lallana will become a free agent at the end of the season, and won't be remaining at Liverpool. The Daily Mirror says that the England international is likely to be reunited with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City.

PAPER ROUND: Inter set €80m price for Skriniar amid PSG interest

Paris Saint-Germain were hoping to land Milan Skriniar from Internazionale to replace Thiago Silva, but Tuttosport believes it will take €80m to prise him away from the San Siro.

That price tag could be enough to put off would-be suitors, and leave Antonio Conte to build his side around the Slovakia international next season.

Skirniar has been coveted by a number of clubs across Europe thanks to his solidity in the last three seasons. There are believed to be a number of Premier League clubs also interested as well as PSG, but Inter will do whatever they can to keep the dominant defender.

The pricetag is a lot of money in a climate in which clubs are looking to reduce their spending as a result of the financial uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus, and Inter hope the figure will see Skriniar start the 2020-21 season as a mainstay of their defence.

PSG youngster to stay despite Leipzig, Milan feelers

While PSG may lose out on Skirniar, their young defender Tanguy Kouassi -- targeted by RB Leipzig and AC Milan -- could be set to stay in the French capital.

The youngster turns 18 this weekend, and according to Le Parisien, is keen to celebrate by signing his first professional contract in with the Ligue 1 champions. Kouassi's youth contract comes to an end on June 30 and he's been linked to a number of European clubs, but it would appear he's keen to sit down with PSG sporting director Leonardo to discuss his future.

French regulations state he would be eligible for a three-year deal, so he could still decide to move on if he wants a longer contract.

Kouassi has played 13 games this season and scored three goals.

Milik to swap Napoli for Juve

Napoli's Polish star Arkadiusz Milik could be on his way to Juventus, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian newspaper reports that Milik is set to refuse a new contract offer by Napoli chief Aurelio de Laurentelis. Milik's current contract runs until 2021 and De Laurentelis is keen to extend the 26-year-old striker's stay in Naples.

However, the Juventus rumours appear to be getting stronger. Milik has been linked with a number of clubs in 2020 including north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but it's reported he would rather stay in Italy.

Napoli has slapped a €45m price tag on Milik's head earlier this year, but the club could now be willing to accept a lower offer as player values continue to tumble.

Tap-ins

- Borussia Dortmund are keen to keep right-back Achraf Hakimi, but the Morocco international seems set on trying to impress at parent club Real Madrid instead, according to Le10Sport. Hakimi has impressed during his two-year stay in Germany and now Zinedine Zidane is said to be counting on the 21-year-old right-back. If that's the case, Hakimi could be set to disappoint not only Dortmund, but also PSG and Chelsea.

- After having already signed Mauro Icardi, Inter bosses are now trying to lure Sandro Tonali from Brescia. Inter chiefs been interested in signing Tonali since last January and while Juventus have also expressed their interest, Calciomercato believe a deal has been in place for sometime that will see Sonali move to the Italy's fashion capital this summer. Tonali tops Antonio Conte's wanted list and the Inter boss could just be about to land his target.