There is no end to the football this summer. The Nations League finals have just concluded, the women's World Cup is in full swing, and the stars for our clubs are all off competing in the qualifiers for Euro 2020.
In amongst all the international action, however, there are a vast amount transfer rumours brewing, and we'll be damned if we're letting a Monday go by without rounding up the juiciest ones.
Gelson Martins Doesn't Want an Atletico Madrid Return
Portuguese winger Gelson Martins joined Monaco on loan in January after failing to make a substantial impact in his first season at Atletico Madrid, and after helping the French side secure their Ligue 1 status on the last day of the season, it seems he fancies anything but a return to the French capital after the summer.
When asked by Record (as per Marca) if he wants to stay at Monaco beyond the summer, he said: "Let's see. They want me to continue, and I don't want to return to Atletico.
"I'm the same player, my characteristics don't match what they want and Diego Simeone isn't going to change his ideas for me. I think the best thing is to change environment."
He isn't leaving much up for interpretation there then, is he?
West Ham in Talks to Sign Wolves and Newcastle Target Morgan Sanson
West Ham in talks to sign Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson. Marseille willing to listen to offers for players after they failed to qualify for Champions League and Europa League. They value Sanson at €35m. Newcastle & Wolves have also been offered chance to sign him— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 9, 2019
West Ham look set to continue their rebuild under Manuel Pellegrini this summer, with links to various high profile stars - none more so than the continuation of the Maxi Gomez saga - emerging in recent weeks.
The latest rumour relating to the Irons comes from Sky reporter Kaveh Solhekol, who reports that they are in talks with Marseille over midfielder Morgan Sanson, who has enjoyed another solid season in Ligue 1, but may move on after his side failed to qualify for Europe last season.
The 24-year-old has been reported as a long-term target for Wolves, while Newcastle are also mentioned in connection with a possible €35m move.
Liverpool's Ryan Kent Set for Return to Rangers Next Season
Rangers are reported to be closing in on a deal that would see Liverpool winger Ryan Kent return to the club on loan next season, with the Reds' aspirations of securing a £12m fee for his services on a permanent basis looking increasingly unlikely.
The 22-year-old previously struggled to make an impact in spells at German side Freiburg and in the Championship with Bristol City, but a successful spell north of the border - in which he won the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award - marked his arrival as an impressive young talent.
The Mail report, however, that while Liverpool have interest from Leeds and other parties over a potential permanent move, it's Rangers who are leading the chase, with another loan to the Scottish Premiership looking likely. He could move alongside Sheyi Ojo, who has been heavily linked with a similar move to the Glasgow side in recent weeks, as the report notes that Rangers are keen to sign both players.
Brentford Reject Aston Villa Approach for Said Benrahma
Former Brentford manager Dean Smith led Aston Villa to the Premier League via the playoffs last month, and it looks as if he has eyes for one or two of his former players. Top scorer Neal Maupay has been touted as a target, and now a report from Sky Sports claims the Bees have knocked back an approach for Algerian winger Said Benrahma.
The 23-year-old appeared 14 times under Smith earlier in the season before the manager made the switch to Villa, and would go on to net an impressive 11 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.
Believed to be a 'top target' for the Villans, the report claims Brentford have point-blank rejected an approach, making it clear that it would take a 'huge' offer for them to sign off on any move.
PSG Eye Leicester's Ricardo Pereira as Potential Replacement for Thomas Meunier
It's difficult to imagine what sort of fee it would take for Leicester to part with right-back Ricardo Pereira this summer. He is contracted til 2023 after signing for a fee in the region of £20m less than a year ago, and has surely more than doubled his value after his impressive displays under Claude Puel and Brendan Rodgers.
Paris Saint-Germain, it seems, are prepared to put that one to the test - at least according to Yahoo Sports (via GFFN). The claim here is that the French champions are bracing for Thomas Meunier leaving in the coming weeks, and see the 25-year-old as an alternative.
They offer very little information on the potential move, however, adding that there is 'more to come in the following days' so it could be worth following to see if it actually comes to anything.
Hirving Lozano Expecting Approach From Manchester United Amid Napoli Interest
Another bit of United news here, with a dash of Napoli thrown in for good measure, as reports from Italy claim that PSV forward Hirving Lozano is stalling over a potential move to Napoli, as he expects an approach from United at some point this summer.
Carlo Ancelotti is reported to be a big fan of the 23-year-old and has a €44m bid on the table for him, but his heart is seemingly set on United, so we'll see how this plays out.
Crystal Palace Want Jean Michael Seri on Loan From Fulham
Crystal Palace looking at signing Jean Michaël Seri on loan from Fulham. Ivory Coast midfielder also wanted by Monaco— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) June 10, 2019
Every year there is that one team who gets relegated and proceeds to loan out various high-earning players for the season, with a view to either integrating them back into the team upon promotion, or selling on if they fail to. Salomon Rondon at Newcastle is the best recent example of the strategy in effect, and while it rarely pays off for the loaning club, that apparently will not stop Fulham from trying.
That's because the Guardian's Ed Aarons believes the Cottagers have a proposal on the table from London rivals Crystal Palace to take midfielder Jean Michael Seri on loan for the season.
The Ivorian was one of several high-profile big-money signings that were supposed to propel Fulham into the upper echelons of the Premier League, but backfired spectacularly as they were relegated with a whimper, and now doesn't look as if he fancies a season in the Championship. Palace and Monaco look like potential destinations.