Top Transfer Stories: Barcelona Target Willian, Skriniar to Tottenham, Jimenez to Manchester United?

Chelsea, Barcelona, and Inter Miami have all made contract offers to Brazilian forward Willian
Chelsea, Barcelona, and Inter Miami have all made contract offers to Brazilian forward Willian | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Chelsea have reportedly made a bid for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, as Frank Lampard begins to look at alternatives to replace the unconvincing Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer.

Reports in Spain claim Chelsea have already made an undisclosed bid for Ter Stegen, but any move will face fierce competition from Bayern Munich, according to Cadena Ser, who say the Germans are desperate to bring him back to his homeland as a long-term replacement for Manuel Neuer.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil's agent has claimed that the player will not leave Arsenal until 2021 and will see out his contract. The 31-year-old has not featured for Mikel Arteta's side since the restart but has no intention of looking for a new club.

And Gareth Bale has told Wales boss Ryan Giggs he intends to stay at Real Madrid next season even if the forward's lack of games leaves him rusty for the Euros.

With that in mind, here's a look at the top stories of the day and we rate them on the scale of 1 to 10.

Barcelona make offer for Willian

Barcelona have reportedly submitted an offer to Chelsea winger Willian, according to Sky Sports.

Those at Stamford Bridge are still hoping that fresh terms can be agreed with the Brazilian, but the Blaugrana and Inter also have bids on the table while Arsenal are expected to join the hunt for a player who will be a free agent this summer. Barcelona are understood to have fulfilled Willian's request for a three-year deal.

Rating: 6/10

Inter confident of signing Alexis

Inter are confident that a permanent deal can be done with Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Sanchez, 31, has found form since the season restarted in Italy, scoring three goals and creating another seven. United did not include an option to buy for a fixed fee in the loan agreement for Sanchez in case his re-sale value increased. Sanchez is contracted to United until 2022.

Rating: 5/10

Jimenez 'on his way' to Man Utd

Wolves star Raul Jimenez is reportedly "on his way" to Manchester United, reports RTP.

The club is already prepared for Jimenez's imminent departure, making a move to sign striker Paulinho from Braga. Wolves' push to sign Paulinho comes with the blessing of Nuno Espirito Santo as well as superagent Jorge Mendes. The 27-year-old netted 25 goals in 48 appearances which was enough to convince Nuno Espirito Santo he is the ideal man to replace Jimenez.

Rating: 5/10

West Ham lead Arsenal in hunt for Stones

West Ham have overtaken Arsenal in the race to land Manchester City defender John Stones, claims the Daily Star.

The Gunners have been mulling over a bid for the England international, but the Hammers now have a £20million offer ready to go in. It looked likely that Stones would leave the Etihad and join Arsenal to continue working under Mikel Arteta, but the Gunners have been dithering over payment, with the club understood to not have the necessary funds after missing out on Champions League football.

Rating: 5/10

Tottenham & Inter contemplate Skriniar-Ndombele swap

Milan Skriniar could be heading to Tottenham as part of a swap deal for Tanguy Ndombele this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The former Sampdoria defender Skriniar is one of the names that Spurs boss José Mourinho is keen on signing in exchange for Ndombele, given that Jan Vertonghen has left the club. Manchester City had been linked with the 25-year-old, but their interest has cooled after they struck a deal for Nathan Ake in recent days.

Rating: 6/10