The summer transfer window is in full swing and this is the time of the year when the rumour mill goes into overdrive.

That is epitomised by the latest round-up of transfer news and gossip which includes Premier League sides Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

We have trawled through the latest gossip for you, and given it our rating.

United stance on Pogba

Manchester United star Paul Pogba shocked the footballing world today by admitting he may wish to take on a ‘new challenge’ next season.

Pogba had a strong 2018/19 season statistically after scoring 13 goals in the Premier League and providing nine assists but he went missing in some key moments during the campaign.

Pogba told journalists in Tokyo: "Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well. For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great. Some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.

"After this season and everything that happened, with it being my best season as well, I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else."

However, the Manchester Evening News state that the club still anticipate to have Pogba on board for next season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has Pogba in his long-term plans and the club have no desire to sell up.

Likelihood: Someone needs to be willing to spend a lot of money for Pogba to be going anywhere this summer. Maybe they will. But it would represent a huge gamble for whoever was to do so, irrespective of what Pogba wants to do next.

 

Liverpool worried about losing Salah

Mohamed Salah is remaining at Liverpool ahead of next season but Mirror Football are reporting that the forward is still interested in departing Anfield at some point soon.

Respected Mirror journalist John Richardson has provided the details in what has been labelled an exclusive by the national publication.

He says that Salah was tempted by the possibility of a move to Real Madrid or Juventus and that he may revisit the idea after turning down the chance this summer.

Both Real and Juventus had been planning £150m bids for the 27-year-old, who has scored 71 goals in 104 games for the Reds.

Likelihood: If he wins the Premier League with Liverpool next time around, few would resent him the chance to carve out a legacy at another club. And Liverpool, this Liverpool, would actually invest that money well.

Sarri leaves Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri has departed Chelsea and is now the new manager of Juventus after agreeing to a three-year deal with the Serie A giants.

Sarri replaces Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus following a successful one-season stint at Chelsea in terms of silverware. The Italian manager guided the Blues to the Europa League trophy, a third-place Premier League finish and a spot in the Carabao Cup final.

But his only season in charge was plagued by a lack of control of his squad and criticism from fans. Frank Lampard is now expected to leave Derby County and replace Sarri.

Likelihood: There's some excellent irony in play for Sarri, so close to being sacked, in leaving the club after finishing third with a European trophy. He'll leave happy and Frank Lampard has a massive job... frankly.