SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 10: Ngolo Kante of France during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Belgium and France at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 10, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Top 5 Transfer Rumours of the Day - July 11

It has almost been a month since the 2018 FIFA World Cup took over. Now, with just three games remaining, it's about time we start focusing back on club football. 

With the new European season just over a month away, all the top clubs are looking to strengthen their squads in time for the start of the season. As a result, there is a lot of speculation linking clubs with players.

Here, we look at the top five transfer rumours of the day that caught our attention. 

5. Liverpool keeping tabs on Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool are in talks to sign Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, according a report from Sky Sports.

The winger, who scored seven goals for the recently-relegated Stoke in the Premier League last season, has a release clause of £13.5 million. 

A successful move would make Shaqiri The Reds' third signing of the summer following the arrival of midfielders Fabinho and Isaac Christie-Davies, to add to the addition of Naby Keita, who completed his move from RB Leipzig. 

4. Gonzalo Higuain on Chelsea's radar

Juventus forward, Gonzalo Higuain, could be on his way to Chelsea. The Argentine striker could be one of three players that Maurizio Sarri will reportedly be provided with upon his arrival as manager at the London club, a report by Tuttosport suggests. 

The deal makes more sense for The Old Lady as they will need to offload some of their stars to be able to afford Cristiano Ronaldo's enormous wages. 

With a deal reportedly in place for Jorginho as well, there are chances of a mini-Napoli reunion at Stamford Bridge if Higuain joins. 

3. Barcelona looking to sign Adrien Rabiot

Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barcelona have made contact with French champions, Paris Saint-Germain, with a view to signing midfielder Adrien Rabiot. 

The midfielder, also a Tottenham Hotspur transfer target, is reportedly unsettled in the French capital, and the Catalan club were enquiring as to whether he would be available for transfer. 

Following the departure of Paulinho and Andres Iniesta, the club would need to strengthen in the middle of the park ahead of the new season and Rabiot fits the bill.

2. PSG in for Luis Suarez

According to a report by Sport, the French juggernauts are seriously considering snapping up Barcelona's Luis Suarez. 

PSG superstar, Neymar, reportedly wants to play alongside the Uruguayan and the club are ready to do anything to keep the Brazilian happy. They, however, will need to offload Edinson Cavani to fund the deal.

Having experienced issues with Cavani on the field last season, Neymar would be more than happy to see him leave the club and Suarez's presence might convince him to stay at the club longer.

1. PSG eyeing N'Golo Kante

One of France's popular media outlets, Le 10 Sport, have reported Paris Saint-Germain's interest in Chelsea's N'Golo Kante. 

PSG's sporting director Antero Henrique is very fond of the French midfielder and it's believed he would offer a huge salary of around €12-15m a year to secure his services. 

Despite his happiness in London with The Blues, it might tempt Kante to consider a move back to the city where he was born, ahead of the new season.

A look at the top five transfer rumours of the day - July 11th, 2018