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  • Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, has been withdrawn from the club’s tour of the US and will complete a free transfer by the end of the week back to Everton, who are also looking to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, for £20m.
  • Olivier Giroud is close to leaving Arsenal for Everton, according to one of the Premier League club’s scouts.
  • United are looking to make a new bid for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28, with the Serie A side willing to cash in on the £48m-rated Croat.
  • United will make a final push to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, this week, but the La Liga champions are refusing to lower £72m asking price.
  • Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, 24, arrived in London to complete a £36m move to Premier League champions Chelsea.

  • Rudiger had his medical in Los Angeles rather than in London.
  • Chelsea are considering a move for Paris St-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, 24.
  • Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez will give goalkeeper Tim Krul, 29, and forwards Henri Saivet, 26, Siem De Jong, 28, and Emmanuel Riviere, 27, a final chance to impress him in pre-season.
  • Toons full-back Vurnon Anita has been offered to Galatasaray through his agent.

  • Crystal Palace have approached Sporting Lisbon to make an enquiry about how much midfielder William Carvalho would cost. They were told €30m (£26.3m), but are yet to make a formal offer. He is also a West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City  transfer target.
  • Everton have made a bid for Benfica forward Raul Jimenez, believed to be around €45m (£39.6m), but the Portuguese club will only accept a fee of €50m (£44m).

  • Liverpool have made a £14.9m bid to sign 21-year-old Lyon defender Emanuel Mammana.
  • The Reds are tracking a Brazilian left-back by the name of Dalber. Inter Milan are also interested in the Nice player.
  • Liverpool and Southampton have  expressed an interest in Real Betis full-back Riza Durmisi with his agent now claiming: “I have very big offers from England, Germany and Turkey ready for him.”
  • New Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino will announce his backroom team before they head to Austria for a pre-season trip on Monday.
  • Manchester City have rejected Newcastle’s interest in a loan move for goalkeeper Joe Hart, 30.
  • Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has made a £20m bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney, 29.
  • PSG are set to make an €80million  bid for Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho.
  • Juventus have won the race to sign Cengiz Under, who was also a Chelsea and Manchester United  transfer target. The 19-year-old scored seven goals for Istanbul Basaksehir as they finished runners-up in the Turkish top flight.
  • The Paris club are not listening to Barcelona transfer target Marco Verratti’s requests to leave the club.
  • Rennes have contracted Chelsea about a move for Loic Remy, who spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace.
  • Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen is an Inter  Milan transfer target. The 21-year-old impressed their scouts during his two-season loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.
  • Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says it will take the club 10 years to reach the levels of Barcelona, Real Madrid and other elite European clubs.
  • Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse, 35, has come out of retirement to sign a short-term contract with Swiss side Yverdon Sport.

  • Enner Valencia is close to completing his move from West Ham to Mexican side Tigres.
  • Despite only signing for Bayern Munich this summer, Serge Gnabry could leave the club on loan if they fail to sell Douglas Costa. Hoffenheim, Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg are possible destinations for the midfielder.
  • Lyon could replace Arsenal-bound striker Alexandre Lacazette with Barcelona’s Munir El-Haddadi, who spent last year on loan at Valencia. Marseille and Zenit St Petersburg are also interested in the 21-year-old.
  • Arsenal’s 32-year-old midfielder Santi Cazorla, who has not played for the club since October 2016 because of an Achilles problem, may miss the whole of the 2017-18 season.
  • Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, 22, has told the club he wants to leave, but manager Arsene Wenger has rejected the request. Barcelona want to re-sign the player in a £35m deal.
  • Arsenal forward Lucas Perez will return and play for his home club Deportivo La Coruna at some point in the future, says their president Tino Fernandez.
  • AC Milan CEO Marco Fassone says agent Mino Raiola is blocking Gigio Donnarumma signing a new deal.
  • Fiorentina star Federico Bernardeschi has agreed terms with Juventus over a €50million move.

  • Juvents have made contact with the agent of Serge Aurier, who is being tracked by Tottenham.
  • Tottenham are keen to add Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, to their squad but are not willing to pay the £50m asking price.
  • Spurs are looking at signing Alfie Mawson, 23, from Swansea or fellow defender Ben Gibson, 24, from Middlesbrough as they want to sell 24-year-old centre-back Kevin Wimmer for £20m.
  • Arsenal are close to announcing the signing of CSKA Moscow star Aleksandr Golovin.
  • Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer will sign for AC Milan when he returns from holiday.
  • Tianjin Quanjian midfielder Axel Witsel has said Carlo Ancelotti was keen to sign him for Bayern Munich this summer.
  • Crystal Palace are looking at signing Dutch defenders Joel Veltman, 25, and Kenny Tete, 21, from Ajax for a combined fee of around £10m.

  • Kasper Dolberg, 19, a target for Manchester United, Manchester City and Roma, does not want to leave Ajax.
  • Watford hope to sign winger Kamil Grosicki after new Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky failed to convince the 28-year-old to stay with the Tigers.
  • West Brom are aware of 29-year-old Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia’s availability, but would rather sign Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson, 24, Sunderland’s Lamine Kone, 28, or 27-year-old Chris Smalling from Manchester United.
  • Newcastle United are considering a summer move for striker Andre Gray, 26, whose contract talks to stay at Burnley have hit difficulties.
  • Swansea City have added 17-year-old midfielder Kees de Boer to their academy after he left Ajax.
  • Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce hopes the signing of John Terry will help the club impress more transfer targets – as they try to sign Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan, 33, and Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 24.
  • Villa full-back Aly Cissokho is on the verge of completing his move to Turkish outfit Goztepe.

  • Middlesbrough and Sunderland are considering a move for Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green, 37.
  • Aston Villa’s 23-year-old defender Jordan Amavi looks set to join Spanish side Sevilla.
  • Jurgen Klopp will lead Liverpool to the Premier League title and then one day join Bayern Munich, according to the club’s former coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.
  • League One Walsall could receive £4m thanks to a sell-on clause if West Brom or Leicester complete a £20m deal for Watford striker Troy Deeney, 29.
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