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  • Manchester City are willing to activate the £300million buy-out clause in Lionel Messi’s Barcelona contract.
  • City officials have met Messi’s representatives to discuss the possibility of a move for the 30-year-old to the Etihad.
  • Manchester United expect Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign a new contract to stay at Old Trafford as early as this week.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested his knee is almost strong enough to return to football by posting a video of himself kicking a punching bag.
  • Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is in talks to join Turkish side Antalyaspor on a two-year contract.
  • Nasri, 30, was pictured boarding a flight to Turkey on Sunday, when he is expected to have a medical.
  • Barcelona are stepping up their interest in Nice’s26-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
  • Barca will pay Seri’s 40m euro (£36.5m) release clause and the player will sign on Monday.
  • Barcelona told Liverpool they have until Sunday to accept their £118m bid for 25-year-old attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, or the offer will be withdrawn.

  • Hamburg winger Nicolai Muller will miss the next seven months after he ruptured a knee ligament in celebrating a goal.

Twelve-year-old forward Youssoufa Moukoko has scored eight goals in three games for Borussia Dortmund’sunder-17 side this season.

  • Manchester City are ready to pay Arsenal £70m for their 28-year-old forward Alexis Sanchez.
  • City will offer Sanchez a contract worth £400,000 a week.
  • Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City are all keen to sign 18-year-old Fenerbahce midfielder Oguz Kagan.
  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is planning to spend £200m on Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, and three defenders from Southampton: Virgil van Dijk, 26, Cedric Soares, 25, and Ryan Bertrand, 28.
  • The Blues have also enquired about central defender Toby Alderweireld’s interest in leaving Tottenham, with the 28-year-old’s talks about a new deal progressing poorly.
  • Diego Costa has turned down loan offers from Shanghai SIPG and Tianjin Quanjian that would have earned him £13m between now and November.
  • Atletico Madrid have agreed a 55million Euros fee with Chelsea for Diego Costa.
  • Chelsea will have to pay €25million if they are to sign Antonio Candreva from Inter Milan.
  • AC Milan have decided against any potential move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere – because of inevitable concerns over his fitness record.
  • Leicester’s Daniel Amartey is a target for Bundesliga side Stuttgart.
  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hopes to sign Swansea star Fernando Llorente and Tottenham’s Danny Rose.
  • Chelsea winger Kenedy is set to join Newcastle on loan but striker Michy Batshuayi is likely to stay at Stamford Bridge.
  • The Blues have ditched their interest in signing Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater over the £40million price tag, and turned their attentions to Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Gzegorz Krychowiak.
  • Manchester United target Fabinho will not be joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer as Monaco are unwilling to let their Ligue 1 rivals have both him and Kylian Mbappe.
  • Premier League giants Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool are competing to sign £30million Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler.
  • Wayne Rooney’s impressive form since returning to Everton is on the verge of earning him an England recall.
  • Juventus have also emerged as contenders to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.
  • Newcastle are pondering a deal to bring West Ham striker Andy Carroll back to Tyneside.
  • Brighton have launched a £10million bid for Cardiff striker Kenneth Zohore, with Tomer Hemed a potential makeweight in the deal.

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  • Paris Saint-Germain are getting ready to announce the €200m signing of Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, which will see the player will earn €18m-a-season for five years.
  • Barcelona’s third and latest offer of £119m for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, was rejected, with the bid being made up of a guaranteed £80m and the rest for the Brazilian reaching targets, including winning multiple trophies and the Ballon d’Or.
  • Diego Costa insists he will not return to London to train with the Chelsea squad, but appears to be keeping fit in Blues colours in Brazil.
  • Chelsea want £50m for striker Diego Costa but Atletico Madridare only prepared to offer £30m for the 28-year-old.
  • West Bromwich Albion have reportedly told Manchester City they must pay £35m if they wish to sign defender Jonny Evans.

  • Burnley have agreed a £15m deal with Leeds United to sign New Zealand striker Chris Wood.
  • Jose Mourinho says Chelsea can have no excuses if they fail to mount a strong Premier League title defence this season. The Portuguese says Chelsea should still be considered favourites for the title this season, despite suffering a 3-2 opening day home loss to Burnley.
  • Real Madrid are planning a bid of around £46 million for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
  • Manchester United will allow De Gea, 26, to join Real Madrid next season if they can sign 18-year-old Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan.
  • Barcelona are on the verge of signing Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria.

  • Yerry Mina has sealed a move to Barcelona and will join the Liga giants from Palmeiras in 2018. Mina will nevertheless stay at Palmeiras until the end of the year.
  • Barcelona have made a €30 million offer for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri as they continue their search for new signings.
  • Arsene Wenger is ready to give defender Calum Chambers another chance at Arsenal after selling Gabriel to Valencia.
  • Arsenal are ready to make their move for Julian Draxler, with PSG wanting around £32 million to complete a deal this summer.
  • Paris St-Germain will not entertain the possibility of selling Germany winger Julian Draxler, 23, this summer.

  • Real Madrid want to reward Marco Asensio with a new contract until 2023 and increase his buy-out clause to €500 million.
  • Real have rejected a €75 million offer for Mateo Kovacic from Juventus.
  • Inter Milan are confident of sealing a loan deal for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala.
  • Inter have made an approach to take Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi on a season-long loan deal.
  • Patrick Roberts is heading back to Celtic on a season-long loan from Manchester City, but no formal agreement has been signed but the deal is expected to become official early next week.

  • Chelsea are targeting 30-year-old Inter Milan and Italy winger Antonio Candreva, with the Serie A club prepared to sell for £25m.
  • The Blues have had a £63 million offer for Italy forward Andrea Belotti knocked back by Torino.
  • Antonio Conte has expressed his dissatisfaction that Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were allowed to leave Chelsea this summer.
  • West Ham defender Winston Reid had to be stretchered off before Saturday’s Premier League clash with Southampton had even kicked off.
  • The Hammers are becoming frustrated in their attempts to sign 25-year-old Portugal midfielder William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, with the clubs £5.5m apart in their valuations.

  • Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Argentine centre-back Juan Foyth, 19, from Estudiantes, for a fee of around £9m.
  • Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign at least three more players before the close of the transfer window after sealing a deal for Davinson Sanchez.
  • West Brom are considering a move for Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho following Manchester City’s interest in Jonny Evans.
  • Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane, 30, has been offered a three-year deal by Turkish side Osmanlispor.
  • Newcastle have reportedly lodged a bid for Sampdoria star Dennis Praet as Rafa Benitez looks to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes.
  • Rafa Benitez claims Mike Ashley has changed his stance on transfers, arguing: “He knows what he told me.”

  • Crystal Palace are interested in signing Scotland international Oliver Burke from RB Leipzig, but will need to offer £18m to secure his service.
  • Palace boss Frank de Boer, 47, says he turned down an offer to become Liverpool manager because he “wasn’t ready”.
  • Frank de Boer turned down Barcelona once in his playing days while at Ajax – but does not believe Liverpool will be able to retain Philippe Coutinho.
  • Swansea are hopeful of a £15m move for West Brom’s Nacer Chadli after selling Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton.
  • Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says he still wants to sign 33-year-old former England winger Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough,but negotiations are proving difficult.
  • Barnsley are in advanced discussions with Nice’s Chinese billionaire majority shareholder Chien Lee over a takeover.
  • Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has been told by sporting director Hasan Salihamidziche he can no longer smoke inside the club’s training complex.

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  • Arsenal have rejected a £44million bid from Manchester City for forward Alexis Sanchez, according to the player’s advisers.

  • City have had a bid of £18million rejected by fellow Premier League side West Brom for defender Jonny Evans.
  • Chelsea have been told that Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater will cost them £40 million.
  • The Blues will attempt to make a trio of signings before the end of August, including Southampton defender Cedric Soares.
  • Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is adamant that Spanish midfielder Sergi Roberto will not be sold this season. The 25-year-old is a target for Manchester United.
  • Liverpool and Barcelona could be set to agree a deal for Philippe Coutinho in ‘a matter of hours’.
  • Chelsea are ready to make a bid worth a whopping £50 million for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose.
  • Antonio Conte is struggling to convince the Chelsea board to sign his transfer targets.
  • Conte will move for Torino striker Andrea Belotti once Diego Costa leaves the club.

  • Juventus have rejected a third bid from Chelsea for Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro.
  • Should Juventus fail to land Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, they will instead seek to sign Marouane Fellaini.

  • Liverpool are about to seal the deal with OGC Nice on Ivorian international playmaking midfielder Jean Michael Seri.
  • Liverpool and Manchester United target Stefan de Vrij could be set to commit his future to Lazio after their latest bumper contract offer.
  • Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic will join AC Milan after a deal was completed.
  • Milan have made a lucrative offer to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal.
  • Ivan Perisic’s agent is set to hold talks with Inter regarding a new contract for the Croatia international.

  • Inter Milan are set to pip Chelsea to Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo.
  • Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia is being tracked by Burnley, West Brom and Swansea.
  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is prepared to wait until the January transfer window to make any further signings.
  • Philippe Coutinho is ready to do anything to play for Barcelona and is ready to spend the season in the stands in an attempt to force through the deal.
  • Liverpool want Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 29, included in negotiations with the Spanish giants over playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25.

  • Diego Costa could be sued by Chelsea if he ignores their requests to return to training.
  • Chelsea are ready to make a bid worth a whopping £50 million for Tottenham full-back Danny Rose.

  • Tottenham are not expected to entertain offers from Chelsea for Danny Rose, 27, with the Blues ready to double his salary.
  • Manchester United are ready to offer striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, a coaching role as part of their move to re-sign him.
  • United are among a number of clubs to have expressed reservations about a proposal to close the transfer window before the start of the season.
  • Manchester City have turned their eye on Eden Hazard after cooling their interest in Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
  • Swansea are ready to spend some of the £45 million windfall from the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson on a deal to bring Wilfried Bony back to the club.
  • Marseille are targeting a move for Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy as the Ligue 1 club look to improve their options at right-back.
  • Gunners and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is wanted by Championship side Aston Villa. Wilshere has one year left on his Arsenal contract.
  • Brazilian defender Gabriel is set to join Valencia from Arsenal in a £10m deal. Gabriel, 26, joined the Gunners for £15m in January 2015.

  • Napoli have turned down a £55m bid from Barcelona for Italy’s 26-year-old forward Lorenzo Insigne.
  • Barcelona are a step closer to securing a deal for Ousmane Dembele, 20, from Borussia Dortmund after the French forward was pictured packing his bags.
  • A photo of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in London was posted on Instagram, only to be deleted soon after. The 26-year-old has been linked with Chelsea.
  • Celta midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop has emerged as a strong candidate to become Tottenham’s first signing of the transfer window.
  • Tottenham are lining up a £27m bid for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez. The 23-year-old Spaniard looked to be heading to Italian side Napoli.
  • Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, says midfielder Dele Alli, 21, would not be sold even for £150m, with Barcelona and Manchester City both interested.
  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has sent a letter (with marriage advice) to a lifelong Spurs fan before his wedding day.
  • Paris St-Germain’s new world-record £198m signing Neymar has hired a UFC fighter as his personal bodyguard.
  • Chelsea pulled out of a deal for Paris St-Germain’s Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowia, 27, because PSG were too busy handling the arrival of Neymar from Barcelona.
  • Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has three games to save his job.
  • West Brom have no intention of selling Nacer Chadli, but are lining up a replacement in case Swansea make an offer too good to refuse for the 28-year-old Belgian winger.
  • Watford are close to agreeing a season-long loan deal for Benfica’s Peruvian 26-year-old winger Andre Carrillo.
  • Sheffield Wednesday will reject a second bid from Leicester Cityfor forward George Hirst. The 18-year-old is the son of former England striker David Hirst.
  • Leeds’ New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 25, fears his club’s demand of a £20m fee could stop a dream move to Burnley.

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  • Spanish striker Joselu has completed his Newcastle medical and personal terms have been agreed.
  • Gareth Barry is at West Brom’s training ground undergoing a medical as the 36-year-old midfielder looks to complete a move from Everton.
  • Galatasaray have signed winger Sofiane Feghouli from West Ham for £4million on a five-year deal.

  • Derby County have signed forward Tom Lawrence from Leicester for an undisclosed fee.
  • Fiorentina have announced the capture of Portuguese wide man Gil Bastiao Dias from Monaco.
  • Barcelona have struck a £104million deal with Liverpool to sign Philippe Coutinho.
  • Serge Aurier has reportedly agreed terms with Tottenham, Juventus and Inter Milan as he looks to leave Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes.
  • Hull City have rejected a £10m bid from Premier League side Burnley for midfielder Sam Clucas.

  • Barcelona attacking midfielder Arda Turan is reportedly close to making a shock switch to Manchester United.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, will return to Manchester United’s Carrington training complex within the next 24 hours to continue his rehab following knee surgery.
  • Usain Bolt will get the chance to fulfil his lifelong ambition of pulling on a Manchester United shirt but only if he can get over the cruel hamstring injury that marked the end of his sprint career. The Jamaican legend has been called up for a United legends side to play against a Barcelona equivalent on September 2 at Old Trafford.
  • Arsenal have contacted Real Madrid to see if they’d have any interest in exchanging Alexis Sanchez for Karim Benzema.
  • Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has slammed the five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo – and questioned the officials.
  • Kylian Mbappe spoke with a number of managers interested in signing him, including Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, before deciding his future was with PSG.
  • Everton have reportedly joined Liverpool in the race to sign Trabzonspor playmaker Yusuf Yazici before the transfer window closes.
  • Roma will turn their attentions to Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado if they fail to land Riyad Mahrez from Leicester.
  • Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray have reignited interest in Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini.
  • Inter Milan and Valencia are working on an exchange deal for unsettled midfielder Geoffrey Kondogia, with Chelsea target Joao Cancelo moving to Italy.
  • Valencia appear to have switched their interest from Arsenal defender Gabriel to Inter Milan centre-back Jeison Murillo.
  • Inter Milan are chasing Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala.
  • Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan made his return from an eight-month injury absence during Tuesday’s 1-0 friendly defeat away to Girona.
  • Juventus are interested in signing midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, from Arsenal.
  • Alex Sandro remains on Chelsea’s radar, despite Juventus insisting the player is not for sale.
  • Chelsea have given striker Diego Costa a set of demands he must meet before they will consider selling the 28-year-old.
  • Costa first asked to leave Chelsea during a pre-season tour in Los Angeles last summer so the club are bemused at the Spain international being upset at Conte’s text message in June telling him he was not part of his plans.
  • Blues boss Antonio Conte is at odds with the Stamford Bridge club’s hierarchy over a number of transfer targets as the Italian wants to sign experienced players with little resale value.
  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he would like to coach Newell’s Old Boys, the club where he started his playing career, and the Argentina national team in the future.
  • Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez, 21, has told Ajax he wants to move to Tottenham before the close of the transfer window.
  • Everton midfielder Ross Barkley’s move to either Chelsea or Tottenham is in doubt after the 23-year-old suffered an injury in training.
  • Chelsea are poised to land Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater in time for Sunday’s meeting with Tottenham.
  • Lucas Perez is set to complete his move away from Arsenal in the coming days, with an £11 million return to former club Deportivo La Coruna.
  • Barcelona have rejected the opportunity to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City.
  • Sergi Roberto has become frustrated by a lack of faith shown in him and the signing of Paulinho has further fuelled his current unhappiness at Barcelona.
  • Stoke have made contact with Tottenham over a transfer for striker Vincent Janssen. Gremio are expecting an official offer from Borussia Dortmund for striker Luan.
  • AC Milan are ready to make a new bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches.
  • Carlos Tevez has been granted a return to his native Argentina for treatment on a calf injury, but only after agreeing in writing to return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua before the end of the month.
  • Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis, 32, will sign for Watford, Newcastle or Crystal Palace, according to his agent.
  • Newcastle are expected to sign 21-year-old Chelsea winger Kenedy on loan, but Blues boss Conte has slowed the deal down because of concerns over his squad size.
  • Brighton and Birmingham are chasing Lille striker Eder.
  • A number of clubs across Europe are interested in Atletico Madrid’s out-of-favour striker Luciano Vietto.
  • Former Fulham left-back Kostas Stafylidis could be set for a move to Hamburg.

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  • Chelsea have fined Diego Costa two weeks’ wages for failing to return to training as the dispute over his future rumbles on.
  • Costa has been told he must return to training and make himself available for Antonio Conte’s first-team.
  • Chelsea are plotting to spend a total of £120 million to bring Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, Virgil van Dijk and Danny Drinkwater to Stamford Bridge this summer.
  • Manchester City are set to make a £60 million bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
  • Borussia Dortmund have suspended forward Ousmane Dembele “until further notice”, three days after the club rejected a bid from Barcelona.

  • Carlos Bacca has left AC Milan’s training centre and is set to complete a move to Villarreal.

  • Borussia Dortmund have accepted a €100 million bid from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele, but the two clubs are locked in talks over add-ons included in the deal.
  • Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande for €40 million. Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper is expected to leave Camp Nou after having talks with the club’s hierarchy.
  • Barcelona are keen to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea for a fee of €120 million this summer.
  • Chelsea are preparing a £50 million bid for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
  • The Blues are weighing up a move to sign Manchester United target Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.
  • Alvaro Morata is already feeling unsettled in London and regrets quitting Real Madrid for Chelsea.

  • Chelsea and Real Madrid have joined Tottenham in pursuit of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez.
  • Arsenal are ready to pay the £72million required to sign Marco Asensio.
  • Tottenham are preparing to lodge a second bid for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits he was surprised when Chelsea agreed to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United this summer — but is glad they did.
  • Paris Saint-Germain winger Jese Rodriguez is set to reject a move to Fiorentina in favour of a loan deal with Stoke City.
  • Liverpool have lined up Schalke midfielder Max Meyer as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

  • Jurgen Klopp says Philippe Coutinho “cannot play for Liverpool in this moment” and labelled the Brazilian’s absence from the team as a “blow.”
  • Leicester City are standing firm on their £50 million valuation of Riyad Mahrez and will reject a third offer from Roma for the winger.
  • Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho is close to joining West Ham United in a deal worth around £30 million.
  • Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is prepared to speak to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund over a potential move if they firm up their interest.
  • Monaco’s players have been told that Kylian Mbappe will be joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
  • AC Milan will not match Borussia Dortmund’s €85million valuation of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and will not be signing the striker this summer, instead they will try to sign Fiorentina star Nicola Kalinic.
  • Keita Balde’s omission from Lazio’s Super Coppa meeting with Juventus sparked an angry reaction from the player and now Spurs are trying to take advantage.
  • Flamengo have appointed former Colombia, Ecuador and Honduras boss Reinaldo Rueda as the club’s new manager. Rueda replaces Ze Ricardo, who was let go by the Rio de Janeiro giants last week after a little more than a year in charge.
  • Twelve-year-old attacker Youssoufa Moukoko scored a brace for Borussia Dortmund’s under-17s side in their first win of the season on Sunday.

A series of fan incidents, including clashes with police, have tarnished the start of the season in the Russian Premier League.

Police are probing “threatening comments” made against Neil Lennon after the Hibernian head coach’s eventful return to Ibrox.

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  • Manchester United have rejected a bid from Tottenham for 21-year-old France forward Anthony Martial.
  • United have re-opened talks over a move for Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, and are close to matching the Italian side’s £48m asking price.

  • Diego Costa faces a Chelsea fine after failing to report back for the new season two weeks ago.
  • Schalke are in talks with Chelsea over bringing defender Baba Rahman back to Gelsenkirchen on loan.
  • Chelsea will make a second bid of around £25m for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, this week after having a £15m offer turned down by the Foxes earlier this summer.

  • Barcelona have signed Brazil and former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho, 29, for 40m euros (£36.6m) from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
  • Barca will return with an offer in excess of £100m for Brazil international Coutinho.

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will target Napoli and Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne, 26, if playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, forces through a move to Barcelona.

  • PSG have secured the signing of Kylian Mbappe for a fee that will exceed the £200m they spent on Neymar. They will pay an initial fee of £173m plus add ons.
  • Paris St-Germain could spend more than 60m euros (£54.9m) on Monaco defender Fabinho, 23, on top of any deal for the Brazil international’s team-mate Kylian Mbappe, 18.
  • Both Jese and PSG are unconvinced by Fiorentina’s proposal of a two-year loan with an option to buy and a deal for the Spaniard to move to Italy is in doubt.
  • Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he knew Neymar was leaving for PSG even when he Tweeted a photo of the pair with the caption “he stays”.
  • Fiorentina are set to sign Genoa forward Giovanni Simeone for €18m (£16m). The 22-year-old forward had been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

  • Barcelona decided against signing Paulo Dybala because they believe the Juventus forward is incompatible with Lionel Messi.
  • Chelsea would be willing to sell Belgium’s attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, to Barcelona for 120m euros (£110m).
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told by Manchester United medics and American specialists to ease up as the striker pushes himself to recover from knee ligament injury.
  • Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, does not want to stay at Arsenal and is pushing for a move to Barcelona.
  • Arsenal have given up on signing 21-year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar from Monaco, with manager Arsene Wenger now focused on selling fringe player to cut the club’s wage bill.
  • Former Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia is in Seville to complete his move to Real Betis from Zenit St. Petersburg.
  • AC Milan are preparing an offer €75m (£68.5m) plus M’Baye Niang to try and tempt Torino into selling Andrea Belotti.
  • Inter have abandoned their plans to sign Emre Mor. That’s despite a deal being almost complete to take the Turkey international on loan with an obligation to buy next summer. The imminent arrival of Patrik Schick has put an end to the deal for the Borussia Dortmund man.
  • Manchester United transfer target Serge Aurier is also on Inter’s wishlist. They have narrowed down their full-back search to the PSG right-back, or Valencia’s Joao Cancelo.
  • Liverpool have told Emre Can, 23, he is going nowhere despite Juventus lining up a £23m offer as the Germany midfielder enters the final year of his contract.

  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman will not end his summer spending with Sigurdsson and is keen on a move for Fiorentina and Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic, 29. But Kalinic, 29, prefers a move to fellow Italian side AC Milan.
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, will finally compete a transfer to Everton this week, which will see Swansea move for West Brom midfielder Nacer Chadli, 28, and trigger Tottenham to sign Ross Barkley, 23, from the Toffees.
  • France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, could leave Atletico Madridif they sell Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 24, to Paris St-Germain.
  • No club has reached the €30m (£27m) asking price for Sporting captain Adrien Silva. The only bid received so far this summer was €20m (£18m) from Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is stepping up his pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, with the England international resigned to leaving the Gunners.

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  • Diego Costa is embroiled in a legal battle with Chelsea as the Premier League club remains in the dark over when he will return to England.
  • Chelsea fear Diego Costa is growing fat during his exile from the Chelsea first team.
  • Philippe Coutinho’s bid to move to Barcelona has broken into open warfare with Liverpool.
  • If Barca cannot seal a move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, they will set their sights on Christian Eriksen and Manchester United transfer target Ivan Perisic.

  • However, Barcelona’s moves to replace Neymar continue to take a hit, with Tottenham telling the Spanish side that Christian Eriksen is not for sale.
  • Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona’s first target to replace Neymar this summer is hoping Borussia Dortmund will allow him to join the Spanish giants.
  • He has been removed from the squad for the weekend’s DFB Pokal fixture, but the player remains optimistic he will be able to sign for the Catalan club.
  • Dembele is now refusing to pick up his phone and speak to anyone at the German club.
  • Barcelona’s desire to sign Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain is real. The Argentine winger has been pushed down the pecking order in Paris with the signing of Neymar and could look to move on. He would be a cut-price replacement for the Brazil international.
  • Barcelona star Lionel Messi wants the club to invest the money from Neymar’s sale on Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio, reports claim.
  • In order to ward off any future interest from other clubs, Real Madrid have slapped a €700m (£634m) release clause on playmaker Isco after he signed a new five-year-deal.
  • After talks between Zinedine Zidane and the club, Real Madrid won’t sign a new striker this summer. They will depend on the BBC and keep the squad as is. This would rule out a move for Kylian Mbappe, leaving them to hope he is still available next summer.
  • Real Madrid have given up their pursuit of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and his Manchester United counterpart David De Gea.
  • Chelsea star Eden Hazard is a ‘Plan B’ target for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane if he is unable to beat Paris Saint-Germain to the signature of Kylian Mbappe.
  • For the first time this summer, Monaco have opened up to discussions regarding the transfer of Mbappe. The player has forced his will and now the two clubs will discuss the possibility of a move.
  • Rennes have made a €10m (£9.1m) offer to Lille for Burnley transfer target Nicolas De Preville.

  • Manchester United will not go above £90 million in a bid to bring Gareth Bale back to the Premier League.
  • United are in talks to re-sign striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second half of the season, says manager Jose Mourinho.
  • Eliaquim Mangala could get a shock lifeline at Manchester City – as Pep Guardiola struggles to find the new centre-back he wants.
  • Manchester United are set to sign teenage Oliveirense striker Bruno Amorim, according to quotes attributed to the Portuguese club’s director Antonio Jose Leite.
  • Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to sign Ajax central defender Davinson Sanchez.
  • Adrian has been offered a new West Ham contract despite Joe Hart’s arrival on loan as the new number one.
  • Tony Pulis is confident he will have five new signings to help celebrate his own new deal, with Ben Gibson, Gareth Barry and Joel Ward all high on his wanted list.
  • Leicester are reportedly ready to rival Stoke in a move to try and sign Andros Townsend before the transfer window shuts.
  • Riyad Mahrez’s move to Roma remains in limbo, with the Italian club not willing to make an improved offer for the Leicester star.
  • Roma want €45m for Juventus target Kevin Strootman.
  • Juventus are prepared to make a £23 million offer to Liverpool in hopes of landing Emre Can.
  • Marcelo Simonian, Javier Pastore’s agent, has travelled to Madrid with Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi to discuss a deal to swap the Argentina international for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
  • Inter Milan’s transfer window could be about to catch fire, with Ezequiel Garay, Joao Cancelo and former Juventus target Patrik Schick all linked with completing moves before the summer is out.
  • It’s not just German and English clubs suffering from player power, now it spreads to Italy with Chelsea transfer target Geoffrey Kondogbia failing to train with Inter Milan.
  • Also Leonardo Spinazzola, a Juventus transfer target, will travel with Atalanta this weekend, hoping to force a move to Turin.
  • Chelsea are set to land right-back target Joao Cancelo after Tottenham refused to meet Valencia’s £25m asking price.
  • Tottenham have made an approach for 20-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop, but face competition from French side Lyon.
  • Chelsea have yet to return with an improved bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, after the Foxes rejected a £15m offer earlier this summer.
  • Everton and Southampton are battling it out for the signature of highly-prized Club Brugge youngster Noah Fadiga.
  • Celtic star Stuart Armstrong has become the subject of interest from Southampton, who are set to make a £3 million bid for him.
  • West Ham have reached a verbal agreement with Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25, over a proposed move.
  • Burnley will submit a £15m bid to sign Leeds and New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 25, to replace Andre Gray, who left for Watford this week.
  • Leeds have rejected a £12m offer – believed to be from Burnley- for Wood.
  • Leeds have lined up Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, 25, as a possible replacement for Wood.
  • Swansea will offer £20m for former midfielder Joe Allen, 27, despite Stoke saying the Wales international is not for sale.
  • Brighton are set to beat Middlesbrough and Sunderland to the signing of Sporting Lisbon defender Ezequiel Schelotto.
  • Jack Colback, 27, is set to leave Newcastle after a training ground row with boss Rafael Benitez.
  • Newcastle owner Mike Ashley says he cannot compete financially with the top Premier League clubs so cannot give manager Rafael Benitez enough money to spend in the transfer window.
  • French side Nantes, managed by former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, want to take 19-year-old Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide on loan.
  • The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
  • Paris St-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has posted a photo of himself with fellow right-back Serge Aurier – who is reportedly set to leave the French club – with the caption ‘se queda’ (‘he stays’) in a parody of Gerard Pique’s photo with Neymar before the latter left Barcelona for PSG.
  • WWE wrestler Triple H has sent West Haman inspirational video message before their Premier League opener against Manchester United.
  • Star Trek and X-Men actor Sir Patrick Stewart says he turns up to filming in his Huddersfield shirt when the club are playing and also gets sent a recording of the side’s matches by the Premier League newcomers.