THE transfer window is open and clubs are getting their business done quickly ready for the imminent new season.
And Man City have already made a big splash as they completed the £20m signing of Valencia's Ferran Torres.
Follow all the latest gossip and updates with our live blog below…
KU'S TO A VILL
Real Madrid have rejected a loan offer from Bayern Munich for Takefusa Kubo – and he is going to join Villrreal for the season instead.
The Japanese teen sensation has spent last season on loan at Real Mallorca.
And now Unai Emery has convinced Zinedine Zidane to take the winger, 19, to Estadio de la Ceramica.
Kubo is seen as one of Madrid's brightest young prospects and he is expected to be involved in the first team as of next summer.
Chelsea are favourites to sign Sergio Reguilon, according to reports.
The left-back is seen as a cheaper option after Leicester told the Blues they would hold firm on their £80million asking price for Ben Chilwell.
Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico and Atalanta’s Robin Gosens have both been mentioned as possible alternatives.
Reguilon, 23, spent last season on loan at Sevilla, where he grabbed four assists and two goals.
And according to ESPN, talks over a transfer are reaching ‘advanced’ stages.
HE'D BE 'OFF IN A SHOT
Former Man City defender Mikkel Bischoff has claimed that Kasper Schmeichel will do anything he can to play for his dad’s former club United.
Schmeichel Jr is currently at Leicester City, but SunSport reported exclusively last week he would be keen to join the Red Devils as a replacement for the blunder-prone David De Gea.
He said: “Schmeichel is a huge United fan.
“He always has been and always will be, it will be the biggest dream come true if he were to succeed [in joining United].
“If Kasper gets the opportunity to play just ten games for United, then he jumps. It’s simply so big for him.
“He is such a big fan that he will do anything to get to that club.”
EXCLUSIVE – JACK POT
Jack Grealish is set to be offered a bumper pay rise to £100,000 a week to keep him out of the clutches of Manchester United, reports GRAEME BRYCE.
Aston Villa are demanding at least £80million for their talismanic midfielder, who scored on the final day of the season to complete the club’s great escape from relegation.
Billionaire owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have no intention of losing their skipper this summer.
And tying Grealish, currently on £70,000 a week, to a lucrative new five-year contract will show they mean business.
Tyrone Mings and John McGinn will also be rewarded for impressive seasons with new deals.
Despite splashing out £140m on new players last season, Sawiris and Edens are ready to make around £100m available to add “three or four quality additions”.
Kai Havertz was pictured training with Bayer Leverkusen as they prepare to play Rangers.
The Bundesliga club host the Scottish giants tomorrow in the Europa League, taking a 3-1 lead into their second leg.
But the tie comes amid speculation star man Havertz is pursuing a move to Stamford Bridge.
After Real Madrid and Bayern Munich cooled their interest in the 21-year-old, Chelsea moved closer to securing their transfer target.
The Blues are believed to have approached Leverkusen with a £70million offer, around £20m shy of the player’s price tag.
BOAT SHIPPED OUT
Jerome Boating looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer – with the Bundesliga champions “eager” to offload him.
The Bavarians almost flogged the German ace in January, when the Gunners were said to be keen on a deal, but he stayed put to provide back-up in defence.
Arsenal club bosses were reportedly reluctant to seal a deal for the German defender in January due to concerns over his fitness and £196,000-a-week wages.
Despite having seven centre-backs on their books, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu have identified their backline as their main weakness.
SERGE OF INTEREST
Tottenham’s Serge Aurier is attracting interest from AC Milan over a switch to the Serie A side this summer.
The Ivorian defender, 27, has had an error-strewn stint in North London since signing from PSG in 2017.
But Jose Mourinho is ready to dispose with the player who has caused his defence plenty of headaches.
Mourinho will not have much cash to spend on defensive reinforcements this summer and Jan Vertonghen is leaving the Spurs Stadium, with Roma favourites to seal his signature.
GIVE EM THE 'VINGA
Eduardo Camavinga will reportedly snub all transfer offers this summer to force his dream move to Real Madrid next year.
The French youngster, 17, is under contract at Rennes until the end of the 2021-22 season.
It is no secret that Camavinga has his heart set on a move to the Bernabeu.
And according to Marca, the whizkid has asked Rennes bigwigs not to listen to any transfer offers from other clubs.
Zinedine Zidane is believed to be a huge fan of his French compatriot, and has identified the midfielder as a long-term replacement for Casemiro.
GONE FOR A CHONG
Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong is set for a loan move to cash-strapped Werder Bremen.
The winger is clearly in need of more experience and would be behind Marcus Rashford, Daniel James, Mason Greenwood and potential new signing Jadon Sancho.
Bremen chief Frank Baumann said: “He is very fast, a real flank player and his profile fits [our requirement]. We can add two or three more players [who fit the profile].
“Borrowing players from top clubs like this can make sense to us. Because of our situation, he’s a player who could be interesting.”
RICE CONFIRMS MOVES
Declan Rice can move… like Michael Jackson.
The Chelsea target, who has been tipped for a switch to Stamford Bridge this season, shared a hilarious video on the golf course performing a dance routine like Jacko.
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West Ham's Michail Antonio has been named Premier League player of the month for July for his exploits during the Hammers' survival charge.
The England winger scored a stunning EIGHT goals in the final month of the season as David Moyes' side escaped the drop.
NO 'RAHMA DRAMA
Chelsea have been handed a summer transfer boost, with Said Benrahma's Brentford having failed to earn promotion to the Premier League.
The Algerian winger was a catalyst for the West Londoners' superb season, scoring 17 goals and assisting a further ten for Thomas Frank's side.
But with the Bees having failed to wrap up automatic promotion during the regular season, followed by last night's 2-1 defeat to Fulham under the Wembley arch, they have been left vulnerable to losing their star creator.
And according to Football.London, Benrahma is still “destined” to play Premier League football next season, albeit not with Brentford.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a host of top-flight clubs – most notably Chelsea and Leeds United.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is set to target a winger this summer, having lost veterans Willian and Pedro on free transfers.
Kieran Gibbs is set to be offloaded by West Brom as Slaven Bilic gets set to cut his squad down.
The former Arsenal left-back, 30, is one of three players whose futures are at risk.
Kenneth Zohore and Oliver Burke are also at risk of being sold by the Baggies, according to the Telegraph.
OFF SCOT FREE
Ryan Fraser has been offered a contract worth around £55,000 a week by Crystal Palace.
The Scottish winger, 26, is a free agent, having left Bournemouth before the restart in June.
The former Cherries ace was reportedly seeking a move to a bigger club and a deal of more than £100,000 a week.
It is understood Bournemouth were willing to offer Fraser a more lucrative, long-term deal but he decided to see his contract down.
He also rejected a short-term extension to play in the final nine matches of the season.
Nathan Ake has agreed a five year deal to join Manchester City after Chelsea declined to take up their option to sign the defender, reports DUNCAN WRIGHT.
City saw a £41million bid for the Dutch international accepted by Bournemouth last week.
But Frank Lampard had first refusal under the terms of the deal which took him to the Cherries.
Chelsea have now informed Bournemouth they do not want to sign the 25-year-old centre-back despite their need to improve defensively over the summer.
And that leaves Ake in the clear to complete the formalities of his move to the Etihad once he returns from holiday with his partner.
UNITED 'WILL WALK AWAY'
SunSport contributor Tom McDermott says United WILL walk away from any transfer for Jadon Sancho if they cannot get the deal they want.
The stance appears to have been cemented after Dortmund started playing hardball over the final fee.
The club are reportedly briefing they will NOT make an announcement on Friday.
HE'S OUR PALL
Roma’s billionaire owner James Pallotta could launch a bid to take over Newcastle – if he can agree the sale of the Serie A club.
Magpies fans were left devastated after the £300million proposed Saudi takeover collapsed, after the consortium led by Amanda Staveley pulled out.
They blamed the prolonged process of being approved by the Premier League as one of the key reasons for withdrawing their interest in buying the club.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley – who stands to pocked £17m despite the takeover falling through – is still desperate to sell the club ahead of the new season.
It has been claimed that he has given US tycoon Henry Mauriss an August 14 deadline to get a deal over the line.
BLUE ALL OUR DOUGH
Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for TEN big-name first-team stars this summer – but could make an £84million LOSS.
Frank Lampard is open to the concept of selling around £300m of talent this month.
Here are the players at risk
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Bild's Christian Falk has provided another update on the Jadon Sancho situation.
The England winger is set to move to Manchester United, but the two clubs have been wrangling over the final fee and whether the final sum will be based on performance-based add-ons or whether United will be obliged to pay them anyway.
According to Falk, they are using Sancho's agent Emeka Obasi as the intermediary to try and fine-tune the final price.
Either way, Obasi would get a significant reward as part of the transfer and Sancho's personal terms have also been agreed.
GOING, GOING, GUEN
Unai Emery is hoping to reunite with Matteo Guendouzi at Villarreal after the French midfielder fell out with Mikel Arteta.
The final straw for Guendouzi appears to be when he goaded Brighton’s Neal Maupay over his salary.
The 21-year-old has a reported Achilles tendon problem, but Mikel Arteta is understood not to be impressed with his temperament.
Emery signed Guendouzi for the Gunners from Lorient in 2018 and he impressed at the start of his Emirates career, but this season has been a difficult one for the highly-tipped youngster, whose career appears to be at a crossroads.
According to Foot Mercato, Barcelona have also looked at the midfielder.
Chelsea have been joined by Manchester United in the race for Porto left-back Alex Telles, according to reports.
The Blues are in the hunt for a new left-back to replace Emerson and Marcos Alonso.
Leicester’s Ben Chilwell is their top defensive target but yesterday, the Foxes said the West Londoners would have to pay a world record fee to sign him.
Along with Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico, Telles is generally considered the Blues‘ backup option.
But if they do switch their attention to the 27-year-old, they will face competition from Manchester United, according to Portuguese outlet A Bola.
Liverpool are chasing defensive duo Jamal Lewis and Aissa Mandi, according to reports.
The Reds romped to last year's title, finishing 18 points ahead of runners-up Manchester City.
But boss Jurgen Klopp has pinpointed areas of relative weakness in his squad, and will prioritise these positions in what will be a relatively quiet summer.
Liverpool hope to sign a left-back that can compete with Andrew Robertson, having had to deploy veteran midfielder James Milner in that position at times last season.
Klopp would also like to sign another central defender, having sold Dejan Lovren to Zenit St Petersburg for £10.9million.
According to the Mirror, Norwich's Jamal Lewis fits the bill at left-back, with the Reds lining up a £10m bid for the relegated star.
'EYE ON OUR GUEYE
Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring PSG star Idrissa Gueye back to the Premier League.
The combative midfielder left Everton for the French champs for around £30million last summer.
But according to Le10 Sport, PSG are prepared to flog him to the highest bidder with boss Leonardo planning on overhauling the midfield.
And United are reportedly interested, alongisde Premier League rivals Wolves.
Gueye has featured in 33 games in all competitions for PSG this season, scoring just once.
DORTMUND 'SOFTENING' ON SANCHO
United are set for another day's tense negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over the transfer of Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
And the offer of £90.2million (100m Euros) has “softened” the Bundesliga club's hard and fast stance on wanting £108m for the England winger.
Sancho, 20, has been training with his team-mates ahead of the return of the German top flight.
They play Altach in a friendly on August 12 and the club have set Ed Woodward a deadline of August 10 to get the transfer concluded.
According to Tancredi Palmeri, add-ons will “cover the distance” to £108m, but the wrangling appears to still be over the structure of the deal and whether those sums are guaranteed or introduced as performance-related bonuses.
Michy Batshuayi has reportedly been offered to Leeds as they prepare for their return to the Premier League.
The Belgian forward, 26, looks set to leave Chelsea in a cut-price deal this summer.
According to Get French Football News, Batshuayi's agent has offered Leeds the chance to sign his client.
The source states that the Whites have received “hundreds” of offers from agents following their promotion from the Championship.
Batshuayi is one of the names on the long-list as he looks to revive his career away from Stamford Bridge.
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