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Monday July 17
08:05: Lucas Leiva is close to completing a move to Lazio after the Italian club posted a picture of the Liverpool midfielder on their official Twitter account.
The Brazilian, who had been the subject of a £5million bid, was pictured holding a Lazio scarf at an airport.
Lucas is Liverpool's current longest-serving player after a decade on Merseyside, but was left out of the squad for a friendly against Wigan last week as he considers his future.
In the last 18 months Jurgen Klopp has asked Lucas to stay on to provide some much-needed experience, despite interest from a number of clubs in Turkey and Italy, but has clearly decided not to stand in his way as he pursues regular first-team football elsewhere.
07:20: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will need to deal with a "massive jump" after switching to Old Trafford from Everton earlier this month, club captain Michael Carrick has said.
The 24-year-old Belgian international made his debut in a 5-2 friendly win over LA Galaxy on Saturday and Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham in 2006, expects the striker to thrive in an environment where expectations are high.
"The jump is massive," Carrick said. "I found that myself coming from Tottenham… But having Premier League experience is a massive bonus. He'll know how things work week to week. It's just about dealing with the pressure.
"It's early days. It's one week's training and 45 minutes against Galaxy so you can't come to any conclusions. We know what he is all about, there are no surprises. We all know exactly what he brings and that is why he is here.
"He is not going to change his game because he has come here. He does what he does best and obviously he's been brought here to score goals. I am pretty certain he will do that this season."
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05:55: Diego Costa has posted on his Instagram story showing the Chelsea man dancing at a party in an Atletico Madrid shirt.
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The striker is trying to secure a return to the Spanish side having been told by Antonio Conte he is not in his plans.
The relationship between the pair has turned sour.
And when Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas commented laughing on the post, Costa replied: "Give Conte a hug".
04:30: Real Madrid right-back Danilo has reportedly agreed personal terms with Chelsea.
Manchester City have been credited with interest in the Brazil international too, however, Chelsea are leading the race for Danilo’s signature.
According to Brazilian outlet Globoesporte, the defender has reached an agreement with the Blues.
Danilo has now left it up to Madrid and Chelsea to negotiate his move, with negotiations advanced.
He is keen to join Antonio Conte’s side as the 26-year-old believes he will get more game time at Chelsea opposed to Madrid.
And it is said Danilo will swap Madrid for Chelsea soon.
03:50: West Ham have stepped up their efforts to land Mexico international Javier Hernandez.
The Bayer Leverkusen striker is set to leave the club this summer, with Chelsea also reportedly interested.
But Slaven Bilic has made the former Manchester United goalscorer his top striker target.
And according to The Sun, the player's representatives have spoken to the Hammers about a return to England.
Hernandez is apparently set for a club-record £145,000-a-week deal, with West Ham ready to pay his £13m buy-out clause.
03:05: Newcastle are set to bid £10m for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo, reports claim.
Rafa Benitez has already been rebuffed after he approached Liverpool about a loan for the 20-year-old.
Instead, The Sun say the Newcastle boss is ready to go in with a permanent offer to help try and bolster his squad.
Jurgen Klopp will leave Ojo out of Liverpool's squad for their pre-season tour of Asia so he can discuss his future.
01:30: Ander Herrera will ensure fellow Spaniard David De Gea does not leave Manchester United for Real Madrid.
The Red Devils are breaced for another approach from the La Liga giants.
But on his United team-mate, Herrera said: "He's happy.
"I'm going to do everything I can to make sure he stays."
00:35: Arsenal are preparing to swoop for Mousa Dembele and Virgil van Dijk, Express Sport understands.
The Celtic striker is being eyed if Alexis Sanchez leaves the Emirates this summer.
And Arsenal are also considering battling Liverpool for Van Dijk, with a £45m bid being weighed up.
A move abroad may yet be sanctioned for Sanchez, who wants Champions League football, and £30m-rated Dembele could replace him.
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Sunday July 16
23:40: Jurgen Klopp insists he has the full backing of Liverpool's owners in the transfer market and remains hopeful of landing his top targets.
When asked if he had the financial support from the owners, Klopp replied: "One hundred per cent.
“Ok, I didn’t ask if I could buy Ronaldo or the other guys from Barcelona but I am absolutely fine with this.
“If they could make it quicker, you can imagine they would be here and trying. It’s not about money or something like this.
“It is not about a number (of players). It is about how it fits together. We will see.
“I felt we all ready had a pretty good side last year, especially when everyone is fit and that gives me a good feeling.”
22:55: Antonio Conte reportedly wants Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Chelsea.
However, according to Sky Sports, the club only have an eight-day window to land him.
Borussia Dortmund want his future sorted before they leave for a training camp in Switzerland on July 24.
Chelsea are yet to make an official bid.
22:00: Ander Herrera says he will do whatever it takes to make sure David de Gea stays at Manchester United.
He said: "He's happy and I know this is going to sound repetitive because I always say the same but David is one of the few keepers who wins you points.
"I'm going to do everything I can to make sure he stays."
21:00: Lucas Leiva has arrived in Italy for a medical with Lazio ahead of completing a £5million transfer.
The 30-year-old is set to leave Liverpool after 10 years at Anfield, where he made 247 Premier League appearances for the Reds.
20:00: Manchester United have announced Sergio Romero has signed a new contract.
The Argentine has put pen to paper on a deal which extends his time at the club until June 2021.
Romero said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world?"
19:00: Isco has threatened to leave Real Madrid for Barcelona if Eden Hazard signs for the club.
That's according to Diario Gol, who say the star is worried about his future.
The arrival of Hazard would plunge Isco further down the pecking order.
And, with Barcelona keen to sign a new midfielder, a move could happen.
16:40: Arsenal are keen to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
The Spain international is being tracked by Chelsea after he missed out on a move to Manchester United.
But Don Balon say Arsenal are now ready to make a move for him.
The Gunners reportedly feel he can be the perfect replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who has told Arsene Wenger he wants out.
14.55: Ander Herrera has claimed talk of him leaving Manchester United for Barcelona this summer is unfounded.
“There is nothing certain about Barcelona because I am very happy at United," he said after United's 5-2 win over LA Galaxy.
"I feel valued and focused here."
Herrera's comments come after the Daily Star claimed the midfielder will soon be offered a new five-year deal by United.
12.35: Tottenham want a deal for Ross Barkley tied up by the end of next week – but they will not pay Everton's £50million fee.
The Mirror claim Spurs want everything wrapped up before they jet off to America for their game against Paris Saint-Germain next Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, Barkley is his No1 target.
However Spurs are not willing to match Everton's £50m valuation and are offering just £30m for the England international.
12:30: CHELSEA LOAN OUT MARCO VAN GINKEL
PSV have completed a loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel.
The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at the Eredivisie club, who failed to successfully defend their league title won in 2016.
“PSV and Chelsea have reached an agreement on a transfer for Marco van Ginkel,” a statement from the Dutch club read.
“It is a loan deal for the duration of a season.
“PSV hope to quickly welcome the midfielder in Switzerland, where he will join our training camp.”
12:20 Everton want to sign Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk.
The Toffees are keen on adding to their defence and are aware Southampton want £60m for Van Dijk.
Liverpool have already failed to sign the player, with Saints having threatened a complaint to the Premier League over their approach.
The Daily Star Sunday claim Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been interested in the Dutchman since January.
11.45: Chelsea target Andrea Blotti has reportedly been tempted by a move to AC Milan .
Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim the the Blues could miss out on Belotti to the Serie A giants who have been spending big this summer.
The Torino striker is said to be open to the idea of moving to the San Siro.
However, Milan do not have the luxury of activating the 23-year-old's £87.5million release clause, which is not valid for Serie A clubs.
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10.50: Manchester United are back in for Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.
Aurier has been deemed surplus to requirements at PSG and was not included in their pre-season tour of the USA.
And the report says he could be handed a lifeline by United who could snap him up for between £17.5million and £21million.
However, the Ivorian was banned from entering the UK last year for a Champions League game against Arsenal after being convicted for assaulting a Police officer, which could complicate the deal.
10:08: Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic wants to join Manchester United, claim Irish newspaper the Sunday World.
However, the Blues are unsure over a deal with their Premier League rivals.
Matic is free to find a new club following Tiemoue Bakayoko’s arrival at Stamford Bridge.
The report claims the Blues want Matic to head abroad, with Juventus a possible option.
But Matic is keen to be reunited with former boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
09:30: Wayne Rooney wants Ross Barkley to stay at Everton amid concerns the England youngster is ready to leave Goodison Park.
Barkley is out of contract next summer and Everton have put a £50m price tag on him.
Rooney said: "With the ability that Ross has, of course we all want him to be a part of what we're trying to achieve at Everton.
"He can help us get better but the decision about his future is down to him.
"I'm sure he will speak to the manager and do what's right for him."
Everton have earmarked Gylfi Sigurdsson as a possible replacement for Barkley.
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09:22: Ander Herrera will be offered a staggering £200,000-a-week contract to remain at Manchester United for four more years.
The Spaniard is wanted at Barcelona and has one year left on his current deal.
But United want to double his wages and tie him down to fresh terms until 2021.
That is according to the Daily Star Sunday, who claim the midfielder will earn £41.6m including bonuses over the length of the deal.
09.15: Jose Mourinho has admitted he is disappointed Manchester United failed to reach an agreement for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
"It is a shame," Mourinho said after United's 5-2 win over LA Galaxy.
"He is a player who made it to the first team with me [at Real Madrid] and I have a special liking for.
"I enjoyed watching his evolution in Juventus and Madrid.
"But we have not reached an agreement with his club and I don't think he can end with us."
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08:36: Gareth Bale could be sold by Real Madrid to facilitate Kylian Mbappe’s arrival from Monaco.
Express Sport understands Real Madrid are determined to beat Manchester City and PSG to Mbappe’s signature.
But to do that they must meet Monaco’s £120m asking price.
And selling Bale to raise funds seems like the most viable option for the La Liga club.
Bale would not be short on suitors if he were put up for sale, with Chelsea needing a striker and Manchester United having previously been interested in the Wales international.
The 27-year-old could be offloaded for as much as £100m.
08:25: Jose Mourinho says it’s “mission impossible” for Manchester United to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Ronaldo threatened to quit Spain over tax fraud allegations, which he denies, earlier this summer.
United and PSG surfaced as potential destinations for the Portugal international.
But tensions have since calmed and Mourinho says a move won’t be happening.
"I am not going to get my club to waste time on players who are mission impossible," Mourinho said after United's 5-2 win over LA Galaxy.
"Ronaldo is such an important player for his club. A player of great economic power.
"We have not been able to find any reason that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave."
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08:00 Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea remains uncertain as contract talks stall.
Conte was fuming that Chelsea missed out on Romelu Lukaku, who has joined Manchester United.
Since then they have signed Antonio Rudiger from Roma and yesterday snapped up Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.
But the Sun on Sunday claim Conte remains frustrated with Chelsea’s transfer business this summer and does not yet want to commit to a longer contract.
07:45: Liverpool are set to increase their bid to sign Naby Keita next week.
Express Sport understands the Reds are ready to lodge an improved £65m bid for the RB Leipzig ace.
Leipzig want £70m for their star man and rejected Liverpool’s £57m advance earlier this week.
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07:30: Alexis Sanchez has told UOL Esporte in Chile that Champions League football is his main priority if he is to leave Arsenal.
"I want to play in the Champions League," he said at a charity youth tournament in Tocopilla. "The decision isn't up to me, I need to wait for Arsenal.
"I've made my decision, now I wait for Arsenal's reply. The idea is to play and win the Champions League. I've dreamt about it since I was little.
"For now I am at Arsenal and I finish my contract in one more year."
07:00: Manchester City want to sign Monaco ace Benjamin Mendy after Tottenham refused to do a deal over Danny Rose.
City need a left-back heading into the new season and Express Sport understands Rose was their top choice.
However, after signing Kyle Walker from the north London club this week, City appear unlikely to also force through Rose’s move.
And Monaco’s Mendy could be set to join the Etihad club, with Pep Guardiola willing to stump up £50m for the France international.