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Monday July 17
13:30: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is determined to sign their top targets ahead of the new season, saying he has 100 percent backing from the club owners in a complicated transfer window.
The Merseyside club have already recruited winger Mohamed Salah from Roma and striker Dominic Solanke, whose contract expired at Chelsea.
"We pretty much have all you need. But at the end it is still business," Klopp said.
"You go out and see the car that you have been dreaming about your whole life… you say 'here is the money' but they say to you 'I don't want to sell the car'. You say 'but I have got the money' but they say 'I don't want to sell'.
"They say 'go for another car in another colour' but you say 'that's okay but I want this'. Things like this happen in life, not only football."
13:20: Vitesse Arnhem’s signing of Chelsea youngster Mukhtar Ali will prove a success, according to the club’s chief Joost de Wit.
Dutch newspaper De Gelderlander reports Ali has agreed a three-year deal with the Eredivisie outfit after a productive six-month loan spell last season.
"We are currently trying to dot the i's," said De Wit.
"Our technical men have seen him often and are convinced. You have with your squad certain qualities which are needed. This year with European football and five games in 10 days in December, you need these players.
"We can't all be a Milot Rashica. Our technical people are convinced of the qualities of Ali."
13:10: Manchester United are reportedly considering making a huge £60million offer for Tottenham's Eric Dier.
Jose Mourinho has already made two signings this summer but is keen to acquire more players in the transfer window.
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And Mourinho is keen to bring Tottenham star Dier to Old Trafford.
The Mirror claim United are preparing to test the waters again with an improved £60m offer to tempt the London club into selling.
13:05: Juventus are set to launch their opening bid for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.
According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, the Champions League finalists are prepared to offer £21million plus performance-related add-ons.
Can, 23, has entered the final 12 months of his Anfield contract and is yet to sign an extension with the Merseyside club.
The Italian champions are under pressure to making signings having lost Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan last week, and believe they can lure Can to Turin.
13:00: Some breaking news on Manchester United's pursuit of Ivan Perisic.
The Sun claim the Red Devils have agreed a £40m fee with Inter Milan for the Croatia star.
Perisic will now supposedly fly out to America, where United are on their pre-season tour.
He is then set to become their third summer signing after Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.
12:55: Robert Pires has called on Olivier Giroud to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal
The French striker has been strongly linked with a move away from the Gunners with Everton and West Ham said to be chasing his signature.
But Pires is hoping the striker is ready to challenge for a starting spot in Arsene Wenger's side.
"It will be very difficult for Olivier Giroud but I think he’s a big professional,” Pires told talkSPORT.
“Competition is very important for strikers so I hope Giroud will stay at Arsenal because he’s really important and he scores a lot of goals during the season, but I don’t know what will happen at the end of the market.
“It’s not easy for Olivier because in one year he will want to play in the World Cup with France, but he is a big professional for Arsenal and it’s better if he stays.”
12:40: Arsene Wenger is set to launch another effort to keep Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal – by offering him a £275,000-a-week deal.
Sanchez wants to quit the Emirates and spoke of his desire to play Champions League football while on holiday in Chile this weekend.
He has made it clear he sees his future away from Arsenal and with one year left on his contract can force a move this summer or leave for free next.
Sanchez is wanted by Manchester City with Bayern Munich cooling their interest following the capture of James Rodriguez.
But Wenger is refusing to sell to City following the backlash for selling Robin van Persie to Manchester United.
And the Sun report that Arsenal will offer Sanchez a new deal worth £275,000 a week.
Manchester United Transfer News: Red Devils have agreed a £40m fee with Inter Milan for Ivan Perisic
12:30: Paul Merson thinks Arsenal should swap Alexis Sanchez for Man City's Sergio Aguero.
"I don't think Arsenal can replace Sanchez, can they?" Merson told Goal. "He gets 30 of their goals, but you've got to move on.
"If someone doesn't want to be at the club, Arsenal are a big club and you don't want players who don't want to be there. Arsenal are a big club, a very big club and you don't want that.
"He's a good player – if I were Arsenal I'd be ringing up Man City and saying 'Give us Aguero and you can have Sanchez.'
"[If Alexis wants to go to Man City] then I'd say I want Aguero. He's better than Sanchez."
12:20: Juventus are putting the finishing touches to a deal to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
Juve are poised to pay £13m for the Poland international who spent last season on loan at Roma. He has just a year to run on his Gunners contract.
Szczesny is set to be followed out of the door by David Ospina, a £4m target for Fenerbahce.
12:10: AC Milan have signed Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia on a three-year deal from Serie A rivals Lazio.
The 31-year-old won four Belgian titles with Anderlecht before moving to Lazio in 2013. He scored four goals in 29 league appearances last season as Lazio finished fifth.
"AC Milan are delighted to announce the signing of Lucas Biglia from SS Lazio. The player has penned a three-year contract through to 30 June 2020," the club said on their website.
"The Argentinian is a quality player with a strong tactical sense. Biglia is important on and off the ball, starting the move for the team, with great vision of play and a talented set piece taker."
12:00: Newcastle aren’t giving up hope of signing Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo.
The Shields Gazette recently claimed Jurgen Klopp refused Newcastle’s approach for the talented youngster.
But The Sun claim a new approach is in the pipeline.
The report states Rafa Benitez will test Jurgen Klopp’s resolve with a £10million bid to bring the 20-year-old to St James’ Park.
11:40: Chelsea look set to miss out on Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata.
Italian journalist Carlo Laudisa says the Spain international is closing in on a move to AC Milan.
"Overtaken in the hunt for the striker. #Milan a step from #Morata: 70 mln at #Real, 10 net to him. Pass #Belots and #Aubameyang," he said on Twitter.
Chelsea could now be forced to turn to Andrea Belotti and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fill the void left by Diego Costa's imminent departure.
11:25: Manchester United are 'close' to signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.
And journalist Miguel Delaney thinks he can be an Old Trafford star.
"Perisic now very close. Will be good signing," he said on Twitter.
"Crosses the ball almost five times more than United's current wingers – needed with Lukaku!"
11:15: There have been conflicting reports surrounding the status of Arsenal’s battle to sign Thomas Lemar.
As previously reported, BBC reporter David Ornstein says Arsenal are losing optimism – but Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli thinks there’s actually been a breakthrough.
He claims Arsenal have been in negotiations with the Ligue 1 champions for some time, and have finally agreed to pay £48m, plus bonuses, to make him their third summer signing.
Monaco have reportedly asked the north London outfit to delay the announcement until they find a suitable replacement.
Chelsea Transfer News: AC Milan are favourites to sign Alvaro Morata
11:00: Manchester United have completed the signing of Espanyol wonderkid Arnau Puigmal.
The Red Devils agreed terms with the Spanish outfit and the player himself in May, and the deal has now been completed.
Puigmal, 16, flew to Manchester United’s training complex to sign his contract and will continue his development in the academy.
10:50: Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has seven days to secure a new club.
The Sun claim Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in signing the Gabon international, and recently contacted the club about a transfer.
However, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says the club’s not been contacted and any sale will need to happen “in the next couple of days” so he can be replaced.
He said: “We have told Auba, 'If you want to move, and you have a club willing to meet our demands, then we'll talk'.
"But this will only apply in a certain time window, which is slowly closing.
"We would clearly need to get a replacement, which is difficult. We will wait for a couple more days but not much longer.
"There are no offers on the table for him so far. Personally I would prefer him to stay with us, but there are a few clubs where he could clearly earn more money."
10:20: Arsenal are losing hope in their pursuit of Monaco star Thomas Lemar.
Arsene Wenger’s side have been chasing the talented French international, who’s likely to cost somewhere in the region of £45million.
But BBC reporter David Ornstein believes Chelsea’s capture of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva’s move to Manchester City has wrecked their chances.
He tweeted: “Arsenal growing less optimistic of signing Lemar. Still trying but other Monaco exits reduce chances. Intention remains to keep Sanchez.”
Ornstein adds that Arsenal are desperate to keep Alexis Sanchez, despite his recent comments about playing Champions League football next season.
10:10: Jose Mourinho has revealed his plans to trial a new-look attack.
The Portuguese tactician plans to play Romelu Lukaku with Marcus Rashford together, and believes his new signing could flourish alongside the rapid youngster.
He said: “Today Rashford was in a different team than Lukaku. But in this pre-season we will also try both in the same team which I think can also work.
“Lukaku is a target man, he plays with his back to opponents. A good thing today for me is to see that he's a team player. He's not selfish. He's not obsessed with goals. He wasn't so worried about himself, he was worried about the improvement of the team."
Manchester United News: Jose Mourinho will pair Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford together
09:55: Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.
Spanish newspaper Marca claim the arrival of Gerard Deulofeu and the departure of Luis Enrique have left Rafinha’s Nou Camp future in doubt.
And Arsene Wenger’s side could pick up the pieces.
It’s believed Rafinha has offers on the table from a Premier League club, but the report doesn’t explicitly say it’s from Arsenal.
It does, however, continue to link Arsenal with the 24-year-old midfielder, who scored seven goals in 28 appearances last season.
09:40: Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at the Europa League holders until 2021.
Romero, understudy to Spain's David de Gea since joining United in 2015, played in the Europa League campaign that ended in a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in May.
"I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn't want to be at the biggest club in the world?" said Romero, whose deal gives him the option of another season after 2021.
"We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other. Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final, and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season's success in 2017/18."
09:30: Tiemoue Bakayoko has hailed former Chelsea star Claude Makelele as a major influence in his career.
Bakayoko has joined the champions from Monaco in a deal worth £40million and is already saying all the right things to get supporters excited.
“Makelele helped me greatly,” Bakayoko said.
“When he arrived at Monaco I wasn’t a very, very good player, but I had a lot of discussions with him, he gave me a lot of advice, and he allowed me to play my style of football more simply.”
09:20: Oman international goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has signed for Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal from Championship side Reading.
Al Habsi was able to join Al Hilal after the Saudi Arabian Premier League relaxed rules on overseas players, permitting clubs to field foreign goalkeepers.
09:10: Manchester City have spent heavily in the close season to strengthen an already powerful squad and midfielder Raheem Sterling says winning the Premier League is the top priority.
City, who last won the title in 2014 and finished 15 points behind champions Chelsea last season, have added goalkeeper Ederson for £34.7million, midfielder Bernardo Silva for £43m and defender Kyle Walker for £50m.
Sterling said all the pieces were in place for a title run.
"We need to be winning trophies; we need to be getting that Premier League title back," the 22-year-old told the club's website.
"For me, that's the most important thing for next year – to be the best team in England and we've already made some fantastic signings this summer that will only strengthen an already strong squad."
09:00: Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Manchester City superstar Sergio Aguero, sensational reports claim.
Spanish newspaper AS claim Pep Guardiola is prepared to sell the Argentine talisman and make Gabriel Jesus his first-choice striker.
Antonio Conte, who’s searching for Diego Costa’s replacement, is having difficulty bringing Alvaro Morata to Stamford Bridge.
And could launch a high-profile swoop for Aguero, who’s scored an incredible 169 times in just 253 appearances during six years at the Etihad.
Chelsea Transfer News: Pep Guardiola is happy to sell Sergio Aguero, reports claim
08:40: Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren believes the arrival of winger Mohamed Salah will help them break down the stubborn defences which caused them so many problems last season.
"Mane had his injury and we missed him," said the Croatia international.
"We saw Salah on Friday and we will see more of his qualities. He needs more time as he's only had six days with us and everything is completely new but I think he will be perfect in this system."
08:25: Arsenal are growing frustrated with Leicester’s valuation of Riyad Mahrez.
The Gunners are interested in signing the talented Algeria international, who’s keen to secure European football elsewhere.
But former Premier League champions Leicester are unwilling to negotiate on his £40million price-tag, according to the Daily Mail.
Serie A outfit Roma have made enquiries and submitted an initial bid of £21million plus performance-related add-ons, which Craig Shakespeare’s side rejected.
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.
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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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.