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Saturday June 3
15:00: Ray Wilkins says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte needs to make some big signings this summer.
Conte won the Premier League in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge but Wilkins believes the addition of Champions League football means the squad needs strengthening.
"It will be a lot more difficult (next season), they're playing European football," he said on Sky Sports.
"What he has to do is that he has to bring in some stellar boys and some stellar signings but also utilise the young men that he's got there as well in games in the League Cup, in the FA Cup."
15:00: AC Milan are looking to spoil Chelsea and Manchester United’s pursuit of Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata.
The Spanish striker has been linked with a Bernabeu exit this summer having played second-fiddle to Karim Benzema for much of the season.
The Premier League duo could find themselves out of luck with Milan chiefs travelling to Cardiff to hold Morata talks, according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol.
14:50: Belgium star Leander Dendoncker will hold talks over his future with Anderlecht after the international break.
According to Sky Sports, Everton, Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in signing the defensive midfielder.
Asked about his future plans and links to the Premier League, Dendoncker said: “I have spoken with my agent and now we will see.
“I am awaiting his opinion. I am focused on the national team and after we will see.
“Those are nice clubs. We will see.”
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14:45: Liverpool will reportedly miss out on Lazio winger Keita Balde to Juventus, according to Italian outlet CalcioMercato.
The report says the Reds' hopes of signing the winger are slim because he favours a move to Juventus and has agreed personal terms with the Italian side.
Keita has just one year remaining on his contract and is reportedly valued at £26million.
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13.10: Arsenal have made a transfer offer for Henry Onyekuru, the Eupen winger has confirmed.
"It’s a good feeling for a club like Arsenal to make a bid for me, this is due to my hard work in training and games," he said.
"I am waiting and working towards it and we'll see how it goes after the [Nigeria] qualifiers."
12.22: Paris Saint-Germain are not the only club chasing Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal star Sanchez wants £300,000 a week in his new contract or will look to leave the Emirates.
And the Daily Mail claim Chelsea and Manchester City are the only clubs who can reasonably meet those demands.
Sanchez’s representatives are thought to have already contacted Bayern Munich over the Chilean, while Juventus are also keen.
But the playmaker appears more likely to remain in the Premier League.
11.50: Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero has emerged as a potential target for Newcastle.
Caballero will be leaving City next month on a free transfer and The Northern Echo claim he is on Rafa Benitez's radar.
Napoli's Pepe Reina is said to be the Toon's No 1 target, but if the deal falls through a move for the Argentina international is on the cards.
11.00: West Ham have reportedly decided to loan defender Reece Oxford to Borussia Monchengladbach for the 2017/18 season.
The Mirror claim Slaven Bilic sees the youngster as an important player for the Hammers and wants him to gain first-team experience with Gladbach.
The hope is he can flourish in the Bundesliga, much like Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen has while at the German club.
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9.45: Juventus are reportedly in contact with Emre Can’s agent over a possible summer deal.
The Serie A champions are hopeful they can prise the Germany international away from Anfield as his contract expires in 2018.
However, Italian outlet Gianlucadimarzio claim if Juve miss out on the 23-year-old they are reportedly also tracking Lyon's Corentin Tolisso and Monaco's Fabinho.
9.00: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be handed a new Manchester United deal, Express Sport can reveal.
Sources close to United have told Express Sport the club will not activate the one-year extension clause in the 36-year-old's contract.
He wil instead be allowed to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer next month.
The call has been based on finances as the club cannot warrant paying the long-term injured striker £367,000 a week to sit on the sidelines.
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8.30: Wojciech Szczesny is set to sign for Juventus and is close to a pre-contract agreement with the club, according to The Sun.
The report says the goalkeeper will agree to a delayed move to Juve, linking up with the Serie A champions next summer after Gianluigi Buffon retires.
Szczesny will return to the Gunners for the 2017/18 season, seeing out his contract, before making the move to Turin.
8.10: Chelsea reportedly want to sign Juventus star Dani Alves – but face competition from Manchester City and Tottenham for his signature.
The Daily Mail claim the Blues are in pole position to sign the former Barcelona man with manager Antonio Conte weighing up a swoop.
It is said the Italian views Alves as the perfect player to bring in to help his side handle life in the Champions League next season
7.30: Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata reportedly wants to join Chelsea this summer.
Express Sport understands the Spain international is on the Blues' wishlist to replace Diego Costa, who has been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge.
And Spanish outlet Diario Gol claim, out of Manchester United, AC Milan and Chelsea, the Spain international favours Antonio Conte's side.
5.50: Newcastle have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Napoli keeper Pepe Reina.
That is according The Daily Mirror, who claim the shot-stopper has rejected the chance to come back to the Premier League.
Reina worked under Rafa Benitez during their time at Liverpool and was linked with a £4million move to St James’ Park.
But he has apparently snubbed a move to Newcastle in favour of staying in Italy.
Napoli finished third this season and secured Champions League qualification.
Napoli keeper Pepe Reina has turned down the chance to join Newcastle
5.00: Leeds target Alexandru Maxim will decide on his future after he has attended his friends wedding and returned to Stuttgart.
“I can’t say anything. First of all, I will now travel to Romania and go to my friend’s wedding,” Maxim told German outlet Lattenkreuz.
“After that, I will see if I will continue.”
Maxim made 25 appearances Bundesliga 2 appearances this season, scoring five goals and providing seven assists.
4.00: Paris Saint-Germain have made Alexis Sanchez their No 1 transfer target, according to reports.
The Arsenal striker could be on his way out of the Emirates this summer with the Gunners yet to meet his £300,000-a-week wage demands.
And PSG are keen to pounce on the uncertainty surrounding his future as Unai Emery looks to revamp his squad and regain the Ligue 1 title from Monaco next season.
German outlet Sport 1 claim if the French giants fail to sign the Chile international they will move for Borussia Dortmund hotshot Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The report adds they are willing to pay £62million for the Gabon international.
PSG have made Alexis Sanchez their No 1 summer transfer target
3.00: Arsene Wenger is confident contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal beyond this summer.
Asked if the pair would be sold, Wenger told beIN SPORTS: “No. This summer first of all they will stay at the club – hopefully they can extend their contracts.
“You cannot weaken the club and the team – unless you find a player of the same calibre.
“I believe at the moment we are not at that point. We are just focused on keeping the team together and see how to strengthen the team.”
He added: “When you sign a contract you commit to give your best until the last day of the contract so why would they not give their best.
“The interest of any players is always to play football and even more so at the end of your contract. If you’re a winner you want to win the game you’re playing.”
2.00: Juventus have made an initial approach to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, according to reports.
The Germany international looks set to go into his final 12 months of his contract and doubt has been cast over his future.
And Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reckons Juventus are keen to swoop for Can after making an enquiry about his availability to his agent.
But Juve will face a fight on their hands for his signature with Jurgen Klopp keen for him to remain at Anfield.
Juventus have made initial contact over the transfer of Liverpool star Emre Can
1.10: Antoine Griezmann will never get the chance to sign for Manchester United again, according to reports.
The France international was a priority transfer target for Jose Mourinho, but he has decided to snub a move to Old Trafford in favour of staying at Atletico Madrid.
And the Sun claim he was given an ultimatum before Atletico’s transfer ban was upheld.
It is claimed United chiefs told he to sign the £300,000-a-week contract they had drawn up for him or never get the chance to sign for them again.
The report adds one of the reason why Griezmann snubbed United was because he wants to claim a £5.3million loyalty bonus at Atleti for another season.
00.40: Diego Costa is reportedly on the verge of signing for Atletico Madrid.
The Chelsea striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.
The 28-year-old admitted he will only leave Chelsea for a return to Atletico Madrid.
And Spanish outlet AS claim he is now close to sealing a move to the club in January 2018 once their transfer ban is lifted.
The report adds Diego Simeone has made him his top transfer target.
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Friday June 2
22.30:Manchester United will not offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract.
Express Sport understands the Swede is not expected to play again before the New Year after rupturing knee ligaments back in April.
Sources close to United say it would now be a financial madness to extend the deal of a player who is earning £367,000 a week – £19m a year – when he is not expected to play for at least the first half of the season.
22:18: Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is good enough to join Barcelona or Real Madrid this summer, according to former Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
When asked if Van Dijk can become the best defender in the world, Lennon told Sky Sports: "Yes.
"I think he could play for Barcelona, I think he could play for Real Madrid – it wouldn't surprise me if he took his career on to those pathways."
21.25: Ian Rush reckons Philippe Coutinho could play for any team in the world but believes he will stay at Liverpool now they have Champions League football.
“He’s a quality player and he can play for any team in the world with the way he played this year, but if you’re in the Champions League then I expect him to stay,” Rush said.
“It’s another experience for him. There’s a time and place for everything and Coutinho wants to play in the Champions League because he’s a champion – but Liverpool will give him the chance to do that.
“I am pretty certain he will stay even though there are rumours about everything. The fans want him to stay.”
20.55: Manchester United’s pursuit of Antoine Griezmann appears to be over with reports in Spain claiming he has agreed a new contract with Atletico Madrid.
Spanish publication AS now say Griezmann has decided to accept a new contract with Atletico and extend his stay in the capital.
They say the club offered him a contract extension three weeks ago but he has only now decided to accept.
20.35: Liverpool, Roma and Juventus have all made approaches for Barcelona’s Rafinha, according to reports.
Spanish publication Marca claim Rafinha is considering leaving the Nou Camp in order to get regular game time.
Barca have made it clear they won’t sell him for any less than €30m (£26.2m) though.
20.25: David Ospina says he is waiting for Arsenal to make a decision on his future.
“I haven’t made my decision yet,” he said.
“I am waiting for Arsenal to decide, I’m on holiday and it should all be sorted by the the time it is over.
“If Arsenal are not going to give me the playing time I want they can loan me to another club.”
20.15: Mohamed Salah has agreed a £90,000-a-week contract to join Liverpool, according to reports.
The former Chelsea winger, who is now at Roma, looks set to return to the Premier League after impressing in Serie A.
Liverpool have been in negotiations with Salah for some time and The Times claim they have now reached an agreement.
Salah is reportedly keen to move to Anfield and has verbally agreed a deal that would double his salary.
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20.00: Manchester United’s odds to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic have been slashed, according to the bookies.
Perisic is expected to leave Inter Milan this summer, with the Serie A club reportedly needing to sell the Croatian in order to balance the books.
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport reported today that Jose Mourinho’s side are close to agreeing a deal worth £45million for the 28-year-old.
And now bookmakers Betfair have cut United's odds from 4/7 to 1/4 to bring Perisic to Old Trafford before the summer window closes.
19.30: Arsenal fear they will miss out on Kylian Mbappe with Real Madrid in talks to sign the Monaco forward.
Reports in France yesterday claimed the Gunners had tabled an £87m bid for the teenager.
But the the Daily Mail claim Madrid are in pole position to sign Mbappe and Arsenal are fighting a losing battle.
Madrid see Mbappe as an ideal signing for the future and know they have Champions League football to offer the 18-year-old.