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Thursday 25 May
10.40am: Wayne Rooney could stay at Manchester United beyond the summer, admits Jose Mourinho.
Rooney is expected to depart after struggling for game-time in recent weeks.
He was the subject of interest from China in January and is expected to receive offers again this summer.
But Mourinho said: "He is a very important player for us. If he stays next season I'd be very happy."
And the new changes in tax payments in the CSL could also hamper a move.
10.30: Paul Pogba has dropped a major hint that Antoine Griezmann is on his way to Manchester United.
During an Instagram live video the United midfielder copied the Atletico Madrid striker's 'Hotline Bling' goal celebration and asked fans "Who is that?"
On the United team bus a bit later Pogba then said: “Griezmann is not here… yet!”
Express Sport understands Griezmann is United's No1 target for the summer transfer window.
9.30am: The Chinese FA have announced a new 100% tax on signing foreign players.
The CFA says: "Clubs signing players through capital expenditure will be charged the same amount, with the full sum going to the Chinese Football Development Foundation, to train young players, promote social football and soccer charity activities."
And that could have repercussions for Chelsea and Diego Costa.
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Costa was expected to move to the CSL this summer after interest in January.
But it remains to be seen if they will still be interested.
9.15am: Ernesto Valverde wants to sign Ander Herrera for Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.
Valverde will be appointed as the new Barcelona boss next week and wants his former star Herrera to join him.
Herrera has impressed for United this season as they clinched the Europa League last night to seal a place in next season’s Champions League.
But Spanish publication Sport claim the Athletic Bilbao boss is a big admirer of the midfielder and believes he can make a difference at Barca.
Herrera worked under Valverde during his time at Bilbao before joining Manchester United in 2014.
Valverde was angry he had to sell his star player to the Red Devils back then but is now keen on a reunion.
9am: Willian is ready to snub interest from Manchester United to stay at Chelsea.
The Brazilian winger has been linked with a move to United after struggling to win a regular place in Antonio Conte’s side.
But Willian is happy to stay put.
He told the London Evening Standard: "Yes. I have a contract with Chelsea until 2020 and I am very happy here.
"I have a great relationship with all the people that work at Chelsea and the fans too. They have been great to me since I joined.
"Chelsea are back in the Champions League next season and I am looking forward to playing in it again. It is a big, big target for us and we have to look to win that trophy next year."
8.30am: Monaco have signed 20-year-old midfielder Youri Tielemans on a five-year deal from Belgian side Anderlecht, the French champions said on Wednesday.
Tielemans scored 16 goals in 49 appearances for Anderlecht this past season, helping them become Belgian champions and progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, where they lost to eventual winners Manchester United.
"Monaco is a club with an ambitious project, recognised on the European stage, and which relies on young players," Tielemans said.
"I am very happy to be here. I will now do everything possible to progress here and repay the confidence the club have shown in me."
8am: Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has signed a new four-year deal.
“It has always been my plan to stay here as long as possible, so to be given the chance to do that is really pleasing.
"Myself and AFC Bournemouth have been the perfect match. Since the manager came in, things have been forever moving upwards and that has matched my own ambitions.
"These are exciting times to be at the club and hopefully we can continue to have as much success as we have had in the last few years."
7.30: Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly urged the La Liga champions to sign Barcelona target Bernardo Silva this summer.
Barcelona have been backed to sign Silva this summer after the 22-year-old inspired Monaco to the Ligue 1 title.
Manchester United are also keen, with Jose Mourinho coy on a bid for the midfielder following the club's Europa League final win over Ajax last night.
But Spanish outlet Don Balon say Ronaldo has personally requested the signing of Silva – and is hoping his agent Jorge Mendes can broker a deal.
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04:00: Paris Saint-Germain will rival Manchester United in the battle to sign Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak.
Oblak has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks with the Slovenia international being lined up as a potential replacement for David De Gea.
De Gea looks destined to leave United at the end of the season with Real Madrid determined to sign him.
But United's pursuit of a new No 1 has been dealt a blow with France Football claiming PSG are now in pole position to sign Oblak after lodging a £52million bid to sign him.
1.25am: Juventus have reportedly made a bid for Manchester United target Douglas Costa.
Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti could sell the Brazil international, who has been frustrated at his lack of playing time this term.
United are keen to boost the quality of their midfield options to make them title contenders next term.
But according to Italian paper La Stampa, Juve have tabled an offer of £21million.
11.52pm: Antoine Griezmann is now reportedly expected to sign for Manchester United in the coming few weeks.
The Atletico Madrid striker revealed on Monday he has a 6/10 chance of moving to Old Trafford, with Champions League football believed to be key to his future.
Douglas Costa is wanted by Manchester United
And that is now secured following tonight's 2-0 Europa League triumph over Ajax in Sweden, edging Jose Mourinho closer to landing his top summer target.
Following the result, Telegraph journalist James Ducker tweeted: “Expect Antoine Griezmann will now join United.
“He wants it resolved in next 2-3 weeks before he goes on honeymoon.”
8.21pm: Barcelona are favourites to sign Jean Michael Seri ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham.
The Gunners and Spurs have both been linked with a swoop for Ivory Coast ace Seri in recent weeks.
But French outlet Nice Matin claim Barca are frontrunners to secure a deal.
Seri, 25, has impressed in central midfield for Nice this season, helping the club to a third-place finish.
Barca are chasing a new central midfielder with the futures of veterans Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets in question.
Monaco have signed Youri Tielemans
8pm: Monaco have signed Youri Tielemans in a £21.6m deal from Anderlecht.
Tielemans is one of Europe’s brightest young talents and was watched by a host of clubs this season.
The winger was thought to have caught Manchester United and Manchester City’s eye.
Paris Saint-Germain were also supposedly keen to land the 20-year-old.
But Monaco have confirmed Tielemans has signed for the club after ongoing a medical earlier this week.
7.08pm: Real Madrid’s interest in Thibaut Courtois is apparently over.
Spanish newspaper Marca claim Real will push to sign David De Gea this summer and have given up on Courtois.
Chelsea were determined to keep hold of their star goalkeeper and appear to have succeeded.
It is claimed Keylor Navas has done enough to at least challenge for the No 1 spot next season at the Bernabeu.
Everton want to sign Sandro Ramirez
6.56pm: Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles has welcomed the Toffees’ interest in Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez.
“I still follow La Liga closely and he [Sandro] is a great striker,” Robles told website IBTimes.
“Anyone who comes to improve the team would be welcome.
"I know that recently there were some pictures of Koeman watching a Malaga game but I do not know anything else."
6.44pm: Chelsea could sign Alvaro Morata after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez pulled the plug on a transfer to Milan.
Real are keen to sell Morata, with Chelsea one of a number of clubs chasing his signature.
The Blues want to have a forward lined up in case Diego Costa leaves the club this summer.
And Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Milan have failed in their efforts to sign the frontman.
Perez is said to be unwilling to send Morata back to Italy, having re-signed the striker from Juventus last summer.
5.58pm: Southampton defender Cuco Martina is closing in on a move to Everton, according to reports.
The right-back is out of contract with Saints next month and Ronald Koeman is keen to snap him up on a free transfer.
Website FootballFaithful claim Martina jetted in to Liverpool today from Amsterdam for talks with the Toffees.
He has made 18 appearances for Claude Puel's side this season, starting just six Premier League games.
Cuco Martina could join Everton this summer
5.45pm: One in, one out at Newcastle?
Atsu may have signed but Vurnon Anita could be on his way.
According to Il Mattino in Italy, Napoli are interested in a deal to bring him to Serie A.
A reminder: Anita hasn’t signed a new deal with Newcastle and – despite wanting to stay – would be available on a free.
5.30pm: Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi could be on his way to Atletico Madrid.
Batshuayi has struggled to get game time at the Blues this season as Diego Costa remains first choice up front.
Atletico are wary that Antoine Griezmann could force a move away from the club in the summer.
Manchester United want to sign Griezmann.
And Italian outlet TMW claim Batshuayi is a candidate to replace Griezmann if the latter secures a transfer.
Atletico Madrid supposedly want to sign Michy Batshuayi
5.10pm: Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will not rush into any summer transfer deals.
Last year Liverpool agreed to sign three players before the summer transfer window had even opened.
But Klopp says the Reds won’t get any moves done quick this time.
"I wish tomorrow (to have signings completed) but unfortunately that's not really likely,” he said.
"The best scenario is that you have them for the start of pre-season but I'm not sure if it will happen this time. It's different with all different players so we will see.
"That's not a big problem because we all know if they are fit and healthy we have a really strong squad and that means we could start with this squad.
"But that doesn't mean that I would prefer this, I would love to have them in as soon as possible."
5.05pm: Burnley chairman Mike Garlick insists the value of Premier League survival is so great they are prepared to hang on to Michael Keane and lose him for free next summer if a suitable offer is not forthcoming.
The 24-year-old England defender has one year remaining on his deal and is expected to attract interest from former club Manchester United among other suitors when the transfer window reopens.
Yet Garlick has reiterated the stance Burnley manager Sean Dyche has taken over recent weeks – that the Clarets' strong financial position following survival means cashing in on any of their prized assets is not necessary.
And he stressed that the windfall for a third straight year in the top flight would far outweigh any below-par fee they could recoup for Keane this summer.
"Let's roll it forward a year – what's the prize for staying up again, another £120-130million," Garlick said.
"So if we miss out on one or two fees and get that, I know what I'd take.”
Leeds United announced Ronaldo Vieira has signed a new contract
4.55pm: You’ve got to be good with this name, haven’t you?
Leeds United have announced a done deal… and it’s for one of their existing players.
Ronaldo Vieira has signed a new contract to remain at Elland Road.
The 18-year-old has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, committing his future to the Whites until at least the end of the 2020/21 season.
He made a total of 38 appearances in all competitions for Leeds in the last campaign and went on to pick up the Young Player of the Year Award.
4.44pm: Celtic and Wolves are set to go head-to-head to sign Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson.
ESPN claim both sides have identified the 20-year-old winger as a potential summer arrival.
However, the Reds reportedly hold Wilson in high regard and will not be easily tempted into selling.
He has been influential for the Under-23s this season, captaining the side and scoring 12 Premier League 2 goals.
Andres Iniesta (right) could leave Barcelona for another club
4.35pm: Manchester United defender Guillermo Varela has been suspended by his loan club Eintracht Frankfurt and told to go back to Old Trafford – after getting a tattoo against orders.
Varela, 24, got the artwork on Monday ahead of Saturday's German Cup final.
But it didn’t go to plan and his arm suffered an inflammation.
"The club cannot tolerate that a player would defy instructions," said sporting director Fredi Bobic.
"We'd been thinking about a loan extension. But that won't happen. He'll be suspended with immediate effect."
4.25pm: Bad news for Barcelona as Andres Iniesta fuels speculation he will leave, claiming he may not finish his career at the Nou Camp.
“There’s always a possibility [of leaving],” Iniesta told Spanish broadcaster RAC1.
“It’s a question of assessing everything. I’m not saying if I am going to renew or not.
"I’ve reached this situation conditioned by how the season has gone, how things have moved and I’ve learned to value things."
4.10pm: As well as Middlesbrough confirming goalkeeper Victor Valdes will leave the club in June, Victor Orta has ended his role as head of recruitment.
And remember, American keeper Brad Guzan was already set for a summer departure as he joins up with Major League Soccer club Atlanta United.
Following Boro's relegation back to the Sky Championship, Orta is another who has left.
The Spaniard joined the north-east club in December 2015, but now follows former head of academy recruitment operations Thiago Cruz out of the Riverside Stadium as Boro plan for the future.
4pm: Roma will join Manchester United in the pursuit of Victor Lindelof.
Italian outlet Forza Roma claim Roma have put technical director Monchi on the case of landing the Sweden international.
Express Sport understands United manager Jose Mourinho passed on a chance to sign Lindelof in the January transfer window.
The Portuguese faces a £50million transfer fee to land the 22-year-old this summer.
But Roma are tracking the Benfica star, who could replace Kostas Manolas in the Italian capital.
Manchester United and Roma want to sign Victor Lindelof
3.50pm: Could Christian Atsu be followed to Newcastle by a teenage kid?
It’s being reported by SFR Sport that Yann Karamoh – an 18-year-old – has decided against signing a new deal at Caen.
He scored five goals in 35 Ligue 1 games this season and is said to have interested the Toon.
2.50pm: Middlesbrough have terminated Victor Valdes' contract.
The former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper is now free to join other clubs.
Valdes, 35, played 28 games for Boro but was unable to help keep them up.
2.45pm: Arsenal and Everton are battling it out for the summer signing of Thorgan Hazard.
The former Chelsea ace, and brother of Eden Hazard, has impressed at Borussia Monchengladbach this season.
But he is a wanted man in the Premier League and will spark a £15million summer battle according to reports in France.
2.25pm: Barcelona will attempt to sign Hector Bellerin this summer, according to the Independent.
Manchester City have also been linked with a move for the Arsenal ace but they have now turned their attention to Tottenham's Kyle Walker.
And Barcelona now believe that leaves them in pole position to sign him.
Ernesto Valverde, who is set to be appointed as the new Barca boss on Monday, has already given the green light to pursuing Bellerin when the transfer window opens.
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2pm: Jose Mourinho is set to activate a one-year extension option in Juan Mata’s contract
Mata has played a key role in the Red Devils’ EFL Cup and Community Shield wins as well as their surge to the Europa League final.
And Club Call say Mourinho is now set to trigger an option in Mata’s deal that will see the player remain at Old Trafford.
It is said club chiefs will speak with the 29-year-old before he goes off on holiday and aim to tie up the deal.
Mata’s current deal expires in 2018 but United want to avoid a prolonged saga by getting his contract done early
1.30pm: Ladbrokes no longer taking bets on Iker Casillas joining Liverpool this summer.
The experienced stopper has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with the Reds, and the bookies are treading carefully, believing it’s likely to be a case of when and not if we see the Spaniard unveiled at Anfield.
Ladbrokes spokesman Dave Burin said: “It’s not a done deal just yet, but with the wheels in motion on an Anfield move, we’re not taking any chances on Casillas.”
12.45pm: Hull’s Alex Bruce found out via Twitter that he wasn’t having his contract renewed.
Hull suffered relegation back to the Championship and are expected to lose manager Marco Silva.
Silva is set for talks with Porto over their vacant post while a number of players will also leave.
But Bruce has suggested he wasn’t informed of the club’s decision to release him until a tweet was sent this morning.
Hull tweeted: “Alex Bruce heads a list of players who will leave Hully City once their contracts expire at the end of June.”
And he replied with: “Thanks for letting me know!! All the best” and a thumb up emoji.
12: Shaun Maloney has been offered fresh terms to remain with Hull following their relegation to the Championship.
The Tigers announced their retained list on Wednesday and confirmed that there is an offer on the table for Scottish winger Maloney, 34, to stay on next season.
A club statement read: "Shaun Maloney, who is set to see his current contract expire at the end of next month, has been offered a new deal for next season, as have youngsters Jonathan Edwards and Harvey Rodgers who both spent the second half of the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Accrington Stanley."
11.20: Ronald Koeman wants to add creative sparks to his Everton side this summer as the Ross Barkley situation rumbles on.
Barkley’s future was supposed to be made clearer on Monday following their final game of the season but a statement is yet to be made.
But Koeman admits he is already in the market.
"A clear objective will be to bring in players who will have more productivity," he told evertontv.
"I expect that we can change that for next season.
"If we can do the business we want to do this summer, the team for next season will be really strong, I believe."
11.05am: Antoine Griezmann has hinted a move to Manchester United is a possibility – in another interview this week.
Earlier this week Griezmann said the chances of him joining United were 6/10.
But now he’s gone further saying he’s ready to move on to win titles.
Speaking on Tuesday at a book launch for his autobiography, Derrière le sourire (Behind the Smile), Griezmann said: “If I have to move, it’s not a problem. It can be England, because it’s the trend, Germany, China or USA. I’m ready to go.
“I want to win titles. I’ve reached a point where playing nice football and scoring goals isn’t enough anymore. That’s it. Winning titles is what I’m looking for this summer, when deciding my future.”
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11am: Paulo Dybala has told Lionel Messi he wants to stay at Juventus this summer.
The Argentina star has been linked with both La Liga giants despite signing a new deal at Juve last month.
But Dybala has now reportedly told Messi he will be staying in a phonec call the Barcelona ace made to him.
10.20am: Sky Sports claim Arsenal's talks with Henry Onyekuru's representatives are progressing well about a £6.8m transfer.
The Nigerian striker is hopeful that a deal can be done soon. He is currently in Corsica at Nigeria's training camp after receiving his first international call-up.
The Kas Eupen striker topped the Belgium scoring charts with 24 goals this season.
9.35am: Arsenal have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Iker Casillas.
The Porto goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the last few days after failing to commit his future to the Portuguese club.
Real Madrid icon Casillas has proposals from teams in China, Turkey and Qatar.
But website TransferMarketWeb claim Arsenal, along with West Ham, have turned down the chance to sign the three-times Champions League winner because neither side were willing to match his salary demands.
8.50am: Jurgen Klopp will be handed a £100million transfer kitty this summer after leading Liverpool back into the Champions League.
Klopp is getting ready to spend big and according to the Telegraph is keen on Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita.
Liverpool are also eyeing a new striker and are keen on Kylian Mbappe – but are unlikely to beat Real Madrid or Manchester United to his signature.
8.25am: Luke Shaw could be sold this summer if Manchester United win the Europa League.
Shaw, 21, will find out if Jose Mourinho plans to keep him following tonight’s match.
Shaw is out injured until August and is on crutches.
And the Mirror says he fears for his future and believes United will sign an experienced left back if they qualify for the Champions League.
United are 90 minutes away from being back in Europe’s elite competition and take on Ajax in Stockholm tonight.
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8.15am: Joey Barton has been released by Burnley having been suspended for 18 months on a betting charge.
Barton’s football career looks over after he was handed the year-and-a-half ban last month.
Barton joined Burnley in January after a short-live spell in Scotland with Rangers.
Barton received a £30,000 fine after admitting breaking FA rules by placing bets on 1,260 football matches.
And he finds himself released along with Michael Kightly, Paul Robinson and George Boyd.
7.45am: Jermain Defoe is closing in on a switch to south coast club Bournemouth.
The England striker has a clause in his Sunderland contract to allow him to walk away for free following relegation to the Championship.
And Defoe has sealed a deal to remain in the top flight.
The 34-year-old is said to have agreed a three-year deal worth £80,000 a week and will pocket a £6million signing-on fee.
7.30: West Ham are considering an approach for Manchester United outcast Anthony Martial.
Martial has struggled this season under Jose Mourinho and could be surplus to requirements if United spend big again this summer.
Mourinho has set his sights on Antoine Griezmann and has also been linked with Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Bale.
The Manchester United boss has been at loggerheads with the young France ace and has been publicly critical of his performances.
And, according to Goal.com, West Ham could make an approach this summer.
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7.15am: Alexis Sanchez’s agent has reportedly travelled to Germany to enter talks with Bayern Munich.
Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer as he approaches the final 12 months of his Emirates contract.
And according to South American newspaper El Mercurio, the Chile international looks set to leave the Gunners.
Arsenal's FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday could be Sanchez's last game for the club after they failed to qualify for the Champions League.
7.am: Ipswich Town are set to make a £500,000 bid for Rangers striker Joe Garner.
Express Sport understands Pedro Caixinha wants Garner to stay but Ipswich are looking to test their resolve.
Caixinha is looking to strengthen on limited funds, and is keen on Aberdeen’s Ryan Jack, Motherwell pair Louis Moult and Ben Heneghan and Portuguese veteran Bruno Alves.
Philippe Senderos and Clint Hill have already been released by Rangers while more of the fringe players at the club, including Harry Forrester and Rob Kiernan, could also depart in the summer.
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Manchester United are reportedly willing to offer Antoine Griezmann huge wages
6.45am: Manchester United are reportedly willing to offer Antoine Griezmann huge wages if he leaves Atletico Madrid.
United are willing to pay £86million to activate the France international’s release clause.
And Spanish outlet Marca claim if the 26-year-old opts to join United they will offer him a huge salary of just over £12m-a-season that could earn him in excess of £230,000-a-week.
6.30am: Loic Remy could be set for a permanent transfer away from Chelsea.
That is according to Turkish outlet Fotomac, who claim Trabzonspor are interested in securing his signature.
It is suggested the Turkish club have entered talks with Chelsea over a £6million deal.
Remy made just eight Premier League starts during his injury-hit loan spell at Crystal Palace.
And it appears as if he will be deemed surplus to requirements again by the newly-crowned champions, but this time he will be off their books completely.