20:00 - Buendia confirmed

Villa have confirmed the arrival of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City. One of the most promising players in the Championship, he had been linked with Arsenal.
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19:00 - Sancho not distracted

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho has downplayed the hoo-ha around him concerned a potential transfer to Manchester United.
“I don’t really look at it,” he said. “When I’m during the season, I always focus on myself and the team because that’s the most important thing that we can do.
You know, every time I’m on a pitch I’m always giving my all and obviously to create with what I do on a pitch and that’s with goals and assists.
“That’s why I really try to do and always work hard for the team.”

17:00 - Everton make offer to Terim

Everton have made an offer to Fatih Terim for the Galatasaray manager to take over at Goodison Park according to reports in Turkey.
Fotospor, a Turkish outlet, claims the Goodison Park club see Terim as a strong candidate to replace Carlo Ancelotti who left for Real Madrid last week.

Galatasaray's head coach Fatih Terim gestures

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Terim is looking to take the next step in his career and has options in Qatar and at Lille. But Everton could also be a destination for the experienced coach.
So that's the third different manager linked with the Everton job today on top of Graham Potter and Nuno Espirito Santo...

16:45 - Pogba comments on reports

Paul Pogba has already remarked on the reports that Manchester United have opened talks with him over a new contract.
The French denies that there has been anything solid put on the table and refutes the notion that he is edging closer to Paris Saint-Germain.
“I have a year left on the contract, everyone knows that,"
. There have been no concrete extension proposals. I am still a Manchester United player.
"Contacts with PSG? I have an agent that deals with all that. I don’t have [Nasser] Al-Khelaifi’s number”

16:20 - Juve's offer to Memphis!

Barcelona were beaten to the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum as a free agent and the same thing could be about to happen with their pursuit of Memphis Depay.
Mundo Deportivo report Juventus are interested in the Dutch forward who is a free agent this summer after the expiration of his contract at Lyon.

Memphis Depay (Lyon) against Nantes - Ligue 1

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The Spanish newspaper claims the Italian side have offered to Memphis more in terms of salary and bonuses than Barcelona have put on the table. Sound familiar?
Barca's summer transfer strategy was largely based around signing the best available free agents, but that strategy doesn't really work if they can't pay competitive wages!

15:55 - Chelsea and United interested in Coman

Kingsley Coman is on the radar of both Chelsea and Manchester United with Bayern Munich setting an asking price of €100m for the wide man.
That's according to Fussball Transfers who have more details on Coman's situation. This isn't the first time he has been linked with a move to the Premier League, of course.
Bayern Munich would like to sign Coman to a new contract, but discussions are proving tricky. That could open a door for the Frenchman's admirers to make a move.

15:25 - Man Utd open Pogba contract talks

Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Paul Pogba over a new contract for the French midfielder.
Sky Sports claim Pogba and United have started discussions over an extension with the 28-year-old entering the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.
That contract situation means Pogba will be free to speak to other clubs from January should no agreement be reached on a new deal before then.
Pogba, who returned to Man Utd as the most expensive player in the world five years ago, has been consistently linked with the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid.

15:10 - AC Milan have agreement to sign Giroud

Olivier Giroud could soon be on his way to AC Milan with reports in Italy claiming the Serie A club have found an agreement with Chelsea for the signing of the striker.
Chelsea's decision to trigger an extension in Giroud's contract last week caused some confusion amid strong speculation linking him to the San Siro.
But Calcio Mercato now claims AC Milan have an agreement with Chelsea due to a promise Marina Granovskaia made to Giroud.
That promise was that Giroud would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge this summer in the search of more regular first team football.

14:50 - Pellegrini is contender for Everton job

Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is the latest name to be mentioned as a potential candidate for the vacant Everton job.
Earlier today, we covered reports that Rafael Benitez was being considered by the Goodison Park club. Now it's Pellegrini who has been linked.

West Ham United's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini takes his seat before kick off of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Leicester City

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The Daily Mail reports that Pellegrini, who is now at Real Betis in La Liga, has been contacted by intermediaries regarding a return to the Premier League.
Everton previously spoke to Pellegrini back in 2016 as they were looking for a manager to replace Roberto Martinez.

14:30 - United ready to raise Sancho bid

It was only earlier today that news of Manchester United's first official bid for Jadon Sancho broke, but it now appears the club is already prepared to raise that offer.
United have reportedly offered €70m for Sancho. Borussia Dortmund, however, want a fee closer to the €90m to part with one of their best players.
Foot Mercato report that the Old Trafford club are getting ready to raise their original offer in order to get a quick deal done for their top target.

14:10 - Done deal! PSG sign Wijnaldum!

It's official - Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum as a free agent following his departure from Liverpool.
The Dutch midfielder had looked to be on his way to Barcelona having held discussions with the Camp Nou club, but has instead signed for PSG following a late intervention by Mauricio Pochettino.
Indeed, Pochettino is believed to have been a key factor in Wijnaldum's decision, with the Argentine coach keen to add the 30-year-old to his squad.
Another big factor was money - PSG reportedly offered double the salary Barcelona had tabled.

13:25 - City have no plans to sell Gundogan

Earlier today we brought you reports that Ilkay Gundogan is holding off on committing his future at Manchester City amid interest from Barcelona.
However, Sky Sports now reports that City have no intention of letting the German international midfielder leave, to Barca or anywhere else, this summer.

Ilkay Gündogan spielt seit 2016 bei Manchester City

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Gundogan was City's top scorer last season and has grown in stature at the Etihad Stadium since making the move from Borussia Dortmund in 2016.
It's understandable that Manchester City don't want one of their best players to leave, but the fact Gundogan only has two years left on his contract puts them in a difficult situation.

13:00 - Tomori to AC Milan update

Fikayo Tomori impressed on loan at AC Milan last season and it's something of an open secret that the Italian club would like to keep the central defender permanently.
Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano says AC Milan will pay a fee of €28.5m to sign Tomori from Chelsea this summer with the Serie A outfit also in for Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea triggered an extension in Giroud's contract last week, but the Frenchman could still depart Stamford Bridge this summer.
There is also interest from Lazio in Ruben Loftus-Cheek who struggled on loan at Lazio last season.

12:40 - Chelsea have upper hand in Hakimi chase

Chelsea reportedly have a slight advantage in the race to sign Achraf Hakimi amid competition from Paris Saint-Germain for the Inter wing back.
Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness) reports that while PSG were the first to bid around €60m for Hakimi Chelsea are now deemed to have made a more attractive offer.
The European champions are open to including players in the deal, but Inter are only interested in a cash-only transfer for one of their best players.

12:25 - Isak is 'long-term' target for Arsenal

Alexander Isak is on Arsenal's radar, although the North London club see the Real Sociedad striker as a long-term target.
This means the Gunners might not get their hands on Isak, who is set to be a key figure for Sweden at Euro 2020, this summer, but they will continue to monitor his situation.

Isak will look to step into Ibrahimovic's shoes

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That's according to The Athletic who also report Borussia Dortmund have a €30m buyback clause in Isak's contract, although Real Sociedad would like to pay a fee to remove that clause.
It's easy to see why Arsenal would be interested in Isak given the way he has developed over the last season or two.

12:10 - Premier League pair want MLS forward

Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are both interested in Los Angeles FC forward Diego Rossi who could cost around £10m.
The Telegraph has information on the 23-year-old, who has shone for LAFC in MLS over the last two seasons, and the interest in him from the Premier League.
Rossi is a Uruguayan international and has been one of the most consistent performers in MLS recently, scoring 56 goals in 107 games for LAFC.

11:45 - Neymar blocks Mbappe exit

Neymar reportedly has a clause in his new Paris Saint-Germain contract that means Kylian Mbappe isn't allowed to leave the Parc des Princes club.
The Brazilian forward put pen to paper on a new contract earlier this year and Spanish newspaper AS has details on that contract that affect Mbappe and his future.

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar react during the French L1 football match between Brest and Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Francis-Le Ble stadium, in Brest, western France, on May

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It's claimed that Neymar has a guarantee from PSG that they will keep Mbappe at the club despite intense interest from Real Madrid.
Mbappe is entering the final year of his contract at PSG with talks between the two parties over an extension believed to be at an impasse.

11:25 - Arsenal interest in Adams

Arsenal see RB Leipzig's Tyler Adams as an option this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to reshape his Gunners squad ahead of next season.
The Athletic has details on the club's plans for the summer transfer window and American international Adams is mentioned as a potential target.
Adams is capable of playing in central midfield and at right back which would reportedly make him a good fit for Arteta's system.
However, RB Leipzig would be reluctant to allow another key player leave the club having already agreed to sell Dayot Upamecano to Bayern Munich and Ibrahima Konate also on his way out.

11:05 - United make first official bid for Sancho!

Some big transfer news - Manchester United have reportedly made a first official offer for Jadon Sancho, bidding €70m for the Borussia Dortmund winger.
German newspaper BILD claims the Old Trafford club have finally firmed up their interest in the England international by tabling an actual proposal.

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates

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However, Dortmund are believed to be holding out for €90m. This means there is still some distance between the two clubs in terms of reaching an agreement.
At long last the most tedious transfer saga in years might be coming to a conclusion. Can United get a deal done before England start their Euro 2020 campaign on Sunday?

10:50 - Juventus to make Kane move

Juventus are monitoring Harry Kane's situation at Tottenham Hotspur and are considering making a move for the England captain.
Kane has reportedly told Spurs of his desire to leave the club this summer, sparking intense speculation that a transfer to Manchester City could be on the cards.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane

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However, CalcioMercato claims Juventus are also in the picture with new (old) manager Max Allegri keen to add a striker to his squad this summer.
Would that be the right move for Kane? And would his arrival in Turin prompt Cristiano Ronaldo's departure?

10:30 - Xhaka agrees Roma move

Granit Xhaka has reportedly agreed to join Roma on a five-year contract with Arsenal expected to receive between €18m and €20m for the Swiss midfielder.
New Roma manager Jose Mourinho has made Xhaka a key target as he looks to reshape the squad he has inherited at the Stadio Olimpico.
Football.london's Chris Wheatley reports Xhaka has agreed the terms of a contract with the Serie A club and will be announced as a Roma player soon.
This is an interesting move, certainly from the Arsenal side of things. How do they plan on reinvesting this money?

10:15 - Benitez 'in frame' for Everton job

Everton are in the market for a new manager following the exit of Carlo Ancelotti last week and a surprise name is now being considered as a candidate.
The Daily Mail claims Rafael Benitez is a "serious contender" to take over at Goodison Park despite his strong links to rivals Liverpool.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is due to leave the club on Sunday after failing to reach agreement over a contract extension

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Majority shareholder Farhad Mohsiri is reportedly keen on the idea of appointing the Spanish coach who has been out of work since leaving Dalian Professional in the Chinese Super League earlier this year.
Brighton's Graham Potter and Nuno Espirito Santo are also believed to be among the condidates being considered by the Everton hierarchy.

10:00 - Spurs in talks with Thuram

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in talks with Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Marcus Thuram as they look to reshape their squad this summer.
RMC Sport claims the North London club see the signing of the 23-year-old son of World Cup winner Lillian Thuram as a priority.
Thuram is set to leave Gladbach after two successful seasons in the Bundesliga and the Premier League could be his next destination with Spurs leading the chase.
The 23-year-old would be an interesting signing for Tottenham. However, would this addition hint at Harry Kane leaving the club? Is this Spurs preparing for his exit?

09:40 - Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs and United in for White

This summer could be a big one for Ben White and not just because the Brighton central defender was included in the England squad for Euro 2020.
According to the Mirror, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are all interested in signing the Seagulls centre back.

Ben White was part of England's squad for Euro 2020

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However, Brighton have already made clear they aren't prepared to sell one of their prize assets on the cheap and have slapped a £50m asking price on White.
The 23-year-old has had an unorthodox route to the top of the English game, but now looks set to take the next step in his career.

09:25 - Barca make approach for Pellegrini

Barcelona have made an approach to sign Lorenzo Pellegrini with Atalanta and Liverpool both interested in the Roma midfielder this summer.
That's according to Mundo Deportivo who claim Barca want to add a new central midfielder to their squad having missed out on the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum.
Pellegrini's contract at Roma expires in the summer of 2022 and is not interested in an extension. This could open the door for potential suitors.

09:10 - Gundogan interested in Barca move

Ilkay Gundogan is putting off talks over a new Manchester City contract as he waits to find out just how solid Barcelona's interest in him is.
The Sun claims the German midfielder, who is entering the final two years of his contract at the Etihad Stadium, would be keen on a switch to the Camp Nou.

Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) musste das Training vorzeitig abbrechen

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Gundogan was Pep Guardiola's first signing as City manager five years ago and has just enjoyed his best season in English football.
However, his contract situation means Manchester City might have a decision to make this summer - allow him to run down his contract or cash in?

08:45 – Good morning

Good morning and welcome to another day of transfer chat. Graham Ruthven will be here at 09:00 to act as a guiding hand through the myriad of rumour and counter-rumour.
However, ahead of his arrival, let’s begin with what would have been a mega-rumour 15 years ago but now represents the demise of Barcelona: the Spanish club are looking to sign Gianluigi Buffon.
That is according to Don Balon, who state that the club are interested in bringing in the 43-year-old as cover for Marc-Andre ter Stegen – with the German set to miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery.
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