ATLETI TO LOAN COSTA TO CHINA
Atletico Madrid's bid to land Diego Costa may be contingent on whether they can loan him out to China until they can register him, reports the Mirror .
The La Liga club is ready to begin talks for the Chelsea striker, but their ability to finance a move may come down to being able to loan him out until their transfer ban ends in January.
Chinese club Tianjian Quanjian have made a £76 million offer for Costa in the past and the Spanish side are believed to be in discussions with several Chinese clubs over a short-term move.
MOU TO SPLASH £100M FOR LUKAKU
Manchester United are ready to splash £100 million in an effort to trump Chelsea's move for Romelu Lukaku, reports the Sportsmail .
The sensational move would see the Everton striker become a world-record signing, surpassing Jose Mourinho's move for Paul Pogba last summer.
MAN UTD TARGETING BVB'S WEIGL
Manchester United would like to bring in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl after missing out on Tottenham's Eric Dier and Chelsea's Nemanja Matic, according to the Daily Mail .
The 21-year-old will be out of action until September after an injury in May, which has cooled speculation with other clubs and may cause any move to wait until the winter window.
CHELSEA AGREE RUDIGER DEAL
Chelsea have come to an accord with Roma over the transfer of Antonio Rudiger, Sky Sports reports.
The Germany international has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and looks set to soon complete the switch for a fee said to be in the region of £34 million.
The 24-year-old is yet to agree personal terms with the Premier League champions.
LIVERPOOL COOL BALDE INTEREST
Liverpool have cooled their interest in signing Keita Balde from Lazio following previous reports of a £30 million bid being rejected, claims Calciomercato.com .
AC Milan have also ended their eagerness to sign the forward, who is out of contract in a year’s time, while Juventus are reportedly still keen on Balde.
ARSENAL TO MAKE NEW LEMAR BID
Arsenal will make an improved offer for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar once they have completed the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to the Evening Standard .
Monaco have already rejected a €35 million bid from Arsenal for Lemar, who is valued at more than double that amount by the Ligue 1 champions.
If Arsenal are unable to convince Monaco to sell Lemar then Arsene Wenger will turn to Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez as an alternative signing.
MBAPPE LAYS OUT MADRID CONDITIONS
Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, football's hottest attacking prospect, has laid out his conditions for joining Real Madrid, according to a report by Spanish outlet Diario Gol .
Despite being only 18 years old, the sought-after striker has made it clear that he will not accept a move unless he becomes one of Los Blancos' highest earners.
Mbappe is said to want wage parity with Gareth Bale, and will expect to be the club's second-highest-paid player behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
LYON EYE LACAZETTE REPLACEMENT
Lyon are lining up a move for Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi to replace the Arsenal-bound Alexandre Lacazette, reports Sport .
Barcelona had accepted a €15 million offer from Zenit St Petersburg for El Haddadi, but the player isn’t keen on a move to Russia.
Instead, Ligue 1 appears his most likely destination, with Lyon and Marseille interested amid reports Barcelona would now be prepared to accept €10m.
EVERTON BID FOR BENFICA STRIKER
Everton have lodged a €45 million bid for Benfica and Mexico international striker Raul Jimenez, Portuguese outlet Record have claimed.
The 26-year-old is said to have been the subject of a €50m offer from a Chinese Super League club back in January and the Primeira Division side require the Toffees to meet that sum before they will agree to a transfer.
RENNES WANT CHELSEA STRIKER
Rennes have contacted Chelsea to ask what it would take to bring France international striker Loic Remy back to Ligue 1, according to L'Equipe .
Remy spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace and isn’t thought to have a long-term future at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte.
LIVERPOOL IN FOR ARGENTINE DEFENDER
Liverpool have lodged a £14.9 million bid in an effort to sign Emanuel Mammana from Lyon, The Sport Review claims.
The report claims Jurgen Klopp is keen to add reinforcements to his defensive line and is ready to offer the 21-year-old a five-year contract worth £2.8m per season.
The three-time capped Argentina international is said to be awaiting permission to discuss personal terms with the Anfield side.
COSTA SET ON ATLETI MOVE
Outbound Chelsea striker Diego Costa is hopeful of having his future resolved by the end of the week, the Mirror reports , with Atletico Madrid said to have prepared a training regime that will keep the Spain international fit while he sits out their transfer ban.
The Liga club are reported to be offering only £22 million plus add-ons for the striker, who has flat-out refused a move to China, representing a bid that would be less than three times the amount Chelsea could have recouped if Costa had agreed a move to the CSL.
SCHMEICHEL AN OPTION FOR UTD
Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel could soon follow in his father's footsteps with a move to Manchester United, according to a report by The Sun.
The tabloid suggests the Foxes are looking to tie up a £20 million-plus deal for Gent and Croatia international goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic, which could pave the way for Schmeichel's exit.
Any deal, however, would hinge on whether David De Gea leaves Old Trafford during the summer transfer window.
NO LOAN FOR HART
Joe Hart will not be allowed to leave Manchester City on loan for the upcoming season,The Sun reports , with the club instead preferring to get the England international off their books for good.
West Ham and Newcastle are said to have lodged loan bids for the keeper, but Pep Guardiola's side feel the Premier League pair are capable of stumping up the rumoured £18 million it will take to buy him outright.
KEITA WANTS TO JOIN LIVERPOOL
RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita wants to join Liverpool, but the Reds may be forced to wait for the end of the transfer window, according to The Independent .
The Bundesliga club have told Liverpool they will have to pay €70m for Keita, with Jurgen Klopp willing to be patient in order to land his man.
EVERTON TO LAND ROONEY & GIROUD
Everton are set to complete a sensational double swoop as Wayne Rooney and Olivier Giroud prepare for a move to Goodison Park, according to The Sun .
Rooney has been hotly tipped to return to his former club, with Everton pledging to maintain his current wages if they can land him on a free.
And he could be joined by Giroud, who has been linked with a £20 million move away from north London.
PERISIC SET ON MAN UNITED SWITCH
Inter star Ivan Perisic is set to snub an improved contract and hold out for a move to Manchester United, according to Premium Sport .
While Luciano Spalletti is determined to hold on to the player, not even a pay rise that would take him to €4 million annually may be enough to keep him away from Old Trafford.
ALEXIS SET TO STAY AT ARSENAL
Alexis Sanchez plans to see out the rest of his contract at Arsenal despite speculation of a move to Manchester City, according to La Tercera .
Bayern Munich have also been linked with a move for the Chile international, but he will spend another season at the Emirates until his contract expires in the summer of 2018. Arsenal have also offered Alexis a new contract of £300,000-a-week in order to keep him in London.
SPURS WON'T PAY £50M BARKLEY FEE
Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Ross Barkley from Everton, but are refusing to pay the £50 million transfer fee demanded, according to The Sun .
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino feels that the midfielder would be the perfect fit in his squad, but is not willing to meet Everton's requested value for Barkley.
RONALDO TO STAY AT MADRID... FOR NOW
Cristiano Ronaldo has informed Real Madrid that he intends to stay at the club, according to AS .
The Portugal captain had apparently decided he wanted to leave Spain back in June but has now reportedly backtracked and is happy to remain at the Bernabeu.
That could all change on July 31, though, when Ronaldo is due to appear in court over accusations of tax evasion, where the outcome of the preliminary hearing could see him seek a Madrid exit.
BALE WON'T RETURN TO PREMIER LEAGUE
Gareth Bale is not planning to leave Real Madrid following speculation linking the Wales international with a move to Manchester United, according to Sky Sports .
Reports have claimed that Madrid would be prepared to sell Bale in order to create room in their squad for Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe.
However, Bale is happy at the Santiago Bernabeu and Madrid have no plans to let the forward leave in order to bring in new signings.