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Transfer news - 12:00 BST update

Manchester United are waiting to see if Chelsea will sell £40m-rated midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, before moving on to other targets. (Daily Mail)

Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho still has £100m available for new signings, despite already spending £75m on striker Romelu Lukaku and £30m on defender Victor Lindelof. (Sun)

AC Milan have agreed a £35m deal to sign Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, 30, from Serie A champions Juventus. (Guardian)

Tottenham rejected an enquiry from Manchester City about left-back Danny Rose, 27, during talks to sign right-back Kyle Walker, 27, for £45m. (Evening Standard)

West Ham have ended their interest in signing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, as the Hammers are not the Frenchman's first-choice destination. (Sky Sports)

Newcastle will have to pay more than £10m to sign midfielder Jacob Murphy, 22, from Championship side Norwich. (Chronicle)

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam, 31, wants to extend his deal at the club. The Scotsman has just one year remaining on his contract with the Potters. (Stoke Sentinel)

Birmingham will open transfer talks with Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing, 32, next week when he returns to England from pre-season training in Portugal. (Gazette)

Leeds have allowed midfielder Toumani Diagouraga, 30, to find another club as he is surplus to requirements at Elland Road. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Bournemouth are looking at building a new 25,000-seater stadium at Kings Park athletics stadium, which is next to their current ground. (Bournemouth Echo)

Crystal Palace and Reading have joined the race to sign Livingston teenager Matthew Knox, 17. The striker trained with Manchester United last season. (Teamtalk)

Transfer news - 07:00 BST update

Liverpool and Chelsea both want to sign Borussia Dortmund's £65m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, who has scored 85 Bundesliga goals in four seasons. (Sun)

Dortmund have told Aubameyang to decide his future by the time they go to Switzerland for a training camp on 24 July.(London Evening Standard)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, wants to join Real Madrid this summer and has told his agent Jorge Mendes to get the deal done. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)

Manchester City are willing to spend nearly £50m to sign Monaco's 22-year-old left-back Benjamin Mendy. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea will complete the £39.7m signing of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, in the next 24 hours although the former Rennes player will miss the start of the new Premier League season. (Daily Express)

RB Leipzig have turned down a £57m offer from Liverpool for midfielder Naby Keita, 22. (Bild, via Daily Mirror)

Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, will reject an offer from Leicester City in favour of joining Everton. (Leicester Mercury)

West Ham are close to agreeing a deal to take Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 30, on loan for the forthcoming season. (Independent)

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang produced a mask after scoring for Borussia Dortmund against Schalke on 1 April

Newcastle United will be offered the chance to sign West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph, 30, if Hart moves to London Stadium. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Barcelona's pursuit of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, 22, is over after the La Liga giants agreed a deal for Benfica's Nelson Semedo, 23. (London Evening Standard)

Roma have made a £29m offer to buy Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, who want £50m for the 26-year-old winger. (Daily Mail)

Burnley are ready to beat Middlesbrough to the signing of 26-year-old Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga. (Nottingham Post)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants the club to accelerate their transfer incomings, with defender Kyle Walker, 27, set to join Manchester City. (Daily Mail)

Spurs hope to sign Porto defender Ricardo Pereira, 23, in a £22m deal to replace Walker. (Times - subscription required)

Meanwhile, Tottenham are close to making 19-year-old Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth their first signing of the summer. (ESPN)

Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian have offered Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata, 24, a £26m-per-year deal. (Onda Cero, via Sun)

AC Milan have made an improved bid to sign 23-year-old Torino striker Andrea Belotti, who is wanted by Chelsea. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

QPR defender Steven Caulker, 25, is set to hold talks with Celtic. (Daily Mirror)


A nine-year-old boy is attracting the attention of Premier League clubs after scoring a wonder goal from the half way line for his local side. (Bristol Post)

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal made a mistake by not signing Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne, 12 years after giving the then-16-year-old a trial. (Daily Express)

Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, will be fit for the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season but is unclear about his future at the club, with his current deal expiring next summer. (Daily Star)

Manchester's iconic worker bee will be emblazoned on the shirts of both Manchester United and Manchester City during next week's derby in Houston. (

Man Utd and Man City kits

Mike Thalassitis is back in the Love Island villa. While the Margate defender is spending his pre-season on a reality TV dating show, club chairman Alistair Bayliss said: "As a club we would we never want to stand in the way of a personal opportunity of this magnitude".(Margate FC)

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The best of Thursday's transfer news

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £60m after Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian pulled out of a move for the 28-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Dortmund could move for 30-year-old Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who is also wanted by Everton, West Ham, Marseille and AC Milan. (Daily Mirror)

Everton have made a club-record £40m bid to sign midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, from Swansea. The Iceland international has been left out of the Welsh side's tour of the United States. (Daily Mirror)

Premier League champions Chelsea have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, for £40m on a five-year deal. (RMC - in French)

Blues boss Antonio Conte is prepared to sell midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, for £40m. The Serbian has been training on his own and wants to join former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. (Daily Telegraph)

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