Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye is set to have a medical with Paris St-Germain as the Senegal international nears a move to the French champions.
Sunderland are preparing for another season in League One and they're now doing it without Bryan Oviedo after the Costa Rica left-back ended his seven-year stay in England to rejoin Copenhagen, who he left to join Everton in 2012.
Leonard Nwaorgu: The issue Bale has with Zidane is more than meets the eye. How can you want to still let a player of Bale quality to just leave to anywhere even when there are injury worries. Maybe the exchange of words by his agent has put Zidane off totally.
Could Gareth Bale be heading to Old Trafford after seeing his move to China get blocked by Real Madrid?
Marca have reported that "his dream remains" to become a Manchester United player.
Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra spent last season without a club after ending 2017-18 at West Ham.
But the Instagram king has today confirmed his retirement and the 38-year-old did so in typical Evra style, with a six-minute video on Insta.
We love this game too, Patrice!
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Before the big kick-off, Manchester United are squeezing in another jaunt abroad, with Norwegian boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking the team back to his homeland.
The Red Devils will play a friendly against Solskjaer's hometown club Kristiansund in Oslo and Simon Stone believes it will be a chance to see if United have really changed their strategy - and, if so, is Solskjaer at the heart of it?
The EFL statement added that "if the information is not received, the EFL Board is likely to suspend" Bolton and Bury's opening league games on Saturday.
The EFL season kicks off on Friday as newly promoted Luton host Middlesbrough in the Championship on Friday.
The Premier League and Championship transfer deadline is Thursday, 8 August at 17:00 BST.
For Leagues One and Two the deadline is Monday, 2 September.
Some EFL news now, and Bolton and Bury have been given until 17:00 BST to "provide confirmation to the League’s satisfaction that they can meet all outstanding commitments."
The financially-troubled League One clubs had initially been given a deadline of 12:00 BST on Monday.
An EFL statement read: "Following extensive discussions with the administrators of Bolton Wanderers, the ownership at Bury and the Professional Footballers’ Association over the course of the weekend some progress has been achieved in regard to the respective challenges they currently face."
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Florentino Perez made the call to scrap Bale's proposed move to China, with the Star reporting that the Real Madrid president felt Bale was too valuable to lose cheaply. Jiangsu Suning were set to sign the Welshman on a free transfer.
LFamished: I can't shake the feeling that this window could become absolutely massive the moment Bale signs for someone. You can well imagine the chain reaction that is going to set off among the top clubs and I think it's got the potential to send the Prem potty!
Not exactly the big signings Newcastle fans are hoping for but the Magpies have brought in two for the future.
More now from Jurgen Klopp's news conference earlier, when the Liverpool boss played down his side's struggles in pre-season as they prepare for Sunday's Community Shield against Manchester City.
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Swansea City are mulling over an improved bid from Sheffield United for Scottish striker Oli McBurnie.
Manchester United may still be in talks with Inter Milan over Romelu Lukaku but the Mirror has picked up in this line in the Italian press, saying that Juventus have stepped up their pursuit of the Belgian striker by offering Paulo Dybala in return - but they want a decision within seven days.
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Yet the Star claims that Nicolas Pepe's wages will be "dwarfed" by four other players at Arsenal.
That's what Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has just tweeted, with the winger to join from Lille on a five-year deal.
- SMS Message: I don't think anyone at City wants Sane to go, but seeing as everyone at Bayern from the president to the kit man has been saying how much they want him it's no surprise if his head's been turned. Of course we know know what the reaction would be if City conducted their transfer business like that! from DanielSMS Message: I'm amazed City would even consider letting Sane go who is irreplaceable in my opinion, I disagree with the price tag too, he's a £100m+ player for me in a world where Maguire is worth £90m. from Russell, M20
Just a recap on Leroy Sane now, and Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is "very confident" they will finalise a deal for Manchester City's German winger.
That story's top of today's gossip column.