THE transfer window is open and clubs are getting their business done quickly ready for the imminent new season.
Today it was Man City's turn to make a big splash as they completed the £20m signing of Valencia's Ferran Torres.
Follow all the latest gossip and updates with our live blog below…
LEEDS LINKED TO BATSHUAYI
Leeds could make a shock swoop for Chelsea for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.
Football Insider say the Belgium star, 26, is finally set for a permanent exit after four years at Stamford Bridge regularly spent away on loan.
Premier League newcomers are looking for big names for their first season back in the top flight.
And Batshuayi has enjoyed temporary spells with Borrussia Dortmind, Valencia and Crystal Palace.
SAINTS AND SPURS IN 'SWAP'
Southampton's Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is closing on a £15million move to Tottenham – with right-back Kyle Walker-Peters moving the other way for £12m.
Sky Sports suggest the deals – first mooted in June – are on the brink of completion.
Walker-Peters shone on loan for Saints in the second half of this season.
PRO DEAR! WILLIAN 'MOVE' LEAKED
WILLIAN'S transfer to Arsenal appears to have been confirmed in a leaked Pro Evo clip.
The Chelsea winger – who has rejected the club's latest offer of a new two-year deal – is shown wearing the Gunners kit in the seven-second video.
Arsenal have partnered with video game series Pro Evo – whose game rivals Fifa as the biggest on PS4 and Xbox.
The clip says “new signing” at the beginning and appears to show the 31-year-old Brazilian in Arsenal colours with “Willian” across the screen.
Arsenal tweeted a video earlier today showing what players can expect from the game set for release on September 15 – three days after the new Premier League season begins.
The leaked video suggests Willian will by then have completed his move from Stamford Bridge to the Emirates.
CITY COMPLETE TORRES DEAL
Manchester City have announced the signing of Valencia winger Ferran Torres.
Pep Guardiola has forked out £20.8million on the 20-year-old to replace Leroy Sane.
The Spain under-21 star completed his medical and put to pen paper in Catalonia today.
VILLA HEAD CHELSEA IN FIGHT FOR WHIZKID
Aston Villa are set to beat Liverpool, Chelsea and German giants Bayern Munich to sign Exeter City’s England youth international Ben Chrisene.
The midfielder became the Grecians’ youngest ever player last August when he came on against Coventry City in the Carabao Cup, aged 15 years, seven months.
That was three months sooner than Exeter’s previous record holder Ethan Ampadu, who later joined Chelsea and starred for Wales.
Chrisene had been tipped to follow in Ampadu’s footsteps after emerging as one of the top teenagers in Europe
And Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has personally tried to persuade him to join.
Jurgen Klopp has also invited Chrisene to watch a Champions’ League game as a VIP guest of Liverpool, while the youngster has already turned out for Bayern Munich’s youth team last season.
But Dean Smith now looks favourite to sign Chrisene, according to Devon Live.
They say the youngster has turned down the League Two side’s offer of a pro contract, having made five first team appearances for the Grecians before the season ended.
GUNNERS STILL PURSUING COUTINHO
Arsenal are still hungry to sign Barcelona's ex-Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, according to reports.
The Brazil star, who's had a moderate season on loan for Bayern Munich, was linked with Chelsea earlier in the summer.
But the Gunners are making the running now – although it is claimed Coutinho has so far offered little encouragement for such a move.
IVANOVIC SET FOR EVERTON
Branislav Ivanovic says he will “probably” join Everton after receiving a “good offer”.
The free agent and Chelsea legend, 36, has been with Russian side Zenit St Petersburg since 2017.
And the Serb defender has also been attracted interest from home country club Red Star Belgrade.
But he has been tipped to reunite with his ex-Stamford Bridge boss Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park.
Ivanovic said: “I will probably continue my career at Everton. I received a good offer from them.
“So far, I have not received any offer from Red Star.
“If anyone calls me then I will consider the offer.”
CITY WINDFALL IF UTD BAG SANCHO
Manchester City are in line for a £15million windfall from Jadon Sancho’s move to rivals United.
Borussia Dortmund are sticking to their £110m valuation of the England attacker – but are now willing to accept instalments.
AndCity inserted a sell-on clause when they sold the youngster to the German club three years ago.
They are entitled to 15 per cent of the profit made by Dortmund – having sold him for £8m plus £2m in add-ons.
That means City will be due a large chunk of the £100m-plus heading to Borussia over the next few years from neighbours United.
YOU'VE KOP MAIL
Liverpool are reportedly among a trio of Premier League clubs who have made contact with Watford winger Ismaila Sarr.
The 22-year-old impressed Jurgen Klopp after putting in a man-of-the-match performance during the Hornets' 3-0 win over the Reds in February.
The winger scored a quick-fire double before Troy Deeney notched to hand Liverpool their first league defeat of the season and end their hopes of emulating Arsenal's Invincibles campaign.
Despite Watford's relegation on the final day, Sarr impressed for them as he bagged five goals and produced six assists in 28 top-flight matches
According to the Watford Observer, Liverpool have made contact with the attacker's agent as they look to test the club's resolve.
A switch to Anfield would see Sarr reunite with fellow Senegal international and friend Sadio Mane.
The Liverpool ace famously urged Watford captain Deeney to look after the player after the two sides faced each other at Anfield in December.
Wolves are also said to be interested in the former Rennes star, but would only make their move if Adama Traore is prized away from the club.
UTD BIDE TIME FOR JACK
United are reportedly willing to wait until late in the transfer window before going for Jack Grealish.
But Aston Villa's £80million price tag is still putting off Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United are said to have reportedly agreed terms with No 1 transfer target Jadon Sancho.
The Borussia Dortmund winger is thoguht to have said yes to a five-year, £220,000-a-week deal as part of his British record £110million move.
Busting the bank to such an extent could limit what United are able to do elsewhere in the summer window.
The Daily Mail say any “serious” offer for Villacaptain and talisman Grealish will start at £80m.
HARRY NEEDS SERIOUS SILVERWARE
Former Premier League star Jamie O'Hara also believes it has to be major silverware to tempt Harry Kane to remain at Spurs beyond next summer.
He said: “[League Cup?] No, I don’t think so.
“I think if you win the FA Cup and get in the top four, you keep Harry Kane.
“If you just get in the top four next season and you don’t win a trophy, I think it’s time that Harry Kane moved on.”
TROPHY OR BUST FOR KANE
Jamie O'Hara has urged Harry Kane – often linked with Manchester United – to leave Spurs next summer if they fail to break their trophy drought.
The former Tottenham midfielder reckons England skipper Kane, 27, will give Tottenham one more season before moving to a more successful club.
Trophy-less Kane has established himself as one of the best in the world after 188 goals in just 287 games for Spurs.
And the striker fuelled transfer talk in May as he admitted he was “ambitious” and not prepared to stay at Tottenham “for the sake of it.”
O'Hara told talkSPORT: “He’s 27 and if he doesn’t do it next season, I think he has got to leave. Spurs need to win a trophy next season.”
KASPER WOULD 'DO ANYTHING' TO JOIN UTD
Ex-Denmark defender Mikkel Bischoff, who played for Man City and Coventry, also believes Kasper Schmeichel would be following i a fine tradition if he did join Manchester United.
Bischoff added: “The most successful goalkeepers at the club in recent years have been well into their 30s. He can easily play three or four good years there.
“Schmeichel is a huge United fan. He always has been and always will be. It will be the biggest dream come true if he were to succeed [in joining United].
“If Kasper gets the opportunity to play just ten games for United, then he jumps.
“It’s simply so big for him. He is such a big fan that he will do anything to get to that club.”
SCHMEICHEL 'DREAMS OF UTD MOVE'
Kasper Schmeichel still dreams of emulating legendary dad Peter by joining Manchester United – amid speculation Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will launch a shock bid.
That's the claim of Kasper's former Manchester City team-mate and fellow Dane Mikkel Bischoff, an Etihad centre-back from 2002-2006.
Schmeichel Jr is the latest name linked with Old Trafford as United ponder replacing No 1 David De Gea.
Sheffield United loanee Dean Henderson has seemed in pole position if he returns to Old Trafford.
But Bischoff told Ekstra Bladet of Schmeichel: “United will certainly not be deterred by his age of 33 years.”
UTD IN '£50M FED BID'
United have bid £50million for Fiorentina's Italy winger Federico Chiesa, reports in Italy say.
The 22-year-old's Serie A club are said to be willing to sell but only for the “right” price – and are expecting higher offers.
Inter Milan, Juventus and Newcastle have also been linked with the 17-cap star.
It is thought Fiorentina would prefer to sell to a Premier League club rather than an Italian rival.
WILSON FACING KOP EXIT?
Liverpool's £15million-rated winger Harry Wilson has been linked with Aston Villa, Newcastle, Premier League new boys Leeds and his last loan club Bournemouth.
The 23-year-old could finally be set for a permanent exit after failing to make the breakthrough during five years at Anfield.
But Bournemouth's relegation seemingly weakens their hand in the race for the 17-cap Wales star.
BRING MBUY FREE SALE
Chelsea are reportedly close to signing 18-year-old ex-Barcelona centre-back Xavier Mbuyamba – dubbed the 'next Virgil van Dijk' – on a free transfer.
Mbuyamba is frustrated at playing just three Uefa Youth League games for Barca this season.
And the Daily Mail say Chelsea wantthe Dutchman to develop his career with them.
'I'LL MISS YOU'
Ex-United starlet Angel Gomes added:”It is time I take the next step in my career, I hope you can all be proud off what I go on to achieve.
“I wish the club and everyone involved the best of luck, you will all be missed more than you can imagine.
I also want to thank the fans, your SUPPORT hasn’t gone unnoticed. Once a RED always a RED.”
YOU ALL HELPED ME
Angel Gomes wrote: “It’s took me a while because it’s not been easy to put my emotions into words.
“Sadly the time has come to end a beautiful chapter that has been my life for 14 years. Being from Salford, Manchester United is all I have ever known.
“I went from playing on my estate, pretending to be Wayne Rooney to being in the academy and doing the same.
“May 21st 2017 I made my Premier League debut for the club of my dreams aged 16 replacing the legend himself ‘Wayne Rooney’.
“I want to thank every single individual at the club for the help and encouragement I received, from the very first time I signed at the club.
“I want to thank all the coaches from every age group that looked after me from 6 to now. To all the kit men, Kath the receptionist, The media team, the security, the staff at the cliff, the staff at Littleton road, the staff at Carrington to the cleaners, you all played a part in getting me to where I am today.
GOMES: I NEED TO TAKE NEXT STEP
Angel Gomes has broken his silence on his Manchester United exit after sealing a move to Lille.
The 19-year-old left Old Trafford last month after talks over a new contract broke down.
The England Under-20 midfielder had been with United since joining their academy at the age of six.
On his first-team debut back in 2016, he became first player born in 2000s to make a Premier League appearance.
But Gomes has been restricted to just six first-team appearances this season and agreed a move to France with Lille on a free transfer.
The attacker, who will immediately go out on loan to Portuguese side Boavista, had kept silent as talks over extending his United stay.
In a lengthy post on Instagram, Gomes has now shed some light on taking his career into a new direction.
NEW ROOFE FOR IBROX
RANGERS have signed Anderlehct's ex-Leeds striker Kemar Roofe on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard -missed out on the 27-year-old when he chose the Belgian giants 12 months ago for £7million.
Roofe hit seven goals in 14 games for Anderlecht but struggled with injury.
WIDE OF THE MARC
Arsenal are set to miss out on midfield target Marc Roca, according to reports.
The Gunners were battling the likes of AC Milan, Sevilla and Villarreal for the midfield playmaker.
But Mundo Deportivo write how the Espanyol ace have opted for a move to RB Leipzig to play alongside best mate Dani Olmo.
PLAYING THE LON GAME
Chelsea have reportedly entered the race for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.
Everton and Sevilla are also said to be keen on the Spaniard, 23, after he impressed on loan in Andalusia.
Reports emerged over the weekend that the Toffees want Reguilon to replace Leighton Baines, who retired at the end of the season.
An £18million bid is said to have been launched by Everton and Sky Sports believe Chelsea will soon put forward a higher offer.
Also in the mix are Sevilla, after Reguilon made 31 appearances for the LaLiga side in 2019/20 – notching the second-highest number of key passes from open play of any defender in the division.
Reguilon was also named in WhoScored's LaLiga team of the season, as well as the XI of Spanish football expert Nando Vila.
Brandon Williams has signed a new contract at Manchester United after a stunning breakthrough season.
The left-back, 19, put pen to paper on a new deal which keeps him at Old Trafford until 2024, with the option to extend that by a further year.
A product of the famous United academy, Williams made his first-team debut in the Carabao Cup win over Rochdale in September.
And with Luke Shaw continuing to battle injury problems, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer persisted with the teenager for much of the season.
In total, he has already racked up 33 senior appearances this term and could add to that with United still in the Europa League.
THE WAITE IS OVER
West Ham are closing in on an £18million deal for Barcelona flop Martin Braithwaite, according to reports in Spain.
The Hammers are long-term admirers of the Danish forward, having had a bid rejected in 2016 while he was a Toulouse player.
Now, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, they may finally be getting their man.
West Ham are said to be in advanced negotiations over a deal worth around £18m.
David Moyes had to rely on Michail Antonio to save his side from relegation with Sebastian Haller and Albian Ajeti failing to make a big mark at London Stadium last season.
The deal would see Barcelona make a quick profit on Braithwaite after his controversial £15m switch from Leganes in February.
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