Transfer News LIVE: Arsenal agree Ben White deal as cut-price Houssem Aouar move mooted
Manchester United are making progress in their pursuits of Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier, Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Ben White and Raheem Sterling is on the Manchester City transfer list
The buzz of Euro 2020 may have faded, but the excitement of the transfer window is on the rise as Premier League clubs step up their pursuits of key targets ahead of the new season.
Manchester United have launched a double raid on the Spanish capital with deals for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane and Atletico Madrid's Kieran Trippier believed to be close.
Arsenal are also on the verge of strengthening their defence after agreeing a marquee £50million deal to sign Ben White from Brighton.
There are also key updates on Raheem Sterling's Manchester City future and Harry Kane's bid to depart Tottenham this summer.
Keep is right here for all the latest confirmed transfers and gossip from the Premier League and Europe's other top divisions.
Haaland "sad" about Sancho transfer
Erling Haaland has admitted he is "sad" to see his Borussia Dortmund teammate and close friend Jadon Sancho join Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
Sancho, 21, is set to complete his Old Trafford move after a £72.9m agreement was announced with the Bundesliga club earlier this month.
The England international will become the club's third expensive signing of all-time after midfielder Paul Pogba and club captain Harry Maguire.
An outgoing at the Amex
Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh has agreed a permanent move to Eredivisie side Feyenoord for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.
The Iranian international was signed from AZ Alkmaar in 2018 and made 61 appearances.
Head coach Graham Potter said:
Ali has been a very good professional and great to work with, but this move is a good one and gives him the chance of more regular game time, which is not something we are able to guarantee.
I’d like to thank Ali for his hard work during my time here and wish him all the best for the future.
Juventus interested in Haaland
Juventus are keen to bring Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland to Turin this summer, reports The Sun.
Haaland, 20, is the subject of intense interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.
News that another European giant has joined the race for the Norwegian comes as a blow to the Premier League trio.
Aouar saga in detail
Another transfer window, another report linking Houssem Aouar with a Premier League move.
The Lyon playmaker is no stranger to the transfer rumour mill, but this summer his trip across the channel looks like it may actually materialise.
Aouar, 23, is the subject of a fierce four-way battle after the French club slashed his price tag by over 50 per cent on last year's valuation.
Arsenal led the race for his services last summer and tabled a bid in the region of €40million (£34m). But they saw their offer rebuffed defiantly with Lyon sporting director Juninho declaring he would not part ways with Aouar for anything less than €60million (£51m).
Remarkably, however, a bid of just €25million (£21m) may be enough to prise Aouar from the Ligue 1 club this year , prompting a flurry of interest from Premier League heavyweights.
Man Utd offered Vinicius Jr opportunity
Manchester United are being offered the chance to sign Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr as the Spanish giants try to fund a move for Kylian Mbappe.
Real president Florentino Perez has made Paris Saint-Germain and France ace Mbappe his top target this summer.
But Perez has to balance the books at the Bernabeu and that means the sale of a further player on top of Rafael Varane.
Real and United are already in talks to sign the France defender with confidence in Spain that an agreement can be reached.
Manchester United and Liverpool have joined the race for in-demand Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.
The 23-year-old looks set to leave the Ligue 1 club this summer and he has been a long-term transfer target for Arsenal and Tottenham.
The playmaker has two years remaining on his contract at Lyon but the French club look set to cash-in on him this summer and there are a host of English clubs monitoring the situation.
The Gunners were actively trying to sign the player last summer and have revived their interest this year but will face competition from Premier League rivals United, Liverpool and Spurs.
Liverpool preparing transfer exodus
Liverpool are desparate to offload numerous fringe players this summer in a bid to raise funds for new signings, reports the Daily Express.
Believed to be on the Anfield transfer list are: Marko Grujic, Harry Wilson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Neco Williams, Loris Karius, Sheyi Ojo, Ben Woodburn, and Taiwo Awoniyi.
Liverpool are reportedly scouring Europe to sign a midfielder who could replace Georginio Wijnaldum.
Kane may snub training to force through transfer
Harry Kane's teammates believe he may refuse to return to Tottenham's training facilities if he is not granted a transfer this summer.
The England captain led his nation to the final of Euro 2020 and - like the rest of Gareth Southgate’s squad - is now in the midst of a three-week break to rest and recuperate ahead of the new season.
Three Lions teammates of the 27-year-old are of the belief that he may not cooperate by returning to the club’s pre-season training if Spurs chief Daniel Levy does not countenance a transfer.
That is despite new Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo insisting this week that Kane would be at the club next season and that he was looking forward to working together.
Milan complete Giroud signing
AC Milan have announced the signing of Olivier Giroud from Chelsea.
The 34-year-old has been handed the No.9 jersey.
Milan's official statement does not confirm the length of contract Giroud has signed, but the deal is said to be a two-year one with the option to extend for another sesaon.
Bale embroiled in fresh Real Madrid battle
Gareth Bale is facing yet more uncertainty over his Real Madrid future as the fallout from Brexit threatens to derail Carlo Ancelotti's plans for his squad.
Bale, 32, spent last season on loan with former club Tottenham and netted 16 goals - an impressive tally given his limited minutes across 34 appearances.
But the Wales superstar will not spend another campaign in north London after newly-appointed manager Nuno Espirito Santo ruled out a return.
This leaves Real Madrid with a major headache, as they are only permitted to have three non-European Union players in their squad in line with La Liga regulations.
Brighton sign Scherpen from Ajax
Brighton have announced the signing of Dutch goalkeeper Kjell Scherpen from Ajax.
The 21-year-old played four first-team games for the Eredivisie club, including a start in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Roma in April.
Seagulls boss Graham Potter welcomed the signing of the 6ft 8in Holland Under-21 international, saying:
We’re delighted to welcome Kjell to the club. He’s a player we have been monitoring for a while and we see him as a player with a lot of the right attributes. As well as his size he is someone we think will work very hard to improve all aspects of his game as he gets used to English football.
City starlet joins Wolfsburg
Germany Under-21s striker Lukas Nmecha has joined Wolfsburg from Manchester City, the Premier League champions have confirmed.
The 22-year-old City youth product secured the permanent move after scoring 21 goals in 41 appearances during an impressive loan spell with Belgian side Anderlecht last season.
He previously played for the Bundesliga side on loan during the 2019-20 campaign while he also had stints at Preston and Middlesbrough.
Hamburg-born Nmecha, who represented England at youth level before switching his allegiance to Germany in 2019, made just two first-team appearances for City.
Burnley in advanced Pope talks
Burnley are in advanced talks with Nick Pope over a new deal at Turf Moor.
The 29-year-old, who missed out on England’s Euro campaign through injury, has established himself as one of the top keepers in the Premier League in recent seasons.
And Burnley are keen to tie him down to a lucrative long-term deal to fend off interest from rival clubs.
Pope still has two years to run on the contract he signed in 2019, with the option of a further year.
But he is a huge part of Sean Dyche’s team and the club are keen to get his long-term future wrapped up.
Pope joined Charlton from Suffolk side Bury Town in 2011 and moved to Burnley five years later as understudy to Tom Heaton before ultimately replacing him as No.1.
Atletico identify Trippier replacement
Atletico Madrid have made Norwich star Max Aarons their No.1 if they lose Kieran Trippier this summer.
Trippier is keen on a move back to England this summer, with Manchester United in the market to land him as competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
United have already had one bid rejected but are expected to return with a new offer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to strengthen his defence.
And with Atletico weighing up potential replacements, Aarons is featuring highly on their list.
The England Under-21 international has plenty of admirers at home and abroad with Barcelona and Bayern Munich having run had him looked at.
In England, United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton have all monitored his progress.
However, Atletico will try to see if a deal can be struck with the Canaries despite their return to the Premier League this summer for around £25million.
Good morning - Henderson set for new deal
Welcome to Mirror Football's live transfer coverage. First up, an update from Liverpool, who are ready to open talks over a new deal with captain Jordan Henderson.
The 31-year-old midfielder has entered the final two years of his contract at Anfield and the club are looking to tie him to a deal that could see him end his career there.
Boss Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of Henderson’s character on and off the pitch, and knows he is vital to his plans on Merseyside.
Liverpool are already talking to star defender Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson about new contracts, and Henderson is the next big name in line for discussions.
Henderson was signed by former Reds boss Kenny Dalglish in 2011, joining from Sunderland for a fee of around £16m.
He led the club to Champions League glory in 2019 and, the following season, became the first Liverpool captain to lift the Premier League trophy as the club ended a 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England again.