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12:00 BST Update

Tottenham could hijack Leicester's move for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 20, in order to speed up 27-year-old England defender Kyle Walker's move to Etihad Stadium. (Sun)

The Foxes are ready to off-load striker Islam Slimani, 29, for a cut-price fee in order to fund their move for Iheanacho, but West Bromwich will not be renewing their interest in the Algeria forward. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle United-linked defenders Kieran Gibbs, 27, and Carl Jenkinson, 25, have been left out of Arsenal's 25-man pre-season squad for their tour to China and Australia. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Burnley are the latest club to show an interest in Sunderland defender Lamine Kone, 28. The Ivory Coast centre-back is seen as a replacement for Michael Keane, who recently joined Everton. (Sunderland Echo)

Swansea midfielder Jack Cork, 26, has joined up with Burnley at their Irish training camp in order to complete his £10m move from the Welsh side. (Mirror)


Arsene Wenger has confirmed new signing Alexandre Lacazette, 26, will make his debut for the Gunners during their pre-season tour, with the France forward set to feature against Sydney FC on Thursday. (London Evening Standard)

07:00 BST Update

Chelsea are closing in on Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22, and he may sign in time to travel with his new team to China and Singapore on Monday. (Sky Sports)

Or, Manchester United are set to outbid Chelsea, with the Old Trafford club prepared to pay more than £40million for the in-demand midfielder. (Daily Mail)

United manager Jose Mourinho also wants the club to make a £60m bid for Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier, 23. (Mirror)

United will not offer striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, a new contract despite allowing him to continue his recovery from knee surgery at their Carrington training base. (Star)

And the club are yet to meet Inter Milan's asking price for Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, but a deal - for a fee of between £45m and £50m - is expected to be completed in the next week. (Independent)

Arsenal are reportedly confident of keeping hold of midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The 23-year-old has just 12 months remaining on his current contract. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also determined to keep forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, who is yet to sign a new deal and is thought to want a move to Manchester City. (Independent)

And Wenger is refusing to sell France striker Olivier Giroud, 30, until the futures of Sanchez and Monaco's Thomas Lemar are resolved. (Daily Telegraph)

The Gunners will compete with Liverpool and Manchester City for the signing of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26. (Sun)

Chelsea are prioritising the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, as it looks increasingly unlikely Spain forward Diego Costa, 28, will stay with the Premier League champions. (Guardian)

Or, Costa is reportedly ready to play for the Blues again and make peace with manager Antonio Conte. (Star)

Roma are keen to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 21, on a season-long loan deal, but the Red Devils are unlikely to sanction it. (Mirror)

Manchester City are one of four top European clubs ready to pay the £27m release clause in the contract of Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez, 26. (Marca, via Manchester Evening News)

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has held talks with winger Demarai Gray, 21, over his future and wants the winger to stay at the club amid interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer, 24, has revealed he wants to quit the club in search of regular first-team football elsewhere. (Mirror)

Leicester City have agreed a deal in principle with Manchester City for the signing of striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 20. (Sky Sports)

James Rodriguez wants his future sorted out quickly after being offered to some of Europe's top clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea. Real Madrid are said to want £62m for the 25-year-old Colombia forward. (Mail)

Tottenham will hold talks with Estudiantes this week as they consider a bid for 19-year-old defender Juan Foyth. (London Evening Standard)

Deportivo La Coruna think they are unlikely to re-sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, 28, this summer. (FourFourTwo)

Burnley are looking to re-sign 28-year-old Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork, but they will not move for Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan, 33. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Newcastle United are considering a move for Paris St-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, 24. (France Football, via Get French Football News)

The Magpies are set to miss out on Manchester City winger Jesus Navas, as the 31-year-old is nearing a return to Sevilla. (Marca, via Talksport)

Rafa Benitez has demanded Newcastle United make an improved bid for Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy, 22. (Daily Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain are expected to find out on Tuesday if they have succeeded in hijacking 34-year-old right-back Dani Alves' move to Manchester City on a free transfer. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea midfielder Izzy Brown, 20, is one of the players Brighton are looking at as they prepare for their first Premier League season. (Brighton and Hove Independent)


Barcelona defender Gerard Pique showed off his karaoke skills in an Instagram post - but it would appear his vocal skills are not quite as strong as those of his Grammy award-winning partner Shakira. (Instagram)

New Liverpool signing Dominic Solanke says he left Chelsea to "make an impact" at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)

Mousa Dembele showcased a novel gym routine at Tottenham.

Mousa Dembele lifts a team-mate above his head

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pushed a television reporter into a swimming pool when playing rock, paper, scissors with her and Romelu Lukaku in Los Angeles. (ESPN, via Sun)

Manchester United winger Ashley Young reacted to Wayne Rooney joining Everton by posting: "Wazza, it's been an honour and a privilege to play alongside you. Best of luck at Everton. Legend."

Ashley Young and Wayne Rooney in several images

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The best of Monday's transfer news

Chelsea are preparing to offer around £70m for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24. (AS)

Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, 28, is already planning for life at Manchester United and expects to move to Old Trafford before the end of the transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle have made an enquiry to Middlesbrough about signing forward Adama Traore, 21. (Chronicle)

West Brom are in talks with Bournemouth to sign defender Marc Wilson, 29, who would cost about £1m. (Birmingham Mail)

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