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Transfer news - latest update (11:45 BST)

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 27, has arrived in Turin to complete a £10m move to Italian champions Juventus. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United's French forward Anthony Martial, 21, may be used in a swap deal for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Newcastle United are interested in Bordeaux's Uruguay forward Diego Rolan, 24, who is available for £5m. (Chronicle)

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer is convinced striker Christian Benteke, 26, will stay despite speculation linking him with Premier League rivals Chelsea and Everton. Benteke scored 15 Premier League goals in 2016-17. (Evening Standard)

Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick, 29, is set to join fierce rivals Birmingham City after just one season at Villa Park. The former Bournemouth player is reported to have fallen out of favour with Villa boss Steve Bruce. (Birmingham Mail)

Sunderland's hopes of signing former Leicester City, Leeds United and Saint-Etienne winger Max Gradel, 29, have suffered a setback after the £3m-rated Ivory Coast international said he wanted to stay at Bournemouth. (Sunderland Echo)

Premier League newcomers Brighton are close to signing 21-year-old Norwegian midfielder Mathias Normann from Bodo/Glimt. (The Argus)

Sheffield Wednesday keeper Jake Kean, 26, could leave the club after being left off the club's pre-season tour to Portugal. (Sheffield Star)

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial has scored 25 goals in 91 games since joining Manchester United from Monaco two years ago for £36m

Transfer news - previous update (09:00 BST)

Premier League champions Chelsea have "serious and strong interest" in Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 29. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is not willing to pay over the odds for Real Madrid's 24-year-old striker Alvaro Morata, who could be heading to Italy. (Star)

Crystal Palace have offered about £16m for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, 22. (Telegraph)

Manchester City have had a £2.6m bid rejected for Napoli's former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 34. (Mirror)

City will not face competition from Bayern Munich for 28-year-old Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, after the German club's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge ruled out a move for the Chile international. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are considering a final £60m offer for 23-year-old Tottenham and England midfielder Eric Dier. (Mirror)

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has dropped a hint he will re-sign for United by enrolling his sons back into their youth academy. (Sun)

Arsenal and England defender Kieran Gibbs, 27, is one of West Brom's top defensive targets, but the clubs are not close to a deal. (Birmingham Mail)

The Gunners will try to offload a number of fringe players before deciding whether to smash their transfer record for the second time this summer with a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, 21. (Mail)

Arsenal have rejected a £6.2m offer from Sampdoria for midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25. (Di Marzio, via Express)

Crystal Palace are on the verge of signing Ajax defender Jairo Riedewald, 20, in a deal worth about £8m. (Evening Standard)

Nice left-back Dalbert Henrique, 23, has confirmed Liverpool have made an approach for him but says an offer from Inter Milan is "irresistible". (Express)

Brazil forward Neymar, 25, will not leave Barcelona because no club is prepared to meet his £195m release clause, the club's sporting director says. (Mail)

Newcastle United have had their bid for 22-year-old Norwich midfielder Jacob Murphy accepted - and the winger is now expected to link up with his new club at their pre-season training camp. (Chronicle)

Magpies manager Rafa Benitez has put pressure on owner Mike Ashley to "keep his word" in providing summer transfer funds. (Star)

Riyad Mahrez is ready to take a pay cut to join Roma, with the Serie A side set to make a second bid for the 26-year-old Leicester City winger. (Leicester Mercury)

Arsenal's Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 27, is set to join Juventus after agreeing a deal in principle with the Italian champions. (Guardian)

Egypt winger Ahmed Elmohamady, 29, is set to become the latest player to leave Hull City following relegation to the Championship. He has flown home from a training camp in Portugal to seal a £1m move to Aston Villa. (Hull Daily Mail)

Another Hull player, Scotland left-back Andy Robertson, 23, appears to be a step closer to joining Liverpool in an £8m deal after he reportedly also left the training camp. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony, 28, has not travelled with the Manchester City squad to the United States, amid speculation the Swans are keen on re-signing the Ivory Coast international. (Wales Online)

Defender Mathieu Debuchy, 31, is expected to have a medical before a move to Nice within "the next 48 hours", finally ending the Frenchman's disappointing spell at Arsenal. (Europe1 Sports via Sun)

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott found a novel way to deal with baking temperatures on the club's pre-season tour in Shanghai - by taking to a nice cool wheelie bin.

Theo Walcott

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says he is willing to take a managerial job abroad or even in League Two, but wants to wait for a club that fits his philosophy. (Independent)

After reports emerged that an Arsenal fan got a tattoo of new signing Alexandre Lacazette on his backside only to then claim it actually resembled former England striker Darren Bent, the man himself decided to settle the matter once and for all.

Darren Bent

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw hopes he can put an end to the fractious nature of his relationship with Jose Mourinho and convince his manager to make him a first-team regular this season. (Times - subscription required)

Kevin de Bruyne displays a good grasp of English geography as he and Manchester City team-mates John Stones and Kyle Walker fly to the United States.

Kevin De Bruyne on Twitter

The best of Monday's transfer news

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, is likely to turn down a move to Premier League champions Chelsea and instead opt to join AC Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United are expected to complete the signing of Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, 28, in the next few days in a deal worth £48m. (Independent)

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, says he is "happy" at Real Madrid, despite being linked with a move.(Marca)

Chelsea look set to miss out on Juventus and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro, 26, as the Serie A club do not want to lose another defender having sold Italy international Leonardo Bonucci, 30, to AC Milan. (London Evening Standard)

Liverpool will increase their £57m bid for Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, but RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl says the 22-year-old is "comfortable" at the club. (Kicker via Liverpool Echo)

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