Morata, Sanchez, Coutinho. Thursday’s Transfer Rumours
Manchester United and Real Madrid are now just €5m apart in their respective valuations of striker Alvaro Morata. United are eyeing up a move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku in a deal that could cost them £100m. Wayne Rooney’s move to Everton could take the form of a season-long loan with a permanent move next summer. United are eyeing up a possible transfer bid for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl if their move for Nemanja Matic fails to go ahead.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is demanding a new deal worth £400,000 a week. Arsenal have completed the £46m transfer of striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. The France international will earn £190,000 a week at Arsenal.
Arsenal have been told to pay £80m for Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.
Arsenal are still interested in CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin.
Paris Saint-Germain are being linked with a £70m bid for Liverpool midfielder Phillippe Coutinho. However, the Reds won’t sell for anything less than €100m (£89m).
Diego Costa, Remy, Walters, Gayle
Atletico Madrid expect to make a £22m bid for Chelsea striker Diego Costa. However, the La Liga side will get round their transfer embargo by loaning him to a Chinese club for the first half of the season. Chelsea defender Michael Hector looks set to sign Nottingham Forest on loan.
Watford could make a move to sign Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on a permanent basis.
Chelsea striker Loic Remy is wanted by French side Rennes.
Huddersfield Town have completed the signing of left-back Scott Malone from Fulham.
Burnley are on the verge of signing striker Jon Walters from Stoke City for a fee that could rise to £3million. West Ham United could make a £15m bid for Burnley striker Andre Gray.
Everton have signed former Metz striker Boris Mathis on a two-year deal.
Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle will be a target for Middlesbrough if they fail to sign Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest.
Stoke City have signed Hull City left-back Josh Tymon on a five-year deal. Stoke will pay a compensation fee to the Tigers.
Southampton striker Sam Gallagher is a loan target for Birmingham City. Gallagher, 21, scored 12 goals while on loan at Blackburn Rovers last season. Saints midfielder Hamilton Reed is set to join Norwich City on loan.
Brighton are closing in on a loan move for Chelsea forward Izzy Brown and could make a £10m bid for Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong.
Brighton and Bournemouth are both interested in Toulouse’s £12m-rated striker Martin Braithwaite.
Paris Saint-Germain are favourites to sign Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe as Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hesitates over who he could replace.