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  • Chelsea are close to confirming Juventus defender Daniele Rugani as their second signing of the summer in a £44.6m deal – and will then turn their attentions to Gonzalo Higuain.
  • Jack Wilshere has thanked Unai Emery for being honest about the lack of game-time the midfielder would have got if he had stayed at Arsenal this season.
  • Arsene Wenger has emerged as the No 1 target to take over as the national manager of Japan.
  • Fulham have made contact with Espanyol about signing David Lopez, with the Spanish side wanting £35m for their versatile captain.
  • Former England defender Joleon Lescott is set for a season tracking Manchester City’s youngsters around Europe after being appointed to their pathways team.
  • Sheffield United have made a club-record £5m bid for Ipswich Town striker Martyn Waghorn.
  • Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback is heading for Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan.
  • Antonio Conte is set to take legal action against Chelsea, including the claim that he should be compensated for loss of future earnings and the damage to his career caused by the club’s delay in sacking him.
  • Wilfried Zaha hopes Tottenham will pursue their interest in him, with Moussa Sissoko a possible makeweight in a deal that could be worth up to £70m.
  • Wolves have targeted speedy Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore but might have to spend another £18m to get their man.
  • Raheem Sterling could be sold by Manchester City if he fails to agree a new contract with the club by the end of the season.
  • Everton are plotting an offer of cash plus Crystal Palace old-boy Yannick Bolasie for £60m-rated Wilfried Zaha.
  • Anthony Martial, who is a target for Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus, will be handed a final chance to impress Jose Mourinho on Manchester United’s tour of the USA.
  • Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are unlikely to sign Nabil Fekir this summer, as he is confident Alisson will be their final purchase of the window.
  • Brighton are closing on a new deal with winger Solly March, who has attracted interest from Fulham and Everton.
  • Southampton outcast Sofiane Boufal is set to return to France on a season-long loan deal with Nice.
  • QPR are closing on a six-month loan deal for Australia international Trent Sainsbury, who currently plays in China for Jiangsu Suning.
  • Willian is still determined to quit Chelsea this summer, despite Maurizio Sarri replacing Antonio Conte as head coach.
  • Arsenal are ready to sell Everton target Danny Welbeck as Unai Emery looks to trim his squad, with goalkeeper David Ospina and striker Lucas Perez also set to leave this summer.
  • Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave this summer after turning down their offer of a £125,000-per-week contract.
  • Rafa Benitez rejected two contract offers from Newcastle United this summer because he was not given the assurances he was looking for regarding the club’s future.
  • Arsenal have appointed Mikhail Zhilkin, one of the developers of Candy Crush, as their new ‘data scientist’.
  • Roman Abramovich has ordered new Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri to smarten up – telling him to wear suits on the touchline and to cut out his half-time cigarettes.
  • Hertha Berlin are willing to sell Germany left-back Marvin Plattenhardt, with as many as six Premier League clubs – including Leicester and Everton – keen on a £20m deal.
  • Aston Villa owner Tony Xia is in talks with a Middle East group to save the crisis-hit Sky Bet Championship club.
  • Newcastle United and West Ham United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of midfielder Miguel Almiron after Atlanta United decided not to sell him this summer.
  • Fulham have had a £5m offer for goalkeeper Fabri accepted by Besiktas, who want Arsenal’s David Ospina as a replacement.
  • Stoke will have to stump up £10m if they want to sign forward Tom Ince away from Huddersfield.
  • Fulham’s summer recruitment is likely to include another loan spell for Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon.
  • Greg Doherty is likely to leave Rangers on loan after Steven Gerrard told the midfielder he was not in his plans for this season.
  • Former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is expected to complete a move to Italian side Hellas Verona this week after agreeing a four-year deal.
  • Celtic’s Champions League opponents Rosenborg have axed manager Kare Ingebrigtsen less than a week before their pivotal European date.


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