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Matteo Guendouzi has been given a clean slate at Arsenal ahead of the new season, with Mikel Arteta saying that the midfielder will have the same opportunities as any other player in the coming weeks.
Manchester City remain interested in bolstering their defensive ranks with the signing of Kalidou Koulibaly – despite Lionel Messi emerging as their top target.
Premier League clubs are at war over a new plan to bring in more subs next season – with Manchester United and Manchester City along with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal being part of a group to table a request to allow five replacements.
Manchester United are set to confirm the signings of teenage Spanish defenders Marc Jurado and Alvaro Fernandez.
Barcelona offer Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid in swap deal for Joao Felix, but Atletico Madrid reject the idea.
Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, contacted Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola last week to tell him he wants to leave Barcelona.
Manchester City would be willing to use Spanish defenders Eric Garcia, 19, and Angelino, 23, as makeweights in a deal for Messi, if they cannot sign him on a free transfer.
Manchester City are prepared to offer Barcelona £89.5m plus Garcia, Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 26, and Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 23, for Messi.
Real Madrid are set to demand more than 20m euros for 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, who has attracted interest from Manchester United, Tottenham, Juventus and Inter Milan while on loan at Sevilla.
Chelsea are putting the finishing touches to a £90m move for 21-year-old Germany and Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz.
Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has agreed a new one-year contract at AC Milan believed to be worth about £6m.
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, has settled any speculation about his future by saying he is preparing for a third season with Juventus.
France forward Antoine Griezmann had decided to leave Barcelona before new coach Ronald Koeman convinced the 29-year-old to make a U-turn.
The arrival of 28-year-old Republic of Ireland full-back Matt Doherty at Tottenham from Wolves would pave the way for Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, 27, to leave.
Tottenham have rejected an opening bid from AC Milan for Serge Aurier, with Bayer Leverkusen also interested.
Manchester United have made an approach to sign Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, 20, who is regarded as one of the best young prospects in Italy.
Leeds are set to make a bid for Lazio’s 23-year-old Brazilian centre-back Luiz Felipe.
Newcastle have joined the list of Premier League sides interested in a move for 20-year-old Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.
Representatives of Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer, 22, and French midfielder Olivier Ntcham, 24, have asked Celtic for valuations, before potential moves away.
Watford captain and striker Troy Deeney, 32, has been offered to West Brom.