LIVE: Premier League transfer latest (19 July 2018)

Chelsea close in on defender

Chelsea are close to completing a deal to sign Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.

The Blues are set to pay £44.6 million for his signing, new boss Maurizio Sarri's first.

Leicester eye Mahrez replacement

Leicester City are pondering a move for Monaco winger Rachid Ghezzal say Le Sport 10.

The Foxes are on the lookout for a replacement for Riyad Mahrez who left the club for Manchester City.

Premier League winger wanted by Stoke

Stoke City are to make a move for Huddersfield's Tom Ince.

The Championship side were keen on Matt Ritchie but that interest has cooled say the Daily Mail.

Valencia want Manchester United full-back

Valencia are keen to sign Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan.

The defender spent last season with Crystal Palace.

Super Deporte report Valencia have held initial discussions with the Red Devils.

Everton prepared for Lookman bid

RB Leipzig are to return with a third bid for Ademola Lookman.

The Toffees want at least £20 million for the winger who spent the second half of last season on loan at the Bundesliga side.

So far bids of £12 million plus add-ons and £14 million plus add-ons have been rejected.

Leicester agree deal for Liverpool goalkeeper

Leicester City are on the verge of signing Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward.

Sky Sports report the clubs have agreed a £10 million fee for the Welshman.

It follows Liverpool agreeing a deal with Roma for Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Fulham bid €20m Spanish midfielder bid

El Mundo Deportivo report Fulham have made a bid for Espanyol midfielder David Lopez.

The London club have upped their original bid from €15 million to €20 million.

Brighton target Championship defender

Chris Hughton wants to strengthen his Brighton side with the signing of Jack O’Connell.

The centre-back plays for Sheffield United with the Seagulls preparing a £6 million bid.

Centre-backs Uwe Huenemeier and Connor Goldson have both left the club this season.

Arsenal midfielder signs for Porto

Arsenal have loaned Kelechi Nwakali to Porto.

The 20-year-old midfielder has spent the last two seasons on loan in the Netherlands.

AC Milan goalkeeper could replace Thibaut Courtois

It has been reported that Real Madrid are in advanced talks for the transfer of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

If the Belgian leaves Chelsea will target AC MIlan's 19-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma.

He features on a shortlist with Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel and Arsenal's Petr Cech accordinBrightg to the Evening Standard.

West Ham and Wolves eye Juve midfielder

West Ham and Wolves will compete for the signing of Stefano Sturaro.

The Juventus midfielder has been a squad player in the last few seasons in Turin.

Tuttosport report that the Italian international is wanted by the Premier League duo.

Chelsea owner in Italy to complete double signing

Corriere dello Sport in Italy are reporting Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is in Milan to seal two signings.

The Russian wants is planning to write a cheque for £89 million for Juventus duo Daniele Rugani, defender, and striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Marco Silva wants Chelsea duo

Marco Silva is still trying to rebuild his Everton squad.

He is set to approach Maurizio Sarri to ask him for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Michy Batshuayi on loan.

Loftus-Cheek is a key target according to the Mirror.

Leicester make La Liga defender bid

Leicester City have made a substantial offer for Getafe's Djene Dakonam.

The defender has been attracting interest from around Europe.

According to reports in Spain the Foxes have tabled a €28m bid.

The player, however, would prefer to stay in Spain.

Everton target to sign new Brighton deal

England Under-21 winger Solly March is set to pen a new Brighton contract.

The player has had interest from Fulham, Everton and Middlesbrough but TEAMtalk report he will sign a long-term deal.

Everton forward leaves for Switzerland

Shani Tarashaj has left Everton to re-join Grasshoppers on loan for the season.

The 23-year-old arrived has not made an appearance for the Toffees after injury struggles.

Galatasaray want Leicester's Musa

Ahmed Musa is wanted by Turkish giants Galatasaray according to media in the player's native Nigeria.

The forward spent the second half of last season on loan at CSKA Moscow.

Bonucci to reject Man Utd for PSG

French media are reporting that Leonardo Bonucci is set to snub Manchester UNited for Paris Saint-Germain.

The player's representatives have reportedly held talks with PSG.

Man Utd are keen on a centre-back but the Italian international is primed to opt for Ligue 1 as AC Milan try to raise funds.

Chelsea eye Juventus midfielder

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic is keeping his options open with interest from Chelsea.

Sportitalia report the player is having discussions over his future with his agent.

If he decides to leave Chelsea are ready and waiting.

Luke Shaw could be the answer to Man Utd's left-back problem

Luke Shaw has a future at Manchester United after being convinced by Jose Mourinho.

The Englishman has struggled at Old Trafford since moving from Southampton.

It was expected that he would leave but may fight his way into the starting left-back position.

Alisson ready for new Liverpool 'adventure'

Alisson had a message for Roma and Liverpool fans as he travelled to England to complete his transfer.

The Brazilian goalkeeper is set to be bought by the Reds after their £67 million offer was accepted by Roma.

At the airport he told ForzaRoma:  "I want say thanks to Roma fans. Now it's time for a new adventure."

Liverpool star to miss season

Liverpool have dealt a blow with the news that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the entirety of the 2018/2019 season.

The England midfielder damaged multiple ligaments in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final clash with Roma in April.

Jurgen Klopp has said it will be a "bonus" if he plays at any point during the season.

Chelsea legend joins Sarri staff

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has joined Mauirzio Sarri's management team.

The Italian has been installed as the new Blues boss' No.2, 15 years after playing his final game for the club.

What the paper's are saying...

  • Matteo Darmian's talks with Juventus over move going "very well" (The Sun)
  • Huddersfield are set to complete the £18million double transfer of Monaco striker Adama Diakhaby and Club Brugge winger Anthony Limbombe (The Sun)
  • Jose Mourinho has not ruled out more Manchester United signings (Daily Mail)
  • 'Matter of time' before Marco Silva makes first Everton signing (Daily Mail)

ICYMI

Yesterday saw:

  • Liverpool agree a £66.9m fee with Roma for Alisson Becker
  • Rodney Kongolo leave Manchester City for Heerenveen
  • Yaw Yeboah join Numancia from Manchester City
  • Anton Walkes leave Spurs for Portsmouth


And:

  • Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri failed to rule out the departures of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard
  • Paul Pogba was linked with a move back to Juventus
  • Newcastle make five players available
  • Burnley target Swansea's Sam Clucas and Alfie Mawson

We go again!

Good morning!

The Premier League transfer window is certainly hotting up. Liverpool are set to sign Alisson Becker for a world record fee for a goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, Man Utd have been linked with moves for Bayern duo Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara.

Let's see what today brings.