TOP STORY: Reds tell PSG to dig deep for Philippe
Philippe Coutinho has attracted plenty of attention with his dazzling performances for Liverpool, and Barcelona have been linked with the Brazil international in recent weeks.
But now the Mirror reports that Paris Saint-Germain have come knocking on the Anfield door to ask about Coutinho, only to be told any deal would cost them almost £90 million.
It says the deposed French champions "are looking to make a move for Coutinho this summer," and although Barca also maintain an interest, "the Catalan side have had a more long-term approach to convincing him."
And the Times reports that RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita is set to hold talks with the Bundesliga club after Jurgen Klopp "told Liverpool to step up their pursuit of the Guinea international."
It says Liverpool "will make contact with Leipzig again and test their resolve that the 22-year-old, valued at £70m, is not for sale."
22.59 BST: That will do it for Monday's live edition of Transfer Talk. Thanks very much for joining us, and check back in a few short hours when we return with the best gossip plucked from Tuesday's back pages.
22.46 BST: Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is said to want five new faces at St James' Park this summer, and the club's struggle to adjust to a "challenging" market has left the Magpies with a sole signing thus far: Christian Atsu, who spent last season on Tyneside on loan. Newcastle's difficulties have led to speculation that Benitez could walk away from his post, writes the Mirror.
22.24 BST: Former Manchester United starlet and current Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison has joined up with Birmingham City for their preseason training, with hopes of securing a permanent move to St Andrew's, according to the Mirror.
22.02 BST: Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego, is set to move from Genoa to Fiorentina in a move that could be worth as much as €25 million, Football Italia cites Gazzetta dello Sport as reporting.
21.39 BST: Former AC Milan midfielder and current free agent Keisuke Honda is training with U.S. second-division side Orange County SC, SB Nation's Angels on Parade has confirmed. Honda's stint in Southern California is "part of his offseason training that he is conducting in the U.S." and gives him a chance "to learn more about Orange County SC."
21.17 BST: Ipswich have completed the loan signing of Manchester City winger Bersant Celina until the end of the season. Full story.
20.54 BST: Newcastle are closing in on the £8.7 million signing of Eibar centre-back Florian Lejeune, writes the Evening Chronicle.
20.32 BST: Monaco have paved the way for 22-year-old left-back Benjamin Mendy to join Manchester City by seemingly signing his replacement in Terence Kongolo, reports the Telegraph.
20.14 BST: Chelsea have indicated that they are willing to pay a club-record £60 million for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, and better the Italian champions' wage packet, and are now hopeful of securing the 26-year-old Brazilian's signature, according to the Telegraph.
19.58 BST: DONE DEAL Everton confirmed the signing of 24-year-old centre-back Michael Keane from Burnley on a five-year contract that could cost the Toffees a club record £30 million. Full story.
🔵 | We've signed Michael Keane on a five-year deal for a fee which could rise to a Club-record £30m
— Everton (@Everton) July 3, 2017
19.42 BST: Crystal Palace have been priced out of a move for £30 million Mamdou Sakho, who moved from Liverpool to Selhurst Park on loan in January, but Frank de Boer has turned his attention to Ajax defenders Joel Veltman and Kenny Tete, writes the Guardian.
19.26 BST: As reported earlier, West Ham have identified Javier Hernandez as a potential target to lead their line. Should a deal for the 29-year-old Mexico international fall through, according to the Telegraph, the Hammers will turn to Arsenal's Olivier Giroud or Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea.
19.10 BST: Alvaro Morata's agent and father were at the Bernabeu on Monday, reports AS, to help push through the 24-year-old's exit from Real Madrid as Manchester United have so far been unwilling to meet Los Blancos's €80 million valuation.
18.53 BST: DONE DEAL Bayer Leverkusen have announced that Hakan Calhanoglu has completed his move to AC Milan. Full story.
Best of luck, Hakan! pic.twitter.com/q4JHiAuFtY
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) July 3, 2017
18.35 BST: Timothy Weah signed his first professional contract with Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, tying the United States youth international to the Parc des Princes until 2020. Full story.
18.17 BST: A post from Bolivian journalist Jaime Vega states that Universidad de Chile's 19-year-old forward Bruno Miranda is about to sign with Major League Soccer side D.C. United.
18.02 BST: DONE DEAL Monaco have completed the singing of Netherlands defender Terence Kongolo from Feyenoord on a five-year deal.
- AS Monaco������ (@AS_Monaco) July 3, 2017
17.43 BST: What Manchester United plan to do with Wayne Rooney next season is still unclear, but sources have said the forward is at least likely to join the club on this summer's tour of the United States. Full story.
17.20 BST: DONE DEAL Midfielder Luke Murphy has rejoined Burton Albion from fellow Championship side Leeds on a season-long loan deal:
- Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) July 3, 2017
17.15 BST: Ravel Morrison could return to English football and is training at Birmingham with a view to a possible loan move from Lazio, sources have told ESPN FC.
17.10 BST: A clutch of Championship clubs are monitoring Club Brugge forward Pierre Xavier Fonkeu, the Birmingham Mail, citing reports in Belgium, has said.
Wolves, Sunderland and Norwich City are all interested in the 19-year-old, with Premier League side Stoke also reported to be monitoring him.
17.00 BST: Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh could be on his way to the MLS, according to a report in Morocco, which said he is in discussion with clubs after turning down an offer from Australian club Melbourne Victory.
16.50 BST: Manchester City have told striker Wilfried Bony, who spent last season on loan at Stoke, that he can leave if a £17.5m asking price is met, talkSPORT reports.
16.37 BST: DONE DEAL And here's another in the current spate of done deals -- Rotherham United have signed Bolton Wanderers striker Jamie Proctor for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.
16.20 BST: DONE DEAL Ever Banega has returned to Sevilla from Inter Milan on a three-year contract, the club have confirmed. Reports suggested the move cost €9m.
- F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) July 3, 2017
16.28 BST: DONE DEAL Reading's American striker Andrija Novakovich has signed a new two-year contract and will join Dutch second-tier club Telstar on loan next season after impressing for the Reading under-23s last season.
- Reading FC (@ReadingFC) July 3, 2017
16.15 BST: And here's what the man himself has had to say to the official Everton website: "I'm very happy -- this is a big step in my career. I know I'm signing for a massive club in England. Everton is the ideal place for me, I've got the ideal manager who is going to keep giving me the confidence to improve my game, and I cannot wait to wear the blue shirt in front of the Everton fans at Goodison Park.
"Everton have made some big signings, and we're hoping we can put in a great season and achieve that aim of getting in the Champions League. I'm very happy to be signing for Everton. We've got a fantastic squad and I'm excited about being able to compete at Everton and win plenty of silverware."
16.05 BST: DONE DEAL Everton's high-octane start to the transfer window continues apace as they wrap up the signing of Malaga forward Sandro on a four-year contract after triggering the 21-year-old's release clause of €6 million (£5.25m):
- Everton (@Everton) July 3, 2017
15.55 BST: DONE DEAL Roma have announced the arrival of Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons for €5m:
- AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) July 3, 2017
15.40 BST: Chelsea wish new Aston Villa signing John Terry all the best after his 22 trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge:
Wishing John Terry the very best of luck at Aston Villa! �� pic.twitter.com/r5RvLe8GfG
- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 3, 2017
15.30 BST: More news from The Hawthorns now, where West Brom manager Tony Pulis could soon be reunited with defender Marc Wilson whom he managed at Stoke. Sky Sports reports that the Baggies are in talks with Bournemouth's Wilson over a possible move.
15.00 BST: Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is delighted by the club's capture of former Chelsea skipper John Terry, calling it "a real statement of intent" and saying he "has real calibre." "We know what he brings. It's not often you get a natural leader of men these days," Bruce told a news conference. "But certainly John has been that over many years. To get him here is a great coup for us all because of what he can bring to the club."
14.40 BST: Leicester City are keen to sign Sevilla midfielder Vicente Iborra, according to the Independent, which reports that "a fee of £12m is understood to be enough to convince the Andalucian club to sell the player they signed for Levante for less than a quarter of that amount."
14.35 BST: Sky Sports reports that Joe Hart could be playing in the Premier League next season, with Newcastle United keen to sign him on a temporary basis -- but Manchester City are "at this stage refusing to consider any offers of a loan deal and will only enter into negotiations for a permanent transfer."
14.30 BST: DONE DEAL Derby County have snapped up Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom on a four-year contract.
The 24-year-old spent time on loan with Derby in 2013-14 and has since had temporary spells at West Brom, Norwich and RB Salzburg.
DONE DEAL: Andre Wisdom is a Ram!
- Derby County (@dcfcofficial) July 3, 2017
He told the club's official site: "I knew I was going to leave Liverpool and it was just a case of when and where to.
"Even though I had time remaining on my contract it was about finding the right fit. Everyone knows that I love Derby so I think this is a great time to make this move.
"I spoke to Gary Rowett on the phone and from the first conversation it was clear how he wants to work and how we're going to move on in the right direction. I think he will be a good manager to play for. I watched some of the games from when he came in and from what I have seen I think I can fit into his style of play."
14.17 BST: Former Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Germany striker Lukas Podolski has posted an image of himself in Vissel Kobe's shirt.
- Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 3, 2017
Podolski agreed a move from Galatasaray to the Japanese side in March.
14.05 BST: Former Liverpool striker Titi Camara has said he believes RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, valued at £70m, is keen to move to Anfield. The Mirror reports that Camara said Keita "has his heart set on an LFC move," with the news following reports that Jurgen Klopp wanted Liverpool to step up their pursuit of the Guinea international.
14.00 BST: The BBC reports that Malaga have been negotiating with Swansea City over a season-long loan move for Swans record signing Borja Baston, who has struggled since arriving in Wales and almost made a loan move to Villarreal in January.
13.52 BST: An interesting one, this - Sky Sports reports that West Ham United are in talks with Bayer Leverkusen about the signing of ex-Manchester United striker have Javier Hernandez, whose release clause is set at £13m.
13.45 BST: Reports in Germany suggest that Hoffenheim full-back Jeremy Toljan is interesting Napoli, Chelsea and RB Leipzig.
13.35 BST: DONE DEAL Fulham have brought in defender Marcelo Djalo from Club Deportivo Lugo on a three-year deal, with an option to extend for a further year, for an undisclosed fee.
- Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 3, 2017
13.30 BST: Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel is a man in demand, according to Sky Sport Italia, which reports that Leicester City and Roma lead the way in the chase for his signature, but adds that Southampton are also interested.
13.20 BST: Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney, who had been linked with a move to Newcastle United, has signed a one-year contract extension with the Craven Cottage club. He scored 13 league goals last season as the London side reached the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Hull Daily Mail suggests Newcastle could now make a move for Hull City's Tom Huddlestone.
13.15 BST: Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward will not return to Huddersfield Town after his loan spell last season, boss David Wagner has said.
13.02 BST: German newspaper Bild has reported that Jonathan de Guzman is on the verge of completing a transfer to Eintracht Frankfurt from Napoli.
12.50 BST: DONE DEAL Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea captain John Terry on an initial one-year deal, with the 36-year-old reported to have rejected 10 offers from around the world in favour of a move to Villa Park.
He said: "I am delighted to join Aston Villa. It's a club I have admired from afar for many years. There's a good group of players here, with an experienced and successful manager in Steve Bruce. I can't wait to get started, and look to help the squad achieve something special this season."
✍️ #WelcomeJT: It's official - John Terry signs...
- Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 3, 2017
12.48 BST: DONE DEAL West Bromwich Albion have signed China striker Yuning Zhang from Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, and have immediately loaned the 20-year-old out to Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen on a two-year deal.
- West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 3, 2017
12.40 BST: Hamburg say they have had no contract from either Bournemouth or Newcastle over midfielder Lewis Holtby, a mooted transfer target for both. Reports in Germany suggest Holtby is keen to sign a new contract with Hamburg rather than moving on.
12.33 BST: Leicester City have made an £18.5 million offer for Gent's Croatia international goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic, the Leicester Mercury, citing reports in Croatia, says.
Kalinic was linked with Everton earlier in the summer but now the Foxes have entered the fray. The Mercury, however, reports that they may need to increase their offer to a little over £20m if they are to persuade Gent to do business.
12.27 BST: Will 2017 see the world transfer record broken again? The Telegraph reckons Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the club to sign Romelu Lukaku at any cost, even if it means matching Everton's £100m valuation.
Lukaku left Chelsea to join Everton in 2014 for £28m and since then he has scored 68 goals in 140 appearances.
12.14 BST: Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Adrien Silva has told Portuguese daily A Bola he is not certain to remain at Sporting Lisbon and is open to a move to the Premier League.
Silva, who has been with Sporting for his whole career and won Euro 2016 with Portugal, said he had not had contact with other clubs but added that he was attracted by English football. FULL STORY.
12.02 BST: Cristiano Ronaldo's future leads AS on Monday. They report his silence is holding up Real Madrid's plans in the transfer market.
- AS (@diarioas) July 3, 2017
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11.40 BST: Sources close to Ashley Fletcher have told ESPN FC that the striker is a target for Burnley and Watford.
The 21-year-old joined West Ham from Manchester United last summer but only started three games in all competitions.
11.27 BST: Huddersfield Town have agreed to sign Tom Ince from Derby and are closing in on a move for U.S. international Danny Williams, sources close to the newly-promoted club have told ESPN FC. FULL STORY.
11.15 BST: They are not the big names everyone is hoping for but Manchester United have completed the signing of Belgian teenager Largie Ramazani and are set to follow it up with the capture of French midfielder Aliou Badara Traore, sources have told ESPN FC. FULL STORY.
11.03 BST: Neven Subotic's agent has confirmed he is in talks with clubs from Germany and abroad about a move.
Hamburg and Besiktas are reportedly interested in the defender who has returned to Borussia Dortmund following a loan spell with Cologne.
10.41 BST: Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic, who gave Gianluigi Donnarumma his AC Milan debut, has had his say on the goalkeeper's future.
"He still needs to improve if he wants to become a champion, and doing this in the club where he grew and where he is liked can only help him," Mihajlovic said, but added: "If Real Madrid, Barcelona or another top club offer him double or triple what Milan are offering, then why should Gigio say no?"
10.34 BST: In another big move, talkSPORT are reporting that Everton are confident of signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.
10.15 BST: John Terry to Aston Villa is happening, according to the club's owner. Watch this space...
- Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) July 3, 2017
10.04 BST: Staying with Valencia, they have turned down an offer from Juventus for right-back Joao Cancelo, according to local reports.
Juve must strengthen that position after the departure of Dani Alves and are said to be considering Cancelo as his replacement.
The 23-year-old is under contract with Valencia until June 2021, but the club will sell him if it receives a good offer.
09.50 BST: Valencia have made their first signing of the summer, with midfielder Nemanja Maksimovic joining on a five-year contract.
- Valencia CF English (@valenciacf_en) July 2, 2017
The 22-year-old Serbia international will be presented to the media on Monday after beginning preseason training with his new club.
09.34 BST: Chile legend Ivan Zamorano has advised Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal this summer if he wants to win the Champions League. That is sound advice given that Arsenal will play in the Europa League next season.
Zamorano said: "What he wants, above all, is to win the Champions League, and I don't think he'll have that possibility at Arsenal. He must know that he will be more useful in a bigger team."
09.23 BST: From superstars to veterans - what types of transfer targets are available? Mark Ogden runs the rule on Cristiano Ronaldo, Riyad Mahrez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Alvaro Morata and more.
09.12 BST: Paris Saint-Germain duo Adrien Rabiot and Angel Di Maria are on Inter Milan's summer shopping list, according to Corriere dello Sport.
- Corriere dello Sport (@CorSport) July 3, 2017
08.50 BST: More news from Italy, with Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder considering a return to Serie A with Sampdoria.
Sneijder's agent Guido Albers confirmed the potential move, saying: "Nothing has been decided yet and as things stand, there was just that one meeting in Rome, which was [Samdporia's] first approach. We are talking about a big club with a great history behind them. Wes loves Italy and it could be a possibility."
08.31 BST: AC Milan have been the busiest of any team so far this summer, completing five signings to date... and No. 6 could be on the way soon.
The club have published pictures of Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu arriving in Milan and undergoing a medical ahead of a move.
- AC Milan (@acmilan) July 2, 2017
- AC Milan (@acmilan) July 2, 2017
Calhanoglu, a 23-year-old attacking midfielder, would follow Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie, Ricardo Rodriguez, Andre Silva and Fabio Borini into the club.
08.17 BST: There's plenty to talk about on the front page of Gazzetta dello Sport. Gianluigi Donnarumma is close to signing a new contract with AC Milan, PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe is linked to Inter Milan and Juventus are reportedly interested in Blaise Matuidi and Federico Bernardeschi.
- LaGazzettadelloSport (@Gazzetta_it) July 3, 2017
08.04 BST: Reported Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger declined to comment on links to the Premier League champions following Germany's Confederations Cup final victory over Chile.
The Roma defender said: "It's not about the future now... it's now about enjoyment," Rudiger said. "I need to enjoy this moment, and I'm enjoying it to the fullest. The rest we will see in the coming weeks."
Gunners set to net Lacazette
It's been quite a couple of days for Arsenal. First came reports that they would table an outlandish £125m offer for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe, and now it seems long-term target Alexandre Lacazette is on his way to London.
ESPN FC reports that Arsenal are on the verge of signing Lacazette, and the deal would see them break their club record.
The France international will move for somewhere between €45 and €50 million, surpassing the £42.5m spent on Mesut Ozil in 2013.
And the move could be completed in the next 48 hours with Lacazette due to arrive for a medical as Arsenal look to bring an end to a transfer saga that began last summer.
Meanwhile, Italian outlet Calciomercato reports more Gunners news, saying they will soon announce the signing of Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez, who had such a key role in the Foxes' title success.
Conte hoping for Sandro breakthrough
Chelsea are optimistic that their attempts to sign £60m-rated Juventus full-back Alex Sandro will leap forward on Monday after more talks, according to the Telegraph.
It says the Premier League champions "are aiming to clinch a hat trick of transfer deals worth £125m for Sandro, Roma central defender Antonio Rudiger and Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko this week."
First on the agenda will be Sandro, with the Telegraph saying "sources close to the player have confirmed he is interested in the prospect of moving to the Premier League and believe the Blues hold a slight advantage over rivals," who include PSG.
As far as Chelsea outgoings are concerned, midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is likely to leave on loan for the new season, with Newcastle and Brighton leading the chase.
- The Telegraph reports that John Terry is going to be an Aston Villa player "in a huge coup for Steve Bruce" that could be confirmed on Monday.
Terry, the paper reports, has agreed to sign on an initial 12-month deal, choosing a move to the Midlands "after rejecting at least 10 offers from around the world" following negotiations over recent days.
- Ajax defender Mitchell Dijks could be on his way to Birmingham City after being left out of the Netherlands club's preseason training camp, according to the Birmingham Mail.
It says full-back Dijks, who played on loan for Norwich last season, is a target for Harry Redknapp, who has said he wants to revamp his defence after last season's relegation battle.