Chelsea have had a bid accepted for Tiemoue Bakayoko, while Barcelona will snub a £31million offer from Manchester United and there are bids galore for Kylian Mbappe, all in the papers.
CHELSEA CLOSE ON BAKAYOKO
Chelsea have agreed a fee of £35.2million with Monaco for Tiemoue Bakayoko, claim widespread reports.
The Blues have been linked with the Monaco enforcer all summer and now the French champions are understood to have accepted an offer for the player.
The 22-year-old midfielder, who arrived from Rennes in 2014, starred in the holding role for Monaco last term as they won the French league and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
RMC Sport claim Bakayoko is expected to sign a five-year contract and will arrive in London early next week to undergo his medical.
BARCA TO SNUB GOMES BID
Barcelona have turned down Manchester United’s £31million offer for Andre Gomes, claims a report in Spain.
Gomes, who is on Confederations Cup duty with Portugal, only scored three goals in 47 appearances for Barca last season in a debut season which was one to forget.
He arrived for £29.3m last July from Valencia, but did not really fulfill what was expected of him.
Both United and Juventus have been tracking the 12-year-old, but United have now made a formal offer for the playmaker which is set to be refused.
New Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is an admirer of the former Benfica midfielder and has told the club to keep Gomes, according to Catalunya Radio.
AND THE REST
Chelsea are closing in on a £100m double swoop for Juventus stars Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro. (Sun)
Monaco midfielder Fabinho has admitted he would be “very tempted” to make a move to Manchester United. (Sun)
Manchester United have launched a £62m raid for Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos. (Sun)
Paris St-Germain have offered Monaco a world record £119m for 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe. (Mirror, Sun)
But Arsenal are preparing a new bid with Arsenal Wenger confident of a deal for the in-demand forward. (Metro)
The highly-rated 18-year-old Mbappe is open to the idea of moving to Arsenal. (Telegraph)
Liverpool’s 100m euros (£87.89m) bid for Mbappe has been rejected. (Marca)
Liverpool have asked about Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam after rejecting an £11m offer from the Italian club for Alberto Moreno. (Mail)
Manchester City’s belief is growing that they can land Alexis Sanchez in a deal potentially worth up to £50m. (Mirror)
Kyle Walker remains Manchester City’s top target at right-back despite Dani Alves’ imminent arrival. (Mirror)
Everton are becoming increasingly frustrated at the red tape blocking their capture of Sandro Ramirez. (Mirror)
Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore is on the brink of a move to Lyon for £16m having impressed on loan at Ajax last season. (Mail)
Borussia Dortmund have made an approach to sign Barcelona and South Korean forward Lee Seung-woo. (Mail)
Chelsea have beaten Manchester United to signing Ajax’s 16-year-old striker Daishawn Redan. (Mail)
John Terry is weighing up an offer from Championship side Aston Villa, but the 36-year-old defender believes some Premier League sides will come in for him. (Guardian)
Manager Antonio Conte is prepared to sell midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, to Manchester United in order to accelerate the £42m signing of 22-year-old Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. (The Times)
Real Sociedad have agreed a £10m fee with Manchester United for 22-year-old Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj. (Daily Mail)
Stoke chairman Peter Coates insists the club have “no plans to sell” 25-year-old winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer. (TalkSPORT)
Stoke’s £12m bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is likely to be rejected as Boro demand upwards of £20m for the 25-year-old. (Mirror)
Tottenham have contacted Fiorentina regarding a move for their 25-year-old midfielder Matias Vecino. (TalkSPORT)
Spurs are also ready to make a £17.5m move for Germany and Schalke under-21 winger Max Meyer. (Sun)
And the North London club are set to hand new five-year deal to England right-back Kieran Trippier. The 26-year-old still has three years left on his current contract. (Mirror)
Kostas Manolas is set to disappoint Arsenal and Chelsea by making a £26m move to Zenit St Petersburg. (Star)
Diego Costa is ready to dig his heels in and stay at Chelsea until he seals his dream move back to Atletico Madrid. (Star)
Arsenal have identified Jack Butland as their dream successor to goalkeeper Petr Cech. (Star)
Alan Pardew is the shock name in line to be named as Sunderland boss if Tony Adams’ consortium seize control of the club. (Star)
Liverpool have been told Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, will cost £63m if they want to bring him to Anfield this summer.(Bild)
Liverpool have rejected an £11m bid from Napoli for their 24-year-old left-back Alberto Moreno. (Telegraph)
John Terry is considering an offer from Championship side Aston Villa, but the 36-year-old expects rival interest from Premier League sides as he prepares to leave Chelsea. (Guardian)
Antonio Conte has told Chelsea he wants Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, 30, or Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, 25, to bolster his team’s defence next season. (Guardian)
Burnley are hoping to ward off opposition from Premier League rivals West Brom to land Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor, 23. (Burnley Express)
Bayern Munich could be ready to loan out former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry after signing him this summer as they remain in the hunt for a big-name attacker. (SportBild)
Lyon have agreed a £16.7m fee with Chelsea to sign their 21-year-old striker Bertrand Traore, with the deal set to be completed when he returns from holiday next week. (L’Equipe)
Inter Milan are considering rivalling Juventus’ bid to sign Arsenal’s 28-year-old goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (Evening Standard)
Belgian goalkeeper Matz Sels, 25, is refusing to give up on his Newcastle United career – and insists his move to Anderlecht will only be for one season. (Newcastle Chronicle)
Benik Afobe has tipped Bournemouth team-mate Sam Surridge, 18, to follow in the footsteps of Baily Cargill and Matt Worthington by playing in the Premier League. (Bournemouth Echo)