Transfer news LIVE: All the latest from Premier League and Europe

Transfer news LIVE: All the latest from Premier League and Europe including Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard

  • Chelsea are trying to hold on to both Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois  
  • New boss Maurizio Sarri is also eyeing a move for striker Gonzalo Higuain 
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With the transfer window set to close early this summer, clubs across Europe are pushing through transfer moves to prepare their squads ahead of the new campaign.

While Liverpool are said to have completed their summer activity after sealing a move for Alisson, there is still plenty of work to be done at Chelsea.

Both Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard have been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, while new boss Maurizio Sarri wants to bring in Gonzalo Higuain, while a move for his Juventus team-mate Daniele Rugani is also understood to be close.

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Leicester have rejected a £12million bid from Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr for striker Ahmed Musa but could allow Islam Slimani out on loan.

Musa joined from CSKA Moscow in 2016 for £16.6m and it is thought Leicester would want to recoup their money. Meanwhile, Sporting Lisbon have made a loan enquiry for Slimani.

The £28million signing, who spent time on loan at Newcastle last season, has been offered back to Newcastle during this window and could be sold for a discounted £18m.

Everton on the verge of sealing £50m deal for Richarlison

SIMON JONES: Everton are finalising a deal for Watford winger Richarlison which will see the Vicarage Road club make £50million after add-ons.

Talks over a deal took shape in London on Thursday after Watford showed initial resistance to sell to the Goodison Park club following their pursuit of Watford’s former manager Marco Silva.

The fee for Richarlison will represent an incredible profit for Watford who paid just £11.5million to Fluminense last summer.

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SIMON JONES: Fulham are interested in signing Espanyol defensive midfielder David Lopez, but face having to pay as much as £35million to secure his services.

Slavisa Jokanovic wants to add experience to his young squad and has identified the versatile captain as an option but the cash-strapped Spanish side will refuse to sell for less than his buy-out clause.

The 28-year-old, who plays in defence and midfield for the Spanish club, has drawn interest from other Premier League clubs including Everton this summer, but have been put off by the asking price.

Tottenham ready to open bidding for Jack Grealish at £20m

SIMON JONES: Tottenham will attempt to strike a bargain for Jack Grealish after learning of his desire to leave Aston Villa this summer.

The 22-year-old has determined that he will leave Villa Park after their failure to seal Premier League promotion and Tottenham know they are his preferred destination. 

Talks between the clubs are ongoing and Villa’s renewed financial strength, thanks to new investment from Egypt, will allow them to demand upwards of £40million.

Yerry Mina is prepared to turn down a Premier League move to Everton this summer in order to stay and fight for his place at Barcelona.

‘I have offers but I want to succeed at Barca,’ he told reporters, as per Four Four Two.

‘Right now, I’m enjoying my holidays and, when the time comes, I’ll decide with my family what’s best for everyone.’ 

Team-mate drops hint that Golovin is joining Chelsea

Aleksandr Golovin looks set to join Chelsea this summer, after an ex-CSKA Moscow team-mate congratulated him on the move.

It appears Chelsea have won the race for him, if Sergey Chepchugov’s Instagram post is to be believed.  

Chepchugov played for CSKA between 2010 and 2017, and has wished Golovin a ‘great career’ telling him to have fun at Chelsea. 

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Chelsea value Eden Hazard at £200m, meaning Real Madrid’s planned opening bid of £112m is doomed to failure, according to the Evening Standard.

The Belgian forward has emerged as the top target to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and has himself suggested he wants to move to the Bernabeu.

But the Blues will refuse to sell for less than a world-record figure, which currently stands at £198m.

SIMON JONES:Barcelona have now increased their offer for Willian to close to £60million including add-ons for the 29-year-old Brazilian.

Maurizio Sarri would like to keep him but the lure of Barcelona is strong. Manchester United have yet to be ruled out as Chelsea allow the price to go up.

SIMON JONES: Replacing Leighton Baines was never going to be easy.

Everton tried to sign Kieran Tierney but baulked at Celtic’s £25million asking price, now they have bid £18m for 25-year-old Frenchman Digne.

Barca’s Yerry Mina is also an option as Marco Silva wants to play three centre-backs.

SIMON JONES: Chelsea have opened talks with Juventus who want £53m and are waiting for Higuain’s brother Nicolas to return from holiday in Argentina.

Chelsea firstly need one striker out ideally with Alvaro Morata, Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud targets for clubs in England and Europe.

Borussia Dortmund have announced Andre Schurrle is set to leave the club and is free to talk with another club.

Schurrle was absent from their friendly win over Manchester City on Friday night and has been expected to leave for much of the summer.

The club have confirmed that the former Chelsea star is in talks to sign for another club, but refused to name them.

‘Of course, we won’t tell you which club it is,’ a team spokesman said. ‘He is released for talks for another club.’

Chelsea line up shock bid for Joe Hart

Chelsea are lining up a stunning move for Manchester City reject Joe Hart to replace Thibaut Courtois — should the Belgium goalkeeper join Real Madrid. 

Hart has had it made clear to him by City boss Pep Guardiola that he is not in his plans and has spent the last two seasons farmed out on loan to Torino and West Ham.

According to the Sun, however, the England international, who was left out of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad this summer, could be set for a move to Stamford Bridge and a return to top-six action.

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Totti: Roma could not turn down Alisson bid

Francesco Totti believes Roma simply could not turn down the £65million offer from Liverpool for goalkeeper Alisson.

The Brazilian has become the most expensive shot-stopper on the planet after completing his move to Merseyside, signing a six-year deal at Anfield.

It is the second summer in a row that Jurgen Klopp has raided the Serie A club for one of its top performers, after landing Mohamed Salah in 2017, but club director Totti insists the financial benefits of this deal can help the club move forward. 

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Wilfried Zaha eyeing big-money move away from Palace

Wilfried Zaha is eyeing a big move away from Crystal Palace this summer, with Everton and Borussia Dortmund keen to sign the talented winger.

Palace are desperate to keep their star man and will demand upwards of £60million, given he has a further four years to run on his current contract.

Contrary to reports, Sportsmail understands that Tottenham are not one of the clubs interested in signing the Ivory Coast international, having baulked at the asking price.

Poch in a pickle: The battle to get Tottenham prepared for the new season

MATT BARLOW: Mauricio Pochettino is preparing to start the season without many of his World Cup stars.

Premier League managers all face tricky decisions as they race time and wrestle with their instincts to have their strongest team out on the opening day of the Premier League season.

But none have seen their plans hit quite as squarely as the Spurs boss. Nine of his senior players were involved in the final weekend of the World Cup and they played nearly 1,000 minutes more football in Russia than others from the Premier League who reached the last four.

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Thierry Henry on Aston Villa’s shortlist of managers

SAMI MOKBEL: Thierry Henry will be on a shortlist of candidates to replace Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager should the club’s new owners decide a change is required.

Villa announced on Friday that Egyptian Nassef Sawiris, whose wealth measures nearly £5billion, and business partner Wes Edens, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, would inject ‘significant investment’ into the Championship side.

The pair are understood to have acquired 55 per cent of the club from former owner Tony Xia and now have the capacity to call the shots, bringing scrutiny on Bruce’s position.

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Everton close to signing Richarlison from Watford in £50m deal

MATT BARLOW: Everton are close to signing Richarlison from Watford in a transfer which could be worth up to £50million.

Marco Silva has returned to his former club in pursuit of the 21-year-old Brazilian who made an explosive start to his career in England.

Watford stand to make a staggering profit on Richarlison, a striker who was signed for £11.5m from Fluminense on a five-year deal last summer having starred in the Under-20 World Cup.

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