Transfer News LIVE: Updates throughout the day as Diego Costa, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata deals rumble on.
Tuesday July 11
1.25pm: Barcelona have given up on landing Ander Herrera from Manchester United this summer.
The Catalan club like the midfielder but have accepted defeat in their bid to tempt him away from Old Trafford, according to Spanish outletSport.
12.40pm: James Rodriguez is joining Bayern Munich, the German club have CONFIRMED.
He's moved to Germany on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid.
12:10pm: Gianfranco Zola think Andrea Belotti is the man to replace Diego Costa at Chelsea.
The Blues legend told TalkSPORT: "I thought that considering the type of qualities Costa has, that Belotti was the perfect fit.
“Costa was very influential last season, he’s a type of player who fits with the style of football at Chelsea, and that [finding a like-for-like replacement] will be the key for Chelsea.”
11.35am: Chelsea are leading the race for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Borussia Dortmund star is wanted by the Blues after they missed out on Alvaro Morata, according to Marca.
PSG are also sniffing around for the Gabon striker.
10:55am: Ola Aina has joined Hull on loan from Chelsea.
The defender will get a first full season of senior football under his belt in the Championship after making six appearances for the Blues last term.
10.30am: James Rodriguez looks to be off to Bayern Munich.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim the Colombian is 'close' to completing a switch from Real Madrid to the Allianz Arena.
Chelsea and Manchester United have both been linked with the midfield star.
10am: Jose Mourinho scouted Alexandre Lacazette for six months before deciding Arsenal's record signing wasn't up to scratch.
The Man Utd boss took a close look at the Lyon man, but decided Romelu Lukaku would be a better addition.
A United source told Starsport: “He was followed because he was top scorer in French football, but a lot of his goals were penalties.
“In the end he wasn’t considered because he has no stamina, no physical impact and isn’t a big game player.”
9.05am: Diego Costa has snubbed a move to Besiktas.
The Turkish outfit are keen on the Chelsea striker, but he's not interested in a switch.
8.35am: Liverpool are after Atletico Madrid star Angel Correa.
According to Foot Mercato, the Reds have offered the player a five-year contract worth around £2.5m-a-year, although he's pushing for nearer to £4m.
8.05am: Crystal Palace could face a battle to keep Christian Benteke this summer.
The Daily Mail claim both Everton and Chelsea are keeping an eye on the Belgian hitman.
Benteke joined the Eagles from Liverpool last summer, but could be on the move if the Premier League heavyweights put down big offers.
7:10am: Chelsea have bid £62m for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.
Morara looked to be heading to Man Utd before they turned their attention to Romelu Lukaku.
And now Chelsea are ready to swoop for the Spanish striker and make him Diego Costa's replacement.
5:00am: Liverpool have received no transfer offers from PSG for Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazilian playmaker has been linked with a move to the Ligue 1 giants earlier this summer.
But the Daily Mail claim Liverpool have received no offers for the 25-year-old.
4:00am: James Rodriguez has become the top priority for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
Now that the Red Devils have landed the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton, Diario Gol claim Mourinho wants a man to fill the boots of the departed Wayne Rooney.
And apparently Rodriguez is the man that fits the bill for the Portuguese.
2:00am: Arsenal are confident that they'll keep hold of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer.
The midfielder is entering the final 12 months of his contract in the current transfer window, with no deal in place to extend his stay.
But The Mirror claims Arsenal think they'll get the England ace to stick around, even if they have to keep negotiating with him after the season has started.
00:30am: Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants the Magpies to step up their interest in Jacob Murphy.
The Telegraph say the manager is frustrated with his side's lack of transfer activity this summer as he prepares for a season back in the Premier League.
Newcastle have already had an £8m bid rejected for the Norwich winger and now Benitez wants his side to turn up the heat on the Canaries and get his man.
Monday July 10
11:00pm: Manchester United could be set to make a move for Tottenham ace Eric Dier after snapping up Romelu Lukaku from Everton.
The midfielder has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho is known to be a fan.
Now the Mirror claim United could offer £60m for his services in the near future.
10:00pm: Diego Costa is ready to play for Chelsea again and make peace with boss Antonio Conte.
Chelsea yesterday lodged a £62m bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after missing out on Romelu Lukaku.
But Starsport understands Costa, who finds himself in limbo as he cannot re-sign for old club Atletico Madrid until January, has offered an olive branch to Conte.
A source close to the Spain striker said last night insisted Costa might play for the Blues this season, despite his bust-up with the Italian.
The insider said: “Why not?
“Crazier things have happened - it’s only a spat and I believe Chelsea are trying to make things calm.”
8:45pm: Manchester United have outbid Chelsea for Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Starsport revealed last night that the Red Devils have agreed a fee with the Ligue 1 champions for the 22-year-old.
Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of Bakayoko and wants him at Chelsea next season.
Reports today suggested the Blues are closing in on the midfielder and want to conclude a deal by the end of this week.
However, The Daily Mail now say United have outbid Chelsea for Bakayoko.
The Red Devils have offered more than £40m for the France star and lead the race to sign the Monaco man.
The Mail add that Chelsea have been invited to improve their best offer of £37m.
7:45pm: Real Madrid are demanding £80m for Alvaro Morata this summer, Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol says.
The Spain international looked set to join Manchester United but the Red Devils instead opted for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea - who also wanted Lukaku - have now turned their attention to Morata, 24.
And Solhekol says Real are demanding £80m for the former Juventus man, who is said to be keen to quit the Bernabeu this summer.
"The big question now is, who are Chelsea going to sign now they have missed out on Lukaku?" Solhekol said on Sky Sports News.
"Our colleagues at Sky Italy are reporting that Chelsea have made their move for the Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata. Madrid are still asking for about £80m."
6:30pm: Liverpool have announced the signing of Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke.
The 19-year-old joins the Reds after his Blues contract expired.
Solanke will wear the No.29 shirt at Anfield this season under Jurgen Klopp.
He told Liverpool's official website: “It feels amazing and everyone has made me feel welcome already.
“Even just pulling on the training top, I was over the moon.
“Hopefully I can put on the shirt in the near future and make some good history here.”
5:30pm: Manchester United have announced the signing of Romelu Lukaku.
The Everton talisman has penned a five-year contract at Old Trafford, with an option to extend for a further year.
Lukaku, 24, will join the team in LA ahead of pre-season training.
Speaking of joining the Red Devils, the Belgium international said: "I would like to start by thanking Everton and the fans for the last four wonderful seasons, I have made some special friends and we have shared some amazing moments.
"However, when Manchester United and Jose Mourinho come knocking at the door it is an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I could not turn down."
4.25pm: Chelsea could miss out on Alex Sandro.
The Juventus star is wanted at Stamford Bridge in a £60m deal.
But Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol says there could be a problem: "Chelsea are in talks to sign Alex Sandro but there could be a twist in the tale here.
"Sandro is now not sure if he wants to leave Italy."
3.50pm: Swansea want a whopping £50m for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Everton are keen on the Icelandic star - but will have to fork out a huge fee to get him, Sky Sportsreport.
2.45pm: Man Utd could renew their interest in Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata.
Jose Mourinho has agreed a deal for Romelu Lukaku, but he's keen on adding another frontman.
And Morata could be the man he turns to as he looks to fill the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney's departures.
2.20pm: Chelsea defender Ola Aina is off to Hull on loan.
The full-back will spend the season in the Championship under new Tigers chief Leonid Slutsky.
1.50pm: Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't be getting a new Man Utd contract.
He's been left go as he recovers from a knee injury, but is was claimed he may be offered a pay-as-you-play deal to stay on.
However, Starsport have been told that is not the case and the club are looking elsewhere for new talent.
1.25pm: Romelu Lukaku is Manchester United's bad books already.
The club are yet to confirm his £75m arrival from Everton - but they're miffed with already after he gave an interview on US TV.
The Premier League giants wanted his first words to spoken through their own TV channel and website.
12.15pm: Arsenal have tabled an offer for Eintracht Frankfurt wonderkid Aymen Barkok.
German news outlet Spox say the Gunners have offered a fee that's under €10m [£8.8m].
11am: Bayern Munich are set to bid for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez.
Colombian journalist Javier Hernandez Bonnet, sports director of Caracol Television, said: “James Rodriguez will not stay at Real Madrid. He is closer to Bayern Munich than Paris Saint Germain... an offer from Bayern Munich could materialise in the next few hours."
10:35am: Luka Modric has warned James Rodriguez that leaving Real Madrid will be a major step down.
The Colombian has been linked with Manchester United, PSG and Bayern Munich this summer.
But Modric thinks even those major European clubs aren't in Real's league.
"When you leave here, nothing is the same," he said.
"You're at the best club in the world, that's for sure, and from there you can only go down."
9.50am: Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton are on alert with Valencia set for crunch talks with defender Ezequiel Garay.
The People reported yesterday the Argentina can leave the Spanish club if their £18.5m valuation is met.
9.30am: Chelsea are set to launch a £70m raid for Alvaro Morata.
Spanish outlet AS claims the Blues are preparing the mega offer for the ex-Man Utd target.
Chelsea have been left looking for a new striker option after the Red Devils pipped them to Romelu Lukaku's signature.
8.50am: Sam Johnstone is heading back to Aston Villa.
The goalkeeper was loaned to the Championship club for the second-half of last season.
And Starsport understand he's now heading back after Jose Mourinho and Steve Bruce agreed on a deal for him to return to Villa Park for the whole of next term.
8:20am: Everton believe they have a '50 per cent chance' of landing Olivier Giroud from Arsenal this summer.
The Toffees are spending big this summer and the French frontman is next on their transfer agenda.
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol wrote on Twitter: "Wayne Rooney done. Everton now focusing on Olivier Giroud. They believe they have 50% chance of signing the Arsenal striker."
7:30am: Theo Walcott wants to stay at Arsenal - despite the Gunners eyeing Monaco's Thomas Lemar as his replacement.
West Ham are keen on the £20m England man but he's not up for a switch.
6:00am: Diego Costa is trying to force his way out of Chelsea by refusing to turn up to pre-season training.
The striker wants a move to Atletico Madrid after being told by Antonio Conte that he's not in his plans.
And Spanish outlet AS claim Costa is willing to stay away from Cobham as he looks to seal a move away to Atletico.4:00am: Romelu Lukaku has said his goodbyes to his Everton fans as he closes in on a £75m move to Manchester United.
The striker is set to head to Old Trafford this week after snubbing interest from Chelsea.
And ahead of his exit, he wrote in an Instagram post: "I want to thank the fans for your support throughout the 4 years we've spend together.
"You guys helped me through all my games and I can proudly say it was an honour to play in front of you.
"Working with you guys has been a pleasure and i'll take ur advice throughout the rest of my career. Thank you everton football club."
2:00am: Newcastle are closing in on a deal for Norwich winger Jacob Murphy.
The attacker scored eight goals and tallied eight assists for the Canaries in the Championship last season.
And the Mirror claim that's got Rafa Benitez interested in the England Under-21 as he looks to improve his attacking options for Newcastle's return to the Premier League.
00:00am: Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is closing in a move to Juventus.
The Sun say the stopper, who hasn't played for the Gunners since early 2015, will skip their pre-season tour as representatives from both clubs try and get the deal across the line.
Apparently Juve view him as a long-term replacement for Gianluigi Buffon who's set to retire after next summer's World Cup in Russia.Sunday July 9
10:30pm: Manchester United are planning on dealing another blow to Chelsea's summer transfer plans.
The Red Devils have already snatched up Romelu Lukaku ahead of Antonio Conte's side.
And now Starsport understands that they're set to move for Chelsea target, Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his midfield options
9:30pm: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez would prefer to sell James Rodriguez to Chelsea over Manchester United.
Both clubs have been backed to sign the 25-year-old playmaker, who struggled to get game time under Zinedine Zidane last season.
And according to the Daily Express, Real president Perez would favour to do business with Chelsea over United.
They say Perez is keen to get rid of the attacking midfielder and bring in a replacement.
The Express add that the Real chief will not dig in his heels with a transfer fee as the Spanish giants are desperate to bolster their bank balance.
8:30pm: Ivan Perisic will hold talks with Inter Milan over a potential summer exit.
The Croatia international has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks, with Jose Mourinho a huge admirer of the winger.
And Inter boss Luciano Spalletti has opened up on the prospect of losing his star man this summer, claiming he will listen to his exit plea.
“I will speak to everyone and clearly for those who are ‘distracted’ there will be different words,” said Spalletti.
“I will listen to him, I have no doubts. I am counting on him, but we’ll have to understand his intentions.
“It would not be nice for me to hear him say words like: ‘I want to leave’. We’ll see.
“You keep talking about Perisic and his desire to leave, but first I need to listen to his own words and then we’ll decide how to act.”
7.40pm: Wayne Rooney will wear the No.10 shirt at Everton next season.
Rooney rejoined Everton from Manchester United earlier today.
And it's now been confirmed he'll take the shirt worn last term by Romelu Lukaku.
6.50pm: Thomas Lemar is keen to join Arsenal this summer and is pushing for a deal to go through.
Italian transfer guru Emanuele Giulianelli wrote on Twitter: "Monaco have said they want £53m (€60m) from Arsenal for Lemar. "Player pushing for the move. Confirmed. #AFC."
5.50pm: Romelu Lukaku could regret his reunion with Jose Mourinho at Man Utd, according to former Liverpool goal-getter Robbie Fowler.
"I have to admit I’m baffled by Romelu Lukaku’s decision to join Manchester United," he wrote in the Sunday Mirror.
"What has changed so much to persuade Lukaku to risk his confidence, reputation and future with Mourinho?"
5.20pm: Manchester United won't be signing Radja Nainggolan from Roma.
The club's sporting director Monchi said at a press conference. “Nainggolan will definitely stay at Roma. The time of selling important players is over. Now we build a team with the options that the market provides."
4.05pm: Chelsea have confirmed the arrival of defender Antonio Rudiger.
The Germany international joins from Roma in a £34m deal and will wear the No.2 shirt.
3.35pm: Alexis Sanchez is willing to swap Arsenal for Chelsea this summer.
The Chilean's future at the Emirates is in big doubt, and Mail Online claim the attacking ace is up for a move across the capital.
2.40pm: Arsenal are keen on Inter Milan ace Marcelo Brozovic.
ESPN say the Croatia ace is being closely looked at by the Premier League giants.
1.50pm: Wayne Rooney has rejoined Everton from Manchester United.
The striker left Goodison Park for Old Trafford 13 years ago but is now back at his boyhood club.
"As I’ve said for the last few years, if I left Manchester United, there’s only Everton and Manchester United I’d play for - I wouldn’t play for another Premier League team,” Rooney said.
1.00pm: A re-cap of today's top transfer gossip.
* Romelu Lukaku has spoken out about his move to Manchester United.
The Everton man is heading to Old Trafford in a huge deal which could be worth £100m if add-ons are triggered.
Lukaku told ESPN: "This is an opportunity that I've always wanted since I was a child.
"When [Manchester United] came calling, I didn't have to think twice. So I'm really delighted to hopefully be part of their history."
* Antonio Rudiger is closing on a switch to Chelsea.
Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol wrote on Twitter: "Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has arrived in London for his Chelsea medical. Personal terms agreed on £34m deal."
* Arsenal are ready to bid £45m for Monaco's Thomas Lemar.
The midfield man is a top target for Arsene Wenger and he's already failed with £30m and £40m offers.
And the Mail on Sunday say he'll now throw down an additional £5m to get his man.
* Virgil van Dijk has told Southampton the only move he wants this summer is to Liverpool.
The Reds were forced to abandon their pursuit of the player after being accused of tapping him up.
But The People say the Dutch defender isn't interested in a move to any other club, despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.