• The rumours of a renewed offer for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette are gathering pace, as Arsène Wenger continues his hunt for a new striker. (FW Index 4.5)
  • A string of defensive injuries has accelerated Arsenal’s need for a new centre-back. Reports in Spain have suggested Valencia may be willing to scale down on their valuation of Shkodran Mustafi to around €25 million. (4.2)
  • West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans is seen as a proven Premier League option for Wenger. (3.7)


  • Still no Whispers about incomings for Bournemouth fans to get excited about, unfortunately. But it would appear that the exit door at the Vitality Stadium may be about to swing open, with Eunan O’Kane linked with a move to Wigan Athletic. (1.6)


  • Belgian midfielder Steven Defour is being linked with a move to Turf Moor. The 28-year-old Anderlecht player would add some steel and experience to Burnley’s midfield. (2.6)
  • Could Tom Ince be about to get another chance to prove himself in the Premier League? Burnley boss Sean Dyche seems to be considering a move for the pacy Derby County winger, who’s still only 24. (1.4)


  • The potential return of Romelu Lukaku is still dominating the Chelsea Whispers at the moment. New manager Antonio Conte is keen on the powerful Belgian striker, but after selling John Stones to Manchester City for £47.5 million Everton will not let the 23-year-old go on the cheap. (4.4)
  • Conte’s search for a new centre-back is also rumbling on, with the Blues linked to a big-money move for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegalese defender could cost as much as £40 million. (4.0)
  • Thiago Maia is a name that will not be familiar to many Chelsea fans, but the talented teenage midfielder is on the club’s radar. The 19-year-old Brazilian is currently playing for his country at the Olympic Games. (3.7)

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Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace have accepted an offer in the region of £30 million for winger Yannick Bolasie from Everton. The Eagles will not be happy about losing one of their top players, but, at that price, they will be receiving a great fee. (5.0)
  • Manchester United’s Ashley Young is on course to be Bolasie’s replacement at the Eagles. The 31-year-old winger could be brought in to replace the Everton-bound forward. (3.3)
  • The talk of a Selhurst Park move for Christian Benteke has picked up again, with reports suggesting that Liverpool may be forced to lower their asking price for the man they signed from Aston Villa for £32 million a year ago. (4.6)


  • Business is steaming ahead at Goodison Park – Swansea City defender Ashley Williams was officially announced as a Toffee player at 5.30pm.
  • Yannick Bolasie is set to become an Everton player after the club agreed a £30 million fee with Crystal Palace. (5.0)
  • But it’s not all about additions for Everton at the moment, as the departure of John Stones to Manchester City could soon be followed by Romelu Lukaku leaving to re-join Chelsea. (4.4)

Hull City

  • Abel Hernández to Aston Villa is still the only Whisper regarding Hull City at the moment. Perhaps once they’ve secured a new manager, the Tigers will hit the transfer market. (3.3)

Leicester City

  • Despite having already secured the club record £12 million purchase of Ahmed Musa, and having held onto Jamie Vardy, Leicester City could be set to swoop for another striker in Deportivo La Coruña’s Lucas Pérez. (2.6)
  • Reports in the French media have suggested that Riyad Mahrez has expressed his desire to leave the Premier League champions to join Arsenal but this afternoon the Foxes insisted they have received no formal bid for the Algerian. (3.5)
  • Could Leicester be preparing an improved offer for Watford’s Troy Deeney? The Foxes have already seen a £30 million bid rejected for the powerful targetman (1.1)

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  • It has been clear for some time that Christian Benteke does not fit into Jürgen Klopp’s plans, and the Reds could finally be about to part ways with the Belgian striker, with Crystal Palace readying a bid. (4.6)
  • The enigmatic Mario Balotelli could also be set for an Anfield exit. The Italian striker fell some way short of expectations at Liverpool, and after being loaned to AC Milan last season, he could be about to make a permanent switch back to Serie A with Chievo. (3.8)
  • With Alberto Moreno frustrating at left-back last season, Klopp may be about to turn to the familiarity of the Bundesliga to find a replacement, as Liverpool remain linked with a move for Germany international Jonas Hector. (3.3)

Manchester City

  • After John Stones secured his move to Manchester City from Everton, Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony could be moving in the other direction. (1.9)
  • In one of the most complicated deals of the summer, City signed Argentinian goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli, only to then sell him to Real Socieded. The Citizens may not have seen the last of the talented 24-year-old though, as they reportedly hold a buyback option on the player.
  • Despite the arrival of Stones, Pep Guardiola might yet dip into the market for further defensive reinforcements, with Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci his dream signing. (1.2)

Manchester United

  • With Paul Pogba’s world record-breaking £89 million arrival confirmed, Manchester United will now turn their attention to outgoings, with Adnan Januzaj potentially set to join former boss David Moyes at Sunderland. (2.5)
  • Ashley Young could be another player on his way out of Old Trafford. The 31-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Crystal Palace in the past 24 hours. (3.3)
  • Juan Mata’s future has been the subject of much debate this summer, which was only fuelled further by the player being subbed on and off during Sunday’s Community Shield win over Leicester City – Everton are keeping tabs on the Spaniard. (2.7)


  • Experienced Belgian centre-back Nicolas Lombaerts is being linked with a move from Zenit St Petersburg to bolster the defensive options at the Riverside Stadium. (3.1)
  • Boro are also being linked with a surprise move for Cardiff City’s former Manchester United full-back Fabio da Silva. (1.3)
  • And Aitor Karanka is also thought to be keen on combative Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Badu, who currently plays for Udinese in Serie A. (1.1)


  • Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro is believed to be available for transfer this summer, and Southampton are one of the clubs being linked with the Italian. (2.2)
  • Dutch striker Luc Castaignos is also thought to be on Southampton’s radar, as the 23-year-old could be leaving Eintracht Frankfurt. (1.5)
  • The Saints could also try to lure Manolo Gabbiadini to the Premier League from Napoli, as their search for a striker continues. (1.3)

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Stoke City

  • Talk of a Stoke City move for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has died down slightly, but Mark Hughes remains interested in the England under-21 international. (2.1)
  • Hughes is also eying a sensational move to bring former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie back to the Premier League. (1.1)


  • Adnan Januzaj is top of David Moyes’s shopping list at Sunderland, and the former Manchester United boss might be in with a shot of landing the Belgian youngster. (4.1)
  • Liam Bridcutt doesn’t seem to figure in Moyes’s plans. The 27-year-old midfielder is being linked with a move to Leeds United. (4.2)
  • Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila is another player said to be attracting interest from the Black Cats. (3.2)

Swansea City

  • Done deal – captain Ashley Williams has signed for Everton on a three-year deal, Swansea have received £12 million for the 31-year-old.
  • But the Swans are also working hard on bringing players in, and Spanish striker Borja Bastón is high on their wish-list (4.4)
  • Sporting Clube de Portugal striker Islam Slimani is another player attracting interest from the South Wales club. (1.8)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Georges-Kévin N’Koudou has been a Tottenham target for most of the summer, but the latest reports from France suggest Marseille’s owners have been angered by Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy’s haggling. (3.8)
  • Clinton N’Jie may be heading back to the South of France – the 22-year-old could be a bargaining chip in negotiations for N’Koudou (1.9)
  • Full-back DeAndre Yedlin spent last season on loan with Sunderland, and the USA international could be moving to the Stadium of Light permanently this summer. (2.2)


  • Watford’s star striker Odion Ighalo is still being linked with an unbelievable move to West Bromich Albion, but the Hornets will be reluctant to let the Nigerian go. (1.8)
  • Forward Matej Vydra is being linked with a move to Barnsley (2.1)
  • Talismanic target-man Troy Deeney continues to be linked with a big-money move to Premier League champions Leicester. (1.1)

West Bromwich Albion

  • Jonny Evans could yet wave goodbye to the Midalnds to bolster their defensive ranks at the Emirates. (3.7)
  • The Baggies are interested in Watford’s Nigerian striker Odoin Ighalo, but they’ll have to smash their transfer record to have any chance of landing the player who scored 15 Premier League goals last season. (1.8)
  • Another of West Brom’s Former United defenders is drawing interest, as West Midlands rivals Aston Villa are eying a move for James Chester. (1.6)

West Ham United

  • Having just splashed £20.5 million on André Ayew, the Hammers look to further boost their attacking options with AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca. (3.8)
  • Slaven Billic is also thought to be keen on bringing in Norwegian teenager Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid. (2.6)
  • Having missed out on signing Diafra Sakho from West Ham due to a failed medical, West Bromich Albion have turned their attention to another Hammers striker, Enner Valencia. (1.6)

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