The summer transfer window is here, and there's plenty of gossip swirling about who's moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!
TOP STORY: Man United turn to Newcastle star Saint-Maximin
Saint-Maximin, 25, has had a fine start to the season and shone in a 3-3 draw with Manchester City this weekend. The Frenchman has scored 12 goals and put in 18 assists in 96 games since moving from nice in 2019.
United have already seen an €80m bid rejected by the Dutch side, who have told United chiefs they would only consider a financial package worth closer to €100m, while a number of players are still being monitored in case a deal can't be made, including Chelsea's Christian Pulisic, PSV's Cody Gakpo and Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram.
21.51 BST: Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Japhet Tanganga is waiting for a move to AC Milan, despite Nottingham Forest submitting a bid including a €25m transfer fee, according to Calciomercato. Spurs are said to be close to agreeing a fee with the newly promoted Premier League, but the 23-year-old former England youth international has reportedly expressed his desire to join the Italian side this summer and will hold out for an offer to play Champions League football with the Rossoneri this season.
21.18 BST: Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera is close to leaving the French capital and returning to Athletic Club on a free transfer, writes L'Equipe. The 33-year-old reportedly will be released from the last two years of his contract with the Parisians, paving the way for his transfer to San Mames, where he played for three seasons before his move to Manchester United in 2014.
21.01 BST: West Ham United have signed left-back Emerson Palmieri from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, the east London club announced on Tuesday, although it's been widely reported that the Hammers will pay a transfer fee that could rise as high as £15m. The 28-year-old Italy international has signed a four-year contract, with an option for a fifth, and will the No. 33 shirt for the Claret and Blue.
20.45 BST: West Ham United have joined Newcastle United and Crystal Palace in the race for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, reports the Sun. The Hammers are planning to approach their London rivals for a season-long loan of the 22-year-old England international, who enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Selhurst Park last season, with his place in Thomas Tuchel's midfield not guaranteed amid the presence of three world-class veterans in N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.
20.12 BST: Fulham have prioritised the signing of left-back Layvin Kurzawa from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Fabrizio Romano. Adding the 29-year-old former AS Monaco standout could have a significant impact on the future of United States international Antonee Robinson, who has performed well in the Cottagers' opening games this season but would face stiff competition for a starting berth in Marco Silva's side.
19.39 BST: Barcelona have approached Borussia Dortmund right-back Thomas Meunier about a move to the Camp Nou, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Catalan side are considering the 30-year-old Belgium international as an alternative to Juan Foyth of Villarreal, although their offer is €5m short of the €15m transfer fee the Bundesliga outfit are demanding to sanction the move.
19.06 BST: Leicester City have rejected Chelsea's latest proposal to sign centre-back Wesley Fofana, reports the Athletic. The Foxes, who have already rejected two offers from Thomas Tuchel's side, want a transfer fee of £80m to allow the 21-year-old France youth international to move to Stamford Bridge, but the Blues are said to be unwilling to offer more than £70m including add-ons.
18.33 BST: West Ham United have offered Club Brugge an €11m transfer fee for the signing of captain Hans Vanaken, according to Fabrizio Romano. That's not enough for the Belgian side, though, who are unwilling to let go of the 29-year-old attacking midfielder with the close of the transfer window looming, despite the Belgium international expressing a desire to move to the Premier League this summer.
18.00 BST: Juventus have chosen to pursue Marseille striker Arkadiusz Milik over a deal for Memphis Depay of Barcelona, reports Gianluca Di Marzio. The Bianconeri have reportedly agreed a €2m loan deal with with Ligue 1 outfit that includes an €8m option to make the 28-year-old Poland international's move permanent.
17.27 BST: Wolverhampton Wanderers' opening bid for VfB Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic does not match the Bundesliga club's valuation of the 25-year-old, according to Bild. The Premier League side have reportedly offered a €15m transfer fee to sign the Austria international, who is in the final year of his contract, but Stuttgart are holding out for closer €25m and are prepared to negotiate a new contract for the Vienna native if a move to the Molineux cannot be agreed.
16.54 BST: With Chelsea being very active as we close in on this final week of the summer transfer window, we have even more news coming out of Stamford Bridge as chairman Todd Boehly backs Thomas Tuchel's reimagining of the Blues. The Telegraph's Mike McGrath reports that Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen have emerged as a contender to take 21-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi on a season-long loan as Chelsea's forward ranks continue to be overhauled.
16.21 BST: Oddly enough, Fabrizio Romano didn't say "Here we go" in this tweet, but the transfer guru reports that the deal is done to take Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri to West Ham United. The 28-year-old Brazilian-born Italy international has completed his medical, signed his contract and the two London clubs should announce his £15m transfer (£13m fixed transfer fee plus £2m in add-ons) later on Tuesday.
15.48 BST: Spanish radio outlet Cadena COPE reports that Chelsea have lodged their first bid for Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. While reports in previous days have suggested that the Catalan club would demand a transfer fee of €30m for the 33-year-old Gabon international, the latest suggests that the Blues have offered €15m plus bonuses.
15.15 BST: Tottenham striker Harry Kane appears to be happy at the club now, and he's still one of the world's best.
14.44 BST: Newcastle United have made a second bid to sign Watford forward Joao Pedro and now Everton have joined the race, according to Sky Sports.
Pedro, 20, scored three goals in 28 games last season before Watford were relegated and has now been linked with a £30m move.
Newcastle are keen to bring in a new attacking player, while Everton are looking to replace Richarlison and potentially Anthony Gordon.
14.11 BST: Arsenal are in danger of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules for 2021-22, according to The Times.
The Gunners have won all three of their Premier League fixtures so far this season and have spent around £270m in the last few transfer windows.
However, the report claims that Arsenal are among 20 European clubs on a UEFA watchlist of teams who may be in danger of breaching FFP rules.
Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma, are among 10 clubs set to be sanctioned for breaches up to 2020-21.
13.40 BST: Arsenal could sign another midfielder before the end of the window, with AC Milan's Sandro Tonali now a target, according to The Daily Star.
Tonali, 22, is considered one of the top young midfielders in Europe but is rated highly and has a contract for another four years.
A cheaper option could be Brighton's Moises Caicedo, while Leicester's Youri Tielemans (whose deal expires in 2023) is reportedly the favoured choice for manager Mikel Arteta at around £30m.
12.57 BST: Everton forward Anthony Gordon is pushing for a move to Chelsea, reports The Athletic.
Gordon, 21, has been the subject of two bids up to £45m, but Everton want at least £50m, with another £10m in add-ons.
The youngster reportedly "feels he stands a greater chance of breaking into England's World Cup squad by playing at Stamford Bridge" and has told Everton boss Frank Lampard that he wants to move on.
12.30 BST: Should Sergino Dest move to Man United?
11.43 BST: Barcelona are worried that Atletico Madrid will underuse Antoine Griezmann this season so that they don't have to pay €40m for him next summer, according to Sport.
Griezmann is in the second year of a two-year loan deal at Atletico and, per reports, the Rojiblancos have to make the move permanent in 2023 if he plays 45 minutes or more in 50% of the games he is available for.
Sport explain he played over 45 minutes in 30 of the 37 games he was selectable for last year, but the picture seems to have changed this season.
Griezmann has come on as a second half substitute in each of Atletico's two league games so far and Barca are said to fear it's a strategy to dodge having to make the move permanent next summer.
11.04 BST: Manchester City have turned down a six-figure offer from Barcelona for England midfielder Keira Walsh, according to the BBC.
Walsh, 25, has been identified as Barca's primary target this month after they lost Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas to injury for the season. However, City are reluctant to let Walsh leave having already lost midfielders Georgia Stanway and Caroline Weir to Bayern Munich and Real Madrid respectively this summer.
Barca, according to reports in Catalonia, believe Walsh's desire to join them has increased following City's elimination from the Champions League to Real Madrid on Sunday.
Walsh has a contract with City until 2023 so the English side risk losing her for nothing if they decide to keep her this summer.
Barca have already signed England and Man City right-back Lucy Bronze on a free transfer in the current window.
10.37 BST: Barcelona midfielder Pablo Torre could return to Racing Santander on a season-long loan, according to Marca.
Torre, 18, swapped Racing for Barca this summer and, despite doing preseason with the first team, he has not featured in either of the first two games of the season.
Barca, therefore, are prepared to let him return to his former side on loan, with the player preferring to play in the Spanish second tier than with Barca's reserve team in the third division.
The Catalan club have high hopes in Torre, a dead-ball specialist whose signing was compared to that of Pedri from Las Palmas two years ago.
10.14 BST: The Frenkie de Jong saga could still have one final twist, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich still keen on the Barcelona midfielder, according to Mundo Deportivo.
United's pursuit of De Jong has dominated the transfer window but despite agreeing an €85m fee with Barca they have failed to close a deal so far.
Reports in Catalonia say they have still not given up on the Dutchman, though, despite signing Real Madrid's Casemiro for €70m last week.
Gerard Romero, meanwhile, claims on Jijantes that Bayern could also make a late move for De Jong, albeit on loan.
Chelsea have also shown an interest in the player but coach Thomas Tuchel appeared to rule out signing any more midfielders after Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Leeds United.
Barca are open to offers for De Jong if he will not accept a pay cut, but he remains happy to stay at Camp Nou and started in Sunday's 4-1 win at Real Sociedad.
09.38 BST: Casemiro will not be the last player to leave Real Madrid in this transfer window, with striker Mariano Diaz expected to depart in search of playing time.
Diario AS reports that Mariano, who is under contract with Madrid for a further season, is keen to leave Los Blancos after playing just 1161 minutes in his three seasons with the first team.
Mariano, 29, has been a target of several LaLiga clubs and is looking at options to continue playing in Spain's top flight. The Spanish-born striker made 11 appearances across all competitions in the 2021-22 campaign and has yet to feature this season.
Casemiro joined Manchester United earlier this week from Real Madrid in a deal worth up to €70m.
09.19 BST: Juventus will make a decision on Tuesday as to whether they will sign Marseille's Arkadiusz Milik or Barcelona's Memphis Depay, according to Sky Sports.
The Italian giants have reached a verbal agreement to sign Milik, and the Poland international would join Juve on a season long-loan for €2m, with an €8m purchase option included in the deal.
Depay is still Juve's preferred option, but the Italians have so far been unable to reach personal terms with the Dutch striker, due to his high wage demands.
Asked about Depay, who is negotiating his departure from Barca as a free agent, Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved said: "He is one of the names we are considering but not the only one. We have to evaluate things well."
Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri will reportedly meet with club executives today to make a final decision.
Milik has scored 30 goals in 55 appearances since joining Marseille in 2021. He is no stranger to Serie A having played five seasons at Napoli before joining Marseille.
08.42 BST: Sporting Lisbon have signed Real Madrid youngster Adam Arvelo. The Spanish winger, who had joined Madrid's reserves from Villarreal in 2020, had a year remaining on his contract with Los Blancos.
"The time has come to leave the comfort zone," Adam, 17, wrote on social media. "I have made this difficult decision and those of you who know me best know that I am moved by challenges. And this is the moment and the opportunity. Thanks to the Real Madrid."
Adam, 17, reportedly turned down offers from Premier League and Serie A clubs to join the Portuguese giants. He has signed a contract with the Sporting until June 2025, with Madrid having reserved the right of first refusal to re-sign him.
"One of the main reasons was the fact that it is a very big European club and one that points on young people," Adam said of his decision to join Sporting Lisbon. "They get the best out of them."
08.00 BST: Erik ten Hag said Cristiano Ronaldo still has a future under him at Manchester United despite dropping the striker for the victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday.
Ronaldo was left on the bench as United stunned Jurgen Klopp's side with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.
Sancho and Rashford were part of a free-flowing front three along with Anthony Elanga, but Ten Hag believes Ronaldo can be incorporated into his system.
"I think he can," said the United manager, who brought Ronaldo on as a substitute in the 86th minute. "The whole of his career under several managers he did, several styles and systems. He always performed, so why can't he do this?
"His age is not an issue. If you are good enough and you're old and you still deliver performances, you are also good enough."
Ronaldo was one of four changes made by Ten Hag following a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Brentford, with captain Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Fred also dropped to the bench.
PAPER GOSSIP (by Abbie Ingham)
- Chelsea are plotting a return for Alvaro Morata if they cannot finalise the deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona, according to Sport. Chelsea have reportedly reached a deal with Aubameyang but are yet to come to an agreement with Barcelona over a fee. As the LaLiga side continues to demand €25m and with just over a week until the transfer window ends, Thomas Tuchel's side is searching for alternative options to the 33-year-old Gabon international.
- Eric Bailly is reportedly set to join Marseille on a season-long loan. Fabrizio Romano reveals that the deal will include a mandatory option to sign him permanently if the Ligue 1 side qualifies for the Champions League next season. It is reported that the 28-year-old centre-back, who is yet to feature under new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, will shortly fly to France to finalise the deal.
- PSV Eindhoven's Cody Gakpo wants to sign for Manchester United, as per Foot Mercato. The Red Devils are reportedly confident in securing a deal for 23-year-old winger, who shares his agent with Ten Hag. The future of the Netherlands international, whose transfer fee could fetch between €40m-€50m, will reportedly be decided after the Eredivisie club complete their Champions League playoff against Rangers.
- Barcelona are planning a last-minute swoop for Hector Bellerin, according to Sport. As negotiations for Villarreal's Juan Foyth and Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Meunier stall, the Catalan side are now considering a move the 27-year-old right-back on a free transfer from Arsenal. Bellerin looked set to sign for Real Betis on a permanent deal this summer following a loan spell last season. However, it is reported that Barcelona have asked the defender to wait, as they plan to approach the Gunners in the final days of the transfer window.
- Watford have now rejected all bids for Ismaila Sarr as they decide that the 24-year-old will not be transferred this summer transfer window, according to The Mirror. The Hornets had previously accepted a £25m bid with up to £5m in add-ons from Aston Villa. However, a move to Villa Park for the Senegal international is now reportedly off, as the Championship side are preparing to enter discussions over a long-term contract extension.