TRANSFER GOSSIP: Chelsea eye young striker for Mauricio Pochettino’s frontline and Tottenham are set to sign wonderkid centre back… but want more defensive recruits
The new Premier League season is rapidly approaching and, with pre-season now in full swing, clubs across the globe are frantically working to improve their squads.
This summer has seen a raft of signings head to Saudi Arabia and no doubt there will be plenty more in the coming weeks, with the likes of Liverpool duo Fabinho and Jordan Henderson expected to join the exodus.
But there’s still been plenty of activity across Europe and the massive £105million addition of Declan Rice to Arsenal could set the dominos in motion.
Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek has admitted his future at Old Trafford is uncertain, while Chelsea are said to be eyeing up Montpellier forward Elye Wahi.
So what else is happening in the transfer market? Below, Mail Sport takes a look at all the latest news and gossip on Thursday.
Fulham star Aleksandar Mitrovic has reportedly said he never wants to play for the club again
Mail Sport takes a look at all the latest gossip on Thursday, as Spurs look to keep Harry Kane
New Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou wants defensive recruits as quickly as possible as the club targets Bundesliga duo Edmond Tapsoba and Micky van der Ven (Evening Standard)
Spurs are set to sign Blackburn wonderkid Ashley Phillips for £3m (The Sun)
Chelsea outcast Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to leave the club on a free and join Marseille on a three-year deal (Mail Sport)
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic never wants to play for the club again amid interest from big-spending Saudi Arabia (Sky Sports)
The Blues are pushing to sign Montpellier forward Elye Wahi in a bid to add more firepower up front for new manager Mauricio Pochettino (Foot Mercato)
Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez is set to complete move to Al-Ahli after Saudi Pro League outfit had £30m offer accepted (Mail Sport)
Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek has admitted his future at Old Trafford is uncertain
While Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up a move for talented Montpellier forward Elye Wahi, 20
Tottenham are set to sign Blackburn and England Under 19s wonderkid Ashley Phillips for £3m
The £20m-rated Chelsea left back Ian Maatsen is wanted by West Ham as they look to spend the £105m received for Declan Rice – amid Wolves interest in veteran Aaron Cresswell (The Sun)
Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek says it is unclear whether he has any future at the club (BBC Sport)
Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix angers fans by sending a come-and-get-me plea to their fierce rivals Barcelona (Fabrizio Romano)
Liverpool agree £12m deal in principle with Steven Gerrard’s new side Al-Ettifaq as a reunion in Saudi Arabia inches closer (Mail Sport)