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With less than one week to go until the summer transfer window closes, a number of big-money deals are still in the pipeline.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has set his sights on a move for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, yet the French club's £54million asking price is proving a stumbling block in negotiations.

The likes of Gareth Bale, Timo Werner and Thiago Alcantara have already joined the Premier League this summer and plenty more could follow them.

Will Manchester United get their deal for Jadon Sancho over the line? Are Manchester City going to sign the centre-back they are so desperate for? Could Liverpool even dive back into the market themselves?

West Ham are desperately trying to hold onto Declan Rice despite firm interest from Frank Lampard's Chelsea.

Stick with us throughout the day for all the latest news as and when it happens right here on Daily Star Sport...

Houssem Aouar now 'resigned' to Arsenal transfer

Arsenal target Houssem Aouar is 'resigned' to accepting the Premier League switch.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has proved to be a valuable asset for Lyon, but their agreement with AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta suggests that they are ready to cash-in on their star playmaker.

However, French outlet L’Equipe have reported that although Aouar is open to leaving Lyon, he was initially hoping to join Manchester City or Juventus to challenge for Champions League glory.

They add that he has now ‘resigned himself’ to joining Arsenal, and helping them progress.

Houssem Aouar could leave Lyon for Arsenal before October 5 (Image: Getty Images)

Leeds on cusp of signing Michael Cuisance

An update from our reporter Joshua Peck:

Leeds United have moved a step closer to signing Michael Cuisance with Bayern Munich telling the midfielder he can leave.

Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa is keen on strengthening his squad in the final week of the transfer window and has targeted Cuisance.

The French midfielder signed for Bayern from Borussia Moenchengladbach for £9m last summer but could now cash in on the 21-year-old.

Cuisance is understood to be happy with Leeds’ offer of a five-year deal though the Elland Road outfit are yet to agree a fee with Bayern.


Michael Cuisance has been told he can leave Bayern Munich (Image: GETTY)

Lyon give postive Houssem Aouar indication

Lyon seem to have planned for the departure of Houssem Aouar amid his links to Arsenal.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has proved to be a valuable asset for the Ligue 1 outfit both domestically and in the Champions League, but they could agree to cash-in this summer.

Lyon have made an offer for AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta and a deal is reportedly done after he arrived at the club on Monday - which is reportedly worth just over £15m.


Houssem Aouar, 22, could leave Lyon for the Premier League this summer (Image: Getty Images)

West Ham submit three bids

An update from our reporter Paul Brown:

West Ham have widened their search for a centre back and have bids in for at least three players.

The Hammers still have an offer on the table for Burnley’s James Tarkowski but are resigned to missing out on him, with Leicester the current favourites.

So they are now looking at other options - with Napoli’s Nikola Maksimovic and Daniele Rugani of Juventus both on their radar.

Hammers boss David Moyes rejected the chance to sign Shakhtar Donetsk centre back Mykola Matviyenko earlier in the window.

And Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah has also been considered, though no approach has yet been made for the Germany international.


Dele Alli left out of Tottenham squad

An update from our reporter Joshua Peck:

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly left Dele Alli out of the squad to face Chelsea in tonight’s Carabao Cup tie.

Alli missed Sunday’s Premier League draw with Newcastle having been criticised by Mourinho for his attitude.

There were thoughts that he could be given a chance against Chelsea with Mourinho admitting his side are unlikely to progress.

But The Telegraph claim the England ace will not be involved against the Blues with Mourinho leaving him out all together.

Dele Alli appears to be out of favour with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho (Image: GETTY)

Manchester United could turn to Ismaila Sarr

Manchester United could bring in Watford forward Ismaila Sarr.

The Red Devils have not yet given up hope of signing Jadon Sancho but are aware that Borussia Dortmund are not willing to lower their valuation.

The Mail have reported that Watford's Sarr is an alternative, and he is rated to be worth £45m by the Championship side.

Man Utd are said to have been offered Ismaila Sarr on loan by Watford (Image: Getty Images)

Tottenham consider Chelsea raid

Tottenham are interested in signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

Sky Sports have reported that Spurs are looking to boost their defensive options before the October deadline, and have picked out the Germany international.

Frank Lampard has five senior central defenders on his books at Stamford Bridge - and is said to be open in loaning out the 27-year-old.

Antonio Rudiger could be on his way out of Chelsea this summer (Image: GETTY)

Arsenal hit trouble trying to sell players

An update from our reporter Joshua Peck:

Arsenal are reportedly struggling to sell five of their stars as Mikel Arteta looks to boost his transfer budget.

There is just a week left of this summer’s transfer window with the Spaniard still keen to strengthen his squad.

Arsenal’s 100 per cent Premier League record for the season was ended on Monday night as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of champions Liverpool.

A number of previous first-team stars were not involved at Anfield with Arteta believed to be willing to sell up to five players.

Though Sky Sports report that it has not been an easy time for the Gunners for plenty of differing reasons READ ON HERE

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to sell before he buys (Image: GETTY)

Leeds United to miss out on Daniel James

Leeds United will miss out on Daniel James if Manchester United cannot sign Jadon Sancho.

Marcelo Bielsa has shown interest in the player that almost moved to Elland Road before he left Swansea for Old Trafford after their fine start to the new Premier League season.

The 22-year-old had a tremendous start to life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but has since slipped behind Mason Greenwood in the pecking order and been linked with a move away from the Red Devils.

The Sun have reported that United will not even consider sending James out if they fail to agree a deal with Borussia Dortmund, and noted one of Leeds’ other targets as Todd Cantwell of Norwich.

Daniel James could leave Manchester United before the transfer window closes (Image: Getty Images)

AC Milan eye up Man Utd outcast

AC Milan could sign Diogo Dalot this summer.

The 21-year-old showed promise in his early days at Manchester United but he has slipped down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of late.

Sky Sports Italy have reported that he could now be on his way to Serie A with Milan, and that they are interested in a loan deal - but add that the Red Devils would be happier with a permanent transfer.

Diogo Dalot's Manchester United future is uncertain (Image: Getty)

Everton and Leicester City in race for Zouma

Everton and Leicester City are both interested in Kurt Zouma.

The 25-year-old is one of five senior players in his position under Frank Lampard at Chelsea, and he could push for a move away.

French outlet Le 10 Sport have reported that top six challengers Everton and Leicester are willing to enter talks, and the Toffees are said to have already laid out plans for a fee in the region of £35m.

Kurt Zouma spent time on loan at Everton during the 2018/19 season (Image: Getty Images)

Roma readying new bid for Smalling

AS Roma are reportedly readying a new bid for Chris Smalling.

The Manchester United defender spent last season on loan at Roma and the club are desperate to make the move permanent.

Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted: "AS Roma are preparing a new bid to sign Chris Smalling from Manchester United on a permanent deal.

"Talks re-opened with #MUFC. Smalling is pushing to leave and come back to Roma."

Chris Smalling has enjoyed a successful loan spell at Roma (Image: GETTY)

Andreas Pereira to join Lazio

Lazio's director of football Igli Tare has claimed Manchester United's Andreas Pereira will join the club "in two or three days".

The midfielder is expected to join on loan with an option to buy and Tare has now confirmed the move is imminent.

Speaking to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Tare said: "Atalanta and Inter? To say they are fundamental games is too much.

"We have four players missing who must arrive. Pereira will arrive in two to three days."

Brewster set to join Sheffield United

Liverpool are reportedly willing to sell Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United for a fee of £17m, after Blades chiefs agreed to insert a £40m buy-back clause in the deal.

Brewster has been linked with a number of Premier League sides and, according to a report from the Sun, it is Sheffield United who have won the race for his signature.

Manager Chris Wilder has been open about his desire to sign a new striker and the report claims the Blades upped their offer for Brewster after their 1-0 loss to Leeds United on Sunday meant they have now gone three games without a goal in the Premier League.

It is also said that Crystal Palace are willing to pay more than Sheffield United but the fact that they are unwilling to agree to the same buy-back clause means the Blades gave the edge.

FULL STORY: Liverpool insert Rhian Brewster clause in deal to sell striker to Sheffield Utd for £17m

Rhian Brewster (Image: Getty)

Man City to confirm Dias signing tomorrow

Manchester City will confirm the club record signing of Ruben Dias on Tuesday in a £65m deal.

The Portugal international flew to Manchester on a private jet last night to put the finishing touches to his move to the Etihad from Benfica.

Dias has agreed a five-year deal worth £175,000-a-week and Nicolas Otamendi will travel in the opposite direction to join Benfica in a £13.7m deal.

Dias, 23, completes Pep Guardiola's 14-month search for a right-sided centre back following the departure of Vincent Kompany last summer.

FULL STORY: Man City complete Ruben Dias deal with £65m transfer to be confirmed on Tuesday

Man Utd stance on defensive signing

Manchester United’s transfer activity – or lack thereof, has been one of the biggest talking points of the summer window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believed United could take advantage of their strong financial position by attacking the window amid the coronavirus pandemic.

However, with one week until deadline day, Solskjaer has seen just one player arrive, in the shape of Donny van de Beek, who signed from Ajax in a deal worth £40million.

Much of the window has been centred around the Red Devils’ lengthy pursuit of Jadon Sancho.

However, it is at the other end of the pitch where fans are keen to see arrivals.

Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have started both games this season and the Manchester Evening News report that they are unlikely to bring in additional reinforcements.

FULL STORY: Man Utd's stance on signing a defender in final week of transfer window

Have United already signed their Reguilon?

Manchester United seem intent on signing a left-back this summer with Alex Telles edging ever closer to a transfer from Porto.

Despite Luke Shaw's improved seasons of late his injury record is still unreliable. And with Brandon Williams able to fill as right-back cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka it seems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his heart set on boosting the left-back slot.

Sergio Reguilon was a name linked with United before he sealed a transfer to Tottenham.

But it's not all doom and gloom for United fans because the club did actually acquire a full-back from Real Madrid this summer.

Alvaro Fernandez joined United on a four-year deal this summer after failing to agree a contract extension with Real.

FULL STORY: Man Utd might have already bought a Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid this summer

Watford star Pereyra rejoins Udinese

Roberto Pereyra has left Watford and rejoined Serie A side Udinese.

The Argentinian playmaker spent four seasons at Vicarage Road, netting 16 Premier League goals.

He has now returned to Udinese, the club he spent two-and-a-half seasons at between 2011 and 2014.

Bayern eye shock move for Aarons

Bayern Munich are weighing up a potential move for Norwich right-back Max Aarons, according to the Daily Mail.

The Bundesliga giants missed out on the signing of Sergino Dest to Barcelona, with the Ajax star expected to complete a move later this week, and have turned their attentions to Aarons.

Aarons was the subject of a loan bid with a £20m option to buy from Barcelona but that was rejected, with Norwich wanting guaranteed cash.

Grujic could leave Liverpool after changing agents

Liverpool have reportedly performed a U-turn regarding the future of midfielder Marko Grujic, who has been training with the first team after returning from two seasons on loan at Hertha Berlin.

Grujic's agent Fali Ramadani told German publication Kicker earlier this month that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was looking to keep the Serbian at Anfield for at least the first half of the season.

Ramadani said: "Liverpool want to keep him. That could change in January at the earliest."

However, the latest report from Kicker claims Grujic has since changed his agent and Liverpool have reached out to 'interested parties' about selling the 24-year-old.

Liverpool are said to be asking for a fee of around €20m (£18.5m) but if no club matches their asking price then another loan could be on the agenda.

FULL STORY: Liverpool make U-turn on Marko Grujic's future after speaking to 'interested parties'

Marko Grujic could leave Liverpool this summer after changing agents, after his former representative claimed he would be staying at Anfield (Image: James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Man Utd will only let James join Leeds if they sign Sancho

Manchester United are ready to sanction a loan deal that will see Daniel James join Leeds United – but only if they sign Jadon Sancho.

The Borussia Dortmund forward has been extensively linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer placing him at the top of his transfer wishlist.

Donny van de Beek is United’s only summer signing so far, arriving from Ajax in a transfer worth £40m.

But the pursuit of Sancho is becoming increasingly frustrating as Dortmund look set to play hardball, demanding more than £100million for his signature.

With less than a week remaining of the transfer window a deal for Sancho is looking unlikely, unless United bosses change their policy on his massive fee.

United are believed to be preparing a £90m bid for Sancho, paying £65m of that upfront.

If they do however, the Sun report that James will be allowed to leave for Leeds on a season-long loan.

FULL STORY: Man Utd will let Daniel James join Leeds United - but only if they finish transfer of their own

Daniel James could leave Manchester United before the transfer window closes (Image: Getty Images)

Man Utd yet to meet Porto's Telles asking price

Porto are said to be growing increasingly frustrated with Manchester United’s pursuit of Alex Telles.

The Brazilian has been extensively linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoping to be active in the final days of the window.

Luke Shaw started in the win over Brighton last time out, but Telles would provide stern competition at left-back.

Reports in Portugal have suggested that United have already lodged an official bid for the 27-year-old.

However, Porto are demanding €20m, €5m more than United have offered thus far.

And now, Portuguese news outlet O Jogo have suggested that they ‘won’t wait much longer’ for United to meet their valuation with what they call a ‘satisfactory proposal’.

FULL STORY: Man Utd could miss deadline for Alex Telles transfer as Porto grow concerned

United are keen on signing Alex Telles

Lampard: Kepa has not played last game for Chelsea

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has suggested that Kepa Arrizabalaga could still be his No 1 goalkeeper.

Kepa was dropped for the clash with West Brom following the arrival of Rennes shot-stopper Edouard Mendy last week.

Mendy wasn’t ready for the Hawthorns clash with Willy Caballero starting between the posts for Chelsea in the 3-3 draw.

Kepa has struggled at Stamford Bridge since the Blues paid a world-record fee to sign him from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.

Many expect the Spaniard to leave the club following Mendy’s arrival though Blues boss Lampard has suggested Kepa will be given his chances.

Asked if Kepa has played his last game for the club, Lampard said: "No, I won't go to that point.

“It’s been a difficult time for Kepa, I think that’s well documented. I know it and he knows it. But we should certainly not jump to that conclusion."

FULL STORY: Frank Lampard offers olive branch to Kepa and insists Chelsea chances aren't over

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has struggled since joining the Blues (Image: MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Karius completes loan move

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has returned to Germany after completing a season-long loan switch to Union Berlin.

In a statement, Liverpool said: "The Liverpool goalkeeper returns to his homeland and the German top flight, which got under way earlier this month.

"Karius, who will link up with Reds striker Taiwo Awoniyi at Union Berlin, had spent the previous two years with Besiktas, making 67 appearances for the Turkish club over the course of the loan stay.

"The stopper has played 49 games for Liverpool since moving to Merseyside from FSV Mainz 05 back in the summer of 2016, and has been training with Jürgen Klopp's squad during the build-up to 2020-21."

Loris Karius failed to impress under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool (Image: Getty Images)

Walcott will not leave Everton

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has played down suggestions Theo Walcott could leave the club this summer, despite falling down the pecking order.

Walcott has made one appearance so far this summer, featuring in the Carabao Cup win over Salford City, but Ancelotti believes he will stay at Goodison Park.

Asked if he thinks Walcott could leave, the Italian replied: "I don't think so. The problem is the competition is really high in this moment.

"Sometimes it can happen that a player, like Theo, is not involved.

"Unfortunately, this is the decision I have to take and I am not absolutely happy to take this kind of decision, to leave out a player like Walcott.

"A player who is professional, serious in training and always ready."

(Image: AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United have Jadon Sancho alternatives

Manchester United are planning for life without Jadon Sancho.

United are set to make a final offer for the England winger this week, and it is assumed that it will be swiftly rejected by Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester Evening News have now reported that the club have a list of cheaper alternatives, which could include some short-term loans.

Jadon Sancho is a key player for Borussia Dortmund and England (Image: Getty)

West Ham hopeful over £15m bid for Joe Rodon

An update from our reporter Joshua Peck:

West Ham are reportedly making a bid for Swansea star Joe Rodon as David Moyes looks to end his hunt for a centre-back.

Moyes is keen to strengthen his options at the back despite an impressive 4-0 Premier League win over Wolves at the weekend.

Though Football Insider claim the Hammers are submitting a £15m bid for Rodon with the Swans needing cash.

It’s reportedly that the Championship outfit may be forced to allow Rodon, who is into the final two years of his contract, to depart.

Swansea star Joe Rodon is wanted by West Ham (Image: GETTY)

Why Matt Judge might have already flown to Dortmund

An update from our reporter Joshua Peck:

Manchester United fans believe chief negotiator Matt Judge may have already travelled to Dortmund in an attempt to sign Jadon Sancho.

United have been linked with the Bundesliga star all summer though are believed to be reluctant to pay the £108m asking price.

Though it appears that Judge, who helped conclude a deal for Donny van de Beek from Ajax earlier in the summer, may have already headed to Germany.

A United fan has tweeted pictures of two flights and claims that the same plane in the images was used by Judge to conclude the Van de Beek transfer.

“This is the same plane that Judge took to Amsterdam to finish off the VDB deal,” the user said.


Jadon Sancho could still leave Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United this summer (Image: Getty)

Arsenal have 'back-up transfer targets' this summer

An update from our reporter Chisanga Malata:

Arsenal reportedly have other options available to them should they fail in their pursuits of Lyon and Atletico Madrid midfielders Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is eager to add the pair, 22 and 27 respectively, to his squad before the transfer window closes next Monday.

Arsenal have had multiple bids for both players rejected by Lyon and Atletico, who view the offers they've received so far to be derisory.

That's according to The Athletic, who claim "the Premier League club do have other options if they cannot land" their desire targets. READ MORE HERE

Thomas Partey has mentioned his desire to play in the Premier League in the past (Image: Getty Images)

Gareth Bale’s desired position at Tottenham

Gareth Bale isn’t worried about his position at Tottenham under Jose Mourinho.

The four-time Champions League winner is willing to play anywhere across the front three in order to help his former side get closer to winning silverware having joined on a season-long loan.

When asked where he would like to play by Sky Sports, he said: "Anywhere across the front.

"I'm comfortable on the right where l have played most of my career, behind the striker where l have played a lot, and I've played on the left a lot."

Gareth Bale returns to Tottenham after scoring more than 100 goals for Real Madrid (Image: Twitter)