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11.10: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is preparing a to make a ‘huge announcement’ on his future.
The striker has been released by Manchester United following an ankle injury which ended his season in the Europa League semi-final.
But he is still in Manchester and has been doing his rehab at Carrington.
Recent reports have claimed he could win another contract at United following his recovery.
He was initially ruled out until January but could now play as early as October.
And his future should be cleared up shortly.
Asked by photographers about his future, Ibrahimovic said: “There will be a very big announcement soon, it will be huge.”
10.30: Stoke manager Mark Hughes has confirmed his interest in signing Kurt Zouma and is “very hopeful” about agreeing a loan deal for the Chelsea defender.
It has been reported that Zouma will sign a new contract with his parent club before immediately being sent out on loan, with Blues boss Antonio Conte eager for the 22-year-old to get more Premier League experience under his belt.
Hughes acknowledges that Stoke face competition to sign the centre-back, Press Association Sport understands that West Brom are also keen, but he is confident of bringing Zouma to the bet365 Stadium on a season-long deal.
“There is genuine interest. We’d like to make it happen if we can,” Hughes told the Sentinel following Wednesday night’s pre-season friendly against Young Boys in Switzerland.
“The boy himself has to make a decision. We are one of many interested parties but we’re very hopeful. We’re still doing a number of deals.”
09.48: Liverpool will not be influenced by their Premier League rivals’ moves in the transfer market and will stick to their own signing plans, according to Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp’s side have added winger Mohamed Salah and England under-20 striker Dominic Solanke so far, but their spending has been put in the shade by local rivals Everton, who have splashed out more than 100 million pounds.
Manchester United and City, as well as Arsenal, have also spent heavily, but Klopp has urged his team’s supporters not to get caught up in what the opposition are doing.
“We cannot buy players because other teams buy players,” said Klopp after his team’s 4-0 win over Tranmere Rovers in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday.
“We do our business as good as we can do it and we are convinced about the way we are going.”
09:40: Chelsea have finally agreed a fee with Monaco for the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The France midfielder will now head to London to undergo a medical tomorrow and complete his move.
Chelsea have been trying to get the deal done for weeks and have finally reached an agreement with the club.
They will play £39.8m plus add-ons for the 22-year-old.
09.05: RB Leipzig have told Liverpool Naby Keita is not for sale – but Jurgen Klopp is still not ready to give up yet.
Leipzig have hardened their stance over the midfielder which is a major blow for the Reds, but they have not given up on landing him.
Liverpool made contact with Leipzig last week but were told yesterday that Keita will not be allowed leave.
It is understood that the German side are definitive on the matter, but Liverpool have yet to give up on acquiring boss Jurgen Klopp’s top midfield target.
08:45: Tiemoue Bakayoko’s brother seems to have confirmed the Monaco star’s move to Chelsea on Snapchat.
Abdoulaye Bakayoko posted an image of a black background along with the caption CFC, accompanied by the blue dot and strong arm emojis.
Chelsea and Monaco are believed to have reached an agreement for the France international in the region of £40million.
And fans have already been bombarding the Blues twitter account, demanding the 22-year-old’s signing be announced by the club.
08.30: Roma are set to make a discreet approach to Manchester United about the availability to Radja Nainggolan.
The midfielder looks set to depart this summer but Roma do not want to sell domestically and will hope to attract interest from abroad.
United could move for the Belgium star as an alternative to Eric Dier, who is being valued at £60m by Tottenham.
But Chelsea are also interested and could pursue a move despite closing in on Tiemoue Bakayoko.
Conte tried to sign Nainggolan last summer and remains keen on the 29-year-old.
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08:05: Brighton have completed the signing of Austrian left-back Markus Suttner on a three-year deal from German club FC Ingolstadt 04.
Suttner joined Albion’s pre-season training camp in the Austrian Alps, having completed his medical with club staff at the team hotel and signed transfer forms last night.
The 30-year-old defender trained with his new teammates for the first time earlier this morning, and manager Chris Hughton is delighted with his third summer addition.
He said, “Markus is someone we have been aware of for some time, and I am pleased we have managed to complete the transfer at this stage, and he is now able to join us for the second half of the week.
“He has a great level of experience internationally, and in the top divisions in both his native Austria and Germany, where he has played the last two seasons with Ingolstadt, and that experience will serve us well.
“He will add competition at the back on the left side of defence, and I’m now looking forward to working with him.”
07:10: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may not fit Antonio Conte’s style of play, according to Gabriele Marcotti.
The Gabon striker was offered to Chelsea yesterday as they look to secure a replacement for Diego Costa.
The Dortmund man is set to move on this summer but is yet to find a club.
But Marcotti isn’t sure if he’d suit Chelsea.
“I don’t know if it is that his stock has dropped,” Marcotti told ESPN FC.
“I think it’s just because they have slapped an enormous price tag on him.
“I think he could come back into the reckoning.
“I don’t know if he’s a great fit for Chelsea and what Conte wants out of his centre forward.
“I think that would be the main caveat there.”
05:50: Jurgen Klopp has offered Liverpool star Mamadou Sakho an Anfield lifeline.
The defender was exiled 12 months ago and consequently loaned to Crystal Palace.
But Klopp refused to say he would be sold.
“First of all he needs to get 100% fit and then we will see,” he said.
05:30: Nemanja Matic wants to join Manchester United.
The Chelsea midfielder looks destined to leave Stamford Bridge this summer with Antonio Conte expected to complete the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.
And The Telegraph claim Matic has been training on his own and his team-mates are convinced he is on the brink of leaving the club.
It is said the Serbia international wants a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Chelsea want around £40million for him.
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