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Mourinho plans to sell Schweinsteiger, Mata and more in Man United clear-out

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TOP STORY: Mourinho preparing Old Trafford clear-out

Jose Mourinho will enter the next stage of his rebuilding job at Manchester United by making Juan Mata, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind available for transfer, according to the Daily Record.

Since taking over at Old Trafford, Mourinho has wasted no time in putting his stamp on the playing squad by signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly. All the while, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been rumoured to be another major target.

But it is reported the Portuguese could become frustrated at how long United are taking to move on the players he has deemed surplus to requirements, something that could affect his preseason plans. Mata was a £37.1 million club-record signing from Mourinho's Chelsea in January 2014, when David Moyes was in charge of United, while Schweinsteiger, Rojo and Blind all arrived during Louis van Gaal's tenure for a combined figure of around £40m.

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22.58 GMT: That's going to do it for this live edition of Transfer Talk. Thanks very much for joining us, and be sure to check back in a few short hours when we return with all the latest gossip plucked from Wednesday morning's papers.

22.42 GMT: Arsenal have eyes on Juventus' 21-year-old centre-back Daniele Rugani, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, but the Bianconeri have no interest in selling the Italian under-21 international at this time.

22.17 GMT: DONE DEAL Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral will spend the upcoming season on loan at Granada.

21.57 GMT: Borussia Dortmund are expected to complete a €30m deal for Wolfsburg winger Andre Schurrle in the next week, reports Gazzetta World.

21.33 BST: DONE DEAL MLS side Sporting Kansas City have confirmed the signing of Cameron Porter from the Montreal Impact in exchange for defender Amadou Dia.

21.11 BST: Despite only signing for Barcelona a year ago, and not making his debut until January, Arda Turan is set to depart the Catalan giants, reports Gazzetta World. Juventus have been mooted as a destination in a season-long loan with an obligation to buy at €24m, with Arsenal and Chelsea also reportedly interested in acquiring the Turkish international.

20.54 BST: Manchester City are stepping up their interest in Everton centre-back John Stones, reports the Guardian, after the England international reportedly told the Goodison Park hierarchy that he's keen to join Pep Guardiola's side. If a deal is to go through, it could be completed in the next week, before City go on their preseason tour, at a cost likely to eclipse the £40m mark.

20.33 BST: Newcastle are willing to sell Moussa Sissoko for £20m, reports the Times, with sources telling the English publication that reports of a £35m price tag are "wide of the mark". Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are all reportedly interest in securing the signature of the France midfielder.

20.05 BST: Striker Antonio Sanabria appears to be Betis-bound, as MARCA report that the 20-year-old Paraguay international will join the Andalusian club from Roma. Sanabria spent last season on loan at Sporting Gijon in La Liga, where he scored 11 goals in 30 games.

19.28 BST: DONE DEAL West Ham have announced the signing of striker Ashley Fletcher, who joins the Hammers from Manchester United. The England U-20 spent the second half of last season on loan at Barnsley, where he scored nine goals in 27 appearances.

19.17 BST: DONE DEAL For the third straight season Juanfran Moreno will call Riazor home, as Deportivo de la Coruna completed a year-long loan deal with Watford for the 27-year-old winger.

18.51 BST: It looks like another Argentine will be making his way to MLS, but first with a pit stop in Liga MX. Reports from Argentina state that San Lorenzo striker Hector "Tito" Villalba will be transferred to Atlanta United at a cost of $2.5 million and will play the 2016 Liga MX Apertura at Tijuana before joining the new MLS franchise, which begins play in spring 2017. The 21-year-old Villalba already has over 100 games under his belt and was part of the San Lorenzo team that won the 2014 Copa Libertadores.

18.34 BST: Hull City manager Steve Bruce is keen on shoring up his midfield ahead of the 2016-17 season and tells the BBC that he is looking to add Tottenham's Ryan Mason, should Spurs agree to sell the 24-year-old. Mason made just eight league starts last season.

18.17 BST: After a strong Euro 2016 with the Azzurri, Emanuele Giaccherini appears to be heading back to Serie A permanently. Sky Sports Italia reports that the Italy striker has agreed to personal terms with Napoli and is expected to complete his transfer from Sunderland. Giaccherini spent last season on loan at Bologna.

18.11 BST: For the second time this season it looks like a former Mexico international will be joining an NASL team. Following in the footsteps of Gerardo Torrado, who joined Indy Eleven last month, Omar Bravo is set to join the Carolina Railhawks from Chivas Guadalajara, as originally reported by Fox Sports.

18.08 BST: Reports from Spain say that Barcelona will be announcing the signing of PSG left-back Lucas Digne in the next 48 hours. MARCA has confirmed TV3's report that Digne, who played on loan last season at Roma, will be signed and presented this week by the Catalans.

17.52 BST: DONE DEAL Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed the signing of Real Madrid centre-back Jesus Vallejo on a one-year loan. Real signed the 19-year-old last summer and immediately loaned him back to his youth club Real Zaragoza.

There's no buy option in the deal, which means he'll likely play for Real at some point in the future.

17.44 BST: DONE DEAL Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral will spend a third consecutive season out on loan, this time back in his native Spain with Granada. Toral played in 36 matches last season with Birmingham City and scored eight goals.

17.10 BST: Willian has signed a new long-term Chelsea contract ending any speculation about his future and giving a big boost to new manager Antonio Conte as he prepares to begin preseason work.

17.05 BST: Leicester, Hull and Watford target Hal Robson-Kanu is attracting interest from Chinese Super League sides Beijing Guoan and Jiangsu Sunning and Al Jazira Club from Abu Dhabi, Sky Sports claims. However, the Wales international has his heart set on a second crack at the Premier League after leaving Reading.

16.45 BST: Burnley are interested in signing Northern Ireland goalkeeper and free agent Michael McGovern after being impressed by his displays at Euro 2016. According to the Daily Mail, McGovern is mulling over offers after leaving Scottish side Hamilton this summer.

16.25 BST: Everton, Southampton and West Ham United are chasing Ecuador defender Arturo Mina, sources in South America have told ESPN FC. The Premier League trio have been alerted to Mina's talents after he impressed for both his club and national side over the last 12 months.

16.15 BST: Juventus have unveiled new signing Miralem Pjanic.

16.05 BST: Manchester City are close to completing a deal for Colombian forward Marlos Moreno. The 19-year-old is set to move to the Etihad from Colombian side Atletico Nacional in a deal worth a reported £8.23m and is expected to be sent out on loan to gain experience, with La Liga club Deportivo La Coruna a possible destination.

15.50 BST: Paul Pogba would be a "waste of money" for £100m and is not a "big star" yet, according to Emmanuel Petit. The former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder, who won 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 as a France player, said: "It's a waste of money for me. For £100m, I would buy [Luis] Suarez. Pogba has a great future, but it is too early."

15.30 BST: Good news for Southampton fans -- Ryan Bertrand has committed his long-term future to the club.

15.20 BST: Swansea are planning a £10m move for Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa with Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis, the Telegraph reports. The Argentinian featured regularly in the Foxes' Premier League title win last season but only started four games.

15.05 BST: Diego Costa is still a target for Atletico Madrid, but, according to Marca, Chelsea are not keen to sell one of their marquee stars as without Champions League football they would find it hard to replace him with a like-for-like talent.

14.45 BST: Middlesbrough want to sign Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas on loan for a third time, the Daily Mail reports. Kalas, 23, could be surplus to requirements under Antonio Conte and if that is the case Boro are ready to swoop for a player who helped them achieve promotion to the Premier League last season.

14.30 BST: Steve Bruce has confirmed Hull's interest in Wales international Hal Robson-Kanu who is a free agent after leaving Reading. Bruce told Sky Sports: "We're interested, we'd love to have the conversation with the guy. He's had a wonderful tournament but you don't buy somebody on the back of a tournament."

14.21 BST: Leicester are keen on signing Andreas Pereira from Manchester United, according to the Sun. Claudio Ranieri failed in an attempt to secure the Brazilian on loan in January but will now make a permanent bid to land the 20-year-old.

14.10 BST: Ryan Giggs' next move after leaving Manchester United has been revealed. He is off to take part in the inaugural Indian Premier Futsal League alongside Paul Scholes, Hernan Crespo, Deco and Ronaldinho.

13.55 BST: Peter Crouch is a target for Rafa Benitez at Newcastle, eleven years after signing him for Liverpool. The Mirror claims Crouch, 35, is out of favour at Stoke and could be tempted to drop down a division in order to play regular football.

13.40 BST: Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer is poised to join Huddersfield Town on loan, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC. Palmer, 19, is highly rated at Chelsea and the midfielder was named on the first team bench last season.

13.30 BST: Danny Drinkwater has been impressed with Leicester's new signings this summer. The Premier League champions have added Ron-Robert Zieler, Luis Hernandez, Nampalys Mendy, Raul Uche and Ahmed Musa to their squad.

"They're looking good; nice and sharp," Drinkwater told Foxes Player HD from Leicester's preseason training camp in Austria. "As a bunch of lads we make sure that every player who comes in here feels welcome and I'm sure they'll agree that it's a pretty easy squad to fit into. So hopefully they all fit together and start to impress."

13:15 BST: DONE DEAL Barcelona have completed the signing of Samuel Umtiti from Lyon for a fee of €25m. The France international defender will arrive at the club on Thursday before undergoing a medical the following day and signing a five-year contract.

[OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT]@FCBarcelona sign French defender @UmtitiSam

12.40 BST: Liverpool have taken Ecuadorian Mauricio Quinonez on trial, according to the South American's club. The 16-year-old is currently plying his trade for Independiente del Valle and he has come to the attention of Liverpool scouts after impressing in youth tournaments for Ecuador.

Mauri Rumbo a Alemania por invitación del Club Liverpool de Inglaterra #YoSoyIDV pic.twitter.com/iBWLYpO9Cm

12.25 BST: DONE DEAL Bradford have completed the signing of Colin Doyle from Blackpool for a reported fee of £1.

CONFIRMED | Goalkeeper Colin Doyle arrives on a two-year deal from @BlackpoolFC. #BCAFC pic.twitter.com/DosdfA4Kjo

12.15 BST: Cristiano Ronaldo has been backed to retire at Real Madrid by close friend Jose Semedo, a Sheffield Wednesday midfielder who came through the Sporting Lisbon youth system alongside him. Rumours of a Premier League return with Manchester United were unlikely, he told Talksport: "He really loves Real Madrid and I think he will retire there. He loves English football, but I think he will retire at Real Madrid."

12.00 BST: Graziano Pelle receives a heroes welcome upon his arrival in Shenzhen to join Shandong Luneng.

11.50 BST: A representative of Moussa Sissoko has spoken to Foot Mercato about the Newcastle midfielder's future, following reports of a £35m price tag being placed on the France international. The representative said: "We do not understand. It was agreed that Moussa would stay for one more season with Newcastle to help the team. Which he did the best he could. It has never been a question that there was a more elevated clause. The club has always said that they would let Moussa leave for between €18m to €25m maximum. We hope that Rafa Benitez and the president will be more reasonable about Moussa's future. He has always been loyal, he has always respected the club, the fans."

11.35 BST: More on Tottenham's new man

11.19 BST: DONE DEAL Tottenham have signed Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar on a contract until 2020. The 22-year-old scored 27 goals in 34 Eredivisie games last season and has scored three times in five appearances for Netherlands. Watch his video profile here.

11.15 BST: Reading are one of several Championship sides interested in John Swift after the midfielder left Chelsea on a free transfer, Get Reading reports. Swift has made three appearances for England Under-21s and was in the squad for the Toulon Tournament win this summer, while at Chelsea he was part of the side that won the FA Youth Cup in 2012 and the Under-21 Premier League in 2014.

11.05 BST: Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, has been speaking about his client's options this summer amid reported interest from Manchester United. He said: "Juve don't want to get rid of Pogba -- they want him to stay for a long time and they want to renew his contract." Raiola also hinted that United may not be the only club courting France international Pogba, adding: "The transfer market is open for a long time -- it closes in September. Between Raiola and all the clubs in the world there is a line open, not only with Manchester United."

10.55 BST: Marko Arnautovic only has a year left on his current Stoker contract, but there has been no interest in the player as of yet. Mark Hughes told the Stoke Sentinel: "No news on Marko, we are where we are. He's back in a couple of weeks and I don't anticipate that's going to change."

10.40 BST: DONE DEAL Swansea have signed Tyler Reid from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee. In a statement on Swansea's official website Reid said: "I am really looking forward to a fresh challenge and getting started. I see a good opportunity to play first team football with the development squad here."

DEVELOPMENT: #Swans sign defender Tyler Reid from @ManUtd on a 3-year deal.

10.25 BST: Celtic are considering making a third bid for Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair with an improved offer of £3m likely to be tabled, according to the Telegraph. Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo is keen to trim his squad with Brad Guzan, Jordan Ayew, Jordan Veretout and Idrissa Gueye also attracting interest.

10.15 BST: Christian Benteke's proposed move to Crystal Palace may not be as close as reported. The Liverpool striker's agent told Sky Sports there was "nothing in these" when asked about claims Benteke a move had been agreed and would be announced this week.

10.02 BST: West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has taken a hard line on rumours linking Dimitri Payet with a move away from the Hammers. He told the Daily Mail: "He's worth £100m, even at his age. But he's not for sale. Just because a big club wants him, tough luck. He's signed a contract. You take the rough and smooth of a contract. 'Sometimes clubs have got to be tough and stand up and say he's contracted to us, he's our player."

09.47 BST: Everton look set to miss out on Axel Witsel to Napoli, with the Serie A runners-up offering €22m plus an additional €3m in bonuses for the Belgian midfielder. Gazzetta dello Sport says Zenit Saint Petersburg are prepared to accept the offer and Witsel will sign a four-year contract worth €3.2m per year.

09.35 BST: Reece Oxford will be watched by Manchester United scouts while in action for England Under-19s against Holland on Friday. The Mirror reports Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Oxford, who can play as a defender or midfielder, and although the 17-year-old isn't top of United's list of priorities they are monitoring the situation.

09.22 BST: Thomas Vermaelen's two-year stay with Barcelona could shortly be coming to an end with West Ham interested in signing him. Gazzetta dello Sport reports the 30-year-old Belgium international is also a target for Liverpool, Inter Milan and AC Milan although Barca are not keen on selling.

09.10 BST: Villarreal, Inter and Juventus will rival Everton for the signature of Juan Mata, according to SuperDeporte. It looks like the 28-year-old is surplus to requirements at Manchester United following Jose Mourinho's arrival and will be moving on to pastures new in the not too distant future.

08.55 BST: DONE DEAL Former Newcastle Jets utility Joshua Brillante has sealed a return to the A-League, signing a three-year deal with Sydney FC. The Socceroo returns to Australia after stints in Italy with Fiorentina, Empoli and Como.

08.40 BST: A significant development from Spain -- AS is reporting that Real Madrid have decided to keep Alvaro Morata this season after bringing him back from Juventus.

08.33 BST: Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has told L'Equipe he is not worried by his £35 million price tag and hopes to secure a move "as early as possible."

08.00 BST: West Ham have joined Sunderland in making an enquiry about Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis. According to L'Equipe, however, the 30-year-old would prefer a loan move to Marseille.

07.44 BST: And, following on from the top story, France Football says Bastian Schweinsteiger could quit Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain. The magazine says that the 31-year-old German midfielder is not in the plans of United boss Jose Mourinho and could seek one more challenge in European football before considering a move to the United States.

Chelsea move to beat Shanghai SIPG to Kante

Less than 24 hours after France exited Euro 2016 in heartbreaking fashion, Chelsea have formalised their interest in N'Golo Kante, reports the Telegraph. With Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG already tabling a £35m bid, the West London outfit have been forced into negotiations quickly.

The French midfielder has a £20m release clause in his Leicester City contract, though Chelsea reportedly understand they will need to exceed that number in order to land the 25-year-old. Antonio Conte's side aren't expected to be forced to meet the Chinese outfit's bid to secure Kante's signature, it's been reported.

With Juventus, Manchester United and Arsenal all also reportedly interested, Chelsea could face a bidding war. However, Kante is said to prefer a move to Stamford Bridge.

Guardiola still keen on Sane switch

Manchester City and Schalke hope to conclude speculation about Leroy Sane's future, one way or the other, following the conclusion of Euro 2016. If a move to the Etihad happens, it would put pressure on Raheem Sterling to deliver and cast doubt on the future of Jesus Navas.

According to the Telegraph, Schalke value the 20-year-old at £40m, despite the fact he is yet to make 60 appearances for the Bundesliga club. Nevertheless, Pep Guardiola remains keen and is hoping the Germany international signals an intention to move in order to push through a deal.

Meanwhile, the report adds that Besiktas have made an enquiry about taking Vincent Kompany on loan, and City remain keen on Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, as competition for Joe Hart's No. 1 shirt.

Tap-ins

- The Mail reports that Tottenham are interested in signing Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle, but contrary to reports, they have not made an offer for Bayern Munich and Germany star Mario Gotze. Wijnaldum is keen to leave Newcastle just one year into a five-year contract, following their relegation from the Premier League, but the Magpies hope to make an £11m profit on a player they paid £14.5m for last summer -- something that has put Spurs off the move.

- Liverpool could hand Alex Manninger a one-year deal after inviting the former Arsenal goalkeeper to train with the club. The Sun writes that Jurgen Klopp likes the idea of the 39-year-old Austrian -- who has played in Germany, Spain and Italy, as well as in the Premier League -- acting as a mentor figure to younger players in the squad.

- Former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell is set to drop into the Championship with Wolves after leaving Old Trafford on a free transfer earlier this summer, the Mail reports. The 22-year-old is also a target for Bristol City and Premier League new boys Hull. Powell was signed for United by Sir Alex Ferguson but only went on to make nine senior appearances in four seasons.