Chelsea to offer Everton £65m, Loic Remy to seal Romelu Lukaku return

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TOP STORY: Chelsea to launch mega bid for Lukaku

Chelsea are ready to offer a massive £65 million bid to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, according to the Mail. The Blues will also throw Loic Remy into the mix, though the Mail reports that the Toffees still intend to hold out for £75m.

Belgium international Lukaku's fine goal-scoring record in England, combined with Diego Costa's reported desire for a move back to Atletico Madrid, means the Blues are determined to bring the 23-year-old back to Stamford Bridge.


22.59 BST: And another fun-filled day of live transfer news comes to an end here on ESPNFC.com. Never fear, we'll be back with all the latest news from tomorrow's back pages in our paper round shortly and do the whole live thing all over again on Thursday.

22.48 BST: And one last bit of news out of Major League Soccer to wind down our live Transfer Talk blog for the day, as the San Jose Earthquakes announced the club have acquired El Salvador national team captain Darwin Ceren from Orlando City SC.

22.25 BST: New Manchester United signing Eric Bailly took to Twitter to express his delight at playing in his first match at Old Trafford. Unfortunately for Bailly and United, the testimonial for club legend Wayne Rooney against Everton ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw.

21.51 BST: ESPN FC's Brian McBride assesses the latest transfer rumours regarding possible moves for Romelu Lukaku and Julian Draxler. WATCH.

21.26 BST: A bit of managerial news here as Belgium have announced that former Everton boss Roberto Martinez will be their national team's new manager. The Spaniard takes over for Marc Wilmots, who left the team after a disappointing quarterfinal exit from Euro 2016.

21.02 BST: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that the club are going to sign one more player and they have "plenty of time to do that," but he is hoping to complete a deal before the Premier League season starts in under a fortnight. The Portuguese wouldn't comment on whether that player would be Paul Pogba, saying he did not like to talk about other club's players.

20.35 BST: Newly-minted MLS player Alejandro Bedoya has released a statement on Twitter about his decision to leave Nantes and join the Philadelphia Union. Details of the move here.

20.24 BST: Reading the tea leaves here a bit, but Bastian Schweinsteiger, Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira and Paddy McNair have all been left out of the Manchester United team for Wayne Rooney's testimonial. Those four players have also been widely rumoured to be on their way out of Jose Mourinho's team.

20.06 BST: The Watford Observer reports that Watford are on the verge of completing a deal for Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra.

19.44 BST: Time for another DONE DEAL, this time involving Tottenham...

That's statuesque defender Federico Fazio ending his miserable, brief spell in the Premier League and joining AS Roma on a permanent deal. The former Sevilla defender never settled in England and spent some of 2015-16 on loan at his former club but now, his future looks much brighter. The reported loan fee of €1.2m is augmented by a buy option next summer for just €3.2m.

19.24 BST: Hull City have rejected a second bid by Middlesbrough for young defender Harry Maguire. Both teams are preparing for life back in the Premier League having secured promotion last season, but the Tigers aren't willing to help out another side in the same boat.

'Boro reportedly offered £4m for the 23-year-old centre-half but after a firm rebuttal, they've come back with a bid of £5m, according to Sky Sports sources.

19.03 BST: Time for a DONE DEAL out of Ligue 1 as Bordeaux confirm the signing of PSG prospect Youssuf Sabaly on a season-long loan.

Sabaly, 23, was at Nantes last season but will continue to learn from his former boss Jocelyn Gourvennec, who took the job as FCGB manager this summer.

18.40 BST: Here's a move from the Championship.

And there it is.

18.17 BST: We have a DONE DEAL in Serie A as Antonio Candreva's move to Inter Milan is confirmed by the club.

Candreva, 29, signed a four-year deal with the Nerazzurri off the back of four productive seasons with Lazio.

17.43 BST: DONE DEAL Over to Scotland now, where FC Oshdod goalkeeper Ofir Marciano has moved to Hibernian on loan:

17.18 BST: Wolfsburg have reiterated that they do not intend to sell midfielder Julian Draxler during the summer transfer window. Germany international told Bild on Tuesday that he wanted to join a top international club and said made his intention clear following Euro 2016.

But Wolfsburg said they wanted "to make it absolutely clear that at no time did those responsible at the club make either written nor oral commitments on the transfer of Julian Draxler within the current transfer period, which is due to end on August 31st, 2016."

A club statement added: "This is reiterated by a contractual release clause agreed upon with Julian Draxler and his management, which does not come into effect until summer 2017. VfL Wolfsburg will not be selling Julian Draxler during the course of the current transfer period."

17.15 BST: DONE DEAL This morning, he was having a medical -- this afternoon, he has signed for Newcastle United.

Hull midfielder Mohamed Diame has become the eighth arrival of the summer for Magpies boss Rafa Benitez and has agrred a three-year contract.

17.03 BST: DONE DEAL Another one from League One -- Oldham Athletic bring in Kidderminster midfielder Ousmane Fane:

16.46 BST: DONE DEAL League One Southend United have signed former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger on a season-long deal, with the option to extend by a year, after he played for them in a trial spell.

16.20 BST: DONE DEAL U.S. international midfielder Alejandro Bedoya has signed for Major League Soccer club Philadelphia Union, his former club Nantes have confirmed.

With the Chicago Fire holding the top spot in the league's allocation order for returning MLS players and select U.S. internationals -- and also having an interest in signing Bedoya -- Union acquired the player's rights via a sign-and-trade with Fire.

16.00 BST: DONE DEAL Manchester City have confirmed the arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras:

15.30 BST: Wojciech Szczesny is set to undergo a medical with Roma and is likely to make his loan move from Arsenal permanent within the next 24 hours, Sky Sports reports, with the fee likely to be around £13m.

15.25 BST: DONE DEAL A few done deals are coming in now -- here's one from League One:

15.20 BST: DONE DEAL Nottingham Forest have signed Olympiacos midfielder Pajtim Kasami on a one-year loan deal. The Switzerland international, who joined Olympiacos from Fulham in 2014, is the seventh summer arrival at the City Ground.

15.03 BST: DONE DEAL Newcastle United have completed the signing of defender Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa:

Clark has signed a five-year contract, moving for an undisclosed fee -- although the BBC reported it as being a little over £5m -- and told the club's official website: "Newcastle is a massive club, so I'm really happy to be here.

"Importantly, it is a club that is moving in the right direction and pushing for the right things, so I'm really excited to now be a part of that."

14.36 BST: Stoke City have agreed a fee for the signing of defender Ryan Sweeney from AFC Wimbledon, Sky Sports reports. Sweeney, who helped the Dons win promotion to League One in last season's playoffs, would cosy £250,000.

14.30 BST: Meanwhile, here's something that won't be happening:

14.25 BST: Norwich's move for Alex Pritchard looks to be heading toward completion:

14.03 BST: DONE DEAL Leicester have completed the signing of Poland winger Bartosz Kapustka. Story here.

13.49 BST DONE DEAL Dutch defender Timo Letschert has joined Serie A side Sassuolo from Utrecht:

13.37 BST: Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has said he is staying with the Serie A club no matter what happens over the next few weeks.

Nainggolan has been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs, and speculation surrounding his future would only rise were the Giallorossi to fail to qualify for the Champions League group stage.

But he said: "I chose to stay, to remain here. Nothing will change, not even the outcome of the playoff. I'm definitely staying with Roma even without the Champions League."

13.23 BST DONE DEAL Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has completed a permanent move to Serie A club Roma.

Salah makes the move after a successful loan spell at Roma last season, in which he helped the club to third place in the table.

13.07 BST: It's presentation time at Sevilla:

13.01 BST: Sky Sports reports that Steven Pienaar is training with Sunderland and could link up with his former Everton manager David Moyes. The 34-year-old is without a club after leaving Goodison Park.

12.40 BST: West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has not given up hope of signing Martin Olsson from Norwich City, telling reporters that bringing in cover for the injured Aaron Cresswell remains "a priority."

12.30 BST: Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini says the club's summer signings have ensured the players will maintain their hunger for success.

Italy international Chiellini returned to preseason training on Tuesday as he prepared to work alongside new arrivals Gonzalo Higuain, Dani Alves, Miralem Pjanic, Marko Pjaca and Medhi Benatia.

"The club have certainly given us a big boost over the summer," he said on Juve's official website.

12.15 BST: Swansea haven't had a whole load of good news this summer, but here's some courtesy of Nathan Dyer:

12.06 BST: A little more on Everton's squad numbers -- and, more to the point, on those who have not been give a number...

11.45 BST: Norwich City could pip Brighton to the post in the race to sign Tottenham midfielder Alex Pritchard, the Brighton Argus is reporting.

The Argus says the Seagulls had agreed a fee and personal terms for the 23-year-old but claims the deal "has been undone by an apparent last-ditch illegal approach for the attacking midfielder."

11.32 BST: Sky Sports reports that Hull midfielder Mohamed Diame is having a medical ahead of a £4.5m move to Newcastle.

11.23 BST DONE DEAL Spanish defender Coke has joined Schalke from Sevilla on a three-year deal for a reported £4.2m, with the Bundesliga club tweeting confirmation of the move.

10.57 BST: West Ham United have lined up a move for Inter Milan defender Davide Santon to solve their full-back problems, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Santon has flown into England for talks with West Ham and to undergo a medical. The Hammers are in the market for a new left-back after losing Aaron Cresswell for four months with a serious knee injury.

10.48 BST: Everton manager Ronald Koeman appears to have signalled his intentions regarding his squad after five players were not given a shirt number for the forthcoming season, the Press Association reports.

Strikers Oumar Niasse, Conor McAleny and Leandro Rodriguez, winger Aiden McGeady and defender Luke Garbutt were all left out of the initial allocation confirmed by the club.

10.40 BST: Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch has said he will not tolerate bad behaviour from midfielder Dani Parejo, who was banished from training for apparently trying to force through a move to Sevilla.

Sevilla have reportedly offered around €10 million for Parejo, but Valencia do not want to sell him to a direct rival.

10.30 BST: Pastures new for Real Betis midfielder Rafael van der Vaart?

10.20 BST: Antonio Conte has hinted that defender Matt Miazga could leave Chelsea this summer in search of first-team football to aid his development.

Miazga, 21, faces competition from John Terry, Gary Cahill, Kurt Zouma and Branislav Ivanovic for a place in the centre of Chelsea's defence, and Conte said: "I think in this moment it is good if he plays to improve, to go and get experience to improve. You can improve only if you play."

10.10 BST: Gabriel Jesus is set to sign for Manchester City player from Palmeiras in the next 24 hours, Sky Sports has reported.

The 19-year old striker, who had also interested Barcelona, will finish the season in Brazil before joining City in the winter, Sky says.

10.00 BST: The BBC reports that Newcastle are set to wrap up a move for Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark for a fee of just over £5m. Newcastle triggered a clause in Clark's contract, enabling Rafa Benitez to bring another new face to St James' Park.

09.50 BST: Antonio Candreva has arrived in Milan for a medical ahead of a move from Lazio to Inter Milan.

Talking to reporters at the city's Linate airport, Candreva spoke of the "fantastic emotion" of joining the Nerazzurri.

"Now I'm going to do the medical and then I'll sign my contract," he said on his way out of the airport. "Forza Inter -- see you soon."

09.35 BST: Fulham have accepted a bid from Championship rivals Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack.

Villa have reportedly offered £12 million for Scotland international McCormack, who had also been linked with Norwich City.

A Fulham statement read: "The Club can confirm that a bid has been accepted from Aston Villa for Ross McCormack. Further details will be announced in due course."

09.21 BST: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is considering moving back into the transfer market to bring in cover as injuries within his squad build up.

09.05 BST: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Jese Rodriguez could soon join Paris Saint-Germain, but said the young attacker may return to the Bernabeu next summer.

08.39 BST: Anderlecht captain Steven Defour could leave Belgium because of the abuse he has received from a minority of the club's fans, according to his agent.

08.20 BST: Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, who has been linked with Arsenal in recent days, could be targeted by AC Milan, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

08.04 BST: Lille president Michel Seydoux has confirmed that attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal can leave the club this month if a suitable offer comes in.

07.50 BST: Santos forward Gabriel "Gabigol" Barbosa would be open to joining Inter Milan or Juventus, according to the player's agent.

07.30 BST: Good morning, one and all. Let's begin with everyone's favourite transfer saga: Paul Pogba to Manchester United. AS reports that the deal will be completed today, with the France international signing a five-year contract. Watch this space.

Paper talk: Milan to present enticing Cuadrado offer

Juan Cuadrado is back with Chelsea at training, but the Colombian seems to have come to the realisation, after a season on loan with Juventus, that home is Serie A and that's where he'll play his best football.

The Evening Standard suggests AC Milan are ready to offer £8.4m for a season-long loan, with a further £15.1m coming a year later.

Swansea reject Everton bid for captain

Much of the talk on Tuesday centred on the deal Everton were about to strike for Ashley Williams of Swansea. The Swans have turned down the Toffees' £10m bid, according to the Star and plenty other outlets.

Whether Everton see Williams as a replacement for John Stones or added competition remains to be seen, but with Manchester City ready to splash up to £50m on England centre-back Stones, Swansea will want more than one-fifth of that sum.

Southampton ready to land Belgian maestro

Southampton are looking to spend £6m on Belgian midfielder Steven Defour to save him from his Anderlecht nightmare, reports the Sun.

The report suggests manager Claude Puel will reach out to Defour, who has been rejected by his own fans since joining from Porto in 2014 due to his previous allegiance to bitter rivals Standard Liege.

With almost 50 caps for Belgium, Defour's experience would be vital for the Saints and could go some way to replacing Victor Wanyama, who was sold to Spurs this summer.


- Swansea are ready to hand their fans a double boost. After knocking back Everton's bid for Williams, they are ready to land Spain striker Fernando Llorente and Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa, according to the Mirror.

Manager Francesco Guidolin wants to upgrade his attack after letting Bafetimbi Gomis join Marseille on loan and sees the Sevilla striker and the Foxes target man as ideal candidates.

- David Moyes is ready to make his first signing as Sunderland boss by bringing Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida to the Stadium of Light, reports the Mirror. A fee of £5m will reportedly be enough to take the Croatian to the north-east, with Moyes attracted by his versatility.