8.30am: Manchester United have told Gareth Bale he’ll have to ask to leave Real Madrid if he wants to complete an Old Trafford switch.
NBC Sports reporter Pilib De Brun wrote on Twitter: “Matic told Chelsea he’d refuse to play & go public if he wasn’t allowed to leave.
“Utd telling Bale to ask to leave & they’ll move for him.”
8am: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has set his sights on Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.
At least that’s what transfer rumour specialists Don Balon have claimed amid speculation the Blues may lose Eden Hazard to Barcelona.
Hazard has been linked with Real Madrid, but with Neymar looking set to leave Barca for PSG, the Nou Camp club are on the lookout for potential replacements.
Tuesday, August 1
10.40pm: Alvaro Morata didn’t want to join Tottenham and fight for his place with Harry Kane.
Pochettino said: “Morata talked about myself in the media. He said: ‘Mauricio called me’. That was from the beginning, two years ago or more.
“He said to me: ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’
“You know, if you go to try to sign a striker, they will say: ‘Eh gaffer, you want me for what? To be on the bench?’
“Because it’s Harry Kane, I can’t compete with Harry Kane’ or Hugo Lloris or different players.”
10.10pm: Dharmesh Sheth has given an update on Thomas Lemar’s proposed move to Arsenal.
“Now it still could be pretty busy at Arsenal with regard to big name arrivals at the Emirates,” he said on Sky Sports.
“We’ve talked about so many players who could potentially be leaving Arsenal but the name Thomas Lemar will not go away.
“Arsenal remain interested in the Monaco winger despite Monaco’s insistence the player is not for sale.
“Arsenal have had two bids rejected already, the latest being £40m.”