West Ham have made a €35m bid for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.
Batshuayi is one of the more sought after strikers this summer and West Ham have the money now that they've moved to their new stadium. The new home comes with big expectations, and Batshuayi would be a perfect fit striker-hungry West Ham. Andy Carroll would likely be a second stringer if the move went through, while Diafra Sakho would likely leave.
Ronald Koeman has already started exploring the option of bringing Maarten Stekelenburg or Fraser Forster to Everton.
Koeman only has Joel Robles between the posts right now and it's his one of his top priorities to land a goalkeeper this summer. Fraser Forster would be an automatic starter at Everton, while Stekelenburg will likely be deployed as a backup. Koeman has the money to make both of them a reality, it's just going to come down to a matter of importance as to which position to wants to spend up at.
Southampton are set to join the race for Saido Berahino after selling Sadio Mane to Liverpool.
Berahino is reportedly on the market and Stoke City have been discussed as the top destination for the 22-year-old English player. Southampton will now join the sweepstakes and try to pry the youngster away. He would be a great addition to already signed Nathan Redmond and could play alongside Graziano Pelle.
In the club's biggest move under Jurgen Klopp Liverpool officially confirmed the signing of Southampton winger Sadio Mane on Tuesday.
Mane becomes the third signing this summer after Loris Karius and Joel Matip but is clearly the heaviest-hitting move of the English transfer market in a £30 million transfer with add-ons that could make the fee as high as £36 million. In true Liverpool fashion, the Reds refused to give any details of the contract other than that it is a long-term deal. Said Mane: Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It’s a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history. Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my teammates and starting the season."
West Bromwich Albion has secured one of its rising stars in Jonathan Leko to a new three-year contract through summer of 2019.
The 17-year-old became the first player born in 1999 to make his debut in the English top flight last year after starting against West Ham toward the end of the past season at 16 years old. Leko had previously made his first-team debut in the League Cup in September, but impressed with his pace and poise on the wing in a couple of starts at the end of the year. The winger was named as the 2015/16 Young Player of the Year at West Brom. Meanwhile, 18-year-old midfielder Sam Field is also in line for a contract extension this summer.
Ashley Williams is expected to be available to face Belgium in one of the biggest games in Wales national team history.
The Swansea City captain went down with a shoulder injury after colliding with Jonny Williams against Northern Ireland, but manager Chris Coleman said he expects the defender to be fit for the quarterfinals: "We think it was when he fell and landed on his hand with a straight arm which had an impact on his shoulder," Coleman said. "But he is okay. Ashley will be fine. It sounds better actually, that he would play with a dislocated shoulder - and he would if we let him. But it was not...'I would not say he was a worry or a doubt, but we know we have to look after him. I would be surprised if he does not make the game.''
Liverpool are expected to announce the signing of Senegalese star Sadio Mane today after agreeing a £30million move from managerless Southampton.
Following extended negotiations and the signing of Nathan Redmond from Norwich, Mane has been granted a move to Anfield in a deal which could ultimately be worth up-to £36million. Mane was pictured having his medical on Monday and becomes the third high profile departure from St Marys joining Victor Wanyama [Tottenham] and Ronald Koeman [Everton] as the south coast side once again proves itself to be a hive of summer transfer activity. Mane arrives off the back of another solid season [11-goals and six assists], if not, frustratingly inconsistent on occasions to become the fourth addition to the Liverpool squad. Mane is the fifth Southampton player to arrive on Merseyside within the past two-seasons following in the footsteps of Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert.
The latest reports suggest Crystal Palace have triggered a release clause for Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend with the 24-year-old reportedly considering a move to Selhurst Park.
Townsend arrived at St. James’ Park in January for a fee believed to be in the region of £12million from Tottenham and was one of the few bright spots for a United side which dropped down to the second tier of English football. Scoring four times from 12 starts, Townsend created 26 chances and provided two assists – performances which almost earned him a place at Euro 2016. Earlier this month Townsend was said to have met with Rafa Benitez to discuss a new and improved deal, in return for the removal of his trigger clause, but his time Tyneside could now be coming to an end. The Guardian claim Palace are targeting up-to three players including Belgium and Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi after Marouane Chamakh and Emmanuel Adebayor were released.