Premier League clubs have already started their pre-season preparations, but transfers are sure to play just as big a part as friendlies in the coming weeks.
Rumour Mill: our round-up of football gossip, rumours and speculation
In today’s gossip round up, we’ve got big news on the transfer plans of Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea, who are all under pressure to improve on last season’s efforts.
Here’s the latest on who could be coming in…
Manchester United given Paul Pogba deadline – report
Manchester United have been given until the end of the month to complete the signing of Juventus star Paul Pogba.
The 23-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola is keen to have his client’s future wrapped up before the start of the new season.
Pogba has been strongly linked with a £100m move to Old Trafford after his sensational form in Serie A, but the Red Devils are now under pressure to get the deal done.
Arsenal to hijack move for Carlos Bacca – report
Arsenal are reportedly ready to hijack West Ham’s move for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.
The Gunners could do with an upgrade on Olivier Giroud up front, and Bacca is the latest big name to come on to their radar.
Arsenal were snubbed by Jamie Vardy earlier in the summer, and now believe Bacca may be their most realistic target.
Chelsea will double Kostas Manolas’ wages – report
Chelsea are in a transfer battle with Arsenal to sign AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas.
According to reports, both clubs are ready to double the Greece international’s wages if he leaves the Stadio Olimpico.
Chelsea look to have failed in their pursuit of Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, so may now have made Manolas their prime target at the back.