Latest Premier League rumours,
The 2020/21 campaign begins on September 12, however Marcelo Biesa has until October 5 to strengthen his Whites squad.
As always, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the top-flight – so scroll and click through the pages to see the latest news and gossip from around the web:
Brighton and Hove Albion (6/1) are second favourites behind Tottenham (5/1) to sign Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles. (Sky Bet) Burnley want to sign Joe Worrall, however Nottingham Forest’s £10m asking price is currently putting the Clarets off. (The Sun) West Bromwich Albion are in talks with Sheffield United over a possible swap deal involving Callum Robinson and Oliver Burke. (Express & Star) Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Thiago Silva after he officially become a free agent following Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League defeat. (Sky Sports) Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes has agreed a five-year deal with Arsenal and will fly to London on Monday to complete a move worth up to £27m. (The Guardian) Manchester United have submitted an opening offer of £27m for Juventus winger Douglas Costa. (Corriere dello Sport) Liverpool are in advanced talks with Fluminense’s 17-year-old goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga. (@NicoSchira via Liverpool Echo) Newcastle United have made a £4m bid for PAOK FC’s Greek left-back Dimitris Giannoulis. Saint-Etienne and Marseille could also table an offer. (@ManuLonjon) Steve Bruce’s Magpies are weighing up an offer for Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie, who is valued at £20m. (Daily Mail) Mike Ashley is considering issuing a statement, reiterating his intention to sell Newcastle and brand would-be buyers as “time-wasters.” (Daily Star) Leeds United are preparing an opening bid of £22.5m for Valencia forward Rodrigo with the La Liga club open to offers. (AS via Sports Witness) Leeds have shown an interest in re-signing £9m-rated Ronaldo Vieira from Sampdoria, as have West Ham, Everton, Burnley, Leicester and Southampton. (Il Secolo XIX) The Whites are preparing a £15m swoop to re-sign boyhood fan Lewis Cook from Bournemouth. (Daily Star)