The Copa America and Euro 2020 are over, and the summer transfer window has opened. This leaves Europe's largest clubs free to make a splash on the market. You can find all the official deals and gossip here.
TOP STORY: Man City, Villa 25m apart over Grealish move
Manchester City is expected to make a 75million move to sign Jack Grealish, Aston Villa's talisman, but Grealish's club want 100m, according The Daily Mail.
City will offer add-ons but Villa wants their star man to remain. Therefore, it is recommended that City raise their bid by 25m to be eligible for the Premier League side.
Villa will offer Villa a 150,000-per-week contract to the midfielder in an effort to persuade him to stay.
Villa's reservations are not a problem for City, however, City manager Pep Guardiola hopes that a deal will be reached quickly for the 25-year old.
The report also suggests that the Premier League champions are still interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane for as high as 150m.
City have already made more than 30 million from the offloading of fringe players such as Angelino, Jack Harrison, and Lukas Nyecha. The salaries of Sergio Aguero (and Eric Garcia) are also gone after they were transferred to Barcelona for free. To make more money, Bernardo Silva, the midfielder could leave.
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08.34 BST. Eric Bailly will seek clarification about his future at Manchester United following a deal with Real Madrid to sign Raphael Varane's contract, ESPN sources said.
Varane will make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's senior squad seven centre-backs. Sources tell ESPN that Bailly is particularly concerned about his first team chances.
Negotiations with the club were dominated by playing time. The Ivory Coast international signed a new long-term deal in April. Bailly has been signed to United for a period of 2024, with an option to extend his contract by one year.
08.00 BST: Manchester United has confirmed that they have reached a deal for Raphael Varane with Real Madrid
United will pay an initial 41m to the defender, with 8.2m additional. Madrid has agreed to pay a solidarity payment to Varane's former club Lens.
According to the club, a statement was released saying: "Manchester United is pleased to announce that Real Madrid has agreed to transfer Raphael Varane (French international defender, World Cup winner), subject to finalising medical and player terms."
After passing his medical, the 28 year-old will be signed a four-year contract. There is also the possibility of an additional one.
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis
Eurosport reports that Manchester United's midfielder Paul Pogba could be allowed to choose his future until 2022, according to Eurosport. Pogba is resigning from his contract with France. Paris Saint-Germain has offered the Red Devils approximately 45 million, but Pogba prefers to keep his options open. The 28-year old's dream to play for Real Madrid is part of the reason why he decided to not commit to any other club. He knows that if he does, it could affect his chances of ever joining Los Blancos.
Calciomercato reports that Internazionale is in negotiations with Cagliari about a loan move to Nahitan Nandez. Cagliari would prefer a loan of 5m, but Inter wants to move the 24-year old for free and with the right to make it permanent. Cagliari want Martin Satriano signed for a lower fee than Nandez if he joins Inter initially for free. Inter have responded to their request by offering a substantial portion of the fee if Nandez moves on permanently.
Jose Mourinho left the door open for Alessandro Florenzi, who spent last season on loan at Paris Saint-Germain. However, the right-back is keen to leave AS Roma. According to the report, Florenzi is unhappy with the club and wants to leave. This even though Paulo Fonseca has left. Sevilla and Atalanta have shown interest in Florenzi, but no one is willing to sign him at this time.
Fiorentina is on the hunt for a central midfielder. Corriere della Sport has listed the three they are interested in, including: Inter's Stefano Sensi; Arsenal's Lucas Torreira; and Cologne's Ellyes Skiri.
Fabrizio Romano reported that Nemanja Radonjic would like to return to Hertha Berlin. The Marseille man was on loan to the Bundesliga outfit last season, and negotiations are ongoing between both clubs to reach an agreement.