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SIMON JONES: Everton insist that prospective United target Seamus Coleman is not for sale, though that could depend on the scale of bid should United follow up their interest.

United had been discussing Monaco right-back Fabinho but Manchester City have now moved into the race for the 21-year-old Brazilian.

Everton insist prospective Manchester United target Coleman is not for sale, despite interest

KIERAN GILL: Petr Cech has been unveiled by Arsenal after Arsene Wenger finally made his long-term target their first summer signing for £11million from Chelsea.

The Czech Republic goalkeeper passed his medical at Arsenal on Friday morning after Sportsmail revealed he had agreed to sign for Chelsea’s rivals on Wednesday.

Cech moves to north London on a three-year contract, understood to be worth about £100,000 per week, and could make his debut against his former club on August 2 in the Community Shield.

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Petr Cech has joined Arsenal on a long-term contract, the club have now confirmed

SIMON JONES: Manchester United are considering a second bid for Sergio Ramos.

United’s opening proposal was £28.3million, one that was considered a fair offer taking into account Ramos’ age, 29, and the fact the player has two years left on contract.

Madrid rejected that bid and Ramos is now on holiday in the USA. He has held talks with Florentino Perez and told the club president that he was unhappy and there is concern he has the personality to see out his threats and push for the move to Old Trafford.

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Manchester United are set to make a second bid for Real Madrid central defender Sergio Ramos

OLIVER TODD: Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Tottenham midfielder Paulinho for £9.8million, with the Brazilian putting pen to paper on a four-year contract.

Paulinho departs White Hart Lane as the first big name out of the door in Mauricio Pochettino’s summer clear-out. He will link up with former Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari in China. 

The 26-year-old struggled to make a continued impact on the Barclays Premier League since signing for Spurs from Corinthians in a £17m deal two years ago.

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Tottenham midfielder Paulinho (right) has joined Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande

ADAM SMITH: With two of their biggest stars preparing to leave, Massimiliano Allegri is already planning for the future as he revealed his admiration for Isco and Oscar.

The Juventus boss is preparing for a total reshuffle of his squad with Carlos Tevez signing for Boca Juniors and Andrea Pirlo poised for New York City.

Allegri has admitted that the Real Madrid and Chelsea stars are players he has his eye on.

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Chelsea midfielder Oscar (right) has attracted the attention of Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri

LUKE AUGUSTUS: Iker Casillas is open to interest from Serie A side Roma with his Real Madrid future in doubt, according to the goalkeeper’s agent.

Casillas’ time at the Santiago Bernabeu appears to be coming to an end this summer, with Manchester United No 1 David de Gea heavily linked with a move to the Spanish giants as his replacement.

One potential destination for Casillas, if he did leave, could be Roma with reports in Italy suggesting that the Serie A runners-up are considering a bid for the 34-year-old.

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Iker Casillas is ‘flattered’ by speculation linking him with a move to Roma from Real Madrid, claims his agent

JOHN DOWNES: Barcelona’s current president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes Barcelona must continue to invest big on players in the transfer market if they are to stave off competition from Real Madrid.

Bartomeu, who is running for re-election this summer, is desperate to add to the club’s solitary summer signing of Sevilla winger Aleix Vidal in order to stay ahead of Rafael Benitez’s team in all competitions.

Manager Luis Enrique’s Blaugrana completed a groundbreaking treble last season, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and Champions League.

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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the club needs to continue investing in players

Sunderland hope to complete the signing of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates later this week.

The Black Cats are close to tying up a £2million deal for the 24-year-old Uruguay international, who had a loan spell at the Stadium of Light last season.

It is understood that talks are ongoing and that the club is hopeful of reaching a successful conclusion within days.

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Sebastian Coates spent last season on loan at Sunderland and impressed in the latter part of the campaign

Aston Villa have confirmed the appointment of Ray Wilkins as assistant to manager Tim Sherwood.

The 58-year-old, who announced his impending arrival in a television interview last week, will start work immediately.

Sherwood said: ‘I’m really pleased to bring Ray on board. He has a fantastic knowledge of the game and I’m looking forward to working with him.’

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Ray Wilkins has been confirmed as Aston Villa’s new assistant manager by the club

ADAM SMITH: Paul McGrath believes that Seamus Coleman would be an excellent addition to the Manchester United squad – if they manage to persuade Everton to sell.

The full back is a long-term target for Louis van Gaal’s side but he won’t be let go on the cheap after signing a new five-year deal back in 2014.

McGrath, who played 163 games for United, thinks they’d be getting a top class player if they can agree a deal.

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Paul McGrath believes Coleman would be an excellent signing for Manchester United

SAMI MOKBEL: Chelsea look set to snap up exciting Brazilian teenager Kenedy for a fee of £6million from Fluminense this week. 

The forward is a huge talent and the Blues are confident they can avoid any problems with securing a work permit as they look to add to the Brazil contingent already at Stamford Bridge.

Here, Sportsmail tells you all you need to know about the 19-year-old.

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Brazilian forward Kenedy is set to seal a £6million move from Fluminense to Chelsea this week

NICHOLAS GODDEN AND ROB DRAPER: Morgan Schneiderlin has returned to Southampton to begin pre-season training despite the France midfielder being poised to join Premier League rivals Manchester United for £25million.

The 25-year-old was pictured arriving at Saints’ Staplewood training ground alongside summer signing Maarten Stekelenburg on Monday even though he is set to quit the club.

The Southampton squad have arrived back early in preparation for their Europa League campaign, which they will enter at the third qualifying stage at the end of July.

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Morgan Schneiderlin returned to pre-season training with Southampton on Monday

Arsenal have been linked to Juventus and Chile’s all-action midfielder Arturo Vidal, with reports emerging from Italy that the deal is all but done. 

Vidal has been one of the players of the tournament at the Copa America this summer, after helping Juve to the Champions League final.

But do Arsenal need another central midfielder? Arsenal fan Lee Hurley of blog Daily Cannon tells us whether he would like to see Vidal at the Emirates Stadium.

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Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has been linked with a summer move to Arsenal

NICHOLAS GODDEN: Brazil international Douglas Costa has admitted that talks between Bayern Munich and Shakhtar Donetsk have taken place but denied an agreement for his transfer had already been reached.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder, who can play through the middle or on either wing, has been representing his country at the Copa America and is set to sort out his future following Brazil’s exit.

Douglas has been linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea but reports in Germany last week claimed that a £25million deal had been struck for him to sign for Bundesliga champions Bayern.

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Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa (left) has confirmed that talks have taken place with Bayern Munich

MIKE KEEGAN: Manchester United are undoubtedly the Premier League’s most successful side of all time, with 13 titles in the 23 years since the league was formed.

While much of that success has been built on the production of talent from their academy, it has been complemented by a range of superb signings.

Not all investments come off of course, and among the brilliant purchases there have also been a fair few duds.

Sportsmail takes a look at the 10 best, and 10 worst, United signings of the Premier League era.

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Unsurprisingly, Manchester United legend Eric Cantona (right) features on this list as a best buy

ADAM SHERGOLD: Given the flurry of deals already done and the constant grinding of the rumour mill, it will come as a surprise to many that the transfer window isn’t even open yet.

The official start to the summer’s wheeling and dealing is at 12am on Wednesday (July 1), meaning all the paperwork can then be properly completed and submitted to the authorities.

The window will remain open until the earlier time of 6pm on Tuesday September 1 when it will ‘slam shut’ amid the hurly-burly of deadline day.

This hasn’t stopped the Premier League’s leading lights trying to gain a head-start in the negotiations however.

And so, as we approach the start of the transfer window, we take a look at the deals already done, those in progress and the others likely to happen for the big six clubs.

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Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino is the biggest buy of the summer so far after joining Liverpool for £29m

OLIVER TODD: Vitesse head coach Peter Bosz has admitted he wanted to get Ruben Loftus-Cheek to move to Holland on loan, but that his growing first-team influence at Chelsea has made a move ‘impossible’.

Loftus-Cheek was criticised for a lack of effort in a post-season friendly against Melbourne by manager Jose Mourinho, but the Portuguese coach still sees the 19-year-old having a key role in his squad next season.

Fellow Blues youth product Lewis Baker made the loan move to Arnhem last week in the latest in a string of link-ups between the two clubs but a move for Loftus-Cheek was clearly off the table.

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Vitesse head coach Peter Bosz has admitted he wanted Ruben Loftus-Cheek (left) on loan but the moved failed

SAM CUNNINGHAM: Seamus Coleman has been placed at the top of Manchester United’s transfer target list to find a new right back.

Louis van Gaal is searching for a right back and is considering an offer for the the Everton full back.

United would be expected to pay at least £15million for Coleman, who only signed a five-year contract at the Merseyside club last year to take him up until 2019.

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Manchester United have made Everton defender Seamus Coleman (right) their top right back target this summer

MATT WOOSNAM: Peter Schmeichel has urged Manchester United to fight as hard as they can to keep David de Gea at Old Trafford.  

De Gea has been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester to join Spanish giants Real Madrid, and he only has one year left on his contract. 

Former United goalkeeper Schmeichel won 15 trophies during his career at Old Trafford and says the Spaniard can surpass that total if he stays.

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David de Gea has been linked with a move from Manchester United to Real Madrid this summer

SAM CUNNINGHAM: Nathaniel Clyne was pictured leaving a Liverpool hospital after undergoing a medical on Monday ahead of sealing a move from Southampton.

Nathaniel Clyne was pictured leaving a hospital in Liverpool ahead of his move to Liverpool

JAMES ANDREW: New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has added former Hammers hardman Julian Dicks to his coaching team.

Dicks had previously been working as manager of West Ham Ladies team and will now move to work with the first team.

Dicks spent two spells as a player at Upton Park where he scored 65 goals in 326 games from left back and is looking forward to linking up with his former team-mate.

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Julian Dicks arrives at West Ham’s training ground after being named part of Slaven Bilic’s coaching team

JONNY SINGER: In Italy the focus is on Juventus, with Corriere dello Sport claiming the Old Lady need Chelsea’s Oscar to save them after the departures of Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo.

In Italy, Corriere dello Sport says Juventus want Chelsea midfielder Oscar

JONNY SINGER: Elsewhere in Spain, Barcelona’s pursuit of Paul Pogba continues to dominate the headlines,with Mundo Deportivo and Sport variously reporting bids of €80m (£57m) and €90m (£64m) for the Juventus midfielder.

The paper also links Juve to Real Madrid’s Isco, while Arsenal are apparently preparing a bid for Arturo Vidal as the exodus from Turin continues.

Barcelona are willing to bid €90m (£64m) for Juventus star Paul Pogba, according to Sport

JONNY SINGER: Iker Casillas’ time at Real Madrid could be at an end when Manchester United keeper David de Gea arrives at the Bernabeu, according to reports in Spain.

For the last few seasons Casillas and another keeper have been able to survive in tandem, with Casillas playing in the Champions League in 2013-14 and La Liga last season, while Diego Lopez and then Kelyor Navas held down the spot in the other competition.

But new manager Rafa Benitez will pick one first-choice goalkeeper and stick with him for all competitions, according to Spanish paper Marca.

That means if Real, as expected, sign De Gea this summer, Casillas will be allowed to leave, with another Madrid-based paper, AS, claiming Roma is his destination.

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According to Spanish paper AS, Roma are interested in Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas

SAMI MOKBEL: Crystal Palace are in line for a £2.5million cash injection courtesy of Nathaniel Clyne’s switch to Liverpool.

The England international will become Brendan Rodgers’ sixth summer signing and the Eagles are due a significant portion of the £12.5m fee Liverpool will pay Southampton for the right back.

Sources close to the £2.5m tribunal deal that saw Clyne swap Selhurst Park for St Mary’s in 2012 claim Palace are due in the region of 20-25 per cent of the profit the Saints have made on the defender. That means the south London club will net a windfall of up to £2.5m once Clyne’s move north is rafted.

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Clyne’s (left) transfer to Liverpool means Crystal Palace are in line for a £2.5million cash injection

SAMI MOKBEL and LAURIE WHITWELL: Leicester have agreed a new four-year contract with versatile Jeffrey Schlupp.

The Foxes hope to have the deal tied up in the next 24 hours, ending speculation over the 22-year-old’s future.

Schlupp has been linked with moves to Aston Villa, Arsenal and Swansea this summer but is now set to stay at the King Power Stadium.

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Jeffrey Schlupp is set to sign a new four-year contract with Leicester after helping them stay up

SAMI MOKBEL: Liverpool will consider offers for midfielder Lucas Leiva as the Merseysiders step up their summer clear-out plans.

Manager Brendan Rodgers will complete his sixth summer signing when Nathaniel Clyne rubber-stamps his £12.5million switch from Southampton this week.

The Anfield club will now turn their attentions to offloading a clutch of their unwanted stars as they look to balance the books.

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Liverpool will consider offers for Lucas Leiva as the Merseysiders step up their clear-out plans

England Under 17s head coach John Peacock has announced he will be leaving the Football Association after a career spanning a total of 21 years to return to Derby.

The 59-year-old, who previously worked for the Rams as Academy director, rejoins the club as first-team coach to work alongside newly-appointed manager Paul Clement.

Peacock admitted the decision to leave the FA was a tough one to make but he is relishing a new challenge at the Championship club.

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John Peacock has ended his 21-year association with the FA to take up a coaching role at Derby

CALUM CROWE AND MARK WALKER: Rangers are closing in on a deal to sign former Manchester City full-back Reece Wabara, as Mark Warburton’s rebuilding job at Ibrox continues to gather speed.

Wabara, who was capped five times for England at Under-20 level, is a free agent after quitting Doncaster Rovers earlier this summer and Tweeted on Saturday evening that he was en route to Glasgow.

The 23-year-old is expected to train at Murray Park on Monday with the Rangers first-team in order to allow Warburton and his assistant Davie Weir to assess him, with a view to offering a permanent deal.

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Rangers are closing in on signing defender Reece Wabara (right) after his release from Doncaster

JOHN MCGARRY: Genk will make a last-gasp plea to Jelle Vossen to remain with them in Belgium – and reject Celtic’s overtures.

Vossen spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough and despite returning to his parent club this summer, the £2million-rated striker is believed to be keen on continuing his career in the UK.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila last week confirmed his interest – with Sheffield Wednesday and Brugges also in the hunt.

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Genk will make a last-gasp plea to Celtic target Jelle Vossen to remain with them

CALUM CROWE: Kilmarnock are closing in on deals to sign former Rangers duo Kris Boyd and Lee McCulloch.

Both players left the Ibrox club last month after their humiliation in the Premiership Play-Off Final against Motherwell.

However, Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke has earmarked both men as key targets as he continues his attempts to rebuild the squad at Rugby Park.

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Lee McCulloch (left) and Kris Boyd are closing in on moves to Kilmarnock

SAM CUNNINGHAM: Nathaniel Clyne will undergo a medical in Liverpool on Monday ahead of sealing a move from Southampton.

The right back is set to secure a £12.5million transfer – £10.5m up front with a further £2m based on add-ons – to become Brendan Rodgers’s sixth signing already since the season ended.

Liverpool have been searching for a right-back after allowing Glen Johnson to leave at the end of his contract and Jon Flanagan out long-term with a knee injury.

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Nathaniel Clyne will have a medical with Liverpool on Monday ahead of a £12.5million move

… And welcome to another day of transfer news, gossip and done deals.

As always you can follow all the latest ins and outs with Sportsmail via here throughout the day.



With the domestic season having concluded, managers are now focusing on improving their squads for the forthcoming campaign in August.

The summer transfer window doesn’t officially open for top-flight clubs until Wednesday but plans for new signings will continue to gather pace.

Here, Sportsmail gives all the latest transfer stories for Monday June 29.

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