Transfer news LIVE: Josh King to Everton, Palace swoop for £40m Sarr – Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham latest gossip

THE transfer window is now open and clubs are starting to conduct quickfire business.

With just a few weeks to go before the season begins, we've the very latest on the future of Lionel Messi and Jadon Sancho.

Follow all the latest gossip and updates with our live blog below…

  • WAT ON EARTH?

    Tottenham are interested in signing Watford captain Troy Deeney on loan, according to reports.

    The bustling striker has one year remaining on his Hornets contract, following relegation to the Championship.

    And according to the Daily Mail, he could spend that year at Spurs – with Jose Mourinho said to admire the 32-year-old.

    The Lilywhites are claimed to have entered initial talks with Watford over a potential deal.

  • SMALL MERCY

    AS Roma have “given up” on keeping Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling.

    The clubs have been haggling over a deal for the on-loan central defender.

    Smalling, 30, is believed to be happy in Rome.

    But according to Sky Sports Italia, the Red Devils will not budge on their £18million asking price.

  • NICK OF TIME

    Chelsea are ready to step up their pursuit of Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, according to reports.

    The Clarets stopper has been in impressive form this season, coming second only to Ederson in the race for the Premier League's Golden Glove award.

    And according the Daily Star, the Blues could launch an offer worth as much as £50m for the England stopper.

  • MAKING A RAKIT

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has made contact with Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic, according to reports.

    The Croatian is expected to leave Barca this summer, having seen his importance to the team wane in recent seasons.

    And according to Le10 Sport, Arteta has called Rakitic to try and convince him to come to the Emirates.

  • SUNSPORT EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Southampton will move for Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash when the auction starts for him.

    Saints are looking for an attacking player in Cash’s mould, who could also play wing-back or even as a right-winger if needed.

    Cash will be allowed to leave for around £12million.

    West Ham have checked out the 22-year-old in the past but Saints are currently taking the bigger interest.

  • KICK DOR DOWN

    Manchester United are determined not to be held to ransom in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.

    Borussia Dortmund are reportedly holding out for £108MILLION for the 20-year-old England international.

    The German club have also set a deadline of August 10 for any deal to get done.

    But according to the Manchester Evening News, United will NOT be working towards that deadline and hope to LOWER the transfer fee.

  • SUNSPORT EXCLUSIVE BY DUNCAN WRIGHT

    Aston Villa are considering a summer swoop for Liverpool striker Divock Origi.

    Villa boss Dean Smith is desperate to improve his attacking options following the club’s successful battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

    And Reds star Origi is one of the options in his mind, with the Belgian international only a bit-part player with the champions.

    The 25-year-old figured in 44 games for Liverpool last season but most of those were off the bench with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all ahead of him in the pecking order.

    And Origi knows he needs to be playing regularly to have a chance of being in Roberto Martinez’s thoughts for the Belgium squad at next summer’s Euros.

    With money for new signings not in huge supply for Jurgen Klopp this summer, he could be one the Reds he would be willing to offload at the right price.

  • SUNSPORT EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    Bournemouth have set their sights on Manchester United kid James Garner for their bid to return to the Premier League.

    The South Coast side quickly turned their thoughts to the midfielder after losing their top-flight status.

    United may send Garner, 19, out on loan to a Championship club to get some game time next season — and the Cherries still have a good footballing reputation.

    Swansea and a handful of other clubs are also eyeing Garner but Bournemouth have a strong chance in the race.

  • ROUND UP

    We're heading into a busy period in the transfer market, with Prem clubs starting to stretch their financial muscle.

    Everton are set to try their luck with a £15m bid for Bournemouth forward Joshua King.

    The Norwegian is looking to leave the Cherries after their relegation from the Premier League.

    And the former Man Utd kid has his sights on Goodison Park.

    Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti is in the market for an extra striker for his shot-shy side and could open the bidding shortly.

    In South East London, Crystal Palace want Ismaila Sarr to fill the boots of Wilfried Zaha — if their talisman is sold this summer.

    The Eagles are keen on Watford speedster Sarr, 22, and would smash their record fee for him with a £40million offer.

    Sarr was on Palace’s radar a year ago when Hornets splashed out £30m to bring the Senegalese star from French side Rennes.

    Ironically their failure to sell Zaha to his admirers 12 months ago cost them that swoop, but this time they will try again.

    And finally, Man Utd are weighing up a shock move for Kasper Schmeichel to replace David De Gea as No 1 next season.

    Leicester ace Schmeichel is seen as a ready-made option to come in, with De Gea suffering a huge slump in form and loan star Dean Henderson still at rookie level.

    Schmeichel, son of Old Trafford legend Peter, still has three years left on his Foxes deal.

    But the 2016 title winner, 33, would be relatively cheap to buy compared to Atletico Madrid’s highly-rated Jan Oblak, 27, who has a release clause of around £109million.

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