Wednesday's Transfer Talk Update: Gareth Bale, Jadon Sancho, Lionel Messi
With all eyes fixed on the January transfer market, clubs around the UK and Europe are already lining up potential mid-season moves.
Wednesday morning's headlines:
Jack Grealish admits it was "50-50" whether he would leave Aston Villa
The 25-year-old has signed a new five-year contract with his boyhood club. Read more.
West Ham United to rival Inter Milan for Chelsea's Emerson?
West Ham United and Inter Milan will battle it out for the signature of out-of-favour Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri, according to a report. Read more.
Barcelona confirm talks over Arturo Vidal exit
Barcelona sporting director Ramon Planes confirms that Arturo Vidal is set to leave the club, with Inter Milan reporteddly closing in on a deal for the midfielder. Read more.
Barcelona confirm interest in Manchester City's Eric Garcia
Barcelona sporting director Ramon Planes confirms that the club are looking to strike a deal for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia. Read more.
Lyon chief: 'Barcelona have said they cannot afford Memphis Depay'
Lyon chief Jean-Michel Aulas takes to social media to deny reports linking Memphis Depay with a move to Barcelona. Read more.
Emiliano Martinez confirms Arsenal exit
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez confirms that he is leaving the club, with Aston Villa reportedly set to win the race for the Argentine's signature. Read more.
Chelsea 'refused to include Olivier Giroud in Edouard Mendy deal'
Chelsea reportedly rejected Rennes' initial demands of £37m plus Olivier Giroud to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, instead agreeing a £25m fee for the shot-stopper. Read more.
Roma 'losing patience with Manchester United in Chris Smalling pursuit'
Roma are reportedly ready to pull out of negotiations for Chris Smalling after becoming frustrated by Manchester United's refusal to lower their asking price. Read more.
Gareth Bale representatives in talks with Tottenham
The Wales international winger has found himself marginalised at Real Madrid. Read more.
Charlie Adam signs for boyhood club Dundee on two-year deal
Charlie Adam was a free agent after leaving Reading. Read more.
Report: Barcelona agree £28m deal for Lyon forward Memphis Depay
Lyon forward Memphis Depay is to undergo a medical with Barcelona after a £28m fee was agreed between the two clubs, according to a report. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur 'beat Manchester United to Sergio Reguilon signature'
Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon is reportedly on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur in a major blow to Manchester United's transfer plans. Read more.
Manchester United 'keeping tabs on £28m Valencia midfielder Uros Racic'
Valencia midfielder Uros Racic is being watched closely by Manchester United, according to a report. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur leapfrog Manchester United in Gareth Bale race?
Manchester United have reportedly fallen behind Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale, according to a report. Read more.
Report: Kylian Mbappe prefers Real Madrid to Liverpool, Manchester City
Kylian Mbappe reportedly tells Paris Saint-Germain that Real Madrid are the only club he wants to join next summer, despite Premier League interest. Read more.
West Brom complete signing of former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic
Branislav Ivanovic has signed a one-year deal at The Hawthorns. Read more.
Luis Suarez 'to be banished to stands at Barcelona in 2020-21'
Luis Suarez could reportedly be frozen out at Barcelona throughout the 2020-21 campaign if he fails to leave the club this summer. Read more.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs new three-year Arsenal contract
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs a new three-year contract at the club, ending speculation over his future. Read more.
Bayern Munich 'revive interest in Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi'
Bayern Munich reportedly revive their interest in signing Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is also wanted by Juventus and RB Leipzig. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur in advanced talks with Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik?
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly enter advanced talks with Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik and are willing to offer the striker a five-year deal worth £90,000 a week. Read more.
Rodrigo De Paul confirms interest in Leeds United move
Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul confirms that he is interested in a move to Leeds United this summer but the clubs are still negotiating over a fee. Read more.
Manchester United, Manchester City 'given deadline for Kalidou Koulibaly deal'
Napoli will reportedly take rumoured Manchester United and Manchester City target Kalidou Koulibaly off the transfer list if a deal is not completed by the weekend. Read more.
Sead Kolasinac 'determined to fight for Arsenal spot'
Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac reportedly holds positive talks with manager Mikel Arteta and is now determined to stay and fight for his place at the club. Read more.
West Ham United prepared to pay £5m loan fee for Arsenal's Rob Holding?
West Ham United reportedly turn their attention to Rob Holding after being priced out of a move for James Tarkowski and are willing to offer Arsenal a £5m loan fee. Read more.
Sean Dyche: Only a "considerable" bid from West Ham will see James Tarkowski leave
West Ham have had three offers - the last believed to be about £30million - rejected for the England international. Read more.
Chris Wilder "definitely looking to improve" attacking options before window closes
The Blades lacked a cutting edge up front as they started the season with a 2-0 home defeat to Wolves. Read more.
Paris Saint-Germain 'trying to convince Kylian Mbappe, Neymar to stay'
Paris Saint-Germain pair Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are reportedly being talked into staying at the club amid links with a move away. Read more.
Liverpool to wait until final week to make Thiago Alcantara bid?
Liverpool do not intend to make a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara until the very end of the transfer window, according to a report. Read more.
Gareth Bale 'not interested in Real Madrid loan exit amid Manchester United links'
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is reportedly only interested in a permanent move this summer, denting Manchester United's hopes of signing him on loan. Read more.
Report: Manchester City fail with £92m bid for Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez
A report claims that Manchester City have failed in their attempt to sign Uruguay international defender Jose Gimenez from Atletico Madrid in a club-record deal. Read more.
Jack Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa deal
Jack Grealish signs a new five-year deal with Aston Villa to end speculation over his future amid links to Manchester United. Read more.
Anthony Stokes leaves Livingston after struggling to adapt to artificial surface
The former Republic of Ireland international striker did not make a single appearance for the club before agreeing to terminate his contract. Read more.
Manchester United 'want one-year loan for Bale with option of second'
Manchester United reportedly wish to take Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale on a season-long loan, while holding the option of extending it into a second year. Read more.
Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu 'demands Lionel Messi take a pay cut'
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is reportedly prepared to ask Lionel Messi to take a pay cut, despite the recent tension between the two parties. Read more.
Spurs lining up approach for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Bas Dost?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly contemplating whether to make a formal offer for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Bas Dost. Read more.
Palace, Villa-linked Emi Buendia admits he is open to Premier League offers
The Argentinian has been one of the Canaries' top performers since joining in 2018. Read more.
Manchester City join Kylian Mbappe race?
Manchester City are reportedly prepared to join the race to sign Kylian Mbappe, who may wish to leave Paris Saint-Germain next summer. Read more.
Agent of Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez rules out Barcelona, Real Madrid moves
The agent of Lautaro Martinez says that the Inter Milan forward will not be joining Barcelona during the summer transfer window. Read more.