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Transfer Talk: Juventus targeting Paul Pogba return, Chelsea plot bid for Aaron Ramsey

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

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TOP STORY: Juve target Pogba return

What a summer this could be for Juventus -- having signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, they could be about to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United, according to the Mirror.

It says Serie A champions Juve "have told Pogba's agent Mino Raiola that they are interested in bringing back the midfielder they sold to United for £89 million two years ago."

The sale of players including Miralem Pjanic, Gonzalo Higuain, Daniele Rugani and Mattia Caldara "would raise £200m in a bid to finance the kind of deal that would test United's resolve."

And the Mirror adds that Juve want Pogba and Ronaldo to link up in a challenge for next season's Champions League.


23.00 BST: That'll do it for today's Transfer Talk LIVE blog. Remember to check back in a few hours for the latest rumours, links and done deals from around the football world. Goodnight!

22.21 BST: Sources tell ESPN FC that Lucas Digne is set to join Everton soon, after the Catalan club confirmed the left-back's return from their U.S. tour to finalise a move away.

21.27 BST: Olivier Giroud is in talks with French side Marseille as Chelsea appear set to sell the World Cup winner just six months after acquiring him from Arsenal, says the Mirror which quotes reports in France.

20.44 BST: Sevilla want €30 million from Roma in order to secure the signing of holding midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, says a report in Calciomercato quoting Il Romanista.

20.01 BST: According to Belgian media outlet RTBFAxel Witsel will have a medical in Dortmund on Monday ahead of a €20m move from Chinese Club Tianjin Quanjian. The 29-year-old former Standard Liege, Benfica and Zenit St. Petersburg player impressed for Belgium at the World Cup, playing six of their seven games in midfield.

19.31 BST: An agreement has been struck between Everton and Barcelona that would send full-back Lucas Digne to Goodison Park for €20 million, reports El Mundo Deportivo, with a deal to be announced in the coming days.

18.43 BST: Chelsea are considering a £100 million offer for both Willian and Thibaut Courtois from Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail

17.56 BST: Diego Simeone doesn't want Croatian right-back Sime Vrsaljko sold to Inter, telling gathered media on Sunday: "I hope he can continue with us."

17.25 BST: West Brom defender Craig Dawson is training apart from the first team after submitting a transfer request, according to the Mirror.

16.45 BST: More from Aston Villa now, where boss Steve Bruce "has launched a bid to sign Liverpool's Ben Woodburn on loan," says the Telegraph.

16.00 BST: Derby manager Frank Lampard is set to sign midfielder George Evans from Reading for around £1 million, Sky Sports reports.

15.30 BST: Newcastle United are moving closer to bringing in West Brom striker Salomon Rondon, with Dwight Gayle potentially heading the other way in a player-plus-cash deal, the Chronicle reports.

14.45 BST: Fulham are nearing a deal for Swansea defender Alfie Mawson, according to Sky Sports. Mawson, who had also interested Burnley and West Ham, is thought likely to cost around £25 million.

14.15 BST: Napoli president Aurelio di Laurentiis has said the Serie A club have made an offer to take Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian on loan.

13.15 BST: Leeds are closing in on the signing of Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough:

13.00 BST: Swansea want to sign winger Barrie McKay from Nottingham Forest, according to the Mail.

12.30 BST: Middlesbrough could make a £10 million move for Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo, according to reports.

11.45 BST: Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is hopeful that he can sign West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass on another season-long loan deal, the Birmingham Mail reports. Snodgrass helped Villa reach last season's playoff final, in which they were beaten by Fulham.

11.15 BST: Everton's summer transfer action seems to be clicking into gear, with the Mirror reporting that they are "set to step up their interest in young Porto midfielder Pedro Delgado."

10.35 BST -- DONE DEAL: Claudio Pizarro, 39, has joined Werder Bremen for the fourth time in his career, signing a one-year deal that will take him to retirement. The striker spent last season at Cologne.

10.15 BST: To Gillingham, the land of The Last Waltz (you might have to look that up), where Czech keeper Tomas Holy is attracting interest from Arsenal, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Everton, according to the Mirror.

09.45 BST: Newly-promoted Fulham have become the latest club to be linked with Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, with reports suggesting that they are prepared to pay around £25 million for him.

09.25 BST: Yesterday, Crystal Palace seemed to be favourites to sign Liverpool striker Danny Ings, but the Sun reports that Leicester, Newcastle and Southampton all remain interested and could bid for the former Burnley player.

09.00 BST: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho seems set to make only one more signing before the end of the transfer window, and the Manchester Evening News says that could be either Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld or Leicester and England man Harry Maguire.

TOP STORY: Chelsea plot Ramsey bid

Chelsea are ready to make a £30 million bid for Aaron Ramsey, the Mail reports, with the Welsh midfielder's Arsenal contract into its last 12 months.

The Blues will test the Gunners' resolve after enduring a distraction last season when Alexis Sanchez -- who joined Manchester United in January -- and Mesut Ozil started the campaign in the final year of their deals.

Ramsey, 27, scored 11 times in all competitions last season and Unai Emery will be desperate to keep hold of him.

But the case of Sanchez proved that Arsenal are not adverse to selling to their rivals when backed into a corner, and Ramsey has not given encouraging signs that he will extend his 10-year stay.

United plot Mina move

Manchester United are planning a move for Yerry Mina, the Sun reports, suggesting that a deal for Leicester's Harry Maguire is not likely before the end of the window.

The report claims United will bid £35m for the Barcelona defender, who only moved to the Camp Nou from Palmeiras in January.

Barca can cash in on the 23-year-old just six months after paying £10.5m following his fine World Cup in Russia.


- Steven N'Zonzi has said yes to Roma after speculation linking the World Cup winner with Arsenal and Barcelona, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Italian outlet reports that the Sevilla midfielder has agreed a four-year deal and that Alessandro Florenzi will extend his contact at the Stadio Olimpico. But Gianluca Di Marzio says Suso is another target for the Giallorossi, with AC Milan open to selling him.

- Barcelona have reassured Ousmane Dembele after the French forward voiced his concern at the signing of Malcom from Bordeaux, Sport reports.

Barca consider Dembele to be "untransferable", but his agent will fly in to hold talks over his future.

- Danny Drinkwater is heading for the Chelsea exit with Southampton, Crystal Palace and Leicester keen, according to the Mirror.

The Blues paid £35m for the midfielder last year, but Drinkwater has failed to establish himself at the Bridge and a loan deal looks probable before the deadline.


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