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TOP STORY: Man United make £50m bid for Fernandes

Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes has been linked with a move to Manchester United throughout the summer -- and according to the Daily Mirror it's now all systems go.

It is reported that United have lodged a bid of £50 million to finally land the midfielder, offering wages of £100,000-a-week.

Tottenham have been mentioned in relation to the 24-year-old, who scored 31 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions for Sporting last season, but United have always been at the head of the queue.

With three weeks left in the transfer window, United now appear to have decided it's time to make their move.


11:50 BST: Gremio star Everton has agreed a £36m move to Arsenal and will have a medical in Brazil, Fox Sports have reported.

The 23-year-old winger -- who represented Brazil in the country Copa America win in July-- will move to the Emirates as the Gunners have reportedly sent a doctor to South America to complete the player's medical.

11:20: BST: Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri is close to agreeing a season-long loan move to Turkish side Galatasaray with an option to buy, according to Sky Sports.

The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international made 35 league appearances for Fullham last season, scoring just one goal.

10.43 BST: Arsenal are close to completing a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to the Mirror.

The Spain under-21 star -- who scored two goals in the side's triumphant Euro under-21 campaign in June -- will reportedly make a one-year switch to the Gunners.

Arsenal will pay 100 percent of the player's current contract, along with a £2.7m fee for the move.

Ceballos is keen to leave the Bernabeu on loan this summer in order to kick start his career after making little impact in Madrid since moving from Real Betis in 2017.

10.15 BST: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has urged the club to reinforce the squad ahead of the new season, according to German outlet Kicker.

"Without transfers it'll get difficult," the Poland international told reporters at the side of the club's ongoing U.S. tour.

"It's not ideal," Lewandowski, one of Bundesliga's all-time greats, added. "We need more players for competition within the squad, for the quality in training. I hope something happens soon. It will get difficult to compete for the big trophies without transfers. Bayern did not do any big transfers in the past two years."

The Bundesliga champions have already spent €115 million on the two French World Cup-winning defenders Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard. However they have had no success so far replacing wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, who both left the club this summer.

9.50 BST: Newcastle have announced Steve Bruce as their new manager, replacing former boss Rafa Benitez who now coaches in China.

Bruce spent the second half of last season as head coach of Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, before resigning as manager to open the door for a switch to St. James' Park.

09.00 BST: Will we today get the big news that Matthijs de Ligt has completed his move to Juventus? He has arrived in Turin ahead of his expected £67.5m move from Ajax. More to follow!

PAPER ROUND (by James Capps)

Dortmund "Kean" on move for Moise

Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund are plotting a move for young Juventus striker Moise Kean, according to reports at Calciomercato.

Dortmund had initially been linked with a move for Kean's Juve teammate Mario Mandzukic, but Lucien Favre's side are now believed to have turned their attention to a forward 14 years younger than the Croatian, as they search for their next future star.

Signing Kean won't come cheap, however, with Juventus having already rejected a bid of around €30 million from Everton, and Calciomercato also claims that Ajax are in talks with the Bianconeri regarding a deal for the three-cap Italy international.

Reports reckon it will take a bid of at least €40 million to convince the Serie A champions to sell the 19-year-old, who burst on to the scene last season with seven goals in 17 league appearances.

Milan looking for Modric magic

Real Madrid's Luka Modric is on Milan's radar should the La Liga side decide to sell the Croatian sensation.

According to Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, the player's agent was meeting with Madrid officials over other clients when the possibility of Modric going to the Italian club emerged.

The Spanish side aren't actively looking to sell the Balon d'Or winner, but parting ways with Modric could help Los Blancos buoy future spending.

Roma's Alderweireld chase could cost club Zaniolo

Roma are close to striking a deal that sees Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld head to the Eternal City, but reports in The Mirror claim they may have to lose one of their rising stars if they are to land the Belgian.

The sticking point in negotiations so far has been the Serie A side's reluctance to meet the £25 million release clause in Alderweireld's contract in north London, but negotiations could be about to make a breakthrough, with Tottenham interested in Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.

The 20-year-old Italy international is angling for a pay rise at the Stadio Olimpico, but officials in Rome have told him to earn one on the pitch first, and Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to use those tensions to his club's advantage as talks continue between the two sides.

Tap Ins

- The Telegraph claims Manchester City are willing to let £42 million centre back Eliaquim Mangala leave the Etihad on a free transfer, after he was left out of the travelling squad for the club's Premier League Asia Trophy tour in China. The 28-year-old has been linked with moves to Portugal and Turkey.

- After baulking at Liverpool's asking price for centre back Dejan Lovren, AC Milan have identified Newcastle's Fabian Schar as a cheaper alternative, according to reports at Calciomercato. The Switzerland international is believed to be valued at around €15 million by the Magpies.

- Reports in Marca claim Bayern Munich have reached an agreement with Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca over a move to Bavaria, but the two clubs are yet to agree a fee for the Spain Under-21 international. Espanyol are believed to be looking for a fee in the region of €40 million.