That's all we have in today's edition of the Live Transfer Blog, we will be back again tomorrow with the latest transfer news and updates from all around Europe. Until the next time we meet, this is Nived Zenith signing off! Goodnight.
Lazio are worried that Keita Balde already has a pre-contractual agreement with Juventus, according to Corriere dello Sport. The 22-year-old has refused to sign a new contract and has already rejected AC Milan.
According to Sky sources, Leicester City are looking for another defender after the signing of Harry Maguire and Manchester United outcast Chris Smalling has emerged as a target for the Foxes. Smalling is set to leave Old Trafford and is being monitored by West Ham as well as Tottenham.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola has revealed that his client could play in the Serie A next season. "Many clubs are interested in Ibrahimovic; from MLS in the USA, but also in Italy would be possible," Raiola said. "Napoli? Everything is possible, but I think Napoli will not be his next club."
According to O Jogo, Manchester United are lining up a €35 million bid for Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo. The defender, who was targeted by Barcelona, has impressed a lot of people in Europe. Mourinho will be looking to make him his second signing from Benfica.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Serie A champions Juventus are planning to launch a bid for AC Milan full-back Mattia de Sciglio to replace the outgoing Dani Alves who is expected to join former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Deportivo La Coruna and Real Betis are willing to go head to head for the signature of Aston Villa midfielder Carles Gil, according to Estadio Deportivo. The player impressed during his time on loan at Deportivo La Coruna and has attracted interest from a number of clubs.
When asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's future in Spain, La Liga chief Javier Tebas said, "Knowing those around him, and how professional they are, I'm positive that Cristiano is innocent. From what I've read, I'm sure he hasn't committed any crime."
FC Bayern Munich have confirmed that the rumours linking them to Cristiano Ronaldo are false and the club will not be launching a bid for the Real Madrid star who reportedly wants to leave the club amidst tax fraud allegations. "We are accustomed to speculating intensively on possible ins and outs during the transfer period," Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours. But, in the case of Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis.
Florentino Perez will serve another term as Real Madrid president after standing unopposed for re-election, the club announced earlier today. A club statement read: "As no other candidature was put forward to the board and by virtue of article 40, paragraph E, item 2 of the current articles of association within the club, is it proclaimed that Mr Florentino Perez Rodriguez is president of Real Madrid."
British media outlet Express report that Chelsea are preparing another bid for Juventus defender Alex Sandro. The Blues saw their £52 million bid rejected by the Serie A champions but will offer £60 million this time to get their man.
Getting things underway, Daily Mirror have made a sensational claim. They report that Manchester United have offered £175 million AND David De Gea for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who is heavily linked with a move out of the Bernabeu.