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Live Football Transfer News and Rumours: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe - 22nd August

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Updated: 22 August 2017 20:35 IST - Published: 22 August 2017 19:10 IST
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Barcelona have announced that they are suing Neymar for a breach of contract, saying they're owed €8.5m (around £7.8m) from last year's renewal bonus.
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Monaco and Marseille have expressed an interest in signing Chelsea's rebel striker Diego Costa.
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Spurs close on €25m Aurier deal

Tottenham are close to agreeing a €25 million fee with Paris Saint-Germain for Serge Aurier. Aurier has been a target for the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, but Spurs now appear to be favourites to sign the right-back after already reportedly agreeing personal terms.
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Inter target Aderweirled

Tottenham centre-half Toby Alderweireld is a target for Serie A giants Inter. Spurs' signing of Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez has sparked reports that Alderweireld could be on his way out of the north London club, with Inter leading the chase.
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Crystal Palace to make bid for Burke

Crystal Palace are reportedly set to make a bid for RB Leipzig's Oliver Burke. The Scotland international made only five league starts in his first season at Leipzig and was not included in the squad against Schalke last weekend. He is likely to cost Palace around £15m.
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Sevilla's President confirms talks are ongoing for Inter’s Stevan Jovetic - “we never stopped negotiating”
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Batshuayi keen on staying at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is not interested in leaving to join Lille, according to the London Evening Standard. The Ligue 1 side have been linked with a move for Batshuayi, but it is reported he wants to "stay and fight for his place".
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Barcelona near €40m Seri Deal

Barcelona are one step closer to signing Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, reports RAC-1. The Ivory Coast international’s agent is already in Barcelona negotiating the player’s contract with the Catalans. The two parties have all but finalised an agreement over a four-year deal.
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Barcelona join Arsenal in race for Leon Goretzka
The Schalke 04 midfielder has been a subject of interest to Arsene Wenger and now Barca chiefs have been spotted scouting the 22-year-old.
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Seri inches closer to completing Barcelona switch
The Nice midfielder's move to the Catalan club is 90% complete, according to reports in The Sun. The Ivorian is set to cost Barcelona £36.64 million.
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Lionel Messi to hold off on new contract until Barcelona complete big signings
World football's demigod Lionel Messi has sparked fear among Barcelona fans, by claiming that he will not sign a new contract until the club buys some big players. With Neymar gone and Suarez injured, Messi is said to be growing concerned with his future at the club, according to the Daily Express.
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AC Milan sign Nikola Kalinic
The Serie A giants have completed the purchase of Fiorentina's Nikola Kalinic, claim Sky Sources
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Monaco want to re-sign Anthony Martial
The Ligue 1 champions are being raided left and right this summer, with several of their top players already at different clubs. Leonardo Jardim is reportedly keen on securing reinforcements and is believed to be keen on bring Anthony Martial back. 
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Chelsea to make 4th bid for Andrea Belotti
Despite seeing 3 of their bids get rejected, the English Premier League champions are plotting a 4th bid to lure the striker to Stamford Bridge to partner Alvaro Morata, as per reports in the Daily Express. The latest bid is believed to be around  £91 million.
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Lille want Batshuayi
The Ligue 1 side are reportedly keen on signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi. Having won only 1 out of their 3 league games in the current season, Lille are looking for reinforcements and could submit a £36 million bid for the Belgian
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Marseille interested in Diego Costa
The Ligue 1 side's president has admitted that Marseille are indeed interested in recruiting Chelsea's rebel striker Diego Costa, and could make a move shortly, claim the Daily Express.
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Liverpool close in on Kovacic as Coutinho replacement
The English Premier League side have identified Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic as a replacement for Barcelona-bound Philippe Coutinho.
The Croatian is believed to have fallen down the pecking order at Madrid and could be open to a switch. Liverpool have reportedly agreed terms verbally and will make an official offer soon
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Monaco to sign Andrea Belotti to replace Mbappe
If Kylian Mbappe does indeed depart from the club, Monaco intend on signing Torino striker Andrea Belotti as replacement, as per The Sun
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Chelsea register interest in Jamie Vardy
According to reports in the Daily Express, the defending English Premier League champions have failed to sign Torino's Belotti and will now shift their sights towards Leicester City's Jamie Vardy
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Crystal Palace interested in Barca's Munir El Haddadi
Munir El Haddadi who was on loan at Valencia last season has attracted the interest of Crystal Palace, according to Mundo Deportivo. Deportivo La Coruna, Alaves and Sampdoria are also being linked with the player.
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Lemar could yet join the Gunners
According to French outlet Le 10 Sport, AS Monaco could be ready to sanction Thomas Lemar's departure. This has instilled new hope in the Gunners and another bid seems likely to be launched.
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Paris Saint-Germain close in on Monaco duo
PSG are close to sealing a €140m + Lucas Moura deal for Kylian Mbappe. They are also willing to offer in excess of €70m to secure the services of Fabinho. To find a way around FFP, PSG will be taking Mbappe on a loan deal with the option of making it permanent.
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