The Premier League season may not be until October, but that doesn’t mean the clubs aren’t planning their transfer deals for the coming window.
With just over two and a half months left until the January market opens and with teams reflecting on how they kicked off the campaign, it looks like a number of entries and exits are already in progress.
The players will also take stock of their current situation with a lack of playing time or a return to form perhaps leading them to contact their agents before a possible move.
What are the latest rumors and headlines? talkSPORT.com takes a look …
Mino Raiola is expected in talks with Manchester City regarding a transfer for the Borussia Dortmund striker.
The 21-year-old is widely expected to leave the German club next summer and all of Europe’s top clubs are expected to be in the race to sign the player.
Pep Guardiola’s team are among those on the hunt and according to the Times, talks could begin as early as January on a possible decision.
The Manchester City forward wants clarification on his future at the club before resuming contract talks, according to The Sun.
Sterling has another 20 months on his contract and after falling out of favor under Pep Guardiola he has since been linked with a move to Barcelona.
As time is running out for his deal, it looks like the England international will be biding his time before deciding what his next step will be.
Liverpool are open to the prospect of selling the midfielder, but only at the right price.
Arsenal have been credited with an interest in Oxlade-Chamberlain who struggled to find opportunities for the first team under Jurgen Klopp.
With the Gunners keen to reunite, the Mirror says a deal is a possibility.
Newcastle United are preparing a blow for the Arsenal striker, according to Spanish publication Fichajes.
The Magpies are looking for a flagship signing and believe the Frenchman could be the answer as they seek someone with a global pedigree to lead their line.
Lacazette is out of contract next summer and according to Football London the 30-year-old has no plans to sign a new contract at Emirates Stadium.
The Belgian winger has been linked with a sensational return to Stamford Bridge according to reports in Spain.
Chelsea are said to have had informal talks with Real Madrid over a possible move for the star who spent seven years in west London until 2019.
However, the report claims the Spanish giants would only consider a deal if it involved Reece James going to the Bernabeu.
Manchester United are considering signing the Leicester City midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to strengthen his midfield option with the uncertainty surrounding the future of Paul Pogba who is out of contract next summer.
According to Fichajes, the 24-year-old is a long-term target for the Red Devils who could finally take action.
Liverpool are looking to capitalize on Barcelona’s continuing financial difficulties with a decision from the midfielder.
Dembele faces an uncertain future with his contract expiring at the end of the season, meaning he can sign a pre-contract deal outside Spain from January 1.
However, with the 24-year-old struggling with a knee injury, that means Jurgen Klopp’s side may want to bide their time to take a step.
There are rumors that Liverpool, Chelsea and various other clubs are interested in the Italian who has impressed all this year.
The Juventus midfielder, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, is not going anywhere as the club claim he is a “key part” of their project and therefore “untouchable”.
So all clubs will have their offers and approaches turned down and it seems confirmed that the Premier League will not be seeing Chiesa anytime soon.
Ex-Liverpool team-mate Glen Johnson urged Coutinho to move from Barcelona to Tottenham.
The former full-back has claimed a move to Spurs against Arsenal would be his choice for the winger.
Suggesting the Gunners are “struggling” and Coutinho “not in a good position”, a move to the red side of north London “could affect him more”.
Johnson told Betting Odds: “Tottenham is going in a better direction than Arsenal.”
He added that Coutinho would be inaccessible for the Gunners: “they cannot afford to have a luxury player like Philippe Coutinho.”
However, the winger is also heavily inclined for a move to Newcastle following their recent takeover, giving them a plethora of transfer targets.
France’s World Cup winner hinted at a possible transfer to Juventus after the international team’s spectacular victory over Belgium in the Nations League.
Fueling the fire of rumors, Pogba told the media: “I love Turin!
“I always speak with former Juve teammates like [Paulo] Dybala. I’m in Manchester now, on contract until June. So let’s see. I want to end this season at my best, so we’ll see. “
However, French media L’Equipe had claimed that Pogba, 28, still wanted to sign a new deal with his current contract at Old Trafford which will expire next summer.
The midfielder is motivated to pursue a long-term extension following the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho.
Liverpool may be considering a transfer for Serbian prodigy Dusan Vlahovic but according to Calciomercato Man City are leading the way with a transfer of £ 76million.
The 21-year-old has been a key player for Serie A giants Fiorentina this season, but recent contract talks have reportedly collapsed.
The forward’s current deal lasts until 2023 and Tuttosport claim he rejected an extension that would have made him the biggest salary in club history.
President Florentino Perez has hinted that Real Madrid have made a deal for Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to Real for some time.
Perez told Spanish newspaper El Debate: “In January we will hear from Mbappe. Hopefully everything can be sorted out on January 1st.
However, Marca added that Perez had stepped back slightly, adding: “My words were misinterpreted.
“What I said is that we have to wait until next year to hear from him, always with regard to PSG with whom we have good relations.”