New deal for Conte

According to Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have commenced negotiations pertaining to the sale of Diego Costa as the player has fallen out of favour with manager Antonio Conte. The new deal will see him earn around £9.5m and £10m a year.

The destination could be Manchester United, Real Madrid, China or even the United States.

Manchester City are preparing a bid for Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Southampton will speak to former Alaves coach Mauricio Pellegrino imminently and may appoint him as the club's new manager by the end of this week. If Calciomercato are to be believed, Sandro's arrival would break that record.

The Blues are close to signing Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko, which could prompt a move to Manchester United for Nemanja Matic.

Should United lose Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid this summer, Jose Mourinho has lined up a replacement.

Chelsea is looking to wrap up its first deals of the summer after potentially falling behind title rivals, while a Liverpool offer has fallen short putting the deal in danger of falling apart.

It seems unlikely considering they wouldn't be able to play him until January at the earliest, and Chelsea initially feared that Conte's text message may have knocked millions of pounds off of his price tag with other clubs knowing they want rid.

Mario Balotelli is set to sign a new contract with Nice, a report in France claims.

The full back has made 74 appearances for the Italian giants in the two years since his €26m transfer from FC Porto, scoring five goals.

Chelsea will then face Arsenal in the Community Shield and Burnley in the Premier League on the opening day of the season.

  • Julie Sanders