Transfer Talk Daily Update: Julian Draxler, Diego Costa, Alex Sandro

Transfer Talk Daily Update: Draxler, Costa, Sandro
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.

The transfer window is open! Clubs around the UK and Europe are getting business done as they look to give themselves the best possible chance at success in the new season.

Friday morning's headlines:

Report: Arsenal ready to make move for Julian Draxler
A report claims that Paris Saint-Germain are listening to offers for Julian Draxler, with Arsenal readying a bid for the £32m-rated playmaker. Read more.

Sheffield Wednesday to reject second Leicester City bid for George Hirst?
A report claims that Sheffield Wednesday will reject Leicester City's impending second bid for George Hirst, which is expected to fall below the £1m mark. Read more.

Juventus 'reject fresh Chelsea offer for defender Alex Sandro'
Chelsea have had a £72m bid for Brazilian defender Alex Sandro rejected by Italian giants Juventus, according to a report. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'outbid by Lyon for midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop'
A report claims that Lyon are close to signing Pape Cheikh Diop from Celta Vigo after usurping Tottenham Hotspur to the front of the queue. Read more.

Report: Tottenham Hotspur agree fee with Ajax for Davinson Sanchez
Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez is reportedly due in London to undergo a medical with Tottenham Hotspur ahead of completing a transfer worth up to £42m. Read more.

Paul Clement unwilling to overpay for new Swansea City signings
Paul Clement insists that Swansea City "will not panic" in the closing stages of the transfer window, despite being on the lookout for a few more players. Read more.

Everton shock contenders to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea?
Chelsea striker Diego Costa could be offered a temporary escape route from Stamford Bridge by Everton, who reportedly want him on loan until January. Read more.

West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass surplus to requirements?
West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass is reportedly told that he is surplus to requirements at the club despite only joining the Hammers from Hull City in January. Read more.

Bryan Robson 'surprised' when Jonny Evans left Manchester United
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson admits that he was surprised when his old club sold Jonny Evans to West Bromwich Albion. Read more.

Arsenal to trigger Marco Asensio's £72m release clause?
Arsenal could reportedly be prepared to trigger Marco Asensio's £72m release clause in order to land the playmaker from Real Madrid this summer. Read more.

Kylian Mbappe left out of AS Monaco squad for trip to Metz
AS Monaco decide to leave frontman and reported Paris Saint-Germain target Kylian Mbappe out of their squad for Friday's Ligue 1 clash with Metz. Read more.

West Bromwich Albion bid £15m for Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kevin Wimmer?
West Bromwich Albion reportedly make a £15m bid for Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kevin Wimmer. Read more.

Manchester United to rival Arsenal for AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar?
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could look to rival Arsenal for the signature of AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, according to a report in the press. Read more.

Paul Clement aiming for more signings following Gylfi Sigurdsson departure
Swansea City boss Paul Clement says that he is hoping to sign 'two or three' more players following the recent departure of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton. Read more.

Mauricio Pellegrino: 'No change on Virgil van Dijk status'
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino says that Virgil van Dijk's status at the club remains unchanged and that the centre-back will play no part in the Saints' next game. Read more.

Sean Dyche looking to Europe for new Burnley striker
Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits that the club are monitoring Europe as the Clarets go in search of a new striker to replace the recently-sold Andre Gray. Read more.

Report: Swansea City approach Hull City over Sam Clucas
Premier League side Swansea City reportedly have an eye on Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas and have approached the Tigers over a potential move. Read more.

Jurgen Klopp plays down Barcelona general manager comments on Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says there are no further updates on Philippe Coutinho despite Barcelona general manager Pep Segura suggesting that a deal was close. Read more.

Report: Sporting Lisbon tell West Ham United to pay William Carvalho buyout fee
West Ham United must match William Carvalho's £40m buyout clause fee if they want to sign the midfielder from Sporting Lisbon, according to reports. Read more.

Lewis Dunk, Anthony Knockaert and Shane Duffy pen new Brighton & Hove Albion deals
Lewis Dunk, Anthony Knockaert and Shane Duffy commit their futures to newly-promoted Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion by signing new long-term deals. Read more.

Watford boss Marco Silva closing in on Andre Carrillo signing from Benfica?
Watford head coach Marco Silva is reportedly keen on pushing through a loan deal for Benfica winger Andre Carrillo. Read more.

Hull City set £20m asking price for midfielder Sam Clucas?
Hull City reportedly tell Burnley that they will have to pay £20m if they want to sign midfielder Sam Clucas. Read more.

Marseille keen to secure signing of Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy?
Marseille are reportedly confident of agreeing a deal with Arsenal for defender Mathieu Debuchy. Read more.

Steve Bruce fighting to save Aston Villa job?
Manager Steve Bruce reportedly has just three games to save his job at Aston Villa after their poor start to the season. Read more.

Roma identify Juan Cuadrado as alternative to Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez?
Roma reportedly decide to make an approach for Juventus wideman Juan Cuadrado after being priced out of a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez. Read more.

Wolverhampton Wanderers willing to spend big on striker?
Fosun International - the owners of Wolverhampton Wanderers - are reportedly willing to spend big on a new striker for head coach Nuno Espirito Santo. Read more.

Swansea City launch move for Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong?
Swansea City are reportedly keen on signing Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong as a replacement for Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has left for Everton. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur to rival Napoli in race to sign Barcelona's Denis Suarez?
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly signal their intent to try to beat Napoli in the race to sign Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez. Read more.

Chelsea forward Diego Costa: 'I want Atletico Madrid move'
Chelsea forward Diego Costa releases a statement to reiterate his desire to join Atletico Madrid. Read more.

Pep Segura: 'Barcelona are closing on Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele'
Barcelona general manager Pep Segura suggests that the Spanish giants are close to sealing deals for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele. Read more.

Barcelona 'bid £118m for Philippe Coutinho'
Barcelona reportedly make an improved offer of £118m to try to sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho before the end of the transfer window. Read more.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates his equaliser during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on March 5, 2016
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