Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Thursday, July 30.
Thursday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho would reportedly prefer to join Liverpool over Manchester United should the opportunity arise this summer.
United have long been linked with the prolific 20-year-old and have recently stepped up their pursuit of their number one transfer target after securing Champions League qualification on the final day of the Premier League season.
Sancho is understood to be open to a move back to England, having joined Dortmund from Manchester City, but German publication Kicker reports that he would rather join reigning English, European and world champions Liverpool than United.
The England international believes that he would have a good chance of winning silverware in his first season should he move to Anfield, whereas at Old Trafford he would be joining a team in transition.
However, Liverpool are not expected to entertain the idea of bringing the winger to Merseyside this summer due to the cost involved, with Dortmund demanding a fee of £110m for Sancho.
The Reds have ruled out the possibility of spending significant money this summer and have already pulled out of a £54m deal to sign Timo Werner, who subsequently joined Chelsea.
Sancho has scored 20 goals and created 20 more in 44 appearances for Dortmund across all competitions this season.
Kai Havertz's Germany teammates Timo Werner and Antonio Rudiger have reportedly convinced the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder to join Chelsea this summer.
The Blues have been given the green light to press ahead with plans to sign the 21-year-old after securing Champions League qualification on the final day of the season.
Chelsea have already brought in Werner and Hakim Ziyech this summer, and a third deal to sign Havertz is thought to be nearing its conclusion after the German international expressed his desire to leave Leverkusen last week.
football.london reports that his compatriots Werner and Rudiger have been encouraging him to move to Stamford Bridge, selling him on the club's vision under manager Frank Lampard.
Havertz is now keen to push through a deal by as early as next week, although the two clubs must first agree a fee for the attacking midfielder.
Chelsea are also understood to be looking at a new goalkeeper, left-back and centre-back as they plan a big-spending summer despite the financial impact of coronavirus.
More transfer news from Premier League:
Bayern Munich 'increase asking price for Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara'
Liverpool are reportedly dealt a significant blow in their pursuit of Thiago Alcantara, with Bayern Munich increasing their asking price for the midfielder by £9m. Read more.
Arsenal register interest in Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish?
Arsenal reportedly register an interest in Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, who is also said to be a target for Manchester United. Read more.
Manchester United talks over Dean Henderson future 'enter crucial stage'
Dean Henderson's future at Manchester United will reportedly become clearer within the next two weeks. Read more.
Manchester United 'join five-team race to sign Gabriel Magalhaes'
Manchester United are reportedly keeping close tabs on Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, who has also been linked with Arsenal, Everton, Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli. Read more.
Arsenal consider Amadou Diawara as Thomas Partey alternative?
Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara is a rumoured transfer target for Arsenal this summer as the Gunners prepare to accept defeat in their pursuit of Thomas Partey. Read more.
Report: Manchester United ready to sell Jesse Lingard
A report claims that Manchester United want to get Jesse Lingard off their books this summer while the academy product still has a year to run on his contract. Read more.
Ben Chilwell 'to tell Leicester City he wants Chelsea move'
Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell is reportedly planning to hand in a transfer request this week in an effort to force through a summer move to Chelsea. Read more.
Chelsea suffer blow in pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz
Chelsea have been told that they will have to wait until after Bayer Leverkusen's Europa League campaign concludes in August to sign Kai Havertz. Read more.
Paul Merson urges Chelsea to sign Manchester City defender John Stones
Paul Merson believes that John Stones could thrive at Chelsea as part of a back three alongside Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. Read more.
Manchester United hint at search for new goalkeeper
Manchester United are on the lookout for a new First Team Recruitment Analyst, who will be tasked with scouting for a new goalkeeper. Read more.
Manchester United 'cool interest in Jack Grealish to focus on Jadon Sancho deal'
Manchester United reportedly cool their interest in Jack Grealish after being quoted £80m for the Aston Villa captain, and will now focus on signing Jadon Sancho. Read more.
Manchester City handed boost in David Alaba pursuit?
Bayern Munich's contract talks with David Alaba reportedly reach an impasse, increasing Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain's chances of signing the full-back. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur keen on Porto midfielder Luis Diaz?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly contemplating whether to make an approach for Porto midfielder Luis Diaz during the summer transfer window. Read more.
Report: Chelsea make contact with Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Chelsea have reportedly reached out to Marc-Andre ter Stegen's camp over a possible move from Barcelona this summer as they seek a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga. Read more.
Olivier Giroud "happy" to stay at Chelsea beyond next season
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud insists that he would be "happy" to see out the remainder of his top-flight career with the club. Read more.
Inter Milan confirm desire to keep Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez
Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirms that the club want to keep Manchester United loanee Alexis Sanchez permanently, but admits his wages are an issue. Read more.
Olivier Giroud 'motivated' by Timo Werner arrival at Chelsea
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud insists that he is 'motivated' rather than worried about the club bringing in Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. Read more.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal future 'depends on FA Cup final'
Arsenal's only hope of getting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at the club is by winning the FA Cup and qualifying for the Europa League, according to a report. Read more.
Manchester City 'closing in on Ferran Torres with £20.9m bid'
The 20-year-old came through the ranks at the Mestalla and is seen by City as a replacement for Leroy Sane. Read more.
Liverpool, Manchester City to battle for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos?
Sevilla defender Diego Carlos is attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester City after an impressive campaign in La Liga, according to a report. Read more.
Brighton sign Netherlands international Joel Veltman from Ajax
The 28-year-old has signed a three-year contract at the AMEX Stadium. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur to loan Troy Parrott to Millwall?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly prepared to allow Troy Parrott to spend the next campaign on loan at Championship side Millwall. Read more.
Manchester United 'still confident of Jadon Sancho deal despite Liverpool claims'
A report claims that Manchester United are optimistic that they can persuade Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho to choose them over bitter rivals Liverpool this summer. Read more.
Norwich City sign Kieran Dowell from Everton on three-year deal
Midfielder impressed on loan at Wigan. Read more.
Manchester City agree £41m deal with Bournemouth for Nathan Ake
The deal is worth a guaranteed £40million to the relegated Cherries, potentially rising by a further £1million. Read more.