As another day of the summer transfer window begins, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news and gossip.
Thursday morning's headlines:
Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal can afford Wayne Rooney'
Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal could afford to sign Wayne Rooney this summer.
Arsene Wenger: 'Cesc Fabregas wants Barcelona stay
Arsene Wenger says that Cesc Fabregas wants to stay at Barcelona this summer and that he doesn't plan to make a bid to bring him back to Arsenal.
Aston Villa want Bafetimbi Gomis?
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is said to be plotting a move for France international forward Bafetimbi Gomis, who has one year remaining on his current contract at Lyon.
Premier League duo chase Raul Meireles?
Two Premier League clubs are said to be interested in signing former Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles, who has three years remaining on his current contract at Fenerbahce.
Valencia president: 'No offers for Roberto Soldado'
Valencia president Amadeo Salvo insists that the club is yet to receive any offer for Roberto Soldado.
Manchester United 'launching £60m Gareth Bale bid'
Manchester United are reportedly lodging a bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gareth Bale.
Roberto Martinez unfazed by player exit speculation
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is confident of keeping key players such as Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
Manchester United make Luka Modric approach?
Manchester United approach Real Madrid to enquire as to Luka Modric's availability, according to reports.