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Transfer Talk 7pm Update: Christian Benteke, Gareth Bale, Pedro

Sports Mole rounds up the biggest transfer news and gossip from the day.

The new season is just a few weeks away and clubs across Europe are working hard at getting their squads ready for the big kick off.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at who has been making the headlines on another busy day of transfer activity.

Sunday evening's headlines:

Liverpool 'reach £32.5m Christian Benteke agreement'
Christian Benteke will reportedly complete a £32.5m move to Liverpool from Aston Villa within the next 48 hours. Read more.

Report: Manchester United remain interested in Gareth Bale
Manchester United are considering a £95m bid for Gareth Bale, according to reports. Read more.

Manchester United to launch Pedro bid?
Manchester United will offer Barcelona £20m for Pedro, according to reports. Read more.

Angel di Maria 'must hand in official transfer request to leave Manchester United'
Angel di Maria will not leave Manchester United this summer unless he hands in an official transfer request, according to reports. Read more.

Report: Besiktas reject Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes
Turkish club Besiktas opt against signing Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Read more.

Agent: Edinson Cavani "happy" at Paris Saint-Germain
Edinson Cavani's agent hints that the striker's long-term stay at Paris Saint-Germain is largely dependant on whether he starts up front or out wide next season. Read more.

Alexandre Lacazette: 'I am staying at Lyon'
Highly-rated french forward Alexandre Lacazette pledges his commitment to Lyon for the 2015-16 campaign. Read more.

Pep Guardiola: Mario Gotze's Bayern Munich future "depends on the club"
Pep Guardiola wants Mario Gotze to stay at Bayern Munich, but admits that the final decision will not be down to him. Read more.

Christian Benteke holding out for Manchester United move?
A report claims that Christian Benteke prefers a move to Manchester United over Liverpool, and will therefore bide his time before making a decision over his future. Read more.

Report: Mathieu Flamini to join Galatasaray
Galatasaray agree a deal with Arsenal to sign French midfielder Mathieu Flamini, according to a report. Read more.

Kevin Davies not hanging up boots
Experienced forward Kevin Davies wants to continue playing football despite his release from Preston North End this summer. Read more.

Newcastle United agree Chancel Mbemba deal?
Anderlecht defender Chancel Mbemba is closing in on a move to Newcastle United, according to a report. Read more.

Report: Paris Saint-Germain make Alex Telles offer
A report claims that Paris Saint-Germain have made a £7m offer for Galatasaray full-back Alex Telles. Read more.

Report: Leicester City want Oriol Romeu
A report claims that Leicester City want to sign Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu on loan from Chelsea. Read more.

M'Baye Niang rules out AC Milan exit
M'Baye Niang says that he is not planning on leaving AC Milan this season, after extending his contract with the club. Read more.

Jose Mourinho plays down Pedro talk
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claims that he is not interested in signing Barcelona attacker Pedro this summer. Read more.

Report: Real Madrid want Fernando Llorente
A report claims that Real Madrid want to sign Spanish forward Fernando Llorente from Juventus this summer. Read more.

Report: Arsenal fail with Kostas Manolas bid
A report claims that Arsenal have failed with a £5.5m bid for Roma's Greek international centre-back Kostas Manolas. Read more.

Manchester City snap up Fulham youngster Patrick Roberts
Patrick Roberts completes his move from Fulham to Manchester City, in a deal that is thought to be worth around £11m. Read more.

Stefan Savic close to Atletico Madrid move?
Atletico Madrid are close to signing Fiorentina defender Stefan Savic, according to a report from Italy. Read more.

Report: Ajax enquire about Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny
Ajax make an enquiry for Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, according to reports. Read more.

Napoli in talks with Alessio Romagnoli?
Roma defender Alessio Romagnoli is in talks with Napoli over a move to the Stadio San Paolo, according to a report. Read more.

Real Madrid hand Keylor Navas number one shirt
Real Madrid give the number one shirt to Keylor Navas, suggesting that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea will not be joining them this summer. Read more.

Report: Fulham want Adrien Trebel
A report claims that Fulham are keen on bringing Standard Liege midfielder Adrien Trebel to Craven Cottage this summer. Read more.

Gregory van der Wiel: 'Paris Saint-Germain future not up to me'
Gregory van der Wiel admits that his future at Paris Saint-Germain "depends on what the club decides to do". Read more.

Report: Juventus want Alex Sandro
A report claims that Juventus are confident of signing Porto defender Alex Sandro this summer. Read more.

Mario Gomez agrees deal with Besiktas?
Fiorentina have accepted an offer from Besiktas for German international Mario Gomez, according to a report. Read more.

Report: Aston Villa open to Brad Guzan offers
A report claims that Aston Villa have made goalkeeper Brad Guzan available for £3m this summer. Read more.

Queens Park Rangers close in on Tottenham Hotspur youngster Ryan Fredericks?
Tottenham Hotspur defender Ryan Fredericks is reportedly on the verge of joining Queens Park Rangers on a permanent deal. Read more.

Newcastle United keen on James Tomkins?
A report claims that Newcastle United are looking to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding the future of James Tomkins at West Ham United. Read more.

Rafael Benitez hints at Lucas Silva exit
Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez hints that Lucas Silva could be allowed to leave the club on loan this summer. Read more.

Juanfran wants Filipe Luis to return to Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran says that he would "love" Filipe Luis to rejoin the club from Chelsea this summer. Read more.

Report: Fulham consider £1m Jake Bidwell move
Fulham are preparing to make a £1m bid for Brentford defender Jake Bidwell, according to reports. Read more.

Report: Middlesbrough 'not interested' in Rickie Lambert
Middlesbrough are not interested in signing Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, according to reports. Read more.

Report: Leeds United interested in Italian defender Marco Migliorini
Leeds United are interested in signing Juve Stabia defender Marco Migliorini, according to reports. Read more.

Report: Atletico Madrid to keep Thomas Partey
A report claims that Atletico Madrid will not allow Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey to leave the club on loan this summer. Read more.

Borussia Dortmund chief: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang "not for sale"
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is staying put at Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke. Read more.

Premier League trio interested in Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake?
A report claims that Chelsea's Nathan Ake is wanted on loan by Premier League trio Newcastle United, Leicester City and Watford. Read more.

Steve McClaren: Newcastle United "close" to Aleksandar Mitrovic deal
Steve McClaren reiterates that a deal to bring Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to Newcastle United this summer remains firmly on track. Read more.

Teofilo Gutierrez joins Sporting Lisbon
River Plate striker Teofilo Gutierrez completes a move to Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon on a three-year deal. Read more.

Las Palmas sign Jonathan Viera
Former Valencia attacker Jonathan Viera re-joins Las Palmas on a three-year deal from Standard Liege. Read more.

Report: Hull City to make offer for Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley
Hull City will make an offer of £750,000 for Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, according to reports. Read more.

Manchester United to sign Barnsley youngster Mason Holgate?
Manchester United will complete the signing of Barnsley youngster Mason Holgate, according to reports. Read more.

Burnley 'not allowed' to sign transfer target Chris Long
Burnley are unable to sign striker Chris Long due to an agreement between sporting director Frank McParland and Brentford, according to reports. Read more.

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13Crystal Palace2696112943-1433
14Southampton2686123144-1330
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16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26511102633-726
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2675142744-1726
18Fulham26411112132-1123
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2638152055-3517
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