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Transfer Talk Daily Update: Ramiro Funes Mori, Michael O'Connor, Declan Rice

Transfer Talk Daily Update: Funes Mori, O'Connor, Rice
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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:

Sunderland closing in on Turkish defender Alim Ozturk?
Sunderland are reportedly closing in on the signature of Turkish defender Alim Ozturk. Read more.

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori joins Villarreal
Everton announce that Argentina defender Ramiro Funes Mori, 27, has joined La Liga side Villarreal on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Read more.

Lincoln City sign Notts County captain Michael O'Connor
Lincoln City announce the signing of Notts County captain and Northern Ireland international Michael O'Connor on an initial one-year deal. Read more.

Stewart Donald: 'Jack Rodwell unlikely to be at Sunderland next week'
Sunderland owner Stewart Donald reveals that Jack Rodwell is "unlikely" to be at the club come the end of the month. Read more.

Jordi Alba: 'I want to stay at Barcelona'
Jordi Alba says that he is "very happy" at Barcelona, and wants to stay at Camp Nou 'for his whole life' amid transfer speculation. Read more.

Davide Zappacosta plays down Chelsea exit talk
Chelsea wing-back Davide Zappacosta plays down suggestions that he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer. Read more.

West Ham United 'remain in contract talks with Declan Rice'
West Ham United are still in talks with centre-back Declan Rice over a new deal at the London Stadium, according to a report. Read more.

Leicester City 'preparing Mohamed Elyounoussi move'
Leicester City will move for Basel attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi this summer as they look to replace Riyad Mahrez, according to a report. Read more.

Brighton & Hove Albion sign Jason Steele from Sunderland
Brighton & Hove Albion announce the signing of Jason Steele from Sunderland on a three-year contract. Read more.

Newcastle United, Crystal Palace 'eye Giannelli Imbula move'
Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are interested in signing Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula this summer, according to a report. Read more.

Steven Gerrard urges Wayne Rooney to make MLS move
Former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Steve Gerrard urges Everton forward Wayne Rooney to make the move to the MLS. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'join hunt for Jordi Alba'
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to battle the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United for the signature of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba, according to a report. Read more.

Real Madrid 'consider Thiago move'
Real Madrid could move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago in this summer's transfer window, according to a report. Read more.

Jon Flanagan joins Rangers from Liverpool
Defender Jon Flanagan joins Rangers on a free transfer from Liverpool. Read more.

Ajax in talks to sign Southampton's Dusan Tadic?
Ajax reportedly open talks with Southampton about a potential transfer fee for Dusan Tadic. Read more.

Juventus confirm Emre Can capture
Germany midfielder Emre Can leaves Liverpool to join Juventus. Read more.

Watford willing to sell captain Troy Deeney?
Watford reportedly consider selling captain Troy Deeney this summer. Read more.

Jose Mourinho: 'Fred will complement Manchester United midfield'
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that new recruit Fred will "complement" his existing midfielders. Read more.

Fred completes move to Manchester United
Manchester United officially confirm the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred. Read more.

Everton 'lining up Bayer Leverkusen's Wendell as Leighton Baines replacement'
Everton reportedly identify Bayer Leverkusen's Wendell as a potential replacement for veteran left-back Leighton Baines. Read more.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can passes Juventus medical
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can successfully completes his medical with Juventus. Read more.

Borussia Dortmund 'plotting summer swoop for Chelsea's Alvaro Morata'
Borussia Dortmund allegedly plot a summer bid for out-of-favour Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata. Read more.

Manchester City 'in talks with Sporting Lisbon starlet Rafael Leao'
Manchester City reportedly open talks with Sporting Lisbon's "new Cristiano Ronaldo" Rafael Leao. Read more.

West Ham United to rival Chelsea for Jean Michael Seri?
West Ham United reportedly join Chelsea in the race for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri's services. Read more.

Manchester City chief: 'Jorginho move not yet complete'
Negotiations between Manchester City and Napoli regarding a deal for Jorginho are still ongoing, according to Citizens board member Alberto Galassi. Read more.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek pondering Chelsea future as he targets regular football
Ruben Loftus-Cheek 'understands' his lack of playing time at Chelsea, but says that he will seek a move away this summer if he is not guaranteed more minutes. Read more.

Real Sociedad 'launch £10.5m bid for Mikel Merino'
Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino is reportedly a £10.5m target for Real Sociedad, after struggling to hold down a first-team spot at st James' Park. Read more.

Emre Can arrives in Turin to undergo medical with Juventus
Emre Can is on the brink of completing his free transfer from Liverpool to Juventus after arriving in Turin to undergo a medical. Read more.

Report: Everton preparing £12m bid for Hull City's Jarrod Bowen
Hull City midfielder Jarrod Bowen is reportedly a £12m target for Everton, but the Tigers are reluctant to offload their prized asset for that price. Read more.

Five Australia players who could earn a transfer to England
Seven players from the Australia World Cup squad played their football in England last season but that is only likely to increase after the tournament in Russia. Read more.

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