Transfer Talk Daily Update: Riyad Mahrez, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Kenny Tete

Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.

The season is over and while the transfer window doesn't technically open until July 1, clubs across the UK and Europe are free to get deals in place ahead of next season.

Thursday morning's headlines:

Report: Arsenal turn attention to Riyad Mahrez after missing out on Thomas Lemar
A report claims that Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez will be made the subject of a bid by Arsenal after the Gunners missed out on £30m AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. Read more.

Tiemoue Bakayoko 'undergoes Chelsea medical ahead of £35m move from AS Monaco'
A report claims that Tiemoue Bakayoko has just a few minor details to agree with Chelsea before finalising a £35m switch from French champions AS Monaco. Read more.

Crystal Palace 'rival Lyon for Ajax defender Kenny Tete'
Ajax full-back Kenny Tete is reportedly wanted by both Crystal Palace and Lyon after seeing a £2.7m move to Galatasaray break down earlier this summer. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'prepared to double Toby Alderweireld salary'
Toby Alderweireld has reportedly been offered the chance to double his £50,000-a-week wages at Tottenham Hotspur in an attempt to put an end to speculation. Read more.

AC Milan 'pull out of race to sign James Rodriguez'
AC Milan will not be making an offer for James Rodriguez after being informed by Real Madrid that he is valued at £50m, according to a report. Read more.

Report: Middlesbrough's Marten de Roon on Manchester United radar
A report claims that Middlesbrough midfielder Marten de Roon is a target for Manchester United, who are willing to pay £8.8m for his services. Read more.

Tammy Abraham 'handed long-term Chelsea deal before being loaned out'
A report claims that Chelsea have offered Tammy Abraham a new £50,000-a-week deal to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, as he prepares for another season out on loan. Read more.

Bolton Wanderers to nab West Ham United youngster Reece Burke on loan?
West Ham United defender Reece Burke is expected to be loaned out for a third season in a row, with Bolton Wanderers reportedly close to agreeing a deal. Read more.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang heading for Chinese Super League?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will snub Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea to instead join Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian, according to a report. Read more.

Fenerbahce 'preparing bid for Everton winger Kevin Mirallas'
A report claims that Turkish giants Fenerbahce are about to test Everton's resolve with a bid for winger Kevin Mirallas. Read more.

Chelsea open to player exchange to land Sevilla attacker Vitolo?
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is prepared to send either Michy Batshuayi or Kurt Zouma to Sevilla in an attempt to broker a deal for attacker Vitolo, according to a report. Read more.

Report: Manchester United still interested in AS Monaco's Fabinho
A report claims that versatile AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho is still wanted by Manchester United, despite Jose Mourinho reaching an agreement to sign Nemanja Matic. Read more.

Newcastle United 'in talks to sign Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo'
Newcastle United reportedly open talks with Liverpool to sign young winger Sheyi Ojo on loan. Read more.

Liverpool's Joe Gomez to join Brighton & Hove Albion on loan?
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will reportedly join Brighton & Hove Albion on a season-long loan. Read more.

Manchester United 'sign Northern Ireland midfielder Ethan Galbraith'
Manchester United will complete the signing of 16-year-old Northern Ireland midfielder Ethan Galbraith this weekend. Read more.

How do Everton transfer targets compare to Romelu Lukaku?
Everton are being linked with potential replacements for Romelu Lukaku, but how do they compare to the free-scoring Belgian international who could join Chelsea? Read more.

Kyle Lafferty joins Hearts on free transfer after leaving Norwich City
Hearts confirm the arrival of Kyle Lafferty on a free transfer following his departure from Norwich City. Read more.

Leon Britton signs new contract at Swansea City, offered future coaching role
Swansea City captain Leon Britton signs a new contract at the club, which includes the offer of a coaching position. Read more.

Arsenal 'closing in on £30m capture of AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar'
Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the £30m signing of AS Monaco forward Thomas Lemar. Read more.

Agent of Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois admits to meeting Real Madrid officials
Thibaut Courtois's agent Christophe Henrotay reveals that he regularly meets with Real Madrid officials amid rumours of a move for the Chelsea goalkeeper. Read more.

Ryan Sessegnon snubs Manchester United, Liverpool to sign Fulham deal
Manchester United and Liverpool target Ryan Sessegnon signs his first professional contract with Fulham. Read more.

Galatasaray confirm talks with Bafetimbi Gomis over permanent move
Bafetimbi Gomis bids farewell to Swansea City supporters as he moves a step closer to joining Galatasaray for a fee of around £2.5m Read more.

Arsenal 'face battle to keep Laurent Koscielny as AC Milan join race'
A report claims that Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has been made AC Milan's top target for the summer, having also recently been linked with a move to Marseille. Read more.

Report: Six Premier League teams in hunt for defender Ben Gibson
Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson has attracted interest from as many as six Premier League clubs, according to a report. Read more.

Everton to bid for Sheffield United teen David Brooks?
Sheffield United youngster David Brooks, who starred for England at the Toulon Tournament this summer, is reportedly attracting interest from Everton. Read more.

Lyon chief expects Alexandre Lacazette to stay amid ongoing Arsenal speculation
Jean-Michel Aulas expects Alexandre Lacazette to remain at Lyon this summer, but admits that that club are interested in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. Read more.

Naby Keita: 'I can see myself playing for Manchester City'
Liverpool-linked midfielder Naby Keita hopes to be 'at the level to play for Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester City' within the next few years. Read more.

Premier League trio 'show interest in Thorgan Hazard'
Leicester City face increased competition from their Premier League rivals for the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach winger Thorgan Hazard, according to a report. Read more.

Report: AC Milan beat Lazio to secure signing of Fabio Borini
Fabio Borini will reportedly undergo a medical with AC Milan on Thursday before completing an initial season-long loan move, which could be made permanent next summer. Read more.

Manchester United to sell Sam Johnstone to Middlesbrough?
Sam Johnstone is reportedly in talks with Middlesbrough over a £2.5m transfer, potentially bringing an end to his eight-year spell at Manchester United. Read more.

Real Madrid not interested in Everton target Sandro Ramirez
Florentino Perez rejects suggestions that Real Madrid are in the hunt to sign Sandro Ramirez from Malaga, leaving the door open for him to finalise a switch to Everton. Read more.

Southampton rule out Cedric Soares sale amid Barcelona interest
Les Reed insists that Southampton are only looking to strengthen their squad this summer, rather than cashing in on the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Cedric Soares. Read more.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial rejects reports he wants to leave
Anthony Martial appears to deny speculation linking him with a move away from Manchester United. Read more.

Kevin Wimmer's agent claims Tottenham Hotspur making defender too expensive
Kevin Wimmer's agent Jurgen Werner claims that Tottenham Hotspur are pricing his client out of a move. Read more.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez confirms interest in Kylian Mbappe
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez suggests that the club are interested in Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, but does not confirm whether or not a bid will be made. Read more.

Real Madrid 'not worried' about Cristiano Ronaldo future
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists that there is "nothing to worry about" with regards to Cristiano Ronaldo's future. Read more.

Craig Cathcart signs new four-year contract at Watford
Craig Cathcart signs a new four-year contract at Watford ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League season. Read more.

Bournemouth doubting Jermain Defoe deal due to financial demands?
Bournemouth reportedly have doubts over the cost of signing Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe. Read more.

Former Chelsea captain John Terry to join Aston Villa this weekend?
Former Chelsea captain John Terry could reportedly be announced as Aston Villa's new signing this weekend. Read more.

Arsenal offer Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil '20% pay rises'
Arsenal reportedly offer Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil 20% pay rises in a bid to keep them at the Emirates. Read more.

Real Madrid deny reports deal agreed with Manchester United to sell Alvaro Morata
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists that the club are not in talks with Manchester United regarding the sale of Alvaro Morata. Read more.

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7Arsenal1793530201030
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19West Ham UnitedWest Ham173591432-1814
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