THE new season is finally here – but there's still plenty of time left for Premier League clubs to wheel and deal in the transfer window.
And one team making the running is Tottenham, with top targets Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon reported to have passed medicals.
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F-ING NO CHANCE
Tottenham enquired about Danny Ings – but were told the Southampton star is not for sale.
Spurs, who are close to landing Gareth Bale and left-back Sergio Reguilon, are also in the market for a new striker.
Ings, 28, was in sensational form last season as he hit 22 Premier League goals – finishing one behind top-scorer Jamie Vardy.
Saints do not want to lose their talisman and are currently in talks over a new contract with the ex-Liverpool forward.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho had looked to solve his striker shortage with Ings.
Youngster Troy Parrott was one of just two strikers in the Spurs squad last season, along with Harry Kane.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on course to break Ian Wright's Arsenal scoring record.
The Gabonese star signed a bumper new three-year contract at the Emirates.
And if he keeps banging them in at the same rate he could leapfrog Wright in Arsenal's all-time top scorer chart.
Wright's long standing record sees him sitting second in the list.
The charismatic goal machine bagged 185 goals for the Gunners in the 288 games he played in red and white.
GALL'S NEW BAGG
Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher's loan move to West Brom has taken a step closer.
The 20-year-old was wanted by a host of clubs including Leeds, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace.
But he will join the Baggies on loan today, giving Slaven Bilic's squad a timely boost going into the rest of the season.
Roy Hodgson says he has no sympathy for Mason Greenwood and claimed the Manchester United star deserves all the punishment he will get for his England hotel shame, writes DUNCAN WRIGHT.
Former England boss Hodgson, who takes his Crystal Palace side to Old Trafford on Saturday, said “I'm afraid when you make mistakes that are as big a mistake as Mason Greenwood made you should be expected to pay some sort of price for that.
“So I'm not certain sympathy is the right word.
“It is important he learns from the mistake, I'm sure he will, but errors of that magnitude unfortunately are going to be criticised, scrutinised and are going to be punished I guess.
“I'm not prepared to stand here and say sympathy, I'm not even really prepared to talk about age as well.
“The fact is if you are old enough to come in and hold down a regular spot at Manchester United, and you are old enough to get called up and play for England then I'm afraid you've got to produce that level of behaviour that is required in those instances.”
CASH IN THE ATTIC
Europe’s biggest spenders include Chelsea, Leeds and Aston Villa.
But the Blues are the runaway big-time Charlies around the continent, flashing the cash like nobody’s business.
That could still all change, however.
Yet as of today, here is the top 10 biggest spenders in Europe.
TELL YOU WHAT
Portuguese outlet A Bola claim that Alex Telles' representatives have told Porto to expect a bid from Manchester United.
Telles has asked for £3.66m to £4.6m in salary, which works out at a maximum of £88,000 a week.
At a fee of around £18.3m, Telles would cost around £5m less than Spurs-bound Sergio Reguilon.
And he would not come with the buy-back clause Real Madrid were insisting on with the Spaniard.
Brazil international Telles has been at Porto since leaving Galatasaray in 2016.
He also spent a season on loan at Inter in 2015-16, but the Serie A side decided not to turn that into a permanent deal.
Attacking full-back and wing-back Telles had 13 goals and 12 assists last season.
TEAR WE GO
Hansi Flick has revealed Thiago Alcantara said an emotional goodbye to the Bayern Munich squad as the midfielder gets set to join Liverpool.
Here are what Arsenal's sales that left for PENNIES could be worth now.
It doesn't make great reading for the Gunners.
VAN'S ALWAYS BEEN A FAN
Donny van de Beek has expressed his love of United’s Dutch connection, which convinced him to sign at Old Trafford.
The 23-year-old said: “I watched United a lot [when I was younger], because a lot of Dutch players have played here and this was nice to watch if you're a young kid and you see the Dutch players there.
“Daley (Blind), Edwin, Robin van Persie… you see them.
“They won a lot of titles and United always played nice football, which was always good to see.
NICE LITTLE 'ERNER
Timo Werner has revealed why he decided to turn down Sunday's opponents Liverpool this summer.
He added: “When I decided to leave Leipzig I talked to different clubs.
“There were some other clubs that I talked to… like Liverpool, who have a great team.
“But at the end I decided (to move to) Chelsea… Not only because of the style of football but also because of what they have shown to me.
“I loved playing at Leipzig but it was really important for me to come to a club with a vision that fits my style of football. The whole Premier League fits my style.”
HERE WE 'GO
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Liverpool over Thiago Alcantara.
The Allianz Arena chief has given the thumbs up to the deal with Anfield, as well as a new contract for David Alaba.
Liverpool have been briefing the British media that the fee has also been agreed with Bayern.
THE BIG OLE
There are more reports of further talks between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jadon Sancho.
According to reports in Norway, Solskjaer has contacted the England winger once again to assure him that a transfer to United is still on the cards.
The Red Devils want to get two more deals over the line before the deadline on October 5.
Norwegian outlet Dagbladet claims: “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to have recently had a conversation with Borussia Dortmund player Jadon Sancho.
“The Norwegian is said to have said that he believes that the transfer to Manchester United will soon be in the bag.”
Manchester United target Amad Traore has been linked to Lionel Messi by an Atalanta team-mate.
The 18-year-old burst onto the scene with the Italian side last season, scoring on his Serie A debut against Udinese.
And amid interest from the Red Devils, team-mate Papu Gomez has compared his young team-mate with six-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi.
The Atalanta favourite, 32, said on an Instagram Live: “He plays like Messi.
“There are defenders in the first-team that sometimes cannot stop him. To stop him in training, we have to kick him!”
Rob Holding is ready to snub the chance of a loan move from Arsenal, reports DUNCAN WRIGHT.
The defender started the Gunners' opening day victory over Fulham in place of injured David Luiz.
He also played the full 90 minutes as Mikel Arteta's side lifted the Community Shield with a win over Liverpool.
But that hasn't stopped speculation the ex-Bolton man, 24, is set for the Emirates exit this summer.
West Ham have been named among the clubs keeping tabs on Holding's availability, with David Moyes' side linked with a £5million loan move.
The Hammers are on the lookout for a new centre-half after, so far, failing in their attempts to sign James Tarkowski from Burnley.
Gareth Bale will fly to London TOMORROW to re-join Tottenham, according to reports.
The double deal for Bale and Sergio Reguilon have been thrashed out by Daniel Levy and the Real hierarchy and he will head to North London tomorrow.
Fabrizio Romano claims the Reguilon deal is “100 per cent done.”
Danny Rose is set to join Genoa after being frozen out at Tottenham, according to reports.
The left-back signed for Newcastle on loan in January after a falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.
But the Magpies didn't make a bid to acquire Rose, 30, on a permanent deal, instead opting to sign Jamal Lewis from Norwich.
According to the Mirror, however, Rose WILL get his Spurs escape this summer – with Serie A side Genoa on the verge of completing a deal.
The Italians are in advanced talks with Spurs and are “open” to a permanent transfer or a loan.
SPURS' NEXT MOVE
Tottenham have dropped their interest in Torino's Andrea Belotti as a result of their Gareth Bale pursuit.
Any tilt for Alexander Sorloth has also been parked.
According to Fabrizio Romano: “The club is going to complete Bale deal and to announce Reguilon signing on next hours, then they’ll go for a new striker.”
TRAIN BEFORE PLANE?
Gareth Bale has arrived at Real Madrid training as his agent and Tottenham try to thrash out a deal for him to re-join Spurs.
The two clubs are locked in negotiations over the deal, which would see Bale move back to North London on loan, with initial suggestions being that Real would pay half of his wages.
SunSport's Duncan Wright has a new update on the Hammers' bid for Burnley defender James Tarkowski.
NEVER THI-D OFF
United put the brakes on a deal for Thiago Alcantara after signing Donny van de Beek, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Spaniard, 29, is heading for Anfield in a £27million deal, but his wages were always a sticking point for United.
Romano said: “Manchester United have never made an official bid to Bayern Münich, only had talks with Thiago agents but never been progressing in the deal after signing Donny van de Beek.”
BALES IN COMPARISON
Gareth Bale described Jose Mourinho as a “serial winner” only months before joining him at Tottenham.
A loan deal taking the Welshman back to North London is progressing and expected to be sealed in the coming weeks.
It would finally unite the pair, who have had something of a long-distance romance over the years.
Mourinho tried to sign Bale for Real Madrid a year before the LaLiga giants paid Spurs a world record fee for his services, and again while Manchester United boss.
Bale said in December: “Having Mourinho there is an amazing statement from the club, I think he's a serial winner.
“Tottenham want to win trophies and I don't think there's a better partnership than Mourinho and Tottenham together to try and win some trophies.”
Liverpool have agreed to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for £27million according to reports.
The Spaniard has been the Premier League champions' top target all summer and they have finally landed their man.
Thiago helped Bayern win a stunning Treble last season, but has been keen to move on after hitting last season's heights.
The 29-year-old will instantly improve Jurgen Klopp's side and the Anfield hierarchy will see this as a win over rivals Manchester United, who were also interested in Thiago.
David Ornstein has confirmed the deal is going ahead and the Merseyside club have won the race for the player.
ICYMI – AOUAR LATEST
Arsenal are being linked with an “imminent” £36.5million bid for main target Houssem Aouar.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta still hopes to offload fringe stars to boost his bid for the Lyon playmaker.
And Telefoot Chaine in Aouar's native France suggest Arteta is now ready to make his first major move for the 22-year-old.
Manchester City and Juventus were also said to be big admirers of the Under-21 international earlier this summer.
But Arsenal are now clear front-runners.
BALE TO STRUGGLE
Jose Mourinho has held talks with Gareth Bale about a move to Tottenham but has reportedly been warned the Welshman may stuggle.
Spurs are leading the race to sign the winger on loan from Real Madrid.
And a deal is nearing completion, amid rival interest from Manchester United.
Bale's agent admitted there are still details to be ironed out but remained optimistic a move could be done.
He told Sky Sports News: “Gareth has spoken to Jose and explained how Spurs have a special place in his heart.
“There's a long way to go on some issues, but without doubt Gareth is closer to leaving Madrid than at any time in last seven years.
“The deal is complicated, but there's reason to believe a deal is close and things could move very quickly if discussions continue to go well.”
Jack Stephens is set to sign a new four-year contract at Southampton, reports TOM BARCLAY.
The defender, 26, has agreed in principle the new terms and Saints are hopeful he will put pen to paper soon.
Stephens is approaching 100 Premier League games for the St Mary's outfit after arriving from Plymouth in 2011.
Ralph Hasenhuttl remains keen on bringing in a new central midfielder to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who left for Tottenham earlier this summer.
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