Premier League transfer rumours: Newcastle want €8m striker | Liverpool set for £40m swoop | Updates on Chelsea, Manchester United

There's under a week of the transfer window remaining, with Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals still looking to strengthen.

Friday, 3rd August 2018, 11:17 am
Updated Friday, 3rd August 2018, 1:58 pm
Rafa Benitez could be close to signing a striker

And reports today suggest that Newcastle could be close to signing a striker from overseas as the new Premier League seasons grows ever nearer.

Rafa Benitez could be close to signing a striker

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Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other top flight clubs as transfer activity hots up.

Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:

Newcastle United are 'close' to a deal for Lyon striker Myziane Maolida, according to reports. It is thought that the Magpies are in negotiations with the French under-19 international, with Rafa Benitez able to offer the striker opportunities in the top flight. Reports in France value the striker at around €8m (L'Equipe)

Personal terms have been agreed between Manchester United and defender Yerry Mina, with the Red Devils now having to finalise a fee with Barcelona (Mundo Deportivo)

Chelsea remain keen on a deal for Wilfried Zaha, with the winger considering handing in a transfer request at Crystal Palace to help force through a door (Mirror)

Defender Toby Alderweireld is prepared to run down his contract at Tottenham in order to secure a move to Manchester United (Mirror)

Liverpool are lining-up a shock £40m move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who is entering the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium (Express)

Midfielder Jefferson Lerma continues to interest Bournemouth, but the Cherries will have to part with a club record fee of £30m to sign the Levante man (Sun)

Wolves are set to break their transfer record to sign Middlesbrough attacker Adama Traore (Telegraph)

Paraguay international striker Antonio Sanabria is interesting West Ham United (AS)

The Hammers have also opened talks with Le Havre over a £10m deal for promising defender Harold Moukoudi (Mail)

Middlesbrough have turned down an £11m bid from Burnley for in-demand centre back Ben Gibson (Northern Echo)

Crystal Palace and Wolves have both been turned down by Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker (Sun)