Chelsea hope to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to forward while star could leave Man United

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Some of the Premier League’s most high-profile clubs are said to be lining up moves in the transfer window.

Most of the summer’s major deals have yet to go through, with Chelsea today linked with a big-money move for an attacker.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United among the other clubs to feature.

Chelsea are hoping to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to the £22million signing of Barcelona forward Pedro after meeting the Spaniard’s release clause. (Daily Star)

Man United are willing to sell Angel di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain for £42.8million, despite paying £59.7m for him last summer. (Le Parisien)

A swap deal involving di Maria and Edinson Cavani appeals to Man United. (Daily Express)

Liverpool want to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, but are not willing to pay the £32million asking price. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City and Liverpool are both interested in £10million-rated Fulham teenager Patrick Roberts. (The Sun)

Defender Nicolas Otamendi is ready to go on strike at Valencia to force through a move to Man United. (The Sun)

Arsenal have bid £10m for apoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam. (Mediaset)

Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie is close to becoming Morgan Schneiderlin’s replacement at Southampton. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, the Gazette today revealed Jeremain Lens is set for a medical with Sunderland today, and it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United.