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10.00 UPDATE: Pogba talks

Paul Pogba has returned to the Manchester United training ground this morning as he prepares to hold showdown talks with the club.

Pogba is back in Manchester after spending the last week in New York after his agent’s comments about a transfer.

Mino Raiola is working on a deal for Pogba to leave the club and Juventus and Real Madrid are preparing bids.

Pogba also confirmed he wanted a new challenge last month while in Tokyo.

09.00 UPDATE: Sheffield United prepare £30m splurge

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is eyeing up a £30 million double swoop for Brentford hit man Neal Maupay and Swansea City’s Oliver McBurnie.

Wilder wants to bolster his strike force ahead of his side’s return to the Premier League and has targeted Championship stars Maupay and McBurnie.

Maupay, 22, scored 25 goals last season and is rated towards £20 million by The Bees and the price tag has already scared off Aston Villa.

But Spanish outfit Sevilla are now showing an interest which Brentford are hoping will secure them the higher end of their valuation.

While Scotland international McBurnie, 23, scored 24 times for The Swans last term is still under contract for another two seasons with the option for another.

And he has been on Wilder’s radar since he netted in Swansea’s 2-1 victory at Bramall Lane on the opening day of last season.

08.30 UPDATE: West Ham close to record deal

West Ham are edging towards completing a club record deal for Ceta Vigo hit man Maxi Gomez as they look to replace China bound Marcko Arnautovic.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has been interested in the Uruguayan international, 22, for the past 12 months and could now finally be getting his man.

But they need to agree a fee with Celta who are holding out for the full £43.5m release clause that Gomez has written into his contract.

West Ham who only wanted to pay around £35 million face competition from Valencia for Gomez and are set to have more talks in a bid to reach an agreement.

If The Hammers can get the deal across the line it would eclipse the £36 million that they paid for Lazio for Brazilian star Felipe Anderson last summer.

Pellegrini is looking to sign two strikers before the start of the new season with Australian international Arnautovic set for Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG.

08.15 UPDATE: Juve to make Pogba bid

Juventus are preparing a £120m bid for Paul Pogba, according to the Sunday Times.

Pogba is yet to return from his summer holiday as his Manchester United team-mates begin their pre-season training.

United are due to fly to Australia for their tour but it is still uncertain if Pogba will board the plane.

And the Times claim Juve are ready to make the first move for the World Cup winner.

07.45 UPDATE: Manchester United clear run at Maguire

Manchester United have received a boost in their bid for Harry Maguire with Manchester City having seemingly pulled out of the race.

City and United looked set to go head-to-head for the Leicester defender but the Sun on Sunday claim Pep Guardiola’s side are out.

And the Sunday Mirror report that City are now going in for Nathan Ake instead.

The Bournemouth defender would count as a homegrown player and cost around half the price of Maguire.

07.30 UPDATE: Arsenal eye Zaha alternative

Arsenal are now looking at alternatives to Wilfried Zaha and want to make a move for Ryan Fraser.

The Scotland winger has just one year left on his deal so could be bought at a cut price compared to the £80m Palace want for Zaha.

Unai Emery is playing with a limited budget after missing out on the Champions League and they’ve already been knocked back with a £40m bid for Zaha.

However the Fraser could cost around £20m.

07.15 UPDATE: Liverpool want Milner talks

Liverpool are keen to hand James Milner a contract extension with his future still uncertain.

Milner signed for Liverpool on a free transfer from Manchester City. That deal was due to expire last week but Milner remains on the club’s books despite no announcement over an extension.

Milner is likely to have had a one-year option but these are normally announced by clubs.

And the Liverpool Echo report Liverpool want to reward him with a new deal after another impressive campaign.

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