Latest Transfer news for Today, Monday, 7 September 2020: Ryan Fraser will undergo a medical today after agreeing to join Newcastle.
The 26-year-old Scotland international (pictured above) has not kicked a ball at club level since his Bournemouth contract expired in June.
West Ham and Crystal Palace were also keen but Fraser opted for life on Tyneside after face-to-face talks with Toon boss Steve Bruce on Friday.
According to Sky Sports, Cherries striker Callum Wilson is also due to tie up a switch to St James’ Park.
Aston Villa made a £21million bid for Wilson, 28, over the weekend but withdrew their offer after he expressed a desire to join Bruce’s side.
Leicester want St Etienne defender Wesley Fofana but are reluctant to meet the French club’s £27m valuation.
The Daily Mail report that AC Milan and Everton have also checked on Fofana, 19, who was outstanding last season.
According to The Sun, West Ham will have to almost double their bid to land Burnley defender James Tarkowski.
The London club are believed to offered in the region of £27m for the England centre-back but the Clarets are reluctant sellers.
Having noted that Bournemouth received £40m from Manchester City for Nathan Ake, the Turf Moor outfit firmly believe their man is worth considerably more.
And Burnley boss Sean Dyche is in no rush to sell the 27-year-old, who has formed a formidable partnership with Ben Mee.
Goal report that Barcelona are planning to make a final offer for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez.
Martinez, 23, scored 14 league goals last season as Inter finished runners-up in Serie A.
Various sources claim that Barca outcast Luis Suarez will have to obtain an EU passport in order to join Juventus.
Italian champions Juve have already reached their limit of two non-EU signings following the arrival of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo and US international Weston McKinney.
Suarez, 33, is reportedly eligible for Italian naturalisation as his wife is a citizen.
But is not clear how the process, which usually takes several years, would be fast-tracked for the striker to join Juventus before the transfer window slams shut.
Mesut Ozil has been thrown an unlikely Arsenal lifeline after playing his first game in six months for the club, report The Sun.
The German star, 31, has been the subject of much speculation this summer after failing to impress Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.
But he was a surprise starter in Saturday’s final pre-season friendly against Aston Villa and is now in with a chance of being involved in Arsenal’s opening Premier League game at Fulham.
Ozil did not feature in any of the club’s 13 games after football came out of lockdown and did not even make the bench for the final 10.