Brighton tipped to swoop for exciting Chelsea prospect, Spurs plot £30m raid for in-demand lethal striker

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Brighton host Chelsea in their first game of the season, before matches against the likes of Newcastle, Manchester United and Everton. Meanwhile, the Seagulls continue to work on signing some of their key transfer targets. For now, here’s all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Premier League.

Inter look set to target Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri, with the Blues keen to sell a number of players as manager Frank Lampard continues his eye-catching squad overhaul. (Football Italia)
Man Utd are closing on a move for Ajax’s midfield sensation Donny van de Beek, but could alternatively look to beat Liverpool to Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara if a deal for the Dutchman falls through. (Guardian/BBC Sport)
Leeds United’s summer spending looks set to continue, with reports claiming the Whites could sign both Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul and Dinamo Zagreb starlet Josko Gvaridol is a double deal worth around £50m. (Daily Mail)
Leicester City have been named the bookies’ favourites to sign Burnley star Dwight McNeil, as a host of elite sides continue to maintain an interest in the highly-rated winger. (Oddschecker)
The agent of Porto’s goal-machine striker Moussa Marega has claimed that “several English clubs” have been in touch expressing an interest in his client, amid interest from Newcastle United and Crystal Palace. (A Bola)
Man City continue in their pursuit of Barcelona legend Lionel Messi, and will offer the player around £450m in wages over the course of an audacious long-term deal that would see him end his career with affiliate club New York City FC. (Daily Star)
Aston VIlla look set to blow their competition out the water in their quest to sign Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, by offering the striker wages of around £70k-per-week to beat Sheffield United and Fulham to his signature. (The Sun)
Arsenal could be set to raid Championship side Brentford for two key players, with goalkeeper David Raya and star winger Said Benrahma believed to be on Mikel Arteta’s transfer shortlist. (90min)
Brighton & Hove Albion are said to be pondering a loan move for Chelsea youngster Connor Gallagher, as they look to replace Aaron Mooy following his move to Shanghai SIPG. (The Sun)
Spurs are closing in on a move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, and could pay around £30m to secure the recently-relegated forward as backup for star man Harry Kane. (Express)

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