West Ham could beat Celtic to Brighton transfer, Chelsea close in on HUGE deal for international star – gossip

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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. For now, here’s all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Premier League.

Manchester City may have to pay £90m to sign Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, with Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia all moving to the Camp Nou to seal the astonishing deal. (Sport)
Despite previous reports, Bristol City are said to have no interest in signing Burnley defender Ben Gibson, and are instead focusing on a move for Fulham youngster Steven Sessegnon. (Bristol Post)
Newcastle United are set to battle the likes of Everton and Leicester City for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard. The £40m-rated sensation could leave following the Hoops’ premature Champions League exit. (Daily Mail)
Leeds United have been linked with an audacious £27m move for Lazio defender Luiz Felipe. The Brazil U23 international could be brought in as an alternative to Brighton’s Ben White. (talkSPORT)
Real Madrid are said to have set an asking price of around €20m for 23-year-old full-back Sergio Reguilon. Man Utd are believed to be keen on the player who impressed on loan at Sevilla last season. (Marca)
Everton’s plans to sign Watford star Abdoulaye Doucoure could be scuppered, with reports claiming Ligue 1 giants Monaco could hijack the deal and bring the ex-Rennes ace back to France in a €25m deal. (Sport Witness)
Leeds United have been named the bookies’ favourites to sign Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke. The former Liverpool and Aston Villa forward could be let go for around £7m by the Eagles. (Sky Bet/Daily Mail)
Leicester City look set to invest their Ben Chillwell millions in some new players, with Brentford winger Bryan Mbeumo among their key targets. He scored 16 goals and made seven assists last season. (Foot Mercato)
West Ham United and West Brom have both been credited with an interest in Brighton’s Shane Duffy, and could beat Celtic to the defender now the Hoops have been eliminated from the Champions League. (Daily Record)
Chelsea are putting the “finishing touches” together on their sensational move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz. He is set to become one of the best-paid footballers in the world, earning over £300k per-week. (Guardian)

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