Tottenham are cooling their interest in Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.
The England international was left behind from Everton’s trip to Tanzania last week with the club citing a groin injury.
The 23-year-old, with one year left on contract, has been keen to resolve his future and has so far failed to agree terms on a new deal at Everton as he looks for over £120,000 a week.
However, despite an expected push from Tottenham in the wake of their £54million Kyle Walker windfall, they are opting against pursuing Barkley at this stage.
Everton’s £50million asking price for Ross Barkley has put teams off from making offers
Arsenal and Chelsea have also shown interest in homegrown Barkley and Everton expect offers to come later in the window though they do not intend to let him go cheaply.
Sportsmail revealed Everton’s valuation in an inflated market was £50m and that has deterred suitors so far.
Tottenham have also shelved any plans to move for Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira as they weigh up options to replace Kyle Walker.
Kieran Trippier will carry on as first choice though they continue to assess other players for the position to maintain competition for places.
Tottenham, who also steadfastly maintain Eric Dier will not be sold, have not made an offer to Real Madrid for midfielder Mateo Kovacic despite reports a £25m offer was rejected.
Barkley was not taken on Everton’s pre-season trip to play a friendly in Tanzania
Harry Redknapp is keen on taking Aaron Lennon on loan from Everton.
Lennon has returned to training after a difficult spell last season which saw him admitted to hospital when he was detained under the Mental Health Act. The 30-year-old has looked sharp in training and is eager to play.
Redknapp, who hopes to agree a deal for Aston Villa defender Tommy Elphick over the next 24 hours, knows Lennon well and wants to see if the former Tottenham winger will drop to the Championship to boost their promotion prospects.
Apart from 29-year-old Elphick, Redknapp is already talking to free agent striker Robbie Keane and LA Galaxy’s Ashley Cole while Stewart Downing is also a potential target at Middlesbrough.
Meanwhile, Hull City are among the clubs to have asked to take Everton defender Matthew Pennington on loan. Pennington, who scored at Anfield in the Merseyside derby last season, also has interest from Leeds United.
Everton winger Aaron Lennon is a potential loan option for Harry Redknapp at Birmingham
Chelsea have sounded out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund and are willing to pay around £7million a year in wages after tax but have yet to make a formal bid for the £60m-rated 28-year-old.
They retain an interest in Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke too while Loic Remy is a target for Lille.
Chelsea still want £60m for Diego Costa but have had little above £26m offered by Atletico Madrid so far and the errant striker is doing his best to try and lower the price after posing in an Atletico shirt at the weekend.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of a number of striking targets for Chelsea
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to finalise his move to Juventus after agreeing a deal in principle.
Juventus and Arsenal are close to concluding the deal with the fee expected to be around £10m.
The 27-year-old Poland international, who has spent the last two seasons at Roma, will sign a long-term contract and replace Gianluigi Buffon on wages of around £70,000 a week.
Wojciech Szczesny is set to join Serie A champions Juventus in a £10m deal from Arsenal
Swansea City are close to agreeing a £1million deal with Coventry City for talented young centre-back Cian Harries.
The 20-year-old has been closely monitored by Tottenham and had a trial spell with Liverpool last season where he played and impressed against Bangor City.
The Wales U20 international played in the Toulon tournament last month and has made 17 first team appearances for Coventry.
The deal will be an initial £250,000 rising to around £1m with add-ons.
Swansea City are close to agreeing a £1million deal for Coventry Cian Harries
Crystal Palace will sign Jairo Riedewald from Ajax.
The 20-year-old had interest from Everton, Tottenham and Newcastle but is due at Selhurst Park to agree terms on a four year contract and an £8.6million transfer.
He will then link up with his new team-mates on their trip to Asia.
Frank de Boer is set to complete a deal for 20-year-old Ajax player Jairo Riedewald
West Bromwich Albion have agreed a deal with Al Ahly to take 26-year-old centre-back Ahmed Hegazy on a season-long loan.
The 6ft 5ins defender, nicknamed ‘Nesta of the Pyramids’ passed his medical on Sunday ahead fo flying out to join up with the Albion squad as they prepare for the Premier League Asia Trophy this week.
West Brom are also among clubs to have spoken to Celtic about midfielder Stuart Armstrong who has one year left on contract at Celtic Park. Southampton and Brighton have also been credited with interest.
West Brom are close to sealing a season- long loan deal for defender Ahmed Hegazy (right)
Anthony Stokes is to leave Blackburn Rovers by mutual consent.
The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international is understood to have a relegation clause in his contract and will be allowed to leave the Ewood Park club this week.
Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, managed by Stokes’ former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, have shown interest in signing him but the ex-Arsenal forward also has interest from abroad.
Stokes was used sparingly last season despite a promising start at Blackburn and finished with four goals in 14 appearances, mainly from the bench.
Anthony Stokes could be set for a reunion with his former Celtic boss, Neil Lennon at Hibernian
West Ham have agreed to sign Joe Hart on a season loan. The 30-year-old England international had interest from Newcastle United too but was keen to play for the London Stadium club though he will keep his options open at the end of the year as he has one year remaining on contract Manchester City.
West Ham will push to sign Marko Arnautovic for around £23million from Stoke City over the next 24 hours and are trying to strike a compromise with Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez over his wages.
The Mexican has offers from other European sides plus Los Angeles FC.
Stoke, meanwhile, expect Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma to sign later on Monday following a medical. They retain an interest in signing Bruno Martins Indi from Porto.
Joe Hart posted this picture from his train with the caption ‘on route to the next adventure’
Shay Given is wanted at Burnley as they consider increasing competition for Tom Heaton, however, the 41-year-old will keep his options open with other big clubs on the look-out for homegrown players.
Given has been training and helping out at Macclesfield Town in pre-season, as have Wes Brown and Alex Bruce who all live nearby. Bruce and Brown have even put on training sessions as part of their bid to earn coaching badges.
Shay Given, diving in on Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho, has left Stoke City