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Following the conclusion of the Champions League final on Saturday night, all attention now turns to the transfer window as clubs look to strengthen their squads early and avoid drawn-out sagas.

Manchester City have already signed two players with Benfica goalkeeper Ederson and Manaco playmaker Bernardo Silva both joining Pep Guardiola’s side.

One player who won’t be moving, however, is Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, who opted against joining Manchester United, who are understood to have also cooled their interest in the player.

That leaves Jose Mourinho still searching for a high-profile signing – but will it be Gareth Bale?

Arsene Wenger is also keen to get on with transfer business after settling his Arsenal future for another two years and has promised to spend money in order to turn the Gunners into title contenders.

Follow all the latest news, gossip and rumours in the live blog below…

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's live transfer blog as player recruitment moves to the forefront of every manager's mind for the next two months.
Here are some of the top rumours doing the rounds this morning:
Manchester United want to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata (Cadena Cope)
Alexandre Lacazette's representatives will meet with Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp looks to beat Manchester United to the forward's signature (Daily Express)
Manchester City are confident of completing a £40m move for Kyle Walker (Daily Star)
Olivier Giroud has committed his future to Arsenal and insisted he won't be leaving the Gunners (ESPN)


Borussia Dortmund have added another exciting young player to their squad with the signing of PSG teenager Dan-Axel Zagadou 

Isco stays

Isco has seemingly put an end to any speculation that he will leave Real Madrid this summer by urging the club to give him a new deal to sign.
"My contract? I hope to renew soon and there’s no better place to play football than Madrid.
"If I knew that things would end like this, I’d take it every season.
"I could’ve never dreamt of this, but it’s thanks to this family, who made it easier."
Isco worked his way ahead of Gareth Bale into the team for the Champions League final but there is a feeling that the club is too small for both of them to stay.

Salah to Liverpool latest:

Liverpool are deep in talks with the former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah and have agreed personal terms with the Roma player.
Jurgen Klopp will make him the club's most expensive ever player with a £35m bid, that, with add-ons, will eclipse the fee paid for Andy Carroll.
With the player wanting to return to the Premier League to prove his talent, the only thing left to be agreed is a transfer fee. 

Deulofeu to Barca (again)

You'll be forgiven if you're suffering from some deja-vu here, but Gerard Deulofeu could be about to join Barcelona for the third time in his career. Or not. He has remained pretty non-committal on the situation.
"Maybe sometimes I’ve thought too much in the future. I’m living a very good moment in football and in the personal field, I’m calm.
I have to think about the national team right now and then I have to choose the best option.
It will be a busy summer in my case but I’m calm and everything will work out for sure."

Tammy Abraham 

Newly-promoted Brighton are looking to hijack Newcastle's attempts to bring Chelsea's Tammy Abraham to St James' Park.
The 19-year-old's only preference is for the club which will give him the best opportunity of first-team football as he looks to further develop himself after an impressive season in the Championship with Bristol City where he averages just over a goal a game.

Szczesny snubs Juventus?

Juventus are reportedly keen on Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma. 
But Roma's president, James Palotta, has claimed that the Polish international has no intention of serving as an understudy to Gianluigi Buffon and instead wants to exit the Emirates for a permanent move at the Stadio Olimpico.
“He told me that he wanted to stay with us,” the Roma president told the Italian press.

“I’ll say more, I was surprised by the fact some of the players I thought had wanted to leave came up to me before and after the final game to say they wanted to remain.

“It’s a sign we’ve got a good group, we just lack some depth and [Roma's sporting director] Monchi will help us with that.”

Potentially big news from the south of France as Arsene Wenger is seemingly pictured in Nice. 
Why could he be there? Well there's the small matter of a monster transfer bid the club had rejected for Kylian Mbappe last week. 
The Monaco frontman won't come cheap but after being rebuffed once, can Arsenal stump up enough cash to make this deal happen?
Let us know by tweeting us your view @IndyFootball
Pepe and Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly come to an agreement.
The Italian media was adamant that Inter Milan would sign the defender but Unai Emery has reportedly stepped in to make Pepe an offer.
Should the veteran defender arrive in Ligue 1 it will be the first of a busy summer of arrivals at PSG as they look to shake things up following Monaco's title win.

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