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Sunday 25 June 2017 19:41
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The summer transfer window may not have opened but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from working into overdrive.

Every man and his dog has been linked to Manchester United in the last few weeks while Arsenal’s search for a much-needed forward continues.

The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Alvaro Morata, Andrea Belotti, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez have all been linked with moves in what promises to be another summer of bumper signings.

Still, a number of clubs have set about their business early. Manchester City are the summer’s early pace setters, having already signed both Bernardo Silva and Ederson, while Mohamed Salah recently joined Liverpool in a £34.3m move from Roma.

Everton are the other big spenders so far in the window, signing Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for £30m and Ajax’s Davy Klaassen for £23.6m.

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Join us throughout the day to keep up to date with all the latest transfer news, gossip and rumours from the Premier League and around the rest of Europe.

Jack Austin25 June 2017 09:39

Antonio eager to keep improving at West Ham

West Ham United midfielder Michail Antonio knows footballers can be "forgotten in two weeks" and is determined to keep improving to avoid that fate.

Antonio started his senior career at semi-professional team Tooting and Mitcham United before joining Reading in 2008 and rising up the divisions, moving to West Ham in 2015. The winger has since made over 50 league appearances for the Hammers.

The 27-year-old had his best campaign in 2016-17 where he won the club's Player of the Year award after scoring nine goals in 29 league starts to help the London side secure a 11th placed finish but Antonio aims to improve further.

"I never think 'I've made it' because, in football, you can be forgotten within two weeks and I don't ever want to be forgotten. I want to always be better and make my career last as long as possible," Antonio told the club's official website.

"It does make me proud to know where I've come from and how hard I have worked, but I'm also scared of it, because I know what I've had to do, and I don't ever want to go back to that situation. It drives me more to be better."

Antonio is recovering from a hamstring injury that ended his season in April but signed a new four-year contract at West Ham in May and is confident that he can achieve his target of scoring more goals next season.

"I am so determined to have a great season, especially after the injury. My target at the start of last season was to improve and score more goals than I had the previous year," Antonio said.

"So next season... I want to get to that mark as soon as possible so that I can make it higher, keep pushing myself and keep getting better."

Vithushan Ehantharajah25 June 2017 11:40

Sturridge urged to move to PSG

Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move to PSG over the past few days.

And Jason McAteer thinks the Liverpool squad player should jump at the opportunity to play regular first-team football for one of Europe's biggest clubs.

"I have heard West Ham want to sign him, but my personal opinion is that Daniel would thrive at somewhere like PSG," McAteer told The Sunday Mirror.

"Playing with superstars like Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria would suit his game. In France, he would also be out of the constant spotlight.

"The stumbling block would be the fee and whether Liverpool get the £40million they want for him, which remains to be seen.

"It could depend on Ronaldo. If he left Madrid, I'm certain he would join PSG – and that would rule out them moving for Sturridge.

"But, whatever happens, the time is right for Daniel to move."

Vithushan Ehantharajah25 June 2017 13:54

Lyon name their price

Lyon's president has been talking a lot it seems, and this time about how much Arsenal must pay for Alexandre Lacazette.


Jack Austin25 June 2017 14:10

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