Latest – Chelsea step up bids for Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater and Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain (News, gossips, gists, rumours, transfer speculations & updates)

Chelsea have made a new £35m bid to sign Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24. Also, the Blues are preparing to make a new £32m offer for Leicester and England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27.

The National Union of Professional Footballers has backed PSG forward Neymar over a “spiteful” complaint against him from former club Barcelona.

Man City left-back Benjamin Mendy has been hit with £60 fine for parking his £250,000 Ferrari in a taxi rank in Manchester. However, the France international has found the English paparazzi far more accommodating.

Tottenham have secured the services of defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a club-record fee. The 21-year-old Colombia international completed a medical and all relevant paperwork on Wednesday afternoon and now just needs a work permit to officially become a Spurs player. He will wear the number six shirt.

Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has reportedly told the club he wants to leave the Nou Camp, amid speculation that Man United are interested in making him their fourth signing of the summer. It is ubderstood that Gomes is unhappy that Barca are being linked with Jean-Michel Seri.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could leave the La Liga club before the end of next week.

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, is considering making a public statement highlighting his discontent at the club in order to force an exit.

Inter Milan have made a bid for to sign Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, 25, on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent £20m-plus deal.

Lionel Messi’s father has spoken to Man City about the 30-year-old Argentina and Barcelona forward making a move to the Etihad.

West Brom defender Jonny Evans, 29, expects to complete a £30m switch to Man City next week.

Chelsea have identified former Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel as the man they want to succeed Antonio Conte amid reports of tension between the Italian and the Blues’ hierarchy.

West Ham are keeping tabs on Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong but are yet to make a bid for the 23-year-old.

Sunderland have also fallen behind Aston Villa in the battle to sign winger Robert Snodgrass, 29, from West Ham.

Former Man City striker Stevan Jovetic, 27, has turned down the chance to join Brighton from Inter Milan.

Tottenham are preparing a new offer for Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, 22, who has also been linked with a move to Juventus.

Juventus and Liverpool are set to battle for Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes, 29, who has been told he is no longer first choice at the club. However, the Germany international says he has no intention of leaving Schalke this summer.

PSG are looking to sign Napoli and former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 34.

Barcelona ‘announced‘ the signing of Angel di Maria after having their social media accounts hacked.

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana was snapped wearing a leg brace during Liverpool’s clash with Hoffenheim on Wednesday night.