Chelsea winger Willian, 31, has turned down a two-year deal with the club and has held talks over a free transfer to Arsenal, who are willing to offer the Brazil international the three-year contract he wants.
Arsenal are also keen on Bayern Munich’s Brazilian play-maker Philippe Coutinho, 28, and Atletico Madrid’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey, 27.
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to see the club sign Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele, 23.
Manchester United are edging close to signing 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho on at least a five-year deal.
Manchester United will wait until late in the transfer window to move for Aston Villa’s English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24.
Inter Milan have agreed to buy Chile winger Alexis Sanchez, 31, for £13.5m from Manchester United and the deal will be announced after the Italian side’s Europa League game with Getafe on Wednesday.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made five defenders available for sale and will step up plans to sign Leicester City and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23.They will need to make Chilwell the world’s most expensive defender if they are to land his signature. Chelsea are also interested in Real Madrid’s 23-year-old Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon, who has been the subject of an £18m bid from Everton.
Paris St-Germain want to sell former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye and Wolves are interested in the Senegal international.