Manchester City are ready to follow up the signing of Ilkay Gundogan by pressing ahead with their move for Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Bilbao.
City have agreed to pay the £39million release clause to sign the France international defender even though he is out until late August with a broken leg and dislocated ankle.
Athletic have made Laporte an offer of an improved contract but the 22-year-old is keen to join up with Pep Guardiola and his City project.
Manchester City are pressing ahead with their move for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte (right)
City have agreed to pay the £39million release clause to sign the France international defender
Laporte has stepped up his recovery in recent weeks and has resumed light training and has been enjoying some golf practice as he improves ankle mobility .
City remain in the hunt for Everton defender John Stones too though expect competition from Manchester United and they also posted scouts at Germany's friendly with Slovakia last Sunday to watch Schalke's Leroy Sane.
The 20-year-old winger is valued at around £40m and is one of the most coveted players in Europe at the moment.
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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is considered one of the most vulnerable players as Jose Mourinho assesses his new squad.
Depay has had a poor first season at Old Trafford which culminated in him being dropped from United's FA Cup side.
Questions have been asked about his attitude throughout the season. He has come under more scrutiny while with the Holland squad following Louis van Gaal's departure and Dutch media keen to find answers behind their former national coach's demise.
Mourinho will look to shed three or four players from United's squad and bring in a similar amount to particularly strengthen United's spine.
The one thing in Depay's favour as he looks to re-establish himself is that his star has fallen so much that there is a very limited market of clubs who would be interested in taking him this summer.
Manchester United's Memphis Depay is considered one of the most vulnerable players under Jose Mourinho
Rangers will not be pursuing a move for Liverpool defender Kolo Toure.
The 35-year-old has been linked with a move to Ibrox but the Scottish Championship winners are exploring alternative solutions for central defence.
Toure is out of contract at the end of the month and has interest from China though is keen to remain here.
Liverpool are considering inviting Toure to take up a coaching role as they re-shape their squad this summer but it is unlikely to include much playing time.
Rangers will not be pursuing a move for Liverpool's Kolo Toure, who is out of contract at the end of the month
Jurgen Klopp has already signed Joel Matip from Schalke and goalkeeper Loris Karius. He wants to add another left back with Leicester's Ben Chilwell still in his sights and is maintaining interest in Southampton's Saido Mane and Borussia Monchengladbach's Mahmoud Dahoud.
Defender Martin Skrtel is exploring a move away while Liverpool will look at offers for Christian Benteke but would want to recoup the majority of the £32.5million they paid for him.
They have also been sounded out about a potential deal for Portugal midfielder Joao Mario from Sporting Lisbon and there are concerns that Philippe Coutinho is emerging as a potential target for Paris Saint-Germain.
Defender Martin Skrtel is exploring a move away having struggled for first-team opportunities recently
Hull City have released striker Sone Aluko and versatile defender Ryan Taylor.
Tom Huddlestone and Ahmed Elmohamady have been offered new contracts though with their current deals due to expire while goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic is set to remain at the KC Stadium with the club exercising its option to offer him a one-year deal.
Hull City, who won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs, have released striker Sone Aluko
Watford are signing teenage defender Pervis Estupinan on loan.
The 18-year-old's former club, Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito, announced on Tuesday that they had reached an agreement with Udinese who will loan him to Watford..
Estupinan, a left back, represented Ecuador at the Under 17 World Cup in Chile last year.
Watford, who will be managed by Walter Mazzarri next term, are signing teenager Pervis Estupinan on loan
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