Sports Transfer Market Live Update: Saturday, 2nd July 2016


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A happy weekend to all football loving fans across the globe. The Euros have gone deep into the crucial stages and prices for players keep increasing based on performances at the tournament.

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Here are the top transfer stories for today.

- Villarreal is ready to pay up to 7 million Euros for Wolfsburg's midfielder Daniel Caligiuri. (Bild)

- Tottenham are sending representatives to Milan to negotiate a move for Inter striker Mauro Icardi. (

- Juventus are closing in on signing Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia, with the Serie A champions set to pay €16 million for the former Roma centre-back. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

- Stoke City have made a £16 million bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, with talks set to continue over the player's future next week. (Daily Mirror)

- John Stones has told Everton he wants to leave the club for Manchester City, with the Etihad Stadium outfit set to bid £50 million for the England international defender.

- Crystal Palace have lodged an opening bid of £25 million for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke while they are also close to signing West Ham centre-back James Tomkins. (Guardian)

- Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante will opt to join Chelsea ahead of the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus after Euro 2016. (Daily Telegraph.

- Crystal Palace have agreed a £12.5m fee with West Ham for defender James Tomkins, 27.(Daily Mail)

- German champions Bayern Munich are considering a move for Arsenal's France defender Laurent Koscielny, 30, who has a contract with the Gunners until 2019.(Evening Standard)

- Everton have agreed to sign Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 27, from Zenit St Petersburg and will pay the player over £100,000-a-week. (Squawka)

- Stoke have made a £16m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, and are willing to pay the player £70,000-a-week in wages.(Mirror)

- Burnley are prepared to make defender Michael Keane, 23, one of the highest-paid players in the club's history to ward off interest from Premier League champions Leicester City.(Lancashire Telegraph)

- Fulham have told fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday to pay £15m for striker Ross McCormack, 29, after rejecting a £11.5m offer for the player. (Mirror)


- Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 32, has been put up for sale by Turkish side Fenerbahce.(Evening Standard)