Fans won’t have long to wait until the new Premier League season gets underway, with the restart just over a month away.
That means there isn’t too much time for clubs to get their summer transfer business done ahead of kick-off in the 2020/21 campaign.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic could lead to less players being on the move, although there’s no shortage of rumours doing the rounds.
Here are the latest transfer rumours and gossip coming from the Premier League.
Lacazette set for Atletico switch
Alexandra Lacazette will reportedly join Atletico Madrid once Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs a new deal at Arsenal.
The Gabon international is thought to be close to extending his stay in north London, although that could spell the end for his strike partner with the Gunners.
According to the Daily Star, Lacazette is on course for a £30million move to Spain, having nearly joined Diego Simeone’s side back in 2017.
The Frenchman is said to be unhappy to be no more than a bit-part figure in Mikel Arteta’s plans going forward, with his place under threat as Arsenal close in on the signing of Willian.
New deal on offer for Sancho
Borussia Dortmund will offer Jadon Sancho a new deal and a significant pay rise if Manchester United do not meet their deadline, according to reports in Germany.
The England international is the subject of a long-running transfer saga as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks land his top target.
United have been set a deadline of August 10 in order to meet Dortmund’s £100million valuation of Sancho, although reports have suggested they don’t want to rush as they look to avoid paying over the odds.
Bild though have reported that Dortmund could look to extend Sancho’s stay at the club should United go beyond their deadline.
Lampard looking to snap up Stones
Chelsea are looking to sign Manchester City defender John Stones as Frank Lampard looks to overhaul his defence ahead of the new season.
Stones has fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola following the signing of Nathan Ake from Bournemouth, as well as a number of below-par performances last season.
Lampard could therefore look to pounce, and – according to The Mirror – could land the England international in a bargain £20million deal.
The Chelsea boss is aiming to overhaul his defence ahead of the news season, with the Blues also reportedly joining Leeds United and Liverpool in the race to sign Brighton’s Ben White.
Burnley eye Worrall, Lazio target Wood
Joe Worrall is the latest Championship defender linked with a move to Burnley and the Nottingham Forest centre back fits the bill for the Clarets.
The 23-year-old was a regular for Forest last season with Sabri Lamouchi's side missing out on the play-offs after a late capitulation.
Burnley are keen to strengthen at the back with Ben Gibson's Turf Moor future looking bleak, leaving the Clarets with just three senior centre halves.
Meanwhile, Burnley striker Chris Wood has been linked with a move to Serie A side Lazio but the Clarets are keen to retain their top scorer.
The frontman, who hit 14 goals for the Clarets last season, has passed double figures for goals in each of his last three Premier League seasons.
He is a key man at Turf Moor and Sean Dyche will not want to lose a man who signed a new deal until 2023 last November.