Transfer round-up: Arsenal agree personal terms, Chelsea’s £39m bid

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team logoValencia defender Shkodran Mustafi has agreed personal terms with Arsenal – and the Spanish club will accept a bid upwards of £25m.

Full story: The Guardian

team logoEverton have explored the possibility of signing Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata this summer.

Full story: The Times

team logoManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been told that he must sell players before he can buy another central defender.

Full story: ESPN FC

team logoChelsea have made a £39m bid to sign 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario as Antonio Conte searches for his third summer signing.

Full story: Jornal de Noticias Daily Express

team logoArsenal have made an improved bid of £35m for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, having had a £30m offer rejected by the Premier League champions.

Full story: L’Equipe via The Sun

team logoChelsea attacker Pedro wants to leave the club and new boss Antonio Conte is open to offers for the Spain international.

Full story: Sport via Daily Star

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