There’s nothing quite like a good transfer story to get the adrenaline going – and thankfully, we have a lots of those today.
Huge money moves, big name transfers and the transfer window finally (finally!) open.
Here are today’s top stories…
- Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Pittodrie until 2020. (Press and Journal)
- Rangers chairman Dave King has been under fire for his assertion that Celtic have only won two-in-a-row, due to rest being secured during the Ibrox club’s absence from the top flight (Various)
- Emilio Izaguirre is desperate to sign a new three-year contract with Celtic. (Herald)
- Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers will need to decide quickly if he wants Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, with Ipswich Town having now bid for him. (Daily Express.
- Caley Thistle manager John Robertson has challenged his players to forget painful memories of relegation last season as they prepare for life in the Championship. (Press and Journal)
South of the Border
- Olivier Giroud will hold crunch talks with Arsenal over his future as the club move closer to a club-record deal for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. (Evening Standard)
- Leicester City will have to offer at least £40m to even tempt Swansea City into discussing a possible deal for Gylfi Sigurdsson. (Leicester Mercury)
- Manchester United’s hopes of signing Ivan Perisic have been dealt a blow, with Inter Milan’s new boss Luciano Spalletti desperate to keep the 28-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport via Daily Mail)
- Bookies have cut the odds on Tottenham striker Harry Kane signing for the Red Devils from 20-1 to 6-1. (Daily Star)
- Juventus and Brazil defender Alex Sandro, 26, has agreed to join Chelsea, with the Premier League champions closing in on a £61m deal. (Corriere della Sera)
- United are also close to signing 29-year-old Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan from Roma. (Il Tempo)
- France striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, is to be offered a 900% pay rise by Monaco to fend off interest from Real Madrid, Liverpool and Arsenal. (Sun)
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is confident teenage defender Daniel Harvie will challenge for a first-team berth this season.
The 18-year-old left back enjoyed a productive loan spell at Championship club Dumbarton last season, making 34 appearances and scoring three goals for the Sons.
Harvie made his Aberdeen debut in the 2-1 victory against Partick Thistle on March 8, 2016.