Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed terms to join Marseille on a three-year contract and the French club are due to hold talks with Chelsea over a deal to sign the striker. Negotiations are not expected to be complicated, with Chelsea keen to sell the 34-year-old.

Aubameyang joined Chelsea from Barcelona last September but swiftly fell out of favour to the extent he was not included in their Champions League squad after the group stage and started only five Premier League games.

Chelsea are continuing to trim their squad and have agreed to sell Ethan Ampadu to Leeds for £7m. The 22-year-old, who can play as a defender or defensive midfielder, is due for a medical and Chelsea have a sell-on clause.

Chelsea will this week submit a new bid of more than £70m plus add-ons for Moisés Caicedo in the hope of convincing Brighton to sell the midfielder.

Manchester City have rejected a bid for Riyad Mahrez from Al-Ahli but the Saudi Arabian club are confident of striking a deal to sign the Algeria international. City turned down £18m plus £5m in add-ons and have demanded £30m for the 32-year-old, who joined them for £60m in 2018.

Mahrez, who signed a contract extension to 2025 last summer, started 22 Premier League and six Champions League matches last season. The winger became increasingly peripheral in the Champions League, playing only 11 minutes across the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final as City secured the treble.

Al-Nassr , another Saudi Arabian club, have a verbal agreement with Manchester United to sign Alex Telles. The left-back joined United from Porto in 2020 and spent last season on loan at Sevilla.

Nathan Redmond has turned down offers from Saudi Arabia and Europe and agreed to sign for Burnley. The 29-year-old winger is a free agent after leaving Besiktas, whom he joined from Southampton. He is due to have a medical after being attracted by the chance to work with Vincent Kompany.