Burnley are set to kick off their pre-season campaign this week as they host Rochdale in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Friday.
They are then scheduled to face Wolves at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Centre the following day, before a different set of players will face Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.
Their pre-season fixtures will resume next weekend as they travel to Shrewsbury Town before heading to Portugal for six days in Lisbon.
Here are today’s rumours...
1. Italian club make contact over Reading star
Cagliari have been on contact with Reading as they look to snap up striker George Puscas. The striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Pisa last season, scoring eight goals in Serie B. (Tuttomercatoweb.com)
2. Blues winger heads to Spain
Birmingham City have confirmed the permanent departure of Ivan Sanchez to Real Valladolid. The 29-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with the Spanish club, scoring two goals in 12 appearances. (Birmingham City FC)
3. US international to join Boro on loan
Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen on loan this summer. The 27-year-old only managed four appearances in all competitions last season. (90min)
4. Tottenham could 'pull out' of race for Boro defender
Tottenham Hotspur could potentially pull out of the race to sign Djed Spence if they don't reach a breakthrough soon. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Riverside Stadium for much of last season. (Football League World)