Burnley 'rival' Arsenal and West Ham for Premier League free agent as Liverpool hope to agree winger deal 'in the coming weeks'

The return of Premier League action could move a step closer today with all 20 clubs set to vote on whether to resume contact training.

Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 9:11 am
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But as clubs work towards the next stage of Project Restart, speculation is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to Burnley the upcoming transfer window – or in Newcastle United’s case, a takeover.

As ever, we’re sharing the latest gossip from around the Premier League – so scroll and click through the pages:

The agent of Percy Tau, Mmatsatsi Sefalafala, admits there is huge loan interest in the South African and talks are ongoing over a work permit in order to grant him his Brighton debut. (Goal)

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The Telegraph’s Jason Burt still expects the takeover to ‘eventually’ go ahead, though admits he has rarely dealt with something as complicated amid reports the £300m deal is in ‘serious doubt’.
Sources close to the deal insist any Saudi individuals subject to the O&D’s test have no ability to influence or fix piracy in the country and expect the Premier League to recognise this. (Daily Mail)
A final decision from the Premier League is likely to be delayed until next week and probably beyond as they examine the evidence and deal with the Project Restart. (Daily Mail)
If the takeover is finally approved, the Magpies want to sign Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri having already contacted his representatives over a possible swoop. (Daily Mail)
Newcastle have already contacted Philippe Coutinho’s representative after Bayern Munich turned down the chance to sign him permanently. Arsenal are also interested. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spain)
Liverpool are in advanced talks with Wolves over Adama Traore and hope to reach an agreement in the coming weeks. (TodoFichajes - in Spain)
Leeds United have been tipped to sign Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart and could get the best out of him once more, according to former player-turned-radio pundit Noel Whelan. (Football Insider)
Odion Ighalo’s agent says his client is ‘very close’ to an agreement with Manchester United. The striker is due back at parent club Shanghai Shenhua next week. (Various)
Burnley have joined Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham in the race for Liverpool's Adam Lallana, whose contract expires this summer. (Daily Mirror)