22.31 BST: West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie could be set for Crystal Palace for around £1.75 million, according to the Telegraph.
22.00 BST: Now here's a juicy rumour, as the Guardian reports that Arsenal are set to make a second offer of £35 million for Liverpool's Luis Suarez.
21.35 BST: In light of tonight's Thiago news, a reminder of Susie Schaaf's feature on the murder of Munich midfielders. Check it out here.
21.01 BST: A little segue, but relevant nonetheless, some teams have been in friendly action today, including Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton. FULL STORY.
20.30 BST: Here's what Bayern fans can look forward to...
20.04 BST: Here's what Pellegrini has had to say about Maicon on the club's official website: "Maicon didn't come here to the pre-season and he will not be in the squad at Manchester City this year."
19.34 BST: Thoughts on the addition, Bayern fans? Sad to see him leave, Barca fans? Gutted to miss out, United fans? Have your say at the foot of the blog.
19.26 BST: While it is this way for the FULL STORY on the Thiago transfer.
19.16 BST: And here's the Bayern confirmation...
OFFIZIELL: Transfer von Thiago Alcantara (22) von Barcelona zum FCB perfekt! Bayern zahlt für Guardiolas Wunschspieler 20 Mio. ^M.Hörwick— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) July 14, 2013
19.01 BST: BREAKING: Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona.
18.41 BST: Parma executive Pietro Leonardi has had the following to say to Sport Italia about the possible signing of Inter Milan defender Matias Silvestre: "Parma have waited for him many times.
"But we only sign players with enthusiasm and for this reason we decided not to continue negotiating with the player."
18.15 BST: Sadly, Maicon never really lived up to his Inter Milan and Brazil hype at City.
17.54 BST: Sports journalist at the Manchester Evening News, Rob Dawson, has some news on Maicon's future at Manchester City.
Pellegrini confirms Maicon to leave City. Never saw best of him but did give great website interview after signing. 'Hi, Maicon here'. Ha.— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) July 14, 2013
17.46 BST: Manchester United have suggested they are willing to run Wayne Rooney’s contract down and are not in talks with any players about extending their stay at Old Trafford. FULL STORY.
17.30 BST: Spanish press getting excited about an imminent announcement on the Thiago deal to Bayern Munich. Reports suggest a deal is expected to be finalised in the next few hours. Working hard on a Sunday these agents.
17.27 BST: Peter Odemwingie can get back in his car and head to London soon. The Nigerian striker is wanted by Crystal Palace, Fulham and West Ham at a knock-down price of £1.5m. Sky Sports say Hull City and Sunderland are also after his services.
17.20 BST: Tenuous one this one but Newcastle are set to sign Darren Bent and and unnamed French striker according to the Birmingham Mail. Everyone knows about their pursuit of Aston Villa's Bent but the other guy is anyone's guess.
17.15 BST: Spurs are after two teenagers tipped for bright futures say the Sunday Mirror. Eighteen years olds Joel Pohjanpalo from HJK Helsinki and Real Betis' Alvaro Vadillo, dubbed the next Cristiano Ronaldo, are both on their radar. Liverpool and Monaco are also interested in the Finnish striker who scored a three-minute hattrick on his debut last season.
17.09 BST: Porto's 34-goal striker Jackson Martinez has had no contact from interested Napoli. The Partonepei are looking for a replacement for PSG-bound Edinson Cavani but Italy-based agent Giovanni Fiore says there has been no contact with Rafa Benitez's club.
17.04 BST: Sky Sports are reporting through the Fulham Chronicle that Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in signing Richard Dunne from Aston Villa. The experienced Irishman would replace Christopher Samba in the heart of QPR's defence next season.
16.59 BST: A rumour that surely shouldn't be believed but Barcelona are looking to sign Fernando Torres as a replacement for David Villa according to Sport. Can only imagine that is a way of stopping him scoring against them, which he always does.
16.52 BST: Reports emerging from BeIn Sport that Thiago Silva's agent has confirmed he will remain at PSG next season. I bet that doesn't stop the Barcelona press though.
Juan Carlos Valeron. The man Xavi and Iniesta described as their inspiration and the best Spanish player ever. Just sit back and enjoy the video below.
16.46 BST DONE DEAL Spanish legend and I mean LEGEND, Juan Carlos Valeron has signed for his boyhood club Las Palmas on a one-year deal with an option for a second. The former Deportivo man spent 16 years away from Las Palmas but the 37-year-old has chosen to keep on playing rather than taking up a non-playing role at the Riazor.
16.37 BST Ajax boss Frank de Boer has given his blessing to Christian Eriksen to join Liverpool. He told reporters at a press conference, 'It is up to Christian what he wants. If he feels good going to Liverpool anyway, then it is up to him.'
16.28 BST Juventus No.2 Marco Storari is 'pleased' with being linked with moves away but has no intention of leaving the Bianconeri, say Sky Sport Italia.
16.22 BST Real Madrid wonderkid, Jese Rodriguez is not for sale. The 20-year-old is highly-rated at the Santiago Bernebeu and rumours have it that Zinedine Zidane himself wants to see the winger in the first-team next season. However with one year left on his contract, Rodriguez may seek a move away sooner rather than later.
16.10 BST Chelsea's pursuit of Daniele De Rossi looks in jeopardy after new Roma boss Rudi Garcia says he wants to keep hold of the midfielder. De Rossi looked certain for the exit door as some of Europe's elite clubs circled but Garcia said, 'He is a great player and surely it's better to have him with us than to see him leave.'
16.02 BST Michael Laudrup says he needs one more striker to complete his transfer business this summer. Swansea signed Wilfried Bony for a record fee just days ago but the Swans boss feels another striker will put his side in good stead to compete domestically and in Europe.
15.59 BST DONE DEAL In the Championship and promotion-hopefuls Brighton have signed left-back Adam Chiksen from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee.
15.50 BST Guillem Balague follows up that tweet with another worth noting. apparently Moyes didn't really fancy Thiago's style of play.
United were willing to pay clause 4 Thiago. But Pep believed in Thiago. Moyes not so much (will his football work in PL? Moyes wasnt sure)— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 14, 2013
15.49 BST Repsected Spanish journalist, Guillem Balague seems to think the Thiago deal to Bayern Munich will completed soon. His latest update below.
Bayern negotiating with FCB 4 Thiago,all will b confirmed soon. Despite buy out clause Bayern prefer 2 talk to FCB.Utd were willing 2 pay it— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 14, 2013
15.43 BST Liverpool are looking to make three quick signings. The Sunday Mirror say boss Brendan Rodgers is after Ajax pair Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld and Chelsea's Ryan BErtrand.
15.32 BST A number of English clubs are said to be in the hunt for Utrecht's Zambian marksman, Jacob Mulenga. Sky Sports say the 29-year-old has been subject to intense speculation linking him to Nottingham Forest but it seems Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic are now in for the prolific striker.
15.25 BST Marca say Alvaro Negredo will join Manchester City this week. Apparently, personal terms have been agreed but there is still dispute over the fee as Sevilla want €25m.
15.19 BST West Ham have had former PSV midfielder Orlando Engelaar on trial with them in the past few weeks. Sam Allardyce told the Hammers official website that he wants the Dutch-international to play one more game for th club to see if he'd be a useful addition to the squad.
15.11 BST James Mcfadden is set to sign for Motherwell tomorrow. Boss Stuart McCall is hopeful a deal can be completed so he can be involved against Newcastle on Tuesday. Remember this goal?
15.06 BST The Gonzalo Higuain saga continues. Sport say Florentino Perez has asked for a public apology over comments made at the end of last season from the Argentine, saying he wanted to leave the club. New boss Carlo Ancelotti is happy to keep the player and doesn't need the apology but Perez is adamant it would be necessary for him to remain at the club.
14.58 BST Manchester United's Nani has been subject to a lot of specualtion and if some reports are to be believed, then actual bids too. But Le Parisien has claimed moneybags Monaco are set to enter the race to sign the flying winger.
14.46 BST They don't seem to rest on a Sunday in Italy. Sky Sports Italia is reporting that Marquinhos' agent is in Paris to discuss a €35m deal.
14.42 BST More transfer news straight out of Italy.
Atalanta will sign free agent former Milan's Yepes, as announced by Atalanta president himself— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 14, 2013
14.34 BST: It seems as though Villarreal have entered the race to sign Julio Cesar from QPR. The goalkeeper was thought to be on the verge of signing for Napoli but El Submarino Amarillo are looking to hijack the deal.
14.24 BST: Napoli have emerged as favourites to sign Andrea Ranocchia from Inter Milan after rivals AC look to have cooled their interest.
14.15 BST: Napoli's outspoken chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has added fuel to the Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer saga by telling Tutto Napoli, 'Ibrahimovic will not play with Cavani, he has been promised a transfer.'
13.47 BST: Maxi Lopez. The guy Barcelona once had and has been scoring at a decent rate for Catania, Milan and Sampdoria in Serie A since. Well Sky Sport Italia's Fabrizio Romano says he is a Sunderland target amid conflicting reports saying Torino and Genoa are battling for his signature.
Sunderland is now looking for a striker: last idea is Maxi Lopez from Catania #SAFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabRomano21) July 12, 2013
13.40 BST: Well it looks like Wesley Sneijder couldn't keep himself out of the transfer news for what seems a record number of windows in succession. But this time, he's not going anywhere. ItaSportPress say the Dutchman has been asked by Galatasaray to convince AC Milan's Kevin Prince-Boateng to join the Turkish champions.
13.31 BST: Inter Milan are still tracking PSG's Gregory Van Der Wiel despite maintaining they want to sign Juventus' Mauricio Isla. Corrierre Dello Sport say that PSG are unlikely to accept bids below the €10m mark.
13.23 BST: Rumours abound that Spurs' bid to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa rest solely on their ability to offload Emmanuel Adebayor's hefty wages from their books.
13.14 BST: DONE DEAL Legendary No.2 at Newcastle United, Steve Harper has agreed a deal to join Hull City.
13.06 BST: Spanish daily AS say Real Betis have signed FC Basel defender Markus Steinhofer. The Spanish paper say the 27-year-old has already passed a medical and the two teams are just waitint to submit official paperwork.
Sure, Chelsea fans would love to see their hero back but wasn't this the perfect way to say goodbye?
12.55 BST: Didier Drogba's agent has denied rumours the Ivorian is set to re-sign for Chelsea a year after leaving the club. Ceylan Caliskan said Jose Mourinho had been in contact with the striker but the 35-year-old said he was happy at current club Galatasaray.
12.45 BST: And finally from L'Equipe, Clement Chantome is the man Marseille are said to have signed. Coach Elie Baup confirmed the club had signed another midfielder in the wake of a 3-0 pre-season defeat to Porto, with rumours suggesting it is the PSG man.
12.36 BST: One more from L'Equipe as former Nice defender, Renato Civelli, is on the brink of signing a two-year deal with Bursasspor in Turkey. The 29-year-old is currently without a club but has been training with a fitness coach at home in Buenos Aires.
12.31 BST: Not in France anymore but from L'Equipe again, Djamel Abdoun, Olympiacos striker voted Greece's best player last season, has rejected a move to Nottingham Forest but is still keen on a move to England. No club is named though.
12.27 BST: A few transfer stories coming out of L'Equipe today. Apparently Toulouse want to resign Adrien Rabiot on loan from PSG but Marseille have expressed an interest as well. The 19-year-old is a favourite in new coach Laurent Blanc's eyes though and any deal could be thwarted by him.
12.20 BST: The Sun's Charlie Wyett has his say on Chelsea's attempts to sign John Ruddy from Norwich.
Chelsea made four fruitless bids to sign Norwich keeper John Ruddy. Final offer was £7m, plus £2m add-ons and a loan player. Deal worth £10m— Charlie Wyett (@CharlieWyett) July 14, 2013
12.15 BST: In France now and L'Equipe say Chateauroux have signed Christian Kinkela after a trial with the club after a year at Ligue 2 Sedan.
12.09 BST: VfB Stuttgart have taken Besar Halimi on trial. The Nurembourg teenager is looking to pen himself a one year contract with the German giants.
12.00 BST: Italy legend Fabrizio Miccoli looks to have turned down a move to Melbourne Victory in order to return to hometown club Lecce, in the Italian third division. Fair play to the guy. And for being such a gentleman, here's probably the best goal he's ever scored.
11.49 BST: Reports coming out of Sweden saying Zlatan Ibrahimovic has his heart set on a move away from PSG. Aftonbladet say a move is 100% set in stone.
11.49 BST: Sevilla have come to a €2m agreement with newly-promoted Crystal Palace for the signing of Jose Campano. The midfielder rejected a new contract at Sevilla according to Estadio Deportivo as he wanted a change of scenery. It is expected to be announced tomorrow.
11.33 BST: Roma's busy summer continues as they look to add Manchester City's Brazilian right-back Maicon to their ranks in a €5m deal. They're also looking to bring in Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis on loan for a season as the Partonepei seem to have tied up a deal for Julio Cesar. Both are expected to sign next week. Read Julian De Martinis on Roma's official signings here.
11.26 BST: Spain's Sport say Germany's Bild think that Bayern Munich are going to make an audacious bid to land Mesut Ozil. Apparently, Ozil is open to the move as he would love to work alongside Pep Guardiola. If it happens, Bayern would boast a midfield of Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Muller, Ribery, Robben, Shaqiri, Gustavo, Martinez, possibly Thiago and Mesut Ozil. It just seems unecessary.
11.21 BST: Bayern Munich director of football Mattias Sammer has told Bild am Sonntag that if they had a deal in place for Thiago Alcantara, they would have announced it by now. ESPN's Susie Schaaf doesn't even think Bayern need Thiago. Read her views on the matter here.
11.17 BST: The man that claimed Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were interested in him but ended up at QPR is courting himself around once more. Adel Taarabt has told Le Parisien that the 'club of my heart is Olympique Marseille.' He also says that his 'friend' Joey Barton has told him all about it.
11.10 BST: Yesterday La Provence reported that Barcelona had made enquiries about Marseille's diminutive winger Mathieu Valbuena. Sport are now saying the same and the Frenchman's agent has said, 'I know that Barcelona admire him. They told me that after Villa's departure, they are seeking a player with his features.'
11.03 BST: Marseille's director of football Jose Anigo has revealed to Canal+ that they will be making a second offer for highly-rated youngster Florian Thauvin from Lille.
Here is Pablo Osvaldo scoring goals. Is he worth the hassle?
10.56 BST: Pablo Osvaldo is the pickiest footballer alive. Yesterday the Roma striker refused to talk to Southampton because they weren't in the Champions League. Now he has rejected a move to Zenit St Petersburg, who were willing to match his €4.5m per-year wages, because the Russian club is too far from his home in Italy. He also thinks himself too good for the Russian league.
10.49 BST: Chief football writer of The People and Football Writer's Association chairman, Steve Bates doesn't believe Man Utd have limitless pots of cash.
Under SAF #mufc wouldn't even go to 40m for Sneijder Benzema or Modric so can't see what's changed.— Steve Bates (@sbates_people) July 14, 2013
10.42 BST: Edin Dzeko looked like he was surplus to requirements under Roberto Mancini but new Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has insisted the Bosnian striker is not for sale. Pellegrini said he thinks Dzeko will 'show what he can do' next season. Read the full story here.
10.34 BST: The Daily Mirror claim West Brom fancy adding Tottenham's Clint Dempsey to their ranks. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is willing to sell but it seems the transfer fee and his wages are already a stumbling block.
10.30 BST: Was it business or pleasure asks Sky Sport Italia. AC Milan vice-chairman Adriano Galliani and Lazio supremo Claudio Lotito were spotted dining together in Sicily. Lazio's Antonio Candreva has been touted for a move but no official bids have been made. Watch this space.
10.21 BST: Inter Milan are desperate to make a marquee signing to show intent to the rest of Serie A, say Tuttusport. New boss Walter Mazzari is going to look to Lazio's Hernanes to be that man.
10.14 BST: Cash-strapped Espanyol are looking to bring in 22-year-old Fluminense striker Samuel Rosa Gonçalves according to Mundo Deportivo. However, the Catalan club are looking for outside investors to fund half the transfer. This one could drag.
10.10 BST: Ronaldo? Bale? Messi even? Manchester United are willing to pay for the lot says new chief executive Ed Woodward. Read the full story here.
10.03 BST: Arsenal have told Gonzalo Higuain to hurry up and decide if he wants to join them. Marca say the north Londoners are getting impatient with the Argentine and may avert their attention elsewhere if a deal cannot be concluded.
09.58 BST: Real Sociedad aren't licking their wounds at losing Asier Allaramendi to Real Madrid. Instead, the Basque club are looking to €3m Jonathan Dos Santos from Barcelona to replace the playmaker according to AS.
09.53 BST: Barcelona's promising young full-back Juan Montoya has signed a new contract until 2015. The La Masia product had been linked with moves to Italy and Germany but with a new deal in place, looks set to remain at the Catalan club.
09.46 BST: Udinese have included Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu in their first team squad list for next season in order to quash rumours he is set to sign for Crystal Palace, who have an interest in the Ghanaian midfielder.
09.30 BST: Shay Given was once one of the most heralded goalkeepers in the Premier League but since being replaced by Joe Hart at Man City and Brad Guzan at Aston Villa, the Irishman looks set to complete a move to Doncaster Rovers on loan for the season.
09.23 BST: Neil Lennon has taken great pride in the sale of Victor Wanyama to Southampton. The £11m fee was the highest ever received by a Scottish club and the Celtic boss is happy to have found and nurtured the Kenyan into the Premier League standard player he is today.
09.16 BST: Reports from Sky Sports say Napoli are close to signing QPr goalkeeper Julio Cesar on loan for the season. The Rafa revolution continues.
07.52 BST: Looks like Leighton Baines could be staying at Everton - that is if Manchester United don’t sign him first! The Mirror is reporting the England international will sign a new contract with the Toffees if the deal with United doesn’t materialise.
05.02 BST: Looks like Real Madrid are going to test the patience of Liverpool and their star striker Luis Suarez, with the Daily Star reporting the Spanish club will offer £25 million for the Uruguay international. Liverpool want to hold on to their top forward while he has admitted to wanting to play for Madrid. Oh, and Madrid's offer - it's about £15 million less than Suarez's expected value.
04.31 BST: Celtic manager Neil Lennon has hinted striker Gary Hooper may leave the club this summer. FULL STORY HERE.
According to The Sun, Manchester United manager David Moyes' has been given an endless well of funds to secure the major coup of the century - luring both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to Old Trafford. Ronaldo and Bale are two of the most coveted players on the planet, but United officials have given the green light for Moyes to construct what would surely be one of the most dynamic forward lines in recent history. Ronaldo is still yet to sign a new contract at Real Madrid and has talked of his fondness of his time with the Red Devils, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has flat out refused to even consider the notion of losing Bale, let alone to one of the club's biggest Premier League rivals. But should this rumour ring true, then expect fireworks in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the reunions at Chelsea just keep coming with the Mirror reporting that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants former Blues striker Didier Drogba to return to Stamford Bridge. On top of Mourinho heading back to London, there has been a host of players sent out on loan who are now returning to the club, including Michael Essien, who played under Mourinho at Madrid. And now Drogba looks set to join them, with the 35-year-old spotted at the club's training ground last week. However, Chelsea will have to approach Drogba's current club, Galatasaray, if any bid is to materialise.
And finally both United and Arsenal are running out of time to sign Belgian international Marouane Fellaini. According to the Mirror, once the midfielder's buy-out clause expires on August 14, Everton will demand in excess of £30 million for the 25-year-old. Arsenal have long been rumoured with a move for Fellaini while new United manager Moyes used to coach him back in his days as Everton boss, but once that magic date has been passed, Fellaini, who still has three years remaining on his contract, may be out of reach for either club.