But as every football fan’s attention turns towards the resumption of the top-flight season, speculation is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to the upcoming transfer window – or in Newcastle United’s case, a takeover.
As ever, we’re sharing the latest rumours from around the top-flight – so scroll and click through the pages to see the latest news and gossip:
1. Seagulls keen on Frenchman
Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in Stade de Reims’ £13m-rated forward Boulaye Dia, though face strong competition from Marseille. (Le10Sport)
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2. Like father, like son?
Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara thinks Erling Haaland could be pushed towards a switch to Leeds United over Manchester United - following in his father’s footsteps. (Daily Express)
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3. Abramovich contacts Havertz
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has personally contacted Bayern Leverkusen star Kai Havertz to convince the player to move to Stamford Bridge. (Sport Buzzer via Daily Express)
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4. Gunners eye Lille star
Arsenal are rivalling Manchester United and Everton for Lille midfielder Joel Ngoya. (France Football)
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