Liverpool are edging close to making Manchester City midfielder James Milner their first signing of a very busy summer.
With captain Steven Gerrard leaving, the Reds are in desperate need of experience in midfield and they are strong favourites to land the 29-year-old.
Earlier this month, boss Manuel Pellegrini said that the Englishman remains a key player in his squad but according to the Daily Star he will be announced as a Liverpool player in the coming weeks.
Stoke City release three players
Stoke City have announced that the contracts of Andy Wilkinson, Thomas Sorensen and Wilson Palacios will not be extended and that the three are free to leave at the end of next month.
West Ham United eye Frank De Boer to replace Sam Allardyce
West Ham United are ready to make a move for Ajax coach Frank De Boer, according to the Daily Express.
Bournemouth sign King on a free transfer
Newly-promoted Bournemouth have announced the signing of 23-year-old Joshua King. The Norwegian joins from Blackburn on a free transfer.