Birmingham close in on £6m deal for Brentford playmaker Jota
Birmingham City are reportedly set to win the race to sign Brentford midfielder Jota, according to the Daily Mail's live transfer feed (31st August 2017; 6:56 am).
Jota has been attracting the attention of the likes of West Ham, Middlesbrough and Fulham during the summer, but the Mail suggests that Harry Redknapp is closing in on bringing the Spaniard to St Andrew's in a deal worth £6 million plus add-ons.
Leicester reject Bournemouth's £25m bid for Gray; Tottenham now reluctant to make bid
According to the Daily Mail's live transfer feed (31st August 2017; 7:19 am), Bournemouth have seen a £25 million bid for Leicester winger Demarai Gray rejected by the Foxes.
The Mail reports that Tottenham have made an enquiry for the youngster, but are now reluctant to make the kind of bid that it would clearly take to tempt Leicester into even considering selling the youngster.
Bournemouth are now weighing up whether to make another attempt to sign the former Birmingham starlet, the Mail adds.
Norwich target Stuart Dallas comments on new Leeds contract
Stuart Dallas has suggested to BBC Radio Leeds that he gave the possibility of leaving Leeds little thought before signing his new three-year deal at Elland Road.
The winger was entering the final year of his contract with the Whites, and the Yorkshire Evening Post recently credited Norwich City with an interest - but the Northern Irishman insisted that, while the speculation was not a surprise given his situation, he personally had no hesitation making the call to stay at Leeds.
"Obviously I was out of contract at the end of the season. I was probably going to be linked with a few different teams but for me, it was a no-brainer, this is where I want to be," he told BBC Radio Leeds when asked about speculation which linked him with a move to Norwich.
Riyad Mahrez set to leave Leicester, Algeria FA hint
A statement on the Algeria FA's official website has confirmed that Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave training with the national team as he seeks to agree a transfer away from Leicester City.