Premier League Transfer News June 15, 2017: Manchester United Set To Announce Striker, Arsenal Resists Rivals

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Jose Mourinho at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France, February 22. Mourinho's Manchester United could announce its second signing of the summer as early as next week. Christopher Lee/Getty

Another day, another batch of transfer news and rumors.

Manchester United is, of course, set to spend big this summer and has already announced the signing of Victor Lindelof for £31 million. In today's transfer roundup, United could announced its second incoming next week.

Elsewhere, Manchester City is having a clearout during the offseason in order to bring in some more players, while Arsenal tries desperately to hold onto Alexis Sanchez.

Here, Newsweek takes you through all the whispers going around the Premier League on Thursday morning:

Manchester United could announce the signing of Alvaro Morata as early as next week, according to the Daily Mirror, as the the 24-year-old makes a £65 million move to Old Trafford.

But it seems United defender Chris Smalling is heading for the exit at Old Trafford, with Everton, West Brom and West Ham keen on the English center back, according to The Daily Telegraph.

West Ham is also chasing another English target. The club is looking to pounce on the news that Manchester City does not want to keep Joe Hart this summer, so the Hammers will look to take him on a season-long loan, the London Evening Standard says.

Plans from City for a big-spending summer will require a clearout. Hart is a likely departure and the Manchester Evening News says Kelechi Iheanacho could also be sold, valued at £25 million.

City is one of the clubs keen on taking Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer, along with Premier League champion Chelsea, as the Chile forward heads into the final year of his contract. But according to The Independent, Arsenal will resist selling to its rivals.

Manchester United has also shown interest in Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale but the Welshman, who moved to the Bernabeu in 2013, does not want to leave the club, the Daily Mail says.

The Daily Mail is also reporting that Arsenal target Kylian Mbappe, the 18-year-old sensation at Monaco, will have to "sort" through his offers this summer, as Arsene Wenger's club is not the only suitor. Mbappe said this week that Real Madrid had been trying to sign him since he was 14 years old.