Premier League Transfer News June 9, 2017: Jose Mourinho Makes Big Bid, Chelsea Deals With Costa

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Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge, London, May 21. Costa's future is uncertain after the forward said club manager Antonio Conte doesn't want him at Chelsea. Shaun Botterill/Getty

And they're off. The transfer window slides open today with the English football's wealthiest clubs deciding how to spend their money.

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United is set to make a £60 million bid as he looks to bring in a big-name, prolific striker. Chelsea, meanwhile, is looking to do the opposite after news of Diego Costa's rift with Antonio Conte on Thursday.

Arsene Wenger has been urged to be more assertive in the transfer market this summer, but reports today suggest that the Arsenal manager is trying to hold onto players rather than sign them. Here, Newsweek takes you through all the news and rumors in the Premier League's transfer market:

One of the certainties at Old Trafford this summer seemed to be that captain Wayne Rooney would be heading for the exit. Everton was a possible destination, as was going to China or the MLS in the United States. But, according to the Daily Mail, Rooney is considering remaining at Manchester United and seeing out his £250,000-a-week deal that has one year to run.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to be at the club next season, though, as the BBC say United is not going to offer the 35-year-old striker a new contract. His replacement could be Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, and United are set to make an improved bid of £60 million for the 24-year-old, according to The Guardian.

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News that Antonio Conte wants to get rid of Chelsea striker Diego Costa has seen various rumors about his next move. The Daily Mirror says the Spanish striker is in talks over a £40 million move to AC Milan, but The Sun claims Costa has begged Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to help him stay at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea is among the suitors, who also include Manchester City, for Southampton's Virgil van Dijk after Liverpool ended its interest in the defender. According to the Daily Mail, Southampton will not let him leave for less than £70 million.

In north London, Arsenal is confident that Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin will remain at the Emirates Stadium this summer, according to the London Evening Standard, despite strong interest from Barcelona. The paper also says Brighton, Newcastle, Watford and Stoke are keen on signing Gunners' left-back Kieran Gibbs.

Arsenal is, however, preparing for Alexis Sanchez to leave. The Daily Mirror says Bayern Munich will offer the 28-year-old striker £350,000-a-week to take him to the Allianz Arena.

Jurgen Klopp has been keen on signing former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah but, according to the Liverpool Echo, Roma's valuation of £35 million is pricing Liverpool out of the market.