Gossip column: Kane, De Bruyne, Barton, Januzaj, Mourinho – BBC Sport
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Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Harry Kane this summer, with Tottenham adamant they will not sell the 22-year-old striker.
But United may have more luck in their pursuit of Barcelona’s 29-year-old forward Pedro, who came off the bench to score a late winner in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday but has reportedly told the club he wants to leave.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering a £22m bid for 25-year-old Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Manchester City want Kevin De Bruyne to say he wants to join them as they step up their interest in the 24-year-old Belgium playmaker.
(Manchester Evening News)
Chelsea are set to sign Augsburg left-back Abdul Rahman Baba, 21, for £17m.
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Sunderland will step up their attempt to sign Manchester United’s 20-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj.
West Ham have pulled out of a deal to sign former QPR midfielder Joey Barton, 32, after protests from the club’s fans.
Italian side Torino want to sign Manchester United’s 27-year-old striker Javier Hernandez on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.
German club Schalke say it would take an “astronomical offer” to convince them to sell 21-year-old midfielder Julian Draxler, who is a target for Arsenal and Manchester United.
Aston Villa are close to completing a £12m deal for Barcelona’s 19-year-old winger Adama Traore.
Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 24, has accepted his Anfield career is over as a return to Serie A with Fiorentina moves closer.
Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood, 25, is set to be rewarded for his consistent performances with a new long-term contract.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reluctant to let Brazil midfielder Ramires, 28, leave Stamford Bridge amid interest from Juventus.
(London Evening Standard)
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says the Toffees will not panic buy “names” as a short-term measure.
Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes Everton defender John Stones, 21, should be allowed to join Chelsea.
West Ham co-chairman David Gold says the Hammers want to sign a new striker before the transfer window closes.
QPR will offer 26-year-old striker Charlie Austin a new contract if no-one meets their £15m asking price before the transfer window closes.
(London Evening Standard)
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has urged goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, to stay with the Red Devils for one final season.
Liverpool have not put Brazil international Lucas Leiva on the transfer list but will listen to offers for the 28-year-old midfielder.
Bournemouth will hold talks with 18-year-old Barnsley defender Mason Holgate on Wednesday, but Newcastle and Everton have also made offers.
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