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Chelsea have opened talks with Juventus about Paul Pogba, 22, and are prepared to offer £87.5m for the midfielder.
(Tancredi Palmeri, via Daily Star)
Manchester United have made a £36.3m bid for Monaco’s France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial, 19, who is also an Arsenal target.
(RMC Sport – in French)
Napoli’s Netherlands midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, 27, is set to join Bournemouth on a season-long loan.
Chelsea’s Nigeria winger Victor Moses, 24, will join West Ham on loan before the end of the transfer window.
Schalke have denied reports that Arsenal and Manchester United target Julian Draxler, 21, has agreed to join Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.
Celtic will make an improved £4m offer for Dinamo Zagreb’s 21-year-old Croatian defender Jozo Simunovic, with Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 24, set to complete an £11m move to Southampton.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is lining up another bid for West Brom’s England Under-21 striker Saido Berahino, 22, and a move for Southampton’s Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24.
However, possibly leaving White Hart Lane is Argentina forward Erik Lamela, 23, who is set for a switch back to Serie A with former club Roma.
West Brom’s move for winger Matt Phillips, 24, could be back on as QPR cut their biggest earners.
Swansea City manager Garry Monk says the club will turn down any potential bids for Bafetimbi Gomis – who has scored in the first four Premier League games of the season – despite the 30-year-old France international having a £7m clause in his contract.
Sunderland’s Italian midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 30, is on the verge of a loan move to Italian side Bologna.
Fulham have rejected a £10m bid from Sheffield Wednesday for striker Ross McCormack, 29.
(Sporting Life, via Press Association)
Bookmakers have cut the odds on Manchester United completing a move for QPR striker Charlie Austin, 26.
Chelsea’s players need to “give themselves a slap around the face” after their poor start to the season, says ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville.
Alan Shearer says “everything” about the way Chelsea are playing is wrong, claiming they are “a million miles away” from where they were last season.
(Sun – subscription only)
Manchester City’s new 24-year-old Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has been described as a “game-changer” by club captain Vincent Kompany.
Meanwhile, De Bruyne spent Saturday evening in Louis van Gaal’s favourite Manchester city centre restaurant.
(Manchester Evening News)
France striker Olivier Giroud, 28, claims it is obvious Arsenal need “several good attackers” and says it would have been “good” if the club had signed his compatriot Karim Benzema, 27, from Real Madrid.
(BeIN Sports, via Daily Star)
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