Gossip column: Pogba, Sanchez, Benteke, Townsend, Mkhitaryan, Wenger, Klinsmann

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Manchester United are closing in on an £80m deal for 23-year-old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who they allowed to leave for free in 2012. (Daily Star)

Arsenal have rejected an approach from Juventus for forward Alexis Sanchez, 27. (Daily Mail)

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will tell Football Association officials he is not interested in the England job, but former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann would love to take it. (Sun)

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, 25, is open to a move to Crystal Palace as his first-team prospects at Anfield could be even more limited following the arrival of Sadio Mane, 24. (Daily Mirror)

Striker Diego Costa, 27, has told Chelsea he wants to leave - and he could move back to former club Atletico Madrid for £40m. (Daily Star)

West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet has been linked with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, but the 29-year-old's agent expects the France international to stay with the Hammers. (Guardian)

Leicester City will make a final offer of £15m for 23-year-old Burnley defender Michael Keane, having had bids of £10m and £12m rejected. (Daily Mirror)

AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen, 22, says he is "disappointed" the club have rejected a £16.5m bid from Tottenham and that he "would like to make the move". (Guardian)

Crystal Palace have beaten Southampton, Watford and West Ham to the £13m signing of Newcastle winger Andros Townsend, 24. (Daily Telegraph)

Palace manager Alan Pardew said Alan Shearer asking for the England job made his "blood boil". Of his own aspirations for the job, he said: "Not now." (Daily Mail)

Former Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher has become a free agent - and Sheffield Wednesday could beat Norwich City to the signing of the 29-year-old. (Sunderland Echo)

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, now in charge at Bayern Munich, says England have "a lot of potential" despite their Euro 2016 exit to Iceland. (Daily Telegraph)

Roy Hodgson is not planning to retire after resigning as England manager. (Times - subscription required)

West Ham will allow keeper Darren Randolph, 29, to leave for about £3m as the Republic of Ireland international wants more regular first-team football.(Sun)

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New Tottenham signing Victor Wanyama discovers there are Spurs fans in every corner of the world.

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Having missed Euro 2016 because of injury, Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ready to go again. He wrote on Instagram: "Back at it today before the start of pre-season on Monday."

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West Ham co-chairman David Gold is doing his best to put the Football Association off if they are considering Hammers manager Slaven Bilic for the England job. "I think Slaven would make a terrible England manager and I'm sure every West Ham fan would agree with me," he tweeted.

David Gold on Twitter

And finally...

Manchester United are yet to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund yet but briefly showed the 27-year-old Armenia international's name on their new away kit. (Sky Sports)

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has introduced pre-season prohibition with a Stateside alcohol ban on his players during their tour of the USA. (Daily Record)

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