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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will make Borussia Dortmund's 27-year-old Germany winger Marco Reus his top transfer target if they lose Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, also 27. (Mirror)

France defender Laurent Koscielny, 31, is set to sign a new four-year contract with the Gunners. (L'Equipe, via Daily Star)

Italian giants Inter Milan have registered an interest in signing 36-year-old former Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard. (Independent)

Manchester United have been alerted by 23-year-old England striker Harry Kane's contract stand-off at Tottenham. (Mirror)

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Kane says he wants to wins trophies with Spurs and make them "one of the best clubs in the world". He has also revealed his desire to captain both club and country. (The Times)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to bring in 21-year-old Spanish defender Alex Grimaldo from Benfica - but he is unlikely to meet the Portuguese club's £38.5 asking price. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool boarded their flight to Southampton on Friday but midfielder Adam Lallana, who picked up an injury while on international duty with England, was nowhere to be seen. (Daily Express)

Reds defender Mamadou Sakho, 26, is disgusted by his treatment at Anfield and is eyeing a move in January. (Le Parisien, via Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he wants to keep Brazil midfielder Oscar, 25, at Stamford Bridge despite renewed interest from Italy. (Standard)

The Blues' Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 25, says he will not leave the club until they have won the Premier League again. (Guardian)

New York City boss Patrick Vieira, 40, describes the prospect of one day managing Manchester City as "the fairy-tale story". (Telegraph)

Former Arsenal midfielder Vieira says modern day players "want to look more pretty than anything else" and is "disappointed when I watch games now because too many players think of themselves." (Daily Mail)

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook, 25, believes his 24-year-old team-mate Jack Wilshere - on loan from Arsenal - can guide them to European football. (Daily Star)

Manchester United full-back Antonio Valencia, 31, could return to the squad against Arsenal on Saturday after he arrived at the team hotel on Friday night. (Manchester Evening News)

Sunderland boss David Moyes has admitted he regrets the decision not to keep Hull manager Mike Phelan on the coaching staff at Manchester United during his brief reign at Old Trafford. (Daily Telegraph)

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs says a meeting with Arsenal was "always my ultimate grudge match." (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham's Winston Reid says the club's move to the London Stadium cannot be used as an excuse to their poor start to the season. "It's a different atmosphere now. I'm not saying the fans are not backing us up but it is different. We just need to put in better performances." (Daily Mail)

Best of social media

Wayne Rooney seemed in good spirits before Manchester United's game against Arsenal on Saturday, tweeting about training and using a smiling emoji.

Wayne Rooney

Not a new all-star duet but Harry Kane and former England rugby union international Martin Bayfield at a dinner for the protection of London Playing Fields.

Martin Bayfield and Harry Kane
"On the fields of gold"

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba welcomed his brother to social media by posting a video of the siblings on Instagram dancing.

Paul Pogba

Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Cabellero has been living in Manchester long enough not to be fazed by the weather there. In fact, it looks like he actively enjoys it...

Willy Caballero

And finally...

Argentina's football federation apparently did not pay team security staff for six months - so Lionel Messi did. (AS, via Fox Sports)

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