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Manchester United are close to signing Atletico Madrid's France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, with a potential transfer fee of £86m. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid hope to sign Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 26, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 24, from Chelsea this summer. (Guardian)

Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, who cost them £30m in the summer. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester City are prepared to spend about £40m to sign 20-year-old France winger Kingsley Coman after his two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich from Juventus ends. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester and Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez, 26, has held talks with Barcelona and wants to make a £35m move at the end of the season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Liverpool will join Merseyside rivals Everton in pursuit of Burnley centre-back Michael Keane after the 24-year-old's impressive England debut against Germany. (Daily Mail)

Recently recalled England striker Jermain Defoe, 34, wants to quit Sunderland to return to former side West Ham, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright. (Sun)

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The back page of Friday's Guardian

Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is set to be offered a return to management with Serie A strugglers Palermo. Italian Ranieri would be Palermo's fifth manager of the season if he replaces Diego Lopez. (Corriere dello Sport, via Marca)

Arsenal will compete with north London rivals Tottenham to sign Schalke's Leon Goretzka after the 22-year-old Germany midfielder turned down a new contract. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona forward Neymar says his Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho would "totally fit" in with the La Liga side's style of play, as the Spanish champions step up their interest in the 24-year-old Liverpool midfielder. (Daily Mail)

West Ham will offer 28-year-old New Zealand centre-back Winston Reid a new contract worth about £70,000 a week at the end of the season. (Sun)

Young British players are not being challenged enough or developed in the right way, says Belgium and former Everton boss Roberto Martinez. (Telegraph)

Alex Neil, who was recently sacked by Norwich, says he has no interest in succeeding Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager. (Talksport)

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The back page of Friday's Telegraph

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has asked France coach Didier Deschamps for an explanation on why he was not selected for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. (RMC, via L'Equipe - in French)

Barcelona have held talks with out-of-favour Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 24, about a dramatic move this summer. (Diario Gol, via Daily Express)

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj says he does not know where he will be playing next season. The 22-year-old Belgium international is on loan at Sunderland. (Sunderland Echo)

Manchester City will make a world record £130m bid for AC Milan's 18-year-old Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. (Sky Sport Italia, via Football Italia)

Everton are in talks to sign 15-year-old Nottingham Forest midfielder Brennan Johnson and will have to pay up to £1m for the England Under-16 international. (Telegraph)

Falkirk defender Tony Gallacher, 17, says that being linked with Barcelona has "messed with his head". (Daily Record)

Manchester United and Liverpool are going head-to-head in the race to sign 22-year-old Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 22. (Daily Mirror)

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Bournemouth's players and staff have made the most of the international break, taking each other on in a go-karting session as part of a warm-weather training camp in Dubai. (Daily Mail)

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