Football transfer gossip: Giroud, Mahrez, Lacazette, Neymar, Coutinho

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Transfer news - latest update 13:00 BST

Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud could replace Romelu Lukaku at Everton if the Belgium striker leaves Goodison Park. Giroud, 30, is reportedly unsettled at Emirates Stadium and could move closer to an exit if the Gunners complete the signing of his France team-mate Alexandre Lacazette, 26.(Sun)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the club's board that they must re-sign Lukaku, 24, at any price this summer - even if it means meeting Everton's £100m valuation.(Telegraph)

Manchester United are hopeful of completing the signing of Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 24, before they fly to the United States for their pre-season tour on Sunday. (Manchester Evening News)

United boss Jose Mourinho is also preparing a big-money bid for Borussia Dortmund's Spain defender Marc Bartra, 26.(AS via Metro)

Newly promoted Newcastle have entered the race for 30-year-old Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone. (Sun)

Transfer news - previous update 07:00 BST

Manchester United and Paris St-Germain will meet the £174m release clause in Barcelona forward Neymar's contract if the Brazil international chooses to leave the Spanish giants. (Don Balon via Daily Star)

Arsenal are close to announcing the signing of Leicester's Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26.(Calciomercato - in Italian)

The Gunners could complete a deal for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette within the next 48 hours, according to the French club's president Jean-Michel Aulas.(Le Progress via Evening Standard)

Paris St-Germain have enquired about the availability of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, with the Reds valuing the 25-year-old Brazil midfielder at 100m euros (£87m).(Daily Mirror)

Chelsea will hope to make a breakthrough in their bid to sign Juventus' Brazil left-back Alex Sandro, 26, with negotiations planned on Monday.(Telegraph)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte faces a battle to sign any of his defensive targets. Manchester City are interested in Roma's 24-year-old Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger, Barcelona are keen on Juventus and Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci, 30, and Juve have also made a fresh attempt to persuade Sandro to sign a new deal.(Daily Mirror)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told the club to step up their pursuit of the RB Leipzig and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 22, who is set to have talks with his German club this week over his future. (Times - subscription required)

Benfica and Mexico forward Raul Jimenez, 26, is believed to be a target for Liverpool and West Ham and the Portuguese club are preparing to receive a "significant offer" for their record signing.(A Bola via Sun)

Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo wants Arsenal forward and Chile team-mate Alexis Sanchez to join him at Etihad Stadium - but Juventus and Paris St-Germain have joined the race to sign the 28-year-old.(Daily Star)

Former England and Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, is poised to be confirmed as an Aston Villa player on Monday.(Telegraph)

Real Madrid will start talks about signing Manchester United keeper David de Gea, 26, once the deal to take striker and fellow Spain international Alvaro Morata, 24, in the opposite direction is completed. (Don Balon via Daily Express)

Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim hopes to keep 18-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe but has conceded more players could leave this summer. (RMC via Sky Sports)

Tottenham Hotspur have made a second offer of about 30m euros (£27m) for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva, 28.(A Bola - in Portuguese)

Chelsea have approached Spanish champions Real Madrid about their 25-year-old Brazil defender Danilo.(Marca via Daily Express)

Paris St-Germain's 23-year-old Brazil defender Marquinhos, who is a target for Manchester City, has signed a new long-term deal with the French side. (Independent)

Italian giants Inter Milan are plan to try to sign PSG and Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 29, in a £43m deal. (Tuttosport via Sun)

Birmingham City target Mitchell Dijks has moved closer to an Ajax exit after the 24-year-old left-back was left out of the Dutch club's pre-season training camp.(Birmingham Mail)

Daily Express
Alexandre Lacazette will join Arsenal in a £52m deal this week according to the Daily Express

Meanwhile...

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From Oldham to Barcelona?

Oldham defender Ryan McLaughlin fooled fans on Twitter when he joked that he had "signed for Barcelona". (Liverpool Echo)

Ex-Swansea City winger Roland Lamah paid a touching tribute to former team-mate Cheick Tiote after scoring for FC Dallas, by unveiling a T-shirt bearing a message in honour of the former Newcastle player, who died last month. (Wales Online)

Videos have emerged of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi's dancing skills as the 30-year-old took to the floor during his wedding to Antonella Roccuzzo. (Daily Mail)

A statue of Luis Suarez has been vandalised in his hometown of Salto in Uruguay, with a note left at the scene referencing Messi's wedding. (101 Great Goals)

West Brom think there may be some confusion on the pitch this season after they signed Jay Rodriguez, who looks like a few other Baggies players. (West Brom Twitter)

Championship club Nottingham Forest have sent a letter and gift to the partners of all their players as a token of their "appreciation for the understanding and support" they show to their other halves during "what is a very demanding football season". (Daily Mail)

The best of Sunday's transfer news

Arsenal are preparing a £125m bid for Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, 18, in an attempt to beat Real Madrid to his signature. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton are planning a £20m move for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who is also a target for West Ham and Marseille. (Sun)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to let England keeper Joe Hart, 30, move to rivals Manchester United.(Sunday Express)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could block Daniel Sturridge from leaving - because it will cost too much to replace the 27-year-old striker. (Sunday Mirror)

Striker Diego Costa is on the verge of rejoining Atletico Madrid from Chelsea - but the 28-year-old will not be able to play until January. (AS, via Mail on Sunday)

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