Football transfer gossip: Lukaku, Donnarumma, Sandro, Mendy

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Transfer news - 12:00 BST update

Romelu Lukaku's representatives have suggested the 24-year-old Everton striker would prefer a move to Manchester United rather than Chelsea if he leaves Goodison Park this summer. (BBC presenter Richard Askam on Twitter)

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18, is to resist approaches from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain to sign five-year contract with the Italian club. (Gianluigidimarzio.com - in Italian)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is frustrated by the club's failure to add to £31m defender Victor Lindelof so far this summer and his staff were surprised at chief executive Ed Woodward flying to New Zealand to watch the British and Irish Lions' first Test last month. (Guardian)

Juventus have pleaded with left-back Alex Sandro, 26, to give them one more season and resist a £61m move to Chelsea. (London Evening Standard)

Benjamin Mendy's move to Manchester City from Monaco looks close to conclusion after the Ligue 1 club signed the 22-year-old left-back's apparent replacement. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle and Watford are both interested in signing winger Kamil Grosicki, 29, who Hull are willing to sell for £9m. (Hull Daily Mail)

07:00 BST update

Chelsea and Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, wants to leave the club in his own time, but that is holding up the Blues' move for Everton's 24-year-old Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku. (Daily Mirror)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 30, will sign a new Barcelona contract when he returns from his honeymoon later this month. (Goal)

Arsenal are planning a £70m double move for Sporting Lisbon's Portugal midfielders William Carvalho, 25, and Gelson Martins, 22. (A Bola, via the Sun)

Everton are confident of bringing England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, back to the club from Manchester United this summer. (Talksport)

West Ham United want to bring 29-year-old Mexico and ex-Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez back to the Premier League from Bayer Leverkusen. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have indicated they are willing to pay a club-record £60m for 26-year-old Juventus and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro. (Telegraph)

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is set to rejoin the club as a first-team coach. (Guardian)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp says he will bring in five or six players this summer with the money he saved by not signing defender John Terry. (Daily Mirror)

Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison has trained with Birmingham City with a view to a permanent move from Lazio. The 24-year-old previously played under Redknapp at QPR. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton want to secure the £8.75m signing of 18-year-old Caen striker Yann Karamoh, who is having a contract dispute with the French club. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has entered talks over a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2020. (AS - in Spanish)

Manager Jose Mourinho is frustrated at Manchester United's failure to sign more players this summer, with defender Victor Lindelof, 22, the only arrival so far. (Daily Mirror)

Mourinho is desperate for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, to join the club before Sunday. (Daily Star)

Real are remaining resolute in their determination to keep Morata until Manchester United pay his £79m price tag. (Marca, via Daily Express)

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita is understood to have his heart set on a move to Liverpool, although his club Red Bull Leipzig want £70m for the 22-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace have been priced out of a move for Mamadou Sakho, 27, with Liverpool wanting £30m for the central defender. (Guardian)

Swansea face competition from a number of other clubs, including Leicester, Rangers and Newcastle, to sign Coventry City's 20-year-old midfielder George Thomas. (Wales Online)

Newcastle United are close to signing 26-year-old Eibar defender Florian Lejeune for £8.7m. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester United are preparing a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, 26. (AS via Manchester Evening News)

Leeds defender Charlie Taylor will join Burnley, but the clubs are yet to agree a fee for the 23-year-old. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Championship side Wolves want to sign Porto defender Willy Boly, 26, while talks continue over a £15m move for his team-mate 20-year-old midfielder Ruben Neves. (Express and Star)

Newcastle are no closer to agreeing a move for Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 34, with the Italian club struggling to find a replacement. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Middlesbrough have opened negotiations with Norwich City in an attempt to sign 29-year-old midfielder Jonny Howson.(Northern Echo)

The Times feature former Chelsea captain John Terry's one-year-deal at Aston Villa
The Times features former Chelsea captain John Terry's one-year-deal at Aston Villa

Meanwhile...

Aston Villa took a novel approach to announcing the signing of defender John Terry on their Twitter feed, by mocking up a Whatsapp conversation between the club's owners, manager and players...

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Aston Villa have signed John Terry on a one-year deal following his exit from Chelsea

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says he has performed his final 'dab' goal celebration and will now focus on his new routine - the 'Billy Dance'. (Esquire)

Inter Milan are furious with their 28-year-old winger Ivan Perisic after he took part in a professional beach volleyball competition. (Bild - in German)

David Silva
Manchester City midfielder David Silva has revealed a drastic new haircut...

The best of Monday's transfer news

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)

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

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 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)

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)

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