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West Ham are the latest club to be linked with France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena. The Hammers are rivals to QPR in a £6.5m bid for the 29-year-old Marseille player. Guardianexternal-link

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who joined the club for £27.5m from Everton last summer, could be on his way out of Old Trafford after the 26-year-old and his agent held talks with Napoli chief Riccardo Bigon. Daily Expressexternal-link

United are also ready to allow Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 25, to leave the club, with Borussia Dortmund ready to take back the player they sold to the Red Devils in 2012. Independentexternal-link

United boss Louis van Gaal says winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, will have to adapt to a striking role if he wants to figure in his first-team plans. Manchester Evening Newsexternal-link

Chelsea may have to sell goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, to Paris St-Germain if they fail to offload striker Fernando Torres, 30, or 27-year-old midfielder John Mikel Obi. Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is hoping to sign 19-year-old midfielder Serge Gnabry and 22-year-old full-back Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal. Daily Starexternal-link

However, Saints face competition from West Ham, who are close to signing Jenkinson on loan after holding talks with the once-capped England international. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Tottenham midfielder Sandro could leave the club if the White Hart Lane outfit succeed in signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and forward Jay Rodriguez. Evening Standardexternal-link

Sporting Lisbon right-back Miguel Lopes, 27, is set to join Tottenham Hotspur on loan, with a view to a permanent move. Daily Mailexternal-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club will not make another bid for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, 27, after the France international's transfer collapsed. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

But Newcastle United could attempt to take Remy back on loan to St James' Park, where he scored 14 goals in 26 league appearances last season. Goal.comexternal-link

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has made a move to sign Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 23, on loan and will step up his bid to sign Ki Sung-yueng, 25, from Swansea City this week. Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Former Chelsea striker and free agent Samuel Eto'o has been offered to West Ham as they look for cover for injured striker Andy Carroll, but the 33-year-old is understood to want £100,000 a week. Daily Mailexternal-link

Chile midfielder Gary Medel wants Cardiff to allow him to move to Inter Milan even though Turkish club Galatasaray have offered more money for the 26-year-old. Daily Mirror

Fulham winger Ashkan Dejagah, 28, is close to joining Qatari club Al-Arabi in a £5m move. Sun (subscription required)external-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal was an impressive performer for Chile at the 2014 Fifa World Cup

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta says the club are keen to hold on to Arturo Vidal, dismissing rumours of the 27-year-old Chile midfielder moving to Chelsea. Tuttosport (in Italian)external-link

Dejan Lovren's move to Liverpool has paved the way for defender Daniel Agger to make a surprise £12m move to Barcelona. Sport (in Spanish)external-link

Southampton are considering making a move for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, 24, following the exodus of several players from the club. Le Figaro (in French)external-link

Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro have confirmed the departure of former Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, 34.L'Equipe (in French)external-link

Levante's 27-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas is growing impatient at the lack of news coming from Real Madrid regarding a possible transfer offer from the Bernabeu club. AS.com (in Spanish)external-link

French side Lille's 19-year-old Belgium forward Divock Origi has signed a five-year contract with Liverpool. Bild (in German) external-link

Paris St-Germain have offered their 29-year-old Argentine forward and Liverpool target Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29, to Atletico Madrid. AS.com (in Spanish) external-link

Italian side Lazio have announced they are bringing Netherlands and Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij, 22, to Rome. L'Equipe (in French)external-link


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Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has signed a four-year deal to join broadcaster BT Sport as a pundit. BTexternal-link

The Football Supporters' Federation wants fans to join forces and take part in a march on the Premier League and Football League headquarters in protest at rising ticket prices. Guardianexternal-link

Arsenal's French midfielder Abou Diaby, 28, is confident he can establish himself at the club this season after enduring 39 injury and fitness lay-offs since joining the Gunners from Auxerre in 2006. Independentexternal-link

Aston Villa's Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 23, has revealed that he cried when he was ruled out of the 2014 World Cup because of a ruptured Achilles tendon in training. Sun (subscription required)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he will not get drawn into any mind games with "friend" and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Daily Expressexternal-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says England striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, is ready to lead a new-look attack at Anfield.Daily Starexternal-link

Veteran defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, says only the lure of Queens Park Rangers and working with manager Harry Redknapp again stopped him retiring after his contract at Manchester United expired this summer. Talksportexternal-link

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Welshman Gareth Bale, who scored 22 goals in 44 appearances last season, to have an even greater impact in his second campaign in Spain.Bein Sportsexternal-link

Former Southampton striker Mick Channon has questioned the decision of 19-year-old defender Calum Chambers to leave Saints and join Arsenal, claiming it highlights everything that is wrong with the modern footballer. Talksportexternal-link


Ronald Koeman tweets
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman tweeted a photo of an empty pitch

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman took to Twitterexternal-link - in what could be seen as poking fun at the club's lack of personnel - after Calum Chambers joined Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Luke Shaw in heading out of the club, posting a picture of an empty pitch and the words: "Ready for #Training!"

Italian third-tier side US Catanzaro have re-signed former Premier League forward Diomansy Kamara, 13 years after the 33-year-old left the club, following a successful Facebookexternal-link campaign from the fans.


Borussia Dortmund responded to Bastian Schweinsteiger's Facebookexternal-link apology - after he was caught on camera chanting rude songs about the club - by offering Bayern Munich's 29-year-old midfielder singing lessons. Metroexternal-link

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