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Sunderland have resumed talks with Liverpool's Italian striker Fabio Borini, 23, after a proposed £14m move broke down last week. Daily Expressexternal-link

Swansea boss Garry Monk wants South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, 25, to stay at the Liberty Stadium after he spent last season on loan at Sunderland. South Wales Evening Postexternal-link

Marouane Fellaini's big pay packet at Manchester United could derail Napoli's proposed move for the Belgium midfielder, 26. Talksportexternal-link

Highly-rated winger Oscar Borg, 16, is set to snub West Ham and join Manchester United where he has been on trial. Daily Mailexternal-link

Aston Villa central defender Ron Vlaar, 29, will hold talks with manager Paul Lambert this weekend amid interest from Southampton. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Promoted Queens Park Rangers are considering a £4m move for Elche's Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, 28. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado
Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado is still interesting Manchester United and Barcelona

West Ham and QPR appear to have missed out on France midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, 29, who has decided after all to join Dynamo Moscow. L'Equipe (in French)external-link

Sunderland are in talks with Lazio over Belgium defender Luis Pedro Cavanda after failing to reach an agreement with Fiorentina's Marcos Alonso, also 23, who spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light. Daily Mailexternal-link

Manchester United and Barcelona are still in the hunt for Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado, 26, but could be put off by the £32m asking price for the Colombian midfielder. Marca (in Spanish)external-link

The Old Trafford club have reached a verbal agreement with Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, over a transfer deal worth £47m. Tuttosport (in Italian)external-link

Manchester City's hopes of signing Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia, 27, have diminished after Roma dismissed any chance of a transfer. Le Figaro (in French)external-link


Chelsea are planning to reward their fans by offering ticket discounts and travel subsidies to away games outside London. Evening Standardexternal-link

Dejan Lovren, 25, Liverpool's new £20m signing from Southampton, has been unable to join up with his team-mates on tour in the USA because of a delay in his visa. Independentexternal-link

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 23, says criticism of his performances for Belgium during the World Cup in Brazil was justified but he hopes to be back to his best at Stamford Bridge this season. sudinfo.be (in French)external-link

Liverpool are about to start work on the £260m redevelopment of Anfield after derelict houses adjacent to the main stand were finally demolished. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 34, says he has had the worst three months of his life, losing out on the Premier League title, exiting the World Cup early with England and retiring from international football. Daily Telegraphexternal-link

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Migrant workers building Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadiums have been earning as little as 45p an hour. Guardianexternal-link

New manager Louis van Gaal has warned Manchester United supporters his side may struggle for the first three months of the season as the players adjust to his methods. Times (subscription required)external-link

Van Gaal says if United can beat neighbours Manchester City to the title next season, the triumph will be all the more special. Manchester Evening Newsexternal-link

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, says he could stay at the club for the rest of his career. Guardianexternal-link

New Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 27, who is banned from all footballing activities for four months, has moved to the Pyrenees to begin his pre-season regime with a personal trainer. Daily Mailexternal-link

Didier Drogba, 36, has backed his new Chelsea team-mate and fellow striker Diego Costa, 25, to make an instant impact in the Premier League after his £32m move from Atletico Madrid.Sun (subscription required)external-link

AS Monaco forward Radamel Falcao, 28, has started following Real Madrid players Gareth Bale, Isco Alarcon and Sami Khedira on social networking website Instagram. As.com (in Spanish)external-link

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, says his former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney, 28, has all the tools to become new England captain. Daily Starexternal-link

West Ham owner David Gold has apologised to Sam Allardyce after accidentally 'favouriting' a supporter's tweet calling for the manager to be sacked. Sun (subscription required)external-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Brazilian forward Robinho, 30, is in the middle of negotiations with AC Milan about his future. Le Figaro (in French)external-link

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is wanted by Atletico Madrid

Argentina's Alejandro Sabella has cited "lack of energy and the need to rest" as reasons for his decision to resign as the manager of the national side, while former Brazil coach Felipe Scolari has found himself a new job in charge of local side Gremio Porto Alegre. Bild (in German)external-link

Atletico Madrid have not yet given up their pursuit of Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 29, Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 30, and PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali, 18. As.com (in Spanish)external-link

Liverpool-target midfielder Xheridan Shaqiri, 22, could turn down the Anfield club and stay on at Bayern Munich. Tuttosport (in Italian)external-link

German rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are interested in AS Roma's 22-year-old Serbia striker Aden Ljajic. Bild (in German)external-link

Southampton and Real Sociedad are closely following SC Bastia's 24-year-old Algerian midfielder Ryad Boudebouz. Le Figaro (in French)external-link


After Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger said midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24, would not be sold, former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan tweeted:external-link "Just seen Morgan Schneiderlin in our hotel in Southampton....Looks rather grumpy..."

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 24, showed off his singing skills with a performance of Drake's Too Much,external-link accompanied by team-mate Jordan Ibe on YouTube.


Chelsea are refusing to print shirts with the names of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, or striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, on the back as neither player has been given a squad number. Daily Starexternal-link

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