Gossip column: Aguero, Pogba, Clyne, Witsel, Skrtel, Cech

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Argentina striker Sergio Aguero is happy to stay at Manchester City amid interest from Real Madrid. The 27-year-old wants to win the Champions League with the Citizens. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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The Daily Mirror leads on England-U21s' defeat by Portugal at the European Championship

Paris St-Germain will rival City for the signing of 22-year-old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. The French club will meet the Serie A side's £70m valuation of the France international. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester United's 28-year-old winger Nani, who spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, will move to Turkey to join Fenerbahce for £6m on a four-year contract.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

Petr Cech, 33, has reached an agreement to join Arsenal from Chelsea, having been assured he will be the club's first-choice goalkeeper. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Cech's arrival at Arsenal will result in Gunners keeper David Ospina, 26, joining Fenerbahce for £4m. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Crystal Palace have been told they will have to pay at least £15m for Chelsea's 28-year-old forward Loic Remy. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea's 21-year-old striker Patrick Bamford, who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, will report for pre-season training with the Premier League champions after turning down the chance to join Newcastle United. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Tottenham are considering a move for 22-year-old Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Southampton will not sell 24-year-old right-back Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool for less than £15m. The Saints have already rejected a £10m offer from the Reds. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 30, has agreed a new three-year contract, ending speculation he would leave the club. (Times - subscription required)external-link

The back page of Friday's Daily Star
The back page of Friday's Daily Star focuses on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba

The Reds have finalised a deal to sign Charlton's 18-year-old centre-back Joe Gomez, who is set to have a medical on Friday. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former Tottenham and Fulham striker Clint Dempsey could be banned for four matches after ripping up a referee's notebook. The 32-year-old is playing in the MLS for Seattle Sounders.(NBC Sports)external-link

Chelsea want 26-year-old Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel as a replacement for John Mikel Obi, 28, who is close to leaving the club. (Daily Express) external-link

Swansea and Newcastle want Watford's 26-year-old striker Troy Deeney, who is valued at £15m.(Daily Mail)external-link

Southampton, who have signed two players in the space of 48 hours, are expected to strengthen further as they prepare for their Europa League campaign. (Daily Echo) external-link

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is set to send a host of players on loan to Bulgarian club Ludogorets, who have just appointed his friend Bruno Ribeiro as coach.(Guardian)external-link

Best of social media

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 27, spent Thursday supporting wife Nicolle at a dressage event. "Watching @nicollebegovic at the Bolesworth International show this evening! #wifeydoingherthing #proud #dressage," he wrote on Instagram.external-link

Mesut Ozil
Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has been unwinding with some football tennis

How do you relax after the stress of a long Premier League campaign? Football tennis is the answer for 26-year-old Mesut Ozil. "Game, set and match for team Ozil!" the Arsenal midfielder tweeted.external-link "Enjoying the holiday sun and preparing for an exciting new season."

Meanwhile, new Stoke City signing Joselu is showing no signs of winding down. "Ready to go! Thank you for your warm welcome Stoke City!" said the 25-year-old Spanish striker on Twitter.external-link

And finally

Is Nicklas Bendtner running for office in Denmark? The 27-year-old former Arsenal striker, now at Wolfsburg, put a mock-up campaign poster of himself on his Instagramexternal-link page.

Chelsea have the least passionate fans of all the Premier League clubs on Twitter despite having 5.72 million followers on the social network, according to new research. (London Evening Standard)external-link

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