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Manchester City will make a £40m bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 23, if they fail to land 22-year-old Paul Pogba from Juventus for £70m. (Daily Star)

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is confident the Serie A champions can hold on to Pogba as the France midfielder is happy at the Italian club, who are not under pressure to sell the 22-year-old.(Sun - subscription required)

Winger Angel Di Maria, 27, says he struggled in his first season at Manchester United because of a tough World Cup with Argentina. Di Maria joined the Red Devils from Real Madrid for a British record fee of £59.7m. (Copa America website)

Daily Star
The Daily Star leads on Manchester City's possible bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere

Manchester United target and Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi, 27, has hinted at a move away from Spanish side Valencia after saying the club "know what I want". (Metro)

Liverpool are considering whether to make a late move for Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino and challenge rivals Manchester United for the 23-year-old's signature.(Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have bid £28.5m for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho and may have to raise that figure by £8.5m in add-ons to trigger the 23-year-old's release clause.(Sun - subscription required)

The departure of Arsenal goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts to Swansea has prompted speculation Chelsea keeper Petr Cech is close to joining the Gunners and taking his own goalkeeping coach with him. (Independent)

Atletico Madrid have offered centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 26, in exchange for Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis but Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keeping the Spanish club waiting as he considers his options. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea have been linked with Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann but Paris St-Germain have bid £28.5m for the 24-year-old France international, who has a £43m release clause in his contract. (Daily Express)

Tottenham are interested in a move for 20-year-old Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, whose mother and agent says he is keen to leave the French champions to gain more first-team football. (Times - subscription required)

Swansea have joined Aston Villa in the chase to sign Tottenham's England winger Andros Townsend, 23. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona presidential candidate Jordi Majo claims he has been offered Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 29, to increase the number of votes he gains in his campaign. (Marca)

Tottenham have joined north London rivals Arsenal in the chase for Monaco's Geoffrey Kondogbia, 22, but the French midfielder would cost £25m. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has backed fellow Belgian Divock Origi, 20, to be a success at the club. Origi agreed a £10m move last summer, but struggled last season on loan at French side Lille. (Liverpool FC Magazine)

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says £35m-rated Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 23, "is a phenomenal talent and a game-changer". Kompany's Belgium team-mate has been linked with a move to Etihad Stadium. (Goal.com)

Stoke have turned down a "derisory" £3m bid from Europa League winners Sevilla for 26-year-old midfielder Steven Nzonzi. (Telegraph)

Swansea manager Garry Monk, 36, is set to sign a new three-deal deal with the club. Monk guided the Swans to an eighth-place Premier League finish in his first full season in charge. (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Watford have been told to increase their contract offer to Genoa winger Diego Perotti, 24. The Hornets have had a bid accepted for the Argentine. (Mirror)

Germany defender Benedikt Howedes, 27, says he rejected a transfer to Arsenal this summer to stay with Schalke. (Kicker, via Evening Standard)

Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are still hoping midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 24, stays at the club despite turning down a contract extension. The German has one year left on his current deal and has been linked with a move to Barcelona or Manchester United. (WAZ, via Metro)

Best of social media

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had a break from transfer plans as he took in British tennis number one Andy Murray's win over Gilles Muller at Queen's on Friday. Murray posted a picture of the two meeting on Instagram and the message: "Great catching up with Jose after my match today. He loves his tennis."

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (left) and Andy Murray

Defender Kieran Trippier, 24, changed his Twitter profile to say "Professional Footballer For Tottenham Hotspur" less than an hour after the club confirmed his signing from Burnley.

Kieran Trippier

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, 25, has been given the backing of former Sunderland team-mate Darren Bent to appear on the cover of video game Fifa 16. The creators of the game are allowing the public to vote for four players who will join Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on the front cover.

Darren Bent

And finally

Denmark defender Simon Kjaer, 26, appeared to mock Premier League side Liverpool after signing for Turkish club Fenerbahce. "Liverpool wanted me, but I want championships. I want to win trophies," he said. (Telegraph)

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