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Chelsea have made a £6m bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, as a replacement for 33-year-old Petr Cech, who has moved to Arsenal.(Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham could offer 31-year-old Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa as part of a deal to sign their 24-year-old Belgium forward Christian Benteke. (Daily Mirror)external-link

West Ham may move for Liverpool's out-of-favour Italy forward Fabio Borini, 24, but the Anfield club could still look to use the striker as part of a deal for Villa's Benteke. (Independent)external-link

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers is closing in on a triple deal for Southampton's England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24, Barcelona's 16-year-old Dutch winger Bobby Adekanye and FC Copenhagen's Swedish left-back Ludwig Augustinsson, 21. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City are considering a move for Monaco's Brazilian right-back Fabinho. The 21-year-old would cost the Blues £15m. (Daily Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, City's Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko is considering taking a pay cut in order to sign for Roma. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger wants to stay at Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old Germany midfielder says he wants to win the Champions League and a fourth consecutive title with the Bundesliga champions. (Sport1 - in German)external-link

After missing out on Schweinsteiger, United will move to secure the £25m signing of Southampton's France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. (Daily Express)external-link

Meanwhile, Brazil and Shakhtar Donetsk forward Douglas Costa says German champions Bayern are interested in signing him. (Guardian) external-link

Arsenal have ended their interest in Juventus' 28-year-old Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal. (Telegraph)external-link

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger prefers Sporting Lisbon's Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 23. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Everton are monitoring Leeds United's English right-back Sam Byram, 21, as Manchester United consider a move for Toffees defender Seamus Coleman, 26. (Daily Express)external-link

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has been told to secure a top-eight finish in his first season in charge and will be sacked without compensation if the club are relegated. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

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The Hammers are working to sign Monaco's Tunisia centre-back Aymen Abdennour, 25, and Barcelona's Cameroon midfielder Alex Song, 27. Song spent last season on loan at Upton Park. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told 24-year-old goalkeeper David De Gea, who wants to join Real Madrid, to report back for pre-season training on Monday. (Daily Star)external-link

Turkish midfielder Arda Turan is set to leave Atletico Madrid, with an announcement on his future to be made in the next four days, according to his agent. Barcelona, Paris St-Germain and Manchester United have been linked with the 28-year-old. (NTVSpor - in Turkish)external-link

Stoke are the latest team to show interest in £7m West Ham winger Stewart Downing, 30, along with Newcastle, Leicester, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

West Brom could make QPR striker Charlie Austin, 25, the club's record signing. Manager Tony Pulis is interested in signing the England international, who is valued at £15m. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Best of social media

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand used Instagramexternal-link to wish Andy Murray good luck at Wimbledon, saying the Scot must reach the final as a minimum. The ex-Manchester United and QPR defender wants Murray to play Roger Federer in his "dream final".

Manchester United's new Dutch winger Memphis Depay is ready to start training at his new club. He posted a picture on Instagramexternal-link and wrote: "Had an amazing holiday. Now focus, and off to Manchester."

And finally

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble followed the example set by Manchester United forward Robin van Persie by catching a shark while fishing off the coast of Florida. (whufc.com)external-link

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