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Manchester United have been told to forget about signing Harry Kane this summer, with Tottenham adamant they will not sell the 22-year-old striker. (Guardian)external-link

But United may have more luck in their pursuit of Barcelona's 29-year-old forward Pedro, who came off the bench to score a late winner in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday but has reportedly told the club he wants to leave. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is considering a £22m bid for 25-year-old Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Manchester City want Kevin De Bruyne to say he wants to join them as they step up their interest in the 24-year-old Belgium playmaker. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Chelsea are set to sign Augsburg left-back Abdul Rahman Baba, 21, for £17m. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Sunderland will step up their attempt to sign Manchester United's 20-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj.(Sunderland Echo)external-link

West Ham have pulled out of a deal to sign former QPR midfielder Joey Barton, 32, after protests from the club's fans.(Mirror)external-link

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Italian side Torino want to sign Manchester United's 27-year-old striker Javier Hernandez on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.(Mirror)external-link

German club Schalke say it would take an "astronomical offer" to convince them to sell 21-year-old midfielder Julian Draxler, who is a target for Arsenal and Manchester United.(Daily Star)external-link

Aston Villa are close to completing a £12m deal for Barcelona's 19-year-old winger Adama Traore.(Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 24, has accepted his Anfield career is over as a return to Serie A with Fiorentina moves closer.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood, 25, is set to be rewarded for his consistent performances with a new long-term contract.(Birmingham Mail)external-link

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reluctant to let Brazil midfielder Ramires, 28, leave Stamford Bridge amid interest from Juventus. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says the Toffees will not panic buy "names" as a short-term measure. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes Everton defender John Stones, 21, should be allowed to join Chelsea. (Talksport)external-link

West Ham co-chairman David Gold says the Hammers want to sign a new striker before the transfer window closes.(Sky Sports)external-link

QPR will offer 26-year-old striker Charlie Austin a new contract if no-one meets their £15m asking price before the transfer window closes. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has urged goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, to stay with the Red Devils for one final season.(Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool have not put Brazil international Lucas Leiva on the transfer list but will listen to offers for the 28-year-old midfielder.(Sky Sports)external-link

Bournemouth will hold talks with 18-year-old Barnsley defender Mason Holgate on Wednesday, but Newcastle and Everton have also made offers.(Daily Mail)external-link

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Gervinho left Arsenal for Roma in 2013

Manchester United players travelled in style from Manchester to London for a kit launch, making the journey by helicopter. "Great way to travel," wrote United midfielder Ander Herrera on his Twitter page.external-link

With the start of the new Serie A season still more than a week away, Roma striker Gervinho has been spending some of his spare time enjoying the culture in the Italian capital. He posted a picture on his Instagram accountexternal-link showing him alongside a gladiator at The Colosseum. When in Rome...

And finally

Ever wondered what the Premier League managers looked like in their playing days? Well wonder no more... (Metro)external-link

A Swedish referee has started a Facebook page to explain decisions and attempt to "create an understanding for our occupation". (Guardian)external-link