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Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 25, wants to join Manchester United. (Sunday Express)external-link

Chelsea are worried that Manchester United and Manchester City both want to sign Everton defender John Stones, 21. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

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Thomas Muller dominates the Sunday Express back page

Wolfsburg have told Manchester City to pay £50m for Belgium winger Kevin De Bruyne, 24. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Tottenham expect to complete the £20m signing of West Brom forward Saido Berahino, 22, next week. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, 26, says he would be tempted by an approach from a top club. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle are set to bring in winger Florian Thauvin, 22, from Marseille for £12m.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

West Brom, Everton and Stoke are on the trail of Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans, 27, but could be put off by the Northern Irishman's £12m price tag. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

And the Baggies could also move for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, 19. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is back in first-team training after being dropped amid interest from Real Madrid - but Sergio Romero is set to continue in goal. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro's future at Stamford Bridge is in doubt after she missed a key meeting with manager Jose Mourinho and the club's medical staff. (Sunday Express)external-link

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The Chelsea manager says his players will not reach peak physical condition until September after a tough pre-season.(Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool have rejected a bid from Roma to take centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 25.(Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Reds' striker Danny Ings, 23, says he received plenty of advice on how to cope with life at Anfield during a round of golf with former striker Robbie Fowler.(Liverpool Echo)external-link

Manchester United have made a £21.3m for Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia, 29. (Metro, via Tancredi Palmeri)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew thinks the gap is narrowing between the top Premier League sides and the rest of the division. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

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Mario Balotelli - widely expected to leave Liverpool before the transfer window shuts on 1 September -posted a cryptic message on Twitter:external-link "Patience and result will arrive soon. Believe me or not!"

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Stoke's recovery to draw 2-2 at Tottenham leads the Sunday Telegraph sports pull-out

His Liverpool team-mate Daniel Sturridge has posted a video on his Youtube channelexternal-link training in the United States as he moves closer to a return from hip surgery.

Retired United States striker Landon Donovan is still fond of Everton after two loan spells there, greeting their 3-0 win at Southampton - in green kit - with the message:external-link "Don't care what colour kit they wear as long as they keep winning!"

"I like the look of today's Fulham line-up. Would be a lovely game to win,"tweetedexternal-link Richard Osman - Fulham supporter and co-host of BBC quiz Pointless - before Saturday's Championship home game against Brighton. "I hate football," he tweetedexternal-link after his team lost 2-1 to a last-minute penalty.

Comedian David Schneider suggested the following tipexternal-link to cheer up Dick Advocaat: "Sunderland. Get your players to start winning matches by telling them it's actually April."

Former Wigan and Blackburn striker Jason Robertshas had his sayexternal-linkon Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's criticism of team doctor Eva Carneiro: "Jose has done it again. No-one has talked about how Chelsea looked sluggish and poor against Swansea. It's all about Eva, while Chelsea prepare for Manchester City."

And finally

Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford - on loan at Crystal Palace - says he has an ambition to replace Gary Lineker as the presenter of Match of the Day. (Observer)external-link

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