Gossip column: Stones, Pogba, De Gea, Bolasie, Berahino, Moses

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Everton defender John Stones, 21, will put in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to Premier League champions Chelsea. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

The Daily Star's back page claims Jose Mourinho is set to launch a double swoop for Pogba and Stones
The Daily Star claims Jose Mourinho wants two more big-money signings

Stones is part of a potential £100m double deal for the Blues, who are also keen to sign Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22. (Daily Star)external-link

Tottenham are set to increase their bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, to more than £20m. (Independent)external-link

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, could still join Real Madrid, with his agent set for talks with the Old Trafford club. (Sun - subscription only).external-link

Real are willing to offer Costa Rica's World Cup goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 28, plus cash in exchange for Spain international De Gea. (Daily Mail)external-link

United, meanwhile, are expected to bid more than £20m for Southampton winger Sadio Mane, 23. (Daily Telegraph) external-link

Winger Yannick Bolasie is stalling on a new long-term contract at Crystal Palace. The 26-year-old is wanted by Tottenham. (Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool have offered defender Mamadou Sakho, 25, a new five-year contract to fend off any transfer interest in the player. (The Guardian)external-link

The Sun reports that John Stones is set to make a transfer request
The Sun reports that John Stones is set to make a transfer request

But Brazilian Lucas Leiva, 28, will leave Anfield for Turkish club Besiktas on a season-long loan. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Besiktas have already made an approach to sign the Reds midfielder. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 24, is wanted by Aston Villa and Tottenham. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Everton are interested in Bayern Munich's Brazilian defender Dante, 31, who is valued at £6.5m.(Bild - in German, subscription required)external-link

Sunderland are interested in Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato, 25, but are yet to make an offer. (Globo via Daily Mirror)external-link

Aston Villa have told 30-year-old left-back Kieran Richardson, winger Charles N'Zogbia, 29, and defender Philippe Senderos, 30, they can leave. (Express and Star)external-link

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, says former Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar was his role model. (NBC Sports)external-link

Former Southampton defender Francis Benali is concerned by reports linking midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, with Tottenham. (Talksport)external-link

Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has dropped any interest in buying Tottenham Hotspur after plans were put in place for an NFL game at Wembley each year.(The Times - subscription required)external-link

Best of social media

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has revealed the "Zorro" mask he has been wearing in training. Cahill, 29, was punched in the face by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City. (Instagram)external-link

Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernando is looking forward to playing alongside £32m signing Nicolas Otamendi, 27. He told his former Porto team-mate "it is a pleasure to work by your side once again". (Twitter)external-link

And finally

Pedro's transfer to Chelsea will help secure the future of his boyhood club Raqui San Isidro, who will receive £320,000. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United's failure to sign the Spain international prompted a fan to hand manager Louis van Gaal a piece of paper with transfer targets and tactical advice.(Metro)external-link

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