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David De Gea's relationship with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has broken down completely. (Mirror)external-link

John Terry, 34, fears for his Chelsea future after inquiries were made over Real Madrid's 22-year-old Raphael Varane. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side can capitalise on the turnover of talent at Barcelona and Real Madrid, explaining that the competition for places is the reason he was able to sign Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both 26. (The Guardian)external-link

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho may use midfielders Ramires, 28, and Juan Cuadrado, 27, as bait in his bid to sign 22-year-old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. (Sunday Times)external-link

Manchester United will need to pay a world record £137.8m to sign Barcelona's Brazilian international midfielder Neymar, 23. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

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Reds boss Louis van Gaal insisted that he did not need to add to his attacking options despite being linked with a move for Barcelona forward Neymar. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has earmarked three new recruits despite an improved performance from his side in the draw against Swansea at the Stadium of Light. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Blackburn Rovers' head coach Gary Bowyer is set to become the first managerial casualty of the season. (The Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 26, in the current transfer window. (People) external-link

Tottenham have approached Alexandre Pato's representatives over a potential move for Corinthians' 25-year-old Brazilian striker. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United and Chelsea have been offered to chance to sign Pato for £10m. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

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Everton are set to spend £24m on two players - Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko, 25, and 24-year-old River Plate centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Arsene Wenger admits that a shortage of world-class strikers and the reluctance of cash-rich rivals to part with them is preventing Arsenal from making another marquee signing. (Telegraph)external-link

West Brom boss Tony Pulis will try to persuade Jonny Evans, 27, to walk away from Manchester United this week as he prepares a £8m bid. (Mirror)external-link

Victor Wanyama, 24, has told Southampton he is unhappy and wants to leave, with the midfielder refusing to discuss a new contract. (Mail on (Sunday)external-link

Crystal Palace are making a fresh move for 26-year-old Charlie Austin - with confidence growing they can land the QPR striker. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, 30, has no plans to move into coaching at the end of his playing career. (Observer)external-link

Everton captain Phil Jagielka, 33, has called for "the circus" surrounding in-demand players like Goodison Park team-mate John Stones to be removed. (Sunday Express)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says officials made an "excellent decision" for striker Christian Benteke's wrongly-permitted goal against Bournemouth. (The Sun on Sunday - subscription required)external-link

Roma could be about to pay off former England defender Ashley Cole, 34, from the remainder of his contract after he failed to find a place in the squad for the Serie A side's opening game of the season at Verona. (Observer)external-link

Rangers manager Mark Warburton says it is all about how you use the money as he defended the club's £5m budget - 10 times the average outlay of other clubs in the Scottish Championship. (The Scotsman)external-link

Liverpool forward Jordon Ibe, 19, has refused to rule out a future with Nigeria despite a likely call up to England U21s squad this week for matches against the United States and Norway. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

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And finally

A Cardiff City fan tried to head a wayward ball that came in his direction during Saturday's match against Wolves - however he ended up embarrassing himself on live TV. (Wales Online)external-link

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina showed that Colombia is not a cricketing hotbed after failing miserably to bowl a ball alongside team-mates Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Metro)external-link

Celtic fan Rod Stewart was hit in the pocket when dozens of fans turned up at Gordon Ramsay's pub in Las Vegas wearing Celtic shirts after he offered free drinks to anyone who did so to celebrate the end of his run at Caesar's Palace. (Sunday Express).external-link