Gossip column: Morata, Lacazette, Mkhitaryan, Reina, Deeney

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Arsenal and Chelsea could go head to head in the race to sign 23-year-old Juventus striker Alvaro Morata, who says the Premier League would be a "great destination". (Daily Mirror)

West Ham's search for a striker has seen them make a £16m bid for AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca, with the Italian club wanting £20m for the 29-year-old Colombia international. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are in talks about a £30m move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, who is also a target for West Ham. (Daily Mirror)

Spurs are also lining up a bid for 27-year-old Watford striker Troy Deeney. (Sun)

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New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is looking to beat Liverpool and Chelsea to the signing of 26-year-old Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic. (Mundo Deportivo)

Arsenal are keen on Inter Milan centre-back Jeison Murillo but face competition from Leicester, Stoke and Zenit St Petersburg for the 24-year-old Colombian. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Daily Express)

The Gunners have been given hope in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the 27-year-old's agent said the Armenia international was "looking at his options". (Bild via Evening Standard)

However, Arsenal will face competition from north London rivals Tottenham for Mkhitaryan's signature. (Daily Star)

Manchester United's hopes of signing Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 26, from Sevilla could be damaged by interest from Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo via Daily Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is lining up a move to sign the club's former keeper Pepe Reina, 33, from Napoli. (Corriere dello Sport via Daily Star)

Everton's majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri will try to tempt Sevilla sporting director Monchi to Goodison Park by offering £100m in transfer funds. (Daily Telegraph)

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France coach Didier Deschamps has defended Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud after he was booed during his country's 3-2 win over Cameroon. (Independent)

The Football Association's independent director Heather Rabbatts is considering quitting because of the struggle to implement reforms to English football's governing body. (Guardian)

Uefa will decide in December on proposed changes to the format of the Champions League. (Daily Telegraph)

Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo, 45, expects to be appointed Aston Villa boss within 48 hours. (Sun)

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Aaron Ramsey posted a picture on Instagram with the caption "my boy" but the Wales midfielder also revealed a new bleached hairstyle in the build-up to Euro 2016.

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Aaron Ramsey's new hairstyle should make him easier to pick out during Euro 2016

And finally

Jamie Vardy recently posed for pictures with his lookalike Lee Chapman, who is a postman. However, the Leicester striker has now blocked his doppelganger from contacting him on social media, with his agent threatening legal action if he damages Vardy's image or lucrative endorsement deals. (The Sun)

New Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka was given the number 16 shirt after joining the Gunners but has changed his mind and now wants the number 29 because it "has special significance for him as it is the reverse of his year of birth - 92". (Daily Star)

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