Gossip column: Stones, Mahrez, Matic, Koscielny, Rodriguez, Robson-Kanu

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New Everton boss Ronald Koeman is keen on bringing in Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, 27, as part of a £50m swap deal which could see centre-back John Stones, 22, move to Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

West Ham are considering a move for Real Madrid and Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, with the Spanish club wanting £67m. (Marca)external-link

Chelsea are planning to add to the signing of Leicester and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 25, by going back to the Foxes to try to sign 25-year-old Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez. (Sunday Express)external-link

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Sunday Telegraph sports page

Kante's arrival at Chelsea could also signal the departure of midfielder Nemanja Matic from Stamford Bridge, with Italian club Juventus hopeful of signing the 27-year-old Serb. (ESPN)external-link

Leicester City could also lose head of recruitment and assistant manager Steve Walsh as Everton want to bring him in as sporting director. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 26, is wanted on loan by La Liga side Villarreal if the Argentine can fit into the club's wage structure.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Red Devils midfielder Jesse Lingard, 23, is in talks over a new £40,000-a-week deal with the club. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

New United boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Monaco and Brazil right-back Fabinho, 22, in a deal which could be worth £22m. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Defender Laurent Koscielny, 30, and Arsenal have stalled in their talks over a new £90,000-a-week contract, with Bayern Munich interested in the France international. (Sunday Express)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defensive concerns and the Reds have contacted Barcelona about centre-back Jeremy Mathieu, 32. (Le Parisien via Sun on Sunday)external-link

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho, 26, has refused to travel with the team to their Austria training camp as the Senegal player looks to push through a move away. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew wants a reunion with Newcastle and France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, but is unwilling to meet the £35m asking price. (Sunday People)external-link

Liverpool are looking to keep full-back Jon Flanagan, 23, despite the player being linked with a loan move to Brendan Rodgers' Celtic. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Southampton and Serbia midfielder Dusan Tadic, 27, is wanted by Bundesliga side Schalke if their Germany forward Leroy Sane, 20, completes a £42m move to Manchester City. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Hull are favourites to sign Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu, 27, on a free transfer after offering the former Reading player a four-year deal. (Sunday Star)external-link

Sunday Star
Sunday Star back page

West Brom owner Jeremy Peace is close to selling the club to Chinese investors in a £150m deal which could be completed in the next two weeks. (Sunday People)external-link

Serie A side Roma want £37.6m for Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 25, who has been linked with Premier League sides Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. (Goal.com)external-link

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he provides "education and respect to all people" but warned "if I don't have this, you are asking for trouble, for a problem". (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle says he is waiting on answers for loan moves on "one or two" Premier League players.(Lancashire Telegraph)external-link

Championship sides Norwich and Newcastle are competing to sign Rovers and Scotland centre-back Grant Hanley, 24, with the Ewood Park club wanting £6m for the Scotland international. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Best of social media

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw was pleased to get back on the pitch after 10 months out with a broken leg.

Luke Shaw

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho enjoyed some Portuguese cakesexternal-link after taking charge of the Red Devils for the first time against Wigan on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho

And finally...

Former Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy feels Sam Allardyce is the right man for the England job... because he is just like new Prime Minister Theresa May. (Chronicle)external-link

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