Gossip column: Pogba, Allen, Wijnaldum, Mahrez, Oxford, Higuain

Gossip logo

For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba's agent has not set a deadline for the player to complete a move to Manchester United, but all parties want to conclude the deal quickly for the 23-year-old France international. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Pogba may decide to stay with Juventus as the Serie A winners are in the Champions League, while Manchester United are in the second-tier Europa League. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United are considering a move for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 26, but the Wales international is a top target for Francesco Guidolin's Swansea City. (South Wales Evening Postexternal-link)

Meanwhile, Liverpool are chasing Newcastle's Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, with the Reds looking to negotiate a £20m deal. (Telegraph)external-link

Everton will make former Manchester United winger Jordi Cruyff their director of football if they fail to bring in Steve Walsh, who is head of recruitment at Leicester City. (Sun)external-link

Leicester's Algeria midfielder Riyad Mahrez, 25, is set for a "dream" move to Spanish champions Barcelona after rejecting a new contract with the Premier League winners. (Sun)external-link

But Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri is confident Mahrez will not be leaving the King Power Stadium. (Daily Star)external-link

Jose Mourinho
Monday's Sun front page leads with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho being burgled

Italian side Roma say defender Kostas Manolas is not for sale. The 24-year-old Greece international has been linked with a move to the Premier League with either Arsenal or Chelsea.(Evening Standard)external-link

Juventus' 29-year-old Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has been offered to Manchester City - but the Serie A club are holding out for £50m. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

City are also ready to rival Manchester United for the £15m signature of West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 17.(Sun)external-link

West Ham's Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, 26, is wanted by both Premier League rivals Swansea and Italian side Lazio but neither club have met his £15m valuation. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea want to sign AC Milan's 34-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Diego Lopez if their Bosnia-Herzegovina international Asmir Begovic, 29, joins Everton.(Gazza Mercato - in Italian)external-link

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has ruled out Burnley signing the Potters' Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam, 30. (Burnley Express)external-link

Southampton are to open contract talks with 24-year-old Portugal full-back Cedric Soares after his impressive displays at Euro 2016.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Tottenham have started negotiations with French side Marseille over an £11m deal for 21-year-old winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou. (Daily Mail)external-link

Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in 22-year-old Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes, who La Liga rivals Valencia value at £54m.(Super Deporte - in Spanish)external-link

Burnley are set to sign Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson, 25, for £2.5m and 24-year-old keeper Nick Pope for £1.1m from Charlton this week. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho hopes to turn £30m Ivory Coast centre-back Eric Bailly, 22, into a player as good as Real Madrid's France defender Raphael Varane, 23.(Telegraph)external-link

Daily Star
Monday's Daily Star back page includes a story about Leicester's Riyad Mahrez being wanted by Barcelona

Best of social media

New Bayern Munich signing, Renato Sanches, 18, revealed his squad number for the upcoming Bundesliga campaign.

Renato Sanches

Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale added to his incredible summer by proposing to his partner Emma Rhys-Jones - and she said yes.

Gareth Bale

And finally...

Former Manchester United Louis van Gaal briefly made a trip back to the city - and dined at his favourite Chinese restaurant in the city. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal's new Japanese signing, striker Takuma Asano, 21, cried before his final J-League match with his current club Sanfrecce Hiroshima. (Metro)external-link

Top Stories