Gossip column: Lacazette, Mustafi, Eriksen, Lukaku, Berahino

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Arsenal will make an improved £35m bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, after having an initial £29.3m offer rejected by the French club. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

The Gunners are interested in signing Torino full-back Bruno Peres, 26, with the club wanting £16.9m for the player. (Gazzetta World)external-link

Arsene Wenger's side are in talks to sign Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24, who has a £42.1m release clause in his contract. (Sky Sports)external-link

Chelsea have had a £57m bid for their former striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, rejected by Everton, with the Toffees holding out for £75m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 24, has turned down a new contract as he wants a significant rise on his current £30,000-a-week deal. (Evening Standard)external-link

Swansea have made an offer for Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente, 31, after Bafetimbi Gomis joined Marseille on a season-long loan to leave the Swans without a recognised striker. (Daily Mail)external-link

Leicester City are ready to offer a new £100,000-a-week contract to playmaker Riyad Mahrez, 25, who is believed to be a target for Arsenal. (Daily Express)external-link

New England manager Sam Allardyce wants Leicester assistant manager Craig Shakespeare to join his backroom staff. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester United are closing in on signing Monaco's Brazilian right-back Fabinho, 22. (Globoesporte)external-link

Aston Villa are likely to sell Senegal international Idrissa Gana, 26, to Everton in a £7.1m deal this weekend. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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The Daily Mail's back page focuses on the expected return of Paul Pogba to Old Trafford

Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, 19, could leave the club on loan after having discussions about his future at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Paul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United and John Stones' move to Manchester City are both "only a matter of time" before they happen, says Times journalist Rory Smith. (5 live in short)

Everton have not made a bid for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone, 27, despite reports suggesting a £14m offer has been made. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

The Toffees are interested in signing Swansea defender Ashley Williams, 31, who could cost up to £10m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City are reluctant to meet Everton's £50m valuation of defender John Stones, 22, with their preferred price being around £40m. (Guardian)external-link

City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, 20, who made three penalty saves in a pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund, wants to stay at the club and fight for his place under new boss Pep Guardiola. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, is willing to stay at the club until his contract runs out next summer and leave on a free transfer to join a club in Europe. (ESPN)external-link

Newcastle have had an approach rejected by Championship rivals Brighton for winger Anthony Knockaert, 24, who could cost up to £10m. (Chronicle)external-link

West Ham have had a £7m bid rejected for Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson, 22. (Sky Sports)external-link

Galatasaray want to sign Manchester City defender Jason Denayer, 21, and Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, 29. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The FA says it will review new England boss Sam Allardyce's ambassadorial role with a sports betting company. (Guardian)external-link

Manchester City will confirm Argentina international Sergio Aguero, 28, has signed a new contract before the start of the season. (Daily Mail)external-link

Best of social media

It's a game of cat and mouse to announce Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United from Juventus, according to the player's agent, who said on Twitter:external-link

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Leicester midfielder Andy King signed his new contract in picturesque surroundings and said on Instagram: "Everyone knows how much I love playing for this team and the journey we've been on has been unbelievable."

Andy King

And finally...

A fan of Barcelona star Neymar was arrested after being discovered in the laundry room of the Brazil national team's hotel in Rio de Janeiro. (ESPN)external-link

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