Gossip column: Draxler, Stones, Pogba, Mustafi, Lukaku, Balotelli

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Everton have made an approach for Wolfsburg's Germany winger Julian Draxler, who also interests Arsenal. The 22-year-old has a £63m release clause. (Independent)external-link

The Merseyside club will refuse to budge on their £50m valuation of 22-year-old England defender John Stones, who is a target for Manchester City. (Sky Sports)external-link

Paul Pogba's world-record transfer from Juventus to Manchester United is complete, and will be announced when the 23-year-old France midfielder returns from holiday. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Liverpool could offload unwanted striker Mario Balotelli, 25, to Ajax. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in German defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24, with the Gunners also considering a bid for West Brom's Jonny Evans, 28, to ease their defensive injury problems. (Daily Mail)external-link

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The Sun are one of many papers to lead on the story that a FIFpro member strongly criticised Jose Mourinho's treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger

Chelsea are watching Brazil's Thiago Maia, 19, during the Olympics, as they consider making a £15m bid to take him from Santos. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Diego Costa, 27, is likely to stay at Stamford Bridge, after Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo said the Spain striker's "place is with Chelsea". (Marca,external-linkvia ESPN)external-link

However, Chelsea will have to work to re-sign former striker Romelu Lukaku's signature, after Everton offered the 23-year-old £135,000 a week to stay at the club. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid are prepared to offer £55.1m to sign Bayern Munich's 24-year-old Austria midfielder David Alaba. (AS)external-link

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand, 37, says that he would be interested in working under national team manager Sam Allardyce with a view to stepping up to take charge in the future. (Times)external-link

Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani has put in a transfer request after the Portuguese side received a £16.75m bid from an unnamed English club. Everton and Southampton are both interested in the 28-year-old. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City are close to completing a £4.75m deal for 19-year-old Colombia international winger Marlos Moreno from Atletico Nacional. (Guardian)external-link

Kasper Schmeichel has agreed a new five-year deal to stay at Leicester City. The 29-year-old Denmark goalkeeper had been linked with a move away from the Premier League champions. (ESPN)external-link

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The Mail features Cheikhou Kouyate, who scored twice in West Ham's first game at their new London Stadium home

Jurgen Klopp will not allow midfielder Lucas Leiva, 29, to leave Liverpool until he has secured defensive cover for his injury-depleted backline. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Roma are interested in reported Liverpool target and former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, 30, who plays for Barcelona. (Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

Arsenal want to promote former winger Freddie Ljungberg, 39, from his role coaching the club's under-15s to fill the under-18s role vacated by Thierry Henry earlier this summer. (Times)external-link

Veteran Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 35, could move to Championship side Wolves in a bid for more first-team football. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Aston Villa are prepared to allow 33-year-old centre-back Joleon Lescott to leave the club for free, with Leeds interested. (Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

West Ham seemed pretty chuffed after their first game at the former Olympic Stadium.

The Olympic Stadium

New York FC's former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 38, noted his age was greater than his pace rating in a popular computer game.

Frank Lampard

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook hasn't been having much luck with a popular football computer game...

Steve Cook on Twitter

Leicester City's Andy King enjoyed his team's pre-season friendly against Barcelona.

If Cristiano Ronaldo followed King before this tweet, it's doubtful he did afterwards...

Leicester co-owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha doesn't seem too keen on the idea of selling last season's Premier League player of the year Riyad Mahrez.

Mahrez not allowed to leave Leicester

And finally

Former Southampton and England striker Matt le Tissier turned up to a schoolboy's prom to help him defeat bullies. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Brazil legend Ronaldinho has been offered a contract by second-tier Australian side Wollongong Wolves. The 36-year-old is a free agent after leaving Fluminense in September. (Sun)external-link

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