Gossip column: Nasri, Stones, Evans, Kone, Mustafi, Williams, Lukaku, Icardi

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AC Milan, Inter Milan and Roma are interested in signing Samir Nasri, 29, with Manchester City willing to listen to offers for the French midfielder. (Sky Sports)external-link

City want £18m for the Frenchman, who only started four Premier League games last season. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could make an increased bid for John Stones after City previously refused to match Everton's £50m asking price for the 22-year-old England defender. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Perhaps in preparation for the departure of Stones, Everton have offered £18m for Sunderland's Ivory Coast international defender Lamine Kone, 27. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal could sign Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24, and Northern Ireland centre-back Jonny Evans, 28, of West Brom before the season starts after Per Mertesacker and Gabriel were injured in pre-season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Gunners are battling Napoli for Inter Milan's Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 23. Arsenal are willing to offer France striker Olivier Giroud, 29, plus £30m in exchange. (Gazzetta)external-link

But Chelsea are also interested in the £50m-rated player, after failing to sign Everton's striker Romelu Lukaku, 23. (Daily Star) external-link

Or the Blues will bid £65m for Lukaku and are willing to wait until transfer deadline day to sign the Belgian. (Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal are also interested in re-signing Besiktas' Oguzhan Ozyakup, 23, who played for the Gunners as a youngster. But they face competition from AC Milan, Fiorentina and Borussia Dortmund for the Turkey playmaker. (Gazzetta)external-link

Daily Star
The back page of Tuesday's Daily Star leads on Samir Nasri's fate at Manchester City

Championship side Wolves are set to break their transfer record and beat Liverpool to sign Benfica's Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca, 22. (The Sun)external-link

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is still keen on Swansea and Wales defender Ashley Williams, 31, despite having an initial £10m bid rejected. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Juan Mata could all be on their way out of Manchester United. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

The true cost of France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United is £190m. (Squawka)external-link

Paris St-Germain have finished their transfer business for the summer, according to the club's president. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Former England manager Roy Hodgson has turned down two job offers, one in China and another in the Premier League, and may now retire from football.(Bleacher Report)external-link

Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas and Eliaquim Mangala could all be on their way out of Manchester City. (Daily Mail)external-link

Everton have had an £18m offer for Crystal Palace's 27-year-old Congolese winger Yannick Bolasie rejected, with the London side hoping for a figure closer to £30m. (Guardian)external-link

Leicester are close to signing Deportivo La Coruna's Spanish striker Lucas Perez, 27.(Sport via Leicester Mercury)external-link

Former Valencia coach Gary Neville, who has returned to football punditry, says he will focus on business and television "for now." (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Tuesday's Daily Telegraph pictures a quartet of players it claims Jose Mourinho does not want at Manchester United

Greece goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos, 37, says he will not be leaving Middlesbrough this summer. (Hartlepool Mail)external-link

Besiktas say they will not be signing Liverpool strikers Mario Balotelli, 25, and Christian Benteke, 25, after being put off by the Italian's temperament and the Belgian's asking price. (Talksport)external-link

West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 27, is looking for a return to the England set-up. (ESPN)external-link

Former England striker Gabby Agbonlahor, 29, has been told he is unlikely to play for Aston Villa again. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he is "quite scared" of retirement and says he cannot comprehend how contemporaries such as Sir Alex Ferguson have coped without working full-time. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

Manchester United's announcement of Paul Pogba's signing was a slick demonstration of modern marketing and keeping sponsors involved - or at least it would have been had Twitter user Chris Grimes not scooped the big, planned release by sharing an exclusive picture of the player wearing the club's kit.

Paul Pogba

Manchester Airport's Twitter accountexternal-link gave some amusing updates on the arrival of Pogba into the airport on Monday.

Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport
This was the Airport's witty response to Manchester Evening News journalist Rob Dawson who had tweeted: "There's going to be a riot when it turns out to be Louis van Gaal."

While this 'fact' about Pogba is, in fact, nonsense...

pogba fact

Mesut Ozil had a message of encouragementexternal-link for Arsenal and Germany team-mate Serge Gnabry, who is competing for his country at the Rio Olympics. "Now you're showing the world again what a talented player you are," said Ozil.

Olympics? Last-minute training before the Premier League starts on Saturday? Neither of those stopped Harry Kane finding the time for a round of golf.

Harry Kane golf
Then again, who can blame him for a course like that?

And finally

England manager Sam Allardyce has been snapped in a drive-thru in Bolton. (ESPN)external-link

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