Gossip column: Ranieri, Bony, Benteke, Robson-Kanu, Bolasie, Schweinsteiger

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Claudio Ranieri has agreed a new long-term contract with Premier League champions Leicester. (Sky Sports)external-link

The new deal will double the Italian's salary to £3m a year. (Mirror)external-link

And it will keep the 64-year-old at the club for another four years. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Back page of Wednesday's Daily Mirror

Champions Leicester have made a £23m offer for Santos' 19-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa, known as Gabigol. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal will bid £30m for Manchester City's Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, 27. (Daily Star)external-link

Everton are discussing a £25m deal for Crystal Palace forward Yannick Bolasie, 27, which would see £13.5m striker Oumar Niasse, 26, go the other way on loan. (Daily Mail)external-link

Crystal Palace have resumed negotiations with Liverpool over the transfer of Christian Benteke, 25, with the Belgium striker close to completing his move to Selhurst Park for a club record fee. (Guardian)external-link

Palace are willing to pay £32m for Benteke, and Alan Pardew has also lined up Welsh free agent striker Hal Robson-Kanu, 27. (Mirror)external-link

West Ham have enquired about Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal, 24. The Algeria international is also a target for Everton. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal have failed to agree new contracts with their two biggest stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, both 27, over the summer. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United are confident of finding a buyer for Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, before the transfer deadline. The Reds also want Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 28, to stay but are keen for Belgium forward Adnan Januzaj, 21, to leave on loan. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Wednesday's Daily Express back page
Wednesday's Daily Express back page

Sunderland are keeping an eye on Anderlecht's Senegal defender Kara Mbodji, 26, and Blackburn Rovers' Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy, 24, should they lose Ivory Coast centre-half Lamine Kone, 27, to Everton. (Chronicle)external-link

But Chelsea are also interested in Kone after being rebuffed in their advances for Napoli's Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25. Benfica's Sweden centre-half Victor Lindelof, 22, is another option. (Daily Mail)external-link

And the Black Cats have agreed a fee with Manchester United for defenders Paddy McNair, 21, and Donald Love, 21. Northern Ireland's McNair will cost £5m while Scottish centre-half Love will cost £1m. (Sky Sports)external-link

David Moyes is also eyeing up an £8m bid for Norwich's Scotland forward Steven Naismith, 29. (Daily Star)external-link

Serie A sides Torino and Fiorentina are both keen on signing Hull City's striker Abel Hernandez, 26.(Gazzetta)external-link

Leicester are targeting a move for Tottenham's head of recruitment Paul Mitchell, who has resigned after two years with the north London club. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City had the chance to sign defender Eric Bailly, 22, for just £6m last summer but rejected it as he joined Villarreal. He has since signed for Manchester United. (The Sun)external-link

Blackburn Rovers are close to signing Southampton's English striker Sam Gallagher, 20. (Lancashire Telegraph)external-link

Sam Allardyce has axed highly-rated goalkeeping coach Dave Watson as part of his England backroom reshuffle, with Martyn Margetson leaving his role with Wales to replace him. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Just Spiderman casually watching Nelson FC in action, who play in the North West Counties Football League...

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Gareth Bale was not in Norway with his Real Madrid team-mates, but he made sure he was watching them on his giant TV as they played Sevilla in the Uefa Super Cup. (Instagram)external-link

Real won 3-2 in extra-time and Alvaro Morata celebrated with a dressing room selfie.external-link

Alvaro Morata

Jesse Lingaard has now been reunited with former team-mate Paul Pogba and the Manchester United pair celebrated on Instagram.external-link

And finally

Paul Pogba celebrated his world record £89m transfer to Manchester United with a Chinese takeaway. (Sun) external-link

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