Gossip column: Mustafi, Mata, Benteke, Lukaku, Hart, Mahrez

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Valencia and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi has agreed personal terms with Arsenal, with the Spanish club prepared to accept a bid upwards of £25m for the 24-year-old. (Guardian)external-link

Everton have explored the possibility of signing Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 28, with the Spain international apparently surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. (Times)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho must sell players before he can buy another central defender. (ESPN)external-link

Chelsea have made a £39m bid for 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario. (Jornal De Noticias, via Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants a 'sweeper-keeper' and will look to replace Joe Hart, 29, with Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 24. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal have made an improved bid of £35m for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, having had a £30m offer for the 25-year-old turned down. (L'Equipe via Sun)external-link

West Brom are interested in striker Christian Benteke but will have to break their club transfer record to sign the 25-year-old Belgium international from Liverpool. (Guardian)external-link

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Friday's Daily Mirror backpage

Inter Milan have made a bid for 19-year-old Santos striker Gabriel Barbosa, who has also been the subject of an approach from Leicester City. (Sun)external-link)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, to turn down a move to Juventus and stay at the Stamford Bridge club. (Daily Mail)external-link

But Chelsea forward Pedro, 29, wants to leave the club and Conte is open to offers for the Spain international. (Sport via Daily Star)external-link

Everton are looking to buy a striker but Manchester City's Wilfried Bony, 27, is not a target. The Goodison Park club want to offload 26-year-old forward Oumar Niasse for £13.5m. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman admits the club may not be able to resist an offer from Chelsea for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, 23. (Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester City had some help from an unlikely source when signing 20-year-old Germany winger Leroy Sane - Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. (Spox, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

Aston Villa are ready to sell midfielder Ashley Westwood, 26, to Burnley and bring in Mile Jedinak, 32, from Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Daily Star
The Daily Star's backpage on Friday

Forward Andre Ayew, 26, says his close friendship with 29-year-old midfielder Dimitri Payet played a big part in his decision to join West Ham. (Sky Sports)external-link

Swansea City, Burnley and Hull City are all interested in signing Wales defender James Chester, 27, from West Brom. (HITC)external-link

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, 44, told his players he wanted to "kill" them after their failed Premier League title challenge last season. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has promised a new brand of football at Selhurst Park this season, with a view using to the style employed by Spanish champions Barcelona. (City AM)external-link

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says his squad is only "70% fit" heading into their Premier League opener against Tottenham after being given too much time off this summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has told his players they must speak English in and around the club's training ground. (Daily Express) external-link

Newcastle's attempts to sign another striker could see them make a move for Anderlecht forward Idrissa Sylla, 25. (Daily Telegraph) external-link

Sheffield Wednesday are considering a move for 28-year-old Birmingham City midfielder Stephen Gleeson. (HITC)external-link

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has sacked highly-respected lawyer Stephen Taylor-Heath in the wake of the club losing a sexual discrimination case against former employee Lucy Ward.(Daily Star)external-link

Birmingham City have issued a warning to the club's shareholders after some were targeted in a phone and email scam.(Birmingham Mail)external-link

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 18, has agreed a new four-year contract with the Old Trafford club. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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And finally

Former Croatia international Robert Prosinecki has called out Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, labelling the Argentine a "little pig" and adding "he's even more fat than me". (Jutarnji List, via Metro)external-link

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