Gossip column: Koulibaly, Hart, Fabregas, Balotelli, Evans, Fonte, Klopp, Mahrez

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Chelsea could break their club record with a £60m bid for Napoli's Senegal international defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, has told his Manchester City team-mates he will leave the club before the transfer window closes.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Rangers midfielder Joey Barton says City's treatment of Hart is "disgusting". (Talksport)external-link

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 26, could move to Wolves or Port Vale following advice from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.(Sun)external-link

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Thursday's Daily Mirror back page

Jurgen Klopp could turn to Porto centre-back Bruno Martins Indi to solve his defensive woes at Liverpool. The Netherlands international, 24, is capable of playing both at the heart of defence and also left-back. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Tottenham have revived their £11m move to sign French winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, 21, from Marseille. Cameroon international Clinton N'Jie, 23, will go the other way on loan as part of the deal. (Daily Mail)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, will ignore interest from Juventus to stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge this season. (Evening Standard)external-link

Hertha Berlin are considering a bid for 21-year-old Arsenal and Germany midfielder Serge Gnabry. (Bild - in German)external-link

West Brom are hopeful of signing 23-year-old winger Jeff Schlupp from Leicester City, despite being told he will not be leaving this summer. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

The Baggies are set to reject Arsenal's £16m bid for defender Jonny Evans, 28.(Sun)external-link

Southampton manager Claude Puel says captain Jose Fonte, 32, has not been affected by being linked with a move to Manchester United. (Daily Mail)external-link

Leeds United are set to sign 25-year-old Torino centre-back Pontus Jansson. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

Metro
Metro also leads with an interview Rangers midfielder Joey Barton did with Talksport

Derby County and Fulham are both hoping to sign 20-year-old Manchester United striker James Wilson. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Benfica, Sevilla and Valencia are keen to sign Liverpool's 23-year-old midfielder Luis Alberto. (Cadena Sur, via Daily Star)external-link

Turkish club Trabzonspor are interested in 23-year-old Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin. (NBC Sports)external-link

Valencia striker Paco Alcacer, 22, and keeper Diego Alves, 31, will cost Barcelona 36m euros (£31.15m). (Marca)external-link

Sam Allardyce has rejected an offer from the FA to dictate the playing style and tactics of England's junior teams. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manager Jurgen Klopp has imposed his style of play on Liverpool far too soon, says new Inter Milan coach Frank de Boer. (Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has instructed Belgium international Eden Hazard, 25, to put on more muscle. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Former Manchester United winger Nani, 29, now at Valencia, said being given a new five-year deal contract in September 2013 "could have been the best moment of my life, but it turned into the worst," when he started only seven games that season. (Guardian)external-link

Best of social media

Liverpool forward Danny Ings, who was left out of the squad for Sunday's match against Arsenal, has been busy in the ink studio - tweeting his new addition.external-link When will we see it in a Premier League game?

Danny Ings

Meanwhile, over in north London, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen tweeted a photoexternal-link of him training at Wembley. Spurs will play their Champions League matches at the national stadium this season as work continues on their new stadium next to White Hart Lane.

Jan Vertonghen

And finally

An Arsenal fan has given his 'Mahrez 26' shirt to a charity shop after confidently tweeting a photo of it prior to the winger signing a new four-year deal with Leicester City. (Metro)external-link

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