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Chelsea have made a £35m offer for AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, 21. (Daily Mail)

Thursday's Daily Mirror
Thursday's Daily Mirror back page

Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, 26, has revealed his frustration at manager Jurgen Klopp's decision to overlook him for a central striking role. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would reject any offer from Arsenal for defender Phil Jones, 24, because he does not want to do business with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. (Evening Standard)

Meanwhile, Mourinho has told forward Anthony Martial, 20, to focus more on football than his personal life following a recent dip in form. (Sun)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has admitted he is interested in signing Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony, 27, and Juventus and Italy striker Simone Zaza, 25. (Sun)

Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 26, is in negotiations with Swiss club FC Sion over a possible move. (Ticinonews - in Italian)

Arsenal have made contact with Sporting Lisbon about the potential signing of striker Islam Slimani, 28. (HITC)

Meanwhile, former Gunners defender Philippe Senderos, 31, is close to a move to Rangers. (Daily Express)

Southampton are set to break their transfer record by signing Moroccan attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal, 22, from Lille for £20m. (Daily Mirror)

Wales striker and free agent Hal Robson-Kanu, 27, will wait until transfer deadline day before deciding on his next club. (South Wales Evening Post)

Stoke City are keen to take Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, 26, on loan. (Daily Telegraph)

Daily Star
The Daily Star report that Wales manager Chris Coleman has accused Arsene Wenger of treating Aaron Ramsey differently to the rest of Arsenal’s Euro 2016 stars

Sunderland are in talks to sign defender Javier Manquillo, 22, from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan. (Sky Sports)

Meanwhile, the Black Cats have agreed a £7m deal for Sevilla defensive midfielder Vicente Iborra, 28. (Talksport)

Juventus have stepped up their interest in Paris St-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 29, as they look to replace 23-year-old Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United earlier this month. (Le Parisien - in French)

United would consider allowing Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, to leave for free, after the German stated they will be the last European club he plays for. (Guardian)

Schweinsteiger will have to wait until next year to move to the United States or China, unless United agree to an early cancellation of his contract. (Times - subscription required)

United players told Schweinsteiger to stop watching wife Ana Ivanovic play tennis and get fit when he was out injured last season. (Daily Mail)

The Red Devils' treatment of Schweinsteiger has saddened his former Bayern Munich team-mate Manuel Neuer, 30. (Metro)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could face competition from Leicester City for versatile Monaco defender Marcel Tisserand, 23. (Daily Mirror)

The Gunners want Newcastle United centre-back Chancel Mbemba, 22. (Bleacher Report)

Daily Telegraph
Hart's last hurrah at Man City?

West Ham United have opened talks with Chelsea over a loan move for forward Loic Remy, 29. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 24, has turned down an offer from Juventus and is planning to stay at the Bernabeu.(AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, 21, is closing in on a move to Schalke.(Evening Standard)

PSG have agreed to loan Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, 29, to Sevilla. (L'Equipe - in French)

Best of social media

During an 'Ask Pique' session on Twitter, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique gave this response to a question from Arsenal fan Piers Morgan:

Gerard Pique

Robbie Keane's Republic of Ireland team-mates react to the news he will retire from international football...

Shane Long Twitter
Southampton's Shane Long - who has 67 caps - was one of those to pay tribute to Keane
Shay Given Twitter
Shay Given retired from international duty earlier this summer

Former England captain David Beckham - who played alongside Keane at LA Galaxy - also paid tribute:

David Beckham
Beckham said he was sad to see Keane end his international career

In fact, there was a lot of love on Twitter from players for their team-mates:

Charlie Austin Twitter
Southampton's Charlie Austin wished team-mate Maya Yoshida a happy birthday
Saido Berahino Twitter
Saido Berahino congratulated West Brom team-mate Sam Field on his international progression

And finally...

See what happened when Bayern Munich pair Arturo Vidal and Xabi Alonso took on 40 eight-year-old children during Bayern's summer tour of the United States. (Bleacher Report)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, has set up an Instagram account for his two dogs. (Daily Mail)

Dog
Nothing to see here, just Alexis Sanchez's dog on a laptop

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