Gossip column: Hart, Alonso, Brozovic, Barbosa, Boufal, Soufal, Toprak, Kane

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, could be set for a surprise move to Sunderland. (Sunderland Echo)

Meanwhile, City are prepared to pay up to £90,000 of Hart's £120,000-a-week wages to move the out-of-favour goalkeeper on. (Daily Mirror)

The England international will not be joining Liverpool, with manager Jurgen Klopp not interested in signing another goalkeeper. (Liverpool Echo)

As well as Hart, City sporting director Txiki Begiristain is trying to secure moves away from the club for midfielder Samir Nasri, 29, defender Eliaquim Mangala, 25, and forward Wilfried Bony, 27. (Manchester Evening News)

But City captain Vincent Kompany, 30, is understood to have won the approval of new manager Pep Guardiola. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea have turned their attention to signing former Bolton and Sunderland left-back Marcos Alonso, 25, from Fiorentina. (Daily Telegraph)

Blues manager Antonio Conte also wants to bring Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 23, to Stamford Bridge. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Croatia international Brozovic's agent says Arsenal are also interested in the midfielder. (Index, via Football Italia)

Sam Allardyce will name Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, 21, in his inaugural England squad on Sunday - following a conversation with United manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Express)

Allardyce - who is expected to be in attendance at the Premier League encounter between Everton and Stoke City on Saturday - is also considering whether to offer Potters centre-back Ryan Shawcross, 28, a place in his squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on 4 September. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool have submitted an £11m bid for Borussia Dortmund's 17-year-old American midfielder Christian Pulisic. (Daily Telegraph)

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The Guardian's Sport front page on Saturday

Southampton are set to break their transfer record to sign 22-year-old Morocco forward Sofiane Boufal from Lille in a move which could be worth up to £21.2m. (Guardian)

Arsene Wenger says he is not "panic buying" as the club prepare to spend £52m on Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24, and Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez, 27. (Daily Express)

The Gunners only moved to sign Mustafi after missing out on Bayer Leverkusen's Omer Toprak, 27. (Daily Mirror)

England striker Harry Kane, 23, would love to see out the rest of his career at Tottenham. (Sky Sports)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis wants to sign up to five players before the transfer window closes. (Birmingham Mail)

Inter Milan are on the verge of signing Manchester United target Gabriel Barbosa, 19, from Santos, with the striker set to be joined by Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, 23, at the San Siro. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Meanwhile, Sporting have rejected Leicester City's £21m offer for Islam Slimani - with the Portuguese club understood to want £34m for the 28-year-old Algeria striker. (Talksport)

Norwich City boss Alex Neil has confirmed the club are closing in on the signing of Benfica forward Nelson Oliveira, 25, while deals for two other forwards - West Ham's Enner Valencia, 26, and Anderlecht's Stefano Okaka, 27 - are also possible. (HITC)

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Arsene Wenger is not rushing into any transfer deals, according to the Daily Star

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic, 22, has been made available for loan, with the club considering offers for the Serbia international prior to next week's transfer deadline. (Liverpool Echo)

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore, 24, is set to sign for FC Copenhagen, meaning he could face Leicester in the Champions League. (Sun)

Ruud Gullit will no longer assist Danny Blind with coaching the Netherlands after a disagreement with the Dutch football association. (Daily Mail)

New Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama, 25, says he used to walk for miles in his bare feet as an 11-year-old to get to away fixtures when growing up in Nairobi. (Guardian)

Newcastle United are close to signing Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy, 33, in a £5m deal. (TWTD)

Best of social media

Thierry Henry spent his first day as Belgium's assistant manager catching up with... Monaco and Colombia forward Radamel Falcao, who tweeted: "It was a pleasure to greet Thierry Henry."

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, 21, gets into the spirit on National Dog Day:

Hector Bellerin

South Africa striker Tokelo Rantie left an emotional message on his Instagram page after leaving Bournemouth for Turkish side Genclerbirligi, posting a picture of himself with manager Eddie Howe and writing: "Words will never express how thankful I am to each and every single one of you at @officialafcb for all you did for me, to the coach the players and most importantly to the fans who gave me so much support since day one I would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH and good luck with the season."

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has welcomed his first senior international call up by Spain:

Adrian Twitter

And finally...

Diego Maradona has been reunited with his estranged son. Maradona, who has not seen Diego Junior for 13 years, said his son was "very like me". (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea's plans for a new £500m stadium have run into trouble, because of bats at nearby Brompton cemetery. (Evening Standard)

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