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Manchester City are willing to let goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, leave for a reduced fee in the summer as a thank you for his service to the club. Hart is currently on loan with Italian side Torino. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 25, has said the atmosphere at the club is better under Antonio Conte after an "ugly season". (Daily Mirror)external-link

Daily Star
The Daily Star reports that Sam Allardyce is ready to recall Marcus Rashford to the England senior squad after his hat-trick for the Under-21s

Conte has said David Luiz, 29, will play in defence after the Brazil international returned to the Blues from Paris St-Germain on transfer deadline day. (Goal.com)external-link

Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 27, has said he turned down the chance to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for £37.5m. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in Atletico Madrid's France forward Antoine Griezmann, 25, who has an £84m release clause. (Sun)external-link

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has said he would be open to hosting both a Premier League and an NFL game on the same day at the club's new ground. (ESPN)external-link

Daily Mail
The Daily Mail is reporting Nike is reconsidering its deal to sponsor the England national side after their poor Euro 2016

Bournemouth have warned Arsenal about approaching manager Eddie Howe as a potential replacement for Arsene Wenger. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester United have headhunted West Brom talent-spotter Steve Hopcroft in a revamp of the club's academy system under Jose Mourinho. (Telegraph)external-link

Netherlands legend Ruud Gullit says Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney, 30, has been let down by managers playing him out of position. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew believes winger Wilfried Zaha, 23, has the ability to play for Spanish giants Barcelona. (Daily Express)external-link

Reading manager Jaap Stam has revealed that Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan, 30, failed a medical with the Championship club. (Reading Post)external-link

Former Espanyol defender Michael Ciani, 32, has said he wants to play in England. A free agent after cancelling his contract with Espanyol, Frenchman Ciani favours a move to Arsenal. (Goal.com)external-link

Kilmarnock are considering a move for former Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra, 33. (Daily Record)external-link

Nike is reconsidering its deal with England after the Three Lions' disappointing performance at Euro 2016. (Daily Mail)external-link

Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame, 29, said he swapped Premier League Hull City for Championship Newcastle this summer because he was joining "a massive club, a massive city" with a "big manager". (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Best of social media

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is clearly getting in the mood for this Saturday's Manchester derby.

Ander Herrera
Herrera is unbeaten in his two appearances against Man City

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has been staking a claim for a regular place in recent England squads - and it looks like the 30-year-old is also staking a claim to out-bore parody account Boring James Milner.

Times journalist Henry Winter got in on the act too

And finally

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has suggested he is looking into ways to use virtual reality technology to help "engage" with fans of the club who cannot make games. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

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