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Liverpool and Tottenham both want River Plate striker Lucas Alario. The 25-year-old has a £15.2m release clause. (Sun)external-link

Tottenham full-back Danny Rose, 26, is set to join team-mates Christian Eriksen, 24, and Eric Dier, 22, in extending his contract. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Spurs have opened talks with the Qatar Investment Authority over naming rights for the redeveloped White Hart Lane, which is due to open for the 2018-19 season.(Times - subscription required)external-link

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has recreated the Wembley pitch in training before the club's Champions League opener at their temporary home on Wednesday. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester United's £30m summer signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 27, is frustrated he is not being played in his favourite position by manager Jose Mourinho. (Sunexternal-link)

Armenia captain Mkhitaryan is set to miss United's next three games after aggravating a thigh injury during Saturday's Manchester derby. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will continue to play goalkeeper David Ospina, 28, rather than Petr Cech, 34, in the Champions League after the Colombian's impressive display against Paris St-Germain.(Guardian)external-link

The Sun
The Sun's back page features Manchester City's postponed Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach - the two teams will meet on Wednesday after storms left the pitch unplayable on Tuesday

Chelsea could move for Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, 26. (Calcio Mercato via Daily Express)external-link

The Blues are also interested in Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 28, but the Belgium international is set to sign a contract extension. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he had to work hard to convince midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, to rejoin the club from Juventus.(Goal.com)external-link

Pogba's Juve team-mates felt betrayed by the Frenchman's decision to leave the club after they had made a pact to win the Champions League.(Independent)external-link

Mourinho has endeared himself to the players at Old Trafford by guaranteeing them a set day off every week, something predecessors Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal did not do.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

United striker Marcus Rashford, 18, says he was inspired by the club's former forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 31. The Real Madrid player spent six years at Old Trafford, leaving when Rashford was 11. (Daily Express)external-link

Former Portugal forward Luis Figo says Eusebio is the country's greatest ever player, not Ronaldo. (AS)external-link

Everton are interested in 18-year-old Juventus midfielder Grigoris Kastanos.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Toffees manager Ronald Koeman will have talks with midfielder Ross Barkley after he substituted the 22-year-old at half-time of their 3-0 win over Sunderland. (Daily Star)external-link

Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt, 26, says it is hard to understand his fellow defenders on the pitch because of a language barrier between the club's new signings.(Northern Echo)external-link

The Guardian
The Guardian lead on the report of Arsenal's Champions League draw against Paris St-Germain

Celtic, Rangers, Aston Villa and Wigan are interested in Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane, 25. (Irish Sun)external-link

Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, 28, says he did everything he could to return to Juventus in the summer. The Colombian will spend the next three years on loan with the Italian side. (JTV via London Evening Standard)external-link

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The storms that swept across parts of England on Tuesday caused Manchester City to postpone their Champions League match against Borussia Monchengladbach, which was bad news for City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan...external-link

Ilkay Gundogan
Gundogan had been named on the City bench and could have made his competitive debut in the game

... but at least some people enjoyed the terrible weather...

Jack Butland
Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland enjoyed watching the lightning from the safety of his home

And finally

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi claims the reason the Fifa 17 demo game was delayed was because he had asked them to improve his passing rating from 59 out of 100. (Metro)external-link

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