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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has told head coach Antonio Conte he is prepared to bid more than £60m for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, 29. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Real Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, and Gareth Bale, 27, have agreed new contracts, with Wales international Bale offered a £91m deal as an incentive to reject a move to Manchester United next summer. (Cope, via Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal and Tottenham both want to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 24, who is out of contract in 2018. (Diario Madridista, via Daily Star)external-link

Arsenal attackers Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, both 27, want £250,000 a week each in wages to extend their contracts. The declining value of the pound in the wake of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union is partly behind their demands. (Times)external-link

The Telegraph leads on Chelsea's interest in Leonardo Bonucci

Gunners defender Per Mertesacker, 32, is wanted by former side Hannover. (Sun)external-link

Interim boss Mike Phelan is set to be given the Hull City manager's job on a permanent basis.(Sun)external-link

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, 29, could sign a new contract with Barcelona before Christmas. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Napoli chairman Aurelio de Laurentiis rejected a £50m offer from Chelsea for defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, two days before the summer transfer window closed. (Sky Sports)external-link

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24, is determined not to be affected by an "incredible" price tag following his summer move from Valencia for a fee in excess of £35m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Burnley want defender Michael Keane, 23, to sign a new contract amid interest from Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)external-link

West Ham have an obligation to buy forward Simone Zaza after 10 appearances, according to the 25-year-old's agent and father. (Tutto Juve, via International Business Times)external-link

Sunderland fear they will have to pay £10m to sign former Inter Milan midfielder Ricardo Alvarez, 28, if a Court of Arbitration ruling goes in the Serie A club's favour. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho, 31, is set to sign a two-year contract extension after entering the final 12 months of his existing deal. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United have been "disrespectful" to midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, according to Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 25.(Bild, via ESPN)external-link

But former Barcelona midfielder Deco, who played under Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho at Porto and Chelsea, says players at Old Trafford have to get over criticism from their manager.(Daily Star)external-link

Daily Express
Thursday's Daily Express backpage

West Ham's vice-chairman Karren Brady insists a move to London Stadium was a crucial part of "rebranding" the club. (Guardian)external-link

Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata, 23, spoke to several teams before agreeing to rejoin the Spanish side from Juventus this summer.(Cadena Ser, via Metro)external-link

Liverpool striker Divock Origi, 21, says he has not heard the "rumours" linking him with a move to Juventus. (HLN, via Metro)external-link

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, 18, who is on loan at Bristol City, says he found out about his England Under-21 call up on television. (Evening Standard)external-link

Best of social media

Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney stumbled across some of old team-mate Gary Neville's golf kit when preparing for a round:

Wayne Rooney Twitter

The debate over how many Accrington Stanley fans travelled to Chesterfield for their EFL Trophy win on Tuesday continues...

Accrington Stanley

Stoke City's Jonathan Walters is not a fan of Fifa Ultimate Team, it seems. Though Hull City's David Meyler, his Republic of Ireland team-mate, certainly is.

Jon Walters Twitter

And finally

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera turned up to Spain training without any boots and had to buy a new pair after he was called up to replace the injured Javi Martinez. The 27-year-old had been on holiday in Madrid when he found out he was required. (El Confidencial) external-link

West Ham are set to release a movie called 'Iron Men' to celebrate the club's move from the Boleyn Ground to the London Stadium.(Evening Standard)external-link

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