Football transfer gossip: Lukaku, Conte, Rooney, Costa, Llorente, Sanchez

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Transfer news - latest update (10:30 BST)

Inter Milan want to make Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, the "poster boy" for the club's new era. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Daily Mirror)

Stoke City face a wait to sign Fabian Delph, 27, as the midfielder needs to sort out contractual issues at Manchester City before they will release him. (Stoke Sentinel)

QPR have agreed to sell 18-year-old winger Josh Bowler to Everton in a deal worth up to £4m. (London Evening Standard)

The Toffees want to bring 19-year-old Wolfsburg forward Anton Donkor back to the club on loan after his spell at Goodison Park was cut short last season. (Liverpool Echo)

Robert Snodgrass
Robert Snodgrass joined West Ham from Hull City in January

Championship side Sunderland hope to bring West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass, 29, to the Stadium of Light. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Watford could move for Napoli left-back Ivan Strinic, 29, and 26-year-old Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel. (Sky Italia, via Hertfordshire Mercury)

West Ham are confident forward Manuel Lanzini, 24, will sign a new contract worth £70,000 a week. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester City have been awarded a fee worth up to £1.75m for 17-year-old striker Tyrese Campbell. The son of former Arsenal and Everton forward Kevin Campbell left the club for Stoke City last summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Middlesbrough are interested in signing 24-year-old Derby County defender Cyrus Christie. (Derby Telegraph)

Transfer news - previous update (07:00 BST)

Manager Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea is in doubt because the Italian is furious at the club's summer transfer failings. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United's attempts to sign Romelu Lukaku are not linked to any deal which would take United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, to Goodison Park. (Liverpool Echo)

However, Chelsea are expected to step up their interest in Lukaku, 24, despite United agreeing a £75m fee with Everton for the striker. (Guardian)

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, has been left in limbo in the wake of United's deal for Lukaku, having been convinced he was set to leave Spain for Old Trafford.(Independent)

Belgium international Lukaku has agreed a long-term contract worth £250,000 a week with Jose Mourinho's side. (Daily Star)

Chelsea could face a striker crisis after Diego Costa, 28, started to say his goodbyes to his team-mates, having been told he is not part of Conte's plans for next season.(Daily Telegraph)

The Premier League champions have turned their attention to Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, 32, after missing out on a loan move for the Spaniard in January. (Evening Standard)

Barcelona are furious with legendary former club captain Carles Puyol after a player he represents - 16-year-old midfielder Eric Garcia - decided to walk away from the club to join Manchester City. (Independent)

Swansea City are braced for a revised £32m bid from Everton for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27. (Daily Mail)

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, says he would have to "consider" any approach from Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal are interested in 19-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Aymen Barkok. (Spox - via Daily Express)

French side Marseille are leading contenders to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, in a £24.7m deal after the Gunners completed a club record deal for Alexandre Lacazette. (Daily Telegraph)

The Gunners are refusing to meet Leicester City's valuation for winger Riyad Mahrez but the 26-year-old is still expected to leave the Foxes this summer. (Daily Star)

Former Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa, 30, has been told he can leave Paris St-Germain. (L'Equipe - via Newcastle Chronicle)

Winger Demarai Gray, 21, wants assurances from Leicester about his first-team prospects amid growing interest in the England Under-21 international from Liverpool and Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona have had a £22m bid for former Spurs midfielder Paulinho, 28, rejected by his current club Guangzhou Evergrande. (Sky Sports)

Stoke have been in talks to sign Manchester City midfielder Fabien Delph, 27, on a loan deal. (Stoke Sentinel)

Real Madrid have held secret talks with PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, 24. (Don Balon - via Daily Star)

Watford are in talks with Chelsea over midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah and are confident the versatile 22-year-old wants to return to Vicarage Road. (London Evening Standard)

Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is close to leaving the club with several sides interested in either a loan or permanent deal for the 25-year-old. (Daily Echo)

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Daily Star
The Daily Star back page says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is "fuming" after striker Romelu Lukaku agreed to join Manchester United from Everton


Two McDonald's workers managed a selfie with Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney who was making his way through the restaurant's drive-through. (Twitter)

McDonald's workers
Wayne Rooney and his son were feeling a bit peckish

Despite scoring 184 not out in his first Test match as England captain, Joe Root still had time to have a chat with Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana at Lord's. (Twitter)

Joe Root and Adam Lallana

Manchester United were forced to delete a tweet that showed midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan advertising the new home shirt as fans said the Armenian looked "pregnant". (Mirror)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has treated his staff and their families to a luxury holiday in Sardinia after winning the Premier League title. (Sun)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has unveiled two sets of brand new crystal football boots to commemorate his time at Manchester United and Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Five-hour round trips to training, an 85-year-old who runs the club shop, the kit man who gets paid by the players...welcome to the other Premier League (Wales Online)

Sir Alex Ferguson has told friends he would have signed former Chelsea defender John Terry on a free transfer if he was still Manchester United manager.(Sun)

The best of Thursday's transfer news

Everton will have to pay £40m for Swansea's 27-year-old midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson; Leicester are also showing interest. (Bleacher Report)

Sunderland are weighing up a move for West Ham's 29-year-old winger Robert Snodgrass - although the Hammers' £8m asking price could prove a major stumbling block. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Atletico Madrid are preparing to make a first formal bid of £22m to re-sign striker Diego Costa, 28, from Chelsea. (Guardian)

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