Football transfer gossip: Sanchez, Mbappe, Matic, Schmeichel, De Gea

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been texting forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, to try to persuade him to stay. (Sun)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, has indicated that he could leave Monaco as interest from Arsenal increases. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea are confident of beating Liverpool to the signing of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, from Borussia Dortmund, who have begun talks with Arsenal about 30-year-old forward Olivier Giroud. (Daily Mirror)

Nemanja Matic, 28, could join Juventus after Chelsea have given the Serbia midfielder permission to miss pre-season trips to China and Singapore alongside Diego Costa. (Guardian)

Arsenal have also shown interest in Matic and could offer Chelsea a swap deal with England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23. (Calcio Mercato)

Kasper Schmeichel, 30, has seen his hopes of joining Manchester United grow amid the possibility of a fresh bid from Real Madrid for fellow goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are confident Real Madrid will not have enough money to buy De Gea. (ESPN)

If Spain international De Gea does move to Real Madrid, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants one of the Bernabeu club's players in return as part of the deal - and defender Raphael Varane is one of his targets. (Don Balon via Daily Express)

Manchester United's current third choice goalkeeper Joel Pereira, 21, has the potential to become number one if De Gea leaves. (Independent)

Inter Milan may ask to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 21, on loan as part of any deal which takes Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, the other way. (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham will challenge Juventus for Porto defender Ricardo Pereira and are expected to pay £22m for the 23-year-old, who they want to replace Kyle Walker.(Evening Standard)

Liverpool are close to signing Hull City and Scotland defender Andrew Robertson, 23.(Guardian)

England international Joe Hart, 30, is expected to complete his £10m move from Manchester City to West Ham over the weekend. (Manchester Evening News)

Manager Slaven Bilic has hinted at the arrival of several new signings at West Ham, including a striker.(Talksport)

Lazio are chasing Chelsea's Mario Pasalic, 22, as a replacement for Lucas Biglia. The Croat could join Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva in Serie A. (Calcio Mercato via Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace could beat Stoke to the £12.5m signing of Bruno Martins Indi, 25, after agreeing a deal for the defender with his club Porto. (Times - subscription required)

Manager Jose Mourinho says he will not criticise the Manchester United board after they failed to reach an agreement with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata, 24.(Daily Express)

LA Galaxy have played down reports they could sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, following his exit from Manchester United. (Independent)

Everton are in advanced discussions to sign Newcastle's promising 16-year-old left-sided defender Lewis Gibson. (Daily Mail)

West Bromwich Albion are set to sign Egypt international Ahmed Hegazi, 26, on a season-long loan. (King Fut via Birmingham Mail)

Liverpool could bid £65m for 22-year-old Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. (Liverpool Echo)

Roma are preparing to make an offer of about £30m for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, 26. (Goal)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, 36, from LA Galaxy. (Sun)

Galatasaray have confirmed Netherlands forward Wesley Sneijder's contract has been terminated by mutual consent after four and a half years. (Galatasaray website - in Turkish)


Manchester United players have been impressed by new signing Romelu Lukaku in training on their pre-season tour of the United States. (Manchester Evening News)

Kylian Mbappe got Arsenal fans excited when he posted a video on Twitter with the caption: "Grande annonce." But he then revealed his big announcement: he has a new pair of boots.(Twitter)

Former Chelsea star Nathaniel Chalobah, 22, has posted an emotional farewell video on Instagram after he signed a five-year deal with Watford this week.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has few friends left at Real Madrid following the departure of close compatriots Pepe and Fabio Coentrao. (Marca)

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin, 22, has responded to criticism over his crossing on Twitter:

Hector Bellerin on Twitter
Hector Bellerin provided four assists in the Premier League last season

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez, 27, posted an image on Twitter of Real Madrid's unseen third kit - before swiftly deleting the post.(Marca - in Spanish)

Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi, 24, has suggested that Angel di Maria "has great quality". The Paris St-Germain forward, 29, has been linked with a move to Inter.(Daily Mail)

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, 25, has become the club's most followed player on Twitter with 2.51 million followers.(Talksport)

MPs could investigate the case which saw Liverpool fined and banned from signing academy players from other clubs following an approach to a 12-year-old player at Stoke City. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, 26, posted an image of himself in the gym to show his progress as he recovers from an ankle injury. (Instagram)

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, suggested following his return to Everton that he used to wear the club's pyjamas - and has offered photographic proof... in a way. (Instagram)

Back pages...

The Sun reports that Arsene Wenger is using text messages to try to persuade Alexis Sanchez to stay

The best of Friday's transfer news

Manchester United are waiting to see if Chelsea will sell £40m-rated midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, before moving on to other targets. (Daily Mail)

United manager Jose Mourinho still has £100m available for new signings, despite spending £75m on striker Romelu Lukaku and £30m on defender Victor Lindelof. (Sun)

Tottenham rejected an enquiry from Manchester City about left-back Danny Rose, 27, during talks to sign 27-year-old right-back Kyle Walker for £45m. (Evening Standard)

West Ham have ended their interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, as the Hammers are not the Frenchman's first-choice destination. (Sky Sports)

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