Football transfer gossip: Mbappe, Lemar, Coutinho, Sanches, Van Dijk, Wilshere

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Manchester City are trying to beat Real Madrid to the signing of 18-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe. (Daily Mirror)external-link

City are prepared to pay £160m for the France international, as Pep Guardiola continues to overhaul his squad. (ESPN)external-link

However, the scorer of 15 goals in 29 Ligue 1 games in 2016-17 will turn down a move to the Premier League in favour of joining Spanish and European champions Real Madrid. (Daily Star)external-link

Arsenal are finally set to sign 21-year-old Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar in a £45m deal. (Sun)external-link

Barcelona have sent officials to England to try to sign Philippe Coutinho despite Liverpool rejecting a £72m bid from the Spanish giants for the 25-year-old forward. (Sport, via Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool insist Coutinho is not for sale at any price, but Barca are prepared to bid £80m. (Daily Star)external-link

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp says the club are not afraid to spend heavily this summer as they continue to pursue Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has revealed he wants to leave, with AC Milan and Manchester United interested in the £43m-rated 19-year-old. (Independent)external-link

Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, 22, after talks stalled with Porto over full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal face the prospect of taking a sizeable loss on Spanish striker Lucas Perez after Deportivo La Coruna made a £9m bid for the 28-year-old. (Evening Standard)external-link

Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay close to London if he leaves this summer, with West Ham the 25-year-old's preferred destination. (Independent)external-link

Stoke will be busy in the transfer market over the next few weeks but are not expected to move for Arsenal's 23-year-old winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg's Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20. (Daily Mail) external-link

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Meanwhile...

Daley Blind made a social media blunder when he posted about Manchester United's new third kit, seemingly forgetting to delete his representative's note above a suggested caption. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Daley Blind
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Barcelona forward Neymar spent more than £14,000 on trainers in one shopping trip... after saying meeting Michael Jordan was "one of the happiest moments" of his life. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny showed off his vocal skills at his Juventus initiation by belting out Justin Bieber's Love Yourself. (Sun)external-link

Wojciech Szczesny

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they assault referees under new Football Association laws. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Best of Tuesday's transfer news

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will get a further £150m to spend in the summer, with Southampton's Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk and Juventus and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro, both 26, top of the list. (Daily Mirror) external-link

The Stamford Bridge side's spending could match the £218m spent by Manchester City in this transfer window. (Times - subscription required)external-link

They could even surpass that figure with Conte also interested in Inter Milan's Antonio Candreva, 30, Swansea's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 32, and 19-year-old Everton midfielder Tom Davies. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is willing to take a pay cut in order to join Manchester City this summer. The 28-year-old Chile international wants to join City in favour of Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain and Juventus. (Independent)external-link