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Transfer news - latest update 11:30 BST

Chelsea are struggling to convince Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, 19, to join them on loan and are continuing to look at other targets.(Evening Standard)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not sign another midfielder this summer despite missing out on RB Leipzig's 22-year-old Naby Keita, says former defender Jamie Carragher. (Independent)

Reds forward Sadio Mane has emerged as a new target for Italian giants Inter Milan with the club expecting to bid £35m for the 25-year-old.(Daily Express)

Bournemouth have shown interest in signing Leicester City winger Demarai Gray, 21, who is looking to leave the former champions. (Leicester Mercury)

Transfer news - previous update 07:00 BST

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, will not report for pre-season training with the rest of the squad on Tuesday as he continues to look for a move. (Marca)

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has told Chelsea his club will not sell left-back Alex Sandro, 26.(Sport Mediaset, via Star)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, is set for talks with new manager Mauricio Pellegrino this week, with Liverpool prepared to break their transfer record to sign the Dutchman.(Liverpool Echo)

The Saints are considering a £12m move for Lazio centre-back Wesley Hoedt, 23, as they prepare for Van Dijk's departure. (Mail)

Blues boss Antonio Conte is interested in Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27.(Mail)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could move for Bayern Munich's 19-year-old Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches if playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, leaves for Barcelona.(Bild, via Mirror)

Liverpool are interested in Monaco's 21-year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar, who is also a target for Arsenal. (Le10Sport - in French)

Manchester City's England Under-17 winger Jadon Sancho could be set to leave after the 17-year-old failed to report for training on several occasions. (Telegraph)

Inter Milan are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of 23-year-old Nice defender Dalbert for £17m. (TMW, via Talksport)

Tottenham and Inter Milan are biding their time before making a move for Paris St-Germain full-back Serge Aurier in the hope the 24-year-old's asking price will decrease. (La Parisien, via ESPN)

Newcastle United want Arsenal forward Lucas Perez, 28, but are not ready to match the Gunners' £13.4m valuation. (London Evening Standard)

Everton will step up their pursuit of Swansea's 27-year-old attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson by offering a £50m part-exchange deal that would see 19-year-old full-back Callum Connolly join the Welsh club. (Wales Online)

Serie A sides Cagliari, Sassuolo and Verona are all interested in Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, 25. (Corriere dello Sport, via Talksport)

Watford expect to complete the signing of Fluminense forward Richarlison over the next few days, provided the 20-year-old Brazilian is granted a work permit. (Hertfordshire Mercury)

Newcastle risk missing out on £17.5m-rated Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris, 28. (Mirror)

Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant met Levski Sofia's owners about taking over as manager of the Bulgarian club. (Standart - in Bulgarian)

Sheffield United and Barnsley are pursuing 24-year-old Huddersfield striker Joe Lolley. (Mail)

Derby County manager Gary Rowett says the Rams are working "incredibly hard" to add to their squad. (Telegraph)

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Colo Colo players walked out with dogs that have been put up for adoption at a recent home match for the Chilean club. (Infobae - in Spanish)

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen has criticised Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, after the company he owns launched a new hunting television channel. (Independent)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo told the judge presiding over his alleged £13.1m tax fraud case: "If I wasn't called Cristiano Ronaldo, I wouldn't be here." (AS)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi met Pep Guardiola last summer to discuss a move to Manchester City. (TV3, via Manchester Evening News)

Several Barcelona players are "completely sick" of the uncertainty surrounding Neymar's future at the club. (Sport)

Everton fans want the club to learn from the mistakes of other Premier League clubs when building their new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock. (Liverpool Echo)

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp says the club's cross-city rivals Aston Villa are strong contenders for promotion from the Championship. (Birmingham Mail)

Best of Monday's transfer news

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will have to lower his wage demands to join Tottenham, who are not willing to pay the £120,000-a-week wages the 23-year-old England international turned down at Goodison Park. (Daily Mirror)

The Toffees are also prepared to hold out for a fee of £35m for Barkley, despite him having less than 12 months on his contract. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona will make a £53m move for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 28, if they are unable to sign Philippe Coutinho, 25, from Liverpool. (Don Balon, via Express)

Paris St-Germain are so confident of signing 25-year-old Barcelona forward Neymar they are already planning how to unveil him. (ESPN)

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