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Transfer news - 13:30 update

Roy Hodgson is finalising a deal to become the new Crystal Palace manager on a two-year contract, and will receive a bonus if Palace remain in the Premier League. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Atletico Madrid are hoping to agree a £54m deal for Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, this week. (Marca, via Talksport)external-link

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 23, will leave Juventus and is likely to end up in the Premier League, at one of Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea, according to super-agent Mino Raiola. (Rai, via Independent)external-link

Manchester United would be Champions League contenders if they signed 28-year-old Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, says Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs. (Daily Mail)external-link

Meanwhile, former United defender Paul Parker believes the Red Devils will struggle to win the Champions League with Romelu Lukaku, 24, as their main striker. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has begun planning a major attacking overhaul. (Dol Balon via

Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann has added to speculation that he could one day coach Bayern Munich by revealing his wife and children will move to Munich, and suggesting it is his dream club. (Eurosport - in German)external-link

Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, had no intention of returning to Italy this summer rather than re-signing for Manchester United. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij, 25, is also attracting interest from Inter Milan and Juventus, who are keen to sign the Lazio defender on a free transfer. (Calciomercato via Teamtalk)external-link

Transfer news - 07:00 update

Paris St-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi is "confident" the club has not broken Financial Fair Play regulations after the £200m world-record signing of Neymar, 25, and the potential £165m transfer of striker Kylian Mbappe, 18. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

PSG's president Al-Khelaifi also claims other top clubs offered more than the £165m they will pay for Monaco's Mbappe. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Arsenal could get the chance to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 29, next summer as the Spanish club are interested in signing Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, 26, and Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, 23. (Don Balon via Daily Star) external-link

Dybala has refused to rule out joining fellow Argentina international Lionel Messi at Barcelona but insists he is happy at the Italian club. (FourFourTwo)external-link

West Ham missed out on signing the former Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle, 26, from Borussia Dortmund on transfer deadline day. (Sun)external-link

Real Madrid have joined Liverpool in the race for 21-year-old RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner. (Talksport)external-link

Leicester are confident winger Demarai Gray, 21, will sign a new contract worth £50,000 a week. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba claims Tottenham defender Serge Aurier, 24, who joined Spurs from Paris St-Germain, has signed for the wrong team. (Daily Express)external-link

Trabzonspor manager Muharrem Usta says he held "direct talks" with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, about a loan move to the Turkish club "but the move stalled at the last moment". (Turkish-Football via Daily Star)external-link

Barcelona have delayed the signing of Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina, 22, in order to avoid upsetting Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano. (Diario Gol via Daily Express)external-link

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has said he considered moving to Manchester United two years ago - and the 27-year-old has not ruled out a move in the future. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown, 20, has signed a pre-contract with Manchester City and will join the club in January. (ESPN)external-link

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticised Robert Lewandowski after the 29-year-old striker questioned why the German champions did not match the summer spending of Paris St-Germain and Barcelona. (Daily Mail)external-link

The Star's back page sport leads with Roy Hodgson's expected appointment at Crystal Palace
The Star's back page leads with Roy Hodgson's expected appointment at Crystal Palace


Chelsea newcomer Antonio Rudiger performed his version of Lil Wayne's 2008 hit A Milli as his initiation song - which was recorded on Michy Batshuayi's Instagram story. (Daily Mail)external-link

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 28, says there was an "argument" for moving to Manchester United and becoming the team's biggest star but he stayed at the Bernabeu as "the main thing, when you look back on your career, is that you look at your trophies". (Daily Mail)external-link

Roy Hodgson, who is set to be named as Crystal Palace manager, is set to get a minimum £1m bonus for keeping the club in the Premier League as part of any deal. (Daily Mail)external-link

An image showing Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson's facial injuries from the clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane on Saturday has appeared online. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Only one Premier League player has been included in the top 10 ratings of Fifa 18, to be released at the end of the month. (Metro)external-link

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare broke his thighbone and jaw in a car crash last September, but a year on he had this announcement...

Pape Souare

The January transfer window could be abolished as Europe's top clubs seek a huge football overhaul. (Sun)external-link

The Football League is set to sign a new five-year broadcast deal worth £600m, which will allow viewers to watch any midweek Championship games live. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has been trying his hand at photography. (Manchester City)external-link

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk suffered an unhappy return to Saints duty as he played in the under-23 side's 4-0 defeat by Aston Villa. (Sun)external-link

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Sam Allardyce is also being linked with a return to Crystal Palace. (Daily Mail)external-link

But the former England manager has reiterated he does not want to return to Selhurst Park, despite saving Palace last season. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester United are keeping their number seven shirt free for 26-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann, whom they believe they can eventually sign from Atletico Madrid for £100m. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has relocated his family to Madrid as the 28-year-old expects a deal to be finalised which will allow him to rejoin Atletico. (Football 365)external-link

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes could face a fine for pushing Jose Mourinho on the touchline during his side's draw with Manchester United on Saturday. (Times)external-link

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