Football gossip: Sterling, Mbappe, Wenger, Donnarumma, Navas, Fosu-Mensah

Football gossip

Manchester City will sell England forward Raheem Sterling in 12 months if the 23-year-old does not agree terms on a new contract. Sterling's deal runs until June 2020 but City will not allow any of their key players to run down contracts. (Mirror)external-link

However, Sterling fears his chances of earning the deal he wants with the Premier League champions have receded following his performances at the World Cup this summer. (Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 24, is trying to convince former Monaco team-mate Kylian Mbappe to join him at Anfield. Striker Mbappe, 19, won the World Cup with France earlier this month. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is the top target for the Japan FA as they look for a new national manager. The 68-year-old Frenchman has said he wants to stay in the game. (Mail) external-link

Chelsea will target 19-year-old AC Milan and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if 26-year-old Belgium international Thibaut Courtois - a Real Madrid target - leaves Stamford Bridge this summer. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 31, will stay and fight for the number one spot at Real even if the Spanish giants sign Courtois. (AS)external-link

Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani, 23, will join Chelsea on a five-year contract worth £77,000 a week, with the Blues paying the Italian champions a fee of about £44.2m. (London Evening Standard) external-link

Brazilian midfielder Willian, 29, still wants to leave Chelsea despite the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as manager at Stamford Bridge. Willian fell out with former boss Antonio Conte last season. (Sun)external-link

Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha has told club bosses he wants to leave this summer, with Palace putting a £70m asking price on the 25-year-old. (Sun)external-link

Everton want to make a part exchange bid for Zaha, with former Palace winger and DR Congo international Yannick Bolasie, 29, returning to Selhurst Park as part of the deal. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are ready to sell England striker Danny Welbeck as new boss Unai Emery looks to trim his squad. Everton are reportedly considering a £15m move for the 27-year-old. (Sun)external-link

Leicester City have agreed a £12.5m fee with Liverpool for 25-year-old goalkeeper Danny Ward and will meet with the Wales international in the next 24 hours. Ward is wanted by Foxes boss Claude Puel as competition for Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel, not as a replacement. (Telegraph) external-link

Valencia are keen to sign Manchester United's 20-year-old Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan with a view to a permanent signing. (Super Deporte)external-link

Fulham have increased their offer for Espanyol's Spanish midfielder David Lopez, 28, from £13.41m to £17.88m. (El Mundo) external-link

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Swansea City are in talks to sign Manchester City's 21-year-old Kosovo midfielder Bersant Celina in a deal worth up to £4m. (Mirror)external-link

Sheffield United have made a record £5m offer for 28-year-old English striker Martyn Waghorn from Championship rivals Ipswich Town. (Star)external-link

United's Welsh striker Ched Evans, 29, is wanted on loan by Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town. (@SUFC_tweets)external-link

Stoke City are close to agreeing a £10m fee with Huddersfield Town for 26-year-old English winger Tom Ince. (Telegraph)external-link

The Potters are also close to confirming two more arrivals - Aston Villa and Wales defender James Chester, 29, and West Brom's Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean, 29. (Stoke Sentinel) external-link

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