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Chelsea have identified former Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel as the man they want to succeed Antonio Conte amid reports of tension between the Italian and the Blues' hierarchy. (Bild - in German)

Barcelona will make a final £136m bid for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, as they try to break Liverpool's resolve after three rejected offers. (Sun)

Other reports say Barcelona's fourth bid for the Brazilian will total £138m, with £101m up front and an additional £37m in bonuses. (Mail)

Chelsea are closing in on a £30m deal for England and Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27. The Premier League champions are also targeting Inter Milan's Italy midfielder Antonio Candreva, 30, who has been told he can leave for £25m. (Mirror)

The Blues are also considering a shock bid for 30-year-old Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy. (Mirror)

And the Premier League champions are still interested in Torino's 23-year-old Italy international striker Andrea Belotti. (Star)

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains unlikely to sign a new contract at Arsenal, with Chelsea and Liverpool interested in the 24-year-old. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain will pay Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe 15m euros (£13.8m) a year in wages - more than double the salary Real Madrid were offering the 18-year-old. (Marca)

A Monaco supporters' group has released a statement criticising Mbappe and his advisers for their conduct during the transfer window. (Guardian)

England left-back Danny Rose, 27, will hold talks with Tottenham this week, amid ongoing interest from Chelsea and Manchester United. ((Independent)

Spurs are still hoping to sign right-back Serge Aurier, 24, from Paris St-Germain and are also keen on 19-year-old Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have made a second offer of 130m euros (£119m) for France forward Ousmane Dembele, 20, but Borussia Dortmund are holding out for at least 150m euros (£138m). (Sky Deutschland, via AS)

Manchester City are preparing a second bid for West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans, 29, after a £18m offer was rejected last week. (ESPN)

Manchester United have been in talks with Inter Milan over a potential deal for midfielder Ivan Perisic, 28, since the end of last season, but the Croatia international is expected to sign a new contract. (Star)

Crystal Palace will make a £15m bid for RB Leipzig and Scotland winger Oliver Burke, 20, who played under new sporting director Dougie Freedman at Nottingham Forest. (Guardian)

Marseille have confirmed they are interested in exiled Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, if the Spain international's move back to Atletico Madrid falls through. (Telegraph)

Bournemouth are ready to offer £25m for Leicester winger Demarai Gray, after the Foxes rejected £20m for the 21-year-old from the Cherries last month. (Sun)

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, 26, who made just 12 La Liga starts under Zinedine Zidane last season, is reportedly attracting interest from Liverpool and Arsenal. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has no interest in leaving Stamford Bridge to join Lille, who have been linked with a £36m bid for the 23-year-old Belgium international striker. (London Evening Standard)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to sign Schalke and Germany defender Benedikt Howedes, 29, for £18m. (DW Sports, via Express)

Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, 24, has reportedly told Barcelona he wants to leave the Nou Camp, amid speculation Manchester United are interested in making him their fourth signing of the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong, 31, is training with Birmingham with a view to securing a permanent deal. (Mail)

West Ham are not considering alternatives to manager Slaven Bilic, despite reports to the contrary. (Talksport)

The Mirror says Chelsea will make a move for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy


England's 1966 World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst says Everton striker Wayne Rooney should not be selected for the national team again. (Express)

After just one match at Wembley Stadium, Tottenham have scrapped their plan to play drum noises over the PA system. (Independent)

West Brom had to endure cold showers after their EFL Cup win at Accrington Stanley because the floodlights had been turned off but manager Tony Pulis said: "Brilliant, absolutely fantastic and I love all of that. I was brought up at the beginning of my managerial career with cold showers dripping after games. It won't do this lot any harm." (Birmingham Mail)

The two Stoke fans who went viral as they celebrated Jese Rodriguez's goal against Arsenal have been tracked down. (

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has apologised after he was sent off in the 1-1 draw with Everton. (Twitter)

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Best of Tuesday's transfer news

Tottenham are close to an agreement with Paris St-Germain to sign defender Serge Aurier, 24, for £23m. (L'Equipe)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, had a role in preventing Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho's move to the Nou Camp as he did not want Ivan Rakitic, 29 or Sergi Roberto, 25, used as makeweights in any deal for the 25-year-old Brazilian. (Don Balon via Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona will make a fresh attempt to sign Coutinho when club officials attend the Champions League and Europa League draws, along with their Liverpool counterparts, on Thursday. (Mundo Deportivo via Mirror)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, wants to move to Atletico Madrid - and has got the removal men in at his Surrey home. (Mail)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he has enough central defenders, despite 29-year-old Winston Reid's injury, as the club edge closer to signing defensive midfielder William Carvalho, 25, from Sporting Lisbon. (Evening Standard)

Sunderland are hopeful of signing Aston Villa's 31-year-old striker Ross McCormack, who is their number one target after they missed out on Max Gradel, 29. (Sunderland Echo)

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