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AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea forward Diego Costa, despite the 28-year-old insisting he is only interested in rejoining Atletico Madrid. (Corriere dello Sport, via Express)

Manchester City still want Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, before next week's transfer deadline. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, and could take West Ham forward Robert Snodgrass, 29, on loan. (Talksport)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has conceded defeat in his attempt to sign 21-year-old winger Thomas Lemar from Monaco. (Telegraph)

West Ham could move for Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong, 23, after failing to agree a deal with Sporting Lisbon for William Carvalho, 25. (London Evening Standard)

Hull City are expected to complete the signing of Arsenal forward Jon Toral, 22, on Thursday, and will add another striker to their squad. (Hull Daily Mail)

Transfer news - previous update (07:00 BST)

Barcelona are preparing an offer for 29-year-old Chelsea and Brazil winger Willian. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea have made a new £35m bid to sign Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are also preparing a £32m offer for Leicester and England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27. (Sun)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, could leave the La Liga club before the end of next week. (El Pais via Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, is considering making a public statement highlighting his discontent at the club in order to force an exit. (Yahoo Sports)

Inter Milan have made a bid for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, 25, on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent £20m-plus deal. (Mirror)

Lionel Messi's father has spoken to Manchester City about the 30-year-old Argentina and Barcelona forward moving to Etihad Stadium. (Sun)

West Brom defender Jonny Evans, 29, expects to complete a £30m switch to Manchester City next week. (Mirror)

West Ham are monitoring Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong but are yet to make a bid for the 23-year-old. (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland could lose out to Aston Villa as they try to sign winger Robert Snodgrass, 29, from West Ham. (Northern Echo)

Former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, 27, has turned down the chance to join Brighton from Inter Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Talksport)

Paris St-Germain are looking to sign Napoli and former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 34. (AS)

Barcelona are close to agreeing a deal with PSG to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Angel di Maria, 29. (Sport via ESPN)

Tottenham are preparing a new offer for Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, 22, who has also been linked with Juventus. (Corriere dello Sport via Talksport)

Stoke have held further talks with Club Brugge over an £8.5m deal for 22-year-old centre-back Bjorn Engels. (Mail)

Everton are ready to rival Newcastle United in their bid to sign midfielder Dennis Praet, 23, from Sampdoria. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, 25, has told the club he is reluctant to go back out on loan this season. (Guardian)

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Barcelona 'announced' the signing of Angel di Maria after their social media accounts were hacked. (Telegraph)

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana was pictured wearing a leg brace during Liverpool's clash with Hoffenheim on Wednesday. (Express)

The National Union of Professional Footballers has backed Paris St-Germain forward Neymar over a "spiteful" complaint against him from former club Barcelona. (ESPN FC)

Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy has been fined £60 for parking his £250,000 Ferrari in a taxi rank in Manchester. (Mail)

But the France international has found the English paparazzi far more accommodating...

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Best of Tuesday's transfer news

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)

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. (Daily Mirror)

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

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

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