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Liverpool are preparing to make a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, 20, who has also been on Manchester United's radar. (Kicker via Mirror)

Chelsea are confident of signing Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, for £35m before this summer's transfer deadline next Thursday. (Telegraph)

Arsenal face the prospect of having to sell England player Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is out of contract next summer and is set to reject a new Gunners offer. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are also trying to push through the £15m signing of Swansea City's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 32, who played under Blues boss Antonio Conte at Juventus. (Telegraph)

Manchester City have given up hope of signing Monaco's 18-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe for £150m. (Sun)

City will launch a third bid, of more than £25m, to sign West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, 29. (Times - subscription required)

City winger Jadon Sancho, 17, wants to join Tottenham as he believes his route to the first team under Pep Guardiola is blocked. (ESPN)

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says Philippe Coutinho, 25, is doing everything he can to force through a deal to move to the club from Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

The Spanish club could also let Turkey midfielder and Arsenal target Arda Turan, 30, leave on a free transfer this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

West Ham are confident of signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 25, despite struggles to agree a transfer fee. (Guardian)

Swansea have cooled their interest in 28-year-old midfielder Nacer Chadli after being quoted in excess of £25m by West Bromwich Albion. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are interested in signing 33-year-old goalkeeper Michel Vorm from Tottenham. (Evening Standard)

The Eagles are also keen to bring Barcelona's 21-year-old forward Munir El Haddadi to Selhurst Park. (Sport - in Spanish)

Huddersfield Town are interested in signing Leeds United's former West Ham and England goalkeeper Robert Green, 37. (Daily Mail)

Winger Demarai Gray, 21, wants Leicester to start him or sell him, with Bournemouth offering nearly £30m for the former Birmingham player. (Daily Mirror)

Paris St-Germain have emerged as favourites to sign 34-year-old Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina. (Talksport)

Inter Milan are close to agreeing a loan deal for Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, 26. (Sky Sports)

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Norwich City are considering a late bid for 26-year-old Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Newcastle's Dutch attacking midfielder Siem de Jong, 28, is close to completing a move to Ajax. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says he has not given up on signing Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing, 33, despite stating negotiations have "slowed up". (Birmingham Mail)

Sunderland will demand £20m for Gabon midfielder Didier Ndong, 23, who is attracting interest from West Ham United. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Black Cats boss Simon Grayson says the club are ready for a busy final week in the transfer window. (Sunderland Echo)

Juventus are set to sign 29-year-old Germany defender Benedikt Howedes from Schalke. (Corriere Della Sera - in Italian)

Meanwhile, the Italian champions also held a meeting with Barcelona in Monaco over the possible transfer of the Spanish club's midfielder Andre Gomes, 24. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani, 33, is set to sign for Spanish club Las Palmas. (Marca - in Spanish)

Newcastle and Watford are considering a late bid for Leicester's Islam Slimani, 29, as the Foxes are open to cashing in on the 29-year-old Algeria forward. (Daily Mirror)


Fleetwood Town could be set for a windfall if their former striker Jamie Vardy, 30, moves from Leicester to Chelsea for £40m. (Fleetwood Today)

Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, has taken a pay cut of more than £200,000 a week to rejoin Manchester United. (Times - subscription required).

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Best of Thursday's transfer news

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)

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