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Real Madrid will give goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, a £12m signing-on fee if he sees out his Manchester United contract and moves to the Bernabeu on a free transfer next summer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester City are close to completing the £28.5m signing of Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, 27, with defender Eliaquim Mangala, 24, likely to go to the Spanish club on loan. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester City will improve on their £43m offer for Wolfsburg's 23-year-old midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. (Sky Sports)external-link

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Tottenham are ready to make a £15m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, this week, with defender Joleon Lescott, 33, midfielder Stephane Sessegnon, 31, and forwards Brown Ideye, 26, and Victor Anichebe, 27, also set to be allowed to leave The Hawthorns for acceptable offers. (Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea have had a £5m bid for Galatasaray defender Alex Telles rejected. (Daily Star)external-link

Everton will make a move for Swansea defender Ashley Williams, 30, should the Toffees sell John Stones, 21, to Chelsea. (Daily Star)external-link

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is also keen on Dynamo Kiev's 25-year-old forward Andriy Yarmolenko. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has targeted QPR's Robert Green, 35, for a return to the club as he looks to bolster his goalkeeping options. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle United and Everton are interested in Werder Bremen defender Jannik Vestergaard, but the 23-year-old insists he is not aware of a potential move.(Daily Express)external-link

Brentford will offer striker Andre Gray, 24, a new deal in a bid to fend off interest from Hull City. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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Real Madrid will beat Liverpool to the signature of 21-year-old Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic. (Gazzetta)external-link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side could have beaten Chelsea by more than 3-0 as he laughed off Blues boss Jose Mourinho's claims that the win was a "fake" result. (Times - subscription required)external-link

The future of Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is uncertain unless the club strengthen their squad following defeats in their two opening Premier League games of the season. (Guardian)external-link

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will keep faith with Dejan Lovren as he challenges the 26-year-old Croatia centre-back to make the position his own. (Times - subscription required) external-link

New Tottenham forward Clinton N'Jie, 22, says he made the right decision to turn down a move to Arsenal. (Daily Express)external-link

Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he protected owner Randy Lerner during his time at the club. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has explained why midfielder Ander Herrera, 26, has not started a game this season. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Newcastle United manager John Carver and assistant Steve Stone are ready to get back into management. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

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Who are the best strikers in the world? Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand saysexternal-link Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robert Lewandowski - "in that order".

Former Newcastle United and Hull City keeper Steve Harper swapped goalie gloves for batting gloves as he scored 15 in a Durham XI game. He tweeted:external-link "Thanks to @DurhamCricket for letting me play in the 1-run win v the fantastic @LashingsWorldXI. Gutted to miss out on my century on debut #15."

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema may have been linked with a move to Arsenal, but the Frenchman has made it clear he is still in Spain. The 27-year-old posted an Instagram pictureexternal-link of himself on a plane with the caption "Come back to Madrid... #work".

And finally

"The best club in the world is Galatasaray, then Madrid." That is the opinion of Galatasaray midfielder Jose Rodriguez, who has just left Real Madrid. (AS)external-link

Athletes Gone Goodexternal-link has compiled a list of 20 athletes who have the most positive charitable influence in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo is number one, with Neymar fifth.

Cagliari keeper Marco Storari has some of the biggest little fans in the world. His two children are shown getting extremely excited when they see their dad appear on TV. (Gazzetta)external-link

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