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Jose Mourinho does not want Ryan Giggs to stay at Manchester United as his assistant manager because he fears the Welshman could become a potential rival. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United are considering a move for midfielder Julian Draxler, 22, less than a year after Wolfsburg signed him from Schalke for £25.5m. (Bild - in German)external-link

Bayern Munich's 27-year-old striker Robert Lewandowski is becoming increasingly unsettled in Germany and would consider a move to the Premier League. (Daily Mail)external-link

Daniel Sturridge

West Ham are preparing to make a second bid of £8m for Bournemouth's 26-year-old winger Matt Ritchie. (Telegraph)external-link

Cherries boss Eddie Howe is no longer on Southampton's shortlist of possible future managers, but former Roma coach Rudi Garcia is a strong candidate. (Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea are interested in signing West Ham forward Dimitri Payet, with the Hammers fearing it may be impossible to hold on to the 29-year-old France international. (Mirror)external-link

Liverpool's owners say they have no plans to sell amid reports a Chinese investment group wants to buy the club for £700m, a valuation described as "on the low side". (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is planning to give Juan Cuadrado a chance at Stamford Bridge next season. The 28-year-old winger was on loan at Juventus during the 2015-16 campaign. (Daily Mail)external-link

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro, 27, has failed a medical at Sporting Lisbon after agreeing a three-year deal with the Portuguese club. (Independent)external-link

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is close to a move to Turkish club Besiktas, according to the 25-year-old Italian's agent. (Spox.com - in German)external-link

Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes, 22, has emerged as a possible transfer target for Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Leicester City are close to completing the £12m signing of Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, 23. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester City have moved ahead of Manchester United as both attempt to sign Schalke and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 20, who is valued at £40m. (Suddeutsche Zeitung - in German)external-link

United are also targeting Basel's 19-year-old Switzerland international striker Breel Embolo. (Bild - in German)external-link

Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini, 27, could be a target for Argentine club Boca Juniors. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

The agent of Newcastle's 25-year-old midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says there has been "no progress" in negotiations with Roma. (Chronicle)external-link

Swansea will hold talks with winger Nathan Dyer, 28, to see if he has a future at the club, after he spent last season on loan at Leicester City. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

French midfielder Clement Chantome, 28, is in advanced talks with two unnamed Premier League clubs over signing on a free transfer, after rejecting the offer of a new contract at Bordeaux. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Norwich City winger Robbie Brady, 24, could be set for a quick return to Hull City after joining the Norfolk club in a £7m deal last summer. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic striker Anthony Stokes, 27, has agreed to join Blackburn Rovers on a three-year deal. (Express)external-link

West Brom have confirmed their interest in signing Palermo forward Franco Vasquez, 27, but have not yet made an official bid for the Italian, valued at £20m. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Leicester's 31-year-old midfielder Gokhan Inler is in talks over his future at the club, having struggled to make an impact in his first season. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Jose Mourinho has texted a "hello" message to all the Manchester United squad and assured them he will give them a chance to prove themselves. (Daily Express)external-link

The best of social media

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema posted this mid-air photo with Hollywood film star Keanu Reeves.

Karim Benzema and Keanu Reeves

Daniel Sturridge's late winner for England in their Euro 2016 match against Wales meant for contrasting reactions in the BBC studio, as this short Instagram clip reveals... external-link

Match of the Day pundits react

Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage tweeted:external-link "England deserved their win, positive substitutions from Roy, Wales not at their best!

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy got the equaliser in the 2-1 win and tweeted:external-link "The most amazing feeling.....Fans were superb."

While Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli wrote:external-link "What a win!!! Fans were incredible We go again Monday."

And finally...

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, 35 and now with Feyenoord, has been scammed out of £159,000 by a hotel butler dealing in stolen diamonds. (De Telegraaf)external-link

Former England manager Terry Venables given his support to calls for a statue of World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore to be erected in his hometown of Barking. (London Evening Standard)external-link

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