Gossip column: Pogba, Costa, Varane, Januzaj, Nolito, Matic

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Manchester United have submitted an increased bid of £92m for midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, but Juventus are seeking an additional 10m euros. (The Guardian)external-link

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 27, remains a target for his old club Atletico Madrid with the Blues wanting Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, 23, as his replacement. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Juventus are lining up a move for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27, as a replacement for Manchester United-bound Paul Pogba. (Daily Mail)external-link

Liverpool will make a final bid of around £8m to secure the signing of Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell, 19. (The Sun) external-link

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Stoke are preparing a club-record bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, after their initial offer of £20m was rejected. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Winger Nolito, 29, moved to Manchester City instead of returning to his former club Barcelona because he wanted to work with City boss Pep Guardiola again. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Raphael Varane says he is not set for a reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United after the defender, 23, insisted that he will be staying at Real Madrid this season. (Marca)external-link

New Liverpool signing Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, says manager Jurgen Klopp persuaded him to join the Reds, rather than Tottenham or Merseyside rivals Everton. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe wants to buy a new central defender this summer. (The Guardian)external-link

New Sunderland manager David Moyes will contact former club Manchester United over a possible loan move for winger Adnan Januzaj, 21. (Daily Mail)external-link

Stoke City are set to secure the £13m signing of Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 26, after Swansea City failed to match their bid. (The Sun)external-link

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has taken experienced former Sunderland and Stoke centre-back Danny Collins, 35, on trial following the defender's departure from Rotherham. (Bolton News)external-link

Sam Allardyce's first match in charge of England will be a friendly against Croatia at Wembley on 1 September. (Daily Star)external-link

Hull City will interview former Wigan Athletic and Everton boss Roberto Martinez, 43, for their vacant manager's position after Steve Bruce's departure. (Daily Express)external-link

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins admits that the club is targeting a minimum of three signings - with two of those set to be strikers. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Best of social media

Fabio Borini tweet

Sunderland forward Fabio Borini wonders whether he or Lionel Messi is winning the Aaron Ramsey look-alike contest.

Kasper Schmeichel with the Premier League trophy

Premier League champions Leicester City are on tour in the United States as their pre-season preparations combine with a continued lap of honour for winning last season's title.

"Trophy on board everywhere we go," said Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel on his Instagramexternal-link account.

Matteo Darmian tweet

While many of his Manchester United team-mates have been sweating it out on their pre-season tour of China, defender Matteo Darmian has made the most of his last few days on holiday after playing for Italy at Euro 2016.

And finally...

A Chelsea fan believes his club is set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez after claiming he saw the forward's new Chelsea shirt up for sale on a sports brand website. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial reportedly unfollowed his own club on social media after they gave his number nine shirt to new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Metro)external-link

In a social media interview conducted by team-mate Ashley Young, England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he plans to move into management when he ends his playing career, and might give Young a job. (Sky Sports)external-link

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