Gossip column: Pogba, Stones, Koulibaly, Bonucci, Kone, Berahino, Mustafi

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France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, is set to complete his move to Manchester United for a world record £112m, with a Juventus source saying the deal is done. (Sun)external-link

Or, United have offered £100m for Pogba and hope to finalise the deal within the next 48 hours. (Guardian)external-link

Real Madrid have also been linked with Pogba - and coach Zinedine Zidane reckons "everybody" is interested in his compatriot, adding "anything can happen" before the transfer deadline. (Sky Sports)external-link

Alternatively, the Champions League winners accept that they cannot compete for Pogba and are ready to turn their attention to signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko with the Magpies wanting £30m for the 26-year-old. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Everton defender John Stones, 22, is set to join Manchester City for £50m - and the deal could be finalised this week. (Daily Mail)external-link

If City fail to tie up a deal for Stones, manager Pep Guardiola has Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 29, as a back-up option. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Everton are already preparing for life without Stones and have earmarked Sunderland's Lamine Kone, 27, as a possible £14m replacement for their defence. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal have spoken to the agent of Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24. (Emanuele Giulianelli on Twitter)external-link

Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, 25, could replace Mustafi at Valencia - if City sign Stones. (Sun)external-link

Star backpage
The Star say that Eddie Howe is well-placed to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal when the latter steps down

Chelsea have bid £38m for Napoli's 25-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. (Sky Italy)external-link

Stoke remain interested in West Brom's 22-year-old striker Saido Berahino. (Talksport)external-link

Liverpool could be beaten to the £20m signing of 22-year-old Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca - by Championship side Wolves. (A Bola - in Portuguese)external-link

Southampton are interested in signing Barcelona striker Cristian Tello, 24, for around £10m and Malaga midfielder Recio, 24 for £5m, (Sun)external-link

Barcelona want 23-year-old Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez to serve as back-up to Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. (IBTimes)external-link

Former Real Madrid and Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, 33, has contacted fellow Dutchman Jaap Stam about a move to Reading. (Get Reading)external-link

Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30, has told manager Claudio Ranieri he wants to leave the Premier League champions to join Swansea in a £10m deal. (Sun)external-link

Swansea also want to sign Sevilla and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 31, on loan. (IUSport - in Spanish)external-link

However, the former Juventus player could be close to a move to Real Sociedad. (ESPN)external-link

John Stones Daily Mail
The Daily Mail leads on John Stones' potential move to Manchester City

Leicester midfielder Andy King, 27, will sign a new contract to stay at the club until 2020. (ESPN)external-link

New Sunderland manager David Moyes has turned down the chance to sign Aston Villa defender Micah Richards, 28, for £5m. (Northern Echo)external-link

Brighton have made a £3.5m offer for Blackburn defender Shane Duffy, 24. (Daily Mirror)external-link

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Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrote on Instagramexternal-link that reports he told German television he would like a move to Real Madrid are false.

Stoke striker Bojan Krkic is happy team-mate Marko Arnautovic has signed a new deal.

Arnautovic and Bojan
Austria winger Arnautovic had been linked with a move to Everton, but signed a four-year contract on Wednesday

Meanwhile, Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling welcomed a new arrival.

Chris Smalling's new dog, Ruben

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey took some time out of the busy pre-season schedule to take a trip to the farm.

Aaron Ramsey

And finally...

Wayne Rooney is officially the fastest player at Manchester United - in a go kart. The England striker beat Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial in a race around the Old Trafford car park. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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