Gossip column: Mangala, Fabinho, Fonte, N'Zonzi, Gabbiadini, Hart, Zaha, Zaza

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Tottenham are considering a move for Manchester City and France defender Eliaquim Mangala, 25, before Wednesday's transfer deadline. (ESPN)

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 29, would be willing to take a pay cut to join Liverpool. (Sun)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has told manager Alan Pardew he wants to leave, with Tottenham interested in the 23-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Bookmakers are convinced Zaha will become Spurs' third summer signing. (Daily Star)

But Palace chairman Steve Parish has described Spurs' opening bid of £12m as "ridiculous", adding there is "no chance whatsoever" of a deal being done. (Talksport, via Guardian)

Alternatively, the London club are prepared to allow Zaha to leave, and will sign Newcastle's France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27, in replacement. (Times - subscription required)

Southampton are poised to break their transfer record by paying £21.2m for Lille's Morocco forward Sofiane Boufal, 22. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham have agreed a £24m fee with Juventus for Simone Zaza, and the 25-year-old Italy forward is in talks with the Premier League club. (Guardian)

Manchester United have been told it will cost them at least £25m if they want 22-year-old Monaco defender Fabinho. (L'Equipe, via Talksport)

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Friday's Daily Star backpage

Southampton defender Jose Fonte, 32, is set to stay at the club after one-on-one talks with chairman Ralph Krueger about his future. (Metro)

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 28, is prepared to stay at the club, despite not being guaranteed a starting role under manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Telegraph)

Napoli are relying on Everton to bid for striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 24, so they can move for Fiorentina frontman Nikola Kalinic, 28. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Valencia are considering a move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 26. (Deporte Valenciano - in Spanish)

Santos striker Gabriel Barbosa, 19, a target for Manchester United, is "mulling over" several offers and could move to Juventus or Inter Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Watford have agreed an £8.5m deal to sign Gent's Sven Kums, 28, with the midfielder set to move to the Hornets' Italian sister club Udinese on loan for the rest of the season. (Het Laatste Nieuws - in Dutch, subscription required)

West Brom will improve their offer for Jay Rodriguez, 27, as they look to beat Hull City to the loan signing of the Southampton forward. (Birmingham Mail)

Newcastle United are in talks to sign Palermo left-back Achraf Lazaar, 24. The Morocco international has also attracted interest from West Ham, Southampton and Crystal Palace this summer. (Evening Chronicle)

Aston Villa centre-back Joleon Lescott, 34, interests Greek clubs Olympiakos and AEK Athens. (Sport24 - in Greek)

Crystal Palace are interested in Santos attacking midfielder Lucas Lima, 26.(UOL Esporte - in Portuguese)

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 23, is wanted by Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City. (Daily Mail)

Hull City are set to offer Scotland full-back Andrew Robertson, 22, and English centre-back Harry Maguire, 23, new contracts. (Hull Daily Mail)

Brighton remain keen on Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy, 24. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hired former Arsenal scout Sandro Orlandelli. (Lance, via Metro)

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There was plenty of reaction to the English sides' Champions League draws:

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Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater
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Spurs midfielder Erik Lamela
Vincent Kompany
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany
Nacho Monreal
Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal

Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc took his bike for a spin, tweeting: "#Bournemouth #bike #boruc @Southbourne Cliffs" with this scenic snap:

Artur Boruc

Southampton's James Ward-Prowse was delighted with his England Under-21 call-up:

James Ward Prowse

Goalkeeper Tim Krul had a message for parent club Newcastle after joining Ajax on loan for the season:

Tim Krul

And finally...

Argentina great Diego Maradona has suggested Lionel Messi may have "staged" his international retirement to avoid criticism. (TyC Sports, via ESPN)

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