Gossip column: Luiz, Wilshere, Alonso, Isco, Sissoko

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Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz could be in line for a shock return to Chelsea. The Premier League club have offered £30m plus add-ons for the Brazil international, who left for the French champions two years ago in a £50m deal. (Sky Sports)external-link

David Luiz's return to Stamford Bridge will cost Chelsea £32m. (Daily Mail)external-link

England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, is set to complete a season-long loan deal with Crystal Palace. The Gunners received 22 offers from clubs in England and in Europe for Wilshere. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Alternatively, Wilshere could join AC Milan with the Serie A club wanting to complete a season-long loan deal with a £30m option to buy the player. (Sun)external-link

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Wednesday's back page of the Sun

Chelsea will complete a £23m move for Fiorentina's Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso, 25, and will look to the loan market for another central defender. (Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham have offered to take Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Isco, 24, on a season-long loan. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Spurs are also targeting Newcastle United's France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 27. (Telegraph)external-link

However, Tottenham have given up on signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 23. (Sky Sports)external-link

Burnley are close to signing Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick, 24. The Republic of Ireland international will cost the Clarets a club record fee in excess of £10m. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is angry with German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 32, for rejecting a free transfer to Sporting Lisbon. (Daily Star)external-link

Valencia have made an offer to sign Manchester United's Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 26, on loan. (Squawka)external-link

Stoke City are targeting Manchester City's 27-year-old Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony. (Telegraph)external-link

West Brom will bid £32m for Watford's Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo, 27. Manager Tony Pulis will use the sale of English striker Saido Berahino, 23 - set to move to Stoke - to part-fund the purchase. (Mirror)external-link

Wednesday's back page of the Daily Mirror
Wednesday's back page of the Daily Mirror

Leicester City are still hopeful of signing two Sporting Lisbon players - Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 28, and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva, 27, - before the transfer deadline. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Sunderland could break their transfer record for £17m-rated Lorient and Gabon midfielder Didier Ndong, 22. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Black Cats boss David Moyes will also offer £6.5m for St Etienne's Guinea defender Florentin Pogba, the brother of Manchester United midfielder Paul. (Sun)external-link

Everton's hopes of signing Ivory Coast defender Lamine Kone, 27, could rest on Sunderland's interest in Liverpool's out-of-favour France centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 26. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Stoke City are closing in on signing Netherlands defender Bruno Martins Indi, 24, on loan from Porto. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Manchester City's France defender Eliaquim Mangala, 25, is on the verge of a two-season loan deal back to Porto. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Crystal Palace are close to signing Venezuela midfielder Tomas Rincon, 28, from Genoa. (Croydon Advertiser)external-link

Tottenham have rejected Wolfsburg's £24m offer for South Korea winger Son Heung-min, 24.(Sun)external-link

Juventus will sign Zenit St Petersburg and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 27, for more than £15m.(Gazzetta)external-link

Hull City and Lyon will compete to sign Bournemouth's Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel, 28.(Daily Mail)external-link

Best of social media

Mesut Ozil has tweetedexternal-link a video of his new Arsenal team-mate Shkodran Mustafi dancing with fellow Gunner Per Mertesacker, while the trio were on international duty. He added the caption: "I hope to see more of those dance moves @Arsenal soon @MustafiOfficial @mertesacker #GermanGunners."

An Arsenal fan who on 12 August posted "Tell you what, if we sign Mustafi i'll give everyone that RT's this £20", received a reply from the Gunners after they signed Shkodran Mustafi. The tweetexternal-link included a video of the German saying: "Hi, I hope you don't regret the tweet."

Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who is on loan from Arsenal, has welcomed Joe Hart to Serie A on Instagram,external-link after the England number one arrived at Torino.

Calum Chambers tweetedexternal-link his excitement at joining Middlesbrough on loan from Arsenal.

All was not what it seemed when Scottish League One side Queen's Park tweeted this....

Queen's Park FC

That is because former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had returned to the first club he played for to launchexternal-link their 150th anniversary kit.

And finally...

Cadiz, in Spain's second tier, have signed Sergio Aguero's brother Gaston Castillo and the Argentine bears a striking resemblance to his famous older sibling. (Cadiz official website)external-link

Swansea City's new signing Alfie Mawson will be missed by one Barnsley fan. Mawson struck up a friendship with four-year-old Alfie Ledgeway, who suffers from a variety of illnesses, while at the Yorkshire club. (WalesOnline)external-link