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AC Milan could offer 50m euros (£42.4m) for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 23, in January. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho's relationship with right-back Matteo Darmian, 26, has totally broken down and the Italian could be loaned to Juventus in January. (Tuttosport, via Daily Mail)external-link

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Friday's Daily Mirror back page

Liverpool negotiated a 30% sell-on clause in the deal that took Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 26, to Nice. (Independent) external-link

Real Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, and Gareth Bale, 27, and midfielders Toni Kroos, 26, and Luka Modric, 30, are expected to sign new deals within the next month. (Daily Mirror)external-link

AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli, 21, said he was pleased the Italian club turned down Chelsea's bid for him in the transfer window. (Daily Express)external-link

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has earmarked Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson and Burnley centre-back Michael Keane, both 23, as potential successors to John Terry, 35. (Daily Mail)external-link

Everton boss Ronald Koeman says he spoke to Moussa Sissoko 10 days before transfer deadline day and the 27-year-old France midfielder was interested in signing for the Toffees. Sissoko instead joined Tottenham from Newcastle for £30m. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Friday's Times back page

Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid are understood to be the leading clubs behind attempts to form a world super league that could lead to English teams playing midweek games in China within five years. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Aston Villa turned down loan moves for defender Micah Richards, 28, from Sunderland and Hull City despite him not having featured in the league this season. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Arsenal's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, believes he has the "same abilities" as Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Real Madrid frontman Cristiano Ronaldo.(Sport)external-link

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes midfielder Christian Eriksen, 24, may have been affected by speculation about his future before the Denmark international signed a new deal.(Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj, 21, says he moved on loan to Sunderland after not "many chances to play" and to "prove to some people that they were wrong".(Daily Star)external-link

Roberto Martinez received a one-off severance payment of more than £10m from Everton after being sacked as their manager in May.(Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester City face the prospect of being hit financially by controversial new changes to the Champions League, which will instead benefit city rivals Manchester United. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Wayne Rooney's performance in Saturday's Manchester derby could be key to England manager Sam Allardyce's decision over the 30-year-old forward's Three Lions future.(Daily Star)external-link

Manchester United spent eight months attempting to sign Manchester City's new manager, Pep Guardiola, as a player - but the deal fell through as the then-Barcelona midfielder would not meet Sir Alex Ferguson, United's boss at the time.(Sun)external-link

Best of social media

The NFL's return has made at least one Premier League footballer very happy, with Spurs striker Harry Kane glad to see it back.

Harry Kane on Twitter

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil may not have been pleased midfielder Mathieu Flamini left, but is happy the Frenchman remained in London by signing for Crystal Palace.

Mesut Ozil on Twitter

And finally

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refused to let Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho sit next to him at a recent Uefa coaches' conference. (Telegraph)external-link

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