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Manchester City held three conversations over the potential transfers of Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi, 29, and Neymar, 24, in the summer. (Sun on Sunday) external-link

City boss Pep Guardiola is ready to move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, if the Chile international fails to agree a new deal with the Gunners. (Sunday Express)external-link

And the Spaniard is also targeting a move for 19-year-old Jamaican forward Leon Bailey, currently at Belgian club Genk. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Syria-born Germany forward Mahmoud Dahoud, 20, from Borussia Monchengladbach for £25m. (Sunday Express)external-link

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The Daily Star Sunday's back page leads on Manchester City's impressive start under their new boss

Chelsea are targeting Tottenham's 23-year-old Wales left-back Ben Davies to boost the number of home-grown players at the club. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Real Madrid are ready to sell Spain midfielder Isco, 24, who was a target for Spurs on transfer deadline day. (Sport)external-link

Hull City's caretaker-boss Mike Phelan could be appointed the club's permanent manager within the next 48 hours. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says the club's wingers are one of manager Jose Mourinho's biggest problem areas but believes England international Marcus Rashford, 18, could be the answer.(Independent on Sunday)external-link

United are keen to offer Rashford a new deal just four months after he signed his current one in the hope he will not seek a move. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Meanwhile, the Old Trafford club will target Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez, 21, as Mourinho bids to bolster his defence. (People)external-link

AC Milan are considering a compromise with Chelsea if the Blues decide to bid for Carlos Bacca, 30, by offering to swap the Colombia striker for Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)external-link

AC Milan will have competition in their pursuit of Fabregas with Juventus and Inter Milan also interested. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Sunday Express
The Sunday Express back page focuses on Guardiola's praise for midfielder Kevin de Bruyne

Burnley are set to offer 23-year-old centre-back Michael Keane a new contract, after fending off interest in the Englishman in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Liverpool, Tottenham, Southampton, Newcastle and Sunderland are monitoring the progress of highly rated Lens defender Jean-Kevin Duverne, 19.(France Football - in French)external-link

Inter Milan had an 85m euro (£72.9m) bid for Real Madrid and Colombia forward James Rodriguez turned down during the summer transfer window. (Sports Illustrated)external-link

Best of social media

Everton's DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie gave team-mate Romelu Lukaku some stick after the Belgium striker was dubiously credited with a goal that resulted from a cross by the former Crystal Palace man.

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We're not sure if Yannick is ready to let this one go...

Meanwhile, Everton boss Ronald Koeman tweetedexternal-link to pay tribute to Gareth Barry on a special day for the 35-year-old Toffees midfielder.

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Barry has served Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton since making his Premier League debut in 1998
Bojan Krkic on twitter
Stoke striker Bojan Krkic was in happy mood travelling to Sunday's Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace in the company of team-mates Wilfried Bony and Mame Diouf
Ilkay Gundogan on twitter
New Manchester City recruit Ilkay Gundogan has played two games in three days after being out for four months following knee surgery

And finally

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes tried to make five-time Premier League winner Nemanja Vidic a better defender by getting him to watch videos of Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka while he was in charge at Old Trafford. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

And Moyes blames American pop star Beyonce for his poor start to life as Sunderland manager. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Leicester City celebrated their 3-0 win at Swansea in December by partying in Copenhagen until 4:30am, before returning to England to beat Chelsea days later. The Premier League champions' top-scorer Jamie Vardy, 29, dressed as a power ranger.(Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Real Madrid's France striker Karim Benzema caused a traffic jam when he stopped his car in the middle of the road to sign autographs after training.(AS.com)external-link

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