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Chelsea will make a £25m bid for Danny Drinkwater, but Leicester are demanding £40m for the 27-year-old England midfielder. (Star)external-link

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is adamant that Spanish midfielder Sergi Roberto will not be sold this season. The 25-year-old is a target for Manchester United.(Mundo Deportivo, via Mirror) external-link

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is keen on resigning Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and then giving the Swedish striker a coaching role once his playing career finishes. The 35-year-old is currently out with a serious knee injury. (Independent)external-link

American Christian Pulisic, 18, seems to have snubbed a move to Liverpool, with the midfielder saying he has no plans on leaving Borussia Dortmund. (Sun)external-link

Southampton have submitted a £15.5m bid for Lazio's 23-year-old Dutch centre-back Wesley Hoedt. (Gianluca Di, via Metro)external-link

Chelsea are lining up a £50m move to sign Tottenham Hotspur and England full-back Danny Rose, 27, after the player angered Spurs by criticising the club's transfer and wage policies. (Sun)external-link

Spurs have reached an agreement with Paris St-Germain defender Serge Aurier, 24, who was a target for Manchester United. (L'Equipe, via IB Times)external-link

And Spurs are also optimistic of completing a deal for Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 21, for an initial £27m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea have seen their latest enquiry for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, 26, rejected. (Daily Mail)external-link

Blues boss Antonio Conte wants the Brazil international to hand a transfer request in after the Stamford Bridge club had offers of £52m and £61m turned down. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Chelsea have turned their attention to Southampton defender Cedric Soares, 25, as they attempt to sign at least three new players before the transfer window closes. (Telegraph)external-link

Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, wants £150,000 a week to join Chelsea from Arsenal. (Goal)external-link

Meanwhile, Chelsea are trying to sign Torino's Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 23, as a replacement for Diego Costa. (Daily Star)external-link

Deportivo La Coruna have been working on a deal with Atletico Madrid for Costa, 28. (La Voz de Galicia - in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the club will resist any bids for forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, and Oxlade-Chamberlain and expects them to honour the final year of their contracts. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Gunners and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is wanted by Championship side Aston Villa. Wilshere has one year left on his Arsenal contract. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester City's French defender Eliaquim Mangala, 26, will be allowed to join Inter Milan if the Italian club agree to pay £24m for the former Porto player. (Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool want Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 29, included in negotiations with the Spanish giants over playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Diario Gol, via Daily Express)external-link

West Ham's club-record bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, 25, has stalled over his £40m price tag. (Sun)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur have had a bid worth up to £25m for 17-year-old Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon rejected. (Telegraph)external-link

Juventus have made Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, one of their top transfer targets. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool and Tottenham target Geoffrey Kondogbia is being forced to train on his own at Inter Milan, after the France midfielder, 24, fell out with the Italian club. (Premium Sport, via Talksport)external-link

Watford manager Marco Silva is lining up a move for 29-year-old Leicester striker Islam Slimani. (Sun)external-link

Monaco have joined Southampton in the race for 23-year-old Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto. (Marca, via Talksport)external-link

Liverpool's 20-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo is set to join Championship side Fulham on loan. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham are lining up a £27m bid for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez. The 23-year-old Spaniard looked to be heading to Italian side Napoli. (Metro)external-link

Bournemouth midfielder Max Gradel, 29, is set to join Toulouse on a season-long loan deal. (Sky Sports)external-link

Bulgarian forward Dimitar Berbatov is in talks with Indian side Kerala Blasters, after rumours he could be joining Dundee. (Dundee Evening Telegraph)external-link

Nigerian forward Sone Aluko, 28, has hinted that his future could lie away from Fulham as the club refuse to offer him a new long-term deal - or sell him to Reading. (Derby Telegraph)external-link

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is "cursed" and needs to invest in a personal wizard who will look after his health. (101GreatGoals)external-link

Former Tottenham midfielder Paulinho gave his driver at Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande his Mercedes-Benz upon leaving the club for Barcelona. (Goal)external-link

Russia has opened an information centre at its tourist office in London in a bid to calm England fans' fears about hooligans at next year's World Cup. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho posted a throwback picture of his wife on social media as they spent her birthday apart...

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Best of Tuesday's transfer news

Manchester City will try to tempt Arsenal to sell forward Alexis Sanchez with a bid of £60m before the transfer window closes. (Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident they will agree a £35m deal to sign midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, from Arsenal. (Evening Standard)external-link

Blues boss Antonio Conte is at odds with the Stamford Bridge club's hierarchy over a number of transfer targets as the Italian wants to sign experienced players with little resale value. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea have given striker Diego Costa a set of demands he must meet before they will consider selling the 28-year-old. (Guardian)external-link

Barcelona have agreed a £90m fee with Borussia Dortmund to sign 20-year-old forward Ousmane Dembele. (Sport, via Daily Express)external-link

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