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Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco in January. The 21-year-old France midfielder will sign a five-year deal worth £250,000 a week. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United are prepared to rival the Gunners in the chase for Lemar. (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal remain interested in Manchester City's 22-year-old England winger Raheem Sterling. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is targeting Tottenham's £60m-rated defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, as a long-term successor to Belgium team-mate Vincent Kompany, 31. (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham believe highly rated Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is the man to replace manager Slaven Bilic. (Sunday Express)

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is hurt by Barcelona's lack of effort to complete his signing in the summer transfer window and the 25-year-old Brazil international is now prepared to turn down a move to the Nou Camp.(Don Balon - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid sent a delegation of officials to meet Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia on Saturday in order to finalise the signing of striker Diego Costa, 28. (Sunday Express)

Spain international Costa has moved his family to Madrid to push through his transfer to Atletico. The player - who has not returned to the club and remains in Brazil - has still given no indication of a return to the Blues, despite being included in their Premier League squad. (Sun on Sunday)

Leicester City and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva, 28, is training with his brother as he is not allowed to train with his new club following his move from Sporting Lisbon, after paperwork missed Fifa's deadline. (Leicester Mercury)

The Foxes and West Brom are keen to sign 34-year-old France defender Bacary Sagna, who is a free agent. (Mail on Sunday)

Juventus will compete with Liverpool to sign Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo says his Chile team-mate Alexis Sanchez, 28, feels bitter after his move from Arsenal to Etihad Stadium broke down on transfer deadline day. (Manchester Evening News)

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has asked winger Ivan Perisic to take on more responsibility and praised on the 28-year-old Croatia international following his decision to sign a new contract despite strong interest from Manchester United. (Goal)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will need to "bring something to the table" if he is to be good enough to succeed at Liverpool following the 24-year-old England midfielder's £35m move during the transfer window. (Sky Sports - via Metro)

AC Milan made a bid to sign 24-year-old Italy striker Andrea Belotti in the summer, according to Torino's director of football Gianluca Petrachi. (Football 365)

The Mail on Sunday focuses on Harry Kane bringing up his 100th and 101st goals for Tottenham
The Mail on Sunday focuses on Harry Kane bringing up his 100th and 101st goals for Tottenham


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed he inherited a club that had "stopped in time" and refused to evolve when he took over last summer. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

England midfielder Jill Scott has shared an image of a quirky tattoo on her wrist. (Twitter)


Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is seemingly starting his own assist business. After his side's win over Liverpool, the Belgium international tweeted team-mate Gabriel Jesus and said just "call me" if you need a goal to be set up. (Twitter)

De Bruyne and Jesus celebrate

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will not be appealing against Sadio Mane's red card from the 5-0 defeat, saying it would be "another waste of time, like the game". (Independent)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand appeared to suggest he has got away with challenges similar to that of Mane. (Twitter)

Rio Ferdinand kicks a player

Marseille forward Dimitri Payet has described Slaven Bilic as like a "father" figure to him during his time at West Ham, but the 30-year-old France international said he had several reasons to leave. (So Foot - via Evening Standard)

Liverpool defender Alberto Moreno has expressed his delight at Philippe Coutinho staying at the club despite being the subject of bids from Barcelona during the transfer window. (Mundo Deportivo - via Four Four Two)

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