Transfer gossip: Ozil, Giroud, Costa, Sanchez, King, Shaw, McCormack

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Mesut Ozil is set to turn down Arsenal's offer of a new contract, with the 28-year-old midfielder keen to join Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool asked Barcelona to "stop harassing" playmaker Philippe Coutinho during the summer, after making it clear they would not sell the 25-year-old. (Sunday Express)

Manchester City are worried they will be outbid by Paris St-Germain for 28-year-old Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United have been told they must pay £75m to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and beat Manchester City to the 22-year-old's signature. (Sunday Express)

Everton are determined to sign striker Olivier Giroud in January, and are prepared to offer Arsenal £40m for the 30-year-old. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton manager Ronald Koeman also wants to sign Bournemouth forward Joshua King, 25. (Sun on Sunday)

Everton offered £66m - plus a 'bonus' - for Chelsea's Diego Costa but the 28-year-old striker only wanted to play for Atletico Madrid. (Marca)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said it "hurt" him more to sell left-back Kieran Gibbs, 27, to West Brom than let midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, join Liverpool. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says defender Luke Shaw, 22, has to improve if he is to make the starting line-up following his return from injury. (Sky Sports)

Southampton winger Nathan Redmond believes the club were never under pressure to sell 26-year-old defender Virgil van Dijk, as Premier League clubs are now stronger financially and can hold on to their best players. (Daily Star Sunday)

Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack is in talks with Melbourne City, with the 31-year-old set for a loan move. (Express and Star)

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says "there are not many interesting games" in the the group stages of the Champions League and "it has lost some attraction". (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester United will decide next week whether midfielder Paul Pogba will have surgery on his hamstring. (ESPN)

Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot says he has "fallen in love" with the city and leaving the club would break his heart. (Sunday Express)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo tried to persuade singer Madonna to take her adopted son, David Banda, to the Sporting Lisbon academy where he began his career. Madonna, however, opted to take him to Benfica. (Sabadao, via AS)

Diego Costa looked pretty pleased as he watched his new team Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla.

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The best of Saturday's gossip...

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says getting Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck to sign new deals is "something we want to address" but expects "more and more players going into the final year of their contracts". The 26-year-olds' contracts run until the summer of 2019. (Guardian)

Real Madrid are constantly monitoring the progress made by Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, 25. (Diario Madridista, via Daily Express)

Chelsea are leading Liverpool, Tottenham, Southampton, Manchester City and Manchester United in the chase for Elye Wahi, 14, who is already scoring goals for Caen's under-17 side and comes from Courcouronnes, the same Paris suburb as Blues midfielder N'Golo Kante. (Sun)

Arsenal were keen to sign Napoli forward Dries Mertens, 30, this summer and the Gunners could try to sign him again, taking advantage of a 30m euro (£26.5m) release clause in his contract. (Calciomercato)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says 28-year-old striker Andy Carroll, who has two years left on his Hammers deal, needs to prove he can stay fit if he wants a new contract with the club. (Daily Mail)

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