Football gossip: Maguire, Fernandes, Niguez, Marcelo, Lukaku, Gomez

Football gossip

Manchester City are not prepared to meet Leicester's current asking price for defender Harry Maguire, leaving rivals Manchester United in the clear to wrap up a deal for the 26-year-old England international. (90Min)

Manchester United transfer target Bruno Fernandes is now keen on a move to Old Trafford. The 24-year-old Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder is due in Manchester for a medical. (Sport Witness)

The Red Devils have picked out Atletico Madrid and Spain defender Saul Niguez, 24, as a replacement for Paul Pogba, should the 26-year-old French midfielder leave. (Express)

Arsenal will miss out on 21-year-old German goalkeeper Markus Schubert, who has decided to join Schalke from Dynamo Dresden. (Sport1)

Arsenal are in the race to sign Marcelo as the 31-year-old Brazilian left-back has asked to leave Real Madrid. (Sport - via Metro)

Inter Milan are stalling on an official bid for Manchester United and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26. (Sun)

West Ham have stepped up their interest in Newcastle and Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon, 29 and are preparing a higher bid. (Star)

Dejan Lovren could be on his way out of Liverpool, with Serie A side AC Milan keen on bringing the 30-year-old Croatia defender to the San Siro. (Mirror)

Manchester City face competition from Barcelona for Juventus and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 25. (Sport English - via Mirror)

AC Milan want to use Portugal striker Andre Silva, 23, as part of a £40.3m (45m euros) swap deal to bring in Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 22. (Sport Mediaset - in Italian)

Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles says it is "futile" for the club to try to keep Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Talksport)

West Ham United are trying to hijack Valencia's move for Celta Vigo and Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez, 22. (Sky Italia - via Inside Futbol)

Bournemouth and Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 25 is about to sign for Arsenal, after the 25-year-old was spotted in London. (Football.London)

Leicester will turn their attention to signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski if Harry Maguire, 26, leaves for Manchester United. Wolves have also been interested in 26-year-old England international Tarkowski. (Birmingham Mail)

Norwich are close to the signing of Schalke's German goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, 30, on a season-long loan. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are prepared to offer their Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea a contract worth £85m which will see the 28-year-old earn £350,000 a week. (Star)

Southampton are not interested in loaning out Gabon international midfielder Mario Lemina but they would consider a permanent deal for the 25-year-old. (Daily Echo)

Arsenal have made contact with Gremio over the signing of Argentina international central defender Walter Kannemann, 28. (Globo Esporte - via Metro)

Former LA Galaxy and Tottenham forward and Mexico international Giovani dos Santos, 30, is on the brink of a move to Club America. (ESPN)

The Mirror and many other papers carry new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on their back page
The Mirror and many other papers carry new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on their back page

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