Transfer rumours: Rice, Rudiger, Skriniar, Kante, Smalling, Kounde, Aouar, Arrizabalaga

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants the Stamford Bridge club to attempt to sign 21-year-old West Ham midfielder Declan Rice. Any move for the England international could lead to Italy midfielder Jorginho moving to Arsenal. (Mirror)external-link

Paris St-Germain are interested in Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger but are waiting to see if the 27-year-old German will be available on loan or on a permanent basis. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Tottenham are in talks to sign Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar, 25 - but will not be forced into accepting Inter Milan's £55m valuation. (Sun)external-link

Inter will make a move to sign Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, 30, if they sell Skriniar to Spurs. (Football Italia)external-link

Inter are also keen to sign Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante this summer and reunite the 28-year-old Frenchman with former Blues boss Antonio Conte.(Gazetto dello Sport via Mail)external-link

Sevilla are expecting a second bid from Manchester City for centre-back Jules Kounde and could find it hard to resist an offer in the region of 65-70m euros (£59.4m-£64m) for the 21-year-old Frenchman. (ESPN)external-link

Arsenal have lodged a £32m bid for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, but the Ligue 1 club want £54m for the France midfielder. (RMC Sport, via Metro)external-link

Aouar has agreed to join the Gunners after no offers emerged from Manchester City and Juventus for his services. (Telefoot, via Mirror)external-link

Lyon's Dutch striker Memphis Depay, 26, has emerged as Barcelona's first choice to bolster their attacking options.(Mundo Deportivo via Mail)external-link

Liverpool and England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster is interested in a move to join Sheffield United, with Aston Villa and Brighton also keen onthe 20-year-old.(Sheffield Star)external-link

Leeds United are keen on signing 22-year-old Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners from AZ Alkmaar. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is planning to hold talks with Spain keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, following the signing of Senegal international Edoaurd Mendy, 28. (Star)external-link

Hertha Berlin are considering a move for former Germany midfielder Mario Gotze. The 28-year-old, who has played for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, is currently a free agent.(Goal)external-link

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce says he did not think about selling Brazilian striker Joelinton, 24, during the summer. (Mirror)external-link

Watford are keen on signing in 25-year-old Sheffield Wednesday centre-half Dominic Iorfa, who is a former England Under-21 international. (Independent)external-link

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