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Tottenham are not expected to entertain offers from Chelsea for full-back Danny Rose, 27, with the Blues ready to double his salary. (Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester United are no longer interested in signing Rose, although the England international is desperate for a move to Old Trafford. (Daily Star)external-link

Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, says midfielder Dele Alli, 21, would not be sold even for £150m, with Barcelona and Manchester City both interested. (Sun)external-link

Spurs have been outbid by Lyon for Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop, 20. The Premier League side offered £9m for the Senegal-born Spanish youth international (Daily Mail)external-link

Chelsea have not given up on signing Alex Sandro, 26, from Juventus, but are relying on the Brazilian left-back handing in a transfer request. (Evening Standard)external-link

The Blues have made a new £73m bid for Sandro, but Juventus have rejected the offer. (Calciomercato, via Daily Star)external-link

Antonio Conte's side are to offer £25m plus add-ons for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, but the Foxes want £40m for the player. (Daily Mail)external-link

Barcelona have offered Liverpool £118m for 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho. (, in Spanish)external-link

Barcelona are a step closer to securing a deal for Ousmane Dembele, 20, from Borussia Dortmund after the French forward was pictured packing his bags. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City have made a £60m bid for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, with Real Madrid also interested in the 28-year-old Chilean. (Don Balon, via Daily Star)external-link

Arsenal have already rejected a £45m bid from City for Sanchez, according to the player's agent Fernando Felicevich. (El Mercurio, via Daily Express)external-link

Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, has told Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, that he wants him to stay for "a long time", with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United interested in the England winger. (Sun)external-link

Wenger has admitted Sanchez and Oxlade-Chamberlain could both be sold this summer. (Daily Star)external-link

Championship side Aston Villa, who are in the relegation zone, are interested in signing Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25. (Daily Mail)external-link

Southampton are closing in on a £15.4m move for Lazio's Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt, 23. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Everton Ronald Koeman says the club still has business to do before the transfer window closes, despite breaking their transfer record to sign £45m Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea. (Guardian)external-link

Manchester United are ready to offer striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, a coaching role as part of their move to re-sign him. (Independent)external-link

Napoli have turned down a £55m bid from Barcelona for Italy's 26-year-old forward Lorenzo Insigne. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via IB Times)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. (Mundo Deportivo, via Metro)external-link

Chelsea pulled out of a deal for Paris St-Germain's Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 27, because PSG were too busy handling the arrival of Neymar from Barcelona. (L'Equipe, via Daily Express)external-link

Juventus have agreed a £18.2m fee for PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi, 30. The Frenchman will become the Serie A club's 10th summer signing. (Guardian)external-link

Brazilian defender Gabriel is set to join Valencia from Arsenal in a £10m deal. Gabriel, 26, joined the Gunners for £15m in January 2015. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Watford are close to agreeing a season-long loan deal for Benfica's Peruvian 26-year-old winger Andre Carrillo. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Leeds' New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 25, fears his club's demand of a £20m fee could stop a dream move to Burnley. (Daily Star)external-link

The Clarets have been quoted £20m to sign midfielder Sam Clucas, 26, from Hull having already had a £10m bid rejected for the player. (The Sun)external-link

Sheffield Wednesday will reject a second bid from Leicester City for forward George Hirst. The 18-year-old is the son of former England striker David Hirst. (Sheffield Star)external-link

West Brom have no intention of selling Nacer Chadli, but are lining up a replacement in case Swansea make an offer too good to refuse for the 28-year-old Belgian winger. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

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Diego Costa could be sued by Chelsea if he ignores their requests to return to training. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Paris St-Germain's new world-record £198m signing Neymar has hired a UFC fighter as his personal bodyguard. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United are among a number of clubs to have expressed reservations about a proposal to close the transfer window before the start of the season. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Juventus and Ajax midfielder Edgar Davids has successfully sued a gaming franchise after one of their characters resembled the Dutchman. (Daily Mail)external-link

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has three games to save his job. (Daily Star)external-link

A photo of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in London was posted on Instagram, only to be deleted soon after. The 26-year-old has been linked with Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has sent a letter (with marriage advice) to a lifelong Spurs fan before his wedding day. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former England and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed on Twitterexternal-link that he has been asked to go on reality television show 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!' ...

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Best of Wednesday's transfer news

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

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

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

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