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Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, 25, could leave the club, with Inter Milan interested in signing the Germany international, who is valued at £35m. (Daily Star)external-link

Barcelona will try to sign Paris St-Germain's 29-year-old former Manchester United midfielder Angel di Maria if they fail to sign Philippe Coutinho, 25, from Liverpool. (Mundo Deportivo, via Daily Mirror)external-link

Valencia are interested in signing Manchester United's 21-year-old midfielder Andreas Pereira on loan. (Daily Mail)external-link

Sunderland are trying to sign 29-year-old West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass, 31-year-old Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack and 31-year-old Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter. (Northern Echo)external-link

Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas, 26, is close to a move to Swansea City, with Tigers boss Leonid Slutsky saying the player was "preparing to play for another club". (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

Watford are close to signing Peru winger Andre Carrillo, 26, on loan from Benfica. (Sky Sports)external-link

Arsenal defenders Carl Jenkinson, 25, and Cohen Bramall, 22, are set to join Birmingham City in loan deals. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Transfer news at 07:00 BST

Manchester City are ready to break the world transfer record and meet forward Lionel Messi's £275m buyout clause at Barcelona. (Yahoo Sport - in French)external-link

City officials have met Messi's representatives to discuss the possibility of a move for the 30-year-old Argentine to the Etihad. (Daily Record)external-link

Arsenal have offered winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, a four-year contract worth £125,000 a week to fend off interest from Chelsea.(Daily Star)external-link

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, 33, whose contract expires next summer, has hinted that it is not certain he will stay at the club. (El Pais, via Daily Mail)external-link

The La Liga side are set to pay the £36m release clause of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26, with hopes of playing him alongside Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, 25, next season. (Mundo Deportivo, via Daily Mail)external-link

Chelsea and AC Milan have been put on alert after Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, said he needs to leave the club if he is to grow. (Radio Montecarlo Italy, via Sun)external-link

West Ham are close to completing a deal for 25-year-old midfielder William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon. (Sky Sports)external-link

Turkish side Antalyaspor have offered Manchester City's France midfielder Samir Nasri, 30, a two-year contract worth about £70,000 per week. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer says Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho, 27, is much too expensive for him to sign. (Guardian)external-link

West Brom manager Tony Pulis must decide whether he wants to spend £15m on Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer, 24, after the club sanctioned the deal. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Manchester United expect 35-year-old striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign a new contract to stay at Old Trafford as early as this week. (ESPN FC)external-link

The Swede was released by United in the summer after suffering a knee ligament injury last season, but his latest fitness update shows he is fighting fit. (Twitter)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he must sell before he can buy and admits the club "have too many players". (Independent)external-link

Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells, 27, has joined Sheffield Wednesday's Jordan Rhodes, 27, on Wolverhampton Wanderers' shortlist of transfer targets. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has accused Barcelona of lacking class in their pursuit of 20-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele. (Daily Mail)external-link

Leicester City players have told 26-year-old winger Riyad Mahrez, who is seeking a move away from the club, to stay at the King Power Stadium. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

The isport back page on Monday
The I paper's back page on Monday features Marcos Alonso - as do most of the other papers


Referee Lee Mason's performance in Southampton's 3-2 win over West Ham has been criticised by ex-referees' chief Keith Hackett. "He struggled and I've questioned his ability before to look comfortable and control a Premier League game," said Hackett. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Newly promoted Newcastle United are not ready for the Premier League, says boss Rafael Benitez. The Magpies have lost their first two league games. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe, 34, is angry at being left out of the starting line-up for the first two Premier League games. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Former England striker Alan Shearer says Manchester United's blistering start to the Premier League season has strengthened his view that Jose Mourinho's side will win the Premier League. (Sun) external-link

Stoke police have trolled 'missing person' Mesut Ozil on Twitter following Stoke City's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham have been accused of creating an 'artificial' atmosphere inside Wembley as they played a drum beat over the PA system against Chelsea on Sunday. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, has continued his long-standing dispute with manager Antonio Conte by reiterating his displeasure at the Italian's text-message treatment. (MC News, via Daily Mail)external-link

Chelsea defender David Luiz said his midfield orders from Antonio Conte against Tottenham were simple... to run. (Sky Sports, via Evening Standard)external-link

Manchester City's left-back Benjamin Mendy sent his commiserations to Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on his "bulletheader" in the Blues victory over Spurs...

Benjamin Mendy

And Batshuayi was just thankful for Marcos Alonso's left foot...

Michy Batshuayi

Best of Sunday's transfer news

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is planning to spend £200m on Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24, and three defenders from Southampton: Virgil van Dijk, 26, Cedric Soares, 25, and Ryan Bertrand, 28. (Sunday Express)external-link

The Blues have also enquired about central defender Toby Alderweireld's interest in leaving Tottenham, with the 28-year-old's talks about a new deal progressing poorly. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Atletico Madrid are prepared to offer up to £50m for Chelsea's 28-year-old striker Diego Costa. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Costa has turned down loan offers from Shanghai SIPG and Tianjin Quanjian that would have earned him £13m between now and November. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Newcastle are considering making a bid for their former striker Andy Carroll, 28, now with West Ham. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

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