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Transfer news (13:00 update)

Tottenham are close to an agreement with Paris St-Germain to sign defender Serge Aurier, 24, for £23m. (L'Equipe)external-link

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, had a role in preventing Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho's move to the Nou Camp as he did not want Ivan Rakitic, 29 or Sergi Roberto, 25, used as makeweights in any deal for the 25-year-old Brazilian. (Don Balon via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Barcelona will make a fresh attempt to sign Coutinho when club officials attend the Champions League and Europa League draws, along with their Liverpool counterparts, on Thursday. (Mundo Deportivo via Mirror) external-link

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, wants to move to Atletico Madrid - and has got the removal men in at his Surrey home. (Mail) external-link

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he has enough central defenders, despite 29-year-old Winston Reid's injury, as the club edge closer to signing defensive midfielder William Carvalho, 25, from Sporting Lisbon. (Evening Standard)external-link

Sunderland are hopeful of signing Aston Villa's 31-year-old striker Ross McCormack, who is their number one target after they missed out on Max Gradel, 29. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Transfer news (07:00 update)

Paris St-Germain are close to agreeing a season-long loan deal for Monaco and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 18. (Sky Sports)external-link

Barcelona have accepted Liverpool will not sell them Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, this month. (Mirror)external-link

Barcelona believe forward Lionel Messi, 30, and 33-year-old midfielder Andres Iniesta - who could both leave on free transfers next summer - will sign new contracts. (Independent)external-link

Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, has been ordered by Atletico Madrid to make peace with Chelsea before they consider buying him for £25m. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City are on the brink of giving up on signing West Brom and Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 29, and will bid £20m for Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson, 24. (Independent)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a £20m bid for injured Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, but still face competition from Chelsea. (Telegraph)external-link

West Ham are already looking at potential successors to manager Slaven Bilic following their disappointing start to the season. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester United are keen on Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon. The 17-year-old left-back has been a target for Tottenham. (Sky Sports)external-link

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare says the futures of Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26 and England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, might not be resolved until the final few days of the transfer window. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, has been pictured training with the club's under-23 side after handing in a transfer request. (Express)external-link

Chelsea will only bid for Van Dijk if they get the go-ahead from Saints, who have insisted the centre-back is not for sale. (Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea target Antonio Candreva, the 30-year-old Italy midfielder, may be put up for sale as Inter Milan look to generate funds to sign midfielder Suso, 23, from rivals AC Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Star)external-link

Arsenal will hold talks with England international midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this week as they look to resolve uncertainty over the 24-year-old's future. (Mail)external-link

Newcastle United have ditched plans to sign Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic, 27, from Inter Milan but remain confident over a deal for Sampdoria and Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet, 23. (Talksport)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is yet to decide whether 20-year-old winger Ryan Kent will be sent out on loan for the season. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Leeds United want Middlesbrough and Benin striker Rudy Gestede, 28, and NEC's Dutch forward Jay-Roy Grot, 19, as they search for Chris Wood's replacement following his exit to Burnley. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio, 31, who is a target for Chelsea, has revealed he wants to leave Serie A champions Juventus. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Talksport)external-link

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in 21-year-old Southampton striker Sam Gallagher. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Burnley have made an £8m offer to French Ligue 2 side Lorient for Ghana forward Abdul Majeed Waris, 25. (Burnley Express)external-link

West Ham have ruled out England striker Andy Carroll, 28, leaving on loan but are open to the idea of a permanent transfer, with the player linked with a return to Newcastle. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

The Hammers remain hopeful of signing Sporting Lisbon's Portugal international William Carvalho, 25. Sporting are holding out for £38m while West Ham's latest offer is £30m, with another £6m in player-related bonuses, but talks continue. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham's England midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is looking to change his agent, with a view to increasing his £60,000-a-week wages. (Mail) external-link

Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Pires, 23, has ruled out leaving Spanish club Leganes this summer, despite being repeatedly linked with a move to Newcastle. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

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Manchester United's Anthony Martial has finally responded to a fan who tweeted him every day for 77 days.

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Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he prefers Premier League referees to the officials in La Liga after the 31-year-old was shown his 23rd red card for Madrid against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United winger Ashley Young played just under 60 minutes of a reserve team game against Swansea on Monday after suffering a groin injury in May.

Ashley Young

Best of Monday's transfer news

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

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

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