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Manchester United will make another offer for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, 28, next summer as manager Jose Mourinho tries to sign a world-class winger. (Sun)

Tottenham must offer central defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, improved terms or let him leave for another club, says the player's adviser. (Het Nieuwsblad via Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard wants striker Diego Costa to find a "solution" that means he will start playing for the club again. Costa, 28, has not featured this season after refusing to return to training. (Marca via Daily Mirror)

Arsenal plan to hold contract talks with players whose contracts expire at the end of next season to avoid situations like this summer when Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who are both 28, started the season with one year left on their deals. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has emailed the club's players to tell them their "improved squad" can challenge for the Premier League title this season. (Daily Star)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says the club would have broken their transfer record to recruit loan signing Patrick Roberts on a permanent deal, but Manchester City were unwilling to sell the 20-year-old forward for £30m. (Goal)

Manchester United were not the mystery club who made a late bid to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, 26. (Leicester Mercury)

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley did not join Chelsea on transfer deadline day because Blues boss Antonio Conte's phone was turned off when the 23-year-old's representatives wanted to discuss his role, according to former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton. (Talksport)

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas, 29 is "really sad" after the club denied him a move back to former side Olympiakos. (Daily Mirror)

Juventus are keen to sign 26-year-old Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea and Liverpool. (Tuttosport via Talksport)

Leicester City are unlikely to sign 34-year-old former Manchester City right-back Bacary Sagna despite being widely linked with the free agent. (Leicester Mercury)

Spain youth international Arnau Puigmal, 16, has joined Manchester United from Espanyol. (Manchester Evening News)

Juventus are working towards signing three midfielders when their contracts expire next summer. The Serie A side want Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, 33, Liverpool's Emre Can, 23, and Schalke's Leon Goretzka, 22. (Tuttosport via 90min)

Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milan and Inter Milan are interested in signing 24-year-old Barcelona defender Rafinha. (Mundo Deportivo via Daily Star)

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The Times' back page promotes its interview with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho


Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has emerged as a frontrunner to replace Slaven Bilic as West Ham manager if results not improve significantly. (Evening Standard)

Ex-England manager Roy Hodgson, 70, would be interested in taking over at Crystal Palace if they part company with Frank de Boer. (Daily Express)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is preparing to hold talks with key players when they return from international duty in order to help get their season back on track. (Sun)

Brazil legend Pele has backed Neymar's decision to leave Barcelona and join Paris St-Germain, and believes the fresh challenge will help him win the Ballon d'Or. (Marca)

Everton striker Wayne Rooney, 31, is set to meet manager Ronald Koeman on Tuesday after being charged with drink driving. (Daily Express)

Fifa is set to change its ranking system as it works against teams like England who play many friendlies. (Times - subscription required)

A Preston North End fan received a surprise when her 'get well soon' letter to defender Tom Clarke prompted him to send a match-worn shirt and 'thank you' card. (John Taylor via North End News)

Manchester City and Liverpool have jointly hired a private jet to fly their Brazilian players back to the north west before their Premier League meeting this weekend. (Manchester Evening News)

West Indies
Several members of the West Indies cricket team, who take on England in the third Test at Lord’s on Thursday, were at Wembley to watch England v Slovakia on Monday

An open letter from a Newcastle fan to Mike Ashley, which has been widely shared on social media, accuses the club's owner of failing "on all levels". (Chronicle)

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has scored six goals for Serbia in their World Cup qualifying campaign, feels more appreciated playing for his country than he does at his club, says Serbia boss Slavoljub Muslin. (Daily Mail)

Watford striker Jerome Sinclair says behind-the-scenes video covering transfer deadline day at Sheffield United is "one-sided". The Blades came close to signing the 20-year-old on loan. (Watford Observer)

Academy boss Gareth Jennings has challenged Stoke City to develop players good enough to ensure manager Mark Hughes does not need to use the transfer market. (Stoke Sentinel)

Best of Monday's transfer gossip

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez has broken his silence after the collapse of his deadline day move to Manchester City. The 28-year-old forward wrote on Instagram: "You will realise that what today seems like a sacrifice, will end up being the greatest achievement of your life." (Manchester Evening News)

Playmaker Lionel Messi, 30, is said to be considering his future at Barcelona following the departure of Neymar, 25, and the club's failure to sign the likes of Philippe Coutinho, 25, and Angel di Maria, 29. (Diario Gol via Daily Express)

Manchester United could revive their interest in Antoine Griezmann, 26, as his release clause at Atletico Madrid is to be halved from its previous figure of £184m (€200m) when the Spanish club's transfer embargo ends in January. (Mundo Deportivo via Daily Express)

Ex-Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, 34, is available on a free transfer after being released by Manchester City and has been linked with Crystal Palace, West Ham and Brighton. (Croydon Advertiser)

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