Arsenal have offered Chile international Alexis Sanchez a new contract worth £300,000 per week, to make him the Premier League’s highest paid player. But manager Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal are “not super optimistic” that they can convince the 28-year-old forward to extend his contract.
Juventus are prepared to offer £23m to try to persuade Liverpool to sell German midfielder Emre Can.
West Ham have bid a club record 30 million euros (£27.1m) for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25.
Barcelona cannot afford to buy Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho if they sign France forward Ousame Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, according to Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter. (BBC Radio 5 live)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has prioritised signing a first-choice left back with Tottenham’s Rose, 27, one of the players under consideration.
Arsenal believe they have made a breakthrough in the negotiations to keep Mesut Ozil at Emirates Stadium, with the 28-year-old Germany midfielder giving the impression that he is preparing to accept the £225,000-a-week deal on offer. (Sun)
PSG could be willing to offer 28-year-old Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore to Atletico Madrid as part of a deal for Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 24. (AS)
Real Madrid have held secret talks with Juventus over Barcelona target and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 23. (Don Balon – in Spanish)
Samir Nasri’s hopes of leaving Manchester City could be scuppered by the club’s £10m-plus valuation of the 30-year-old French midfielder, in addition to the player earning £9.6m in wages. (Daily Telegraph)
Newcastle and West Ham are locked in a battle to sign Brentford’s Spanish midfielder Jota, 26. Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez fears he will miss out on Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, who would prefer a move to Deportivo La Coruna. (Daily Express)
Stoke City are trying to complete the £7m signing of Porto’s Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi, 25, in time for him to be eligible to play against Everton on Saturday. (Sky Sports)
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