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Manchester City have made a £53m bid for 22-year-old Everton and England centre-back John Stones. 

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, who is a £100m target for Manchester United, is a “waste of money”, according to France World Cup and European Championship winner Emmanuel Petit.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has given up hope of signing France international Pogba but will keep hold of 23-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata. 

Sunderland are considering appointing former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes if Sam Allardyce takes the England job.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is also in Sunderland’s sights after Allardyce had talks with the FA this week. 

Turkish club Besiktas are planning a £25m bid for 30-year-old Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.

Arsenal’s Chuba Akpom, 20, is set to be their only fit striker for the start of the Premier League season. 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is chasing Wolfsburg midfielder Julian Draxler, 22, in a £55m move.

The Gunners are ready to make a £42m offer for 25-year-old France and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. 

Leicester City have offered midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, a new £100,000-a-week contract, but he is keen to move to Chelsea.

But Chelsea have had a £29.2m offer accepted for the dynamic French midfielder.

England defender Luke Shaw, 21, is set to make his first appearance in 10 months in pre-season, after breaking his leg against PSV Eindhoven last September.

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West Brom are ready to offer £17m for Juventus defender Mario Lemina, 22. 

New Blackburn manager Owen Coyle is determined to lose only one of in-demand central defensive pair Grant Hanley, 24, and Shane Duffy, 24.

Tottenham are considering a move for Barcelona winger Cristian Tello, 24, after he rejected a move to Liverpool. 

Turkey midfielder Arda Turan, 29, is keen to stay at Barcelona despite interest from the Premier League, according to his agent.

Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City are targeting 25-year-old West Brom winger Callum McManaman. 

Inter Milan captain and striker Mauro Icardi, 23, is being scouted by Tottenham and Arsenal, says his wife and agent.

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, 30, is a target for former club Arsenal, while West Ham are also interested.

Turkish club Besiktas want 30-year-old Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov. 

New Watford manager Walter Mazzarri has ordered his players to stay together in a hotel during pre-season training to “bond”.

Everton hope to beat Chelsea to the signing of 25-year-old Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane, 29, could be on the verge of a move to Hull City.

Peterborough United chairman Barry Fry, 71, has called Premier League clubs “pathetic” for turning down the chance to enter their academy teams into the Football League Trophy.

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