Chelsea's £57m Lukaku bid rejected & Berahino to sit out contract – gossip

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For a list of all the completed deals, check out the transfers page.[1]

Arsenal will make an improved £35m bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, after having an initial £29.3m offer rejected by the French club. (Telegraph)[2]

The Gunners are interested in signing Torino full-back Bruno Peres, 26, with the club wanting £16.9m for the player. (Gazzetta World)[3]

Arsene Wenger’s side are in talks to sign Valencia’s German defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24, who has a £42.1m release clause in his contract. (Sky Sports)[4]

Chelsea have had a £57m bid for their former striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, rejected by Everton, with the Toffees holding out for £75m. (Daily Mirror)[5]

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 24, has turned down a new contract as he wants a significant rise on his current £30,000-a-week deal. (Evening Standard)[6]

New England manager Sam Allardyce wants Leicester assistant manager Craig Shakespeare to join his backroom staff. (Daily Star)[7]

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Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, 19, could leave the club on loan after having discussions about his future at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)[8]

Paul Pogba’s transfer to Manchester United and John Stones’ move to Manchester City are both “only a matter of time” before they happen, says Times journalist Rory Smith. (5 live in short)[9]

Everton have not made a bid for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone, 27, despite reports suggesting a £14m offer had been made. (Sunderland Echo)[10]

The Toffees are interested in signing Swansea defender Ashley Williams, 31, who could cost up to £10m. (Daily Mirror)[11]

Manchester City are reluctant to meet Everton’s £50m valuation of defender John Stones, 22, with their preferred price being around £40m. (Guardian)[12]

City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, 20, who made three penalty saves in a pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund, wants to stay at the club and fight for his place under new boss Pep Guardiola. (Manchester Evening News)[13]

West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, is willing to stay at the club until his contract runs out next summer and leave on a free transfer to join a club in Europe. (ESPN)[14]

Newcastle have had an approach rejected by Brighton for winger Anthony Knockaert, 24, who could cost up to £10m. (Chronicle)[15]

West Ham have had a £7m bid rejected for Hull left-back Andrew Robertson, 22. (Sky Sports)[16]

Best of social media

It’s a game of cat and mouse to announce Paul Pogba’s move to Manchester United from Juventus, according to the player’s agent, who said on Twitter:[17]

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Leicester midfielder Andy King signed his new contract in picturesque surroundings and said on Instagram: “Everyone knows how much I love playing for this team and the journey we’ve been on has been unbelievable.”

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And finally…

A fan of Barcelona star Neymar was arrested after being discovered in the laundry room of the Brazil national team’s hotel in Rio de Janeiro. (ESPN)[18]


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