Wednesday's gossip column

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

Manchester City hope to sign Schalke winger Leroy Sane, 20, and 19-year-old Palmeiras forward Gabriel Jesus for a combined fee of more than £60m. (Daily Telegraph)[2]

Agent Mino Raiola has cancelled Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba’s medical with Manchester United, which the 23-year-old was due to complete in Miami. (AS, via Daily Star)[3]

Lyon have told Arsenal and West Ham they will have to offer £40m plus bonuses to sign 25-year-old striker Alexandre Lacazette. (Daily Mirror)[4]

Liverpool have had a £33.5m bid rejected for Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielder Joao Mario, 23. (Sun)[5]

Borussia Dortmund have dismissed rumours linking striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, 27, with a move to Manchester City.(Bild, via Manchester Evening News)[6]

Chelsea and Everton will fight for the signature of Sporting Lisbon’s £30m-rated Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 24. (Daily Mirror)[7]

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Manchester United target Blaise Matuidi has been told he is allowed to leave Paris St-Germain this summer, with the 29-year-old midfielder available for around £30m. (L’Eqipe, via Manchester Evening News)[8]

Arsenal and Tottenham both want to sign Toulouse forward Wissam Ben Yedder, 25, who scored 17 times in Ligue 1 last season. (Canal+, via Talksport)[9]

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 27, is not interested in a move to Everton and will sign a new contract with Stoke City. (Daily Mail)[10]

Manager Pep Guardiola has agreed a deal to bring 19-year-old Atletico Nacional forward Marlos Moreno to Manchester City for around £8m. (Guardian)[11]

Napoli have had a bid for Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik, 22, accepted as they look to replace new Juventus signing Gonzalo Higuain, 28. (Gazzetta dello Sport)[12]

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has told 23-year-old Spain winger Jese to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football. (Marca)[13]

Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing Jese, who has played five times for Spain’s under-21 side. (Sun)[14]

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Everton have met Idrissa Gueye’s £7.1m release clause and hope to complete a deal for the 26-year-old Aston Villa midfielder. (Birmingham Mail)[15]

Turkish champions Besiktas want to sign Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 25, on loan. (Gazzetta dello Sport)[16]

Norwich City have made a bid for 29-year-old Fulham striker Ross McCormack that could rise to £12m with add-ons. (Daily Mail)[17]

Wolfsburg defender Jeffrey Bruma, 24, said he could have re-signed for Chelsea before joining the German side this summer.(Bild, via Daily Star)[18]

Bayern Munich’s 21-year-old goalkeeper Ivan Lucic could be swapping the Allianz Arena for Cheltenham Town. Lucic is set for a medical ahead of a move to Bristol City, but manager Lee Johnson will send him to his dad Gary’s Cheltenham side to gain experience. (Sun)[19]

Liverpool midfielder Cameron Brannagan, 20, remains keen to go out on loan this season despite a proposed move to Wigan Athletic breaking down. (Liverpool Echo)[20]

Best of social media

West Ham’s new Norwegian signing Havard Nordtveit enjoyed a spot of fishing on the club’s pre-season tour to Austria…

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Three young Chelsea fans from a Los Angeles children’s charity got the chance to “sign” for the club, with the Blues tweeting this picture…[21]


Duncan Watmore cleaned up in Sunderland’s table tennis ‘French Open’ competition, with club tweets including “an outrageous shot from Duncan Watmore” and “Watmore’s on fire”.[22]

Joselu and his Stoke team-mates are preparing for another rollercoaster Premier League season in Orlando…

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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney tweeted a message to the club’s fans after returning home from their pre-season tour: “Back home after a great pre-season camp in China. Thanks to all our fans over there for the brilliant support.”[23]

Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is looking forward to being reunited with former Real Madrid team-mate Gonzalo Higuain…

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And finally…

Indian Super League side Pune FC announced new signing Andre Bikey as if the Cameroon defender was a character from current gaming craze Pokemon Go. (Pune FC)[24]


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  2. ^ (Daily Telegraph) (
  3. ^ (AS, via Daily Star) (
  4. ^ (Daily Mirror) (
  5. ^ (Sun) (
  6. ^ (Bild, via Manchester Evening News) (
  7. ^ (Daily Mirror) (
  8. ^ (L’Eqipe, via Manchester Evening News) (
  9. ^ (Canal+, via Talksport) (
  10. ^ (Daily Mail) (
  11. ^ (Guardian) (
  12. ^ (Gazzetta dello Sport) (
  13. ^ (Marca) (
  14. ^ (Sun) (
  15. ^ (Birmingham Mail) (
  16. ^ (Gazzetta dello Sport) (
  17. ^ (Daily Mail) (
  18. ^ (Bild, via Daily Star) (
  19. ^ (Sun) (
  20. ^ (Liverpool Echo) (
  21. ^ the Blues tweeting this picture… (
  22. ^ with club tweets including (
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  24. ^ (Pune FC) (

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