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Arsenal are adamant they will not sell forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, or midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, in the transfer window. Both players are heading into the final year of their contracts. (Star)

Alternatively, the Gunners are willing to sell Chile international Sanchez to Manchester City but want £80m for the player. (Mirror)

The Gunners have increased their offer for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, 21, to £40m after having a £35m bid rejected. (L’Equipe – in French)

Manager Antonio Conte will return to Chelsea on Monday and immediately seek talks with the club after they failed to re-sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton. (Express)

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, has completed a medical before his anticipated return to boyhood club Everton. (Sky Sports)

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, could be handed a new deal by Manchester United when he recovers from a knee injury. (Mirror)

Tottenham say midfielder Eric Dier, 23, is not for sale at any price after the England international was linked with a £50m move to Manchester United. (Mail)

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has stepped up discussions over the signing of midfielder James Rodriguez, 25, from Real Madrid. The Spanish champions want £62m for the Colombia international. (Independent)

Paris St-Germain have convinced full-back Dani Alves, 34, to reject Manchester City and join the Ligue 1 side on a free transfer after leaving Juventus. (Record)

Leicester have made an enquiry to sign Everton’s 26-year-old midfielder James McCarthy. The Toffees rate the Republic of Ireland international at £25m. (Mail)

Newcastle have been in talks to sign Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore, 21, who could cost up to £20m. (Chronicle)

Former Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane, 37, is interested in a move to Championship side Birmingham. The striker is available on a free transfer after leaving MLS side LA Galaxy. (Sky Sports)

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The Daily Star say Manchester United have paid an initial £85m to sign striker Romelu Lukaku, but the deal could reach £100m


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Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, liked a post on Instagram by United midfielder Paul Pogba, who was shaking hands and dancing with Old Trafford-bound Romelu Lukaku.

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says United’s move for Lukaku is a “last-minute deal” and he is “baffled” by the transfer. (Mirror)

An Everton fan has uploaded a video on Twitter saying he “ended up partying” with the club’s new signing Davy Klaassen.

Former England defender Sol Campbell is so frustrated by the refusal of clubs to give him a manager’s job – or even an interview – that he is willing to “start at a non-league club” and work without a salary. (Observer)

The best of Saturday’s transfer news

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, is willing to have talks with manager Antonio Conte, and could play for the club again. The Spain international was told by text last season that he does not feature in the first-team plans. (Sun)

Wayne Rooney is set to halve his wages to £150,000 a week to join Everton from Manchester United, who could end up paying the 31-year-old up to £15m plus a loyalty bonus. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace are ready to bid for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, 28. The Netherlands international played under Eagles boss Frank de Boer at Ajax. (AS, via Talksport)