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Manchester City are preparing a £450,000-a-week deal for Raheem Sterling in a bid to fend off interest from Real Madrid in the 24-year-old England forward. (Star)

Paris St-Germain are to rival Real Madrid in trying to sign Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would consider his future at the club if the Norwegian thought he was damaging the Old Trafford outfit. (Metro)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was seen chatting to Solskjaer at the club’s training ground in the build up to the side’s match against Liverpool on Sunday. (Manchester Evening News)

Meanwhile Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is keen to heal his rift with former right-back Gary Neville, 44. (Mirror)

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has admitted “there will come a time” when the club have to sell 28-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who has been linked with Manchester United. (Sky Sports Italia, via Sunday Express)

Manchester United are bracing themselves for a third bid for the club by Saudi royals, who have already had two offers turned down. (Star on Sunday)

Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, has held talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez about turning his loan move with Arsenal into a permanent switch. (El Desmarque, via Mail on Sunday) 

Tottenham are to target West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson, while Crystal Palace are also interested in the 19-year-old English full-back. (Sun on Sunday)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says the club have no intention of selling Scotland international John McGinn, 25. (Sunday Express)

Manchester City and Barcelona are both interested in Anderlecht’s 19-year-old midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, who has been linked with a move to Sevilla. (Marca)

Manchester United are considering triggering a one-year contract extension in Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic’s contract to avoid losing the 31-year-old, who is a target for Inter Milan, on a free transfer next summer. (Corriere dello Sport, via Sunday Express)

Newcastle fans are turning away from St James’ Park, as new figures show a drop in home home attendance. (Mirror)

Manchester City want to give England forward Raheem Sterling a new contract – less than 12 months after the 24-year-old signed his current deal. (Metro)

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, says some people at the club do not want Brazil forward Neymar, 27, to re-sign. (Metro 95.1 via Sun)

Manchester United are considering making a January move for former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can. The 25-year-old Germany international joined Juventus in 2018. (Sky Sports)

United are also interested in Leicester City’sEnglish midfielder James Maddison, 22, and Lyon’s 23-year-old France forward Moussa Dembele. (ESPN)

Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in 22-year-old Bournemouth and England midfielder Lewis Cook. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32, has rejected an offer to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami side. (L’Equipe via Calciomercato – in Italian)

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil believes he has been made a scapegoat at the club. The German, 31, says he will stay at the club until the end of his contract in 2021. (Times via The Athletic – subscription required)

Newcastle are in talks with Sean Longstaff, 21, and his brother Matty, 19, in a bid to agree deals to keep the siblings at St James’ Park amid interest from Manchester United(Express)

Crystal Palace’s former England defender Gary Cahill, 33, says “quitting was never an option” after falling out of favour at Chelsea last season. (Times – subscription required)

Former USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann is in line for a return to management with Ecuador. (Sun)

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says the club could be forced to sell midfielder Kalidou Koulibaly. Manchester United are interested in the 28-year-old Senegal international. (Talksport)

Manchester United made a bid for Juventus’21-year-old Turkey defender Merih Demiral before signing 26-year-old England centre-back Harry Maguire. (Sky Italia via Sporx – in Turkish)

Leicester City and Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 23, is a transfer target for Besiktas(Calciomercato – in Italian)

Al-Sadd and Algeria forward Baghdad Bounedjah, 27, is being monitored by LeedsLille and Marseille(Le Buteur – in French)

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa says there is nobody more desperate to see Arsenal’s loanee forward Eddie Nketiah, 20, succeed at Elland Road than him. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Everton defender Lewis Gibson wants to rejoin Newcastle. The 19-year-old is an academy product of the Magpies. (Football Insider)

Former Manchester United, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus and Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, has hinted he will retire after LA Galaxy’s play-off game at the weekend. (Sun)

Wolves have taken out a £50m loan to fund future operational costs. (Express and Star)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, met Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane in Dubai during the international break, fuelling more speculation around the France international’s future. (Mirror)

United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, is wanted by Inter Milan(Sun)

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, has ruled out a January move to Manchester United as the Croat’s family do not want to move to Manchester. (Mail)

La Liga has suggested to the Spanish Football Federation that the El Clasico scheduled for 26 October in Barcelona takes place instead on 7 December. It has already asked to switch the game to Madrid over fears of civil unrest. (AS)

Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland is a target for Manchester City. The 19-year-old Norwegian is the son of former City midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland. (Sun)

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele wants to return to English football amid reported interest from Everton and Manchester United. The 23-year-old former France Under-21 international previously played for Fulham(Football Insider)

Manchester United enquired about the availability of Juventus‘ Poland and former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 29, during the summer before David de Gea signed a new long-term deal at Old Trafford last month. (Goal)

Wolves have made a bid to sign 22-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie from AC Milan in January. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Calciomercato)

Tottenham and Manchester United are among a number of clubs to have approached Borussia Monchengladbach over the availability of 22-year-old Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria. (Bild – in German)

Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, “is not good enough” for Bayern Munich, says club legend Lothar Matthaus. (Sport 1, via Standard)

Tottenham will target Real Madrid’s Spain forward Isco, 27, if they sell Eriksen in January (El Desmarque – in Spanish)

Liverpool are willing to sell England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, at the end of the season if he remains on the fringes of the side. (Football Insider)

Liverpool’s Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, 32, says the Reds have two number one stoppers – himself and injured Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker, 27. (Telegraph)

The Reds are interested in signing 15-year-old Exeter City midfielder Ben Chrisene. (Sun)

Watford have rejected a request from Fluminense to keep Joao Pedro in Brazil until mid-2020. The Hornets have agreed a deal to sign the 18-year-old forward on 1 January. (Watford Observer)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 26, donates 10% of his salary to good causes in his native Ivory Coast, including an orphanage run by his sister. (Mirror)

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