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Paris St-Germain have made a bid of £25m plus £5m in add-ons for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, with Bayern Munich and Juventus also interested in the 25-year-old Spain defender. (Guardian)external-link

Everton have agreed to sign Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, 29, from Real Madrid on a three-year deal. (Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea have given N’Golo Kante an £80m price tag with Inter Milan interested in the 29-year-old France midfielder. (Express)external-link

However, former Leicester player Kante is keen to stay at Chelsea. (Goal)external-link

Leicester have agreed a deal worth £22m to sign Belgium full-back Timothy Castagne, 24, from Atalanta. (Telegraph)external-link

Atletico Madrid‘s Thomas Partey, 27, is keen on a move to Arsenal but the Gunners need to offload players before meeting the Ghana midfielder’s £44.5m release clause. (Goal)external-link

Monaco have expressed an interest in Watford‘s French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure after Everton failed with a bid for the 27-year-old. (Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is ready to sell the club’s record signing, 23-year-old France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. (Sun)external-link

Newcastle are attempting to structure a deal for Bournemouth‘s Callum Wilson, 28, that would see Scotland winger Matt Ritchie rejoin the Cherries, but Aston Villa are also keen on the England striker. (Sky Sports)external-link

PSG have made contact with Inter and Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, who is also a target for Tottenham. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Crystal Palace have rejected an offer in the region of £20m for Norway forward Alexander Sorloth, 24, from RB Leipzig. (Mail)external-link

Juventus want Barcelona and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, 33, or Roma‘s Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 34. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

Spain’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, is prepared to stay and fight for his Chelsea place, even if the club are successful in signing a new goalkeeper. (Telegraph)external-link

Al Nassr have offered Arsenal‘s German playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, a 20m euros (£18m) contract to join the Saudi Arabian side. (Fanatik – in Turkish)external-link

Tottenham have announced former Swansea chairman Trevor Birch as their new director of football operations. (Evening Standard)external-link

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