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Brazil left-back Alex Telles, 27, wants to leavePortoforManchester United,who are trying to drive down the £36.6m asking price.(Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Liverpoolare looking to use forward Sadio Mane to persuade fellow Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly to join fromNapoli, despiteManchester CityandParis St-Germainbeing interested in the 29-year-old defender.(Le Parisien, via Sun)external-link

PSGare interested in takingChelsea’sGermany defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, on a season-long loan.(Mail)external-link

Romaare expected to make a second bid forManchester United’s30-year-old England centre-back Chris Smalling, who the Serie A side had on loan last season.(Guardian)external-link

Atletico Madridare aiming to signArsenal’sUruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 23.(Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

West Hamare ready to compete withManchester UnitedforSwansea City’sWales centre-back Joe Rodon, 22.(Guardian)external-link

West Ham Unitedhave made a bid worth up to £33m forSaint-Etienne’s19-year-old French centre-back Wesley Fofana, who has also attracted interest fromLeicester City.(Sky Sports)external-link

Burnleyare in talks withLiverpoolover a move for the Reds’ Wales winger Harry Wilson, 23.(Independent)external-link

Laziohave reached an agreement withSouthamptonfor Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt, 26, to return to the Italian club on loan.(Sky Sport Italia – in Italian)external-link

BarcelonaandBayern Munichhave made offers forAjax’sUnited States right-back Sergino Dest, 19.(Marca)external-link

Bayernhave contacted Mario Gotze about rejoining the club. The German forward, 28, is a free agent after leavingBorussia Dortmundat the end of last season.(Sport Bild – in German)external-link

Atletico Madrid’sColombian right-back Santiago Arias, 28, has arrived in Germany to have a medical withBayer Leverkusen.(Marca)external-link

Former Italy forward Francesco Totti is set to return toRomaas their new sporting director.(Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

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