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Manchester Unitedhave had a £91.3m bid rejected byBorussia Dortmundfor 20-year-old England forward Jadon Sancho.(Sky Sports)external-link

AndUnitedfear losing face if another offer for Sancho is rejected byDortmund.(Mail)external-link

They have also joined the race to signReal Madridand Serbia international striker Luka Jovic, 22, on loan.(AS – in Spanish)external-link

And are close to landing 23-year-oldBarcelonaand France forward Ousmane Dembele – giving Barca the financial muscle to sign Lyon’s former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay.(AS – in Spanish)external-link

Pep Guardiola wants to sign a new left-back before the transfer window shuts withBayern Munichand Austria’s David Alaba, andAjaxand Argentina’s Nicolas Tagliafico, both aged 28, onManchester City‘s radar.(Mail)external-link

German championsBayern Munichhave approachedBrightonover a possible deal for 19-year-old English right-back Tariq Lamptey.(Sport1, via Metro)external-link

Southamptoncould make a late move to sign 21-year-oldHeerenveenand Dutch midfielder Joey Veerman.(Voetbal International, via TalkSPORT)external-link

Lucas Torreira’s agent has landed in Madrid for talks withAtletico Madridover a potential move fromArsenalfor the 24-year-old Uruguayan midfielder.(Fabrizio Romano, via Express)external-link

Chelseaare willing to sell Germany defender Antonio Rudiger and, althoughTottenhamare interested in the 27-year-old, they would prefer if he moved overseas.(ESPN)external-link

Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva, 36, says he was “annoyed” by the wayParis St-Germainhandled his exit and, even though the French champions offered him a one-year contract extension, it was too late as he had already agreed to joinChelsea.(ESPN)external-link

West Ham‘s loan bid forSlavia Prague‘s Czech right-back Vladimir Coufal, 28, has been rejected.(90min)external-link

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