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Today's newspaper gossip: Arsenal to pay £80m for Higuain; Man United target Joe Allen

Published on: 18 July 2016
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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba's agent has not set a deadline for the player to complete a move to Manchester United, but all parties want to conclude the deal quickly for the 23-year-old Frenchman. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal will have to pay at least £80m for Napoli's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 29, with Italian champions Juventus also targeting a move. (Gazzetta World)

Manchester United are considering a move for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 26, but the Welshman is a top target for Francesco Guidolin's Swansea City. (South Wales Evening Post)

Meanwhile, Liverpool are chasing Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 25, with Jurgen Klopp looking to negotiate a £20m deal. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton will make former Manchester United winger Jordi Cruyff their director of football if they fail to bring in Steve Walsh, who is currently head of recruitment at Leicester City. (The Sun)

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said that Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado, 28, is part of his plans having been on loan at Juventus last season. (Daily Star)

Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, 25, is set for a "dream" move to Barcelona after rejecting a new contract with the Premier League champions. (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho

Monday's Sun front page leads with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho being burgled
Serie A side Roma say defender Kostas Manolas is not for sale. The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Juventus' 29-year-old defender Leonardo Bonucci has been offered to Manchester City but the Italians are holding out for £50m. (Manchester Evening News)

City are also ready to rival Manchester United for the £15m signature of West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 17. (The Sun)

West Ham's Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, 26, is wanted by both Swansea and Lazio but neither club have met his £15m price tag. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are ready to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez, 34, if Asmir Begovic joins Everton. (Gazza Mercato - In Italian)

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has ruled out Burnley signing Scotland midfielder Charlie Adam, 30. (Burnley Express)

Southampton are to open talks with 24-year-old Portuguese full-back Cedric Soares over a new deal after an impressive Euro 2016. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham have opened talks with Marseille over an £11m deal for 21-year-old winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in Valencia's £54m midfielder Andre Gomes, 22. (Super Deporte - In Spanish)

Daily Star

Monday's Daily Star back page includes a story about Leicester's Riyad Mahrez wanted by Barcelona

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New Bayern Munich signing, Renato Sanches, 18, revealed his squad number for the upcoming Bundesliga campaign.

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Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale added to his incredible summer by proposing to his partner Emma Rhys-Jones - and she said yes.

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And finally...

Louis van Gaal briefly made a trip to Manchester...by dining at his favourite Chinese restaurant in the city. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal's new Japanese signing, striker Takuma Asano, 21, cried before his final J-League match with his current club Sanfrecce Hiroshima. (Metro)

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