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Transfer update (12:00 BST)

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, 26, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and has told manager Maurizio Sarri that he wants to leave the club. (ESPN)

The agent of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, is in England for talks at the Old Trafford club, with Barcelona and Juventus keen to sign the France international. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Manchester United’s hopes of signing Willian from Chelsea appear to be fading after the 29-year-old told new manager Maurizio Sarri he is happy at the London club. (Mirror)

Premier League newcomers Wolves have agreed a fee with Championship side Middlesbrough for 22-year-old winger Adama Traore. (Express & Star)

Leicester City have had a bid for Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf, 30, rejected, with the Foxes failing to match the Potters’s £15m valuation of the player. (Sun)

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, 27, is good friends with team-mate Luka Modric, 32, and believes the Croatia international will be staying at the club, despite interest from Inter Milan.(Marca)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants a holding midfielder before the transfer window in England closes on Thursday but will use centre-back John Stones, 24, in the role if the club fail to sign one. (Manchester Evening News)

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Everton have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign Colombia defender Yerry Mina, 23, for £28.5m on a five-year deal. (Sport – in Spanish)

Everton have told Manchester United they will take 28-year-old England centre-back Chris Smalling or Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 24, if the two clubs cannot agree a deal for Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 28. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United are preparing to make a bid for Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire, 25, and know they will have to pay a world record fee for the England international. (Sky Sports)

Meanwhile, Manchester United have made contact with Bayern Munich to sign 29-year-old Germany defender Jerome Boateng, who is valued at £44.5m. (Bild – in German)

Chelsea are favourites to sign £75m-rated Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 25, after Tottenham pulled out. (Mirror)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has suggested 26-year-old keeper Thibaut Courtois, who has been linked with Real Madrid, will be sold if he wants to leave the club. (Times – subscription required)

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey’s deal with the club has one year left and his representatives have denied the 27-year-old has asked for £300,000-a-week in negotiations over a new contract. (Express)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is interested in Celta Vigo midfielder Stanislav Lobotka, who has a £31m release clause in his contract. (Mirror)

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Leicester have had a £10m bid rejected for Brentford defender Chris Mepham, 20, with Bournemouth also interested in the Wales international. (Mail)

Wolves are willing to pay Middlesbrough £22m in instalments for Spanish winger Adama Traore, 22, instead of a full, up-front payment of £18m. (Sun)

Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Red Bull Salzburg’s Israel striker Munas Dabbur, 26. (Mail)

Spanish striker Lucas Perez, 29, wants to stay at Arsenal and fight for his first-team place despite interest from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. (Independent)

West Ham have ended their pursuit of Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, 28, after failing to agree personal terms with the Algeria international. (Sky Sports)

West Ham have made a £10m offer for Le Havre’s 20-year-old French centre-back Harold Moukoudi. (Mail)

Juventus want £18m for 25-year-old Italian midfielder Stefano Sturaro, who has been linked with a move to West Ham, Newcastle and Leicester. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid have been told to pay the £107m release clause if they want to sign Valencia and Spain forward Rodrigo, 27. (Marca)

Championship sides Aston Villa and Leeds both want to sign 25-year-old Northern Ireland midfielder George Saville from Millwall. (Mail)

Aston Villa are close to signing Manchester United’s England youth defender Axel Tuanzebe, 20, on a season-long loan deal. (Sun)

Former referees’ chief Keith Hackett says it is a “huge mistake” that VAR will not be used in the Premier League this season. (Telegraph)

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