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Football gossip: Shaqiri, Guardiola, Fabinho, Wilshere, Gomes

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering a bid for Stoke midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. The 26-year-old Switzerland international can leave the relegated Potters for £12m. (Sun)

The Red Devils are also keen on a swap deal to bring Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, 32, to Old Trafford from Juventus with Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, 28, moving in the opposite direction. (Mirror)

New Liverpool midfielder Fabinho says he was “never close” to joining Manchester United. The 24-year-old Brazilian moved to Anfield from Monaco in May. (FourFourTwo)

Juventus left-back Alex Sandro has agreed terms with Manchester United before a £53m move. (Star)

Chelsea will make a move for Inter Milan’s Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino, 26, when Maurizio Sarri becomes manager. (Sport Witness)

Liverpool are looking to sign Ajax’s Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever. The 16-year-old has been training on Merseyside this week. (Liverpool Echo)

Jack Wilshere has held face-to-face talks with West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini over a possible move to London Stadium. The 26-year-old English midfielder is a free agent after leaving Arsenal last month. (Mail)

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is willing to sell players in order to sign Barcelona’s Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, 24. (Independent)

Arsenal will miss out on Ever Banega, 30, as the Argentina midfielder has decided to stay at Sevilla. (Marca – via Metro)

Manchester City are monitoring Melbourne City’s Australian midfielder Daniel Arzani. The 19-year-old was voted Australia’s Young Player of the Year last season and has been described as the next Harry Kewell. (Manchester Evening News)

Everton have made contact with Barcelona over a potential deal for Colombian defender Yerry Mina, 23. (Liverpool Echo)

West Brom’s English defender Craig Dawson, 28, has handed in a transfer request after the Baggies rejected a bid from Burnley. (Sky Sports)

West Brom’s English goalkeeper Ben Foster, 35, is set to complete a £2.5m move to Watford. (Mirror)

Newcastle and Scotland winger Matt Ritchie, 28, has been offered a £4m-a-year contract to join Stoke. (Sun)

Newcastle have been told they must break their transfer record if they are to sign Nice’s French striker Alassane Plea, 25, with West Ham also interested. (Northern Echo)

However, Newcastle are not in talks to sign Juventus and Italy midfielder Stefano Sturaro, 25. (Shields Gazette)

Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple says the club’s transfer business is almost done for the summer. (Express & Star)

Manchester United’s Ivorian defender Eric Bailly, 24, wants his role in the club’s plans clarified before the new season. (Sun)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is pursuing Millwall defender Jake Cooper, 23. (Express)

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