NEWS

In Spain they say Barcelona have Paul Pogba “locked down,” England claim Manchester City are favourites and Italian papers tip Chelsea.
Maurizio Sarri’s agent confirms Napoli are “working on Riccardo Saponara, Matteo Darmian and Sime Vrsaljko.”
Carlos Bacca is expected to undergo his Milan medical within 72 hours after the Sevilla striker agreed terms.
Daniele Baselli’s agent confirms he’ll “meet Fiorentina next week,” while Atalanta have given Milan first refusal.
Atalanta striker German Denis admits Independiente “have the priority” over River Plate, but “it’s not up to me.”
Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli insists Gonzalo Higuain stays, they are in talks for Matteo Darmian, but Duvan Zapata “will only go on loan.”
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Bayer Leverkusen defender Giulio Donati admits he’d “like to play in Serie A” amid interest from Fiorentina.
Porto have reportedly increased their proposal for Torino wing-back Bruno Peres to €12m.
Sampdoria have officially bought Lucas Torreira from Pescara, but will leave him in Serie B on loan.
Iceland international Birkir Bjarnason will join Torino, announced Pescara.
It’s now reported that Milan have agreed terms with both Sevilla and Carlos Bacca for €30m. “He is very happy.”
The Giannelli Imbula saga drags on, as now L’Equipe maintain Porto have offered €25m to beat Inter’s offer for the Marseille midfielder.
Spanish papers claim Roma are in talks with Real Madrid veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Mattia Destro seems to have accepted a transfer to Monaco, so the Roma striker’s entourage flew out for the final details.
Carlos Bacca’s agent said he is “very happy and chose what is best for his future” by agreeing terms with Milan.
Mohamed Salah’s agent promises an answer “within the week, but we’re 80 per cent there with Fiorentina.”
Carlos Bacca “has an agreement with Milan,” confirmed the Sevilla striker’s agent. “He said yes to their project.”
Italian media report Milan have agreed personal terms with Carlos Bacca, not necessarily with Adil Rami involved.
Arrigo Sacchi shrugged off Milan’s transfer strategy and said Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be “superior to Leo Messi” if he were a team player.
French papers claim Chievo are close to snapping up Didier Digard as a free agent from Rennes.
Juan Camilo Zuniga could be ready to leave Napoli, but remain in Serie A for Sampdoria.
Parma defender Pedro Mendes had been linked with Torino, but has joined French side Rennes instead.
Davide Santon and Zdravko Kuzmanovic turned down Watford, but patron Gino Pozzo said “talks are in full swing and we can change their minds.”
Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Mircea Lucescu warns Milan and Roma that Luiz Adriano “won’t be just given away. He’ll cost €8m.”
Legia Warsaw talent Ondrej Duda said he “will be an Inter player by the end of this week or at the latest next weekend.”
Ciro Immobile is given permission to skip Borussia Dortmund pre-season training, as he urges Napoli to make an offer.
Milan defender Cristian Zaccardo assures reports he rejected every destination are “untrue.”
Milan hope to wait until January for Luiz Adriano to become a free agent, but Roma could get ahead by talking to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly on the verge of completing a €15m swoop for Napoli forward Jose Callejon.
Davide Santon’s agent opened the door for a move from Inter to Roma. “It’s a prestigious club.”
Augsburg have set their sights on Inter and Italy Under-21 international defender Cristiano Biraghi.
Simone Pepe “gave my heart, soul and a leg” for Juventus, so salutes Carlos Tevez, Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and teaches Alvaro Morata to swear.
Milan are continuing negotiations for Zenit’s Belgian international midfielder Axel Witsel, who is valued at €40m.
Giannelli Imbula is said to be reconsidering his €20m move to Inter after offers from Southampton and Valencia.

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