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Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko could be heading for AC Milan on a season-long loan, The Sun reports. Despite having only spent one season in the Premier League, the move could become permanent for the French midfielder, who has struggled to make the starting XI since moving from Monaco last year.

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Barcelona are happy to wait it out to complete a deal with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, the Telegraph says. It reports that the Spanish champions do not expect a deal to go though before the end of European summer transfer window on August 31, but that has seemingly not put them off returning to the table next January. Yet, it remains to be seen whether United will agree to any deal for the 25-year-old, who still has three years remaining on his Old Trafford contract.

Raheem Sterling’s impressive performance against Arsenal appears to have made his contract negotiations at Manchester City even more pressing. According to the Mail, boss Pep Guardiola is keen to keep the winger at the Etihad beyond his current £180,000-a-week deal, which runs out in less than two years.

Staying with Manchester City, and the same cannot be said for the fortunes for Jason Denayer. The 23-year-old has been on loan at Celtic, Sunderland and Galatasaray and is now said to want a more permanent deal. According to the Star, the Turkish club is the preferred option for the centre-back, having been part of the title-winning team last season.

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Argentina’s Marcos Rojo’s could be moving for a spell at Fenerbahce (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Marcos Rojo: Manchester United are said to be in talks with Fenerbahce about a loan exit for the Argentina defender. Citing reports in Turkey, the Mirror says the 28-year-old has fallen out a favour at Old Trafford, making just 12 appearance last season, with Fenerbahce working to bring the player to the Super Lig.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: Following his move to Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be tipping the Lazio midfielder to his new bosses. The Star reports that Ronaldo has urged the Italian club to make a move for the 23-year-old, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea.

- Press Association

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