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Football rumours from the media

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is hoping to sign Arsenal midfielder ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN, according to the Daily Star.

Conte is said to be a big fan of the England international and is looking to land the 23-year-old, who has a year left on his Gunners contract, for £35million.

The Blues boss also has his sights set on Barcelona defender SERGI ROBERTO, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC could remain in the Premier League, with the Daily Mail reporting the Swedish striker has opened talks over a new deal with Manchester United.

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils last season before suffering knee ligament damage in April.

United are hoping to make another signing before the end of the transfer window, with the Manchester Evening News claiming the club are continuing their pursuit of Inter Milan winger IVAN PERISIC.

West Ham, who travel to Old Trafford on Sunday, are still looking to add to their squad. The Mirror writes that the Hammers will make a £25m bid for Sporting Lisbon's Portugal international midfielder WILLIAM CARVALHO.

ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP

@Matt_Law_DT: " Tottenham face mounting competition for Barkley from Chelsea with both clubs looking to land a bargain."

@TheSunFootball: " Tottenham set to launch £35m bid for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez".

PLAYERS TO WATCH

GARETH BALE: Manchester United have not given up hope of signing the Real Madrid star, claims the Sun.

KENEDY: The Chelsea winger could be set to join Newcastle on a season-long loan deal.

OUSMANE DEMBELE: The Borussia Dortmund winger has reportedly been identified by Barcelona as a potential Neymar replacement.

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