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Moves for Shaqiri, Luiz and Lascelles make the papers on Wednesday.

Xherdan Shaqiri has been linked with a number of clubs following the end to Stoke City’s 10-year stay in the Premier League, with Liverpool opening talks with the Swiss playmaker, according to the Daily Telegraph. The paper reports the 26-year-old has a £13million release clause.

What the papers say

David Luiz, who has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, is wanted by new Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti, reports the Daily Mirror.

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David Luiz has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge (Joe Giddens/PA)

Also in south-west London, Fulham are reportedly leading the chase for Jean Michael Seri, according to The Sun. The Nice midfielder is also wanted by Chelsea and Arsenal, the paper adds.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is wanted by Argentina’s Boca Juniors, reports the Daily Mirror.

Newcastle will fight to keep captain Jamaal Lascelles despite a £25million bid from West Ham, the Daily Mail reports.

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Players to watch

Malcom: Tottenham will spar with Roma for the signing of the Brazilian from Bordeaux, France Football says.

Paulo Dybala: Liverpool are putting together an £80million bid for the Juventus striker, reports TyC Sports.

Maarten Stekelenburg: Lille are interested in signing the Everton goalkeeper, according to France Football.

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