£119m for Mbappe? It's Friday's gossip column

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Paris St-Germain have offered Monaco a world record £119m for 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe. (Mirror)

But Arsenal are preparing a new bid with Arsenal Wenger confident over a deal for the in-demand forward. (Metro)

And the highly-rated 18-year-old is open to the idea of moving to Arsenal. (Telegraph)

Real Sociedad have agreed a £10m fee with Manchester United for 22-year-old Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj.(Daily Mail)

Manchester United’s Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, 27, has phoned manager Jose Mourinho and asked him to push through his move to Juventus with a World Cup on the horizon. (Sun)

Stoke chairman Peter Coates insists the club have “no plans to sell” 25-year-old winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer.(TalkSport)

But their £12m bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is likely to be rejected as Boro demand upwards of £20m for the 25-year-old. (Mirror)

Tottenham have contacted Fiorentina regarding a move for their 25-year-old midfielder Matias Vecino.(TalkSport)

Spurs are also ready to make a £17.5m move for Germany and Schalke under-21 winger Max Meyer. (Sun)

And the North London club are set to hand new five-year deal to England right-back Kieran Trippier. The 26-year-old still has three years left on his current contract. (Mirror)

Liverpool have been told Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, will cost £63m if they want to bring him to Anfield this summer.(Bild via Independent)

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And the Reds have rejected an £11m bid from Napoli for their 24-year-old left-back Alberto Moreno. (Telegraph)

John Terry is considering an offer from Championship side Aston Villa, but the 36-year-old expects rival interest from Premier League sides as he prepares to leave Chelsea. (Guardian)

Antonio Conte has told Chelsea he wants Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci, 30, or Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, 25, to bolster his team’s defence next season.(Guardian)

Burnley are hoping to ward off opposition from Premier League rivals West Brom to land Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor, 23. (Burnley Express)

Bayern Munich could be ready to loan out former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry after signing him this summer as they remain in the hunt for a big-name attacker. (SportBild via Metro)

Lyon have agreed a £16.7m fee with Chelsea to sign their 21-year-old striker Bertrand Traore, with the deal set to be completed when he returns from holiday next week. (L’Equipe – in French)

Inter Milan are considering rivalling Juventus’ bid to sign Arsenal’s 28-year-old goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. (Evening Standard)

The back pages

Meanwhile…

Juventus could be at risk of losing 17-year-old forward Moise Kean on a free transfer if the club do not deliver on the fleet of tractors they are said to owe his father. (Tuttosport via Independent)

The new wife of Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini posted this picture of their wedding cake…

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Have you ever wondered why Leicester City are called the Foxes? Here’s the answer… (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has been using his summer break to take a starring role in a new music video for US rap artists Desiigner. (Manchester Evening News)

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The best of Thursday’s transfer news

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, will defy manager Antonio Conte and refuse to leave Stamford Bridge unless he can return to former club Atletico Madrid. (Daily Star)

Manchester City may have to lower their £25m valuation of Joe Hart, 30, as they have yet to receive any firm offers for the England goalkeeper. (Daily Mirror)

Leicester City are planning a £25m move for Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 20. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester City’s bid to sign Kyle Walker, 27, will drag into next week as Tottenham Hotspur refuse to lower their £50m valuation of the England defender. City’s pursuit of the right-back will not end if they sign Dani Alves, 34, from Juventus. (Independent)

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