Transfers: Chelsea to pay club-record £60m for Alex Sandro

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Manchester United are close to completing a £53m move for Juventus left full back Alex Sandro
Manchester United are close to completing a £53m move for Juventus left full back Alex Sandro
Antonio Conte is ready to splash £60m on Juventus left full back Alex Sandro

Chelsea and Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, wants to leave the club in his own time, but that is holding up the Blues’ move for Everton’s 24-year-old Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku. (Daily Mirror)

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 30, will sign a new Barcelona contract when he returns from his honeymoon later this month. (Goal)

Arsenal are planning a £70m double move for Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielders William Carvalho, 25, and Gelson Martins, 22. (A Bola, via the Sun)

Everton are confident of bringing England forward Wayne Rooney, 31, back to the club from Manchester United this summer. (Talksport)

West Ham United want to bring 29-year-old Mexico and ex-Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez back to the Premier League from Bayer Leverkusen. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have indicated they are willing to pay a club-record £60m for 26-year-old Juventus and Brazil left-back Alex Sandro. (Telegraph)

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Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is set to rejoin the club as a first-team coach. (Guardian)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp says he will bring in five or six players this summer with the money he saved by not signing defender John Terry. (Daily Mirror)

Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison has trained with Birmingham City with a view to a permanent move from Lazio. The 24-year-old previously played under Redknapp at QPR. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton want to secure the £8.75m signing of 18-year-old Caen striker Yann Karamoh, who is having a contract dispute with the French club. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has entered talks over a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2020. (AS – in Spanish)

Manager Jose Mourinho is frustrated at Manchester United’s failure to sign more players this summer, with defender Victor Lindelof, 22, the only arrival so far. (Daily Mirror)

Mourinho is desperate for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, to join the club before Sunday. (Daily Star)

Real are remaining resolute in their determination to keep Morata until Manchester United pay his £79m price tag. (Marca, via Daily Express)

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita is understood to have his heart set on a move to Liverpool, although his club Red Bull Leipzig want £70m for the 22-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace have been priced out of a move for Mamadou Sakho, 27, with Liverpool wanting £30m for the central defender. (Guardian)

Swansea face competition from a number of other clubs, including Leicester, Rangers and Newcastle, to sign Coventry City’s 20-year-old midfielder George Thomas. (Wales Online)

Newcastle United are close to signing 26-year-old Eibar defender Florian Lejeune for £8.7m. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester United are preparing a move for Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra, 26. (AS via Manchester Evening News)

Leeds defender Charlie Taylor will join Burnley, but the clubs are yet to agree a fee for the 23-year-old. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Championship side Wolves want to sign Porto defender Willy Boly, 26, while talks continue over a £15m move for his team-mate 20-year-old midfielder Ruben Neves. (Express and Star)

Newcastle are no closer to agreeing a move for Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 34, with the Italian club struggling to find a replacement. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Middlesbrough have opened negotiations with Norwich City in an attempt to sign 29-year-old midfielder Jonny Howson.(Northern Echo)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says he has performed his final ‘dab’ goal celebration and will now focus on his new routine – the ‘Billy Dance’. (Esquire)

Inter Milan are furious with their 28-year-old winger Ivan Perisic after he took part in a professional beach volleyball competition. (Bild – in German)