Transfers: Juventus reject Chelsea £88m bid for Gonzalo Higuain

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Juventus have rejected an £88m bid for their top striker Gonzalo Higuain
Juventus have rejected an £88m bid for their top striker Gonzalo Higuain

Real Madrid are considering selling Wales forward Gareth Bale, 27, in order to raise funds to buy Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18. (Sunday Express)

However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Mbappe is set to stay at Monaco for one more year. Mbappe has been linked with the Gunners. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea have had an £88m bid for Juventus and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 29, turned down.(Tuttosport – in Italian)

There are concerns over the future of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, 47, after talks about a new contract for the Italian stalled.(Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool are expected to make a new bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, 22, next week. The Reds have already had a £57m offer for the Guinea international rejected.(Sunday Mirror)

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Further doubts have emerged over the future of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, after he said he wants to play in the Champions League – a competition the Gunners missed out on qualifying for by finishing fifth in the Premier League last season.(ESPN)

Manchester City are stepping up their efforts to sign Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, 22, for £50m after Tottenham told them they could not have Danny Rose, 27. (Sunday Express)

Stoke City are waiting for West Ham to make a third bid for Marko Arnautovic and want £22.5m for the 28-year-old Austrian forward.(Mail on Sunday)

Arsene Wenger says midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, will definitely stay at Arsenal this summer, despite interest from Liverpool. (Metro)

Leicester City are holding out for more than £40m for Riyad Mahrez, with Roma set to make another move for the 26-year-old forward. Chelsea and Everton have also shown interest in the Algerian. (Mail on Sunday)

Or, Mahrez has already agreed terms with Roma. (Mediaset, via Metro)

Real Madrid’s Brazilian right-back Danilo, 26, is interested in a move to Chelsea. (Diario Gol, via Star)

Manchester City have also joined Chelsea and Juventus in the race to sign Real Madrid right-back Danilo, 26, who would cost at least £21.9m. (Sunday Times – subscription required)

West Ham will need to reach a compromise with Manchester City to complete the loan signing of England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 30. (Sunday Express)

Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, 20, is wanted by Hull as part of the deal that will take Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson, 23, in the opposite direction. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 27, will sign a new four-year deal with the club worth £200,000-a-week. (Daily Star Sunday)

Meanwhile…

Arsenal put all 11 players on the goalline to defend an indirect free-kick during their 3-1 win against Western Sydney Wanderers – but still conceded. (Sunday Mirror)

A five-year-old tweet from new Manchester City signing Kyle Walker, in which he described City supporters as ‘glory fans’, has resurfaced. (Mail)

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes the club will challenge for major honours this season, even though they are being frustrated in attempts to add Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk to the Reds squad. (Observer)