Barcelona prepare Willian bid, Messi’s father speaks to Man City

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Willian says it was vey difficult working with Antonio Conte and he hopes new coach Maurizio Sarri is different
Willian has rejected Chelsea's two year deal
Barcelona are preparing a bid for Brazilian and Chelsea forward Willian

Barcelona are preparing an offer for 29-year-old Chelsea and Brazil winger Willian. (Times – subscription required)

Chelsea have made a new £35m bid to sign Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 24. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are also preparing a £32m offer for Leicester and England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27. (Sun)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, could leave the La Liga club before the end of next week. (El Pais via Manchester Evening News)

Deal of the day

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, is considering making a public statement highlighting his discontent at the club in order to force an exit. (Yahoo Sports)

READ: Chelsea line Thomas Tuchel as Antonio Conte’s replacement

Inter Milan have made a bid for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, 25, on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent £20m-plus deal. (Mirror)

Lionel Messi’s father has spoken to Manchester City about the 30-year-old Argentina and Barcelona forward moving to Etihad Stadium. (Sun)

West Brom defender Jonny Evans, 29, expects to complete a £30m switch to Manchester City next week. (Mirror)

West Ham are monitoring Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong but are yet to make a bid for the 23-year-old. (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland could lose out to Aston Villa as they try to sign winger Robert Snodgrass, 29, from West Ham. (Northern Echo)

Former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, 27, has turned down the chance to join Brighton from Inter Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport via Talksport)

Paris St-Germain are looking to sign Napoli and former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 34. (AS)

Barcelona are close to agreeing a deal with PSG to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Angel di Maria, 29. (Sport via ESPN)

Tottenham are preparing a new offer for Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, 22, who has also been linked with Juventus. (Corriere dello Sport via Talksport)

Stoke have held further talks with Club Brugge over an £8.5m deal for 22-year-old centre-back Bjorn Engels. (Mail)

Everton are ready to rival Newcastle United in their bid to sign midfielder Dennis Praet, 23, from Sampdoria. (Times – subscription required)

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, 25, has told the club he is reluctant to go back out on loan this season. (Guardian)

Meanwhile…

Barcelona ‘announced’ the signing of Angel di Maria after their social media accounts were hacked. (Telegraph)

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana was pictured wearing a leg brace during Liverpool’s clash with Hoffenheim on Wednesday. (Express)

The National Union of Professional Footballers has backed Paris St-Germain forward Neymar over a “spiteful” complaint against him from former club Barcelona. (ESPN FC)

Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy has been fined £60 for parking his £250,000 Ferrari in a taxi rank in Manchester. (Mail)

Compiled by BBC Sport