Paper Talk: Mata, Mustafi, João Mário

Friday’s Paper Talk – Pardew wants Palace to play like Barcelona? Juan Mata to Everton? Man City want a sweeper-keeper?

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  • Valencia and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi has agreed personal terms with Arsenal, with the Spanish club prepared to accept a bid upwards of £25m for the 24-year-old. (Guardian »)
  • Arsenal have made an improved bid of £35m for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, having had a £30m offer for the 25-year-old turned down. (The Sun »)

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  • Aston Villa are ready to sell midfielder Ashley Westwood, 26, to Burnley. (Daily Mirror »)

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  • Chelsea have made a £39m bid for 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder João Mário. (Express »)
  • Antonio Conte wants midfielder Nemanja Matić, 28, to turn down a move to Juventus and stay at the Stamford Bridge club. (Daily Mail »)
  • Pedro, 29, wants to leave the club and Conte is open to offers for the Spain international. (Daily Star »)

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  • Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has promised a new brand of football at Selhurst Park this season, with a view using to the style employed by Spanish champions Barcelona.

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  • Everton have explored the possibility of signing Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 28, with the Spain international apparently surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. (Times »)
  • Everton are looking to buy a striker but Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony, 27, is not a target. The Goodison Park club want to offload 26-year-old forward Oumar Niasse for £13.5m. (Liverpool Echo »)
  • Ronald Koeman admits the club may not be able to resist an offer from Chelsea for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, 23. (Evening Standard »)
  • Ronald Koeman says his squad is only “70% fit” heading into their Premier League opener against Tottenham after being given too much time off this summer. (Daily Mail »)

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  • Pep Guardiola wants a ‘sweeper-keeper’ and will look to replace Joe Hart, 29, with Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 24. (Daily Mirror »)
  • Samir Nasri has been put on a special fat-burning programme after failing a basic sprint test at Manchester City. (The Sun »)

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  • José Mourinho must sell players before he can buy another central defender. (ESPN »)
  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 18, has agreed a new four-year contract with the Old Trafford club. (Telegraph »)

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  • Tottenham have put a £20m price tag on Nacer ChadlI, who is wanted by Swansea and Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mirror »)

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  • West Brom are interested in striker Christian Benteke but will have to break their club transfer record to sign the 25-year-old Belgium international from Liverpool. (Guardian »)
  • West Brom have tabled an improved £11m offer for Leicester City star Jeffrey Schlupp. (Daily Mirror »)

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