Football rumours from the media

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Manchester United are considering an improved offer for Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes before Friday’s transfer deadline, The Guardian says.

Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes,right,is being chased by Manchester United
Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes,right,is being chased by Manchester United (Nick Potts/PA)

Leicester striker Islam Slimani has asked to end his loan at Monaco after Manchester United made a shock enquiry for him, says the Daily Mail.

Thomas Lemar is edging closer to a transfer to Arsenal, with the France winger being left out of Atletico Madrid’s LaLiga draw against Leganes on Sunday, The Sun reports.

Tottenham Hotspur v Monaco – Champions League – Group E – Wembley Stadium
Thomas Lemar could be on his way to the Premier League (Yui Mok/PA)

Chelsea are poised to launch a late challenge to Tottenham for the signing of AC Milan and Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek, according to the Daily Mirror.

Arsenal are expecting an approach from Spanish champions Barcelona for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to The Daily Telegraph.

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Pablo Mari: Arsenal are trying to salvage their £7.5m deal for the Spanish defender after his club Flamengo called it off on Monday, the Daily Mail reports.

Emre Can: Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are all interested in signing Germany midfielder Can from Juventus, according to Metro.

Danny Rose and Kyle Walker-Peters: England full-backs Rose and Walker-Peters are expected to leave Tottenham on loan before the transfer deadline, says the Evening Standard.