Ozil sign £280k-a-week Arsenal deal, Barcelona bid £72m for Coutinho

German forward Mesut Ozil is expected to sign a new contract at Arsenal

Manchester City have had a £44.5m bid for left-back Benjamin Mendy rejected by Monaco. The Ligue 1 side are demanding £54m for the 23-year-old. (Mail)

Barcelona have bid £72m for Liverpool’s Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, but the Reds are expected to reject the offer. (Mail)

Arsenal are increasingly confident midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, will sign a new contract. (Sun)

Manchester United have turned their attention to a £25m deal for Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier, 24, as they struggle to reach a deal with Monaco for Fabinho, 23. (Independent)

PSG coach Unai Emery has confirmed Ivory Coast international Aurier wants to leave this summer. (L’Equipe, via Metro)

Tottenham have asked to be kept informed of Riyad Mahrez’s situation at Leicester City, but the Foxes will have to lower their £50m asking price for the 26-year-old forward for Spurs to make a move. (Standard)

Leicester players are ready to “dig out” Mahrez if he does not put in 100% effort, says midfielder Andy King. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester United have still not met Inter Milan’s valuation of Croatian winger Ivan Perisic, 28. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in 17-year-old Manchester City winger Jadon Sancho. (Independent)

Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 28, will become West Ham’s highest-paid player following his medical at the London club on Friday. (Express)

Crystal Palace are planning a new bid for Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, 22, after their opening offer of £16m was rejected. (ESPN FC)

Fulham target Diego Rolan could make the Cottagers wait until the final days of the transfer window to sign him. The Bordeaux striker, 24, is holding out for a move to the Premier League or Spain. (Sky Sports)

Bournemouth winger Max Gradel has told the club he wants to join Toulouse. The Cherries have already rejected a loan offer from the French club for the 29-year-old. (L’Equipe, via Talksport)

Stewart Downing’s anticipated departure from Middlesbrough has been delayed as Birmingham City continue to try to strike a deal for the 32-year-old midfielder. (Gazette)

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