Transfer Scuttlebutt: Conte, Perisic, Cuadrado, Donnarumma, Morata, Kjaer, Courtois, Sakho, Aubameyang, Thomas Tuchel


Antonio Conte has  set a number of conditions which include a direct line of communication to owner Roman Abramovich, control over coaching appointments and the academy, as well as improved financial terms, if he is to stay as manager at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Record)

Also at Chelsea, contract negotiations with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, have stalled over his wage demands. The Belgian is currently on a £100,000-a-week deal, which comes to an end in two years’ time. (Times – subscription required)

Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, remains a target for Everton despite the Merseyside club signing Dutchman Davy Klaassen. (Wales Online)

Liverpool want to raise around £60m on player sales by offloading defender Mamadou Sakho, 27, for £30m, full-back Alberto Moreno, 24, for £12m and 23-year-old forward Lazar Markovic for £20m. (Times – subscription required)

Arsenal have had a £17.6m bid rejected for Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, 29, but the Serie A champions are looking for around £30m for the former Chelsea player. (Sun)

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The Gunners have also made a £10.5m bid for Fenerbahce centre-back Simon Kjaer, 28, who is also wanted by city rivals AC and Inter Milan. (Turksvoetbal – in Turkish)

Meanwhile, Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 28, is already planning for life as a Manchester United player. The two clubs are yet to agree a fee for the £44m-rated Croatian. (Manchester Evening News)

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Real Madrid insist they want £78m for striker Alvaro Morata, 24, despite the vast majority of the details of a “hugely attractive package” being agreed with Manchester United. (Independent)

After completing a deal for defender Victor Lindelof, Manchester United could go back to Benfica to sign £15m-rated midfielder Anderson Talisca, 23, who spent last season on loan at Besiktas. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City striker Patrick Roberts, 20, who scored 11 goals on loan at Celtic last season, has held talks with French side Nice over another loan move. (Sun)

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Tottenham are a number of clubs interested in signing Lazio forward Keita Balde, 22, who is valued at £30m by the Serie A club. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton intend to interview former Ajax boss Frank de Boer and ex-Valencia manager Mauricio Pellegrino to replace the sacked Claude Puel and hope to make an appointment by the end of next week. (Daily Telegraph)

However former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has ruled himself out of the Southampton vacancy. (Sky Sports)

Stoke would want more than the British record £30m Everton paid to sign Jordan Pickford, if they were to sell goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24 – though insist the England international is not for sale. (Stoke Sentinel)

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Several Premier League clubs, most notably Newcastle, have enquired about Valencia’s £13.1m-rated centre-back Aymen Abdennour, 27. (Foot Mercato)

French Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain have ended their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, as the club’s new sporting director Antero Henrique deems the £61m-rated player to be too expensive. (Goal)

Marseille are trying to sign full-back Bacary Sagna, 34, who is a free agent after being released by Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18, has rejected the club’s offer of a new £80,000-a-week contract. His current deal expires in 2018. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)

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