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Atletico Madrid are hopeful of striking a deal to re-sign wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa this week, according to Marca.

The report claims both clubs are in talks now that Costa is ready to return to Europe after initially refusing to leave Brazil.


Manchester United are willing to splash £100 million to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann next year, according to the Daily Star .

The France international had been heavily linked with Old Trafford early in the summer transfer window, but his current club's transfer ban until January ended any hopes of luring him to the Premier League.

However, Jose Mourinho remains hopeful he can persuade Griezmann to join United in 2018, where he could link up with France team-mates Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial in attack.

Barcelona and Chelsea are ready to fight it out for the January signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Atakan Akkaynak, reports the Daily Express .

Akkaynak is held in high regard by Leverkusen, but the Bundesliga club are reportedly willing to listen to offers after the Germany Under-19 international impressed Chelsea scouts.

Chelsea and Liverpool are watching the progress of teenage Uruguayan defender Sebastian Caceres, but could face competition from Barcelona for any deal, claims The Sun .

Caceres plays for Liverpool FC in his homeland and has impressed scouts with his performances since breaking into the first team.

Sporting Kansas City centre-back Erik Palmer-Brown will join Manchester City this winter, according to Metro and the Kansas City Star


The U.S. youth international will leave MLS once his contract expires at the end of the 2017 season, having signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Pep Guardiola's side.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has begun planning a major attacking overhaul at Santiago Bernabeu, according to Don Balon .

Perez is willing to sell Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to help fund a big summer of spending, with Arsenal and Manchester United respectively keen.

And the Blancos will use the money to bring Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Juventus's Paulo Dybala to the club to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho was left hurt by Barcelona's failed pursuit of him in the summer transfer window, according to Don Balon .

The Brazil international felt that the Catalans should have made a more concerted effort for his signature.

The report claims he was given assurances by Barca's directors that he would sign only for the deal to fall through.

Jose Mourinho is set to be rewarded for a fine start to the Premier League season with a new deal at Manchester United, reports the Telegraph .

The Red Devils have raced to the top of the table with three wins out of three, and talks on a contract extension are reported to be planned for November.

If Mourinho stays beyond the current campaign he will be United's longest-serving manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired: David Moyes lasted just one season at Old Trafford after succeeding his compatriot, while Louis van Gaal spent two years at the club before being replaced by Mourinho in 2016.

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling remains a top target for Premier League rivals, according to the Daily Mail.

The former Liverpool player, who is open to a London move, was reported to have been suggested by the Gunners to be part of any Alexis Sanchez transfer going the other way.

Arsenal fully expect City to return for Alexis in January and negotiations for Sterling could recommence then.

Crystal Palace are expected to name Roy Hodgson as the club's next manager on a two-year contract worth £2.5 million a year, with a £1m-plus survival bonus, according to the Mirror .

Palace parted ways with Frank de Boer on Monday, and Hodgson quickly became the front-runner to fill the open position.

According to the report, the Eagles had feared Hodgson was "mentally scared" after his England side lost to Iceland at last year's Euros, but he made it clear he's ready to return.

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is hoping to sign Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld as Vincent Kompany's replacement, according to The Sun .

The player's agent claimed the defender is unhappy with how much he's paid at White Hart Lane, reported to be £50,000 per week.

With Kompany injured once again for City, Guardiola believes his Belgium international team-mate can replace him in 2018-19.

Real Madrid are showing an interest in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner as they explore ways to improve their attacking options, according to Jugones, via AS.

Werner was watched by Madrid scouts during Germany’s recent World Cup qualifier against Norway and impressed by scoring twice.


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