Your Sunday soccer gossip

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Here are the football facts, rumours and speculation from today’s national media outlets, this day Sunday, August 16.


Tottenham are looking to complete the £20m signing of West Brom forward Saido Berahino next week.

Newcastle are on the verge of acquiring 22-year-old winger Florian Thauvin from Marseille for £12m.

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Manchester City have not made a £50m bid for Belgium winger Kevin De Bruyne.

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller wants to join Man United.

West Ham are closing in on Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone after pulling the plug on their Joey Barton deal.

Jermain Defoe is keen to quit Sunderland for a club in the south despite signing just seven months ago.

Roma launch £25m bid for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma - but may settle for a loan deal.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes winning the title triggered the Premier League’s summer spending spree.

Sunderland are eyeing a swoop for Nantes centre-back Papy Djilobodji.

QPR remain desperate to offload Junior Hoilett - but his £45k salary is scaring off suitors.

Liverpool and Tottenham are set to miss out on PSG-bound left-back Layvin Kurzawa.

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Norwich City outcast Michael Turner is a target for League 1 side Sheffield United.


Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller wants to join Manchester United.


West Brom could move for Birmingham winger Demarai Gray.

Stoke have joined Everton and West Brom in the chase for Manchester United’s Jonny Evans.


Wolfsburg have told City they will have to fork out £50m for the 24-year-old De Bruyne.


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Chelsea are concerned Manchester United and Manchester City want to sign Everton defender John Stones.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has returned to first-team training after being dropped amid interest from Real Madrid - but Sergio Romero will continue in goal.


Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea’s title rivals have splashed out on new players this summer in a frantic attempt to make up ground on the champions.


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his players will not reach peak physical condition until September after a tough pre-season.

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie says he would be tempted by an approach from a top club.