Rumours: Alvaro Negredo nearing Manchester City exit, Arsenal and Liverpool in Alexis Sanchez tug of war

Negredo
The Spanish striker has not yet settled in England. Photo: PA

Atletico Madrid have stepped up their interest in Alvaro Negredo, whom they see as the ideal replacement for Chelsea-bound Diego Costa. Manchester City are reluctant to sell, but the Spaniard is pushing for the move. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have been told by Sporting Lisbon that they are free to sign William Carvalho - assuming they meet the holding midfielder's £37M release clause. (Daily Express)

Liverpool and Arsenal are in a tug of war for Alexis Sanchez. Liverpool believe they can sign the Chilean forward as part of Luis Suarez's move in the other direction, but Arsenal feel he is more enthusiastic about a possible move to London. (Daily Telegraph)

Samuel Eto'o has increased speculation over his future by posting on his Twitter page the names of various countries as his possible destination, before adding that he loves the USA. (Talksport)

Southampton have quashed speculation linking Dejan Lovren with a departure from the club. The Croatian had been linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool. (Daily Express)