Football transfer rumours: Manchester City in for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?

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Antonio Conte is about to sign his new contract, according to both the Times and the Telegraph, which Chelsea will celebrate by launching a £200m transfer splurge – with Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain one of the surprise names on their shopping list. “As part of any positive conclusion to discussions Conte will have to accept that he is not the only voice on transfers and that he will have to be patient while targets are pursued,” says the Telegraph, before revealing that Chelsea are not only hopeful of signing Romelu Lukaku and Tiemoue Bakayoko, and optimistic about the Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, but are also keen on Riyad Mahrez and Ross Barkley.

There could also be a move on the cards for Dani Alves, with the Mail reporting that the 34-year-old Brazilian is negotiating with Juventus with the aim of manoeuvring himself into a free transfer, and that his representatives have “sounded out” Chelsea about a potential switch, though some Italian papers – and others closer to home – are saying his move to Manchester City is all but complete.

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