Gossip: Battle of wills at the Bridge?

Is Diego Costa staying at Chelsea or leaving?Is Diego Costa staying at Chelsea or leaving?
Is Diego Costa staying at Chelsea or leaving?
Friday's football stories claim there is a difference of opinion over Diego Costa's Chelsea future....

The Sun: Chelsea hope to patch up their relationship with Diego Costa but manager Antonio Conte is refusing to back down on the striker’s future.

The Times: Chelsea’s contract negotiations with keeper Thibaut Courtois have stalled with his £100,000 per week deal expiring in two years.

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Daily Star: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid they can have keeper David de Gea for £45m plus striker Alvaro Morata.

The Independent: Madrid, however, have said they want £78m for Morata.

Daily Mirror: United could sign Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca who is rated at £15m.

The Times: Liverpool hope to raise £60m by selling Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno and Lazar Markovic.

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The Sun: Arsenal have had a £17.6m bid for Juan Cuadrado rejected by Juventus as they want £30m.

Daily Star: West Ham United have dropped their interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling but the England defender interests Everton, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United.

Daily Mirror: Tottenham Hotspur are one of several clubs interested in Lazio’s £30m rated striker Keita Balde.

The Sun: Manchester City striker Patrick Roberts has held talks over a loan move to Nice.