Paper round-up: Arsenal want Van Dijk, Sun say

Arsenal have entered a race to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to The Sun.

The Dutch centre-back has been linked with Chelsea as well as Liverpool and Manchester City.

The Sun say Arsenal are now showing an interest but that the player favours a move to Liverpool.

The Daily Mail say Arsenal are growing increasingly confident that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will stay despite speculation over his future.

And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is determined to also keep Alexis Sanchez despite reports the Chilean wants to join Manchester City, according to The Independent.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are looking to sign Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City as part of a deal to take Kyle Walker to the Etihad Stadium, The Sun say.

Leicester are reported to have agreed a £20m fee with City for 20-year-old forward Iheanacho, who has been linked with a number of clubs.

The Sun say City are keen to sign Walker but that talks have stalled because Spurs want £50m for the England defender and that an exchange involving Iheanacho could see the deal go through.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants his club to make a £60m bid for Tottenham’s Eric Dier, the Daily Mirror claim.

The Mirror also reckon Manchester United are looking to beat Chelsea to the signing of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

And the Daily Express claim Celtic’s former Fulham forward Moussa Dembele is wanted by Chelsea and West Ham.

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