Premier League rumours: Newcastle want £18m Arsenal target | Manchester United defender in demand | Updates on Manchester City, Chelsea

There's plenty of rumours circling around the Premier League today as Newcastle United and their rivals prepare for the new campaign.

Reports today suggest that Newcastle are one of a number of clubs targeting an ambitious bid for an attacking midfielder, while a Manchester United defender is in demand.

Newcastle have been linked with this 18m man

Newcastle have been linked with this 18m man

There are also updates on the rest of the league as we cast our eye over the news splashed across the back pages.

Here's what's hitting the headlines today:

Newcastle United have been linked with an ambitious swoop for World Cup winner Mario Gotze. The attacking midfielder has found himself out of favour at Borussia Dortmund and is keen to reignite his career in England. Arsenal are favourites to land the £18m-rated man, but Everton, West Ham, Leicester and Newcastle are also interested (Mirror)

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West Ham United are interested in a move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling after new boss Manuel Pellegrini was handed a £70m transfer budget (Metro)

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is reportedly a target for Barcelona (Sun)

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is interesting Chelsea, with the 23-year-old's agent having met with the Italian club yesterday to discuss a move away (Football Italia)

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Liverpool and Chelsea are set to battle PSG to land Porto full-back Alex Telles (Le Parisien)

Arsenal have seen an £18m bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz turned down by Chelsea (Le 10 Sport)

Juventus are lining-up Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt as a replacement for Alex Sandro, if the Brazilian moves to Manchester United (Sun)

Recently-promoted Fulham are keen on Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan (Bristol Live)