Sunderland hope for double swoop before deadline day, while Man City close in on £54m de Bruyne

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Sunderland are hoping to sign Napoli midfielder Jonathan de Guzman and Rennes striker Ola Toivonen before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, it is reported today.

But if they do managed to complete the deals, they won’t cost a fraction of the initial £54m moneybags Manchester City are reportedly set to shell out for Wolfsburg’s Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. (Guardian)

Manuel Pellegrini’s side plan to offer De Bruyne a contract until 2021, worth £15m per year - almost £300,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)

City are set to make an announcement in the next 24 hours to confirm the deal. (Times)

Premier League champions Chelsea believe they can complete the biggest spending spree in British football by signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Everton centre-back John Stones in the next few days. (Mirror)

Chelsea will have to match Everton boss Roberto Martinez’s £45m asking price if they are to secure a deal for defender Stones. (Sun)

Tottenham have reservations about making a third bid for West Brom forward Saido Berahino. (Sky Sports)

The Baggies have told Spurs they will not sell England Under-21 international Berahino unless their £25m asking price is met. (Daily Star)

Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is convinced that Berahino will move to White Hart Lane before the transfer window closes. (Talksport)

Barcelona will sit down with advisors of Brazil forward Neymar before the end of the year to discuss a new five-year contract which will see his buyout clause increase to £182m. (Daily Mail)

Juventus have bid for Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, throwing his proposed move to West Ham United into doubt. (Sun)

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has agreed terms with Turkish club Besiktas and will join on a free transfer after being frozen out at Old Trafford. (Daily Telegraph)

United have told potential suitors for Jonny Evans that they must pay £12m to sign the Northern Ireland defender, who is in the last year of his contract. (Daily Star)

Leicester City are in negotiations with Birmingham City over a deal for teenage winger Demarai Gray and have submitted a bid to activate his £4.7m release clause. (Daily Mail)