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All the big stories from today’s back pages
Arsenal fear Olivier Giroud could be out for three months and may try to bring in a striker before the transfer window shuts, with QPR’s Loic Remy, Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck and free agent Samuel Eto’o all on Arsene Wenger’s radar.
Tim Sherwood is being lined up to replace Harry Redknapp as QPR manager if the west London side continue to struggle. They are bottom of the Premier League after two games and are yet to score a goal.
AC Milan are planning to try and lure Fernando Torres away from Chelsea and confident of signing the Spanish forward.
Spurs are set to sign centre-back Federico Fazio from Sevilla for £8m.
Bournemouth are looking to sign Carlton Cole from West Ham for £1m but the forward may be reluctant to move to the Championship.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is planning to sign Liverpool left-back Jack Robinson for around £1m.
Manchester United remain interested in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. However, their concerns about the Chile international’s fitness means they may try to sign the player on a complex appearance-based contract.
Leicester are closing in on a deal for former Argentina and Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.
QPR are trying to land Reading’s £6m-rated goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
Manchester United are set to complete an £18m deal for versatile Ajax star Daley Blind.
Everton are hoping to sign Samuel Eto’o on a two-year deal as a back-up to main striker Romelu Lukaku.
Sunderland, QPR and West Brom are all considering bids for Leicester midfielder Andy King.
Southampton are plotting bids for Atletico Madrid’s Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld and midfielder Jordy Clasie, who boss Ronald Koeman managed at Feyenoord last season.
Blackburn forward Jordan Rhodes is set to put in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move to Hull.
Sunderland are close to completing a season-long loan deal for Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates.
Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish wants to name a manager within the next 48 hours so the new man has time to make new signings, with Southampton midfielder Jack Cork and Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha on Palace’s wish-list.
Swansea are close to securing a £1m deal for Ostersunds FK forward Modou Barrow and he will have a medical later in the week.
Sporting Lisbon say they will accept a reduced fee from Arsenal for defender William Carvalho if they can take a player such as Serge Gnabry or Francis Coquelin on loan.
Juventus may attempt to sign Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez.

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