Premier League gossip: Chelsea in for Gonzalo Higuain with Diego Costa off to China

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The Daily Mirror claims incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is confident of beating Manchester United to the signing of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, paving the way for Diego Costa to exit for the Chinese Super League.

Gonzalo Higuain
Yellow, is it me you're looking for? (Marco Vasini/AP)

According to The Sun, Tottenham's Mousa Dembele could face a 10-match ban over the attempted eye-gouge on Chelsea's Costa during the two sides' fractious meeting at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Mousa Dembele
Ban on way for Mousa Dembele? (Anthony Devlin/PA)

The Manchester Evening News are saying Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has hit back at speculation he has agreed a deal to join Manchester City.

Aymeric Laporte
I once blocked a Suarez shot, no lie! (Manu Fernandez/AP)

The Daily Mail reports Stoke City's Bojan Krkic is getting frustrated at a lack of game time despite having signed a new deal earlier this year.

Bojan Krkic
How much longer will he take this sitting down? (Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport)

And finally, Manchester United may be ready to splash out on Sporting Lisbon star Joao Mario, The Metro writes, with the 23-year-old reportedly having a £47 million release clause.