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Thursday's paper talk: Robert Lewandowski, Aaron Ramsdale, Tammy Abraham

Thursday's paper talk: Robert Lewandowski, Aaron Ramsdale, Tammy Abraham
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Chelsea's Tammy Abraham could also be set to find a new home on loan.

What the papers say

Robert Lewandowski's agent has reportedly spoken with Chelsea about a potential Premier League move. The Sun cites German outlet Bild as saying the prolific Poland striker, 32, could leave Bayern Munich for Stamford Bridge if the Blues fail to sign Erling Haaland.

The Times reports Arsenal have been told to increase their offer for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. The Gunners have had two bids for the former England Under-21 stopper rejected and have been instructed to bid at least £32million if they want to secure the 23-year-old, according to the paper.

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Could Tammy Abraham make the move to one of Chelsea's London rivals? (Nick Potts/PA)

At least three Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in signing Tammy Abraham. The England striker does not appear to have gelled with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and the Sun says the club is willing to let him go to Arsenal on loan to hasten his departure. But the paper adds Tottenham and West Ham are also in the mix for the 23-year-old.

Confidence is growing behind the scenes that Raphael Varane will join Manchester United, according to the Express. But the paper says a deal for the France centre-back, 28, to leave Real Madrid after 10 years is still not imminent.

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Players to watch

Timo Werner: The 25-year-old Germany winger could leave Chelsea this off-season and favours a return to the Bundesliga, according to 90min.

Ruben Neves: TalkSport says Manchester United are ahead of Arsenal in the race for the signature of the Portugal midfielder, 24, for £35m from Wolves.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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