The top stories and transfer rumours from the back pages of the national newspapers on Thursday.
Daniel Agger was in tears as he begged Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to let him leave the club – he appears set for a move to Barcelona.
Eliaquim Mangala’s transfer to Manchester City should finally go through in the next 48 hours.
Manchester City are set to offer Vincent Kompany a new ‘mega deal’ that will pay him £65m.
Luis Suarez’s lawyer is sure the Barcelona striker’s four month ban will be reduced by the Court for Arbitration in Sport.
Swansea are ready to splash out £8m on Napoli defender Federico Fernandez, who represented Argentina at the World Cup.
Jose Fonte has pledged his future to Southampton and opened talks over a new deal at St Mary’s.
Billy Clifford could join League One side Walsall after being dumped by Chelsea. He is on trial at the Banks’s Stadium.
Jose Mourinho will try to fend off interest from Real Madrid in keeper Petr Cech.
Tiago Ilori has told Liverpool he wants to fight for a place at Anfield rather than go out on loan again.
Felix Magath has branded the Fulham squad he inherited last season as ‘dismal’.
Divock Origi has revealed Liverpool have been scouting him since the age of 14.
Edin Dzeko is poised to sign a new long-term contract with Manchester City.
Ryan Taylor is on course for an October return to the Newcastle squad after two years of injury hell.
Aston Villa are ready to dig their heels in and keep Ron Vlaar despite a new offer for the defender from Ron Vlaar.
Blackburn are poised to sign Benin keepe Fabian Farnolle, who plays in Ligue 2 for Clermont.
Celtic’s exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night will pave the way for keeper Fraser Forster to join Southampton for around £8m.
West Brom boss Alan Irvine faces an early season injury crisis with first-choice centre-backs Joleon Lescott and Gareth McAuley set to miss the start of the season with a knee problem.
Marouane Fellaini is set to have talks with Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal over his future at Old Trafford. Napoli are keen on the Belgium international but want him on a loan deal.
Tottenham are set to offer £15m to PSV Eindhoven for winger Memphis Depay and remain in negotiations with Villarreal for defender Mateo Musacchio.
QPR are weighing up a deal for West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame and have enquired about Basel striker Marco Streller.
West Brom have offered £6m for Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany.
Swansea are involved in a financial row with FC Utrecht over Michel Vorm’s move to Tottenham. The Dutch club is yet to be paid a 30% sell-on clause from the deal that took Vorm to the Liberty Stadium in 2011.
Chelsea are still monitoring the situation of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, who has asked for assurances about getting a regular place in their first-team.
Juventus have asked Manchester City about the availability of defender Matija Nastasic on loan.
QPR have expressed an interest in Bologna defender Panagiotis Kone.
Thibaut Courtois is convinced he has won the battle to be Chelsea No 1 this season.
West Ham have baulked at the £3m fee Stoke are asking for Peter Crouch, who they want as a replacement for injury plagued Andy Carroll.
Celtic are hoping to sign Cork City youngster Brian Lenihan, but they will face competition from Swansea City and Cardiff City for the 20-year-old full-back.