Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Chelsea expect to complete the £8million signing of Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic this week, despite late competition from Manchester United.

QPR manager Chris Ramsey plans to hold talks with Charlie Austin over his future when he reports back for pre-season training later this week.

Toby Alderweireld arrived in London on Monday to complete his move to Tottenham, despite legal threats from Southampton to scupper the deal. 

Inter Milan have made a £14million offer to Chelsea for Mohamed Salah as their dispute with Serie A rivals Fiorentina intensifies.

Chelsea have made an official enquiry for Augsburg star Baba Rahman but face missing out on the left back while waiting for Filipe Luis’ future to be resolved. 

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

The gloves are off in Man City’s battle to sign Kevin de Bruyne, with Paris Saint-Germain telling the player’s agent that they are ready to make a firm offer.

Manchester City are set launch a concerted bid to land Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba while Barcelona have been hit by rejection and rows. 

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Tim Sherwood has reaffirmed Aston Villa’s determination to keep hold of Liverpool transfer target Christian Benteke.

Roberto Firmino’s £29million move from Hoffenheim to Liverpool is complete after the Brazil international passed his medical. 

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

With Sunderland and Inter Milan both digging their heels in, Argentina international Ricky Alvarez remains in limbo.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has travelled with Anderlecht for their pre-season training camp, despite reports that the striker will leave Belgium this summer.

Charlie Austin will report back to Queens Park Rangers for pre-season training this week – but his manager Chris Ramsey admits he is braced for a host of bids for the sought-after striker.

Newcastle United are understood to be waiting for a decision from PSV’s Georginio Wijnaldum.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland are ready to go on the attack – by adding a couple of creative players to their ranks after bolstering their defence.

But the Black Cats are not interested in signing QPR winger Junior Hoilett this summer.

Derby County are not in the hunt for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt. 

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Tim Sherwood is confident Aston Villa will push through the deal to sign Idrissa Gueye.

Sherwood, meanwhile, has reiterated his desire to keep Christian Benteke at Aston Villa.

Matt Phillips remains a prime target for West Bromwich Albion with the Baggies prepared to up the ante to land the QPR winger.

Scott Sinclair has praised Aston Villa’s signing of his Manchester City team-mate Micah Richards. LEICESTER MERCURY

Leicester City face a bidding war to land transfer target Charlie Austin, with a host of clubs also chasing the QPR striker.

Jurgen Klopp has sparked speculation he could become a Leicester City candidate for the manager’s hot-seat by stating his next job could be in the Premier League.

EXPRESS & STAR

Midfielder Jack Price has signed a new deal which will keep him at Wolves until 2018.

West Bromwich Albion hope to complete the signing of winger Matt Phillips this week despite having a £5m offer turned down by QPR.

Should the Baggies fail with an improved offer for Phillips, Nice forward Alassane Plea will become their top target. 

THE SENTINEL

Yevhen Konoplyanka opted for Sevilla over Stoke City as a springboard to one day play for Barcelona, admits his dad.

THE DAILY ECHO

Southampton believe they are entitled to complete a permanent deal for Toby Alderweireld, after Atletico Madrid failed to cancel the Belgium international’s buy-out clause in time.

Southampton’s Kelvin Davis has welcomed the signing of new goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, even though it reduces his chances of playing this season. HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull have made it clear they want to keep Robbie Brady this summer and a firm stance might have been enough to put Norwich City off the hunt. 

Tom Ince believes he was never given the chance to prove himself in the Premier League with Hull City.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Burnley have confirmed that they have agreed to sign Genk striker Jelle Vossen, subject to personal terms and a medical.

Chris Taylor was so intent on staying at Blackburn Rovers that he turned down longer-term contract offers from other clubs.

BOURNEMOUTH ECHO

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he will not break the bank or jeopardise the club’s future after reports claiming the Cherries are set to bid £14m for Charlie Austin.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea will not move for Alex McCarthy, despite reports linking them with the Queens Park Rangers keeper. FULHAM CHRONICLE

Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado’s agent has played down speculation linking the winger with a return to Italy.

Blues midfielder Josh McEachran is poised to sign a four-year deal with Brentford.

The Bees are also on the verge of signing Stuttgarter Kickers midfielder Besar Halimi, according to reports in Germany. YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Stoke midfielder Steve Sidwell has emerged as a target for Leeds United – according to reports. DERBY TELEGRAPH

Steve Nicholson says Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt is not on Derby’s radar. EVENING GAZETTE

Alex Baptiste will be named as Middlesbrough’s first signing of the summer with the deal expected to be wrapped up in the next 48 hours.

THE ARGUS

Brighton are set to secure their fourth signing of the summer by finalising the patient pursuit of Finland international goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa. 

IPSWICH STAR

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is targeting an improvement on last season’s sixth-place finish after confessing his squad for the new campaign is close to completion.

THE STAR

Martyn Woolford, the former Scunthorpe midfielder, is believed to be a transfer target for Sheffield United.

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Huddersfield Town are unlikely to launch a bid for Watford midfielder Lewis McGugan. EVENING TIMES

Ronny Deila hinted Celtic are about to make their third signing of the summer as the deal to bring in Nadir Ciftci moved closer.

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