LONDON EVENING STANDARD
West Ham striker Enner Valencia is set to undergo a scan on Friday after sustaining what manager Slaven Bilic fears is a “serious” knee injury in the Europa League draw against Astra Giurgiu.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Barcelona president Jose Maria Bartomeu has cast doubt on Manchester United’s chances of signing Pedro. The 27-year-old forward is keen to join the Reds but United, waiting to finalise details of Angel Di Maria’s move to PSG, have not yet made a formal bid.
Christian Benteke will be confirmed as Liverpool’s new No 9 once Rickie Lambert’s £3m move to West Brom has been completed.
Confidence is growing that Newcastle will land Charlie Austin from QPR, while another defender – following the arrival of Chancel Mbemba – is also on Steve McClaren’s radar.
Dick Advocaat is on the hunt for a new striker after sanctioning the sale of Connor Wickham to Crystal Palace to free up funds.
Southampton will assess Jordy Clasie’s hamstring injury on Friday after he limped off during a 3-0 win over Vitesse – but boss Ronald Koeman fears his big summer signing could miss the start of the season.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull have been told they will have to stump up at least £7m to prise striker Andre Gray from Brentford.
Rudy Gestede is poised to complete a £6m move to Aston Villa but Blackburn owners Venky’s are standing firm on fellow striker Jordan Rhodes after rejecting a bid of up to £12m from Middlesbrough.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Garry Monk has told Bafetimbi Gomis his best chance of a France recall for Euro 2016 is to stay at Swansea amid interest from Dubai club Al-Alhi.
THE PINK UN
Norwich boss Alex Neil is still out to add two new signings before the start of the season, despite adding Robbie Brady and Andrew Wisdom to his ranks earlier this week.
Ipswich may offer a trial to experienced winger Jobi McAnuff – if he reaches an agreement with Leyton Orient over the final year of his contrac