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

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Sergio Ramos is close to signing a new contract with Real Madrid, according to reports. Spanish newspaper Marca report a deal has been agreed in principle to keep the centre-back – heavily linked with Manchester United – at the Bernabeu until 2020.

Arsenal have turned down Palermo’s opening £3.5m bid for out-of-favour striker Joel Campbell. Arsenal are holding out for at least £7m for the Costa Rica international, who is also attracting interest from Spain.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are planning to make a move for Barcelona’s 27-year-old midfielder Sergio Busquets.

Newcastle have resurrected their interest in Marseille’s 22-year-old winger Florian Thauvin, with the French side having already turned down a £12m bid.

West Bromwich Albion are closing on their third summer signing with striker Rickie Lambert set to join from Liverpool.

Chelsea will return with a fresh bid for John Stones after Everton rejected their second offer of £26m – but Manchester City are ready to join the chase to land the Englan defender.

Swansea have slapped a £25m price tag on captain Ashley Williams to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

Northampton Town striker Ivan Toney prefers a move to Newcastle United despite interest from Championship clubs.

Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal has abandoned the traditional pre-season friendly at Old Trafford to ensure his players are ready for the new campaign, which begins at home against Tottenham on August 8. But the Dutchman has organised a behind-closed-doors, 11-a-side game for his players next week, to make sure they are match-sharp.

Former Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby – who has joined Marseille – rejected the opportunity to join Liverpool who made a formal approach to sign the injury-prone enforcer on a pay-as-you-play style deal.

Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah has touched down in Italy ahead of his move to Roma.

Arsenal have completed the signing of gifted 16-year-old Ajax frontman Donyell Malen.

Nantes midfielder Jordan Veretout is expected to fly into England in the next 48 hours to decide on a move to the Premier League with Aston Villa working towards an agreement.

Mauricio Pochettino could be reunited with Rickie Lambert after the Tottenham head coach showed interest in signing his former striker.

Trabzonspor have expressed an interest in Ideye Brown but it is unclear whether the Turkish club are willing to meet West Brom’s valuation of the player.

Newcastle United’s £12m offer for Florian Thauvin has been rejected by Marseilles and the winger has also turned down interest from Aston Villa.

Barcelona have made Alberto Moreno, of Liverpool, and Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen as possible transfer targets.

N’Golo Kante has agreed terms with West Ham but a fee has yet be negotiated with Caen for the midfielder.

Steven Caulker wants to prove himself at Southampton after enduring back-to-back Premier League relegations with Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers.

Louis van Gaal could be forced to undertake a gruelling pre-season trip to China next summer with Manchester United’s major sponsors increasingly keen to exploit the club’s commercial power in the Far East.



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