Football Papers: All The Football Newspaper Headlines This Morning

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Manchester United will not give up on their pursuit of Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 26, despite the Spanish side wanting a world-record fee of £86m for the player. (Sunday Express)

Ligue 1 side Lyon are close to signing Red Devils full-back Rafael, 25, for £7m. (Daily Star Sunday via Le Parisien)

Premier League clubs are on alert after it was revealed that Barcelona’s B side have to offload 13 players before the start of the new season. (Sunday Mirror)


Southampton are looking to hijack Liverpool’s deal for Barcelona winger Adama Traore, 19. (Metro)

Leicester City have completed a £5.6m deal to sign Caen’s 24-year-old midfielder N’Golo Kante on a four-year deal. (Mail on Sunday)

The Foxes are discussing personal terms with Chile international midfielder Charles Aranguiz, 26, after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee. (Sky Sports)

Sunderland are in talks to sign Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila, 25, as manager Dick Advocaat looks to add to his four summer signings. (Sunderland Echo)


The Black Cats are also closing in on a season-long loan deal for QPR midfielder Leroy Fer, 25. (Sun on Sunday – subscription required)

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Newcastle centre-back Fabricio Coloccini, 33, who has one year remaining on his deal at St James’ Park. (Mail on Sunday)

The Eagles and Stoke are both interested in signing Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, 30, who is valued at £8.5m by the Serie A champions. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

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Potters striker Peter Odemwingie, 34, is targeting 10 goals next season after missing the last 11 months with a cruciate knee ligament injury. (Stoke Sentinel)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is confident striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, will be fit for the start of the new season on 8 August despite leaving the pitch holding his left leg in a recent friendly. (Liverpool Echo)

Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores admits he does not know who will start for his side against the Toffees next weekend. (Watford Observer)

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood faces concerns over new signing Jose Crespo, 28, who injured his knee half an hour into his debut against Nottingham Forest. (Birmingham Mail)

Notts County forward Ellen White, 26, says “women’s football is still 50 years behind the men’s game” despite England coming third at the recent World Cup. (Daily Star Sunday)

Former Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner, who once called himself one of the best strikers in the world, came off the bench in the German Super Cup to score a last-minute equaliser for Wolfsburg against Bayern Munich before netting the winning penalty in the shootout. (Metro)



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