LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Arsenal continue to monitor Borussia Monchengladbach and Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka ahead of a proposed 35m pounds summer move, but are reluctant to meet the player’s valuation.
Jack Wilshere is set to make his first appearance of the season in an Arsenal shirt next Friday as he steps up his recovery from a leg fracture.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent has suggested Manchester United have concrete interest in the PSG striker.
Paddy McNair could be set to become Louis van Gaal’s holding midfielder at Manchester United after successful performances in the position for Northern Ireland.
Manchester City’s hopes of signing Aymeric Laporte have been reignited after confirmation the Athletic Bilbao defender will recover from a broken ankle in time for pre-season.
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is attracting interest from Real Madrid and PSG, according to his agent.
Jonas Hector could be allowed to leave Cologne this summer with Liverpool strongly tipped to make a bid for the Germany international.
Sunderland scouts were present to watch Austria’s clash against Turkey on Tuesday night, with Austrian defenders Martin Hinteregger and Aleksandar Dragovic reportedly under consideration.
Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore has slammed the club’s senior players following the departure of manager Remi Garde.
EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett insists midfielder Lee Evans has a big role to play next season when he returns from his loan spell with Bradford City.
Jon Walters has undergone successful knee surgery and hopes to be fit for the start of Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign against Sweden on June 13.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Francesco Guidolin has told winger Jefferson Montero he must work on the defensive side of his game to win back his place in the Swansea team.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Steve Evans was left disappointed after Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook played three England U19 games over the weekend despite the manager’s request for playing time to be limited.
Will Hughes is set to feature for Derby County U21s against Fulham next week as he steps up his recovery from a serious knee injury.
Nottingham Forest are not attracting takeover interest from millionaire Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis, according to Greek sources.
Bolton are confident they can fend off Premier League interest in young defender Rob Holding because they have a clause in the player’s contract that can automatically extend the deal past the end of the season.
Connor Oliver believes Blackpool boss Neil McDonald “never fancied” him at the club and hopes to make his Morecambe move permanent.
Mark Venus believes Aston Villa would be foolish not to consider Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy as their next manager.