MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City and United have been told they would have to break the bank to prise Sergio Busquets away from Barcelona.
Marcus Rashford is set to get the summer off after Gareth Southgate suggested the Manchester United striker won’t be picked for England Under-21s.
Dutch youngster Tahith Chong has confirmed that he is close to joining Manchester United.
Manchester City have been warned West Ham will not let left-back Aaron Cresswell leave without a battle.
Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid’s weekend clash with Real Sociedad through injury.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster says it is a compliment to be linked with a transfer to Chelsea.
Jamie Redknapp says Spurs must show they mean business by giving Harry Kane and Dele Alli big new contracts to keep them at White Hart Lane.
Slaven Bilic would like to see newly retired players become referees in a bid to help the beleaguered profession.
Danny Ings has taken another step on the comeback trail by completing a full training session with Liverpool Under-21s.
Sunderland’s Patrick van Aanholt is the top transfer target for Crystal Palace
Sunderland have been linked once again with Holland Under-21 midfielder Tonny Vilhena today.
Birmingham City have offered Reece Brown a new contract – and have taken up the option on Kyle McFarlane’s deal.
EXPRESS AND STAR
James Morrison is in talks with West Brom over a new deal.
StokeCity’s hierarchy is dismissing reports linking Mark Hughes with Everton as nothing more than paper talk.
PEC Zwolle believe they have a ’50-50′ chance of signing Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk on a permanent basis.
Andy Reid would welcome any fresh investment at Nottingham Forest – as it would only increase the next manager’s chances of bringing success to the City Ground.
Southampton must get Ronald Koeman to sign a new contract if they want key players like Victor Wanyama to stay, says Matt Le Tissier.
Brentford have opened talks with Josh Clarke over a new deal.
Former England winger Chris Waddle says Brighton are the team with momentum in the three-way race for automatic promotion from the Championship.
Stiliyan Petrov has urged Paul Lambert to jump at the chance of the Celtic managerial job after insisting that his former Parkhead team-mate is “ready” to be a Hoops boss.