The Late Episode : All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Night 

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​LONDON EVENING STANDARD

  • Defender Nikola Maksimovic is close to completing a £26m move to Napoli, paving the way for Chelsea to sign Kalidou Koulibaly from the Serie A club.
  • Slaven Bilic says he would sign Man City striker Sergio Aguero if West Ham had limitless funds.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

  • Everton’s move for Southampton full-back Cuco Martina is in doubt after Saints defender Jeremy Pied picked up an injury in training. Claude Puel may now want Martina as cover for first-choice Cedric Soares.
  • Philippe Coutinho faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham. The Brazilian midfielder has been suffering with a tight hamstring.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

  • Manchester United will not make a late bid to sign Jose Fonte before the close of the transfer window, with the defender set to stay at Southampton.
  • Patrick Roberts will be allowed to play against Manchester City after his loan club Celtic were drawn against his parent team City in the Champions League group stage.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

  • Adam Armstrong looks set to go out on loan again after signing a new four-year deal with Newcastle.
  • Newcastle have protected Tim Krul’s transfer value by agreeing a one-year extension with the Dutchman before sending him on loan to Ajax.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

  • John O’Shea, Lamine Kone, Steven Pienaar, Fabio Borini and Jeremain Lens will all be assessed ahead of Sunderland’s match against Southampton on Saturday.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

  • Reports in Holland claim Wolves are closing in on a deal to sign Heracles forward Paul Gladon.
  • West Brom are ready to step up their pursuit of Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez to ensure they beat Hull City to the signing.

EXPRESS & STAR

  • Wolves are closing in on two signings, with forward Paul Gladon and defensive midfielder Romain Saiss the targets.

STOKE SENTINEL

  • The “smart money” would be on Joselu and Philipp Wollscheid leaving Stoke City before the deadline should Mark Hughes look to trim his squad.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

  • Blackburn Rovers centre-back Shane Duffy has completed his switch to Championship rivals Brighton.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

  • New Swansea signing Borja Baston could return to training as early as next week as he builds towards his debut. The club’s record signing currently has a thigh injury.

NOTTINGHAM POST

  • Nottingham Forest are being linked with Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

BOLTON NEWS

  • Ben Amos has left Bolton on loan to join Championship side Cardiff City.

THE STAR

  • Sheffield United have opened talks with city rivals Sheffield Wednesday about signing Caolan Lavery.

EVENING TIMES

  • Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Stefan Johansen could leave the club within days, with the defender expected to join Fulham.

WALES ONLINE

  • Former Cardiff City winger Leon Jeanne is back in football at the age of 35 after signing for Evesham United.

PINK ‘UN

  • Norwich City are poised to complete the signing of Benfica forward Nelson Oliveira after he travelled to England for a medical. Oliveira spent time on loan at Nottingham Forest last season.
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