- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ready to go back to Southampton to try and land midfielder Dusan Tadic, despite having his fingers burned over Virgil van Dijk.
- Philippe Coutinho has rejected talk of a transfer to Barcelona, reminding reporters he has a “long contract” with Liverpool.
- Danny Ward wants to return to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town on loan next season, but accepts the final decision rests with Liverpool.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
- Chelsea are not willing to meet Real Madrid’s £70m asking price for James Rodriguez.
- Laurent Koscielny has reiterated his commitment to Arsenal after being asked whether he would consider a move back to Ligue 1.
- Diego Costa admits he is prepared to go on loan for the first half of next season in order to secure a transfer to Atletico Madrid.
- Joe Ledley is not ruling out dropping down to the Championship after being released by Crystal Palace.
- Ajax defender Joel Veltman is a target for Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino seeks defensive signings for the new season.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
- Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Andrea Belotti.
- United shouldn’t go anywhere near James Rodriguez, according to Dietmar Hamann.
- Victor Lindelof is already being warned about the pressure of the Premier League from his fellow countryman Sebastian Larsson.
- Fulham boss Slaviša Jokanović has claimed that Newcastle United made a £20m offer for Tom Cairney this year.
- Florian Thauvin’s Newcastle exit should be officially confirmed in the next few weeks, but the winger’s immediate future may lie away from Marseille.
- England U20 star Freddie Woodman reveals his aim to be Newcastle United No 1.
- Derby look to be setting the pace in the race for Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom.
- Steve Bruce and John Terry were pictured golfing in Portugal together last week – and Aston Villa have now been installed as second favourites for the former Chelsea and England captain’s signature.
EXPRESS & STAR
- Former Wolves and Villa boss Paul Lambert could be offered a swift return to football by managerless Sunderland
- Stoke City are reported to be among a host of clubs who have made inquiries about signing Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs.
- Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has reiterated his support for manager Mark Hughes ahead of the Welshman’s fifth campaign in the Potteries.
THE DAILY ECHO
- Southampton remain in no rush to replace manager Claude Puel – but will have the managerial situation resolved before the start of pre-season.
- Clarets cult hero Roger Eli is in no doubt that keeping hold of Sean Dyche will be the biggest piece of business Burnley could do this summer.
- Anthony Stokes is set to remain a Blackburn Rovers player for the time being with any potential switch to Scottish top-flight side Hibernian a long way off.
- Blackburn Rovers are confident of securing a deal for Cardiff City’s Peter Whittingham – but the midfielder does have interest from Championship clubs.
- Nottingham Forest are set to sign Hibernian striker Jason Cummings.
- Former Derby County defender Ryan Shotton has emerged as a potential transfer target for Bristol City.
- Notts County are expected to ramp up their bid for new signings this week as they look to build their squad for next season.
THE BOLTON NEWS
- Bolton hope to advance talks with Filipe Morais and Jay Spearing this week as Phil Parkinson shifts his recruitment plans up a gear.
- Midfield maestro Barry Bannan has scotched reports linking him with a move away from Hillsborough, stating: “I love Sheffield Wednesday and I’m enjoying my time here.”
WEST LONDON SPORT
- QPR’s contract offer to Josh Bowler has been rejected.
- Former Bristol Rovers striker Jermaine Easter has revealed he wanted to remain with the club beyond the end of the 2016/17 season.
- Crystal Palace will turn their attentions elsewhere in the search for a new manager, as Claudio Ranieri is believed to be on the brink of a move to France.
- Palace have reportedly made contact with former St Etienne manager Christophe Galtier regarding their managerial vacancy.