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

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

  • Arsene Wenger is set for showdown talks with Olivier Giroud over his future as Arsenal seek to complete a club-record deal for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
  • Chelsea have yet to agree personal terms with Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and won’t sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United until they do.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

  • Aleksandar Kolarov has said he would love to return to Lazio – but not until his Manchester City career is finished.
  • Besiktas have insisted that Manchester United will be disappointed in any pursuit of Anderson Talisca this summer.
  • Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has warned potential suitors that Cristiano Ronaldo does not want to play as a central striker.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

  • Julian Brandt has revealed he turned down the chance to join Liverpool because he felt compelled to guide Bayer Leverkusen out of their recent struggles.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

  • Swansea are set to land Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham ahead of Newcastle.
  • Lazio officials have flown to England to finalise a £6m deal for Sunderland striker Fabio Borini.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

  • Jurgen Klinsmann and Jens Keller have been linked with the vacant manager’s position at Sunderland as the Wearsiders’ manager search goes on.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

  • Reported Aston Villa target Sam Gallagher is set to pledge his future to Southampton.
  • Everton are considering a move for West Brom defender Jonny Evans.
  • Sevilla have reportedly joined the race for Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi.
  • Birmingham are understood to be plotting a move for Australia captain Mark Milligan.

EXPRESS & STAR

  • Aston Villa are hopeful of a breakthrough in their pursuit of Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
  • Sheffield United are poised to step up their interest in Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell.
  • Walsall are unlikely to make a move for Rotherham-bound striker Jamie Proctor.

THE SENTINEL

  • Xherdan Shaqiri has poured cold water on speculation linking him with AS Roma.

THE DAILY ECHO

  • Newly-appointed Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is nearing his first signing, with Saints pursuing a £5m deal for Lech Poznan centre-back Jan Bednarek.

HULL DAILY MAIL

  • Watford are favourites to sign Andrew Robertson after Burnley were deterred by Hull’s asking price.

LEICESTER MERCURY

  • Claudio Ranieri is plotting a raid of his former club and wants to bring Nampalys Mendy to Nantes, according to reports.
  • Leicester will have to offer at least £40m to even tempt Swansea into discussing the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • The Foxes will need to act quickly to lure Chelsea defender Nathan Ake to the King Power Stadium, with the Dutchman seemingly on his way to Bournemouth.

GET WEST LONDON

  • Fulham have received no bids for midfielder Kevin McDonald.
  • QPR are reportedly battling it out with Swansea and Reading to secure the services of Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom.

EVENING GAZETTE

  • Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk has started the club’s summer shake-up by allowing midfielder Julien de Sart to join Zulte Waregem on loan.

THE ARGUS

  • Brighton are keen to get goalkeeper Maty Ryan on board as soon as they can ahead of the Premier League season.
  • The Seagulls are also looking at left-back options after putting talks for Markus Suttner on hold.

EVENING TIMES

  • St Johnstone have made an enquiry to Rangers about a move for striker Michael O’Halloran this summer.
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