LONDON EVENING STANDARD
CSKA Moscow president Evgeniy Giner has warned Chelsea they must beat rivals if they are to secure the signing of Aleksandr Golovin.
Fulham are closing in on a deal worth close to £20m for Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos says Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be one of the best players in the Premier League if he rediscovers the form of his final season at Borussia Dortmund.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester United target Gareth Bale has admitted it is ‘great to be back’ with Real Madrid amid speculation around his future.
MEN Sport understands Alex Sandro is on a list of defensive targets admired by Jose Mourinho but there’s nothing at this stage to suggest that a deal is imminent.
Lee Grant has joked that former Stoke City team-mate Darren Fletcher told him ‘who to avoid speaking to and who to cosy up to’ in the United dressing room.
Man City are reportedly monitoring a move for Roma youngster Cengiz Under.
Man City are set to be offered the opportunity to sign Thiago Alcantara in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Jurgen Klopp insists he has never thought about taking over as Germany manager – despite the nation’s early exit at the World Cup.
Former Everton star Tony Cottee believes Michael Keane has the potential to replicate Harry Maguire’s brilliant rise to the England squad.
Rafa Benitez summed up the transfer window when he joked he’d spent “two months on the phone” following his frantic pursuit for new players.
Rafa Benitez is hopeful that managing director Lee Charnley will deliver another new signing before Newcastle United’s trip to Portugal.
Promising forward Luke Molyneux has agreed terms on a new deal at Sunderland – and he has eyes on a first-team spot.
Sunderland owner Stewart Donald has offered an update on the future of Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji, tweeting: “he has requested not to come back – no we are not paying his wages.”
Jack Ross has praised Mo Eisa’s ‘outstanding’ goalscoring record after Sunderland launched a £1m bid for the Cheltenham Town striker
Florian Jozefzoon, a target of both West Brom, Wolves and Leeds, is edging closer towards an exit from Brentford.
EXPRESS & STAR
West Brom have told Newcastle to stump up the cash if they want to sign Salomon Rondon.
Stoke City made a big-money move for defender Vlad Chiriches, according to multiple reports in Romania and Italy.
Gary Rowett is investigating the loan market, with a certain degree of caution, as he looks to bring in recruits who can make a difference to his starting XI.