LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea are facing competition from Roma for the acquisition of Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
Petr Cech has ruled out making a return to Chelsea by insisting he wants to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Oleksandr Zinchenko’s proposed £16m transfer from Manchester City to Wolves is still on the table but unlikely to go through.
Bayern Munich have ‘never once articulated the thought’ of selling Thiago Alcantara to Manchester United , according to the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has no intention of signing another centre-back this summer – despite Joel Matip’s injury setback.
Everton are exploring the possibility of making the capacity of the club’s new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock between 52-55,000
Sunderland are close to finally landing a striker this summer, with Watford’s Jerome Sinclair on Wearside to complete a season-long loan move.
Tony Xia’s right-hand man Rongtian He has been removed from Aston Villa’s board, according to an update on Companies House.
EXPRESS & STAR
Wolves have accepted a £5m bid from Leeds United for wing back Barry Douglas.
Walsall are set for a hectic 10 days of transfer activity with boss Dean Keates confident of making a number of signings before the new season gets underway.
Jose Mourinho believes Leicester City will be in a much better position for the Premier League curtain-raiser next month, while Claude Puel is worried Leicester’s World Cup stars may not be ready for the opening games of the season.
Reece James is battling to be fit for the League One opener against Charlton Athletic.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Cardiff City’s hopes of landing Marko Grujic for their Premier League campaign could be dealt a blow after reports emerged Crystal Palace are also trying to sign the player.
Nottingham Forest have been linked with a second Liverpool player in as many days after it was claimed they are monitoring £10m-rated Sheyi Ojo.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Nigel Adkins has admitted Hull City are currently a “long way off” reaching an agreement for transfer targets Oliver Norwood, Jiri Skalak and Conor Townsend.
Brentford are looking at Olympiacos defender Bjorn Engels.
Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans will play hardball with Derby County regarding their interest in Martyn Waghorn, with no formal transfer request having been made by the striker.
West Ham United are the latest Premier League club linked with a move for Bristol City defender Joe Bryan.
Coventry City midfielder Josh Eccles has agreed his first professional contract with the club.
Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri could be in hot water following an apparent punch-up in the bad-tempered friendly with Mansfield Town.
Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Celtic will not accept any bids for Dedryck Boyata until the Parkhead side have gone through their Champions League qualification
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
Hibs are checking out Croatian forward Ivan Lendric in a week-long trial at Easter Road.