WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
After appearing to miss out on signing Harry Maguire from Leicester, Manchester United have turned their attention to another World Cup star in the form of Yerry Mina, the Daily Mirror reports. The Red Devils will be looking to spend £30m on the Barcelona and Colombia star.
Lewis Cook, who captained England’s triumphant Under-20 World Cup side last summer, is wanted by Tottenham, according to the Daily Star. The Bournemouth midfielder will cost Spurs around £30m, the paper says.
West Ham have been rebuffed by Celta Vigo after the Hammers bid £27m for striker Maxi Gomez, the Daily Mirror says. It is reported the Spanish club are asking for £35m to meet his release clause.
From east London to south London and Crystal Palace look set to complete a move for Ghana forward Jordan Ayew after sealing the signature of West Ham’s Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, reports the Guardian.
Chelsea have not given up hope of signing Gonzalo Higuain despite interest from AC Milan, the Daily Mirror reports.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Mateo Kovacic: The Real Madrid midfielder will not be heading to Old Trafford despite interest from the Red Devils because he does not want to play under Jose Mourinho, according to Marca.
Adrien Rabiot: The France midfielder will be free to leave Paris Saint-Germain if the Ligue 1 champions are able to land N’Golo Kante, Mundo Deportivo says.
Toto Nsiala: Shrewsbury want £1m for the defender after rejecting a bid from Ipswich, the Daily Mail reports.
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Gareth Bale is being backed to play a starring role for Los Blancos following Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus and Asensio is set to support him in attack.
Madrid believe Chelsea’s 200m valuation of Hazard is unreasonable and would only pay a transfer fee in that region for Neymar at the moment.
However, with the Paris Saint-Germain star confirming his stay in the French capital, Julen Lopetegui is happy to make Asensio a regular in the first XI.
Chelsea are not ready to give up on their pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Mirror.
Despite the striker seemingly nearing a loan move to AC Milan having traveled to the city for a medical, the Premier League side are still attempting a last-ditch effort to get his signature.
Chelsea believe that the Argentine forward is not fully satisfied with a loan deal even though there is an option to make it permanent at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, the Blues have been trying to offload Olivier Giroud to Marseille to raise funds to match Milan’s offer.