Manchester United and Arsenal running out of time to get Everton’s Fellaini as Bayern target Barca star

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MANCHESTER United and Arsenal have just a month left to take advantage of Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s £23.5m buy-out clause.

If they don’t meet the asking price by 23 August, the asking price for the 25-year-old Belgian international could go up, reports the Sunday Express.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich over the transfer of midfielder Thiago Alcantara to the Bundesliga club.

A short statement from the Primera Division side said a fee of £21.6m had been agreed for the 22-year-old.

Elsewhere, Everton and Newcastle have been told they will have to pay £5m for Porto defender Rolando, 27, if they want to sign the Portugal international. Full story: Sunday Express.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to make a hat-trick of signings, with the Reds targeting midfielder Christian Eriksen, 21, and 24-year-old centre-back Toby Alderweireld of Ajax as well as Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand, 23. Full story: Sunday Mirror.

Manchester City are close to completing the £27m signing of forward Stevan Jovetic, 23 from Fiorentina, with only personal terms needing to be agreed. Full story: The Sun.

Tottenham are struggling to offload striker Emmanuel Adebayor as they seek to find the funds to make a bid for Aston Villa’s 22-year-old striker Christian Benteke. Full story: Sunday People.

Jose Mourinho wants former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 35, to return to Stamford Bridge from Galatasaray. Full story: Sunday Mirror.

Arsenal have told Gonzalo Higuain, 25, to hurry up and decide if he wants to join them after growing frustrated with the Real Madrid striker delaying his proposed move to north London. Full story: Metro.

Chelsea are now ­favourites to sign Wayne Rooney from ­Manchester United this summer but the battle for the 27-year-old striker’s signature could run until the end of the transfer window, with the England forward costing £25m. Full story: Sunday Mirror.

However, Manchester United themselves have no plans to sit down with Rooney over a new contract and want to assess the England international’s form and fitness before discussing his future. Full story: Mail on Sunday.

Striker Edin Dzeko, 27, will stay at Manchester City and be a “very important player”, according to manager Manuel Pellegrini. Full story: Sunday Telegraph.

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 25, is being lined up for a move to Premier League newcomers Hull and a reunion with Tigers boss Steve Bruce, who signed the Denmark international when in charge at Birmingham and Sunderland. Full story: Daily Star.

Harry Redknapp is set to beat Premier League opposition in the race to sign £5m-rated Celtic striker Gary Hooper, 25, for Queens Park Rangers. Full story: Mail on Sunday.