LIVERPOOL’S interest in Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet makes this morning’s headlines – as does the Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo saga.
The Daily Mail report that Liverpool hope to sign Mignolet for £8m in the next week.
The Merseyside club have bid £7m for the 25-year-old but the Wearsiders are holding out for nearer £10m, with the clubs likely to reach a compromise.
The Sun, meanwhile, reports that Manchester United are hoping that Real Madrid can land Bale to help them re-sign Portuguese attacker Ronaldo, 28,
But Paris St-Germain are hoping to beat Real Madrid to the signing of the Tottenham midfielder with an £85m bid, say the Daily Mail.
Other transfer stories:
Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 29. Full story: London Evening Standard
But Nou Camp chiefs see the Spanish international, who is currently away at the Confederations Cup, only as a goal-scoring substitute and hope to convince him to swap the Blues’ bench for theirs. Full story: Daily Mirror
Tottenham are preparing a £4m move for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, to replace Scott Parker, who is attracting interest from Sunderland. Full story: Daily Express
Manchester United may have to pay Bayern Munich to rip up an agreement to sign Robert Lewandowski if they want to bring the 24-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker to Old Trafford. Full story: Daily Star
United winger Nani, 26, will decide his future this weekend but is expected to quit the club. Full story: Daily Star
David Moyes is closing in on Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay with an agreement in principle between the United and the Portuguese side for the 26-year-old. Full story: Daily Mirror
Manchester City are hoping the arrival of new manager Manuel Pellegrini will help them land 21-year-old Malaga winger Isco. Full story: The Sun
Striker Djibril Cisse, 31, is wanted by Qatar club Al-Gharafa on a permanent basis after spending the second half of last season there on loan from QPR. Full story: Guardian
Real Madrid will compete with Chelsea and Manchester City for Napoli forward Edinson Cavani after the Spanish club held preliminary talks with the 26-year-old Uruguayan’s representatives with a view to securing his services before the new season. Full story: Guardian
West Ham United are hoping to sign Chelsea striker Demba Ba, 28, and Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, on loan for next season. Full story: The Times