MANCHESTER United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle were the club’s making today’s transfer headlines.
For Newcastle, the pursuit of Remy Cabella made headlines on both sides of the English Channel.
The likes of French newspaper L’Equipe and the Gazette revealed Newcastle were closing in on the midfielder, before Montpellier rejected an offer and demanded more money.
It was quiet on the Sunderland transfer front, though the Black Cats – having signed Billy Jones and Jordi Gomez in the last 48 hours – have been credited with a move for Cardiff’s Jordan Mutch.
Other transfer headlines today were:
Chelsea could be facing frustration in their attempts to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis, 28, despite offering the player £78,000 a week. Full story: London Evening Standard
Real Madrid would have to match their £85m world record transfer fee to have any hope of signing forward Sergio Aguero, 25, from Manchester City. Full story: Manchester Evening News
Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, 26, will consider a return to the Premier League this summer if Luis Enrique deems the Cameroon international surplus to requirements - news which has alerted the attention of Manchester United, Liverpool and his former club Arsenal. Full story: Daily Mail
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants 24-year-old Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand to increase his defensive options. Full story: Daily Star
Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, 31, has confirmed he is leaving the club when his contract expires, with Manchester City his likely destination. Full story: L’Equipe (in French)
But Atletico Madrid have rejected a £9m bid from Arsenal for right-back Juanfran, 29, who the Gunners have been lining up as Sagna’s replacement. Full story: Daily Mirror
Chelsea have hijacked Manchester City’s move for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, 27, after offering the Italian club £18m plus 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku. Full story: Daily Express
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, is a summer target for Atletico Madrid. They want him as a replacement for Diego Costa, 25, who is expected to join Chelsea. Full story: Daily Mirror
Winger Angel Di Maria, 26, admits he could leave Real Madrid this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to bid for him. Full story: Daily Star
West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, 26, wants to move to a club in the Premier League’s top six. Full story: Daily Mail
Porto and France defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, will keep Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea waiting until after the World Cup before he decides on his future. Full story: Daily Star
Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 24, who was on the verge of joining Liverpool in the summer, is now a £12m target for Manchester United. Full story: Talksport
Atletico Madrid want to sign striker Roberto Soldado, 29, from Tottenham to replace Chelsea target Diego Costa. Full story: Independent