THE futures of Yohan Cabaye, Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney dominate the transfer headlines today.
Newcastle United midfielder Cabaye looks set to leave the club – but will it be to north London or France?
The Independent claims French side Paris St-Germain could outbid Arsenal for the 27-year-old, as the Ligue 1 club prepare a £20m bid.
It’s quiet on the Sunderland front, but other transfer stories today include:
Real Madrid are on the verge of completing a £94m deal to bring Tottenham’s 24-year-old forward Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy discussed the deal on Wednesday night with the Spanish club. Full story: Daily Mail
Real Madrid want Bale to make his home debut on Sunday 1 September against Athletic Bilbao because the midday kick-off would maximise the global television audience watching his first game in Spain. Full story: Daily Telegraph
Chelsea have been told they have hope of signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, if the Premier League champions can find a replacement for the England international. Full story: Daily Mirror
Manchester United expect the Blues to increase efforts to unsettle Rooney by lodging a third bid for the forward within 48 hours. Full story: Daily Telegraph
Arsenal are giving serious consideration to re-signing 29-year-old holding midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who has been training with the club for the past fortnight since his contract expired at AC Milan. Full story: the Times (subscription required)
Manchester City will have to spend £4.26m if they want to sign Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis, 32, this summer. Full story: Guardian
West Brom are confident they can complete the signing of boss Steve Clarke’s top target Scott Sinclair - the 24-year-old Manchester City winger - within the next 48 hours. Full story: Sun (subscription required)
Xabi Alonso, 31, is expected to be out of action for three months after fracturing a metatarsal in training. The Real Madrid midfielder’s absence will hinder Manchester United’s hopes of signing Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 27. Full story: Daily Express
Chelsea are favourites to sign England Under-21 defender Eric Dier, 19, who has a £4.2m buyout clause in his Sporting Lisbon contract. Full story: Daily Mail