Sunderland Ever closer to Banega as Newcastle United chase Bony lad

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Arsenal, Newcastle and West Ham have been told they will have to pay £19m if they want Swansea’s 25-year-old striker Wilfried Bony. Daily Mirror.

Sunderland are closing in on the £8m capture of Argentina and Valencia midfielder Ever Banega, 25. Superdeporte.

Chelsea will try to sign £30m-rated Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, to replace the departing Frank Lampard. Daily Telegraph.

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has urged Brendan Rodgers to sign Fabregas. Talksport.

Tottenham Hotspur have made enquiries about Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat, 24, who is also wanted by Manchester United and Napoli. Daily Mail.

Gaston Ramirez has become the latest Southampton star tipped to leave the club, with Italian side Torino keen on the 23-year-old midfielder. Daily Mirror.

Atletico Madrid loanee goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, has confirmed he has held talks with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over his Stamford Bridge future. Daily Star.

Stoke chairman Peter Coates expects the club to sign former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf, 26, from German side Hannover. Daily Mail.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are set to miss out as Real Madrid and Juventus plan a swap deal involving midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, and striker Alvaro Morata, 21. Daily Express.

Napoli will offer cash plus striker Goran Pandev, 30, in a bid to land Jan Vertonghen, 27, from Tottenham this summer. Talksport.

Chelsea and Barcelona are in a battle to sign Atletico Madrid’s sought-after midfielder Koke, 22. Metro.

Bayern Munich have expressed an interest in Manchester City’s 28-year-old defender Aleksandar Kolarov, but face competition from Roma and Juventus. Daily Mail.

Portland Timbers have made a £1.2m-a-year offer to Manchester City’s central defender Joleon Lescott, 31, in a bid to make him the latest big-name transfer to the MLS. Daily Mail.

Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg are the latest team to declare their interest in Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 21. Daily Express.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is set to seal a £9.75m double deal for Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand, 24, and Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, 29, this week. Daily Star.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will turn to his former Wigan player Shaun Maloney, 31, to fill the void left by departing strikers at Goodison Park this summer. Talksport.