Manchester United are interested in a young full-back, while PSG look set to wrap up a deal for Kylian Mbappe, all in today’s papers.
PSG READY TO LOAN MBAPPE
Paris Saint-Germain are lining up the second biggest deal of all time, according to Sky Sports.
Just weeks after signing Neymar for €222m the Ligue 1 giants are preparing a move for Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.
The deal for Mbappe will be an initial loan with an agreement to buy next summer, while Lucas Moura will also move in the opposite direction.
The package will be worth £128million, plus Moura. They also want Fabinho from Monaco and the total deal for him and Mbappe would be worth £201million.
Sky claim: “PSG are mindful of meeting UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules following the world record signing of Neymar,” and go on to state, “we understand Monaco and PSG are far from an agreement at this stage.”
So just where that leaves any prospective deal is anyone’s guess.
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UNITED TRACK SESSEGNON
Manchester United are “showing significant interest” in Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report.
The 17-year-old full-back has also been a targeted by Tottenham, but United are now interested, claim Sky Sports.
Fulham are believed to be eager to keep hold of the England U19 star, who signed a three-year professional contract with Fulham in June this year.
Sessegnon burst on to the Championship scene last term, making 30 appearances, scoring seven times and grabbing five assists to grab the attention of the big boys.
AND THE REST
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is willing to take a significant wage cut to return to Manchester United on a short-term deal. (Daily Star)
Barcelona have failed again in their bid to sign Liverpool and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25. (Mirror)
Spain striker Diego Costa, 28, has been ordered by Atletico Madrid to make peace with Chelsea before they consider buying him for £25m. (Sun)
Manchester City are on the brink of giving up on signing West Brom and Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 29, and will bid £20m for Middlesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson, 24, instead. (Independent)
Jack Butland is moving ahead of Joe Hart in the battle to become England’s No. 1, with Gareth Southgate considering the Stoke City goalkeeper for the World Cup qualifier in Malta. (Telegraph)
Diego Costa has continued his bid to quit Chelsea and English football by moving out of his Surrey house. (Daily Mirror)
French side Lille are ready to offer £36m to end striker Michy Batshuayi’s misery at Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City are prepared to take their spending past the £300m mark to land Alexis Sanchez and Jonny Evans. (Daily Mirror)
Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on AEK Athens defender Ognjen Vranjes. (Daily Mirror)
West Ham are braced for their club-record bid to land William Carvalho to go right to the wire. (Daily Mirror)
Leeds are locked in a battle with Scottish champions Celtic over Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom. (Daily Mirror)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set for crunch talks with Arsenal with an agreement over a new contract yet to be made. (Daily Mail)
Monaco star Kylian Mbappe was sent home from training for a bust-up with a team-mate ahead of £163m PSG bid. (Daily Mail)
Crystal Palace have made a £15m move for Tottenham centre-half Kevin Wimmer. (Daily Mail)
West Ham striker Diafra Sakho is a transfer target for Bordeaux and Lazio. (Daily Mirror)
Reading boss Jaap Stam is keen on bringing Dutch compatriot Ola John back to the Championship club from Portuguese champions Benfica. (Daily Mirror)
West Ham are already weighing up potential successors to Slaven Bilic following their disappointing start to the season. (Daily Mirror)
Diego Costa has been ordered to make peace with Chelsea before Atletico buy him back for just £25m. (Sun)
Bayern Munich are eyeing a £36.5m move for PSG’s Julian Draxler. (Sun)
Roma have been forced to abandon their pursuit for Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez due to the club’s whopping £50m price tag. (Sun)
Frank de Boer’s job at Crystal Palace is safe – despite the arrival of Selhurst idol Dougie Freedman as sporting director. (Sun)
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a £20m bid for injured Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, but still face competition from Chelsea. (Telegraph)
Lille are ready to offer £36m for Chelsea’s 23-year-old Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi. (Mirror)
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare says that the futures of Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26 and England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 27, might not be resolved until the final few days of the transfer window. (Leicester Mercury)
Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, has been pictured training with their under-23 side despite handing in a transfer request at the club. (Express)
Chelsea will only make a bid for Van Dijk if they get the go-ahead from Saints, who have insisted the central defender is not for sale. (Telegraph)
Newcastle United have ditched plans to sign Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic, 27, from Inter Milan but remain confident over a deal for Sampdoria and Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet, 23. (talkSPORT)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is yet to decide whether 20-year-old winger Ryan Kent will be sent out on loan for the 2017-18 season. (Liverpool Echo)
Hull City are in advanced talks with Arsenal over a deal to sign 22-year-old Spanish midfielder Jon Toral. (Sky Sports)
Leeds United want Middlesbrough and Benin striker Rudy Gestede, 28, and NEC’s Dutch forward Jay-Roy Grot, 19, as they search for Chris Wood’s replacement following his exit to Burnley. (Yorkshire Evening Post)
Chelsea target and Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio, 31, has revealed he wants to leave Serie A champions Juventus. (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Chelsea have considered making a move for Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy, 30, this summer. (Telegraph)
Harry Redknapp is readt to break Birmingham’s transfer record with a £7m bid for Torino and Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah, 25. (Mirror)
Burnley have made an £8m offer to French Ligue 2 side Lorient for Ghania forward Abdul Majeed Waris, 25. (Burnley Express)
West Ham have ruled out England striker Andy Carroll, 28, leaving on loan but are open to the idea of a permanent transfer, with the player linked with a return to Newcastle. (Newcastle Chronicle)
Tottenham’s England midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is looking to change his agent, with a view to increasing his £60,000-a-week wages. (Daily Mail)