Manchester United and City are battling to sign a 16-year-old Middlesbrough sensation, while Juventus have told Paul Pogba’s agent that they want him back, according to Sunday’s papers.
UNITED, CITY IN BATTLE FOR MIDDLESBROUGH STARLET
Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly going head-to-head over hot prospect Nathan Wood of Middlesbrough (Sunday Mirror)
The defender, who has just turned 16 and recently finished his GCSEs, has come through Boro’s renowned academy and is already involved with Tony Pulis’ first team.
He has been included in the Championship club’s pre-season preperations and started their midweek friendly at Rochdale.
Now the Teessiders are facing a battle to keep him — despite the fact he has just signed scholarship forms with the club.
Wood, however, appears to be keen to continue his development with his hometown side and is the son of former Boro defender Dean Gordon.
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Juventus have told Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola they want the Manchester United midfielder back less than two years after selling him for £89m (Sunday Mirror)
Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani and Mattia Caldara will be sold by Juventus if they can tempt Pogba back to Turin (Sunday Mirror)
Gonzalo Higuain is heading to Chelsea from Juventus after the Premier League side blew rivals out of the water with a £120,000-a-week offer (Sunday Mirror)
Aston Villa have told Jack Grealish and James Chester they are going nowhere after the club’s takeover ended any financial issues (Sunday Mirror)
Chelsea are offering midfielder Danny Drinkwater around less than a year after signing him from Leicester for £35m (Sunday Mirror)
Watford are set to complete a season-long loan deal for Liverpool forward Divock Origi (Sunday Mirror)
Arsenal are among a string of clubs looking at Gillingham’s 6ft 9in goalkeeper Tomas Holy (Sunday Mirror)
Chelsea are ready to make a £30m deadline-beating move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (Mail on Sunday)
Fulham have been told they will have to find £25m to sign Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson (Mail on Sunday)
Chelsea formulated their recruitment drive from the south of France this weekend as Roman Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia discussed a £65m move for Christian Pulisic (Mail on Sunday)
Manchester City face an anxious wait to see whether Riyad Mahrez will be fit for the Community Shield (Mail on Sunday)
Chelsea sources have denied rumours circulating on social media that billionaire businessman Jim Ratcliffe is set to buy the club for £2billion (Sun on Sunday)
Roma appear to have beaten Arsenal to the signature of Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi (Sun on Sunday)
Burnley are looking to Stoke target man Peter Crouch to boost their attacking options in a £500,000 move (Sun on Sunday)
Liverpool are in talks with Middlesbrough over a shock £10m switch for young winger Sheyi Ojo (Sun on Sunday)
Manchester United will have to offer £70m-rated Robert Lewandowski a weekly wage of £500,000 to tempt him into leaving Bayern Munich for the Premier League (Daily Star Sunday)
Eden Hazard’s hopes of a move to Real Madrid appear to be over with the Spanish giants unwilling to pay £200m for the Chelsea forward (Sunday Express)
Newcastle say skipper Jamaal Lascelles will not be sold even if Leicester make a £35m bid for the 24-year-old defender (Newcastle Chronicle)
Arsenal are believed to have “shaken hands” with Turkish side Besiktas over a deal for Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina (Football.London)
Manager Neil Warnock has hinted that Cardiff may sign Liverpool’s Serbian midfielder Marko Grujic, who played for the Bluebirds last term, and one other central midfielder before the transfer window shuts (Wales Online)
Celtic are braced for fresh interest from Marseille in striker Moussa Dembele after their bid to sign Mario Balotelli hit the rocks (Daily Record)
Rangers have been told that Kyle Lafferty’s price tag is close to £1m as Hearts play hardball over the striker (Daily Record)
Celtic won’t table an increased bid for Hibs star John McGinn (Daily Record)
Fulham have joined Everton and Bournemouth in the race to sign Celtic’s £25m-rated left-back Kieran Tierney (Scottish Sun)