Football Paper Talk

  • Last Updated: July 20 2014, 19:01 BST

A look at the stories making the back-page headlines in Sunday's newspapers.

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DAILY MIRROR

Feyenoord and Holland centre-back Stefan de Vrij is set to be Louis van Gaal's first signing for Manchester United.

Liverpool are set to take their summer spending close to £90million with the £20million capture of Southampton's Dejan Lovren.

Southampton are eyeing Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar as Lovren's replacement.

Harry Redknapp is planning an old boys' reunion at QPR with bids for his former Tottenham trio of Rafael van der Vaart, Peter Crouch and Kyle Naughton.

Micah Richards is hoping Manchester City will allow him to resurrect his career out on loan.

Newcastle exile Hatem Ben Arfa has been denied a squad number for the new season, according to reports in France.

THE SUN

Jose Mourinho wants to keep striker Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea this season

Southampton coach Ronald Koeman is eyeing a last-ditch move for Cardiff defender Steven Caulker.

Manuel Pellegrini is ready to show his commitment to Manchester City despite interest from Brazil.

Loic Remy is on the brink of joining Liverpool after the Reds triggered his £8.5million release clause.

Swansea's Ben Davies was having a medical with Spurs last night ahead of a £10million move. Both clubs are currently on tour in the USA.

Gylfi Sigurdsson could return to Swansea as part of the Davies deal.

DAILY STAR

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is preparing to increase his offer for Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen to £10million.

THE PEOPLE

Tottenham are closing in on £13million-rated Dutch World Cup star Memphis Depay.

Striker Jay Rodriguez will snub contract talks with Southampton - with Liverpool and Tottenham poised to swoop.

Liverpool have switched their attentions away from Swansea's Michel Vorm and are looking to bring Fiorentina keeper Neto to Anfield.

Liverpool are ready to rescue England midfielder James Milner from his Manchester City misery.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

Southampton have targeted Serbia international Dusko Tosic to replace Luke Shaw.

Manager Louis van Gaal is considering delaying the announcement of who will be Manchester United captain until Michael Carrick returns from injury.

Edinson Cavani will be back on the Manchester United radar if Wayne Rooney fails to convince Louis van Gaal about his willingness to adapt to the Dutch coach's system during the tour to the USA.

Everton look to have beaten Tottenham in the chase for Romelu Lukaku.

Arsenal's £25million move for World Cup winner Sami Khedira has stalled, and Arsene Wenger may now turn his attentions to Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

AC Milan are interested in signing Manchester United winger Nani.


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