Tuesday's football paper talk

  • Last Updated: August 5 2014, 8:01 BST

A look at the top transfer stories making the back pages of Tuesday's papers, including Liverpool's pursuit of Wilfried Bony.

Wilfried Bony: Linked with Liverpool and Spurs
Wilfried Bony: Linked with Liverpool and Spurs

THE SUN

Thomas Vermaelen is refusing to discuss a new contract with Arsenal, who are holding out for a £10m fee from apparent suitors Manchester United and Barcelona.

Louis van Gaal is ready to ditch £100m worth of players before the end of August with Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Wilfried Zaha, Marouane Fellaini, Anderson and Javier Hernandez among the possible departures.

Eliaquim Mangala's move to Manchester City is still on despite another delay.

Liverpool are set to reward Philippe Coutinho with a new contract.

Sam Allardyce says West Ham striker Andy Carroll is close to breaking point because of his latest serious injury blow.

Wes Hoolahan is set to perform a u-turn and sign a new two-year deal with Norwich City.

Dani Osvaldo is about to end his stay with Southampton and join Inter Milan, although the Saints appear likely to lose some of the £14.5m they paid for him a year ago.

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray is being chased by Fulham and Reading.

Anton Ferdinand is set to link up with Reading on a free transfer.

DAILY MIRROR

Swansea are set to scrap Wilfried Bony's £19m release clause to help sell the unsettled striker - Spurs and Liverpool have been linked with the Ivorian.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to axe stars including Marouane Fellaini, Nani and Shinji Kagawa.

Philippe Coutinho is to get a bumper new Liverpool contract as a reward for being the 'brains' behind the club's revival.

Mark Hughes has issued a 'hands off' notice on Stoke striker Peter Crouch, who is a loan target for West Ham.

Sean Dyche is ready to break Burnley's transfer record with a £5m move for Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury.

Sunderland are set to sign Jack Rodwell as Gus Poyet tells Fabio Borini it's make your mind up time.

Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa kicked into development squad as Alan Pardew dispute could cost club £7million.

West Brom boss Alan Irvine is set to land Celtic's Kris Commons in a £7.5m deal.

Everton's loan deal for Chelsea winger Christian Atsu has broken down over concerns he would not get enough playing time at Goodison Park.

Leeds hope to sign Juventus defender Frederik Sorensen in time for the Championship opener with Millwall.

DAILY STAR

Barcelona fear losing out to Manchester United for Colombia forward Juan Cuadrado in a deal worth around £29million.

Frank Lampard is ready to play on for England after signing a short-term deal with Manchester City.

Glen Johnson feels Liverpool will be better off without Luis Suarez and is backing his club to mount another Premier League title challenge.

Villarreal are digging their heels in over the fee Spurs will have to cough up for defender Mateo Musacchio.

Stoke defender Geoff Cameron is not feeling unsettled despite speculation about his future with the club. The Potters have reportedly received enquiries for the £5m-rated United States international.

Celtic striker Giorgios Samaras is a surprise target for Southampton boss Ronald Koeman.

West Brom are closing in on a deal for Australia left-back Jason Davidson, who is in a contractual dispute with Dutch club Heracles Almelo.

DAILY EXPRESS

Spurs are holding out for £6m for defender Younes Kaboul, who is a target for Lazio.

QPR are expected to sign Jordon Mutch from Cardiff later on Tuesday.

Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda has rejected a move to Chelsea and pledged his future to the Spanish champions.

Hatem Ben Arfa is heading out of Newcastle but will have to take a big pay cut to rejoin Lyon.

DAILY MAIL

Everton are still looking to add two new players to their ranks with Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley among the options being considered by Roberto Martinez.

Swansea midfielder Jose Canas is set to hold talks with Spanish club Elche over a return to Spain.

Arsenal remain keen on Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho but Arsene Wenger is reluctant to spend £37m to exercise his buy-out clause.

Southampton will hold further talks with Inter Milan over the signing of winger Ezequiel Schelotto, and they remain interested in midfielder Saphir Taider, who could join the club from Inter on a year-long loan.

THE TIMES

Tottenham could sell as many as five defenders before the end of August, with Vlad Chiriches, Michael Dawson, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul and Kyle Naughton all possibly leaving White Hart Lane.

West Brom have rejected a third bid from Burnley for defender Craig Dawson.

Javier Manquillo is expected to seal his two-year loan deal with Liverpool on Tuesday.

Ron Vlaar has indicated he wants to stay with Aston Villa amid speculation of a move to Southampton.

INDEPENDENT

Atletico Madrid are interested in Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez.

Former Greece coach Fernando Santos has been banned for eight games for verbally abusing officials during their World Cup clash with Costa Rica.

Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina could remain with Liverpool beyond transfer deadline day after reports emerged that AC Milan have been put off making an offer for him because of his wage demands.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal have turned their attention to midfielder William Carvalho after a deal for Real Madrid's Sami Khedira stalled.

Tottenham are closing in on a £17million deal for Argentina centre-half Mateo Musacchio from Villarreal and are ready to sell Younes Kaboul, who could move to Italian side Lazio for £6m.

THE GUARDIAN

Atletico Madrid are ready to launch a £25m bid to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez and Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United.