Monday's Paper Talk: Football transfer news, rumours and gossip, as Manchester United withdraw Paulo Dybala and Bruno Fernandes interest

The latest football gossip and transfer rumours

A look at the highlights from Monday's back pages.


  • Everton's £10m-rated defender Mason Holgate is at the centre of a three-way fight between Burnley, Bournemouth and Sheffield United.
  • Manchester United will complete the £9m signing of Monaco wonderkid Hannibal Mejbri on Tuesday, according to reports in France.
  • Bournemouth's Harry Arter is set to join his brother-in-law Scott Parker at Fulham in a season-long loan.


  • Alexandre Lacazette is facing a race against time to prove his fitness for Sunday's opener against Newcastle after missing Arsenal's final pre-season clash against Barcelona.
  • Tottenham are expected to include Josh Onomah in a £30million deal to sign 19-year-old ace Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.
  • Fulham are ready to issue lifetime bans to two fans who allegedly attacked and racially abused the sister of their defender Cyrus Christie.


  • Manchester United insist Paul Pogba will start the season with them after Real Madrid finally made an offer for the World Cup winner last week - a derisory £27.4m plus Colombia forward James Rodriguez.


  • Samuel Umtiti has had Manchester United transfer talks as Barcelona are willing to agree a quickfire sale.
  • Watford have rejected a £32m bid from Everton for Abdoulaye Doucoure. The Toffees are looking for a replacement for Idrissa Gueye, who joined PSG last week.


  • Andy Carroll will not be returning to Newcastle this summer - after Steve Bruce stopped his striker hunt.


  • Bruno Fernandes has also been struck off the transfer to-do list by Manchester United shortly after the Paulo Dybala pursuit was abandoned.


  • Tottenham have agreed a £58m deal for Giovani Lo Celso with Real Betis.
  • Glenn Middleton will undergo a Hibernian medical on Monday ahead of loan move from Rangers.


  • Barcelona have ruled out a move for former player Neymar from PSG before the end of the window. (Goal)
  • Real Madrid have switched their attentions to signing Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax after failing to land Paul Pogba from Manchester United. (Marca)
  • Leicester are considering either Burnley's James Tarkowski or Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake to replace Harry Maguire as he verges on completing his move to Manchester United. (Sky Sports)
  • Inter Milan are set to make a new offer for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. Their imminent new bid is expected to be less than United's minimum asking price of £79m. (Sky Sports)
  • Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City could not afford Harry Maguire, and congratulated Manchester United on securing the defender. (Sky Sports)

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