Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Evening (27/07/2018)
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea are pondering keeping striker Alvaro Morata this summer after it emerged the club have still to make an offer for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain.
Roma president James Pallotta called Barcelona “immoral” after the Catalans hijacked his club’s deal for Brazil winger Malcom – and suggested that they offer them Lionel Messi as compensation.
Right-back Hector Bellerin says it is “crazy” people question him about his Arsenal future because he does not want to play for another side.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Man Utd have told defender Eric Bailly he is not for sale as they step up their efforts to sign a new centre back.
United have reportedly renewed their interest in Inter Milan forward Ivan Perisic.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defended his decision to pay a world-record fee for Alisson.
Everton have offered a fee in the region of £15m for Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne, say RMC.
Rafa Benitez has praised Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff after he played the full 90 minutes at Hull, with the youngster’s loan move to Portsmouth delayed so that the Magpies boss can take a longer look at the player.
Fabian Schar says Rafa Benitez was one of the main reasons why he decided to join Newcastle.
Wolves have been dealt a huge blow with the news Oleksandr Zinchenko wants to stay at Man City next season.
Chelsea are set to announce two more summer signings on Saturday, according to reports.
Spurs are not plotting a late move for unsettled United forward Anthony Martial.
Aston Villa central defender James Chester is ready to snub Stoke by staying at Villa Park.
Stoke boss Gary Rowett says his hands will be tied if Chelsea table a lucrative offer for Jack Butland – but insists no deal will be done if they leave it until the final few days of the summer window.
THE DAILY ECHO
Southampton forward Manolo Gabbiadini will stay at St Mary’s and challenge Charlie Austin for a place in the first team rather than return to Italy next season.
Bournemouth captain Simon Francis claims being rejected by Nottingham Forest as a youngster has ultimately benefited his career.
Leicester have reportedly offered a contract to Brazil midfielder Bernard, who is available on a free having left Shakhtar Donetsk at the end of June.
Man Utd have stepped up their interest in Leicester defender Harry Maguire.
Sunderland boss Jack Ross is pushing ahead with efforts to strengthen his squad and, as well at least one other frontman, he is keen to add a central defender and a central midfielder.
The Black Cats are also confident of signing Peterborough defender Jack Baldwin.
Brighton wide man Jiri Skalak may be joining Millwall.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic has revealed he would rather leave the club on loan next season rather than warm the subs’ bench at Anfield.
Derby striker Matej Vydra’s reported move to Leeds appears to have moved a step closer with the Elland Road club now ready to sign the forward.
Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka says he still has a decision to make over Thomas Lam’s future at the City Ground.
Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has suggested Lee Tomlin could leave the club before transfer window shuts.
Kevin Nolan is excited about how far his new-look Notts County team can go next season.
Leicester may revive their interest in Middesbrough centre-back Ben Gibson if Harry Maguire joins Man Utd, say reports in the British press.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull City will be set for a bumper windfall if former defender Harry Maguire is sold by Leicester City this summer.
Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray says he would have liked any new signings to have been involved in the club’s pre-season friendlies.