Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, August 29: Chelsea chasing £60m Real Madrid star, PLUS Man United, Tottenham and Liverpool latest

29 Aug

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…


James Rodriguez will cost Chelsea £60million. The Blues have already seen one bid for the Colombian star rejected by the Spanish giants. (Daily Mirror)

However, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has said the forward will stay at the Bernabeu this season. (Daily Express)

Manchester United look set to miss out on Monaco defender Fabinho, who is expected to stay in the south of France. (Daily Express)

However, a deal for Southampton centre-back and captain Jose Fonte remains on the cards. (Daily Record)

The Red Devils are also considering a £1m bid for 19-year-old Sheffield United forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin. (Daily Mail)

Kurt Zouma could be set to leave Chelsea, with German side Schalke chasing the 21-year-old centre-back. (Daily Mail)

Blues boss manager Antonio Conte is already eyeing up the youngster’s replacement, with Chelsea ready to spend up to £21m on Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso. (Marca)

West Brom have agreed a club-record £13m deal for Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool have told Serbian winger Lazar Markovic he can leave the club on loan, with AC Milan interested. (The Sun)

Everton midfielder James McCarthy is close to leaving the club, with Crystal Palace a potential destination. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Palace are also said to be closing in on Chelsea striker Loic Remy. (Sky Sports)

West Brom are close to signing 26-year-old Spanish midfielder Ignacio Camacho from Malaga in a deal worth more than £15m. (Daily Star)

Reading are set to sign former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan on loan from Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, with the Ghana international expected to undergo a medical with the Championship side. (Get Reading)

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