Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, August 8: No offers for Liverpool star, Everton fighting to keep Lukaku and Swansea to smash transfer record?

8 Aug

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


Christian Benteke’s agent has confirmed Liverpool have yet to receive any new offers for the Belgium striker but is hopeful of resolving his future before the end of the transfer window.  Crystal Palace have been eyeing the striker, along with EvertonWest Ham United and Besiktas. (Guardian)

Everton have been angered by Chelsea’s attempts to unsettle striker Romelu Lukaku. The Blues have yet to receive any bid for the 23-year-old despite reports of a £57m offer being rejected and they would not welcome an approach for their top scorer. (Liverpool Echo)

And Everton will this week open new contract talks with Romelu Lukaku after insisting the striker will stay at the club. (Daily Express)

Swansea City are ready to break their transfer record to bring Borja Baston to the Liberty Stadium. Francesco Guidolin revealed at the weekend that the Atletico Madrid striker’s arrival was “imminent” — and it is believed Swansea are prepared to pay £15 million for the highly-rated 23-year-old. (South Wales Evening Post)

England Under-19 wonderkid Ademola Lookman is back on the radar of a host of Premier League clubs. The Charlton striker remains wanted by Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton. Charlton protected their asset by tying Lookman, 18, to a first long-term deal earlier this year. But it won’t deter the clubs who are willing to pay upwards of £2million to poach Lookman before the transfer window closes. (Daily Mirror)

Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony appear to be edging towards the exit door at Manchester City after being left at home for the pre-season game with Arsenal in Gothenburg. (Manchester Evening News)

Southampton have approached Napoli over a deal for Italy forward Manolo Gabbiadini, 24. (HITC)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United is ‘the perfect club’ for Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba transfer: Massimiliano Allegri remains coy on Man United deal – ‘we will see tomorrow if he is a still Juventus player’

West Ham United transfer news: Andre Ayew and Arthur Masuaku edge closer to Hammers move as Slaven Bilic admits ‘it’s only a matter of paperwork’

Championship news: Marseille step up pursuit of out-of-favour Newcastle United midfielder Henri Saivet

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