Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 6: Premier League side bid £72million for James Rodriguez, plus Jurgen Klopp’s warning

6 Aug

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

Chelsea have yet to make a bid for their former striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, with Everton having made clear they will not consider offers for their Belgium international, £28m club-record signing. (Daily Mail)

An unnamed Premier League club has made a £72m bid for Real Madrid and Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, 25. (Marca)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned Crystal Palace and any other clubs interested in signing Christian Benteke, 25, that the Belgium striker will not be sold below his value as a “present”. (Evening Standard)

Middlesbrough’s hopes of signing Zinedine Zidane’s son Enzo for the season have increased after Real Madrid told the 21-year-old midfielder he could leave on loan. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United’s France midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 26, could be set for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, though the French champions will have to pay £35m to sign him. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are ready to make a £15m move for Manchester City’s Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, 27, which will trigger 22-year-old England defender John Stones’ switch from the Toffees to Etihad Stadium. (Sun)

And here are the latest headlines…

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

DEAL ON? West Ham United resume talks with AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca – reports

Chelsea FC transfer news: Blues target Gabriel Barbosa focused upon Olympics amid transfer rumours

Arsenal transfer news: Ex-Gunner Thomas Vermaelen agrees Roma move amid Emirates return rumours

Liverpool and Manchester City in four-way battle to sign £16m-rated Roma playmaker Leandro Paredes

NOT FOR SALE! Arsenal told to end pursuit of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette – reports

Watford transfer BLOW! Schalke table £19m bid for Hornets target Mario Lemina

Arsenal FC transfer report: Gunners make contract with Torino over Brazilian right-back Bruno Peres


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