Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 2: Manchester City set to land £50m John Stones, Everton agree record £30m deal

2 Jul

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


Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on the verge of completing his £26m move to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund, with the deal expected to be done at the weekend. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are prepared to pay up to £50million to land John Stonesand are confident they will sign the Everton defender despite interest from rivals Manchester United. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton have agreed a club record deal believed to be worth up to £30m with Zenit St Petersburg for the transfer of Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel. (Squawka)

Ashley Fletcher is poised to join West Ham on a free transfer after he rejected a new contract at Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been put up for sale by Fenerbahce just a year after joining the Turkish side. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal will resist interest from Bayern Munich in defenderLaurent Koscielny after it emerged the defender is on a longer contract than first thought. (London Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace have agreed a £12.5million fee for West Ham defender James Tomkins. Palace boss Alan Pardew has long been an admirer of the versatile 27-year-old, a product of West Ham’s Academy. (Daily Mail)

Stoke have made a £16million bid for West Brom’s Saido Berahino. The 22-year-old striker is set to hold talks with the Baggies next week as they have not yet responded to the offer from the Potters which was made around ten days ago. (Daily Mirror)

Watford have been forced to turn down a £37.5million bid from Shanghai SIPG for Odion Ighalo – because the striker does not want to go to China. (Daily Mirror)

Burnley have offered Michael Keane a new four-year deal that would make him one of the highest paid players in the club’s history in a bid to ward off interest from Leicester City. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Fulham have told Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday to stump up a club record £15million for striker Ross McCormack. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

DONE DEAL! Manchester United confirm the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Candreva to force through transfer to Inter Milan

Manchester United transfer news: Latest on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane and more

Sunderland FC news: Transfer blow as top target Edin Dzeko snubs interest from Black Cats

West Ham FC transfer report: Hammers WILL sell Dimitri Payet if they receive €50m offer for France star

Leicester City transfer news: Juventus join chase for Foxes sensation N’Golo Kante

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