Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 23: Manchester City up John Stones offer, Everton eye Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alexis Sanchez wants Arsenal to sign Arda Turan

23 Jul

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

Manchester City are prepared to up their offer to secure the signing of Everton defender John Stones. Talks had collapsed with the Toffees after owner Farhad Moshiri told the Citizens he would not even consider a bid below the £50m mark. It appears Pep Guardiola is keen to get the 22-year-old to the Etihad early and positive talks have resumed in the last 48 hours. (Mirror)

Antonio Conte warns Chelsea bosses he needs FIVE more signings – or they won’t be title challengers. (Mirror)

Liverpool signed a midfielder in Georginio Wijnaldum this week and another could be on his way out. Lucas Leiva’s nine-year spell at Anfield could be over and Galatasaray are interested, according to club director Levent Nazifoglu. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City have cooled their interest in Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos after baulking at his wages. The 26-year-old is said to be on £240,000-a-week at the Bernabeu – double what City chiefs had thought. (The Sun)

Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri says N’Golo Kante pushed hard for a transfer from to Chelsea this summer. (Metro)

The Foxes boss says reports Leonardo Ulloa wants to leave the King Power are ‘not true’ and he expects Liverpool and Arsenal target Ben Chilwell to sign a new deal. (Leicester Mercury)

Ronald Koeman’s Everton are preparing a £25million move for Swansea playmaker and Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson. The 26-year-old was a target for the Dutchman at Southampton and also for new director of football Steve Walsh at Leicester. (The Telegraph)

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is urging manager Arsene Wenger to sign Arda Turan from Barcelona. The Turkey midfielder is down in the pecking order at the Nou Camp and could be allowed to leave following the club’s £41.7million signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia. (The Sun)

Here are the latest headlines:​

CONFIRMED! Sunderland appoint ex-Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes as manager, replacing Sam Allardyce

Hull City announce departure of Steve Bruce as manager

Liverpool FC news: Six possible attacking formations for Jurgen Klopp next season including £25m signing Georginio Wijnaldum

I’d love to be involved with the England team, Sam Allardyce’s former assistant Neil McDonald tells talkSPORT

Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United in three-way battle for Kostas Manolas

Crystal Palace transfer news: Eagles submit £20 million bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino

Chelsea transfer news: AC Milan planning move for Blues outcast Juan Cuadrado

Liverpool readying £28 million bid for German starlet Max Meyer

Arsenal striker search BOOST! Alexandre Lacazette asks Lyon for permission to leave if Gunners table bid

Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal ALERT! Agent of playmaker Ivan Rakitic hints at Barcelona exit


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