Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 30: Arsenal plot triple swoop, Tottenham star rejects new contract and more

30 Jul

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

Arsenal will look to beat West Ham to the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette by lodging an improved £35m bid. The Gunners had an initial £29.3m bid rejected by the French club earlier this week. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal are also making a move for Torino full-back Bruno Peres, with the Italian club wanting £16.9m for the player. (Gazzetta World)

Chelsea have had a £57m bid for Romelu Lukaku rejected by Everton, who want £75m for the Belgian. (Daily Mirror)

Christian Eriksen has turned down a new contract from Tottenham as he wants a significant rise on the £30,000-a-week he is currently earning. (Evening Standard)

Leicester City will offer Riyad Mahrez a new £100,000-a-week deal to ward off interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Monaco’s 22-year-old right back Fabinho. (Globoesporte)

Everton are likely to seal the £7.1m signing of Idrissa Gana from Aston Villa this weekend. (Daily Mirror)

The future of Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is up in the air after he was told to find himself a loan deal for the forthcoming season. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City are reluctant to meet the £50m valuation of Everton’s John Stones and are hoping to persuade the Toffees to sell him for their preferred price of £40m. (Guardian)

Swansea could be about to lose their captain, with Everton keen to sign Ashley Williams in a deal that could cost up to £10m. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are in talks with Valencia over the signing of German defender Shkrodan Mustafi, who has a £42.1m release clause, after the injury to his compatriot Per Mertesacker. (Sky Sports)

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