Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, August 21: Hart told to leave Man City, Chelsea make record bid for Real Madrid star?

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

Liverpool could be set to become the richest club in the Premier League, with a £800million takeover bid from China, backed by the Chinese government, reportedly on the table. (Sunday Times)

Joe Hart has been directly told by the Manchester City hierarchy that it would be for the best if he lefty the club this summer. (Mail on Sunday)

It seems the England number one’s City career over, after Barcelona revealed on Saturday that the Blues are close to signing their goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. (Sunday Telegraph)

Chelsea are ready to make a last-gasp £25m bid for Giorgio Chiellini, with Antonio Conte keen on sealing a reunion with his former Italy and Juventus centre-back. (Sun on Sunday)

The Blues have made a club-record £60m offer to Real Madrid for James Rodriguez (Daily Express), while there are also reports Conte is keen on signing Juve straiker Mario Mandzukic. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho remains keen on signing Southampton defender Jose Fonte, with the 32-year-old Portugal international reportedly stalling on a new Saints contract. (The Observer)

Tottenham have finally agreed an £11m fee for the transfer of Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, with Clinton N’Jie moving to France as part of the deal. (Sunday Express)

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