Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, August 7: Paul Pogba’s ‘secret’ arrival in Manchester, Chelsea offer makeweight duo for Lukaku

7 Aug

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


Paul Pogba ‘arrived secretly’ in Manchester on Saturday and is due to complete a medical ahead of a potential £110million move to Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will return to his former club Barcelona for goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after deciding Joe Hart is not good enough to be his number one. (Sunday Express)

The Citizens have slashed the asking price for striker Wilfried Bony by half in a bid to push him through the Etihad exit door. Former club Swansea are favourites to bring him back to the Liberty for £13m. (Sunday Express)

Liverpool are keen to sign Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid but could face competition from West Ham. (Mirror)

Chelsea are ready to offer Asmir Begovic and Loic Remy to Everton as part of a package for Romelu Lukaku. (The Sun on Sunday)

Galatasaray want to sign Manchester United duo Bastian Schweinsteiger and Antonio Valencia. They are prepared to offer £4.25m for the pair and the Red Devils could be tempted to do business. Schweinsteiger is a big earner at Old Trafford and is training with the reserves. And the Turkish side have reportedly asked Lukas Podoloski to try persuade his compatriot. (Daily Star)

Ryan Giggs is the man Wales would turn to if Chris Coleman takes the vacancy at Premier League new boys Hull City. (Sunday Mirror)

However, the Tigers could appoint Mike Phelan as full-time boss as Chris Coleman and Gianfranco Zola have concerns about replacing Steve Bruce(Daily Mail)

Championship promotion-chasers Sheffield Wednesday are set to hand Tom Lees a bumper new deal worth £25,000 a week to ward off interest from rival clubs including Burnley. (Mail on Sunday)

The Clarets could step up their pursuit of former Leeds defender Lees as Premier League champions Leicester are considering a £17million swoop to land centre-back Michael Keane this week. (Sunday People)

Sunderland’s £8million signing of former Chelsea centre-back Papy Djilobodji is the first of several, according to David Moyes(Sunderland Echo)

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Championship round-up: Despair for Owen Coyle as Norwich thrash Blackburn, while Nottingham Forest edge new boys Burton

Chelsea FC news: N’Golo Kante reveals he thanked Eden Hazard for his goal against Tottenham

REPORT: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona: Mane, Origi, Grujic and Mascherano goals seal win at Wembley

GALLERY: Premier League WAGs 2016: Pictures of footballers’ other halves including Loris Karius’ girlfriend and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wife

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