Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, July 28: World record Paul Pogba deal edges closer, Liverpool lose out to Championship side, plus more

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

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, is set to complete his move to Manchester United for a world record £112m, with a Juventus source saying the deal is done. (Sun)

Or, United have offered £100m for Pogba and hope to finalise the deal within the next 48 hours. (Guardian)

Alternatively, the Champions League winners accept that they cannot compete for Pogba and are ready to turn their attention to signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko with the Magpies wanting £30m for the 26-year-old. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton defender John Stones, 22, is set to join Manchester City for £50m – and the deal could be finalised this week. (Daily Mail)

If City fail to tie up a deal for Stones, manager Pep Guardiola has Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 29, as a back-up option. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are already preparing for life without Stones and have earmarked Sunderland’s Lamine Kone, 27, as a possible £14m replacement for their defence. (Sun)

Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, 25, could replace Mustafi at Valencia – if City sign Stones. (Sun)

Liverpool could be beaten to the £20m signing of 22-year-old Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca – by Championship side Wolves. (A Bola)

Southampton are interested in signing Barcelona striker Cristian Tello, 24, for around £10m and Malaga midfielder Recio, 24 for £5m, (Sun)

Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30, has told manager Claudio Ranieri he wants to leave the Premier League champions to join Swansea in a £10m deal. (Sun)

Swansea also want to sign Sevilla and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 31, on loan. (IUSport)

Brighton have made a £3.5m offer for Blackburn defender Shane Duffy, 24. (Daily Mirror)

Here are the latest headlines:​​

West Brom to make improved offer for Leicester City star Jeff Schlupp

Everton transfer news: Galatasaray to wait for price drop as they target Oumar Niasse

Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Marseille frustrated as Clinton N’Jie move stalls

Hamburg plot swoop for Arsenal and Leicester City target Mario Lemina

Newcastle United transfer news: Lazio set to complete loan move for Florian Thauvin

Arsenal FC transfer news: Gunners ready to improve bid for Alexandre Lacazette?

Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Benfica line up Nabil Bentaleb as Renato Sanches replacement

Chelsea transfer report: Inter Milan ready to battle Blues for Benfica and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils table £34million bid for James Rodriguez – reports

Aston Villa transfer update: Talks break down over Jordan Veretout’s season-long loan to Marseille

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils eye move for Tigres winger Jurgen Damm

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