Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, June 9: Juventus put £78m price tag on Man United target Pogba, Liverpool to rival Vardy bid and MORE

9 Jun

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

Manchester United could have to pay a British record transfer fee of £78million to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus. (Daily Mirror)

The Red Devils’ rivals Manchester City have reportedly ended their interest in the France midfielder. (The Guardian)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa wants to return to Atletico Madrid this summer, according to the La Liga club’s president. (Antena 3 Sports)

Liverpool could launch a late bid to rival Arsenal in the chase for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, having scouted the 29-year-old for TWO seasons. (Daily Star)

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott wants to remain at Arsenal, despite the Gunners’ interest in Vardy. (ESPN)

Antonio Conte is interested to taking Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner to Chelsea. (The Sun)

Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has talked with Conte about a potential move to Chelsea, on the recommendation of Belgian team-mates Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois. (Daily Telegraph)

The Blues are also considering a move for £31m-rated Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, who has been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are still on the look-out for a defender, despite the capture of Eric Bailly from Villarreal. (Manchester Evening News)

But the Red Devils are willing to let Matteo Darmian leave, with Juventus favourites to sign the 26-year-old full-back. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Exclusive – Paul Merson ‘flabbergasted’ by Arsenal’s move for Jamie Vardy, insisting Leicester striker is not right fit for club

‘Southampton will have replacement for Everton-bound Ronald Koeman already in mind’, James Beattie tells talkSPORT

‘He is the ONLY player who doesn’t give the ball away’ – Paul Merson says Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere must start for England at Euro 2016

Liverpool and West Ham keen on Barcelona’s former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen

Chelsea transfer news: Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan denies he is set for shock Stamford Bridge move

Sunderland transfer report: Black Cats target Lille full-back Djibril Sidibe but face competition from Monaco

Tottenham to open talks with Holland striker Vincent Janssen – reports

Manchester United transfer report: Juventus considering summer swoop for Red Devils defender Matteo Darmian

Manchester City transfer news: Borussia Dortmund ‘know nothing’ about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer


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