Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 2: Leicester given ‘unlimited funds’ for transfers, Liverpool star to leave, Everton plan £10m defender bid

2 Aug

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

Claudio Ranieri has been handed an open chequebook of unlimited funds by Leicester City chiefs as he prepares for the Foxes’ Premier League title defence. (The Sun)

Speculation over Bastian Schweinsteiger’s future at Manchester United continues, with the 32-year-old Germany midfielder currently training with the club’s Under-23s squad. (Manchester Evening News)

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to leave Liverpool after nine years at the club, with Turkish giants Galatasaray reportedly preparing a bid. (Daily Mail)

Everton are preparing a £10million bid for Wales and Swansea skipper Ashley Williams. (South Wales Evening Post)

West Ham are reportedly set to sign Germany striker Mario Gomez for £7million after the 31-year-old revealed he has decided to leave Besiktas over the political turmoil in Turkey. (Daily Mirror)

Swansea will make formal approaches for Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli and Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle United have moved to secure a replacement for wantaway midfielder Moussa Sissoko, by triggering the £4.5m release clause of Hull midfielder Mo Diame, 29. Meanwhile, reported Real Madrid target Sissoko has returned to the Magpies’ training base and may have to wait for a move away. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Hull City have made former West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola a candidate for their vacant managerial position (Daily Star) while Wales boss Chris Coleman is on their radar. (Hull Daily Mail).

Here are the latest headlines:​​

Former Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster keen to hold Hull City talks – talkSPORT sources

‘Paul Pogba can be Manchester United’s Patrick Vieira’ – Red Devils hero Dwight Yorke

Lyon boss admits he may be forced to sell Gunners target Alexandre Lacazette

Liverpool could face battle to sign in-demand Real Madrid ace Jese Rodriguez

Manchester City transfer BOOST! Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus rejects Barcelona in favour of move to join Pep Guardiola

Reds join Inter Milan and Lyon in the race for French starlet Ludovic Blas

Liverpool transfer BLOW! Napoli leading race for Reds target Piotr Zielinski

Manchester United transfer report: Bastian Schweinsteiger determined to stay at Old Trafford

Real Madrid open ‘formal negotiations’ over Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko – reports in Spain

Barcelona to rival Chelsea in race for Brazilian teen sensation Gabriel Barbosa


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