Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, July 12: Chelsea open talks with Leicester star Kante, West Ham put £100m price tag on Payet and MORE

12 Jul

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


Chelsea have started formal talks with Leicester over the signing of France international midfielder N’Golo Kante. (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham have put a staggering £100million price tag on playmaker Dimitri Payet to put off potential bidders. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are now NOT interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze, and will leave Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund to compete for the 24-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace target Christian Benteke is NOT on the brink of leaving Liverpool, according to the striker’s agent. (Evening Standard)

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind have all been told they can leave Manchester United by new boss Jose Mourinho (Daily Record)

LaLiga club Villarreal will rival Everton for the signing of Mata. (Super Deporte)

Graziano Pelle’s move from Southampton to Chinese side Shandong Luneng has made the 30-year-old striker the sixth highest-paid player in the world on £260,000 a week. (The Sun)

Manchester City are prepared to trigger Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez’s release clause by launching a £20m bid. (The Sun)

West Ham are confident of signing AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca in a £26m deal. (The Guardian)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…

Manchester United target Paul Pogba is ‘very happy at Juventus and NOT desperate to move’ – Mino Raiola

No Manchester United return for Cristiano Ronaldo – ‘He’ll retire at Real Madrid’, close friend Jose Semedo tells talkSPORT

Newcastle United put staggering £35million price tag on wantaway France midfielder Moussa Sissoko

Tottenham transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino wants World Cup winner Mario Gotze as marquee summer signing

Insider Trading: Arsenal will not entertain ANY offers for Alexis Sanchez, plus Pogba, Berahino and Sissoko latest

Transfer latest: AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen set for medical as he edges closer to long-awaited Spurs switch

Crystal Palace working on £3m deal for Davide Santon after proposed Sunderland move falls through

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