Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, August 10: Arsenal plot £30m bid for Manchester City striker, Sunderland swoop for Man United duo

10 Aug

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

Arsenal are set to launch a £30m bid for unwanted Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony. (Daily Star)

Leicester City have made a £23m offer for Santos striker Gabriel Barbosa, known as Gabigol. The 19-year-old is taking part in the Olympics with Brazil and also has interest from Inter Milan, Juventus and Barcelona. (Daily Mail)

Everton are discussing a £25m deal for Crystal Palace forward Yannick Bolasie which would see £13.5m striker Oumar Niasse go the other way on loan. (Daily Mail)

Alan Pardew is willing to sacrifice Bolasie to raise funds to buy striker Christian Benteke from Liverpool for around £32m. (Daily Mirror)

Everton could face a battle with Chelsea to sign Lamine Kone from Sunderland. The Toffees have made an offer of £18m for the defender but Chelsea’s interest could ramp up the price. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Sunderland have agreed a £5.5m fee for Manchester United’s young defensive pair Paddy McNair and Donald Love. David Moyes, the new Black Cats manager, has returned to his former employees in a bid to strengthen his defensive ranks. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland boss Moyes is also eyeing up an £8m swoop for Norwich midfielder Steven Naismith. (Daily Star)

Manchester United are confident of finding a buyer for Bastian Schweinsteiger before the transfer deadline. And they are hopeful Juan Mata will remain at Old Trafford and that Adnan Januzaj can be convinced to accept a loan deal rather than push for a permanent move away. (Manchester Evening News)

West Ham have enquired about Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal, who is also an option for Everton. Slaven Bilic wants to bolster his side ahead of the new Premier League season and Ghezzal has been pinpointed as a target. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​

OFFICIAL: Manchester United sign Paul Pogba from Juventus for world record transfer fee of £89m

CONFIRMED: Manchester City sign England defender John Stones from Everton for fee of £47.5million

‘I’ve come back home’ – Paul Pogba delighted to seal Manchester United return in world record £89million deal

DEAL AGREED! Swansea to sign Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston for club-record fee

Martin Demichelis set for LaLiga move after Manchester City release

Emmanuel Frimpong is back in an Arsenal shirt

REJECTED! Southampton have £12.8m bid turned down for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro

New Inter Milan boss Frank de Boer to relaunch pursuit of Chelsea and Liverpool target Joao Mario

Manchester United transfer latest: Galatasaray plot loan move for Red Devils outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger

West Ham move ahead of Liverpool in battle to land Real Madrid wonderkid Martin Odegaard

Chievo president pursuing ‘dream’ deal for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli


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