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THE SUN

Manchester United are ready to smash the world transfer record for Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale to prove there is life after Sir Alex Ferguson.

Michael Laudrup insists he is staying put as Swansea boss despite reports he is in talks to take over at PSG.

Maynor Figueroa will on Friday sign for Hull on a three-year deal.

Barcelona have joined the race to sign Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.

Cardiff are in pole position to sign FC Groningen defender Virgil van Dijk.

Southampton will bid £8million for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.

Dutch midfielder Royston Drenthe is on the verge of signing for Reading.

QPR have made a bid for Gaziantepspor striker Cenk Tosun.

DAILY MIRROR

Cristiano Ronaldo last night angrily denied claims he had signed a new Real Madrid contract.

Manuel Pellegrini's appointment as Manchester City boss is being held up by a £3.2million contract stand-off.

Iago Aspas will sign for Liverpool - despite jetting back to Spain without completing his £7.7million move from Celta Vigo.

PSG believe they will persuade Michael Laudrup to walk out on Swansea and take charge of the French champions.

Everton will offer to make Leighton Baines their best-paid player to stop him being lured to Manchester United by David Moyes.

AC Milan have started talks to buy Julio Cesar from QPR.

Hull boss Steve Bruce has won the race for Maynor Figueroa by offering him a three-year deal.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp wants Melbourne Victor defender Mark Milligan.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is going back to old club Wolves for Richard Stearman.

Sheffield Wednesday have joined Championship clubs weighing up a move for Bradford striker Nahki Wells.

DAILY MAIL

Cristiano Ronaldo's move back to the Barclays Premier League was a step closer last night after the £80million forward dismissed reports that he had signed a new contract with Real Madrid.

West Ham want to bring in either Romelu Lukaku or Demba Ba on loan from Chelsea to partner Andy Carroll up front next season.

Manchester City appear to have moved ahead of Chelsea in the battle to sign Edinson Cavani after the player's mother revealed he had already engaged in conversations with Etihad officials.

Maynor Figueroa is signing for Hull on a three-year deal on Friday.

Swansea are trailing Espanyol defender Jordi Amat.

Stoke have made a move for PSV defender Erik Pieters.

Norwich and Fulham are showing interest in Braga defender Elderson.

Reading are in talks over a move for Dutch midfielder Royston Drenthe.

DAILY STAR

Cristiano Ronaldo has given Manchester United fresh hope they can tempt him back to Old Trafford by dismissing talk he is signing a new contract at Real Madrid.

Man City are going head-to-head with Real Madrid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.

Manchester United manager David Moyes is refusing to give up in his pursuit of £40million-rated Cesc Fabregas.

Sunderland have opened talks with Palermo in a bid to sign striker Abel Hernandez.

Maynor Figueroa will sign for Hull on a three-year deal today.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is plotting an £8million move for Valencia midfielder Ever Banega.

DAILY EXPRESS

Jose Mourinho looks set to continue his £100million rebuilding process at Chelsea with a £45million bid for Edinson Cavani.

Former Real Madrid and Everton midfielder Royston Drenthe is set to sign for Reading.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Chelsea have finally agreed an £18million deal to sign Germany international Andre Schurrle, but will not enter a bidding war for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and are now considering a move for Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski instead.

Stephen Ireland has been told he can leave Aston Villa as Paul Lambert continues his squad revamp.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is set to make a £3million bid for PSV defender Erik Pieters.

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