Paper Talk: Liverpool close to Hughes deal

Liverpool are close to agreeing a £10million move for Derby starlet Will Hughes, while Arsenal may bring in Karim Benzema and Mathieu Flamini.

Last Updated: 26/08/13 at 15:30 Post Comment

Will Hughes: Linked with a move to Liverpool

Will Hughes: Linked with a move to Liverpool

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DAILY MIRROR

Chelsea have been told they do have hope of signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney - if manager David Moyes can find a replacement for the England international.

Arsenal have turned their attention to Real Madrid star Karim Benzema in their search for a top striker.

Liverpool have turned down a £10m bid from Italian side Napoli for defender Martin Skrtel.

Manchester City are ready to offer Atletico Madrid £2.5m for Martin Demichelis as they look to ease their defensive injury crisis.

Sunderland are set to take their summer spending beyond £20m by making Juventus full-back Paolo De Ceglie their 12th signing.

Cardiff City want to sign West Ham's Portuguese frontman Ricardo Vaz Te, with Leeds United also interested.

Middlesbrough are set to offer £1.8m for out-of-favour Norwich City striker Luciano Becchio, 29.

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor does not want to leave the London club despite manager Andre Villas-Boas making it clear the 29-year-old is surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane.

Swansea City are ready to sign Huddersfield Town's 22-year-old right-sided utility player Jack Hunt who is rated at £3m.

Barnsley are set to sign former Brighton midfielder Gary Dicker and ex-Celtic winger Paddy McCourt after trials.

THE SUN

Tottenham are set to keep on splashing the cash with Bulgarian Todor Nedelev set to join for £5m from Botev Plovtiv.

Liverpool have rejected a £10m bid from Napoli for 28-year-old central defender Martin Skrtel.

Everton have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 21, who is rated by the Championship club at £8m.

Derby boss Nigel Clough will put a £6m price tag on England Under-21 midfielder Will Hughes, 18, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City all interested.

DAILY STAR

Southampton are trying to hijack West Brom's attempts to land out-of-favour Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair.

Sheffield Wednesday are set to sign striker Andrija Delibasic from Spanish side Rayo Vallecano on a free transfer.

Ipswich are giving a trial to midfielder Luke Dobie, who left Bristol City at the end of last season.

DAILY MAIL

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was last night locked in negotiations to finalise Gareth Bale's world record £94million transfer to Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho tore into Paul Lambert at Stamford Bridge and accused Aston Villa's manager of whingeing, lacking managerial maturity and deploying long-ball tactics.

Stoke are considering a loan move for Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi, 25, with Genoa, Feyenoord and Anderlecht all having made enquiries.

Chelsea are leading the chase for Sporting Lisbon's England Under-21 international defender Eric Dier who has a £4.2m buy-out clause.

Sunderland are again considering making a move for 25-year-old Toulouse left-back Cheikh M'Bengue.

Newcastle have been offered Siena's 24-year-old Swiss striker Innocent Emeghara on a loan deal.

DAILY EXPRESS

Arsenal eased the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger with victory in the Champions League qualifier away at Fenerbahce last night.

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is expected to be out of action for three months after fracturing a metatarsal in training, hindering Manchester United's hopes of signing Luka Modric.

Manchester City will step up their efforts to sign Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis after an injury to Vincent Kompany.

West Brom are confident of sealing a loan move for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair in the next 48 hours, despite late interest from Southampton.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal have moved for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and are ready to bid £40m for the 25-year-old France international.

Former Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has been interviewed for the England Under-21 manager's job.

THE TIMES

Arsenal could re-sign midfielder Mathieu Flamini, 29, who has been training with the club since his contract with AC Milan expired.

Crystal Palace have offered £2m for St Etienne winger Yohan Mollo.

Stoke have been rejected by Werder Bremen striker Marko Arnautovic and have enquired about Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton.

INDEPENDENT

Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal for the £10m-rated Derby County midfielder Will Hughes, who would be loaned straight back to the Championship club.

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