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Real Madrid will demand £24million for Arsenal target Alvaro Morata and Rafael Benitez is eyeing a return to the Premier League.

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are making a late bid to compete with Atletico Madrid to sign Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku.

Real Madrid will demand £24million for Arsenal target Alvaro Morata, according to Spanish paper AS.

Rafael Benitez has confirmed he wants to return to England to manage another Premier League club in the future.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Louis van Gaal has been knocked back by Thomas Muller's new contract but is still hopeful of shaking up his forwards department.

Manchester City midfielder David Silva thinks Manuel Pellegrini's approach has brought out the best in him.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Cristian Tello is not a summer transfer priority for Roberto Martinez - despite the Everton boss being an admirer of the Barcelona star.

Dejan Lovren appears to be trying to force through a move to Liverpool after reports he has submitted a transfer request at Southampton.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle will resurrect their interest in Ajax playmaker Siem de Jong later in the summer - but managing director Lee Charnley must nail down striker targets before getting the green light to secure arrivals in other positions.

Looking at the figures for how much each save costs a club, it is Sunderland's Vito Mannone who comes out on top in the Premier League.

THE JOURNAL

Newcastle have reportedly entered into talks with former Argentina winger Diego Perotti.

Fiorentina want to look at Marcos Alonso in pre-season before deciding what to do with the player interesting both Sunderland and West Ham.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland are not chasing French striker Bafetimbi Gomis, despite a raft of media reporting otherwise over the last few days.

Sunderland plan to open contract talks early with Connor Wickham and Vito Mannone in a bid to avoid the mistakes of the recent past.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Birmingham City are to announce the signing of Gavin Gunning and David Edgar.

Former Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is ready to hatch a plan with Paul Lambert over how Villa can share assistant boss Roy Keane with Ireland.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolverhampton's pursuit of £2m defender Harry Maguire has been hit by news of Premier League interest from Hull City, it emerged today.

THE SENTINEL

Mark Hughes beat a host of top clubs in the race to sign Mame Diouf after telling the striker he will make him a star.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Rafael van der Vaart is ready to turn his back on a reunion with QPR boss Harry Redknapp and stay at Hamburg.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes a deal for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas is close to completion.

WALES ONLINE

Confirmation is expected from Cardiff within the next two days on a deal for 29-year-old Crystal Palace midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi.

THE DAILY ECHO

Dejan Lovren has dealt Southampton another summer blow by handing in a formal transfer request.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull City and Curtis Davies will sit down at the end of this month to open talks about a new and improved deal as Newcastle show interest.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Massimo Cellino is weighing up the potential cost of appointing Eamonn Dolan as Leeds United's head coach ahead of his return from Italy.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

Chile's World Cup star Gary Medel is being courted by La Liga side Valencia.

LEICESTER MERCURY

Lloyd Dyer is set to officially become a Watford player, bringing to an end his six years with Leicester City.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers have yet to receive an inquiry for the transfer-listed David Goodwillie but remain keen to move the striker on.

Southampton are continuing to monitor Burnley striker Danny Ings - but the identity of their new boss will determine whether they proceed with a bid.

EVENING GAZETTE

Diego Sinhorini Ghidoni, 17, came through the ranks at Juninho's club Ituano and is expected to be at Middlesbrough ahead of the new season.

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Steve Eyre is Huddersfield Town's new first-team coach.

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

Doncaster Rovers are understood to be eagerly awaiting the green light from Louis Tomlinson's management, as takeover talks continue.

READING POST

Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino admits that Reading's hard stance over Eamonn Dolan has left him questioning whether to continue his pursuit of the academy manager.

THE ARGUS

Brighton and Hove Albion's released players could be thrown a lifeline by new boss Sami Hyypia.

THE SCOTSMAN

The rebuilding of Hearts will pick up speed in the coming days after the Tynecastle club finally exited administration yesterday.

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