Paper Talk: Fulham to beat Toon to Bent

Fulham are favourites to sign Darren Bent as Newcastle focus on Loic Remy, while Tottenham want Alvaro Morata in any deal for Gareth Bale.

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Darren Bent: Looks likely to be heading back to London

Darren Bent: Looks likely to be heading back to London

DAILY MIRROR

Daniel Levy is ready to admit defeat over Gareth Bale after the Spurs star told the club that he wants to leave for Real Madrid in a £90m deal.

Manchester United will make Barcelona one final 'take it or leave it' offer for playmaker Cesc Fabregas.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are ready to make a last-ditch effort to buy Chelsea's £40m-rated 26-year-old Brazil defender David Luiz.

Newcastle are edging closer to the £7m signing of Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Fulham are closing in on Sunderland's 25-year-old midfielder and former captain Lee Cattermole.

QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas is ready to grab a Premier League lifeline with newly promoted Hull City.

Sunderland could hijack Crystal Palace's bid for former Arsenal winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie who has been told he can leave Panathinaikos.

Liverpool's best summer signing could be midfielder Steven Gerrard, admits manager Brendan Rodgers.

THE SUN

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has warned midfielder Frank Lampard that he will get no special treatment this season.

Gareth Bale reported back for training with Tottenham yesterday but - surprise surprise - was too 'injured' to take part.

Newcastle have been told they must pay £6m for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent after Fulham matched the asking price.

Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, 27, is in talks with West Brom over a £40,000 a week move from French side Lille after the Baggies triggered his £2.6m release clause.

Fulham are still haggling with Wolves over a deal for French winger Bakary Sako, 25, with the Cottagers only prepared to pay £2.5m.

Crystal Palace are ready to take on Cardiff City for France international right-back Anthony Reveillere, 33, who has been released by Lyon.

DAILY STAR

Tottenham are ready to sanction a £95m cash-plus-player deal after Gareth Bale last night told them he's desperate to join Real Madrid.

Luis Suarez will have no easy escape route from Liverpool after they insisted they won't listen to ANY offers for their star striker.

Sunderland are considering a move for former Arsenal winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie who has been on trial at Crystal Palace.

Southampton full-back Calum Chambers, 18, has rejected interest from Liverpool to sign a four-year deal at St Mary's.

West Brom have had a loan move for striker Darren Bent rejected by neighbours Aston Villa.

DAILY MAIL

Real Madrid believe they have finally persuaded Tottenham to sell Gareth Bale for a world-record £87m.

Manchester United are making a new £35m bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and are considering allowing Nick Powell to go to Watford on loan.

Fulham have become the frontrunners to sign Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, offering £6m after having an initial £4m bid turned down.

Stoke are keen on Hamburg striker Artjom Rudnevs, 25, with the German side looking to raise funds to sign Nikica Jelavic and Nicklas Bendtner.

West Brom are in talks with PSG's 32-year-old Uruguay defender Diego Lugano.

Sunderland have stepped up their interest in Inter Milan midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic, 25, with West Ham and Aston Villa also keen.

QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas, 30, is in talks with Hull City, while the London club are closing in on a £4m move for Burnley striker Charlie Austin which would allow Loic Remy's one-year loan move to Newcastle to happen.

DAILY EXPRESS

Gareth Bale met Andre Villas-Boas yesterday but tomorrow at Stansted Airport could be the acid test of whether he will move to Real Madrid this summer.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is desperate for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas to join him at Old Trafford as boss David Moyes awaits a response to a £35m bid.

Everton and QPR are set to compete for the signature of 28-year-old former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder Momo Sissoko.

Real Sociedad have emerged as a surprise destination for Josh McEachran next season with the Spanish side confident a loan move can be agreed with Chelsea for the 20-year-old midfielder.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Gareth Bale's departure from Spurs looked increasingly likely on Wednesday night after it emerged that he had told Andre Villas-Boas he wanted to join Real Madrid.

Manchester United will increase their bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas to £35m.

Midfielder Steven Gerrard, 33, hopes he can convince 26-year-old striker Luis Suarez, whom he calls "the best footballer he has ever played with", to stay at Liverpool.

Newcastle hope they can put the finishing touches to a loan deal to bring 26-year-old Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy to Tyneside after a move for Aston Villa's Darren Bent, 29, collapsed on Wednesday night.

THE TIMES

Real Madrid expect to sign Gareth Bale within days after moving close to a £100m deal for the Tottenham Hotspur forward last night.

THE GUARDIAN

Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and they will tell the Spanish club that the prospect of a deal would increase if the striker Alvaro Morata were included as a makeweight.

THE INDEPENDENT

Steven Gerrard has revealed he has told Luis Suarez he should only leave Liverpool for Real Madrid or Barcelona, but that first the Uruguayan striker should experience Champions League football at Anfield rather than compromise with a move to Arsenal.

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