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Barcelona are preparing a £17.5m bid for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, while Manchester United want Daley Blind to replace Patrice Evra.

Last Updated: 11/07/14 at 14:35

Jan Vertonghen: Spurs defender in demand

Jan Vertonghen: Spurs defender in demand

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Tottenham were today handed a major boost after Hugo Lloris agreed a new five-year contract but they are facing a battle to stop Jan Vertonghen joining Barcelona with the Catalan giants preparing a £17.5m bid.

Kurt Zouma has told Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho he is ready to play for the first team next season.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Daley Blind will become a priority target if United lose Patrice Evra to Juventus.

Louis van Gaal will take charge of Manchester United in the home dugout at Old Trafford for the first time on August 12.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Jose Enrique believes Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has bought wisely so far during the summer.

Gareth Barry is fully worthy of the three-year contract he has been given by Everton, according to former Blues midfielder Graham Stuart.

Lazar Markovic is set to undergo a medical on Thursday ahead of completing his £20million move from Benfica to Liverpool.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Newcastle United are ready to mount a fresh bid to re-sign Loic Remy - after re-initiating talks with priority target Remy Cabella.

Sunderland have yet to return with an increased offer for Jordon Mutch, according to Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

THE JOURNAL

Juventus defender Mauricio Isla is on Newcastle United's shortlist of players to replace Mathieu Debuchy.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Danny Graham and Nacho Scocco are both edging closer to the exit door as Sunderland look to cut their ties with the two big-earning strikers.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Paul Lambert believes Joe Cole retains the appetite to make the next chapter of his football career a success.

EXPRESS & STAR

Wolves winger Zeli Ismail is poised to seal a loan move to Scottish League Cup winners Aberdeen.

THE SENTINEL

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates believes Mark Hughes has now answered his critics and re-established his reputation as a top-class Premier League manager.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Chelsea look to be back in the hunt for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Swansea City have discussed the possibility of bringing Gylfi Sigurdsson back to Wales having been offered the Iceland star by Tottenham Hotspur.

WALES ONLINE

Brendan Rodgers could be ready to hijack Tottenham's move for Ben Davies after Liverpool emerged as a potential suitor for the Swansea City starlet.

THE DAILY ECHO

A petition has been launched to rename one of the stands at St Mary's after Southampton's late owner, Markus Liebherr.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Curtis Davies says he would welcome talks over extending his Hull City contract, but admits to feeling "disappointed" a superb debut season at the KC Stadium has not yet brought the promise of a new deal.

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Leeds United striker Matt Smith has emerged as a major target for Millwall after the Bermondsey club failed with an initial bid for him.

DERBY TELEGRAPH

ZAK Whitbread aims to push Richard Keogh and Jake Buxton for a place at the heart of Derby County's defence this season.

NOTTINGHAM POST

Nottingham Forest have told Djamel Abdoun that he has no future at the club.

LEICESTER MERCURY

David Nugent signed a new two-year contract with Leicester City and declares "bring on the Premier League".

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Blackburn Rovers youngster Josh Morris has re-signed for Fleetwood Town on loan.

BLACKPOOL GAZETTE

Matt Gilks says he is worried about Blackpool's future and blasted the lack of a legacy from their Premier League adventure.

EVENING GAZETTE

Kenneth Omeruo has repeated his desire to re-sign for Middlesbrough.

THE STAR

Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, is refusing to call time on his pursuit of Cardiff City right-back John Brayford,

HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER

Huddersfield Town are being strongly linked with former Fulham and England Under 21 full-back Matthew Briggs.

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

Doncaster Rovers boss Paul Dickov insists he has seen plenty of positive signs as he looks to bring players into the club and tie down those out-of-contract.

READING POST

Royston Drenthe will not take part in any of Reading's pre-season fixtures as he continues to look for a move away from the club.

THE ARGUS

Leicester City remain keen on Brighton striker Leo Ulloa - despite securing their own top scorer, David Nugent, on a new deal.

IPSWICH STAR

Notts County manager Shaun Derry says 'nothing's progressed' regarding Ipswich Town's interest in signing keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

EVENING TIMES

Hibs supporters are preparing to step up their bid for control of the Leith outfit after holding talks with owner Sir Tom Farmer.

THE SCOTSMAN

Rangers fans have reacted angrily over a statement by former Rangers' director Brian Stockbridge in which he claims on his new company's website that he was 'instrumental' in saving the club.

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