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Manchester United are closer to clinching the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, but deals for Leighton Baines and Luka Modric appear less likely.

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DAILY STAR

Manchester United are locked in advanced talks to clinch the stunning return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.

Gareth Bale will not play for Tottenham again.

Liverpool have tabled a bid of around £22million for Atletico striker Diego Costa.

Back-up goalkeeper Hilario has signed a new one-year deal to stay at Chelsea for a seventh season.

THE SUN

Wayne Rooney is ready to walk away from Manchester United - if the fans turn against him.

New Tottenham buy Roberto Soldado last night pleaded 'don't let Gareth Bale go'.

David Moyes' hopes of buying Leighton Baines look doomed - because Everton are furious at the manner in which he left for Manchester United.

Brendan Rodgers is ready to splash out £22million to land Brazilian striker Doego Costa.

Saint-Etienne are preparing a move for Bolton's David Ngog.

Middlesbrough are closing in on Bristol City ace Albert Adomah.

Wigan have signed Norwich central defender Leon Barnett.

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer is trying to talk Sunderland winger James McClean into a season's loan.

DAILY MIRROR

Real Madrid have agreed to pay £105million for Gareth Bale.

Manchester United have written to Everton apologising for the way they recruited David Moyes as their manager.

Liverpool are about to sign rising Brazil star Diego Costa.

Luis Suarez is refusing to give up on a £40million move to Arsenal after angrily claiming Liverpool agreed to let him go.

Roberto Soldado has promised to fire 'sensational' Spurs into the Champions League.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has scared Barcelona off by putting a £40m price tag on David Luiz's head.

Alan Hutton has turned down a return to Real Mallorca after they were relegated.

Genoa have made a £5million bid for QPR bad boy Adel Taarabt.

DAILY MAIL

Liverpool have launched a bid to make Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa one of their most expensive players in history.

Wolves defender Roger Johnson is a loan target for Sheffield Wednesday.

Sunderland winger James McClean is a loan target for Blackburn.

Cardiff City have resumed interest in West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.

Papiss Cisse of Newcastle is the latest target for Trabzonspor in Turkey.

West Ham are interested in a deal for Werder Bremen striker Marko Arnautovic.

Tottenham have been told to forget the idea of signing Real Madrid starlet Alvaro Morata as part of the Gareth Bale transfer.

Arsene Wenger insists he is happy to start the season with his current squad if Arsenal cannot complete the signing of Luis Suarez.

DAILY EXPRESS

Liverpool have tabled a bid of around £22million for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa as manager Brendan Rodgers seeks to bolster his attacking options.

David Moyes' pursuit of a new midfielder received a fresh blow yesterday as Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti warned the Manchester United boss off making a move for Luka Modric.

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