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A look at the stories making the back-page headlines in this morning's newspapers.

Last Updated: 21/07/14 at 12:28 Post Comment

Didier Drogba: Set for return to Chelsea

Didier Drogba: Set for return to Chelsea

DAILY MIRROR

Chelsea hope to announce the return of club legend Didier Drogba this week.

Arsenal have been told they will have to splash out at least £24million up front for Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho.

Spurs will turn their attention to Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin once they announce the £10million signing of Swansea left-back Ben Davies.

Tottenham have finalised a deal for Swansea keeper Michel Vorm for around £5million, plus midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Leicester want to pair Sporting Lisbon's Islam Slimani with £7million Brighton marksman Leonardo Ulloa up front as they return to the top flight.

Steve Bruce is stepping up his bid to make Tottenham left-back Danny Rose his fourth summer signing for Hull.

Tottenham are trying to buy the latest 'new Luka Modric' - Hajduk Split teenage attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic - in a £3million deal.

THE SUN

Morgan Schneiderlin will snub Arsenal for Spurs to be reunited with former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Wayne Rooney admits he is on a mission to impress new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal do not need to sign another striker.

Hull are ready to pay £6million for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose.

Brad Friedel believes Hugo Lloris could remain as Tottenham's No 1 until 2028.

DAILY STAR

Liverpool are eyeing a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco.

West Ham are planning loan moves for Inter Milan midfielder Saphir Taider and Malaga full-back Vitorino Antunes.

DAILY MAIL

Leicester want Sporting Lisbon's Algerian striker Islam Slimani.

Arsenal have agreed a £3.2million fee with Nice for goalkeeper David Ospina.

Didier Drogba is poised to take a step closer to realising his dream of a return to Chelsea this week.

THE TIMES

Southampton defneder Dejan Lovren is set to complete a £20million move to Liverpool this week.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Arsenal will have to pay at least £24m up front to sign 22-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

THE GUARDIAN

Liverpool's £10million summer signing Emre Can is in danger of missing the club's pre-season tour to the United States because of an injury.

DAILY EXPRESS

Micah Richards wants a loan move after clubs baulked at Manchester City's £7million asking price.

West Ham will offer £100 season tickets when they move into the Olympic Stadium.

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he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

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Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

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et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

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d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

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