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A look at the football transfer gossip in Wednesday's national newspapers.

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Dejan Lovren: Set for Liverpool move, says the Star

Dejan Lovren: Set for Liverpool move, says the Star

DAILY STAR

Manchester United have been told by Borussia Dortmund they have no chance of signing World Cup winners Mats Hummels and Marco Reus.

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton feels Southampton defender Dejan Lovren is just the player the club needs. Starsport understands Liverpool have agreed a £20m transfer package with Southampton for the Croatia centre-back.

Liverpool have set their sights on Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo.

Sunderland have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over an ambitious move for midfielder Cristian Rodriguez.

Southampton are preparing to crank up their attempts to land Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster and Norwich winger Nathan Redmond. Saints have had initial offers knocked back.

Barnsley are chasing free agent Zat Knight after the centre-back left Bolton.

Ipswich are giving a trial to striker Leroy Lita after he was released by Swansea and want to re-sign Owen Garvan from Crystal Palace.

THE SUN

Manchester City will offer striker Sergio Aguero a whopping £52m deal to stay at the club.

Tottenham are close to sealing a double swoop for Swansea duo Ben Davies and Michel Vorm.

Manchester United are ready to smash the British transfer record to return to the top.

Arsene Wenger has put moves for a midfield general on hold while he assesses Abou Diaby's return to fitness.

Paul Lambert has delivered a blunt hands-off warning to clubs coveting his Dutch World Cup sensation Ron Vlaar.

Inter Milan want Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Hull boss Steve Bruce plans to hijack West Brom's £2.5million move for Costa Rica World Cup star Cristian Gamboa.

DAILY MIRROR

Louis van Gaal has been told money is no object as he plots Manchester United's revival.

Tottenham are being handed the chance to sign talented Shakhtar Donetsk forward Douglas Costa because of the crisis in Ukraine.

Cesc Fabregas has revealed how Jose Mourinho put Chelsea before his own family to persuaded him to join the Blues.

Crystal Palace are looking at Hull's Curtis Davies after losing out to QPR in the race for Steven Caulker.

QPR are keen on Osasuna midfielder Raoul Cedric Loe, who is also interesting Burnley and West Brom.

Newcastle want Arsenal wonderkid Serge Gnabry on a season-long loan.

THE TIMES

Arsenal are in talks to sell Nacho Monreal to Atletico Madrid.

Juventus have asked to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan, but Chelsea want a permanent deal for the striker.

THE GUARDIAN

Louis van Gaal will be handed a budget of £86m to sign the players required to get them challenging for silverware again.

DAILY MAIL

Arsenal will be challenged by Inter Milan and Roma for the signature of £15m-rated Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic.

Manchester City, who are expected to sign Eliaquim Mangala from Porto, are monitoring Isco's situation at Real Madrid.

Southampton will have to increase their bid for Fraser Forster after Celtic dismissed their opening offer as "derisory".

Monaco have joined Atletico Madrid in wanting Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

Hull are in talks with Rennes over a deal for Cameroon defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

West Brom are closing on a £2m deal for Rosneborg's Costa Rica international Cristian Gamboa after he impressed at the World Cup.

Stoke's pursuit of Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is hanging in the balance over personal terms.

DAILY EXPRESS

Lionel Messi weighed up a shock transfer to Arsenal before signing a new Barcelona deal just two months ago, according to reports in Spain.

DAILY RECORD

Groningen president Hans Nijland hopes to cash in if Virgil van Dijk lands a bumper move to the English Premier League. Nijland sold van Dijk to Celtic last summer.

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