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Romelu Lukaku has refused to open talks with Everton over a possible new contract
Romelu Lukaku has refused to open talks with Everton over a possible new contract

Bayern Munich have joined Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 24. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 24, is Manchester United’s top transfer target as Belgium international Lukaku and Torino striker Andrea Belotti, 23, are too expensive. (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, has spoken about rumours linking him with Barcelona, saying a move would be tempting. (Ekstra Blade, via Independent)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been spotted in Nice with chief executive Ivan Gazidis as speculation mounts that the Gunners could make a move for 18-year-old Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. (Mirror)

Deal of the day

But Real Madrid have made a world-record £118m bid for the France international. (Sun)

Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has told Manchester United that he will never rejoin them. (Daily Star)

Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and defender Sergio Ramos, 31, do not believe the club need to make a move for Manchester United keeper David de Gea, 26. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)

The Guardian back page leads with Alan Pardew’s emotional tribute to former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, who died on Monday

Liverpool may investigate using some of their players, in particular 27-year-old centre-back Mamadou Sakho, as part of the deal to sign Southampton central defender Virgil van Dijk, 25. (Daily Telegraph)

READ: Arsene Wenger, Ivan Gazidis in France for Mbappe talks

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26, says he is open to the possibility of not playing for six months while waiting for Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban to expire. (Eurosport, via ESPN FC)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte still hopes to land Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 30, after spells together with Juve and Italy. (Sun)

Manchester United’s hopes of signing Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic could be helped as the Italian club may need to sell the 28-year-old because of financial fair play restrictions.(Sport Mediaset, via Daily Express)

Real Madrid defender Pepe, 34, is set to leave the Spanish giants and sign a two-year contract with Paris St-Germain.(Marca)

Bayern Munich are willing to sell winger Douglas Costa, 26, and midfielder Renato Sanches, 19, if the right bids come in for the pair. (Bild, via Sun)

Barcelona’s new manager Ernesto Valverde is planning to make a fresh £45m bid to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, 22. (Sport, via Mirror)

Arsenal are set to offer central defender Rob Holding a new contract at the Emirates. The 21-year-old signed from Bolton last summer for £2.1m. (Mirror)

And the Gunners are close to agreeing a new deal with winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23.(Telegraph)

Newcastle United have won the race to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 19, on loan.(Times – subscription required)

The Express also leads with the news of Cheick Tiote’s tragic death after he collapsed during training in China

Huddersfield manager David Wagner has received some “interesting offers” but is committed to leading the team in the Premier League next season, says his agent.(SPORT1, via Talksport)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is open to taking charge of Sunderland but wants reassurances over the club’s budget. (Telegraph)

Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton are all showing interest in 16-year-old Bolton Wanderers midfielder Max Broughton.(Daily Mail)

West Brom have been boosted in their pursuit of Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo, 31, after the Spaniard revealed his desire to remain in the Premier League following a loan spell at Middlesbrough. (Sun)

Former Russia manager Leonid Slutsky, 46, has agreed a two-year deal to take over as Hull City’s new manager following the departure of Marco Silva. (Daily Star)


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