Paris St-Germain's Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani, 28, is the "prime target" to replace Fenerbahce-bound Robin van Persie, 31, at Manchester United. (Talksport) 

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 26, is at the top of Manchester United's attacking targets as manager Louis van Gaal prepares to take his summer spending to more than £300m. (Daily Telegraph) 

Manchester City will attempt to push their summer spending towards the £100m mark this week by securing the signing of Wolfsburg's 24-year-old Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. (Daily Telegraph) 

The arrival of 20-year-old Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling at Manchester City is set to speed up the sales of strikers Edin Dzeko, 29, and Stevan Jovetic, 25, to Roma and Inter Milan respectively. (Manchester Evening News) 

Ajax are in discussions with Arsenal about a season-long loan move for 22-year-old French striker Yaya Sanogo. (Daily Mail) 

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 30, says he rejected the advances of Inter Milan before committing his long-term future to the Reds. (Liverpool Echo) 

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling, on the verge of joining Man City from Liverpool, again dominates the back pages of the newspapers

Tottenham want £9m-rated Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, 21, to play alongside Harry Kane next season. (Daily Mirror) 

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has suggested Manchester United defensive target Sergio Ramos, 29, is a player who cannot leave. (Marca – in Spanish) 

Crystal Palace are attempting to sign QPR goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 25, who has a relegation clause of about £3.5m in his contract. (Times) 

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 26, fears being played out of position this season and is seeking talks with manager Arsene Wenger. (Sun – subscription required) 

Wenger says Ozil is not for sale this summer and expects the German to play an important role this season. (London Evening Standard) 

Dynamo Kiev midfielder Jeremain Lens, 27, is in talks with Sunderland. The Dutchman played under Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat at AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven. (Guardian) 

Southampton are set to sign Feyenoord's £8m midfielder Jordy Clasie, 24, after selling Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, to Manchester United. (Sun – subscription required) 

The inclusion of Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, in their squad for the pre-season tour to the United States has ruled out an imminent move to Real Madrid for the Spaniard. (Independent) 

Newcastle are interested in Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 23. Sunderland and Aston Villa are also bidding for the England international. (Daily Star) 

Spanish striker Michu, 29, is set to end his difficult time with Swansea City by rejoining Rayo Vallecano. (Daily Star) 

Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes, 25, is only expected to be out for up to a fortnight despite being taken off on a stretcher during a pre-season friendly. (Lancashire Telegraph) 

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren says Newcastle's 13,000-mile pre-season tour of the United States is not ideal. (Daily Express) 

The Sun

The Sun back page

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards says he is not the reason Aston Villa team-mate Fabian Delph, 25, decided against moving to Manuel Pellegrini's side. (ITV) 

Carl Jenkinson has agreed a new five-year deal at Arsenal, but the 23-year-old defender will rejoin West Ham United on loan. (Daily Telegraph) 

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren will not confirm whether he is trying to sign QPR's 26-year-old striker Charlie Austin. (Chronicle) 

Watford are concerned the £5.5m deal to sign Tottenham's French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, 24, could fall through. (London Evening Standard) 

New Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, 33, is providing his team-mates with the belief they can win the title, according to midfielder Mikel Arteta. (Guardian) 

West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing, 30, could complete a £5m move to Championship club Middlesbrough, despite interest from Sunderland. (Times) 

Blackpool could face more Football Association action after Saturday's friendly at Lancaster City was abandoned after fans ran onto the pitch. (Blackpool Gazette) 

Hull City owners Assem and Ehab Allam are considering their futures at the KC Stadium after their bid to change the club's name to Hull Tigers was rejected for a second time. (Hull Daily Mail) 

Best of social media

Arsene Wenger

A tattoo of a bespectacled Arsene Wenger sitting on a dog

People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons – to remind them of someone or something, perhaps, or because they simply like the design. However, can you think of a reason why someone would want one of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sitting on a dog? Nope, we can't either, but someone went and got one anyway… (Daily Mirror) 

Manchester United's new signings Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger looked to be quickly settling into their new surroundings as their team-mate Juan Mata snapped a selfie with them on a plane en route to the United States. (Juan Mata on Twitter)  

Stoke City

Stoke City players enjoying pre-season training with a difference

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has called for Louis van Gaal's side to re-sign Real Madrid's 30-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo, writing on Twitter:   "What about tempting this guy to come back?!"

Inspired by Wimbledon? Stoke City tweeted  a picture of some members of their first team enjoying a game of 'football tennis'.

And finally

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, was accused on Twitter of "basically retiring" after joining Chelsea from Stoke – with many expecting him to stay on the bench at Stamford Bridge. (Metro) 

Philadelphia Union coach Jim Curtin has likened Bournemouth to Rocky Balboa after the Cherries' promotion to the Premier League. (Bournemouth Echo) 


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