Football rumours from the media – 2nd August 2017

What the papers say

Manchester United are interested in signing Paris St-Germain’s right-back Serge Aurier, according to the Daily Mirror. The Daily Express say a £27million fee has been agreed for the 24-year-old and the transfer could go ahead next week.

Manchester United are keeping an eye on Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Manchester United are keeping an eye on Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker (Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport)

Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News suggest United have also made an enquiry about Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker – but are not expected to sign the 22-year-old this summer.

The Liverpool Echo claim Everton are considering a move for 23-year-old Lazio defender Wesley Hoedt, who is valued at £12million.

Chelsea want to bring Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea want to bring Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva to Stamford Bridge (Martin Rickett/EMPICS Sport)

Chelsea are keen on making Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva their latest signing, the Mirror are reporting.

Online/social round-up

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez wants to sign Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez wants to sign Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

@DailyStar_Sport: Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa wanted by Rafael Benitez at Newcastle.

@TeleFootball: Man City insist on £50m buy-back option as Kelechi Iheanacho moves to Leicester City in £25m deal.

@NFFC_live: Nottingham Forest set to sign Everton midfielder Kieran Dowell, an Under-20 World Cup winner, on loan.

Players to watch

Neymar is expected to return to training with Barcelona today despite speculation linking him with a move to PSG
Neymar is expected to return to training with Barcelona today despite speculation linking him with a move to PSG (Marc Serota/AP

Neymar: The Brazil international is expected to return to training with his Barcelona team-mates on Wednesday, say ESPN.

Alvaro Negredo: AS report that the Valencia striker is set to sign for Besiktas, despite rival interest from Swansea and Leeds.

Carlton Cole: The Mail claim the 33-year-old former West Ham striker is on the verge of being sacked by Indonesian side Persib Bandung.

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