Man City and Chelsea quoted £50MILLION for Ross Barkley: Transfer news and gossip from Sunday’s papers
There is no Premier League football this weekend so we've had to make do with the lower leagues, and a smattering of internationals.
But if you're missing the cut and thrust of the top flight, then why not feast your eyes on the transfer gossip round-up below.
It appears plenty of clubs will be splashing the cash again this summer in a bid to bolster their squads.
Louis van Gaal continues to make his mark at Old Trafford, Arsenal may eventually add in positions they actually need and the rest of the Premier League big boys are never too far away from a deal.
Here are the latest transfer bits and pieces from the Sunday Mirror, the People and today's newspapers:
Transfer stories from today's Sunday Mirror
Newcastle are planning a £60million summer overhaul ahead of the expected arrival of Steve McClaren as their new manager which will lead to the exit of some big names. It is understood they will be willing to listen to offers for Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul. READ MORE
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Burnley striker Danny Ings is being pursued by German side Schalke as he weighs up his options. Manchester United and Liverpool lead the list of premier League clubs interested in Ings, whose contract expires in the summer. READ MORE
Jordan Henderson insists that he WILL sign a new deal at Liverpool despite a contract talks stand-off between the club and his advisors. READ MORE
Transfer stories from today's Sunday People
James Milner will quit Manchester City this summer and sign for Liverpool. And that could see City accelerate a £35million move for another England midfielder – Everton’s Ross Barkley. READ MORE
Manuel Pellegrini will only face the sack by Manchester City this summer if his reigning Premier League champions finish outside the top two. READ MORE
Randy Lerner is set to sell Aston Villa for £150million. The US tycoon is in final discussions with a UK-based group. READ MORE
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Pepe is all set to pen a new deal at Real Madrid – putting Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on red alert over fellow Bernabeu defender Rafael Varane. READ MORE
Chelsea are tracking Genk’s big Senegalese central defender Kara Mbodj. READ MORE
Tony Pulis is planning a major overhaul of West Brom's squad this summer – with Victor Anichebe and Youssouf Mulumbu the chief casualties. READ MORE
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has blocked a request from reserve keeper Jack Butland to go out on loan amid rumours first-choice Asmir Begovic is set to quit the club this summer. Begovic has been linked with Manchester United, Tottenham and Inter Milan. READ MORE
Transfer stories from other newspapers and websites
Manchester City and Chelsea are keen on a swoop for Everton midfield starlet Ross Barkley - but the Toffees are insisting any buyer must find £50million to sign the 21-year-old. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Arsene Wenger is planning a double-raid for Victor Wanyama and Aleksandar Mitrovic. The Arsenal boss is prepared to splash £30million on the duo, with Wanyama costing £20million and Anderlecht striker Mitrovic being valued at £10million. (Sun on Sunday)
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Liverpool defender Glen Johnson could leave Anfield in order to sign for Barcelona on a free transfer. The 30-year-old is expected to leave Liverpool at the end of the current season and was linked with a switch to Roma, but a bigger move could be on the cards. (Sport)
Arsenal will allow Carl Jenkinson to join West Ham permanently at the end of the season. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Real Madrid are set to step up their efforts to sign Manchester United keeper David De Gea - by offering current goalkeeper Iker Casillas a £2.5million pay-off. (Sunday Express)
Arsenal will face competition from Atletico Madrid in their pursuit of Ilkay Gundogan. The defender could want to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the current season with the Bundesliga side set to miss out on the Champions League places. (Bild)
Radamel Falcao is poised to sign for Juventus when his loan at Manchester United expires at the end of the season. (Gazzetta TV)
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Mateo Kovacic will not join Liverpool from Inter Milan at the end of the season. Kovacic’s representative Nikky Vuksan insists that he will remain at the San Siro at the end of the season, where he has been impressing since breaking into the team. (Mail on Sunday)
Reported Manchester United target Stefan De Vrij says that he does not know about an approach from the Red Devils. The Lazio defender, 23, told Fox Sports that he is not thinking about making a move this summer.
“I do not know anything about Manchester United’s interest in me, but I’m used to the media linking me with other teams. Meanwhile, I’m very happy at Lazio, everything’s going well and I’m just focusing on this." (Fox Sports)