NEWCASTLE United featured heavily in today’s transfer rumours sections of the media.
The Magpies were linked with a World Cup star, while they could also lose one of their key performers.
The Sunday Express claimed Tottenham, Everton and Newcastle are all competing to sign Ecuador striker Enner Valencia. The Pachuca forward, 25, has scored three goals in two games at the World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday said Tottenham will make a £10m move for Newcastle’s Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, 26, if Hugo Lloris, 27, returns to France to sign for Paris St-Germain.
It was quiet on the Sunderland front, but here’s some of the other main headlines:
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is meeting Mario Balotelli’s agent in Brazil this weekend to discuss a potential £25m move for Italy’s AC Milan striker, 23. Daily Star Sunday
Real Madrid are interested in England winger Raheem Sterling but will wait until next summer before making any move for the Liverpool youngster, 19. Sunday Mirror
Spain striker Alvaro Negredo wants to leave Manchester City for Atletico Madrid and the current La Liga champions want the 28-year-old to replace Chelsea-bound Diego Costa, 25. Sunday Mirror
Monaco’s Colombia international forward Radamel Falcao, 28, has turned down approaches from Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham. Sunday Express
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 27, has refused to rule out a move away from Paris St-Germain after being linked with Manchester United. Sunday Mirror
Liverpool are losing interest in England midfielder Adam Lallana - because they do not believe the 26-year-old is worth the £30m fee Southampton are demanding. Sun (subscription required)
Lallana will attempt to force through a move to Liverpool when the England squad returns home from the World Cup next week, but is reluctant to put in a transfer request. Sunday Echo
Swansea and QPR will rival Arsenal in the race to sign Toulouse’s Ivory Coast full-back Serge Aurier, 21. L’Equipe (French)
Aurier has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and will cost the Gunners £8m. Daily Star Sunday
Tottenham want Netherlands’ PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, 20, who could cost £17m. Sunday Mirror
Everton are interested in signing Crystal Palace’s DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 25. Sunday Mirror