CHELSEA, Liverpool, Man City, Newcastle and Sunderland made the transfer headlines on as the summer window hots up.
On a day when Gareth Barry completed his move to Everton, signing a three-year deal, there were also plenty of rumours.
The national newspapers followed up the Gazette’s story from yesterday about Sunderland being interested in Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell.
And Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy’s proposed move to Arsenal also continued to make column inches.
Here is a round-up of the main transfer headlines today:
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, is reportedly unhappy again with the Premier League champions, with Chelsea, Liverpool or Paris St-Germain likely to vie for the Ivorian’s services. Daily Express
West Ham United have made a £12m bid to bring Ukraine international winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 24, to Upton Park from Dnipro. Sky Sports
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27, is in limbo as his move to Barcelona is being held up by a dispute over how to structure the £75m fee. Daily Mail
Inter Milan are keen on signing Cardiff City’s Chilean international midfielder Gary Medel on loan, with a view to making the deal permanent in 12 months’ time. Wales Online
France right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 28, is expected to have a medical at Arsenal this week in preparation for a proposed £7.9m move from Newcastle United. Guardian
Arsenal may offer right-back Carl Jenkinson, 22, to newcastle if their bid for Mathieu Debuchy comes to fruition. Daily Mail
Sunderland may seek to bring in Manchester City’s Jack Rodwell, 23, on loan in a bid to bolster their midfield following several departures from their squad over the summer. Daily Star
Swansea City are close to agreeing a £4m deal with Hungarian club Ferencvaros for midfielder Muhamed Besic, 21, who played for Bosnia-Hercegovina at the World Cup. Talksport
Barcelona have joined Manchester United in the race for Borussia Dortmund’s German World Cup defender Mats Hummels, 25. Daily Express
Liverpool have been forced to admit defeat in their attempts to sign Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez, 25, who looks set to join Arsenal instead. Liverpool Echo
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o, 33, is in line to join former Chelsea team-mate Ashley Cole at Roma after leaving Stamford Bridge. Daily Mail
Cole, 33, has taken a pay cut of around 75% in signing for the Italian Serie A outfit. Sun (subscription required)
Liverpool have been told they must raise their bid to £25m if they want to sign Croatia central defender Dejan Lovren, 25, from Southampton. Daily Star
Benfica’s Serbian winger Lazar Markovic, 20, will become a worldwide star when he completes a move to Liverpool, says his international boss Ljubinko Drulovic. Daily Mirror
Inter Milan and Galatasaray are competing for 28-year-old Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo, who spent the latter part of last season on loan at Juventus and has not reported for pre-season training with the Saints because of illness. Southern Daily Echo