Liverpool to bid for Premier League champion while Sunderland want Man United star


Liverpool will be hoping to break back into the Premier League's top four this season - and possibly launch a title bid.

As part of that, they have been linked with a number of players in the transfer market, with a Premier League champion one of the latest names mentioned in connection with the Anfield club.

They are just one of the sides to have made today's headlines, though, with Sunderland, Manchester United and Chelsea among the other clubs to feature.

Liverpool are set to make an £8million bid to sign left-back Ben Chilwell from Premier League champions Leicester City. (The Sun)

Sunderland manager David Moyes is set to launch a bid to sign Adnan Januzaj on loan from former club Man United. (Daily Mail)

Man United have increased their bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to £92million, but the Italians are holding out for more. (The Guardian)

Atletico Madrid still want to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea, with the Blues lining up a move for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata. (Daily Mirror)

Stoke City are set to launch a club-record bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino after having a £20million offer turned down. (Stoke Sentinel)

Juventus are targeting a move for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic. (Daily Mail)

Stoke are expected to complete the signing of Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen for £13million after Swansea City failed to match their bid. (The Sun)

Swans chairman Huw Jenkins says the club is targeting at least three signings - with two of them strikers. (South Wales Evening Post)

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has insisted he will stay at the club this summer, and is not rejoining former manager Jose Mourinho at Man United. (Marca)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe wants to buy a new central defender this summer. (The Guardian)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United.