Man United rival Chelsea for England star while Newcastle could face transfer blow

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The future of John Stones has become something of a transfer saga, with the Everton defender having been consistently linked with a move away from the Premier League club this summer.

Chelsea have been most strongly linked with the England defender, but today, a report has suggested another club is in the running.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle United among the other clubs to feature.

Man United are ready to rival Chelsea for Stones by offering defender Jonny Evans to the Goodison Park club, plus cash. (ESPN)

The Red Devils are closing in on the signing of another defender, Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi. (Independent)

Man City want to beat their neighbours to £35million-rated Otamendi. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique is ready to fight for his space at Anfield. (Marca)

Leeds United have offered a new contract to Newcastle target Sam Byram. (Daily Mirror)

Roma are interested in Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho. (Calciomercato)

Tottenham Hotspur have placed a £15million price tag on Sunderland target Mousa Dembele. (Daily Star)

Spurs are confident of signing West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino, but will not meet the £25million valuation. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, the White Hart Lane club are hoping to seal the signing of Lyon forward Clinton N’Jie after agreeing a £10million fee. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom have put strikers Brown Ideye and Victor Anichebe up for sale. (Express and Star)

Arsenal are considering making a £22million bid for Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. (Daily Telegraph)

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