Middlesbrough want Newcastle star while Chelsea and Man United line up big-money deals


Newcastle United could make their first major sale of the summer transfer market in the coming days, with Andros Townsend tipped to join Crystal Palace.

However, he may not be the only one out of the exit door at St James's Park, according to a report in one of today's newspapers.

That is just one of the stories to have made today's headlines, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United among the other clubs to feature.

Middlesbrough could sign Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul as the Magpies prepare to complete the capture of Gent's Matz Sels. (Daily Star)

Chelsea could sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi for a deal worth an initial £33.2million, stealing him from under the noses of Crystal Palace. (The Guardian)

Tottenham are also lining up a move for Batshuayi. (Daily Mail)

Man United have improved their bid for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan to £35million. (Kicker)

Premier League champions Leicester City are in pole position to land Norwich City winger Robbie Brady for £12million. (The Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is hoping to push through moves for Everton's John Stones and Celta Vigo's Nolito. (Manchester Evening News)

Nolito is flying in for talks with City today as his £13.8million move to the club edges closer. (Daily Telegraph)

Inter Milan honorary president Massimo Moratti has called on the club to sign West Ham United's Dimitri Payet. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton are set to out-bid Stoke City for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino by offering £16million. (The Sun)

Swansea City are edging closer to agreeing a permanent deal with Queens Park Rangers for midfielder Leroy Fer. (South Wales Evening Post)

Everton are interested in signing Rennes winger Kamil Grosicki for about £10million. (Liverpool Echo)

Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg could reunite with new Everton boss Ronald Koeman after spending last season on loan from Fulham at Southampton. (De Telegraaf)

Aston Villa are considering making a move for West Brom striker Rickie Lambert. (Birmingham Mail)

Roma are closing in on the signing of Man City right-back Pablo Zabaleta for £2.5million. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

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