Monday’s gossip and transfer rumors in the world of football according to national newspapers.
Gabriel Jesus is at the center of a tussle between north London rivals Arsenal and Spurs (Daily Mirror).
Manchester City are also open to the potential exits of Jesus and Raheem Sterling this summer (Daily Mirror).
Chelsea are reportedly stepping up their efforts to sign the Manchester City and England striker Sterling – but the transfer would hinge on the futures of Romelu Lukaku and Ousmane Dembele (The Sun).
Chelsea have also been dealt a double blow in their quest for a new centre-back this summer, with Juventus set to bring Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli to the Italian club – the move would spell another blow for the Blues, with Juve keen to partner Koulibaly. with fellow target Matthijs de Ligt (The Sun).
West Ham are close to signing Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd in a £30m transfer (Daily Star).
Lukaku is set to secure a return to Inter Milan on loan after an £8.5m plus extra fee was agreed in a move that will kick off the spending spree Chelsea’s summer season, with Sterling at the forefront of Thomas Tuchel’s plans (Daily Mail).
Erik ten Hag wants Manchester United to urgently settle the transfer of Frenkie de Jong as he sees the Dutch midfielder as the key player in the style revolution he intends to bring to Old Trafford (Daily Mail).
Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Manchester United defender Eric Bailly as an alternative to Lille’s Sven Botman (Daily Mirror).
Arsenal have reportedly hedged their bets on signing Jesus by also making a bid for former Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata – the Atletico Madrid striker has spent the past two years on long-term loan at Juventus, who are holding to make the arrangement permanent this summer (Daily Mail).
Sadio Mane will travel to Bayern Munich on Tuesday for a medical ahead of his impending transfer from Liverpool (Daily Mirror).
Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has emerged as a shock transfer target for Man City, according to reports (The Sun).
Raphinha is ready to avoid more lucrative contract offers from elsewhere in order to await a move to Barcelona, while Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all expressed interest in the Brazil international (Mundo Deportivo).
Randers sporting director Soren Pedersen says there are no offers on the table for Stephen Odey so far, but he admits a deal could move forward quickly with Rangers showing interest (Daily Record) .
Millwall are ready to break their transfer record to land Lewis Ferguson (Scottish Sun).