Football: Morning Paper Talk

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The top stories and transfer rumours making the back pages of the national newspapers on Friday morning.
DAILY STAR
Manchester United are poised to step up their bid to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal for a club record £45m.
Liverpool’s hopes of signing Colombia striker Radamel Falcao appear to be over with Real Madrid the only club that interests the Monaco star.
Zenit St Petersburg are lining up a move for Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia.
West Brom will let midfielder Claudio Yacob leave if their valuation is matched.
Arsene Wenger is praying for some home comforts ahead of today’s Champions League playoff draw.
Crystal Palace are keen to sign Yannick Bolasie to a new contract before the start of the season.
THE SUN
Arsene Wenger has hinted Manchester City may have tapped up Bacary Sagna and had another dig at their loan deal with Frank Lampard.
Sunderland will let midfielder Alfred N’Diaye join Real Betis for £1.7m.
Mark Hughes is losing hope at signing winger Oussama Assaidi on loan from Liverpool for a second time.
Southampton could break their transfer record after tabling a £13m+ bid for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo.
DAILY MIRROR
Thomas Vermaelen is set for a £15m move to Manchester United despite Arsene Wenger’s desire to sell him to a rival outside the Premier League.
Liverpool have been given hope in their bid to sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, but salary and fee demands could prove too much for the Anfield side.
West Ham have lined up a £3.5m deal for Metz striker Diafra Sakho as they look to fill in for the absent Andy Carroll.
Premier League new boys Burnley are leading the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan.
Leicester are close to a deal to bring free agent Esteban Cambiasso to the Premier League for 
DAILY EXPRESS
Aston Villa are set to sign former Liverpool full-back Aly Cissokho for a cut-price £2m from Valencia.
New QPR midfielder Jordon Mutch is desperate to prove his success with Cardiff last season was not a one-off.
DAILY MAIL
Sergio Aguero could sign a new £210,000 a week deal with Manchester City before the start of the Premier League season/
Tottenham are mulling over a £2.75m deal for Seattle Sounders right-back DeAndre Yedlin, who impressed for the United States at the World Cup.
Stoke City are in discussions with Dynamo Kiev’s Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko, who is available for around £8m.
Mauricio Pochettino has backed Erik Lamela to prove his worth in the Tottenham squad this season.
DAILY RECORD
Rangers chairman David Somers has opened the door to a Dave King takeover of the Ibrox club.
Stevie May is set to join League One side Rotherham in the wake of St Johnstone’s exit from the Europa League.
INDEPENDENT
Peter Crouch remains at the top of West Ham’s striker shopping list, but the Hammers are also interested in Besiktas’ Hugo Almeida and free-agent Samuel Eto’o.
THE TIMES
Swansea have made an £8m offer to Napoli for defender Federico Fernandez as they seek a replacement for Chico Flores, who is set to leave for Qatar side Lekhwiya.
QPR are interested in Guingamp left-sided player Younousse Sankhare.
DAILY TELEGRAPH
UEFA has told the Premier League it will have to wait to launch a new Under-21 tournament.
Liverpool intend to sort out Daniel Agger’s future next week.

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