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Stories from the back pages of this morning’s national newspapers
THE SUN
Louis van Gaal has told the Manchester United board he needs five more players – and it will cost them £100m. The new Old Trafford boss has given executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a wishlist consisting on centre-backs Thomas Vermaelen, Mats Hummels and Stefan De Vrij, Ajax midfielder Daley Blind and Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.
West Ham have launched a surprise bid to sign Samuel Eto’o as they sweat over a replacement for crocked Andy Carroll. 
FA Cup bosses are struggling to find a lead sponsor because of England’s poor World Cup showing.
SUNDAY MIRROR
Joe Hart has emerged as a major contender to be the next England captain. Wayne Rooney has been tipped to succeed Steven Gerrard but Roy Hodgson has been impressed by Hart’s dressing room influence.
Belgium starlet Divock Origi has told Liverpool he wants to come to Anfield.
Alvaro Negredo’s broken metatarsal will not tempt Manchester City into making another bid for Real Madrid’s Isco. City’s summer recruitment drive will stop once the protracted arrival of Eliaquim Mangala, from Porto, has been completed.
West Ham will compete with QPR for former Chelsea forward Eto’o, though Sam Allardyce is also keen on Joel Campbell and Hugo Almeida.
Steve Bruce is back to square one in his search for a new centre-back after pulling out of a £3.5m swoop for Sheffield United’s Harry Maguire. The Tigers had hoped to pay their Yorkshire neighbours £2m up front – but the Blades wanted the bulk of the fee as an initial payment.
Danny Rose is set to sign a new deal with Tottenham, frustrating potential suitors Hull and Sunderland.
Gary Cahill will resume contract talks with Chelsea next month. The centre-back has three years remaining on his current deal but Jose Mourinho wants to tie him up for five.
Newcastle have stepped up their search for a striker with a fresh bid for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Facundo Ferreyra.
DAILY STAR
Louis van Gaal wants Manchester United to smash their transfer record with a £45m swoop for unsettled Real Madrid star Angel di Maria.
Glenn Hoddle is being considered for a Premier League return – at QPR. Hoops boss Harry Redknapp is looking for a first-team coach following the departure of Wally Downes.
Sunderland could take Fabio Borini on a second season-long loan.
Newcastle, West Ham, Sunderland, Hull and Swansea have all asked if they can take Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson on loan.
Tottenham have entered the transfer scrap for Manchester City defender Micah Richards. Everton and Southampton are also keen on the 25-year-old, who has been told he has no future at the Etihad.
Olympiakos are hoping to snatch Southampton forward Dani Osvaldo from under the nose of Inter Milan.
Middlesbrough have joined Wolves in a bid to take Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford on loan.

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