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The top stories making the back pages of Sunday’s morning UK newspapers.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY
Ben Davies was having a Tottenham medical in Seattle last night ahead of a £10m move from Swansea, who are also in the USA for pre-season.
Arsene Wenger will have a heart-to-heart with Jack Wilshere after the midfielder was pictured smoking again.
Louis van Gaal faces a battle with Barcelona to land Daley Blind in a £17.5m deal from Ajax.
Rio Ferdinand insists he would have walked away from football if his QPR deal had fallen through, while Harry Redknapp says he was seconds away from quitting the game before Bobby Zamora’s goal in the Championship play-off final in May.
Mauricio Pochettino conducted his first press conference as Tottenham boss before his side’s 3-3 pre-season draw with Seattle and spoke entirely in English, outlining his vision for the club.
Southampton have made a last-ditch attempt to snatch Steven Caulker from QPR’s clutches.
New Southampton boss Ronald Koeman faces a fight to hold onto Jay Rodriguez, with Tottenham linked with an £8m move for the England forward.
Mike Ashley is ready to continue Newcastle’s summer spending spree having already splashed nearly £30m on six players.
SUNDAY MIRROR
Micah Richards is hoping that Manchester City will allow him to resurrect his career by spending the final year of his contract out on loan. Tottenham and Newcastle have been linked with a move for the defender.
Liverpool are set to take their summer spending close to £90m with the £20m capture of Dejan Lovren from Southampton.
Stefan de Vrig is set to be Louis van Gaal’s first signing since arriving at Manchester United.
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Tottenham have struck a deal with Swansea to sign Ben Davies and Michel Vorm, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and cash going the other way.
QPR manager Harry Redknapp is set to boost his Premier League squad by signing highly-rated midfielder Mark Davies from Bolton this week.
SUNDAY EXPRESS
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is expected to confirm his move to MLS franchise New York City FC this week.
Mohamad Salah’s Chelsea career faces a three-year hiatus after he was ordered to return to Egypt for military service.
Romelu Lukaku has been handed a second chance at Chelsea by boss Jose Mourinho following an impressive loan spell at Everton.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY
Louis van Gaal will this week step up his battle to sign Arsenal club captain Thomas Vermaelen having already had a £6m bid knocked back for the centre back.
Manchester United’s stars will fly back from their USA tour and straight into a punishing training schedule of double training sessions under van Gaal.

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