Transfer gossip: Falcao, Kagawa, Cleverley, Welbeck, Torres

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Real Madrid have completed a £20m deal to sign forward Radamel Falcao, 28, from Monaco. (Calciomercato)external-link

Manchester United's Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa is heading to Germany for a medical prior to an £8m move to former club Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal are hoping to complete a deal for Borussia Dortmund's Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 26, but don't want to pay a £20m fee.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao seems set for a move from Monaco to Real Madrid

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has made an £8m bid to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, 25.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

But Lambert may have competition from La Liga side Valencia, who have made their own offer for Cleverley. (Sky Sports)external-link

Hull are interested in Cleverley and West Ham's Senegalese midfielder Mo Diame, 27. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

Danny Welbeck, 23, is set to leave Old Trafford with the Manchester United striker linked with a loan move to Tottenham. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea are on the verge of giving permission for striker Fernando Torres, 30, to join Italian Serie A side Inter Milan.(Times - subscription only)external-link

But Roma have ruled out Italian striker Mattia Destro, 23, being able to move to Stamford Bridge as a replacement. (Daily Mail)external-link

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The Sun back page

Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Stromsgodset's 15-year-old midfielder Martin Odegaard, who has become Norway's youngest-ever player by winning his first cap against the United Arab Emirates. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Valencia and Serie A champions Juventus have made offers to buy striker Javier Hernandez, 26, from Manchester United for a fee approaching £15m. (Guardian)external-link

QPR striker Loic Remy, 27, has turned down the chance to return to Newcastle. The France forward spent last season on loan with the Magpies. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Striker Demba Ba, 29, came close to joining Arsenal in the summer before signing for Turkish club Besiktas from Chelsea for £8m. (Independent)external-link

Besiktas want to sign Newcastle's French midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 27. (Goal)external-link

Burnley have made a £1.5m bid for Derby skipper, centre back Richard Keogh, 28.(Sun - subscription only)external-link

Crystal Palace are battling QPR for the signature of Norwich striker Gary Hooper, 26. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United target, midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, has been quoted as saying he does not want to leave Juventus and is staying at the Italian club. (Daily Express)external-link

Scotland midfielder James McArthur's move from Wigan to Leicester is off after the Foxes signed Argentina veteran Esteban Cambiasso. (Wigan Evening Post)external-link

Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, 26, is hoping to return to the Premier League with Liverpool after being frozen out at Barcelona. (Daily Mirror)external-link

West Brom expect to keep hold of defender Craig Dawson and midfielder Claudio Yacob. Dawson, 24, has been targeted by Burnley, while Argentine midfielder Yacob, 27, has been linked with moves to France and Russia. (Express and Star)external-link


Uefa president Michel Platini, 59, will not stand for the Fifa presidency next year leaving the way clear for Sepp Blatter, 78, to take charge for a fifth term. (Times - subscription only)external-link

Striker Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, says he is expecting a red-hot reception when Real Madrid play at Anfield in the Champions League group stages. (Sun - subscription only)external-link

Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain believes the Premier League winners now have the quality to win the Champions League. (Daily Star)external-link

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew believes 24-year-old midfielder Jack Colback's England call up was due to his move from Sunderland to St James' Park. (Northern Echo)external-link

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, 43, has implemented a strict regime of discipline to 'mentally toughen' his players for the new season, including fines for overweight players, turning up late, taking phone calls and ignoring dress codes.(Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed £16m signing from Sporting Lisbon, defender Marcos Rojo, 24, is still waiting for a work permit to play for the club and is currently at the Argentine embassy in Madrid. (Independent)external-link

The Independent
The Independent back page

The father of new Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria, 26, has hit out at former club Real Madrid for their treatment of his son.(Daily Star)external-link

England manager Roy Hodgson says he understands Louis van Gaal's concerns over the fitness of defender Luke Shaw, 19, and that he spoke to the player during the World Cup finals about staying in shape. (Independent)external-link

Sevilla claim Tottenham's new £8m signing, defender Federico Fazio, 27, still technically belongs to them and are unhappy the player is in England. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 26, who has had his injury problems recently, needed treatment after being tackled by team-mate Aleksandar Kolarov, 28, during a training session. (Daily Mail)external-link

Celtic manager Ronny Deila, 38, has been told he will be given the time and the funds to impose his style on the Scottish champions, despite the club's exit from the Champions League. (Herald)external-link

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan, 21, is close to signing a new long-term deal at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)external-link


Mo Farah and Lukas Podolski
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski tweeted a photo with Gunners fan Mo Farah, at an event in London to raise money for Farah's foundation

Curtis Davies was, not surprisingly, down after Hull's exit from the Europa League, the 29-year-old tweeting:external-link "Gutted is an understatement. Very harsh red for Yannick Sagbo but I'll leave it at that. Fully focused on the league now no excuses."

It was a similar feeling for Tom Huddlestone, the 27-year-old Hull midfielder writing:external-link "The feeling is pure devastation. The lads grafted hard, just couldn't get that goal which was needed. Got to bounce back Sunday."

Midfielder Mikel Arteta, 32, doesn't seem too concerned about Arsenal's Champions League draw. "Dortmund again and two new and tough teams," he tweetedexternal-link. "I love playing Champions League. Come on Gunners!"

Leicester forward Anthony Knockaert, 22, is happy with the signing of former Inter Milan captain Esteban Cambiasso, 34, posting:external-link "Delighted to know that Cambiasso has signed. Great signing for us. Big player."

After none of his English players earned an international call-up, Swansea manager Garry Monk claimed Roy Hodgson had never been to the Liberty Stadium. (Western Mail)external-link


Crystal Palace's new boss Neil Warnock, 65, has revealed he would not have taken the job for the second time without his wife Sharon's permission. (Daily Star)external-link

Striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 29, has admitted he spent a month "playing as Swansea" on the Football Manager computer game as a way of researching the club before he signed. (Guardian)external-link

Former Liverpool frontman Robbie Fowler, 39, has made his big screen debut with a walk-on part in the film One Night In Istanbul. (Daily Mirror)external-link