Chelsea’s Higuain boost, Fekir still wants Liverpool move, Manchester City to miss out on top target?


We’re gutted, we’re proud. It’s not coming home this time, but it will…
What? Oh, yeah, the paper review…

Here’s a round-up all the top transfer-related gossip and news from Thursday’s newspapers and online…

Juventus will put Gonzalo Higuain on their transfer list after securing the stunning arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, putting Chelsea on alert over the Argentina striker. (Calciomercato)

Nabil Fekir has told Lyon he still wants to move to Liverpool, with the France forward urging the clubs to restart talks after the World Cup final. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are also facing a battle keep England youth international Rhian Brewster. The 18-year-old striker is reportedly wanted by European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Juventusas he stalls over signing a new deal at Anfield. (The Sun)

Chelsea believe the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager will keep star man Eden Hazard, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Brazil winger Willian at Stamford Bridge. (The Sun)

Signing Higuain and keeping Hazard? What a summer that would be for Chelsea!

Signing Higuain and keeping Hazard? What a summer that would be for Chelsea!

The Blues are now favourites to sign Napoli midfielder Jorginho. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester City are still convinced Jorginho wants to join them, despite reports the Italy international would prefer to live in London. (Manchester Evening News)

Yaya Toure has held talks with West Ham over a possible move, but the club are said to be reluctant to offer the 35-year-old former Manchester City star a contract. (The Sun)

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says the Hammers are keen to add to their five summer signings, as they remain in advanced talks over a club-record £40m deal for Lazio playmaker Felipe Anderson. (Sky Sports)

The Hammers are also prepared to pay £20million to sign Jamaal Lascelles from Newcastle, but Toon boss Rafael Benitez is adamant the club want to  keep their captain. (Northern Echo)

Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is lose to re-joining Cardiff City on loan. (Football Insider)

West Ham are working hard to bring Brazil winger Anderson to the London Stadium

West Ham are working hard to bring Brazil winger Anderson to the London Stadium

Everton are trying to push through a £21m deal for Barcelona and Colombia defender Yerry Mina. (Daily Mirror)

Wolves’ signing of Portugal keeper Rui Patricio has led to complaints to UEFA from Sporting Lisbon, who are demanding £50million in compensation from the Premier League side. (Birmingham Mail)

Leeds United midfielder Kemar Roofe is wanted by West Brom. (Birmingham Mail)

Nottingham Forest’s  English left-back Matthew Bondswell, 16, has rejected offers from Manchester United and Liverpool to join German side RB Leipzig. (The Sun)

Rangers have tabled a £3million bid for Millwall defender Jake Cooper, after manager Steven Gerrard revealed he is looking the strengthen his back-four in the transfer market. (Sky Sports)

England suffer World Cup heartbreak – headlines:

Croatia 2-1 England (after extra-time): Three Lions’ World Cup campaign comes to end with heart-breaking defeat

‘This will hurt for a while’ – England captain Harry Kane admits Three Lions are devastated but proud after World Cup semi-final defeat

MUST LISTEN – ‘England are real once more, you’ve got everything to be proud of’ – talkSPORT host’s amazing reaction to Three Lions’ defeat

Gareth Southgate tells talkSPORT he is ‘incredibly proud’ of England players after agonising World Cup semi-final defeat

‘A great young team with a big, big future’ – Wayne Rooney, ex-footballers and celebrities thank Three Lions heroes after semi-final defeat

‘You have made us believe again… football DID come home this summer’ – Fans hail England team despite World Cup heartbreak

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