Football rumours from the media
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
Chelsea are interested in Leicester midfielder DANNY DRINKWATER, according to the Daily Mail, who report that the England international is on a list which also includes Bayern Munich's RENATO SANCHEZ, Arsenal's ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN and Everton's ROSS BARKLEY.
The Daily Mirror say Barkley will have to lower his wage demands to join Tottenham, who are not willing to pay the £120,000-a-week wages the 23-year-old England midfielder turned down at Goodison Park.
The Evening Standard claim Newcastle have entered the chase for LUCAS PEREZ but are as yet not ready to match Arsenal's £13.4million valuation.
@SkySportsPL: Watford agree deal to buy Brazilian forward Richarlison from Fluminense for £13million.
@MirrorFootball: Newcastle risk missing out on £17.5million Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris.
@ESPNFC: Reports in Spain suggest Barcelona could make a shock move for Arsenal's former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
NEYMAR: Paris St Germain are so confident of signing the Brazilian they are already planning how to unveil him, according to ESPN.
THOMAS VERMAELEN: Sky Sports claim West Brom are interested in the 31-year-old former Arsenal centre-back, who has spent three injury-blighted years at Barcelona.
MASSADIO HAIDARA: French left-back is the latest Newcastle player to be told to find a new club, and is in talks to join Ligue 1 St Etienne - according to the Chronicle.
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