Paper Talk: Tuesday’s football transfer rumours and gossip from UK newspapers


Check out all the latest rumours and gossip from Tuesday’s national newspapers.


Diego Costa has continued his bid to quit Chelsea and English football by moving out of his Surrey house.

Liverpool have won their battle with Barcelona over Philippe Coutinho with the Spanish giants admitting defeat in their bid to prise him away.

French side Lille are ready to offer £36m to end striker Michy Batshuayi’s misery at Chelsea.

Manchester City are prepared to take their spending past the £300million mark to land Alexis Sanchez and Jonny Evans.

Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on AEK Athens defender Ognjen Vranjes.

West Ham are braced for their club-record bid to land William Carvalho to go right to the wire.

Leeds are locked in a battle with Scottish champions Celtic over Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom.

Harry Redknapp is ready to break Birmingham’s transfer record with a £7m swoop for Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah.

Redknapp and Birmingham also remain keen on second-tier rivals Preston’s forward Jordan Hugill.

Huddersfield will entertain offers for Nahki Wells because manager David Wagner is satisfied with his other attacking options.

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho is a transfer target for Bordeaux and Lazio.

Reading boss Jaap Stam is keen on bringing Dutch compatriot Ola John back to the Championship club from Portuguese champions Benfica.

West Ham are already weighing up potential successors to Slaven Bilic following their disappointing start to the season.

Dele Alli is looking to change agents as he prepares for a money-spinning move away from Tottenham next summer.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set for crunch talks with Arsenal with an agreement over a new contract yet to be made.

Monaco star Kylian Mbappe was sent home from training for a bust-up with a team-mate ahead of £163m PSG bid.


Leicester are fearing late transfer drama involving Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater.


Diego Costa has been ordered to make peace with Chelsea before Atletico buy him back for just £25m.

Bayern Munich are eyeing a £36.5m move for PSG’s Julian Draxler


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