Nottingham Forest are ready to launch an improved bid for Aberdeen star Scott McKenna, Daily Record claims.
The Scottish side rejected £3 million bids for McKenna from Forest and Queens Park Rangers, but the former are preparing a new offer.
Nottingham Forest are ready to launch an improved bid for Aberdeen star Scott McKenna, Daily Record claims.
The Scottish side rejected £3 million bids for McKenna from Forest and Queens Park Rangers, but the former are preparing a new offer.
AC Milan are close to the signing of Rafael Leao from Lille, La Gazzetta dello Sport says.
The Rossoneri will pay €30 million (£27m/$33m) to get the 20-year-old striker, who scored eight goals in 24 Ligue 1 games last season.
Max Philipp could be set to make a €20 million (£18m/$22m) move from Borussia Dortmund to Dynamo Moscow, according to Kicker.
The Bundesliga side are looking to thin the squad before the season begins and see Philipp as expendable, while the Russian side have jumped ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg in the queue to get him.
Arsenal are close to signing 23-year-old winger Everton from Gremio, Sky Sport in Germany reports.
The Brazil international has scored 38 times in 150 appearances for Gremio and is ready for a switch to Europe, with the Gunners paying around €40 million (£36m/$45m) to land the attacker.
James Rodriguez's move to Atletico Madrid is in jeopardy because Real Madrid are refusing to sell him to their rivals.
AS reports that the Spanish giants are reluctant to let another player move to the Rojiblancos this summer, after seeing Marcos Llorente make the switch earlier in the transfer window.
President Florentino Perez has decided to shut down a possible deal, meaning the Colombia international could end up at Napoli after all.
Inter and Roma will meet to continue talks over a deal for Edin Dzeko, Calciomercato says.
The capital club are holding out for €20 million for the striker, much more than the €8m Inter offered in their initial bid.
As the clubs come together to draw the 2019-20 fixtures, the directors will begin the next stage in negotiations.
Porto have opened talks to sign goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín and midfielder Mateus Uribe from Mexican side Club America, according to A Bola reports.
Negotiations are in an advanced stage as the Portuguese side will pay around €15 million (£13m/$17m) to land the duo.
Idrissa Gueye will have a medical on Monday before completing a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Le Parisien reports.
The midfielder is set to make the long-awaited switch from Everton as the two sides near an agreement over a €32 million (£29m/$36m) deal.
Gueye will travel to Paris on Sunday ahead of his medical and will sign a four-year deal that includes an option for a fifth.
Mariano Diaz is close to returning to France, having agreed to join Monaco this summer.
El Chiringuito TV reports that the striker has reached a personal agreement with the French club, who have entered talks with Madrid.
Mariano re-joined Madrid last summer after an impressive season at Lyon, but made just 22 appearances in Spain last season.
The England Under 20 international has been sent to Coventry, Barnsley, Freiburg, Bristol and Rangers in recent years, but he looks set to be sold instead..
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"The time is over, I think, for loans, because of his age. The players need to find a place where they can settle. A loan is not an option."
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has called Nicolas Pepe a "very good player" ahead of his potential trasfer from Lille.
The Ivory Coast international is likely to make the move to North London as the Gunners are prepared to smash their transfer record to buy him.
Pepe will cost the Gunners £72m ($89m) and is expected to make a decision on his future soon after returning from his holidays next week.
Sport in Spain is reporting that Barcelona will not part with Nelson Semedo for less than his full release clause, thought to be €90m (£81m/$100m).
Manchester City have reportedly asked after the full-back, but Barca are not minded to sell him.
The Premier League champions asked after the Portugal international after their interest in Joao Cancelo of Juventus was snuffed out.
Ryan Kent has deleted all Instagram posts related to Liverpool and unfollowed the team.
The 22-year-old had featured regularly for The Reds in pre-season, but now seems headed for the exit at Anfield.
Kent spent last season on loan at Rangers and has been linked with a move back north of the border.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is frustrated by repeated questions about the future of striker Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombian has been linked with a move away from Ibrox, with a host of clubs including AC Milan and West Ham named as interested in him.
"I'm going to do everything I can to put Alfredo in front of you guys," Gerrard told a press conference, "then you can ask hin the question whether he wants to be a part of this going forward."
Frank Lampard believes that Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to penning a new deal at Chelsea.
The England international is currently out injured, and has been the subject of frequent speculation about a move to Bayern Munich, but the new boss at Stamford Bridge says progress has been made toward a long-term contract.
"The one thing that's clear to me is I want to keep him here," Lampard said.
Former England 'keeper Joe Hart could be in line to replace Iker Casillas at Porto, according to The Sun.
The 38-year-old Casillas has returned to training in Portugal after suffering a heart attack last season, but may still retire this year.
If he does the Liga Nos club will look to Hart who has fallen behind Tom Heaton and Nick Pope at Burnley, and is free to leave.
Spanish Segunda Division side Cadiz have made a tongue-in-cheek offer to Dani Alves.
The Brazil international right-back is without a club at the moment following his release from Paris Saint-Germain and took to Instagram to ask where he should send his CV.
Marca shows a reply to the post from Cadiz in which they say, despite their lack of funds, they are 'from the place where you'd have the best time.'
Newcastle United have ruled out a move for Hull City's Jarrod Bowen reports the Newcastle Chronicle.
The Tigers were demanding a fee of around £20 million ($25m) for the player who bagged 22 goals last season.
The Magpies place his value at closer to $15m and the deal now seems to be dead, according to the paper.
Inter will turn their attention to Edinson Cavani if they fail to sign Edin Dzeko from Roma.
The Nerazzurri launched a bid to sign Dzeko as a cheaper alternative to Romelu Lukaku, but have not matched Roma's asking price.
If they cannot make any progress, Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani will be their next target as they look to strengthen their attack.
Manchester City are prepared to trigger Real Sociedad star Mikel Oyarzabal's €75 million (£68m/$84m) release clause if Leroy Sane joins Bayern Munich, AS says.
The Premier League side are worried Sane will return to the Bundesliga this summer as Bayern continue their pursuit of the Germany winger.
City want Oyarzabal to replace Sane and are willing to spend big to land him before the transfer window closes.
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac says he is confident the club will sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City.
The Bundesliga side's president, Uli Hoeness, and CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, have been vocal about their interest in the German winger, though City want to tie him down to a new contract.
And Kovac says on Sunday that Bayern are advancing in their pursuit of Sane and believes they will sign him.
"The club management is very committed to it and I'm very confident, I assume that we can get him," Kovac told ZDF.
Shinji Kagawa is close to leaving Borussia Dortmund for Celta Vigo, AS says.
The Japan international is hoping to leave the German outfit and hopes to play in Spain before his career ends, while Celta believe signing Kagawa would complete their transfer window.
AC Milan have agreed an €11 million (£10m/$12m) deal to sign Leo Duarte from Flamengo, Globo Esporte reports.
The 23-year-old centre-back will arrive in Milan in the next few days to complete his medical and sign a five-year deal with the club.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is urging the club to hurry up and sign Junior Firpo this summer.
According to AS, Valverde is anxious to increase his options at left-back and sees the Real Betis star as the ideal candidate.
Barca are working on a deal and hope to get it wrapped up as soon as possible so the 22-year-old can join the team on their United States tour.
Newcastle are close to signing Stanley N'Soki from Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of €11 million.
The Premier League side had an initial €8m bid for the 20-year-old defender rejected, but RMC Sport claims their second offer was accepted by the French giants.
PSG will also get 20% cut of the transfer fee should the Magpies sell him.
Benfica are lining up an offer for Freiburg striker Luca Waldschmidt, according to Record.
The 23-year-old striker impressed at the Under 21 European Championship this year, scoring seven goals for runners-up Germany.
He joined Freiburg from Hamburg last summer and went on to net nine times in 30 Bundesliga appearances last season, and Benfica are already in talks over a €12 million (£11m/$13m) move.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has emerged as a target for Paris Saint-Germain and could be available for as little as €10m, according to Kicker.
The Slovakian international has been a big hit at St. James' Park, and his Premier League reputation could see him move to the French capital - a deal that might also spark Eintracht Frankfurt into life as they look to sign current PSG stopper Kevin Trapp.
Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City are reportedly in the running to take Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Rafa Mir on loan, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
Mir spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan in Spain's Segunda Division with Las Palmas, and found the net seven times in 30 league appearances.
Tottenham are reportedly ready to turn to Ajax star David Neres if they fail to land top targets Giovani Lo Celso or Paulo Dybala this summer, according to Calciomercato.
The north London club have reportedly been quoted a fee of a £54m (€60m) for the 22-year-old Brazilian winger.
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has sparked a fresh round of rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal this summer by being pictured at the Emirates Stadium ahead of the Gunners' friendly clash with Lyon.
The 32-year-old German international is reportedly surplus to requirements at Juve following the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot, and happily posed for pictures while taking in the atmosphere in north London.
England goalkeeper Jack Butland looks set to begin the 2019-20 campaign in the Championship with Stoke City, despite continued interest from newly-promoted Aston Villa.
According to the Birmingham Mail, Villa have been put off the idea of signing the 26-year-old because of his reported price tag, which is understood to be north of £20m.
Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Paris Saint-Germain for the transfer of French defender Stanley N’Soki, reports RMC via Get French Football News.
The two clubs are said to have settled on a fee of €11m for the 20-year-old, plus a 20 per cent sell-on fee clause.
Negotiations between the Magpies and N’Soki's representatives are set to continue into the start of the week.
Espanyol are set to play hardball with German champions Bayern Munich, who want to sign Spanish midfielder Marc Roca before the start of the new season.
According to a report from Spox, Bayern have identified Roca as a potential arrival this summer after they missed out on Rodrigo Hernandez, who opted to join Manchester City.
But Espanyol will not entertain any offer that falls below the 22-year-old's release clause, which is set at €40 million.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are hopeful of adding two new faces to their squad before their Premier League curtain-raiser with Leicester City, reports the Express & Star.
Milan and Italy striker Patrick Cutrone and Benfica defender Ruben Dias are the players on Wolves' radar, with talks with the former said to be "at an advanced stage".
A move for Dias, however, could turn out to be more complicated, with Benfica keen to hang on to the Portugal international.
West Ham United have opened talks in an effort to sign out-of-contract teenager Bilel Hassaini, according to Get French Football News.
The French attacking midfielder, 18, is without a club following the expiration of his youth deal with Ligue 2 side AS Nancy last month.
Championship club Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of Marc Bola from Blackpool via their official website.
The former Arsenal trainee, who operates on the left-hand side of defence as well as further forward, becomes Boro's third signing of the summer, with boss Jonathan Woodgate saying: “I was impressed by what I saw of Marc a few years ago playing for Arsenal in the UEFA Youth League.
"I’ve followed his progress ever since and I think he is another great fit for us.”
Gareth Bale's big-money move from Real Madrid to Chinese Super League outift Jiangsu Suning is off, according to BBC Sport .
Correspondent David Ornstein took to Twitter on Sunday lunchtime to reveal that Real have reportedly pulled the plug on a deal that was set to earn Bale £1m-a-week in wages.
Ornstein also claims Bale will remain at the Bernabeu despite widespread suggestions that he is no longer wanted by Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane.
Everton have submitted an offer of £55 million ($68m) for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to Sky Sports.
This is unlikely to meet Palace's asking price for the 26-year-old, who is thought to be open to leaving Selhurst Park this summer.
Zaha registered ten goals and ten assists in the Premier League last season.
Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has been told he can leave the club and Arsenal are considering a two-year loan deal, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
The Italy international, 24, made 15 appearances in Serie A last season and is set to see his path to the first team blocked by the arrival of Matthijs de Ligt.
Arsenal are short of quality defenders with Laurent Koscielny pushing for an exit, while Roma may also be interested in Rugani.
West Ham striker Jordan Hugill has signed for QPR on loan amid interest from a number of Championship clubs.
Hugill, 27, spent last season with boyhood club Middlesbrough but failed to earn a permament move, scoring seven goals in 41 appearances.
Boss John Warburton told the club's website: "Jordan is someone who can really lead the line. We've had to be patient and wait for the right forwards to come along."
Aston Villa have told Burnley to lower their demands if they want to sell England goalkeeper Tom Heaton, according to the Birmingham Mail.
The 33-year-old has rejected the Clarets' advances of a new contract, so Burnley may have to sell if they want to receive any fee for him.
For four years a mainstay between the sticks at Turf Moor, injuries and competition have restricted Heaton to just 23 Premier League appearances in the last two years.
Inter Milan are entering a crucial phase in their attempts to sign Roma forward Edin Dzeko, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
Club CEO Beppe Marotta is set to meet with Roma representatives in the next 48 hours to try and thrash out a deal, with Roma wanting at least €18 million (£16.2m/$20.1m) for the 33-year-old.
Dzeko, who represents a budget alternative to Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, has scored 87 goals in 179 games during his four-year spell in Rome.
Wolves starlet Morgan Gibbs-White is set to snub interest from Bayern Munich and sign a new contract at Molineux, report 90min.
The 19-year-old midfielder looked comfortable during his first season as a Premier League footballer and had been attracting interest from a number of top clubs.
But Nuno Espirito Santo's squad have a busy season ahead with Europa League football looking likely to be confirmed, and they have no desire to lose one of their star assets.
Dani Alves wants to return to Barcelona to link up with Neymar, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The 36-year-old is without a club following the end of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and he allegedly believes that a deal for Neymar could be done by the end of the first week of August.
Alves made almost 400 appearances in an eight-year spell at Camp Nou, winning six league titles and three Champions Leagues among countless other trophies.
Real Madrid's young striker Borja Mayoral is set to spend the 2018/19 season on loan with Levante, report AS.
The 22-year-old's participation in the European Under-21 Championships meant Mayoral missed out on Madrid's pre-season camp in the United States, and he isn't a part of Zinedine Zidane's plans.
Mayoral was at Levante last season and scored five goals in 33 appearances, helping his side to a 15th-place finish in La Liga.
Patrick Cutrone will have his Wolves medical on Monday ahead of completing his move from AC Milan, claim Calciomercato.
Italian international striker Cutrone, 21, is expected to sign a four-year deal at Molineux.
He registed three goals and two assists in Serie A last season, and made his Italy debut in a friendly defeat to Argentina last year.
There will be at least one Pogba playing in Spain next season - with striker Mathias joining fourth-division side Manchego Ciudad Real.
The 28-year-old target man, who has played in England, Scotland, France and the Netherlands and represents the Guinea national side, joins after one season with French side Tours.
But it doesn't seem as though he'll be moving to help little brother Paul settle into his potential new home of Madrid - Ciudad Real is some 200km south of the Spanish capital.
Newcastle could be set for a summer influx with Steve Bruce keeping tabs on a number of players, according to the Chronicle.
With negotiations continuing over PSG defender Stanley Nsoki, the Magpies are also interested in Amiens defender Emil Krafth, unattached goalkeeper Jake Turner, and attacking players Allan Saint-Maximin and Jarrod Bowen.
Charlie Austin and Andy Carroll are still also on Bruce's radar, but they aren't the immediate priority and may have to wait and see what happens with Newcastle's other business.
Florian Thauvin remains on Arsenal's radar, but the Gunners have prioritised other targets, reports La Provence.
Former Newcastle United winger Thauvin has been thriving since returning to Marseille, hitting double figures in the goal charts in each of the past three seasons, including a career high of 22 strikes in 2017-18.
And, while Arsenal are interested in the France international, he is not at the top of their agenda just yet as they attempt to finalise other deals.
Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has sounded yet another warning to Manchester United over Sean Longstaff.
The Red Devils have been monitoring the midfielder for a while, but the newly instated Magpies manager says "he's not for sale."
"You never want to lose your best young players, and I think we've made it pretty evident that we won't," Bruce said.
Newcastle United are interested in signing Stanley N'Soki from Paris Saint-Germain, but have not managed to convince the Ligue 1 side with their opening bid, reports Le Parisien.
The Magpies have reportedly made an offer of €8 million (£7m/$9m) for N'Soki, but that falls somewhat short of PSG's valuation, which currently stands at €15m (£13.5m/$17m).
Serie A sides Lazio and Roma are also said to be interested, with the former making an offer to loan the defender.
Liverpool have completed their second signing of the summer after confirming the arrival of Fulham teenager Harvey Elliott.
Elliott links up with the Merseyside outfit after a memorable campaign at Craven Cottage during which he became the Premier League's youngest ever player.
Arsenal and Liverpool linked Ajax star Hakim Ziyech has confirmed he rejected the chance to join Sevilla, citing a desire to remain with the Dutch champions until he can find a “perfect picture” elsewhere.
Juventus are set to offer Paulo Dybala as part of a deal to bring Romelu Lukaku to Turin, according to Sky Sports.
Belgium international Lukaku is reportedly keen to leave Old Trafford, with Juve, along with their Serie A rivals Inter fighting it out for his signature.
And the Bianconeri are now willing to up the stakes by offering Dybala along with a fee for the £80 million-rated striker.
It may prove difficult though, with the Argentina international believed to be keen on fighting for his place with the Italian champions.
Gareth Bale's prospective move to China will see his wife and children remain at the family home in Spain, according to the Mirror.
The Real Madrid winger is on the verge of a switch to Jiangsu Suning, who are reportedly offering £1 million a week for the duration of a three-year contract.
However, his wife Emma and their three children are not expected to make the move to Asia, initially at least.
Romelu Lukaku is so keen on an exit from Manchester United that he is begging the club to lower their asking price, according to the Sun.
The Red Devils value Lukaku at £80 million ($100m), but Serie A giants Inter and Juventus are not currently willing to meet that valuation.
Inter are the striker's preferred destination, but their offer of £54m ($67m) fell short of what the Premier League club desired.
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips is expected to reject a new contract with the club as he looks to force a move to Aston Villa, according to a report in the Sun.
Villa, who were recently promoted to the Premier League, are not willing to make an improved offer on their current £15 million ($18.5m) bid.
However, the 23-year-old is apparently willing to turn down the offer from the Elland Road side in order to put pressure on.
Crystal Palace have been approached by agents for two Chinese clubs regarding the possibility of signing Christian Benteke, according to the Sun.
The Belgium international, who scored just one goal in 16 Premier League appearances in 2018-19, is valued at £32 million ($40m) by Palace.
However, the club may have to settle for a price as low as £15m ($18.5m).
Everton are in talks with Juventus as they look to complete the signing of Moise Kean, Sky Sports News reports.
The Premier League club recently sold Ademola Lookman to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig for £22 million ($27m) and Kean is seen as an ideal replacement.
Juventus are believed to be demanding €40m (£36m/$44.5m) for the 19-year-old, who scored six goals in 13 Serie A appearances in 2018-19.
Sir Alex Ferguson wants Manchester United to make a move to Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, according to the Sun.
The newspaper reports that the Red Devils icon is "lobbying hard" for the club's transfer chiefs to bring the Scotland international to Old Trafford.
According to the report, Villa want £50 million ($62m) for McGinn.
Inter coach Antonio Conte has stated that he remains confident in the club's ability to conduct business as speculation continues to swirl over a move for Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku.
The Serie A club have reportedly seen a €60m (£54m) bid for the Belgium international knocked back by the Red Devils, but their boss remains hopeful of bringing the forward to San Siro.
Swansea City are hoping that the presence of head coach Steve Cooper will give them the edge in the race to sign Chelsea's Kasey Palmer, reports the Daily Mail.
The Welsh outfit are up against fellow Championship side Bristol City in the battle for Palmer's signature and they believe Cooper's relationship with the midfielder will help.
Cooper worked together with Palmer during his time as England Under-17 manager and has strong links with the Blues.
Real Madrid are set to make a move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba if they manage to offload Gareth Bale, according to the Sun.
With Bale reportedly on the brink of a move to Chinese outfit Jiangsu Suning, Madrid are lining up a swoop for the want-away Red Devils midfielder.
Pogba would join Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao and Rodrygo as a new signing at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Andre Schurrle, who spent last season with Fulham in the Premier League, is set to join Russian side Spartak Moscow.
Bild report the winger will leave Borussia Dortmund on a deal that will land the club just €3.5 million.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is hoping he can lure James McCarthy from Everton with a £5 million.
The Sun reports that the midfielder is available at on a cut-rate deal as he has become a forgotten man for the Toffees.
Jurgen Klopp again says Liverpool will not be matching the spending of other top clubs in Europe this summer.
The Anfield boss made it clear that his club could not afford to match checks year on year with the likes of PSG, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
“This year is not the end of Liverpool FC,” Klopp was quoted as saying in The Telegraph . “Next year there will be another transfer window. This team is really good and we have invested a lot in it. Now we have to work with that.”
Porto is planning a big-money offer for a pair of Club America players, according to Record.
Goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin and midfielder Mateus Uribe are the targets, with the Dragons apparently set to pay both players' asking price. Each started against Leon in the Jornada 2 match at Estadio Azteca in what could be their last match in Mexico City.
Manchester United selling Romelu Lukaku will be the spark to let Manchester United finally pay the fee Leicester want for Harry Maguire.
The Irish Independent claims the club are waiting on the forward to be sold to either Juventus or Inter before meeting the demands being made by the Foxes for the England defender.
Fulham boss Scott Parker would like to sign his brother-in-law Harry Arter from Bournemouth.
The Cherries would prefer to sell the Ireland international midfielder, but the Cottagers prefer a loan deal.
Arter is surplus to requirements on the South Coast, especially as they are set to sign Huddersfield's Philip Billing.
Tottenham left-back Danny Rose's wage demands have scared off Newcastle United, according to The Sun.
The Magpies were prepared to offer the England international around £50,000 per week, but he's unwilling to take a pay cut from the £60,000 a week he's earning in North London.
The 29-year-old is for sale and has attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, with PSG in pole position owing to the salary they're prepared to offer, according to the report.
Roy Hodgson has said he thought he and the Crystal Palace board were on the same page regarding transfers, but that he's unhappy more significant additions haven't been made to the Eagles squad.
Palace lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m ($62m), and have only brought in Andre Ayew.
Talking to Sky Sports Hodgson said the club needed bodies, but backed sporting director Dougie Freedman and chairman Steve Parrish to bring players in.
Frank Lampard is prepared to cut ties with underperforming midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater before the new season.
Neither player appeared for the Blues last season, with Drinkwater frozen out and Bakayoko loaned to AC Milan.
Despite their transfer ban new boss Lampard believes Chelsea are well-stocked in the middle of the park and sees no future for the pair, says The Daily Mail.
Tottenham and Manchester United-linked Paulo Dybala wants to stay and fight for his place at Juventus.
Sky Sports in Italy says the Argentina international is prepared to cut short his holidays to return to Turin to begin training with Maurizio Sarri.
It was rumoured that Dybala was offered to United as part of a deal for Romelu Lukaku, and Spurs have apparently had a £50m ($62m) bid rejected already.
Nicolas Pepe will reportedly earn £105,000 per week after he completes a £72m ($89m) move from Lille to Arsenal.
The fee would be a club record for the Gunners, and The Express say their wage offer impressed the Ivory Coast international.
Pepe was a target of Liverpool and Manchester United, but is believed to have opted for North London to help Unai Emery's side return to the Champions League.
If Gareth Bale's expected transfer to Jiangsu Suning goes through he will be the world's second best paid player, says the Express.
The paper claims he will pocket £1.1 million per week, just behnd Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who makes £1.2m every seven days.
The deal must be completed before the Chinese transfer deadline on Wednesday, but the club and Bale's lawyers have been working round the clock to make sure it's done, says the report
Leicester City will require a greater percentage of defender Harry Maguire's fee upfront than Manchester United have offered so far, say The Daily Mail.
The Foxes reasoning is that they are unsure bonus clauses will be met, as United are not guaranteed Champions League qualification as they have been in the past.
The Red Devils have offered £72m ($89m) as an initial fee, with bonuses to take the deal to £80m.
Leicester are holding out for more than £75m before add-ons, so they can say they sold the defender for a world record fee, according to the report.