Papers: Chelsea unwilling to meet asking price for Napoli's Osimhen


The top stories and transfer rumours from Saturday’s newspapers…

DAILY MIRROR

Chelsea remain unwilling to meet Napoli’s asking price for striker Victor Osimhen despite the Italian club lowering their demands below his £110m release clause.

Reports in Italy have hinted that Liverpool are in pole position to sign a player Jurgen Klopp wanted while he was in charge at Anfield – Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners.

THE SUN

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England manager Gareth Southgate says left-back Luke Shaw is fit to start their Euro 2024 quarter-final versus Switzerland and he was also full of praise for the job Kieran Trippier has done in Shaw’s absence.

Chelsea have had a £42m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion rejected, with the Spanish club holding out for at least £70m.

Reports in Italy claim the Saudi PIF have met with representatives of Kevin De Bruyne and come away happy that the Manchester City midfielder “verbally agreed” to a move to Al-Ittihad.

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With several Premier League clubs on the hunt for a new striker, Sky Sports’ Sam Blitz has the lowdown on ten of the most sought-after forwards in Europe.

THE TIMES

Harry Kane has called on England’s players to “repay” Gareth Southgate with the kind of statement performance they have been lacking so far at Euro 2024 when they take on Switzerland for a semi-final spot.

DAILY MAIL

Chelsea have agreed a £12m to sign Portugal U20 defender Renato Veiga from Swiss side FC Basel.

Switzerland and Newcastle United star Fabian Schar has told England to keep their hands off his club boss Eddie Howe, who is one of the favourites to replace Gareth Southgate.

Gregg Berhalter is set to learn his fate next week as US Soccer faces increasingly loud calls to move on from their head coach after a disappointing Copa America exit.

DAILY EXPRESS

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Manchester United’s pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt and Joshua Zirkzee are both ‘going positively’ according to Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth, but their primary focus with Marcus Rashford is getting him back to his best form.

Manchester United have given Bruno Fernandes the go-ahead to open transfer talks with the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund which could end up with him joining good friend Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr, according to reports.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Leicester City hope to add free-agent forward Bobby Decordova-Reid to their squad over the weekend.

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Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth outlines how Arsenal are interested in signing Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori.

Switzerland’s goalkeepers have been training in futuristic battery-powered sunglasses designed to sharpen their reflexes ahead of the Euro 2024 last-eight clash with England.

The row over Olympic Games selection policy at UK Athletics continues to deepen, with hammer thrower Anna Purchase saying she fears for her future in the sport after being omitted from the team despite being in the world’s top 16.

Police in Germany have arrested a security guard who used to work for the family of stricken Formula One driver Michael Schumacher in connection with a recent blackmail attempt.

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Watch the best of Arne Slot’s first press conference for Liverpool, as the Dutchman begins the task of taking over from Jurgen Klopp.

DAILY RECORD

Birmingham City have reportedly made their move to try and sign former Dundee loan defender Owen Beck from Liverpool on a temporary basis.

Kenny Miller has agreed to join former Celtic boss Ronny Deila in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Wahda.

Celtic have “positioned themselves” in the chase to sign Switzerland’s third-choice goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo from Lorient according to reports in France.

When does the summer transfer window open and close?

The 2024 summer transfer window in the Premier League and Scottish Premiership is officially open.

The window will close on August 30 at 11pm UK time in England and at 11.30pm in Scotland.

The Premier League and Scottish Premiership brought forward Deadline Day to link up with the other major leagues in Europe. The closing dates were set following discussions with the leagues in England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.



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