Tottenham are set to give defender Toby Alderweireld a bumper pay-rise this summer to ward off interest from the likes of Inter Milan, reports the Mirror.
Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal are also ready to put Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the £100,000-a-week wage bracket with both Manchester clubs and Liverpool keeping an eye on developments, adds the Mirror.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is already making a shortlist of potential replacements should Real Madrid succeed in their bid to prise goalkeeper David de Gea away from Old Trafford this summer, the Daily Mail says.
Staying in Manchester, City are also making contingency plans should Sergio Aguero exit the club and have been keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, Paris St Germain lead the hunt for the highly-rated Gabon international ahead of Real Madrid, the Express reports.
Rafael Benitez could quit Newcastle unless he gets a £100million transfer fund this summer to bolster his squad ahead of their Premier League return, the Sun says. Some of that money could go on Christian Atsu, whose loan move from Chelsea could be made permanent in the coming days for £6.5million, according to ESPN.
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Players to watch
Hector Bellerin: Reports linking the Arsenal full-back with a summer return to former club Barcelona refuse to go away,
Alexandre Lacazette: Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are all said to be keen on the prolific Lyon striker.
Alvaro Morata: Reports in Spain suggest Morata will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is among the 24-year-old striker’s many admirers.