Transfer rumours – Man City to bid £53m for Pogba, Arsenal and Spurs battling for defender, Liverpool want Ben Arfa

Would Pogba swap Juventus for Man City? Photo: PA

Despite facing possible sanctions from UEFA for falling short of Financial Fair Play regulations, Man City are thought to be preparing a £53m bid for former Man United midfielder Paul Pogba (Express)

London rivals Arsenal and Spurs are looking for defensive reinforcements as they prepare to lose Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen respectively, and have both been impressed with 22 year-old Ajax defender Joel Veltman (Telegraph)

Money bags Chelsea will attempt to bounce back from their Champions League exit against Atletico by triggering Diego Costa's £32m release clause (Sun)

Liverpool forward Iago Aspas is keen on returning to former club Celta Vigo after failing to impress during his first season in England (Inside Futbol)

And finally, the Reds will offer unsettled Newcastle playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa a way out of St James' Park by bidding

£6m for his services (Metro)