Top football rumours: Negredo to Real Madrid, Everton close on Lukaku


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Real Madrid are ready to sign Man City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28. The Spaniard would be a direct replacement for Alvaro Morata, who is heading to Juventus. Metro

Everton are close to signing Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea on a permanent deal. Mail

Arsenal face competition for the services of OGC Nice goalkeeper David Ospina, 25, from Valencia. Metro

QPR striker Loic Remy, 27, must lower his wage demands if he wants to seal an £8m move to Liverpool. Mirror

Spurs are on the brink of a £10m deal for 21-year-old Swansea defender Ben Davies. Telegraph

QPR have been offered 34-year-old ex-Chelsea forward Samuel Eto'o, but have been put off by his wage demands. Mail