GOSSIP: Man United in second Morata bid, Mbappe staying at Monaco, Costa shocker

first_imgHere are all the top transfer-related stories and football headlines in Thursday’s newspapers…Diego Costa claims he has been told by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that he is free to leave the club this summer. FULL STORY HEREManchester United have issued a £60million take-it-or-leave-it offer to Real Madrid for striker Alvaro Morata, after the Spanish giants turned down an opening bid of £54.7million. (Daily Mirror)United have received a huge boost with reports that Real has cooled their interest in goalkeeper David de Gea. (Marca)If their pursuit of Morata fails, United could turn their attention to Torino striker Andrea Belotti, although they will be forced to fork out £87m to trigger his buy-out clause and sign him. (Manchester Evening News)Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney’s potential Old Trafford exit could be hindered by his wage demands, with reports suggesting Everton will be unable to afford their former striker. (Daily Star)Chelsea are preparing a player-plus-cash deal for Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci. The Premier League champions will offer £48m, PLUS midfielder Nemanja Matic to get the Italian to Stamford Bridge. (The Sun)Tottenham are hiking up their asking price for Kyle Walker, who has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)Spurs are also plotting a £15m move for Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter. (The Independent)Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is a reported target for Spanish club Sevilla. (@DeadlineDayLive on Twitter)Monaco’s in-demand teenage wonderkid Kylian Mbappe is ready to snub a move to Real Madrid and stay with the Ligue 1 champions this summer. (Le Parisien)Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has ‘agreed in principal’ to a new deal at the Nou Camp, according to reports. (Daily Mirror)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines and transfer stories:?Transfer SHOCK! Liverpool abandon Virgil van Dijk interest and apologise to SouthamptonTottenham transfer news: Barcelona keeping tabs on Christian Eriksen ahead of summer spreeJohn Collins has accused Romelu Lukaku of showing a lack of respect towards Everton – and questioned whether he is good enough for a ‘top’ teamNolito wants to leave Manchester City: ‘My daughter’s face has changed colour – it looks like she’s been living in a cave’Tottenham transfer latest: Kyle Walker refuses to discuss Manchester City links and offers ‘no indication at all’ over futureChelsea and Manchester City target Leonardo Bonucci ‘open to Premier League switch’ – reportsLiverpool transfer ALERT! Reds ready to launch bid for £39m-rated Sporting Lisbon star Gelson MartinsNewcastle United target Pepe Reina has rejected a contract extension from NapoliLazio star Keita Balde Diao has rejected offers from Everton and Liverpool, according to reports in Italylast_img read more