1. City refused to break bank on w88 Football
De Jong wages
Man City refused to match the wages Barcelona offered new signing Frenkie de Jong, according to the Daily Mail.
Barcelona completed the signing of De Jong from Ajax on Wednesday for a fee of €75 million (£65m/$85m).
City were also interested in the 21-year-old, but did not want to create unrest in the locker room by matching Barca's offer of £300,000 a week plus bonuses.
2. Juventus contact agent of 'next Buffon'
Juventus have contacted the agent of Genoa goalkeeper Alessandro Russo, dubbed the "next Buffon", according to Calciomercato.
The 17-year-old has developed into one of Italy's best goalkeeping prospects, and has also drawn interest from PSG.
But Juve have stepped up their pursuit of Russo in recent days, hoping to beat their Ligue 1 rivals to his signature.
3. Pitaek set for Milan medical, paving way for Higuain to Chelsea
Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek is set for a medical at Milan on Wednesday morning, Goal understands, which will pave the way for Gonzalo Higuain to join Chelsea on loan.
Chelsea will land Higuain on a six-month loan with an option to buy the striker outright at season's end for £32.5 million ($42m), while Piatek is reportedly joining Milan for a fee of £31m.
Milan were hesitant to sanction Higauin's exit from the club without landing a replacement, but Piatek will step in to fill the void.
4. Benitez to leave Newcastle if Almiron is not signed
Rafa Benitez's chances of remaining at Newcastle beyond this season rest on whether the club can sign Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron, according to the Mirror.
Benitez is refusing to even discuss fresh how to withdraw at 188bet
terms if he does not get any of his top targets, and Almiron is the player he wants to fill his side's No.10 role.
However, Newcastle value Almiron at £16 million ($21m), short of Atlanta's asking price, and are also balking at his wage demands and agent's fee
5. Real Madrid beat Man Utd to Militao
Real Madrid are set to win the race with Manchester United to sign versatile defender Eder Militao from Porto, according to the Daily Mail.
Militao can play centre-back, right-back and defensive midfielder and the Red Devils were looking to activate his £45 million ($58m) release clause this summer.
Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton were also monitoring Militao, but he will instead choose Real Madrid over the Premier League sides.
6. Man Utd face fight for sporting director target
Manchester United face a fight to land their director of football target, RB Leipzig's Paul Mitchell, according to the Sun.
United chairman Ed Woodward is looking to overhaul the club's football department, with a director of football and permanent manager in his sights.
Mitchell is the Bundesliga club's sporting director and Leipzig are determined to keep him by offering him a new contract.
7. Real Madrid prepare £90m Dybala move
The Juventus man has been in the crosshairs of Pep Guardiola for multiple seasons
Real Madrid are preparing a £90 million ($116m) bid for Juventus star Paulo Dybala, thwarting Pep Guardiola's hopes of landing him, according to the Sun.
Dybala has been on Guardiola's radar dating back to his days at Bayern Munich, but the Argentina international is viewed as the central piece in Madrid's plans to rebuild their 188bet promotion
squad this summer.
Juventus might be willing to cash in on Dybala, having added Aaron Ramsey on free, while also targeting a loan move for Isco.