Here’s all the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…
Atletico Madrid are prepared to offer £50m to Chelsea for wantaway striker Diego Costa. The LaLiga club are still short of Antonio Conte’s £60m valuation of the player, but are slowly closing in on a deal. (Mail on Sunday)
Manchester City will make an offer of £70m to sign Alexis Sanchez. The Chile forward is in the final year of his Arsenal contract, and Pep Guardiola is willing to offer big money to bring him to the Etihad. (Mirror)
Sanchez will be handed a £400,000-a-week deal to sign for City. (The Sun)
Antonio Conte is lining up a £200m spending spree ahead of transfer deadline day. The Italian is planning to sign Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal, and a trio of Southampton defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Cedric Soares and former Blue Ryan Bertrand. (Express)
Chelsea are also interested in prising Toby Alderweireld away from Tottenham, as talks over a new Spurs contract progress poorly. An inquiry has been made apropos the centre-back’s interest in leaving White Hart Lane. (The Times)
Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:
Joey Barton has told talkSPORT he understands why Manchester City want to sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion.The Baggies have already rejected one bid worth up to £18m from Pep Guardiola’s side, though they are expected to submit a new approach this week.
Arsene Wenger was unhappy with referee Andre Marriner’s performance as Arsenal were defeated 1-0 at Stoke on Saturday, following missed penalty calls and an Alexandre Lacazette goal ruled out for offside.