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TOP STORY: Napoli agree terms for Cavani return
Edinson Cavani could be set for a sensational return to Napoli following a report from Tutto Napoli that he has agreed terms with his former club.
The Paris Saint-Germain star left the San Paolo in 2013 for a huge fee of around €65 million and has since scored 170 goals in all competitions to become the Ligue 1 club’s all-time top scorer.
At 31 and reportedly struggling to strike up a connection with Neymar, Cavani could return to Serie A, though an agreement with PSG is outstanding, with two years remaining on his deal.
Nonetheless, the outlet claims that Cavani has agreed terms on a four-year deal worth €7.5m (£6.7m) per season.
Spurs and Everton prepare Zaha moves
Player-plus-cash bids are expected from Tottenham and Everton for Wilfried Zaha despite Crystal Palace insisting on a £60m fee.
The Mirror believes Spurs will throw Moussa Sissoko into the deal, while the Toffees would like to include former Eagles favourite Yannick Bolasie, who they value at £15m, which will leave a fee of around £45m on top.
West Ham refused to meet Zaha’s price tag, while Borussia Dortmund will mount a bid of their own, with the report claiming the 25-year-old is leaning towards a summer exit after rejecting Palace’s offer of a new deal worth £125,000 per week.
Barca rival Blues for Golovin
Chelsea could face late competition for Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin after reports of a bid from Barcelona, says Sport.
The Blues have been leading the race to sign the CSKA star, who enjoyed a fine World Cup this summer for the hosts.
But the report claims the Blaugrana have offered €30m (£26.8m) for the 24-year-old, who is seen as a secondary option for them.
Eden Hazard, Willian or Paul Pogba are the players mentioned as being under consideration in their first tier, but failure to land any of the those could lead to the Russian moving to the Nou Camp.
Chelsea to move for ‘other’ Juventus defender
Having made advances to Juventus for defender Daniele Rugani, Chelsea could target another Italian defender in Mattia Caldara.
Gianluca Di Marzio claims the Blues remain keen on Rugani, but they have also bid for Caldara, who thrived on loan at Atalanta last term.
The Blues have offered €30m (£26.8m) for Caldara, though Borussia Dortmund have outbid them by offering an additional €5m (£4.5m) in add-ons.
It could present a dilemma for the Old Lady, who already have centre-backs Giorgio Chiellini, Medhi Benatia and Andrea Barzagli, with one of the two young Italians likely to be sacrificed to help offset the enormous investment in Cristiano Ronaldo.
– Manchester City are amongst a growing group of clubs that could move for West Ham starlet Domingos Quina, with Ajax, Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim also in the running, according to the Mirror.
The 18-year-old has shone for Portugal’s Under-19s and with just one year remaining on his deal, the Hammers may be forced into a £600,000 sale.
– Stoke have been told to pay £10m if they want to sign Huddersfield star Tom Ince. The Sun claims Gary Rowett wants Ince, who he worked with at Derby previously, as a replacement for Xherdan Shaqiri, following the Swiss international’s £13.5m move to Liverpool.
– Arsene Wenger has emerged as a serious candidate to take over as Japan manager, according to the Mail. The outlet claims the former Arsenal boss is wanted on a long-term deal having spent time managing Nagoya Grampus before his move to north London.
After Akira Nishino’s impressive stint as a late stand-in for Vahid Halilhodzic after his sacking months before the 2018 World Cup, Japan now want to make an ambitious permanent appointment.
– Chelsea’s forgotten prospect Mario Pasalic is to join Atalanta on loan with an obligation to buy, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Croatian midfielder has travelled with Maurizio Sarri’s squad for the pre-season friendly in Australia, but is now set to leave permanently four years on and four loan moves later after joining the Blues in 2014.