Manchester City are set to hijack Arsenal's deal for Andrei Arshavin after agreeing an £18million deal with Zenit St Petersburg, according to the Sunday Mirror. The 27-year-old striker flew into London last week amid speculation he was poised to join the Gunners; but City have stormed into pole position.
Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday claim that Arsenal are poised to increase their bid for Arshavin to £12million after Zenit rejected their initial £10 million offer.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has made Olympique Lyon striker Karim Benzema his main summer transfer target, according to the News of the World. And United's pursuit of the 21-year-old Frenchman means the end of Carlos Tevez at Old Trafford.
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to make a £10million swoop for Wigan Athletic midfield star Wilson Palacios, reports The People. Harry Redknapp's bid for the Honduran has left Latics manager Steve Bruce fearing his side could be torn apart.
The Daily Star Sunday say Newcastle United have angrily rejected a 'laughable' £3million bid from mega-rich Manchester City for wantaway goalkeeper Shay Given. A Toon spokesman said: "We received a bid for Shay in writing from Manchester City and we dismissed it out of hand."
Everton could face competition from Portsmouth for Saviola, as boss Tony Adams looks to replace Jermain Defoe, according to the Sunday Telegraph. Apparently Real Madrid are amenable to sending the 27-year-old Argentina striker out on loan on a short-term deal.
The Sunday Times report that only two months after the Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy said there was no cash for new signings, his manager Harry Redknapp has persuaded him to dig deep and vowed to keep on spending.
The Observer claims that a number of Chelsea's young players have been made available for transfer and loan as the club begin a clear-out of their underperforming youth ranks.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is wanted by Australian A-League side North Queensland Fury, reports the Independent on Sunday.