Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, July 17: Van Dijk may force through Liverpool switch, Chelsea preparing Aguero bid, Arsenal join race for Morata?

17 Jul

talkSPORT.com bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is considering handing in a transfer request in an effort to force through a move to Liverpool. (The Sun)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also keen on signing the Dutch centre-back this summer. (Daily Express)

Wenger has given up on a world record move for 18-year-old Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and is instead solely focused on signing 21-year-old winger Thomas Lemar. (Daily Telegraph)

Lemar has reportedly demanded Monaco sell him to Arsenal. (The Sun) 

The Gunners are also ready to join the hunt for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata – if Alexis Sanchez quits the club. (The Sun)

Chelsea are preparing a bid for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero – with Pep Guardiola having already sanctioned the Argentine striker’s Manchester City exit. (Daily Star)

Borussia Dortmund have warned Chelsea and AC Milan that they will only consider offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for “a few more days” as they begin their pre-season preparations. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants Toni Kroos as part of any deal that takes David de Gea to Real Madrid. (The Sun)

Mourinho also wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic return to the club, with the Swedish star also reportedly keen on making an Old Trafford comeback. (Daily Star)

Tottenham are set to return with an improved offer for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, whose Goodison Park contract expires next summer. (The Independent)

Manchester City are ready to join Chelsea in the race to sign Real Madrid’s Brazilian full-back Danilo. (Daily Star)

Loic Remy, 30, appears set to leave Chelsea this summer, with both Southampton and Everton keen on the forward. (Metro)

West Ham will make a third bid for Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic. The Hammers have already failed with two offers for the 28-year-old Austrian. (Sky Sports) ​

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