Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, July 13: Chelsea favourites to sign Aubameyang, Dortmund target Giroud as replacement, Liverpool ‘close’ to Van Dijk?

13 Jul bring you all the latest headlines and top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…

Chelsea are favourites to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjin pulled out of a move for the Gabon forward. Liverpool have also been linked with the 42-goal striker, while AC Milan are interested. (Daily Mail)

Borussia Dortmund are weighing up a move for Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud as a replacement for Aubameyang. (Daily Mirror)

Meanwhile, Chelsea star Eden Hazard has contacted Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to tell him he will be remaining at Stamford Bridge for at least one more season. (Daily Express)

Real Madrid have also given up on their attempts to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, and will now turn their attention to Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga. (Daily Star)

Liverpool are close to completing a deal for Southampton centre-back Virgil can Dijk, according to former midfielder Danny Murphy(Sport360)

Tottenham will not be bullied over the futures of midfielder Eric Dier and defender Kyle Walker following links to moves to Manchester United and Manchester City respectively. (Daily Telegraph)

The Red Devils could turn their attention to signing £40m-rated Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, as Tottenham continue to resist any offers for 23-year-old Dier. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are preparing a £45million raid for the Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are hoping to push through a £40m deal for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic within the next week. (Daily Star)

City are looking to make a £25m move for Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand after missing out on Dani Alves to Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Monaco to sign 22-year-old midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for £40m on a five-year deal. (RMC)

Chelsea and Juventus are both keen on the Real Madrid full-back Danilo. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham are set to announce the signing for 19-year-old Argentine ace Juan Foyth. (Daily Star)

Middlesbrough have beaten Premier League sides Burnley and Watford to the £14m signing of Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest on wages of £60,000-a-week. (The Sun)

Leicester City are planning a clear out of last summer’s transfer failures, with Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa, Nampalys Mendy and Bartosz Kapustka all set to follow Ron-Robert Zieler out of the club. (Daily Telegraph)

England Under-21 midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is wanted by Swansea and Watford, with Chelsea ready to listen to offers of £5million. (The Sun)

Here are the latest headlines: 

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Chelsea FC transfer news: Turkish giants Fenerbahce step up interest in Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea transfer news: Blues readying ‘huge offer’ bid for Torino striker Andrea Belotti

Tottenham transfer report: Spurs winger Erik Lamela wanted by Inter Milan

Real Betis one of FOUR Spanish clubs keen on Stoke City star Bojan

Manchester United make enquiry over possible move for Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier

Barcelona turn to Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta after ending pursuit of Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin

AC Milan make audacious bid for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci

Tottenham FC transfer news: Moussa Sissoko wants Premier League stay if put up for sale this summer

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