Premier League target Jackson Martinez is on the verge of completing a £25.5million move to a big European club, according to the player’s agent. (Daily Mail)
Liverpool have rejected a projected £30 million offer from Manchester City for Raheem Sterling, the unsettled England forward. (The Times)
MICHAEL OWEN believes Wayne Rooney will not only break the England goalscoring record but could set a new target that will be impossible to catch. (The Express)
England’s new attacking style here to stay, says Root. England vow Edgbaston aggression is not a one-off ahead of second ODI as Root backs Rashid for Ashes call. (The Telegraph)
The Swiss criminal investigation into suspected irregularities and money-laundering over Fifa’s award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar is examining the money paid for the friendly Argentina played against Brazil in Qatar three weeks before the vote. The Swiss attorney general’s office said it took possession of documents “on a cooperative basis” from the agency Kentaro, which organised the match, and Kentaro’s chief executive, Philipp Grothe, has said he spent hours with investigators providing information on where the money went. (The Guardian)
Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has refused to comment on claims that Croatian superstar Mateo Kovacic is close to agreeing a move to Liverpool. (The Mirror)
Real Madrid want to tie up a deal to sign David De Gea quickly, in time to have him on the club’s books for the flight to Australia on a pre-season tour. (The Independent)
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