Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, June 29: Man City favourites to sign Sanchez, Man United miss out on Monaco star and MORE!

Here are the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…

Manchester City have become the favourites to sign Alexis Sanchez after Bayern Munich were put off by the Arsenal forward’s wage demands. Sanchez wants £350,000-a-week to leave the Gunners, who will ask for around £50million for the Chilean even though his contract expires in 12 months. (Daily Mirror)

The Gunners are already lining up a replacement for Sanchez with Monaco winger Thomas Lemar top of their list and a bid already submitted. FULL STORY HERE

Chelsea could make a last-ditch attempt to swipe defender Kostas Manolas from under the noses of Zenit St Petersburg, after a £26m fee was reportedly agreed with the Russian club. FULL STORY HERE

Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are trying to hijack Chelsea’s move for Juventus defender Alex Sandro. FULL STORY HERE

Elsewhere, Everton midfielder Gerard Deulofeu is attracting interest from Serie A giants AC Milan and Juventus, after turning down the chance of re-joining Barcelona. (Daily Mail)

The Catalan giants triggered a buy-back clause in Deulofeu’s contract but the winger, a product of the La Masia academy, wants regular first-team football and is unlikely to get that at the Nou Camp, while he is not part of Toffees boss Ronald Koeman’s long-term plans either. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are look set to lose out in the chase for Monaco’s versatile midfielder Fabinho, who is closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Record)

Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is facing a battle to be fit for pre-season. (The Sun)

Michael Keane has reportedly turned down offers from former club Manchester United and rivals Liverpool in favour of a move to Everton, as he wants regular first-team football. (‘Football insider’ @Agent_Edward on Twitter)

Jonny Evans is considering his future at West Brom after being left frustrated by the club allowing close friend Darren Fletcher to join Stoke. Leicester have already made an opening £10m bid for the former Man United defender and are expected to come back with an improved offer. (Daily Mirror)

Watford striker Stefano Okaka could be the latest to join the Chinese revolution with Shanghai Shenhua hoping to sign the hitman for around £12m. (The Sun)

Newcastle are in talks to bring Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo on loan to St James’ Park. (The Chronicle)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:​

Stuart Pearce is ‘astounded’ by reports Michael Keane will join Everton and not one of the Premier League’s leading clubs

Manchester United FC news: Anthony Martial says rumours he wants to leave club are ‘false’

Transfer news: Tianjin Quanjian to blow Premier League sides out of the water with staggering deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

AC Milan pull out of race to sign Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez in transfer boost for Chelsea and Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil ‘offered 20% pay hikes to fire Arsenal back into Champions League’

Manchester City-bound? Dani Alves confirms Juventus exit but insists he is not moving for the money

Juventus have joined Manchester United in the race for Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier

Roma have moved ahead of Newcastle United in the race for Maxime Gonalons after agreeing personal terms with the Lyon midfielder

AC Milan are set to sign Sunderland striker Fabio Borini for £5million, according to reports in Italy

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