THE STAGE is not set for Gareth Bale's unveiling at the Bernabeu. The Observer reports that Real Madrid have had to dismantle the stage they erected at the Bernabeu to present the 24-year-old Wales international to their fans as they have a game today.
SPURS chairman Daniel Levy wants Real Madrid to pay an extra £10m if Bale is sold to a Premier League club within four years of his switch to the La Liga outfit says the Sunday Express.
CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign another forward before the transfer window closes as he is concerned at the lack of quality he has available in the striker department at Stamford Bridge. The Mail on Sunday carries that story.
JUVENTUS have ended their interest in Manchester United's 26-year-old winger Nani according to the Sunday Express. The Italian club's sporting director Fabio Paratici saying the player has signed a new contract at Old Trafford.
SWANSEA have warned Arsenal they are prepared to fight "tooth and nail" to keep hold of 29-year-old central defender Ashley Williams and striker Michu, 27. The Metrois running with that one.
MANCHESTER United are preparing an improved offer for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, 24, according to the Mail on Sunday after their £21m bid was rejected.
HOWEVER, Gooal.com reports that Herrera's father says that it would be very difficult for his son to leave the Spanish side.
MANCHESTER United are (still) closing in on the £40m signing of midfielder Marouane Fellaini and left-back Leighton Baines from Everton. We thank the Sunday Express for that.
AND THE Sunday Mirror says Everton will use the cash from selling Fellaini and Baines to sign 22-year-old Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, Feyenoord defender Bruno Martins Indi, 21, and Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand, 24.
CRYSTAL Palace have made a £5m bid for Wigan midfielder Callum McManaman says the Sunday Mirror. Eagles boss Ian Holloway had the 22-year-old on loan at Blackpool in 2011.
LIVERPOOL are ready to agree a £1.5m loan fee for Victor Moses, but city rivals Everton are also in pursuit of the 22-year-old Chelsea winger, who is not in Blues boss Jose Mourinho's immediate plans. The Sunday People carries that one.
MANCHESTER United are still hoping to land Roma's 30-year-old midfielder Daniele De Rossi on a loan deal before the transfer window closes on Monday at 11pm according to the Daily Star Sunday.
CHELSEA playmaker Juan Mata, 25, will have to demand a transfer in order to push through a move to Arsenal says the Sunday People.
THE SUNDAY Mirror reports that West Brom boss Steve Clarke is keen to sign Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 30, but face competition from Newcastle and Stoke.