Afternoon Football Report: July 5
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news
Real Madrid have not agreed to sell Gonzalo Higuain to Arsenal contrary to reports, and are holding out for a bigger fee say Spanish newspaper Marca.
The Spanish giants are believed to be holding out for €27 million before letting the Argentinian leave.
Chelsea have suffered a setback in their pursuit of striker Edinson Cavani after PSG reportedly lodged a £50 million bid for the Napoli man.
The bid is just shy of meeting his £53 million release clause
New Tottenham signing Paulinho has revealed he was close to giving up football altogether.
The midfielder says a spell in Poland and Lithuania early in his career left him disillusioned with the game.
Manchester City are pushing hard to get the signing of Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla wrapped up, according to reports in Spain.
Spurs have also been linked with the forward.
Barcelona say that are yet to receive an official approach for midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
Manchester United are chasing the talented youngster.