Paper Talk: July 21

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Sunday Mirror:

- Manchester United are ready to double Cesc Fabregas's wages, in a bid to lure the Barcelona midfielder to Old Trafford.

- Chelsea will offer former striker Didier Drogba a player-coach role, as Jose Mourinho looks to tempt him back to Stamford Bridge.

Mail on Sunday:

- Tottenham are preparing a club-record £18million bid for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado.

- Arsenal are back in the race to sign Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, after Napoli refused to meet his £35million valuation.

Daily Star Sunday:

- Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is planning a £22million move for Real Madrid defender Pepe.

Sunday Telegraph:

- Chelsea are ready to make an improved £40million offer for Wayne Rooney, as they look to convince Manchester United to sell the striker.

Sunday Express:

- Newcastle United have made a £15million double striker bid for Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre-Pierre Gignac.

- Zenit St Petersburg are planning a move for want-away Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.

The Sun:

- Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Pepe Reina is on the verge of completing a loan move to Napoli.



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