PA Sport Staff
What the papers say
The Telegraph reports Everton and Leeds have joined Southampton in a race for 23-year-old PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo. His side rejected a €25 million bid from the Saints earlier this week.
The same paper writes Atletico Madrid are ready to make a £20 million offer for 24-year-old Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, who is in his final year of his contract.
The Mail writes Chelsea are in final talks for a £77 million deal for 20year-old RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol by Thursday’s deadline. But, the paper writes the Blues intend to loan him back to his club.
Arsenal and Everton have joined a host of clubs interested in 21-year-old Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to Metro.
Social media round-up
Laywin Kurzawa to Fulham, deal now done and completed. Full agreement in principle — gonna be a loan deal, no buy option and no permanent move. Kurzawa will fly to London today. Here we go. 🚨⚪️⚫️ #FulhamFC
There are issues with Justin Kluivert work permit, deal in stand-by now. pic.twitter.com/ZbpMMSGOTX
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 30, 2022
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 31, 2022
Players to watch
Hector Bellerin: 90min reports Barcelona may move for the 27-year-old Arsenal right-back.
Layvin Kurzawa: Fulham are hoping to sign the 29-year-old PSG defender, according to the Telegraph.