Thursday’s transfer and managerial stories from the newspapers and web
The Sun: The FA held talks with Brendan Rodgers last year about him replacing Roy Hodgson as head coach.
Daily Telegraph: Chelsea have opened talks with Real Madrid over a move for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata.
Daily Mirror: West Ham United are prepared to offer £30m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Daily Mail: Manchester City will offer £30m for Schalke’s German international Leroy Sane.
The Sun: Across Manchester, Jose Mourinho is preparing a £35m for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Daily Express: Liverpool are considering a £25m move for Sadio Mane.
Daily Telegraph: The Reds are prepared to sell Wales midfielder Joe Allen for £10m.