What The Papers Say - Transfer Deadline Day

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It is transfer deadline day and, as you’d expect, today’s newspapers are full of speculation.

The Toffees are rumoured to be considering a late swoop for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, while Leicester City and Cardiff City are both said to be standing firm in holding off interest in Jamie Vardy and Kenneth Zohore respectively. 

Elsewhere, it is claimed Nikola Vlasic, who played for Hajduk Split in both legs against Everton during the recent Europa League play-off, is on his way to Merseyside for a medical ahead of an £8million move. 

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen is also said to be attracting interest from the Blues, with an initial loan deal discussed in Thursday’s media.

In terms of potential outgoings, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur continue to be linked with Ross Barkley. 

For more on the above and other rumours, scroll through and click the items below.

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