Gossip column: Stones, Pedro, Delph, Wenger, Cambiasso

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Chelsea, who have had one £20m offer turned down, are set to make an improved bid for 21-year-old John Stones - but Everton are holding out for a British record fee for a defender. (Daily Mirror)external-link

However, Everton have told Chelsea to forget about trying to sign former Barnsley player Stones after insisting he is not for sale. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says Stones should "stay put at Everton and keep on learning". (Kicca.com)external-link

Manchester United are planning a £22m move for Barcelona forward Pedro, 27, who has also attracted interest from Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Manchester United target Nicolas Otamendi, 27, has told Valencia he wants his future sorted by the time pre-season begins on 27 July. (Independent) external-link

Saturday's Mirror back page
The chase for Everton defender John Stones dominates the back page of Saturday's Daily Mirror

Angry Aston Villa fans have made their feelings towards Fabian Delph known with a banner outside Villa Park after the 25-year-old midfielder changed his mind and signed for Manchester City.(Birmingham Mail) external-link

Former Villa striker Stan Collymore has branded Delph's U-turn as an "absolute disgrace". (Talksport)external-link

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, will ignore interest from Manchester City and join Barcelona - if Joan Laporta wins their presidential election on Saturday. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal's 65-year-old manager Arsene Wenger, who celebrates 19 years in charge in September, could be at the club for years to come, according to chief executive Ivan Gazidis. (The Straits Times)external-link

Meanwhile, Wenger says he is surprised Manchester United let former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, 31, leave Old Trafford for Fenerbahce. (Telegraph)external-link

It looks increasingly unlikely that 34-year-old Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso will sign a new Leicester City contract. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has dismissed reports he will be signing defender Jonny Evans, 27, from Manchester United and has reiterated his desire to keep 24-year-old James McCarthy, who has attracted interest from Manchester City and Tottenham. (Daily Star)external-link

Hull City winger Robbie Brady, 23, has turned down a new contract and is close to joining Norwich City for £7m.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Sunderland, fresh from signing winger Jeremain Lens, 27, and defender Younes Kaboul, 29, are in the early stages of talks with their remaining transfer targets. (Sunderland Echo) external-link

Daily Express back page
The Daily Express lead on Fabian Delph's decision to join Manchester City from Aston Villa

West Ham defender James Tomkins, 26, has urged the club's fans to be patient with new manager Slaven Bilic after some sections vented their frustration at the team during the Europa League win over Birkirkara.(London Evening Standard)external-link

Frank Lampard's New York City debut will be delayed by another week with a calf injury suffered in training ruling the 37-year-old out of this week's clash with New England Revolution. (Daily Mail)external-link

Bournemouth want to sign Fulham midfielder Scott Parker, 34 - the brother-in-law of Cherries midfielder Harry Arter, 25.(Sun - subscription required)external-link

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 37, has been offered a contract to play in Major League Soccer, but a Qatari club also want to sign him. (ESPN)external-link

Blackpool's pre-season preparations are on the verge of collapsing, with Accrington Stanley considering cancelling their planned 31 July game because of policing costs after a recent abandonment. (Blackpool Gazette)external-link

The owner of Israel's Beitar Jerusalem has announced he is selling up out of "shame" at fans' aggressive behaviour during a Europa League qualifying game in Belgium. (Guardian)external-link

Best of social media

Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney might be thousands of miles away from home as his club continue their pre-season preparations in the United States. But the boxing fan still intends to watch Anthony Crolla and Scott Quigg in action when they fight in Manchester later. "Good luck tomorrow to @ant_crolla and @scottquigg. Will be watching in Seattle. Come on lads," tweeted Rooney.external-link

Colwyn Bay
A game of two calves? Northern Premier League Premier Division Colwyn Bay have suffered an unusual break-in after a herd of cows invaded their ground.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson congratulated James Milner on his first Reds goal. "Another good pre-season game for the team. Well done Milly on his first goal for Liverpool. Support was incredible once again," wrote the midfielder on Instagramexternal-link following Liverpool's 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar.

Tottenham and England defender Kyle Walker has thanked former Spurs team-mate Younes Kaboul, who has joined Sunderland. "All the best @YounsKabs4, thanks for all the help and advice over the years. See you during the season," Walker tweeted. external-link

Non-league Newcastle Town went ahead with a friendly against Crewe Alexandra on Friday despite a burglary at the club hours before the game. "Not the news we want to hear, but the club was broken into this morning. Things were smashed and stolen. Game is still going ahead tonight," the club tweeted.external-link

And finally

Injuries have forced Championship club Cardiff City to call off Sunday's planned friendly at Haverfordwest leaving officials of the non-league side feeling "embarrassed". (Wales Online)external-link

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, 34, is struggling to get to grips with Australia's wildlife during the club's tour down under, telling staff: "I'm sorry, I can't do it," when offered a chance to hold a koala bear. (Liverpool Echo)external-link