Everton slapped an £80million price tag on Dominic Calvert-Lewin before he became the youngest Englishman to score a Premier League hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win over West Brom.
According to The Sun, Calvert-Lewin (pictured above) was a top target for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer.
But United were stunned by Everton’s valuation of the 23-year-old striker, who cost just £1.5m from Sheffield United four years ago.
The proposed fee forced the Red Devils to end their pursuit and is also expected to make Chelsea and Manchester City think twice about swooping.
The Times report Jesse Lingard is considering his future after being omitted from United’s squad to face Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Following the 3-1 defeat, Solskjaer admitted some of his players were lacking match fitness due to a shortened pre-season.
But Lingard, 27, is believed to be ready for action having reported for training during the first week of the month and it appears his future may now lie elsewhere.
Kylian Mbappe could make a sensational move to Liverpool next summer — but the Reds face stiff competition from Real Madrid.
French outlet L’Equipe claim the Premier League champions are in regular contact with the Frenchman, who has two years left on his Paris Saint-Germain deal.
Jurgen Klopp has previously admitted it would be extremely difficult to sign Mbappe, 21, but the Liverpool boss reportedly spoke to the forward’s father back in May.
LaLiga champs Real are also monitoring the situation and would not hesitate to go toe-to-toe with the Merseysiders in a transfer battle.
The Daily Mail report Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not allow Dele Alli to leave on the cheap.
Alli, 24, has been left out of Jose Mourinho’s previous two matchday squads — plunging his future into doubt.
PSG have a concrete interest in the England midfielder, while Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is a long-term admirer.
But Levy, a notoriously tough negotiator, will not allow a player he valued at £100m only last season to go in a cut-price deal.
The Mail also claim West Ham and Newcastle are interested in Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.
After making just 14 appearances in all competitions last season, the 26-year-old centre-back is surplus to requirements at Juve.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata appears set to rejoin the Serie A champions.
Sources have confirmed to Goal that Morata, who played for Juventus from 2014-16, is expected to undergo a medical today ahead of an initial loan move.
Having flopped at Chelsea, the 27-year-old Spaniard spent the last two seasons on loan with Atletico before the deal was made permanent earlier this summer.