Liverpool battle Arsenal for £20m star while Man United ready British record bid

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It’s been another busy day of transfer speculation – on Wearside, and around the country.

French full-back Djibril Sidibe admits there has been contact from several clubs vying for his signature, amidst rumoured interest from Sunderland.

The Black Cats, Monaco, PSG and Watford are all mooted to be tracking the progress of the defender, who is predominantly a right-back.

Read what Sidibe had to say here.

Elsewhere, one of the top stories was Arsenal’s pursuit of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, with it reported that the Gunners could face major competition for the Premier League star.

That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool among the other clubs to feature. Here is a quick round-up of what made today’s headlines:

Liverpool could make a late bid to rival Arsenal for Vardy. (Daily Star)

Man United may have to pay a British record transfer fee of £78million to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus, four years after leaving for £800,000. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are no longer in the race to sign midfielder Pogba, though. (The Guardian)

Diego Costa wants to leave Chelsea and return to Atletico Madrid this summer, according to the Spanish club's president. (Antena 3 Sports)

Man United want to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. (Marca)

Southampton are expecting to receive a bid from Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Victor Wanyama. (Daily Mirror)

Theo Walcott has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer. (ESPN)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are lining up a season-long loan move for Man United striker James Wilson. (Express and Star)

Antonio Conte wants to make Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner his first signing as Chelsea manager. (The Sun)

Chelsea are also considering a move for £31million-rated Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi. (Daily Mirror)

Man City manager Pep Guardiola is not allowed to sign any players from Bayern Munich, according to the German champions' midfielder Douglas Costa. (Globo Esporte)

City are considering activating the £40million release clause in defender Aymeric Laporte's Athletic Bilbao contract. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic plan to release striker former Sunderland striker Anthony Stokes, and he could join Rotherham. (Daily Mail)