Paper round-up: Hammers tipped to sign Thiago Maia

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West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to complete the signing of Thiago Maia from Lille, according to The Sun.

The newspaper has also linked Newcastle with the Brazilian midfielder but say the Hammers have agreed a deal to sign him.

He would be West Ham’s eighth signing of the summer and reportedly take the club’s spending past the £100m mark.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are lining up a bid for Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook, the Daily Star say.

Spurs are said to be ready to offer £30m for the Cherries star, who was on standby for England’s World Cup squad.

It comes as Cook, 21, is discussing a new deal with Bournemouth, where he is under contract until 2020.

Bayer Leverkusen want Tottenham’s teenage midfielder Marcus Edwards, according to The Sun.

The Sun also say Chelsea are looking to beat Spurs to the signing of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.

The Daily Mail say Chelsea will risk losing Thibaut Courtois on a free transfer when his contract expires next year rather than sell him now without first bringing in a replacement for the goalkeeper.

The Daily Star say Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is set for for talks with Willian about the Brazilian’s future at Stamford Bridge.

The Daily Mirror continue to link Gonzalo Higuaín with Chelsea despite reports the Juventus striker has agreed a move to AC Milan.

The Mirror still say Chelsea want the Argentina international, have not given up hope of signing him and could sell Olivier Giroud to Marseille in order to finance a move.

Crystal Palace are closing on the signing of Swansea forward Jordan Ayew in a deal that will see midfielder Jairo Riedewald move the other way, The Guardian reports.

And The Sun reports that Palace are set to complete the signing of Germany midfielder Max Meyer.

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