Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, August 25: Chelsea 'confident' of signing Arsenal star, Ronaldo's staggering pay demands, Man City give up Mbappe chase

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…

Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded a massive pay rise at Real Madrid, with reports claiming he wants to be paid £37million a year to stay at the Bernabeu. (The Sun)

Manchester City have given up hope of signing Monaco’s 18-year-old wonderkid striker Kylian Mbappe for £150m. (The Sun) 

Barcelona have reportedly agreed to sign Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for £110million – FULL STORY HERE

City are set to launch a third bid of more than £25m to sign West Brom defender Jonny Evans. (The Times) 

Arsenal could be ready to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The England international looks set to turn down the Gunners’ final contract offer, with Chelsea and Liverpool on red alert. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea are said to be confident of signing the 24-year-old for £35m before the transfer deadline next Thursday. (Daily Telegraph)

Jack Wilshere could also be set to leave the Emirates Stadium, with Arsene Wenger prepared to sell him. (The Guardian)

Italian media are reporting that Chelsea target Antonio Candreva is keen on staying at Inter Milan. (Tutto Mercato)

The Blues are also trying to push through the £15m signing of Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, who played under Antonio Conte at Juventus(Daily Telegraph) 

Swansea have taken their foot off the gas in their pursuit of West Brom midfielder Nacer Chadli. (Daily Mail)

RB Leipzig’s 20-year-old Scottish winger Oliver Burke is set for a medical at West Brom. (Sky Sports)

Leicester City youngster Demarai Gray has told his club to promise him more game time this season, or sell him before the transfer window shuts. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace are interested in signing 33-year-old goalkeeper Michel Vorm from Tottenham. (Evening Standard)

Meanwhile, Huddersfield Town are interested in signing former West Ham and England goalkeeper Robert Green – currently at Leeds United(Daily Mail)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp is still hoping to sign Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing. (Birmingham Mail)

Barcelona have told Turkey midfielder Arda Turan he can leave on a free transfer, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United linked with the 30-year-old. (Sport)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Sam Allardyce believes Wayne Rooney has made a ‘fantastic move’ in calling time on his England career

Wayne Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, believes Everton will reap the rewards of the striker’s international retirement

Sam Allardyce has questioned why Mamadou Sakho remains out in the cold at Liverpool

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has admitted to talkSPORT the club are ‘exploring’ a potential deal for Robert Snodgrass and are also interested in signing Arsenal outcast Jack Wilshere

FEE AGREED! Barcelona set to sign Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for £110m – reports

Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as surprise favourites to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who is also attracting interest from Newcastle

Tottenham’s out-of-favour midfielder Moussa Sissoko will undergo a medical at Turkish club Trabzonspor, according to reports

Lionel Messi’s dad has spoken with Manchester City over a sensational move to take his son from Barcelona to the Etihad Stadium

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