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Gareth Bale might not have completed his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid, but his boots have, reports the Daily Star.
The Wales international is poised finally to sign his contract with the Bernabeu club, with Pete Jenson of the Daily Mail reporting that the transfer will be £78 million to ensure Cristiano Ronaldo's world-record £80 million figure from 2009 is not broken, and to keep the former Manchester United man happy.
England midfielder Gareth Barry will take a pay cut to ensure his loan move from Manchester City to Everton goes through unhindered, claims Chris Wheeler of the Daily Mail.
Fulham are considering a second bid for Southampton midfielder Jack Cork after an initial offer failed, reports John Cross of the Daily Mirror.
Sunderland are on the verge of completing a season-long loan deal for Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng, says Riath Al-Samarrai of the Daily Mail.
Newcastle have made a £10 million move for Lille midfielder Florian Thauvin, reports Luke Edwards of the Daily Telegraph.