The top stories making Monday’s back pages in the UK…
The Sun: Louis van Gaal says only the world’s best striker will improve Manchester United.
Also: Luis Enrique has refused to deny SunSport’s world exclusive that Manchester United have made a move for Barcelona ace Neymar.
And: John Terry failed to finish a Premier League game for the second time in a week yesterday.
Daily Mirror: Mark Hughes has warned Jonathan Walters that Stoke may keep him until his contract runs out as their row threatens to turn ugly.
Also: Leeds United are hoping to complete the signing of Watford striker Fernando Forestieri this week.
And: Saido Berahino is edging closer to a £20million move to Tottenham.
Daily Star: Karim Benzema is ready to swap Real Madrid for Arsenal.
Also: Arsene Wenger claims Liverpool will regret losing Raheem Sterling.
Daily Mail: Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool nightmare could be ended by former club AC Milan, after CEO Adriano Galliani confirmed the clubs are in talks over a loan move for the striker.
Also: Southampton’s refusal to sell Victor Wanyama to Tottenham could cost the club £213,000 a week.
Daily Express: Neymar is considering a move to Manchester United, according to reports.
Also: Jose Mourinho refused to blame John Terry as the Chelsea captain’s sending off almost cost his side their first win of the season as they won 3-2 at WBA yesterday.
And: Manuel Pellegrini has sent an ominous warning to the rest of the Premier League by claiming Manchester City are only going to improve after they continued their flawless start to the season.
Metro: Manchester United will reportedly table an incredible €80m bid for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller this week with the Red Devils ready to smash the British transfer record to bring him to Old Trafford.
Daily Telegraph: Harry Kane has defended Tottenham Hotspur’s disappointing start to the season with head coach Mauricio Pochettino poised to make a £20 million bid for Saido Berahino in the next few days.
The Times: Half an hour in, Pedro may have thought it was all following the script. Five days after he left Barcelona for Chelsea, the 28-year-old had scored one and created another for José Mourinho’s team, seemingly setting the Barclays Premier League champions on their way to a delayed first victory of the season.
Also: These are early days, but there is something ominous about the style in which Manchester City have swept to victory in their first three matches.
The Guardian: Neymar is open to moving to Manchester United from Barcelona, though there is a recognition the transfer is unlikely to occur before the current window closes.