Transfer Talk: Erik Lamela To Become Tottenham's Record Signing

The Star write Erik Lamela will become Tottenham's record signing in the next 24 hours when he completes his switch from Roma.

Argentinian Lamela, 21, could join Spurs for £30 million, trumping Roberto Soldado's £26m fee.

The Evening Chronicle say Yohan Cabaye has decided he wants to join Arsenal, which seems a belated observation after he was left out of Newcastle's 4-0 defeat at Manchester City following the Gunners' bid.

Lamela could finally join Spurs this week

Newcastle want £20m for the Frenchman, and have also lined up Wigan's James McCarthy as an £8m replacement, according to the Mail.

Former Latics manager Roberto Martínez said last season McCarthy was at least a £10m player, however.

Manchester United will make an improved £20m bid for Marouane Fellaini before their Sunday fixture with Liverpool.

Fellaini could still join United

That is still £3.5m away from the buy-out clause figure which expired in Fellaini's contract last month. United offered a "derisory and insulting" £16m for the Belgian last week.

Fresh from defeating Manchester City, Cardiff boss Malky Mackay wants to sign Barcelona striker Isaac Cuenca on a season-long loan.

Several Spanish clubs are also interested in the Catalan, who was loaned out to Ajax earlier this year.

Cuenca is unlikely to establish himself in Barça's first team

Ian Holloway's charm wore off years ago but he is in danger of becoming just plain unlikeable if he brings Joey Barton back to the Premier League.

The Mail says Crystal Palace's boss is lining up the QPR midfielder and Reading's French winger Jimmy Kébé in a bid to bolster Palace's un-Premier League squad.

And Sunderland, who have brought in 11 new players already this summer, have agreed a loan deal for Internazionale midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanović, but Everton could hijack the deal, say the Express.