From the back pages, July 28: Man City spending set to pass £100m

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manuel Pellegrini is set to take Manchester City’s spending through the £100m barrier this summer.

City have already splashed out £92.3m on four players in recent weeks, but Pellegrini insisted their lavish spending is far from over.

Attacking quartet Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic have all arrived at City, with Pellegrini keen to add a defender before the transfer deadline. Daily Mirror

Barcelona tell Manchester United to forget about Cesc Fabregas. That was the defiant message last night from new Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino on his first day on the job at the Nou Camp. United have made two bids for Fabregas, with the latest believed to be £30m plus possible add-ons. But Martino has told the Old Trafford outfit they could offer any amount of . Daily Star

SANTI CAZORLA has slapped down talk he is set to quit Arsenal for Atletico Madrid. Spanish midfield star Cazorla, 28, has this summer been linked with a return to his homeland. But he today said: “There has been a lot of speculation about a move to Atletico Madrid but I’m very happy at Arsenal, I have a contract there and I start training on Monday. “Perhaps I will return to Spain one day, but right now it’s very unlikely.” The Sun

NEWCASTLE could be set for a double swoop after raising their bid for Bafetimibi Gomis to £6.9m and asking QPR about a season-long loan for Loic Remy. Gomis was a target for a number of Premier League clubs this summer but Newcastle have been the most persistent in their chase of the 27-year-old and now appear close to making a breakthrough with his club, Lyon. Despite his excellent form for Lyon last season, Les Gones seem willing to let the striker leave for the right price. Daily Express