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A reported bid of £30million offer for David Luiz by Manchester City has been rejected by Chelsea, while Arsenal want Sevilla's Jesus Navas.

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THE SUN

Chelsea have rejected Manchester City's £30million bid for David Luiz.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hit out at Newcastle's loan bid for Andy Carroll and said: I'd have to be a nutcase to do that.

Real Madrid were forced into an embarrassing climbdown after Luka Modric appeared on the club's website as part of their squad.

Chelsea's pursuit of Marseille full-back Cesar Azpilicueta looks about to pay off.

Manchester United are trying to hijack Liverpool's attempt to sign Pachuca midfielder Hector Herrera, who won Olympic gold with Mexico.

Southampton have threatened to withdraw their club record £12million bid for Bologna winger Gaston Ramirez - unless a deal is completed on Thursday.

Real Madrid's Ricardo Carvalho is poised to complete an incredible week of business for QPR by making a shock return to London.

Swansea have agreed a club record £5million deal for Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yeung.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is lining up an £8million bid for Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Southampton will battle Sunderland and Aston Villa for Blackburn left-back Martin Olsson.

Manchester City striker John Guidetti is set to pledge his future to the club.

Swansea striker Stephen Dobbie's wage demands are jeopardising his return to Blackpool.

Sheffield Wednesday have been told they can sign Barcelona striker Rodri for £1.2million next summer.

Gianfranco Zola is set to make former Roma right-back Marco Cassetti his ninth signing as Watford boss.

Brighton boss Gus Poyet wants QPR striker Jay Bothroyd to cure his scoring problems.

Crystal Palace look set to sign winger Yannick Bolasie from Bristol City.

DAILY MIRROR

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has launched a scathing attack on Newcastle by telling them: 'You've got a nerve by thinking you can do a number on us" as they look to sign Andy Carroll on loan.

Tom Huddlestone is set to join the Tottenham exodus by heading to Stoke on a one-year loan deal.

Fulham boss Martin Jol is trying to sign Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg for £8million.

Chelsea have finally made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

Valencia are braced for a second offer from Swansea for Pablo Hernandez.

Liverpool aim to have the cash to buy Clint Dempsey from Fulham in the next few days.

Southampton's bid to sign Gaston Ramirez has fallen through, according to the Bologna midfielder's agent.

West Ham and Sunderland will go head-to-head in a race to sign West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie.

QPR boss Mark Hughes is close to sealing a shock move for Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho.

Sunderland have agreed a club record £14million for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

Blackburn are ready to bring left-back Stephen Warnock back from Aston Villa on loan.

Nottingham Forest are set to sign Kuwait's top star Bader Al-Mutawa in an £800,000 deal.

Wolves boss Stale Solbakken is preparing a £3million raid of former club FC Copenhagen for Costa Rica right winger Christian Bolanos.

Jordan's Rhodes' move to Blackburn - and a stunning contract - was blocked by Huddersfield supremo Dean Hoyle on Wednesday.

Crystal Palace want to sign West Brom midfielder Scott Allan on loan.

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson will have to double his efforts to land Derby striker Nathan Tyson.

Ipswich are set to win the race for Reading striker Simon Church.

DAILY STAR

Arsenal are ready to turn to £27million-rated Spain winger Jesus Navas to solve their goalscoring woes.

Sunderland and West Ham are ready to lock horns over Peter Odemwingie after both clubs expressed an interest in the West Brom striker.

Swansea expect to complete the club record signing of Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yeung in the next 24 hours.

Mark Hughes hopes to solve QPR's defensive woes by signing Michael Dawson and Ricardo Carvalho.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has beaten Aston Villa to the loan signing of Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone.

Sunderland finally got their man last night after bidding a club record £14million for Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

Southampton will battle Sunderland and Aston Villa to sign Martin Olsson from Blackburn.

West Ham have made a final £10million bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.

DAILY MAIL

QPR have made a formal complaint to Leeds accusing goalkeeper Paddy Kenny of sending a series of abusive messages to a member of their management team.

Michael Dawson's £9million move to QPR was in danger of collapse on Wednesday night, with the Tottenham defender failing to agree personal terms.

Swansea expect to wrap up their £5million deal for Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yeung by the weekend.

Sunderland have opened talks with Manchester City winger Adam Johnson over a £10million move and also agreed a fee with Wolves for Steven Fletcher.

Sunderland are ready to offload striker Fraizer Campbell with Blackburn and Fulham showing interest.

Tottenham are putting the finishing touches on a take-it-or-leave-it £20million for Leandro Damiao.

Richard Dunne is set to leave Aston Villa for Stoke.

Stephen Warnock has been excluded from training with Aston Villa's first-team squad by Paul Lambert.

Fulham are interested in Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Reading are launching a bid to sign Marseille striker Jordan Ayew, with Simon Church considering a move to Ipswich.

Lazio are showing interest in Manchester City defender Kolo Toure.

Wolves are keen on £3million-rated FC Copenhagen winger Christian Bolanos.

Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic's move to Mallorca has stalled.

Former Manchester United defender Zeki Fryers will travel to Belgium on Thursday for talks over a transfer to Standard Liege.

DAILY EXPRESS

Andy Carroll will be handed a lifeline on Thursday night, with new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insisting he would be "a nutcase" to sell him at a knockdown price.

Arsenal are set to offer £12million for Sevilla winger Jesus Navas.

THE TIMES

Robert Green's position in goal for QPR is in the balance after one game as the club have held preliminary talks to sign Julio Cesar from Inter Milan.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has asked chief executive Paul Faulkner for the funds to buy Jermain Defoe.

Wolves winger Matt Jarvis is believed to prefer a move to Sunderland rather than West Ham.

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