Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists Manchester United are ready and willing to break the British transfer record.
Newell's Old Boys are confident they can end Ignacio Scocco's Sunderland struggles and take him back to Argentina.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed there have been talks about next summer's transfer targets - but he does not expect Gareth Bale to leave Tottenham.
It has been suggested the Blues will try to lure Bale to the Etihad Stadium with a big-money bid.
But Mancini does not think Spurs would be interested.
"Gareth Bale is a fantastic player," said the City boss.
"But I don't think he will leave a big team like Tottenham."However, Mancini has spoken to the City hierarchy about summer plans, even if, with the Premier League title battle now into its last two games, those talks are on hold.
"We talked about this some weeks ago," he said.
"But now our focus has to be on the next two games."