Arsenal bid £19m for Higuain, new deal for Bale, Moyes minded to keep Rooney, Atletico say Falcao can go...
LAMPARD ON HIS WAY?
It does seem rather inevitable that Frank Lampard will be taking his ample figure somewhere else when his contract is up in the summer.
Although he doesn't quite want to say goodbye.
He said: "There have been no talks about anything about an extension. The ball is in Chelsea's court. I'm a Chelsea player, as simple as that. I've had a great, great time here.
"Maybe things don't last forever. Although I want it to last forever, you have to be big enough to know what it is.
"I'm not the kind of player to see out my time and sit with my bum on the bench too much. I want to be involved.
"That's my character. I will keep trying to do that, whatever the circumstances.
"I can't predict anything but I feel like I have two or three years at least in me at the top level. It is not for me to decide on this one.
"Whatever happens, I have had a great time at Chelsea. I am determined to play a few more years and see what pans out in the near future."
Word is assorted Chinese clubs, LA Galaxy and even Arsenal are interested.
CHELSEA 'FAVOURITES' FOR WALCOTT
It will probably be easier for the tabloids to just list the teams that aren't interested in Theo Walcott these days.
The Sun this morning reports that Chelsea are now in pole position to bag the Arsenal winger, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
The paper claims that despite the big 'interim' sign on his office door, Rafa Benitez is making plans for Chelsea, and wants to bring Walcott in, perhaps as soon as January, even though that will cost them around £15million.
And it seems geography is Rafa's friend, with The Sun claiming Benitez 'is confident of getting his man as the £15million-rated winger would not have to uproot from London.'
AND THEY'LL CHUCK MONEY AT FALCAO TOO
More from the Chelsea cash-spunking department now, and The Daily Mail reckons they will go big in their pursuit of Radamel Falcao.
Apparently they will offer the big Colombian a great deal of cash to move to London, and while there's no mention of a fee offered to Atletico (maybe that's viewed as a formality), there are plenty of numbers stated elsewhere.
The paper claims: 'Sportsmail has learned the West London club will offer the 26-year-old a deal worth in the region of £200,000-per-week, to lure Falcao.
'The pay package would eclipse the club's current top earner Fernando Torres, who is understood to earn £175,000-per-week.
'The staggering salary underlines how serious the current Champions League holders are about signing Falcao, who is viewed as the hottest property in world football.'
ARSENAL & CITY IN FOR LLORENTE
Interesting story in The Times, who report that Arsenal will be a little more aggressive in their transfer dealings than before.
Apparently they will join Manchester City in 'preparing to test Athletic Bilbao's resolve' with regards to Fernando Llorente.
As you'll know, Llorente is out of contract at the end of the season, but both clubs will still move in the transfer window, it says here.
The Times reports: 'Arsenal have contacted the player's representatives to ascertain what his wage demands would be and are certain to make Llorente an offer at the end of the season. City, Bayern Munich and Juventus have also made inquiries.
'All four, though, are expected to attempt to tempt Bilbao into releasing the player next month, with Arsenal's need the most pressing. Arsène Wenger has prioritised signing a striker to support or supplant Olivier Giroud, with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, of Schalke, and Demba Ba, of Newcastle United, under consideration. Thierry Henry will rejoin the club from New York Red Bulls, on a six-week loan.'
AND THE REST...
Manchester United and Arsenal are battling it out to capture PSV Eindhoven's £17m-rated Kevin Strootman...Liverpool and Tottenham both want Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist...Barnsley have confirmed that Mido is leaving the club...Cardiff centre-back Ben Turner has signed a two-year contract extension...Aston Villa will lead the £2m hunt for Millwall midfielder James Henry in January...Ipswich have snapped up defender Tyrone Mings from Chippenham...Newcastle are hopeful of ageering a deal with Toulouse's France midfielder Moussa Sissoko next month...Fulham boss Martin Jol is after Roma keeper Maarten Stekelenburg for a January move to Craven Cottage...Swansea want West Brom defender Craig Dawson...Oldham are looking to snap up Nottingham Forest's Matt Derbyshire...Roberto Martinez is offering ex-Swansea star Ferrie Bodde a chance at Wigan.