Chelsea to sell Torres & say 'name your price' on Rooney, Monaco also keen, Ronaldo won't be sold, Fellaini to United...
DIAME FOR ARSENAL?
We've been saying for an awful long time that Arsenal need a more physical presence in midfield and that physical presence could be Mohamed Diame, who is available for just £3.5m because of a release clause in his West Ham contract.
According to The Sun: 'The Hammers have offered the Senegal star, 25, a new deal just six months after he joined from Wigan Athletic. But it depends on him agreeing to double a release clause to £7million. Diame has yet to sign and the Gunners are keen on him - just as soon as he proves his fitness again.'
REMY OFFER DOUBLED
Those of you baffled by Loic Remy's decision to snub Newcastle and head to QPR will be interested in the Daily Mail's claim that the Frenchman has been offered double wages at Loftus Road with the Hoops stumping up £80,000 a week. Yes, that's £80,000 a week at a bottom-off-the-table club. Lordy.
'And Hoops boss Harry Redknapp is hoping to secure another £8million deal for Rennes' midfielder Yann M'Vila who is also believed to be on his way to Loftus Road in the next 24 hours,' says the Daily Mail.
As for Newcastle, it seems that Rennes striker Mevlut Erdinc once again becomes the obvious choice.
CITY EYE DEFENDERS
It seems a tad short-termist to us but the Daily Mirror claims Manchester City will make a move for a new centre-half 'if Vincent Kompany loses his red card appeal'. As the Belgian is only set to miss games against Fulham and Queens Park Rangers as well as an FA Cup clash, this all sounds rather odd. But we're willing to go with it.
They claim that Borussia Dortmund pair Neven Subotic and Mats Hummels are the names in the frame, though it's not made clear whether City would move for both (perhaps in a BOGOF deal?). Apparently a move for Daniele De Rossi is 'unlikely' (Matthew Stanger will not be happy) while Ryan Shawcross' new deal makes him too expensive.
AND THE REST
Liverpool have moved ahead of Everton in the £4million race to sign Molde defender Vegard Forren...Reading boss Brian McDermott is on the brink of landing Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu...Fulham have made a £1.5million bid for Barnsley right-back John Stones and want to get the deal done this week...QPR, Fulham and Celtic are slugging it out for Aussie midfielder Tom Rogic...New Wolves boss Dean Saunders will consider offers for anyone in his squad as he plots a major overhaul...Bolton boss Dougie Freedman hopes to wrap up a deal for West Brom central defender Craig Dawson this week...Roland Lamah will become Swansea's first signing of the transfer window today after agreeing a loan deal...
...Chelsea are closing in on £5.5million Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas...Hull are planning a £3million bid for Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale...West Ham may make a move to sign Troyes defender Fabrice N'Sakala...Millwall, Reading, Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace fancy Peterborough ace George Boyd...Ipswich will cough up £200,000 for Colchester midfielder Anthony Wordsworth...Tottenham are maintaining an interest in Palermo midfielder Josip Ilicic...Chelsea are ready to allow Lucas Piazon and Marko Marin out on loan.