Chelsea to sell Torres & say 'name your price' on Rooney, Monaco also keen, Ronaldo won't be sold, Fellaini to United...
INCE DEAL 'ON HOLD'
Oh those naughty papers.
They told us - they promised - that Tom Ince's return to Liverpool was all wrapped up, but it quite clearly is not.
And now The Daily Mirror reports the whole thing is 'on hold' because Blackpool are no longer picking up the phone.
The paper claims: 'Rodgers went into the window believing Ince's move back to Anfield was a "done deal", but the Championship club's chairman, Karl Oyston, is playing hardball over the 20-year-old.
'It has reached a point that Blackpool will simply not pick up the phone when Liverpool call - a similar tactic to those Oyston used to stop Charlie Adam leaving the club two years ago, forcing the Scot to stay for another six months.'
Swansea are keen too, so it might be that Blackpool are trying to start a bidding war.
DIAKITE WANTS LIVERPOOL MOVE
In slightly better news for Liverpool, The Mirror claims Lazio defender Modibo Diakite has turned down the Italian clubs 'final offer' of a new contract.
And that's because he wants Liverpool to swoop and take him away from the ghastly, cultureless, ugly hellhole that is Rome.
Diakite's contract is up at the end of the season, and Lazio thus want to cash in while they still can.
Aston Villa are also keen, apparently.
UNITED HAVE TO UP ZAHA BID
A similar story was knocking around on Wednesday, but The Daily Mail reports that Crystal Palace have told Manchester United they must up their offer for Wilfried Zaha.
They will offer £6million for the winger, with assorted add-ons that will take it up to £12million, but Palace aren...hang on, this is more or less exactly the same story as The Express did on Wednesday.
Anyway, David Gill has confirmed that United want Zaha, but not until the summer.
"He is one of the players that we are looking at," Gill said.
"That is all I will say at the moment. I've been in football long enough to say that is not done until it's done. He's one of the players we are looking at, but it is far from done.
"Even if we did do something with Wilfried, that would be for the summer."
NO CALLS FOR MALOUDA
Well, this is just sad.
The Sun reports that Chelsea have had not one call about Florent Malouda. None. Zero. Nobody wants him. Poor guy.
Malouda is no longer required at Stamford Bridge, and apparently Chelsea are quite willing to let him leave for nothing. However, nobody is keen.
The paper quotes a Stamford Bridge 'insider' as saying: "It's becoming a very awkward situation.
"He wants to leave and the club want him to leave. But while he is not playing for the first team he has dropped off the radar and clubs forget about him.
"Chelsea would think about waiving a fee just to get something done if the right club came in."
Presumably a story in the most popular paper in the country will help that one along.
AND THE REST...
Wigan Athletic still want to sign Leeds United star striker Luciano Becchio, as manager Roberto Martinez wants a stronger squad...New Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Dean Saunders is planning a double swoop for Norwich City striker Simeon Jackson and Doncaster Rovers winger David Cotterill...Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse has gone to Qatar side Al-Arabi on loan until the end of the season for a fee of £400,000...Swansea City are stepping up their efforts to sign Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, who will be allowed to leave for £6million...West Ham United have made an improved £3.5million offer for Blackburn Rovers defender Martin Olsson...West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie is ready to ask for a transfer to push through a move to Queens Park Rangers...Fulham boss Martin Jol is hopeful of completing signings in the coming days after lodging bids for Zulte Waregem midfielder Junior Malanda...Montpellier have confirmed they are willing to listen to offers for winger Younes Belhanda, who has previously been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
Reading are ready to smash their transfer record by paying £8.3million for Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas...Aston Villa may attempt to hijack Fulham's bid for Derek Boateng...Fulham boss Martin Jol is set to win his race to sign Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenburg and open the way for David Stockdale to leave on loan...Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is ready to snap up Stephen Dobbie from bitter rivals Brighton...Reading are set to sign Zambia centre-half Stoppilo Sunzu in a £3million deal.