Chelsea on 'red alert' for Rooney, Carvalho for United, Toivonen for Liverpool and Ince/Lamela Spurs nonsense...
WENGER TO STAY ON AT ARSENAL?
Something a little different to kick off the gossip this sunny Sunday, with The Sunday Mirror reporting that Arsene Wenger is in talks with Arsenal over extending his contract for years to come.
The paper reports: 'He has just one year left on his present deal and Arsenal do not want to let the agreement expire, especially as Paris St Germain have wanted Wenger for some time.
'Arsenal do not want to be dealing with constant speculation about their manager in a season when they are determined to end the trophy famine.
'And the indications are that Wenger will sign at least a three-year deal by September.'
Interesting. The paper claims Gonzalo Higuain will arrive this week at some point, while a move for Marouane Fellaini is in the offing as well, with Manchester United potentially sniffing around too.
Meanwhile, The Sunday People reckons Arsenal will step up their interest in 19-year-old Freiburg midfielder Matthias Ginter, with Borussia Dortmund also interested.
It also says the Gunners are keen on Gareth Barry.
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER
We imagine Liverpool fans will be all-a-quiver reading this one.
The Mail on Sunday suggests that Brendan Rodgers will try and persuade John Henry to break his 'no oldies' transfer policy at Liverpool, so he can bring Xabi Alonso back.
The paper claims Rodgers wants Alonso, available for £10million, but Henry is reluctant to spend any money on players over 30.
Rodgers will ask the question after missing out on Henrikh Mkhitaryan, on his way to Borussia Dortmund.
Elsewhere, Liverpool hope to land Valencia defender Aly Cissokho for around £4m due to the Spanish club's financial problems.
Also, the Reds have turned down Bolton's request to take winger Raheem Sterling on loan, but England U21 defender Andre Wisdom could be sent out to Wigan, with Fulham also interested.
'UNITED STARS HAD ENOUGH OF ROONEY', CHELSEA & ARSENAL KEEN
Well, despite assurances from David Moyes that he would not be sold, The Sunday Mirror is sticking with the line that he could leave Old Trafford this summer.
So instead of either the new or old manager being unhappy with him, the paper are going with the line that the United players are sick of his bullsh*t.
The paper claims: 'United's players want to concentrate on getting ready to defend their Premier League title and do not want to be constantly asked about Rooney over the coming weeks.'
Apparently 'Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger are refusing to give up the chase.'
BIT ON THIAGO
Moyes wouldn't say a great deal about Manchester United's chase for Thiago Alcantara, but The Observer is a little more forthcoming with some details.
The paper reckons there's a decent chance of the Barcelona youngster moving to Manchester United, despite some suggestion that he would stay in Cataluyna.
The Observer reports: 'United appeared to have lost out on Thiago after Barcelona offered the Spain international assurances that he would receive regular game time. But according to a highly placed source it is understood that the chances of Thiago choosing United have been greatly enhanced, with the 22-year-old set to receive much-improved terms on his current £30,000-a-week contract.'
STOKE WANT DEFOE
Quick line from The Sunday People, who report that Stoke are looking at Jermain Defoe, as Mark Hughes tries to get the old Defoe/Peter Crouch band back together.
The paper claims: 'Tottenham are seeking a buyer for £6million-rated Defoe and Sparky is keen to bring him to the Britannia Stadium.
'The 30-year-old England star knows he will be down the pecking order at White Hart Lane when Spurs complete the signing of David Villa and either Christian Benteke or Valencia's Roberto Soldado.'
Speaking of Benteke, The Sun on Sunday claims Spurs will spend £20m on the big Belgian, but are prepared to wait until after the new season has started.
AND THE REST...
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has joined the race for Celtic's £12m-rated midfielder Victor Wanyama...Burnley striker Charlie Austin will have a medical at Hull City on Monday ahead of a £4.5m move...Juventus have offered Manchester City a £1.2m loan fee for defender Aleksandar Kolarov with view to a permanent deal next summer...Swansea want Argentine striker Franco di Santo who has quit relegated Wigan Athletic...Cardiff will make a £2m bid for Leicester central defender Wes Morgan, who is also wanted by former club Nottingham Forest...QPR boss Harry Redknapp is closing on a deal to sign defender Richard Dunne, 33, who has been released by Aston Villa and also wants Matthew Upson who has been released by Stoke...Meanwhile, Rs midfielder Joey Barton is wanted by Turksih side Besiktas. West Ham are interested but will not pay his £65,000-a-week wages...Birmingham, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday all want to take Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on a season-long loan.
Blackburn are set to make a move for striker Michael Higdon who has quit Motherwell after being voted SPL player of the year last season...Aston Villa outcast Stephen Ireland is wanted by Championship side Middlesbrough...Celtic and Huddersfield are locked in a battle to sign Peterborough striker Lee Tomlin...Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi, 29, is keen to join Chelsea - but the Blues will have to match wages of £5.5m after tax...Sunderland are closing in on a £5m move for Velez Sarsfield's Argentina right-back Gino Peruzzi, 21.
Norwich City want to sign Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell, 19, on loan...West Brom rebel Peter Odemwingie has been told he must report back to the club for pre-season training on Monday...Andre Santos is set to leave Arsenal despite returning to the club to train...Norwich star Daniel Ayala is being eyed by Middlesbrough to boost their defence...Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has his sets sight on three top strikers - Edinson Cavani, Hulk and Robert Lewandowski...Crystal Palace are set to offer former Chelsea and West Ham United striker Carlton Cole, 29, a chance to stay in the Premier League following his release by the Hammers...Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, 27, is expected to complete his £20m move to Manchester City this week but manager Manuel Pellegrini has missed out on Napoli forward Edinson Cavani...Everton will wrap up the £6m signing of Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone from Wigan in the next 48 hours. It will give the Latics sufficient funds to move for Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing who is no longer wanted at Anfield.