Chelsea have identified 25-year-old Marouane Fellaini as their preferred replacement for Frank Lampard, 34, and are planning to trigger a £22m buyout clause in the Everton midfielder's contract at the end of the season.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up a summer move for
England international Lampard.
The Old Trafford club expect to beat Premier League rivals Tottenham to
the signature of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could lose out on £11m target Taison after
Manchester City tried to hijack the deal for the 24-year-old Brazilian
midfielder, who plays for Metalist Kharkiv.
Luka Modric has alerted Chelsea and Manchester City to a potential
January transfer after the 27-year-old Real Madrid midfielder admitted he is
unsettled in Spain.
QPR are set to be beaten to the signing of Marseille striker Loic Remy by
Newcastle, despite tabling the 26-year-old better terms and offering the French
club Shaun Wright-Phillips, 31, as part of the deal. But Remy could decide against a move to either English club, in favour
of a switch to Italian side Inter Milan.
Arsenal have Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia, 26, in their sights, with the
Argentina international valued at around £8m.
Liverpool could be ready to offload on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Nuri
Sahin to German club Borussia Dortmund, where the 24-year-old had a successful
stint before his move to the Bernabeu.
Sunderland are plotting to make a bid for Swansea striker Danny Graham, 27, as
boss Martin O'Neill seeks to give forward Steve Fletcher more support.
Blackburn defender Martin Olsson is eager for the Ewood Park club to
accept West Ham's £2m bid for him.
AC Milan are considering an offer for Paris St. Germain midfielder Momo
Sissoko. The former Liverpool man, who has been plagued by injury since his move
to the French capital, is worth between £1.6m and £2.4m.
Turkish side Fenerbahce may make an offer on Younes Belhanda of Montpellier. The
Moroccan playmaker has previously been linked with a move to Tottenham.
MLS side Toronto FC will announce at a media conference on Tuesday that Paul
Mariner his been sacked as coach and replaced by 35-year-old QPR defender Ryan
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, 23, is poised to sign a new contract with
the club this week, keeping him at Emirates Stadium until 2017 and increasing
his salary from £60,000 to £90,000-a-week.
Mansfield chairman John Radford claims Liverpool directors were
"embarrassed" by Reds striker Luis Suarez's handball when the 25-year-old
Uruguayan scored in the FA Cup tie against the non-league side.