There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye and Paris Saint-Germain have made the first move today after seeing a 14 million euro bid turned down for the France international.
Meanwhile Chelsea are planning a summer shopping spree that includes PSG's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani while Manchester City are also keeping a close eye on the French champions, waiting in the wings to pounce on Blaise Matuidi.
Stay tuned for more rumours and done deals …
22.40 GMT The papers are full of Rooney tonight/tomorrow. Wayne was apparently told about United's move for Juan Mata and Luke Shaw in a bid to make him sign a new contract. No doubt we'll hear more about that, but we're thinking we should get in touch with Roo before the ink is dry to see who the Red Devils are after next!
22.22 GMT An update next on Thomas Ince... We mentioned earlier that Swansea are reportedly in talks with Blackpool over a move for the winger, and now the Championship club have confirmed in an official statement that "permission has been given for Thomas to discuss a loan move to a Premier League club."
22.17 GMT Big news now, if it is to be believed, coming from Sky Sport Germany's Maik Nocker. He is claiming that Lukas Podolski is to be exchanged as part of the deal that will see Julian Draxler move from Schalke to Arsenal.
21.50 GMT Some news now on Queens Park Rangers, who are apparently edging closer to completing a loan swoop for Inter Milan striker Ishak Belfodil. Football Italia states the Algerian, who has requested a transfer, will join the Championship side on a six-month loan deal with no option to buy at the end of the season. ESPN FC writer Gabriele Marcotti says Belfodil will touch down in London on Monday for talks.
Belfodil arrives in London tomorrow. All set with QPR. According to the legendary @dimarzio— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) January 26, 2014
21.34 GMT Sky Sports also claim that Swansea are still in talks with Blackpool over a move for Thomas Ince, who has reportedly held discussions with Monaco too. The Swans are also believed to be interested in signing David Ngog from Bolton as Michael Laudrup looks to bolster his struggling side.
21.19 GMT Talking of Cardiff, Sky Sports are reporting that Wigan defender Ivan Ramis has met with Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for talks over a potential move to the club. Crystal Palace have also been credited with an interest in the Spaniard.
21.05 GMT Reports in Brazil claim Internacional forward Ignacio Scocco is on the verge of joining Sunderland. Black Cats boss Gus Poyet has been desperate to secure more attacking options this January, and revealed earlier this month that he is interested in a deal for the Argentine, who has also been linked with Cardiff.
20.36 GMT Chelsea may have already signed Mohamed Salah but, according to le10sport.com, the Blues have also agreed a five-and-a-half year contract with Saint-Etienne's 19-year-old defender Kurt Zouma.
20.21 GMT According to Sports Direct News, Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez. The Mexico international reportedly wants to leave Old Trafford to gain regular first-team football elsewhere ahead of this summer's World Cup.
20.06 GMT Inter Milan president Erick Thohir arrived in Italy today to oversee the club's transfer business for the remainder of the month. "I'm here for a series of meetings with the club," he said. "The most important of these meetings will start from Monday. We want to increase the amount of business we've done and also to evaluate the dynamics in the transfer market."
19.51 GMT One player who may be leaving Sunderland during January is Alfred N'Diaye. Reports in Spain indicate that the midfielder, currently on loan in Turkey with Eskisehirspor, is a target for Real Betis. Black Cats boss Gus Poyet confirmed recently that he will not be recalling N'Diaye, paving the way for a permanent exit from the club.
19.28 GMT Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has rubbished reports that Mario Mandzukic could be sold this month. The striker was left out of the Bayern squad for their win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday, fuelling further speculation. But Hoeness told Sky: "We need Mario Mandzukic this season. We have a number of important games coming up and it would be very unwise if we were to approach this important period without Mario."
19.16 GMT ESPN FC writer Raphael Honigstein has told BT Sport that negotiations are ongoing between Arsenal and Schalke for the transfer of midfielder Julian Draxler. According to Honigstein, the only sticking point is the price, with the German side still holding out for 37 million pounds.
19.02 GMT New Chelsea signing Mohamed Salah is delighted to have arrived at Stamford Bridge...
18.46 GMT Sources have told ESPN FC that Newcastle are seeking a fee in the region of 24 million euros for Yohan Cabaye from Paris Saint-Germain before they will consider letting him go. The Magpies have reportedly already rejected an offer of 14 million pounds for the midfielder.
18.27 GMT Some Championship news for you now, and Paul Konchesky has penned a new deal with Leicester. The full-back, who joined the club in 2011 from Liverpool, has agreed terms on a fresh 18-month contract.
18.13 GMT We told you earlier today that Peter Odemwingie looks to be on his way to Stoke City... Well, Potters manager Mark Hughes says he expects to complete a deal to sign the Cardiff man on Monday, with Kenwyne Jones going in the opposite direction. "It should go through tomorrow and will be concluded then," he said. "He's a good Premiership player with experience at this level, a goal in him and a bit of pace -- which we need to add to the squad."
17.45 GMT DONE DEAL! Chelsea finally confirm the signing of Basel winger Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian international has agreed a five-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the No.15 shirt.
17.35 GMT Heurelho Gomes has hinted that he is finally set to leave Tottenham. The Brazilian goalkeeper has not played a match for Spurs for the last two years and looks set to return to PSV Eindhoven where he won four Eredivisie titles.
Good morning! Of To Eindhoven ! God bless you all. http://t.co/CYVBr1xVIv— HEURELHO GOMES (@GOMESNUMBER1) January 26, 2014
17.15 GMT Argentine midfielder Ricky Alvarez has ruled out a January exit from Inter by admitting that he wants to extend his contract at the club. The 25-year-old has provided seven assists in 19 Serie A appearances this season and Tuttosport claim that he is prepared to sign a two-year contract extension at the San Siro.
17.02 GMT Borussia Dortmund have reportedly identified Hertha Berlin striker Adrian Ramos as the ideal candidate to replace the Bayern Munich-bound Robert Lewandowski. The Champions League runners-up have been linked with a string of star names such as Diego Costa, Seydou Doumbia and Jackson Martinez but Germany legend Lothar Matthaus expects Jurgen Klopp to elect the current Bundesliga joint-top goalscorer. Ramos, 28, has been impressive in Hertha's return to the top flight, netting 11 goals in 18 league appearances.
"I know that Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of Adrian Ramos," he told Sky. "I am convinced that Ramos will be Lewandowski's replacement at Dortmund."
16.48 GMT Ipswich Town are set to confirm the loan signing of Middlesbrough full-back Frazer Richardson. BBC say the experienced 31-year-old will join Mick McCarthy's side subject to paperwork being completed on Monday.
"He's a terrific pro," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk. "I actually tried to sign him for Sunderland when he was at Leeds and I'm delighted to have him here. He's a fit lad and he played against us for Middlesbrough and I thought he played really well so I was surprised he was available."
16.40 GMT Arsenal officials will fly out to Germany this week in an attempt to wrap up deals for Schalke starlet Julian Draxler and Eintracht Frankfurt right-back Sebastian Jung, according to Goal.com. Schalke want the Gunners to meet the 37.2 million pound release clause inserted in Draxler's contract but it is believed that Arsene Wenger values the Germany international between 25 and 30 million pounds.
Jung has been earmarked as a potential successor to Bacary Sagna at the Emirates Stadium, with the France international poised to leave North London when his current contract expires at the end of the season.
16.25 GMT Chelsea have completed the signing of Mohamed Salah from Swiss side FC Basel for a reported 11 million pounds. Story here.
16.18 GMT Blackburn defender Scott Dann has been a transfer target for Crystal Palace in the January transfer window but it appears that Norwich have now joined the race as Sky Sports journalist Pete O'Rourke reveals that the Canaries have had a bid rejected for the 26-year-old.
16.10 GMT Arsenal teenager Gedion Zelalem is rightly causing a stir, for he is a truly precocious talent. ESPN blogger James McNicholas gives his verdict on the latest Gunners sensation here.
16.03 GMT Reports in the French press today say that Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to break the bank for Lionel Messi. The Argentine is currently in negotiations with Barcelona regarding a new contract but that will not deter a bid from the French champions who are eager to strike a deal. Leo’s father Jorge has claimed however, that his son is happy at Barcelona.
“Leo is a Barcelona player and has a multi-year contract," he said. “It’s nice to know that PSG think about him, but the only reality is his contract with Barcelona. Only God knows however, what will happen tomorrow. In football, you never know.”
15.48 GMT DONE DEAL! Former Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss has completed a move to Qatari side Lekhwiya SC. The Slovakian leaves Olympiakos after a one-and-a-half year spell in Greece.
15.38 GMT Gus Poyet has recently spoken of his determination to keep Phil Bardsley at Sunderland but Sky Sports journalist Pete O'Rourke reports that Fulham have made a bid for the right-back. Bardsley has scored against Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United this season after being frozen out by Paolo Di Canio at the beginning of the season and could be tempted by a switch to the Cottagers with his contract due to expire in the summer.
15.30 GMT Speaking ahead of Chelsea's FA Cup fourth round tie with Stoke, Jose Mourinho has suggested that the deal to bring Basel winger Mohamed Salah to Stamford Bridge has been completed. The Egypt international is believed to have passed his medical and agreed personal terms although we are still awaiting official confirmation from the club.
15.23 GMT There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye and Sky Sports say that the Magpies have rejected a 14 million euro bid for the France international from Paris Saint-Germain. PSG coach Laurent Blanc confirmed in his press conference on Friday that he is keen to bring either Cabaye or Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic to the Parc des Princes and it remains to be seen whether the French champions will make an improved offer.
Sky Sources: Newcastle reject £14m bid from PSG for midfielder Yohan Cabaye #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 26, 2014
15.15 GMT Reports in Italy say that Cagliari are set to rescue Emiliano Viviano from his Arsenal nightmare. The 28-year-old goalkeeper joined the Gunners on loan from Palermo at the beginning of the season but has failed to register a single first-team appearance for Arsene Wenger's side. Sport Mediaset claim that Cagliari are hoping to bring Viviano back to Serie A but no offer has been made just yet.
15.08 GMT Belgian shotstopper Thibaut Courtois has been earning rave reviews on loan at Atletico Madrid and the highly-rated goalkeeper insists that he is ready to challenge Petr Cech should he return to Chelsea at the end of the season.
"They already have a great goalie on the team," Courtois told Radio Catalunya today. "But I also want to return to compete with him. I have no fear of that."
15.00 GMT Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood is lining up a 18 million pound move for Athletic Bilbao starlet Iker Muniain, according to the Daily Star. With Erik Lamela unsettled at White Hart Lane and Belgian winger Nacer Chadli struggling for form, Sherwood believes that Muniain can inject some more pace and creativity down the wings.
However, one man who could be set for a switch away from Spurs is France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris who admits that he will have to reconsider his options if the club fail to secure Champions League football. “The objective is to reach the Champions League. After that, it’s to close the gap on the biggest teams in the league,” Lloris told Telefoot. “Without Champions League football? I’ve not thought about it. I must weigh things up at the end of the season.”
14.45 GMT With Radamel Falcao destined for a long spell on the sidelines with ligament damage, Monaco are reportedly eager for a new striker to arrive and fill the Colombian's void. Claudio Ranieri's side can cut the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain to three points with a win against Marseille this evening but with Lacina Traore joining Everton on loan, they have Emmanuel Riviere and 18-year-old Anthony Martial as their only fit strikers.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola say Monaco have identified Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez as a potential transfer target, with the Mexico international desperate for more regular first team action ahead of the World Cup.
14.30 GMT Reports in Italy suggest that the Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin swap deal could be back on. Talks broke down between Juventus and Inter last week with Juve general director Beppe Marotta accusing Nerazzurri owner Erick Thohir of failing to keep his word. Guarin is reportedly desperate to move to the Italian champions while Vucinic has been linked with a number of European clubs such as Arsenal, Monaco and Zenit St Petersburg.
14.20 GMT Mario Balotelli has opened up the possibility of a sensational return to the Premier League by claiming that he would one day like to play under Jose Mourinho again. The pair endured a tempestuous relationship when they worked together at Inter but Balotelli insists that those days are now behind them. The Mirror say that Milan have invited clubs to make a big-money bid for the former Manchester City striker as they look to cash in after a torrid Serie A campaign.
“Of course I would like to play under Jose again. In my first days at Inter we had some problems, but then it turned into a mutual respect, and now we have a real friendship," Balotelli said. “It is never boring playing under Jose. When you are in Mourinho’s team it is a family."
14.05 GMT Roma closed the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to six points with a 3-1 win at Verona earlier this afternoon and general director Mauro Baldissoni insists that the Giallorossi's transfer activity for January is not over yet. Rudi Garcia's side have already completed deals for Radja Nainggolan and Michel Bastos, with Verona starlet Juan Manuel Iturbe being touted as the next player to move to the Italian capital.
“The transfer window closes on January 31, so we will continue to evaluate situations," Baldissoni told Sky Italia. "Iturbe is an excellent player who we are evaluating, as with others, but we are only looking at him for the future. We must try to win every game if we want to stay in Juve’s slipstream. Roma have never done badly this season, but now we have rediscovered that optimal sharpness, thanks in part to the reinforcements."
13.50 GMT Sky Sports have announced that Fabio has undergone his medical at Cardiff City as he looks set to put pen to paper to sign a permanent deal.
Manchester Utd defender Fabio has had medical ahead of proposed permanent move to Cardiff. More on #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 26, 2014
13.35 GMT It was feared that Michael Essien had failed his medical ahead of his proposed switch from Chelsea to Milan but the Ghana international has tweeted to say that he has passed his fitness tests.
Haters will broadcast your failure but whisper your success.Medicals done,looking forward to start my new life with AC MIlan.#jahbless??— michael essien (@MichaelEssien) January 26, 2014
13.25 GMT Everton have confirmed that new signing Lacina Traore will wear the No.28 shirt. The 6-foot-8 Ivory Coast striker joins on loan from Monaco for the remainder of the season.
13.16 GMT David Moyes is not finished in the transfer market just yet and the Guardian say that the Manchester United manager is considering a bid for Newcastle's in-form star Yohan Cabaye. The France international has already scored seven Premier League goals this season and Moyes feels that he is the ideal candidate to add stability to the United midfield. However, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is reluctant to let Cabaye leave St James' Park and it is believed that it will cost 25 million pounds to lure him away from the Magpies.
13.06 GMT Ahead of his proposed switch to Cardiff, Kenwyne Jones has revealed to Sky Sports News that he is looking forward to a new chapter in his career.
"Of course [I'm excited about the move]," he said. "It's playing football so I'm really happy to go and try and help Cardiff City stay in the Premier League."
13.00 GMT With Juan Mata now ticked off the list, David Moyes is allegedly determined to make another big-money signing at Old Trafford as Manchester United hope to boost their top-four hopes. The Sunday Telegraph say that Moyes is keen to bring either Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos or Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus to the club as he plots a major revamp of his squad. The United manager was in Germany on Friday to scout Kroos in Bayern's 2-0 win at Borussia Monchengladbach while Reus has a 30 million pound release clause in his contract at Dortmund although it is only active in the summer of 2015.
12.40 GMT Cardiff fans, we have more transfer news for you! ESPN told you earlier that Wilfried Zaha and Kenwyne Jones are undergoing medicals at the club and it seems that Manchester United misfit Fabio is set to join them. It looks to be a case of three in and one out for the Bluebirds however as the BBC say that Peter Odemwingie is on his way to Stoke as part of the Jones deal.
12.28 GMT Aston Villa are said to have revived their interest in Charlton Athletic midfielder Dale Stephens. The Sun say that Paul Lambert is desperate to add to his Villa midfield after conceding defeat in his pursuit of Norwich's Wes Hoolahan and 24-year-old Stephens -- who is also a target for Stoke -- is reportedly keen to make the step up to the Premier League.
12.18 GMT Everton boss Roberto Martinez is hoping to make Valencia attacking midfielder Sergio Canales his third signing of the January transfer window. According to the Sunday People, Martinez has made an enquiry for the former Real Madrid man who was once touted as the brightest young talent in La Liga. The 22-year-old has been told that he does not feature in new coach Juan Antonio Pizzi’s plans and Everton are rumoured to be battling it out with Real Betis, Real Sociedad and Malaga for his signature.
12.05 GMT Michael Laudrup is desperate to stop the rot at Swansea and the Mirror say that the Welsh side have made a bid for Norwich winger Nathan Redmond. The Swans find themselves just three points above the relegation zone after a run of eight league games without a win and it is believed that Laudrup views Redmond as the ideal candidate to rejuvenate his side. The Canaries beat the League Cup holders to Redmond's signature in the summer and are reportedly in no mood to sell him.
11.52 GMT It seems that Wilfried Zaha may not be the only player joining Cardiff today. Sky Sports say that out-of-favour Stoke striker Kenwyne Jone is also undergoing a medical at the club.
Wilfried Zaha & Kenwyne Jones at St George's Park for medicals ahead of moves to Cardiff #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 26, 2014
11.45 GMT Fulham and Liverpool have expressed an interest in FC. Koln youngster Yannick Gerhardt. The Germany Under-20 international midfielder has been influential in Koln's promotion-chasing campaign and the Sun say that both Premier League clubs are weighing up offers.
11.36 GMT Sky Sports News say that Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha is having a medical at Cardiff City. The 21-year-old has struggled to break into David Moyes' side since joining from Crystal Palace in the summer and Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have taken advantage of his ties with the club where he spent 11 years as a player. It is believed that Cardiff will pay a 1.5 million pound fee to take Zaha on loan until the end of the season.
11.27 GMT Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis could be on the verge of leaving Selhurst Park just two months after taking charge. The Mirror say that the Eagles boss is furious with chairman Steve Parish after the board bid for Wigan defender Ivan Ramis without his knowledge.
Pulis has been frustrated in his efforts to sign Blackburn captain Scott Dann, Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and Brighton attacker Will Buckley and believes the club's wage cap is a hindrance after Momo Sissoko turned down a move.
11.15 GMT Reports in Italy say that QPR have finally agreed a deal with Inter and Parma to take Ishak Belfodil on loan. The highly-rated 22-year-old has struggled to earn a spot in Walter Mazzarri's starting line-up and feels a move to the Championship high-flyers will give him the best chance of being included in Algeria's World Cup squad.
11.02 GMT Mark Hughes admits that it has been a frustrating transfer window for Stoke City. The Potters manager had hoped to strengthen his squad but told Talksport that he has missed out on key targets. Hughes has also ruled out a January exit for Peter Crouch while claiming that a move for Lee Cattermole is unlikely given Sunderland's cup run.
"No, [letting Crouch leave] it is not an option," he said. "There was a point where we thought there was a possibility of doing our business quite early, but that hasn't panned out, and we have missed out on a number."
"You have to shrug your shoulders and move on. It is about making sure at the end of the window, we are stronger than we were at the beginning," he added. "I think, given that Sunderland had a fantastic result the other night, it is highly unlikely that one [Cattermole] will happen."
10.54 GMT Reports from Italy suggest that Michael Essien could be heading back to Chelsea after failing a medical at Milan. More on that as it unfolds...
10.48 GMT West Ham and Sunderland target Alberto Gilardino has dealt the Premier League strugglers a blow in the transfer market by insisting that he wants to stay at Genoa. The Express say that the 31-year-old feels he has a better chance of making Italy's World Cup squad by staying in the Serie A as he attempts to reach the 200 goal milestone.
"There have been many rumours but I want to stay at Genoa, I am fine here," he said. "Attracting interest from other teams always gives pleasure, it means that your qualities are appreciated. I'd like to get to 200 goals in Serie A and take part in my third World Cup, but now I think about the present and to do well with Genoa."
10.36 GMT Michael Carrick is the latest Manchester United player to express his delight for new 37.1 million pound record signing Juan Mata.
10.28 GMT Senegal striker Papiss Cisse looks set to leave Newcastle this summer. The 28-year-old has struggled to impress Magpies manager Alan Pardew this season and has been largely limited to substitute appearances. The Mirror say that Cisse has a six million pound buy-out clause which can be activated at the end of the season, with a number of Qatari sides interested in securing his signature.
10.20 GMT The Daily Star say that Gus Poyet is facing a struggle to hold onto Sunderland duo Lee Cattermole and Jack Colback. Stoke manager Mark Hughes is believed to have made a five million pound bid for Cattermole to strengthen his Potters midfield while Everton are interested in Colback, whose contract expires in the summer.
Meanwhile, Poyet is determined to make Ki Sung-Yueng's loan move from Swansea permanent after a series of impressive displays from the South Korean in the Black Cats' League Cup run.
10.10 GMT Highly-rated Blackpool winger Tom Ince is edging closer to the exit door at Bloomfield Road. The England Under-21 international witnessed his father, Paul Ince, get the sack via a text message last week before being left out of Barry Ferguson's squad for the draw with Doncaster yesterday. Monaco and Swansea are rumoured to have held talks with the 21-year-old but the Daily Mail say that no transfer or pre-contract agreement has been reached just yet.
10.00 GMT Cardiff City have joined Sunderland in the race to sign Internacional winger Ignacio Scocco, according to Sky Sports. The 28-year-old can play on either wing and is renowned for his long-range shooting. Scocco's father admits that the player is desperate for a move away from Internacional and it is believed that a five million pound fee will be enough to lure him to the Premier League.
"It's not that Scocco doesn't like Brazilian football, his problem is that he didn't have motivation to keep playing for Internacional, nothing else," Hector Scocco told Radio Gaucha. "The latest news I have is what we all know, there were offers from England, from Sunderland and Cardiff City."
09.48 GMT Having missed out on Chelsea-bound Mohamed Salah, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has turned his attentions to Portugal Under-21 international Andre Gomes. The Sunday Times say that Rodgers is keen to recruit a new central midfielder with Lucas Leiva set for a lengthy spell on the touchlines and Steven Gerrard suffering from a chronic back problem. Gomes’ opportunities at Benfica were limited by Nemanja Matic’s excellence in the holding role and having recently earned himself a regular starting role, it is thought that Liverpool will need to raise 12.4 million pounds to prise the 20-year-old away from Portugal.
09.35 GMT After Manchester United completed their record 37.1 million pound signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea late last night, who's next for David Moyes? ESPN blogger John Brewin assesses the options here.
09.20 GMT Edinson Cavani may not be the only striker that Jose Mourinho has his eye on. The Metro report quotes from La Sexta which claim that Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement to sign Atletico Madrid talisman Diego Costa. FIFA agent Francois Gallardo says the Blues are ready to activate the Brazilian's 32 million pound buy-out clause although any potential deal could involve Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois making his loan deal to the La Liga title-chasers permanent. "Atletico knows it is impossible to hold [onto Costa]," he said.
GMT 06.30: The Mirror is reporting that Brendan Rodgers has had secret meetings with the father of Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez about a deadline day deal.
GMT 04.20: The Vancouver Whitecaps are set to acquire Iran international defender Steven Beitashour from the San Jose Earthquakes, multiple sources told ESPNFC.com. READ THE FULL STORY.
GMT 04.00: Young Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem is set to receive his first professional contract when he turns 17 on Sunday according to the Daily Mail. READ THE FULL STORY.
It’s good news and bad news for Chelsea fans with the Mirror reporting that the Stamford Bridge outfit are preparing a big money move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in the summer. Here’s the kicker though -- the club will have to sell Belgium international Romelu Lukaku to fund the transfer. Reports have surfaced that Uruguay international Cavani has grown restless in the Paris capital after being played out of position by PSG boss Laurent Blanc. And that’s all Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho needs to decide to make a play for the 26-year-old. But that will mean the end of Lukaku, a striker who has scored 26 Premier League goals while on loan at Everton and West Brom. Tottenham, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are waiting to pounce.
Manchester City are in hot pursuit of PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi with the Sun reporting that the Premier League high-flyers will offer the France international 8 million pounds to join the Eastlands club. Matuidi’s contract with the Ligue 1 champions is set to expire at the end of the season with the 26-year-old no closer to extending his 40,000 pound-a-week contract with the club. And that has caught the attention of rival clubs with City expected to lure the holding midfielder with a whopping offer as they can sign him for a free in the summer.
Finally, Newcastle’s love affair with French talent knows no end with the Daily Star reporting that the Magpies have Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier on their radar. The 23-year-old France international has earned rave reviews for the Ligue 1 club this season, scoring six goals in all competitions. However, that talent could soon be on show in the Premier League with Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hoping to add Grenier to his stable of French stars. But Pardew could have a fight on his hands with Arsenal and Liverpool also interested in the 10 million pound rated player.