Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain for £34m if they fail in their attempts to sign Liverpool forward Fernando Torres. (Daily Telegraph)
Nicolas Anelka is set to sign a two-year contract extension that will keep the French striker at Chelsea until 2013. (Daily Mail)
But Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack looks set to leave the club with German outfit Schalke 04 showing an interest in the 33-year-old.(Daily Star)
The agent of AC Milan defender Thiago Silva has rejected speculation linking the 25-year-old with a move to Chelsea. (
Champions League finalists Bayern Munich are keen to sign Manchester United winger Park Ji-Sung and are ready to bid £7m for the 29-year-old South Korean. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United have delayed finalising Wayne Rooney's new deal until after the World Cup. Barcelona and Real Madrid are both interested in the England striker who has two years left on his contract. (The Times)
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel could also be on his way to Bayern Munich after being told he can leave League Two champions Notts County.(Daily Mirror)
Arsenal are poised to sign Dinamo Kiev centre-back Pape Malickou Diakhate for £10m. (Daily Mirror)
Blackburn are the latest Premier League club to show an interest in Cardiff midfielder Joe Ledley who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)
Birmingham and Bolton are battling it out to sign Fulham left-back Paul Konchesky. Konchesky currently only has 12 months left on his contract. (Daily Mirror)
West Ham are lining up a move for Shrewsbury's 17-year-old striker Tom Bradshaw. (Daily Mail)
Blackburn have put a £10m price tag on defender Phil Jones after agreeing a new five-year deal with the 18-year-old. (Daily Mirror)
Sunderland are the latest club to show an interest in Estudiantes' £6m-rated Argentina striker Mauro Boselli.(Daily Mail)
Arsenal-bound striker Marouane Chamakh has revealed he turned down offers from Tottenham and Liverpool to join the Gunners. (Daily Star)

Bolton are interested in Stoke striker James Beattie who has failed to make an impact at the club since his £3.5m move from Sheffield United. (Daily Star)


Rafael Benitez will hold crunch talks with Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton on Thursday with his position as manager in the balance and the club reeling from Chelsea's bold move for forward Fernando Torres. (Daily Mail)
Benitez will demand the £70m raised from the sale of Torres for new transfers before deciding whether to stay at Anfield. (Daily Mail)
Spaniard Benitez seems set to reject the advances of Juventus who have changed the terms they have offered to him to tempt him away from Anfield.(Daily Mirror)
Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has admitted that it could take him two years to sell the Anfield club although he and fellow American George Gillett are actively seeking new investment.(Daily Mirror)
Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has rejected claims that he will return to the Premier League next season but has admitted he will be back. He said: "I will return for sure. Will it be next season? I don't think so, but for sure I will be back in England." (The Times)
Bury are lining up former Plymouth manager Paul Sturrock and MK Dons boss Paul Ince to replace Paul Simpson. (Daily Mail)
Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan wants former Leeds boss Gary McAllister to join his backroom staff.(The Sun)


England manager Fabio Capello has passed up the opportunity to spend the night in a "Presidential Suite" at the England team hotel near Rustenburg in South Africa, instead joining the players by booking into a standard room.(Daily Mail)
Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has revealed that a bowl of Coco Pops is his ideal meal before a match. (Four Four Two)
Portsmouth midfielder Michael Brown looks set to miss the FA Cup final against Chelsea with his wife due to give birth on the same day.(The Sun)
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