GOING, going, going, going...REAL Madrid claim they will sign 24-year-old Gareth Bale for £78m, leaving the £80m the Spanish club paid for Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, as the world record fee for a player. That's from the Daily Mail.
MANCHESTER United will make an improved bid for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, 24, reports the Daily Mail after a £21m offer was rejected by the Spanish clu.
THE DAILY Telegraph reckons that figure is peanuts, as United will trigger the release clause in Herrera's contract with a £30.7m bid, while also offering Roma £10.2m for midfielder Daniele De Rossi, 30.
EVERTON have remained silent about Manchester United's improved offer of £36m for defender Leighton Baines, 28, and 25-year-old midfielder Marouane Fellaini. That's from ESPN.
ARSENAL have added Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, 19, and Real Madrid's 31-year-old forward Kaka, who wants to leave the Spanish club, to their transfer target list. The Daily Mirror carries that story.
THE GUNNERS are also keen on signing former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou, 28, from French club Lille according to the Daily Mirror.
LIVERPOOL are trying to conclude deals for Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, 20, and 23-year-old Paris St-Germain centre-back Mamadou Sakho. The Merseysiders are also trying to sign Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 22, on loan and Aston Villa keeper Shay Given, 37, on a short term deal. Those snippets are from the Daily Telegraph.
MOSES is also a target for West Brom manager Steve Clarke and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino according to The Sun.
MANCHESTER City midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, is ready to take a pay cut says the Daily Mirror to ensure a season-long loan move to Everton goes through.