CHELSEA goalkeeper Petr Cech, 31, is being lined up as a successor to Victor Valdes at Barcelona says the Daily Star.
Romania striker Ciprian Marica's agent says the 27-year-old is close to joining Arsenal. Marica is a free agent after leaving Schalke. The Daily Mirror also reports that Shakhtar Dontesk, Lazio and Inter Milan have all been interested.
MANCHESTER United are tracking Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire. The 20-year-old is valued at about £4m says the Sun.
MIDDLESBOROUGH are keen to take Norwich striker Luciano Becchio, 29, and defender Daniel Ayala, 22, on loan after missing out on both targets during the transfer window according to the Daily Express.
ASTON Villa will listen to loan offers for Shay Given from Championship clubs but they have no intention of allowing the 37-year-old former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, whose salary is £3m a year, to leave on the cheap. The Guardian carries that story.
REAL Madrid have asked club ambassador Zinedine Zidane to placate out-of-favour goalkeeper Iker Casillas and prevent him leaving the club. Manchester City and Arsenal are both interested in the 32-year-old says the Daily Mirror.
BARCELONA forward Cristian Tello, 22, has revealed he rejected advances from Liverpool this summer says the Metro – instead opting to fight for his place at the Nou Camp.
THE SUN reports that Oldham's 20-year-old defender James Tarkowski is attracting interest from Stoke and Newcastle.
WAYNE Rooney is targeting a comeback for Manchester United in the Manchester derby on 22 September according to the Daily Mirror. The striker is currently out of action after suffering a gash to his forehead during a training ground clash with team-mate Phil Jones.
LIVERPOOL owner John W Henry insists finance will not be an issue once the club receive the green light for their planned £150m redevelopment of Anfield and squad strengthening will not be compromised by the project. The Liverpool Daily Post is running with that story.