26th Feb 2013
Manchester United are hoping a breakdown in contract talks between forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will open a door for the Premier League club to bring the Portuguese star back to Old Trafford.
Chelsea are in talks to pay £10m for left-back Luke Shaw in the summer and immediately loan him back to Southampton.
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski is ready to quit the German club in the summer, alerting Manchester United who are believed to be interested in the Pole.
Al-Ain and United Arab Emirates winger Omar Abdulrahman says he was unable to move to Manchester City after a successful summer trial because of work permit regulations.
Arsenal face competition from Italian trio Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan to secure fiery Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The Gunners are also chasing Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Sebastian Rode who will cost them £7.5m.
Manchester City are prepared to spend £17m to land Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia. The France youth international was a target for Reading last season before he opted to move to Spain.
Chelsea are in disarray both on and off the pitch, with interim manager Rafael Benitez unhappy with the lack of leadership and personality in his squad, while the players have no faith in his methods and practices.
Benitez is believed to have been involved in a training ground bust-up with Chelsea captain John Terry.
Aston Villa attacker Andreas Weimann has rejected a four-year contract extension as he was unhappy with the terms on offer.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany's return from a month out with a calf injury is being troubled by a similar issue in his other leg, but the Premier League champions hope the players new complaint is not as serious.
Swansea have received another boost as left-back Neil Taylor is close to a return despite an initial prognosis when he broke his ankle in September that he would be out for the season.
Arsenal are under fresh pressure to spend big in the summer after revealing cash reserves of £123.3m on Monday.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has opened the door to a summer exit from Anfield after suggesting manager Brendan Rodgers has misled him over his removal from the starting line-up.