12th April 2013
Liverpool are favourites to sign Swansea defender Ashley Williams this summer despite interest from Arsenal.
The Anfield club must decide whether to pay a minimum of £12m if they are to beat Arsenal to the Wales centre-back's signature.
West Ham are set to offer Liverpool £10m for striker Andy Carroll. The player on loan at Upton Park, is valued at £17m by the Reds but injuries and his goal return have prompted the Hammers to re-evaluate their bid.
Tottenham are ready to approach Everton midfielder Leon Osman following the breakdown of contract talks between the England international and the Toffees.
Stoke are considering a bid for Denmark and FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius to replace Michael Owen. Everton are also thought to be keen on Cornelius, who scored his first goal for Denmark against the Czech Republic in March.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has rejected talk that the club is already in contract negotiations with striker Christian Benteke whose 19 goals this season have seen him linked with a move away from Villa Park.
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has shrugged off an argument between Frank Lampard and David Luiz. The pair clashed as they left the pitch at the end of the first half of Chelsea's Europa League tie against Rubin Kazan.
Antonio Valencia has admitted that Manchester United are "worried" about throwing away their big lead at the top of the Premier League following their defeat by second-placed Manchester City on Monday.
Stoke City owner Peter Coates has called for the club's fans to get behind their team against Manchester United on Sunday following criticism from the stands during the Potters' recent slide down the Premier League table.