12th June 2012
Monaco are ready to make a world record £85m bid for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and pay the centre foward a £17m annual salary.
Manchester United are prepared to pay Robert Lewandowski £90,000 a week to convince him to move to England. The player was expected to stay in Germany and move to Bayern Munich, but Borussia Dortmund have vowed not to sell him to their Bundesliga rivals.
Alan Pardew is considering a £6m bid for striker Darren Bent who has been told he can leave Aston Villa.
New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will tell Brazil international centre-back David Luiz he must play how he is instructed or he will be sold.
New Everton boss Roberto Martinez is hoping to sign Wigan's Antolin Alcaraz by the end of the week. The player is a free agent but the Paraguay international had an injury-hit spell at the DW Stadium.
Another Wigan player, Arouna Kone, has distanced himself from a move to Everton with the player insisting he is happy to stay.
Newcastle face competition from Italian and Russian sides to land long-term target Douglas. The centre-back is available on a free transfer after his contract with Dutch side Twente came to an end.
West Ham are hopeful of concluding a deal for former AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton is closing in on PSV Eindhoven's Swedish international forward Ola Toivonen who has scored 59 goals in 125 appearances since moving to the Dutch League. The player is also a target for Fulham.
Hull City's Republic of Ireland defender Paul McShane is on the verge of signing a new three-year deal with the newly promoted Premier League club, a year after the player almost quit the game.
Queens Park Rangers are hoping to persuade Danny Simpson to drop out of the Premier League. The defender will become a free agent when his Newcastle United contract expires at the end of the month.
Swansea could negotiate another loan move for Netherlands midfielder Jonathan de Guzman if they cannot agree a fee with Spanish side Villarreal.
Sunderland have signed French midfielder El-Hadji Ba from Le Havre on a three-year deal.
AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani says Stephan El Shaarawy is not "unsellable". The Egyptian-born striker is interesting Manchester City.
Wayne Rooney is worried that the Manchester United fans will not forgive him after former manager Sir Alex Ferguson said that the striker had made a second transfer request in three years. The England international disputes that claim.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is set to be offered £40m to become the new manager of Paris St-Germain. The French champions had lined up Guus Hiddink to replace Real Madrid-bound Carlo Ancelotti, after Jose Mourinho snubbed them to return to Chelsea, but Hiddink has decided to stay at Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.
Incoming Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has already held a strategy meeting with sporting director Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano before being officially announced in the role.
Midfielder Joey Barton has asked to be paid £3.5m to quit relegated Queens Park Rangers. The player who spent last year on loan at French side Marseille, has two years left on a £70,000-a-week deal and is demanding half of that to get him off the payroll.