21st June 2013
Manchester City hope to complete a £21m deal for Malaga midfielder Isco in the next 48 hours. There were fears Real Madrid could hijack City's move for the player, who indicated on Thursday that a deal with the Blues could be tied up over the weekend.Full story: Daily Mail
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will speak to Juan Mata in an attempt to reassure the Spain midfielder that he wants to keep him at Stamford Bridge. Reports had claimed that Mourinho was keen to sell Mata, with Barcelona said to be interested.
The agent of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has down played his client's chances of a move to Napoli and a reunion with former Reds boss Rafa Benitez.
Arsenal are putting the finishing touches on a £50m deal for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain and the club's billionaire shareholder Alisher Usmanov has also urged manager Arsene Wenger to make a move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
The Gunners are also set for a £6m move for Dyanamo Zagreb defender Tin Jedvaj. Wenger is unhappy with Swansea's £10m asking price for Ashley Williams and sees Croatian Jedvaj, who came close to joining Roma recently, as another option.Full story: the Sun
Southampton and Cardiff City are set to battle it out for the signature of Celtic's midfielder Victor Wanyama, who is valued at over £10m by his club.
Hull are set to move for Gent striker Ilombe Mboyo after failing to agree a fee for Burnley's Charlie Austin. Belgium striker Mboyo who scored 21 goals last season, almost joined Norwich in January and would cost £6m. The Tigers offered £4m for Austin but the Clarets want £7m.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley hopes his controversial appointment of Joe Kinnear as director of football will heal a rift between manager Alan Pardew and chief scout Graham Carr.
Kinnear's arrival has cast doubt on the future of midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa who was about to start contract talks.
Aston Villa midfielder Charles N'Zogbia could miss the start of the season after suffering an "unspecified" injury while on holiday.
Liverpool gave Andy Carroll a £1m pay-off to leave the club. The England striker joined West Ham in a £15m deal this week.
Brighton will target Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood if Gus Poyet, currently suspended by the Championship club, leaves the Seagulls.