6th June 2013
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made a £35m move for Zenit St Petersburg's Brazil forward Hulk, having missed out on top target Radamel Falcao. Hulk almost joined the Blues last summer but a deal could not be agreed with his then-club Porto, who were demanding £40m, and he joined Zenit instead.Full story: Daily Mirror
Wayne Rooney is set to stay at Manchester United after the club dropped a big hint by making the striker the centrepiece of their new kit advertising campaign.
New Stoke City manager Mark Hughes will give winger Jermaine Pennant a chance to revive his career and is considering offering the player a new contract.
West Ham are poised to offer striker Andy Carroll a six-year contract worth £100,000 a week. Manager Sam Allardyce expects an answer from Carroll this week before the player returns from holiday.
Aston Villa have placed a £40m price tag on in-demand Christian Benteke in an effort to put off Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Tottenham, who are all keen on the striker.
Juventus are set to step up their efforts to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez if they fail to prise Arsenal and Chelsea target Stevan Jovetic away from Fiorentina.
Arsenal have further boosted their financial firepower in the transfer window by freeing up around £10m from their annual wage bill after Andrey Arshavin Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci finally ran down their contracts and were allowed to leave for nothing.
Johnny Russell could become a Derby County player next week after the Championship side had a bid for the striker, believed to be in the region of £700,000, accepted by Dundee United.
The agent of Brazilian forward Leandro Damiao has refused to rule out a move to Tottenham this summer.
Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle is set to become Jose Mourinho's first signing in his second spell as Chelsea manager.
Michael Laudrup's future as Swansea City boss is in doubt after it emerged that relations have soured dramatically with the club's owners and there has been minimal contact between Laudrup and club chairman Huw Jenkins since the end of the season.
Managerless Wigan want Steve McClaren as they launch their search for Roberto Martinez's successor.