22nd Aug 2013
Real Madrid are on the verge of completing a £94m deal to bring Tottenham's forward Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy discussed the deal on Wednesday night with the Spanish club.Full story: Daily Mail
Real Madrid want Bale to make his home debut on Sunday 1 September against Athletic Bilbao because the midday kick-off would maximise the global television audience watching his first game in Spain.
Chelsea have been told they have hope of signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney if the Premier League champions can find a replacement for the England international.
Manchester United expect the Blues to increase efforts to unsettle Rooney by lodging a third bid for the forward within 48 hours.
French side Paris St-Germain could outbid Arsenal for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye as the Ligue 1 club prepare a £20m bid.
Arsenal are giving serious consideration to re-signing holding midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who has been training with the club for the past fortnight since his contract expired at AC Milan.
Manchester City will have to spend £4.26m if they want to sign Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis this summer.
West Brom are confident they can complete the signing of boss Steve Clarke's top target Scott Sinclair - the Manchester City winger - within the next 48 hours.
Xabi Alonso is expected to be out of action for three months after fracturing a metatarsal in training. The Real Madrid midfielder's absence will hinder Manchester United's hopes of signing Croatia midfielder Luka Modric.
Chelsea are favourites to sign defender Eric Dier who has a £4.2m buyout clause in his Sporting Lisbon contract.
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is hoping a successful season with the Black Cats can earn him a place in Roy Hodgson's England World Cup squad.
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor does not want to leave the London club despite manager Andre Villas-Boas making it clear the player is surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane.