23rd Aug 2013
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has telephoned Anzhi Makhachkala owner Suleyman Kerimov to offer £32m for winger Willian in an attempt to prevent the Brazilian joining Tottenham.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is so angry about Chelsea's pursuit of Willian he is ready to cancel the £94m transfer of Wales forward Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
Bale could be sold before the weekend after Tottenham's technical director Franco Baldini flew to Madrid to finalise the transfer - while Spurs hope to complete deals for Roma's Argentina forward Erik Lamela and Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready for a late Real Madrid bid for Luis Suarez but has reiterated owner John W Henry's claim that the Uruguay striker will not be sold.
The Reds are set to bid for Serbian forward Richairo Zivkovic, who plays for Suarez's former club Groningen and has been dubbed the 'new Arjen Robben'.Full story: Daily Express
Yohan Cabaye has been told he will be staying at Newcastle United unless a club bids at least £20m for the France midfielder - even if the Magpies have to keep him against his wishes.
Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini wants to quit Everton for Manchester United before his price tag gets even higher next year. The player is valued at more than £23m by his club.
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has sent Chelsea a 'terse' letter warning them to make no new bids for striker Wayne Rooney.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has accused United of lacking "common sense" over their bids for Toffees midfielder Marouane Fellaini and left-back Leighton Baines.
Real Madrid think the deal for Tottenham's Gareth Bale is done after putting shirts displaying his name for sale on their official website - before taking them down soon afterwards.