LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Chelsea have stepped up their bid to sign Juan Cuadrado and look set to meet the £26.1m buy-out clause in his Fiorentina contract.
Jose Mourinho is planning to make another attempt to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane in the summer.
Emmanuel Adebayor is unlikely to leave Tottenham this month despite interest from PSG.
However, PSG manager Laurent Blanc wants a player with experience of playing in the Champions League to provide back up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Tottenham and Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka will turn down the chance to join Roma this month.
On-loan Inter Milan midfielder Yann M’Vila is still hoping to secure a move to QPR before the transfer window shuts on Monday, with West Brom also in the hunt.
QPR have opened talks with Inter over the sale of Adel Taarabt.
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City attacker Scott Sinclair is today expected to wrap up a move to Aston Villa.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has again insisted Lionel Messi is not for sale, amid interest from Manchester City.
Real Madrid would be prepared to wait for David de Gea to run down his contract before making a move for the Manchester United goalkeeper.
Former Everton manager David Moyes closely monitored the progress of the then teenage James Rodriguez, but was forced to forget any hope of signing him because of the impossibility of securing a work permit for a player still to be capped by his country.
Ex-Everton forward Apostalos Vellios has signed on-loan for unheralded Danish outfit FC Vestsjælland.
Aston Villa’s chief executive Tom Fox has stated that billionaire owner Randy Lerner is not ‘motivated to sell’ Villa right now.
EXPRESS & STAR
West Brom boss Tony Pulis is still considering whether to pursue an interest in 35-year-old Diego Forlan, who has also been offered to Hull and West Ham.
HULL DAILY MAIL
Hull had been willing to let out-of-favour defender Paul McShane depart the KC Stadium this month, but that has been shelved because of the recent injuries to Liam Rosenior and James Chester.
SOUTH WALES EVENING POST
Swansea City have played down reports that they could move for Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede. They have also rejected suggestions that West Ham have offered £8 million for Bafetimbi Gomis.
Angel Rangel insists he’s ready to battle for a starting spot at Swansea following the arrival of right-back Kyle Naughton.
Garry Monk has been dealt a transfer blow after being told that St Etienne target Franck Tabanou is not for sale.
Chris Long hopes his Brentford loan can help earn him a new deal at Everton.
YORKSHIRE EVENING POST
Leeds United appear ready to sell defender Jason Pearce to Championship rivals Wigan Athletic.
Nottingham Forest defender Louis Laing is close to joining Motherwell on loan for the rest of the season.
Young Reading striker Dominic Samuel has joined Coventry on loan until the end of April.