Jose Mourinho has revealed that his failure to sign Steven Gerrard for Chelsea in 2005 remains one of his biggest transfer disappointments. Mourinho says he dreamt of a midfield containing Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Claude Makelele.
Liverpool are in pole position to land young Ipswich star Teddy Bishop, but Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are still among the midfielder’s admirers.
Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista has insisted Arsenal are trying to sign him – and says it would be “excellent” to move to the Emirates.
Arsenal are also keeping tabs on Valencia’s Argentinia defender Nicolas Otamendi, who can play right-back and centre-half.
Roberto Martinez insists Everton will show Kevin Mirallas – a target for Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid – they can get back on track for the Champions League.
West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan have vowed to bring more world-class players to Upton Park over the coming seasons in an open letter to fans.
Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish is wanted on loan by Championship clubs Brentford, Wolves and Nottingham Forest.
Bafetimbi Gomis could leave Swansea this month, the French forward saying the club broke promises when they sold Wilfried Bony and that he needs time to think about his future.
Roberto Martinez hopes that he can keep Kevin Mirallas at Everton after the Belgium forward revealed he has put contract talks off until the summer. He could start his first game since New Year’s Day when Everton play West Brom LIVE on Monday Night Football.
West Brom have made a £4million bid for Wigan’s Callum McManaman as Tony Pulis looks to bolster squad
Liverpool have pulled out of a deal to bring Belgium striker Divock Origi, 19, to Anfield this month.
Swansea have lodged a £4m bid for Martin Olsson and Norwich were last night considering granting the defender a return to the top flight.