Manchester City want to make Paul Pogba the best-paid midfielder in the world. They have guaranteed the Juventus star £250,000 a week after tax to try to see off interest from Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea. That adds up to £13m a year – or around £20m before deductions.
City are pushing hard to try to convince Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, who worked with Etihad bosses Txiki Berigistain and Ferran Soriano, to make the move.
West Ham are interested in £6m Guingamp striker Claudio Beauvue.
Roma have now joined Crystal Palace and West Ham in showing interest in Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson.
Paul Robinson is to leave Blackburn this summer and is being linked with a return to Leeds United.
Southampton are ready to reignite their interest in Norwich winger Nathan Redmond.
Tony Pulis is planning to hijack Aston Villa’s £2.5m deal for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair in an attempt to lure him to West Brom.
Manchester United are interested in Danny Ings while they could return to PSV to secure Memphis Depay’s team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum to strengthen midfield options.
Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool need to strengthen and they could be in competition with Chelsea for Real Madrid reserve Jese who has struggled to nail down a first team slot
Liverpool are reportedly closing on a double deal for Danny Ings and James Milner with both players out of contract in the summer.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly in contention for Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia according to his agent.
Manchester City are ready to make Paul Pogba the highest paid player in their history this summer.
England boss Roy Hodgson is contemplating a shock call-up for Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy.
Gareth Bale is becoming increasingly isolated in the Real Madrid dressing room because of his failure to gain a complete command of the Spanish language.
Pepe has slipped down the Barcelona pecking order but Luis Enrique has cooled talk that the Liverpool and Arsenal target will leave the Nou Camp.
Arsene Wenger has ruled out signing another central defender this summer because he believes Calum Chambers will challenge for the position next season.
Tom Cleverley is prepared to open talks with Aston Villa about a permanent move to the club.
Real Madrid are willing to let Karim Benzeba leave the Bernabeu while they can still command a fee of £40m for the French international and Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are leading the chase.
One player set to stay in Madrid is midfielder Isco who insists he has no intention of leaving Real to move to the Emirates.
West Ham hope to re-sign Carl Jenkinson on loan from Arsenal next season. The Hammers have also considered Glen Johnson, but the right-back’s wage demands are an issue. The same is true of Micah Richards.
Southampton and Rotherham sent scouts to watch Dundee Utd’s Nadir Ciftci and John Souttar over the weekend.
Hearts are ready to splash out almost £400,000 on Croat superkid Niko Datkovic, a centre-back who plays for Rijeka.