Arsenal and Everton seek Cleverley
Rumours, gossip, transfer news and signings from all of the top European clubs. It's Transfer Talk time.
Clever Move For Arsenal?
We doubt Arsenal fans will be too chuffed about this rumour as speculation grows that Tom Cleverley could take his 'TC23' brand to the Emirates Stadium.
The midfielder has endured a season of struggle at Manchester United and was omitted from England's World Cup squad despite making seven appearances in qualifying.
The Daily Star reports that United are stalling over plans to offer Cleverley a new deal, and that could let in Arsenal and Everton, who are eyeing a 6-million-pound swoop for the 24-year-old.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are also sniffing around Swansea captain Ashley Williams as Arsene Wenger ponders whether to launch a 3-million-pound bid for the defender. The Daily Mail says Williams has decided to fly the nest after failing to reach an agreement over a contract extension at Swansea.
Not Such A Shaw Thing
It looked like Manchester United were close to confirming a 27-million-pound deal for Luke Shaw, but the Daily Mail claims Chelsea are now attempting to sneak in ahead of their rivals to sign the 18-year-old.
With Ashley Cole moving on this summer, the Blues are in the market for a new left-back and have been encouraged by the protracted nature of United's negotiations with Southampton.
The delay may be partly down to the sheer number of Saints players attracting interest in the Premier League. Nathaniel Clyne is the latest name to be tipped for a move as Liverpool weigh up a bid for the right-back, while Mauricio Pochettino's future is uncertain amid serious interest from Tottenham.
Barry Chase Heats Up
That isn't a phrase we ever thought we'd write, but Gareth Barry is a wanted man following his impressive loan spell at Everton.
Reports last week claimed the free-agent 33-year-old is a budget option for Arsenal, but the Gunners will need to act fast if they want to secure the former England international.
According to TalkSPORT, newly-promoted Leicester are eyeing an ambitious move for Barry, while West Ham could also throw a stack of cash at the midfielder to tempt him to Upton Park.
Kolar-off to Monaco?
Here's a rumour to bring relief to Row Z season ticket holders as Aleksandar Kolarov is backed to take his shot-shanking talents to the French Riviera.
TalkSPORT quotes French newspaper Le10Sport that Monaco have already opened talks with Manchester City over a move for the 28-year-old.
Considering he only has one year remaining on his contract, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Kolarov leave the Etihad Stadium, while Ashley Cole is one of the names mentioned as a potential replacement.
Blues to spend Luiz cash
Jose Mourinho is keen to be reunited with Raphael Varane once David Luiz completes his 50-million-pound move to Paris St-Germain.
The Chelsea boss gave Varane his big break at Real Madrid and, despite struggling with injuries this season, the 21-year-old has become an important player for club and country.
The Mirror claims Mourinho is desperate to take Varane to Stamford Bridge, with Eliaquim Mangala and Mehdi Benatia listed as possible alternatives.
Odds and ends
- Tom Ince could sign for Inter Milan in the next few days after landing in Italy for talks. "This is fantastic for me," the 22-year-old told The Telegraph.
"I'm not an Inter player yet. But I'm very happy to be here for two or three days in the meantime."
- Chelsea's striker search is still ongoing following reports that Diego Costa's fitness problems may scupper his move to Stamford Bridge. The Daily Star says Jose Mourinho could resurrect a 25-million-pound move for Falcao, which contradicts the Daily Mail's story that Ezequiel Lavezzi is the new name interesting the Blues.
- Tottenham are ready to bid 10 million pounds for Basel defender Fabian Schar, who has been included in Switzerland's World Cup squad after scoring three goals in his first five matches for the national team. Spurs are also chasing Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi, who reportedly has an 8 million pound release clause in his contract.