CHELSEA will re-sign Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 25, from Benfica for £22m – three years after selling him to the Portuguese giants for £3m.
SPORTING LISBON have entered the race for Manchester United winger Nani.
But FULHAM are ready to hijack the deal with their own move for the winger.
MANCHESTER UNITED boss David Moyes has held talks with Juventus over a planned double move for 20-year-old Paul Pogba, who left Old Trafford 18 months ago, and fellow midfielder Arturo Vidal, 26.
But Moyes is set to miss out on Benfica’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay, 27, who is poised for a move to Russian club ZENIT ST PETERSBURG instead.
CRYSTAL PALACE and QPR may make a move for Carlton Cole, 30, after the former England striker’s short-term deal with West Ham expired on Monday.
ASTON VILLA boss Paul Lambert is still keen to bring Robert Snodgrass to the club despite signing Grant Holt.
EVERTON are interested in signing Kenwyne Jones, 29, from Stoke City. Jones has just six months left on his current deal and Stoke might be prepared to sell the Trinidad and Tobago striker for £1m.
MANCHESTER CITY want to sign Barcelona central midfielder Xavi to play for their new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC in 2015.
Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori, 20, is in talks over a loan move to La Liga side GRANADA. The centre back has yet to feature for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Fulham’s Costa Rica international forward Bryan Ruiz, 28, is set to join PSV EINDHOVEN.
Borussia Monchengladbach’s Netherlands international striker Luuk de Jong, 23, says that he is open to joining NEWCASTLE.