Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, 27, is still hopeful of being reunited with former Reds boss Rafael Benitez at NAPOLI.

MANCHESTER UNITED are poised to make a £30m bid for Borussia Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels with £17m Ajax utility man Daley Blind a back-up option.

CHELSEA are looking to muscle in on Manchester United’s £30m move for Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, 27.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is adamant that midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will not be sold, but the 27-year-old TOTTENHAM target says he is "not in the right frame of mind" to play for Saints.

Defender Kolo Toure, 33, could be on his way out of Liverpool after agreeing terms with Turkish side TRABZONSPOR.

MANCHESTER UNITED manager Louis van Gaal is set to launch a ruthless clearout of his squad, with midfield trio Marouane Fellaini, Nani and Shinji Kagawa among those earmarked for transfer.

MANCHESTER UNITED have been encouraged in their pursuit of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, after the Italian club admitted they would not be able to refuse an offer of £25m.

QPR are eying a £7m move for Swansea’s Dutch midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, 26.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is set to join JUVENTUS on a permanent deal, paving the way for Juve midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, to join United.

CARDIFF manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign troubled West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison, 21.

LIVERPOOL have been given a boost in their chase for 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, after Bayern Munich dropped out of the race for his signature.