Transfer rumour round-up.
Newcastle United & Sunderland battle for French midfielder.
Full story: CaughtOffside
Arsenal plan sensational move to sign Argentine forward.
Full story: Fanatix
QPR have failed with a £7.3m offer for Rennes’ French midfielder Yann M’Vila, 22. The Ligue 1 club are holding out for around £8.3m and M’Vila is keen to move to Loftus Road as long as the deal involves a release clause in the event of Rangers being relegated.
Full story: La Parisien
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has ruled out signing former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34, who is currently at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, and insists the club will keep Brazilian forward Robinho, 28, until at least the end of the season.
Full story: Gazzetta dello Sport
Newcastle have opened talks with West Ham as they move for defender James Tomkins, 23.
Full story: talkSPORT
Reading and Norwich are considering moves for Carlton Cole after the striker, 29, was told he can leave West Ham.
Full story: Daily Mirror
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has ruled out the prospect of moves for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 30, and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker, 32.
Full story: Birmingham Mail
Newcastle close on Remy deal
Full story: Sky Sports