Wednesday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32, has agreed a £14m deal to return to English football permanently with Sunderland – (Daily Express)
Arsenal remain confident of agreeing a deal for Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik, 17, despite Hamburg emerging as major rivals for his signature – (London’s Evening Standard)
West Brom boss Tony Pulis wants to offload striker Georgios Samaras, 29 to bring in Blackburn forward Rudy Gestede, 26 – (Daily Mirror)
Southampton are lining up a move for £15m-rated Braga midfielder Rafa Silva, 21 – (Daily Mirror)
Paris St-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29, is set for an £8m switch to Liverpool as PSG line up Nicolas Gaitan, 26, as his replacement – (Daily Express)