Friday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester City have been told they will have to pay £40m if they want to sign Porto’s attacking midfielder Yacine Brahimi, 25 –(talkSPORT)
Real Madrid are considering a move to take 22-year-old striker Alvaro Morata – a Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United target – back to the Bernabeu from Juventus after one season away – (Daily Express)
Striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, who joined Everton for £28m from Chelsea in the summer, says he plans to leave the Toffees for a “top club” in the future – (Sky Sports)
Swansea City hope to strengthen their squad in the summer by signing Romanian midfielder Alexandru Maxim, 24, from Stuttgart and Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 20, from Anderlecht – (South Wales Evening Post)
West Ham striker Carlton Cole says a shouting match with boss Sam Allardyce has eased the tension at Upton Park, after he missed out on a £5m contract at West Brom on deadline day – (Daily Mail)