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Arsenal Set to Sign £5m Bargain, Liverpool Linked With £13m Serie A Swap, Chelsea Refuse to Meet Neymar Asking Price, Real Madrid Bench Warmer Wants Fulham Move, La Liga Sides Want Newcastle United Winger and QPR Plan Portsmouth and Reading Raids

Transfer Rumour Round-Up. The run-down on the latest rumours and speculation.

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Arsenal set to land England international.

Full Story: Footy Bunker

Arsenal have rejected a £27m offer from Barcelona for midfielder Cesc Fabregas, with the London club placing a minimum £44m valuation on the 24-year-old.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool striker asks for too much money, ruins chance of Sunderland move.

Full Story: Tribalfootball

Liverpool will have talks with Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam this weekend with a view to completing a £10m transfer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool plan Serie A swap deal.

Full Story: Tribalfootball

Lille have told Arsenal and Manchester United that they will not be signing winger Eden Hazard this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City have been told they will need to pay £44m if they want to secure the signing of Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez.

Source: the Sun

Arsenal have reopened negotiations with Argentine side Velez Sarsfield regarding midfielder Ricardo Alvarez, who is also wanted by Inter Milan, Malaga, Sevilla, Roma and Schalke.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham have moved a step closer to signing former Manchester United forward Diego Forlan after Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo confirmed the striker’s “first choice would be England”.

Full story: Metro

Chelsea will not pay £45m for highly-rated Santos forward Neymar, who is also wanted by Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United will not stop at the signing of Ashley Young with manager Sir Alex Ferguson set to break the £80m barrier for the summer by bringing in Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea and Tottenham
midfielder Luka Modric.

Full story: Metro

Atletico have found a replacement for De Gea but are locked in a battle with Chelsea for the signature of Genk’s highly-rated keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United may have signed Young but they have missed out on Lens defender Raphael Varane, who is to join Real Madrid this summer.

Full story: Independent

Chelsea are closing in on the £26.5m signing of Porto striker Radamel Falcao after the 25-year-old accepted a £5m-a-year contract in principle.

Full story: Daily Mail

New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas could be open to the idea of striker Didier Drogba staying at Stamford Bridge, despite the imminent arrival of Falcao.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool are ready to sell midfielder Raul Meireles despite his fine end to last season with Juventus offering £13.5m for the Portuguese international.

Full story: Metro

Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng is set for showdown talks with manager Roberto Mancini as he is keen to return to Germany, with Bayern Munich a possible destination.

Source: the Sun

Former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra wants to join Fulham.

Source: Daily Star

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is preparing to join Wigan in the £5m battle for Bolton goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi.

Source: Daily Star

Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is wanted by Spanish clubs Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.

Source: the Sun

Blackburn are prepared to double their £6m offer for Freiburg striker Papiss Cisse to fend off interest from Lokomotiv Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg.

Full story: Daily Mail

However, Rovers defender Christopher Samba has asked the club to let him move to Arsenal, who are prepared to pay £12m for the 27-year-old.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Stoke are the latest club linked with Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, with manager Tony Pulis ready to make a £6m bid for the England Under-21 international.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Pulis is also keen on Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha, who is being tracked by Fulham.

Full story: talkSPORT

Mexico striker Carlos Vela has been told by Arsenal that he will not be sold this summer.

Source: the Sun

Villarreal want to sign Tottenham midfielder Sandro for £12m.

Full story: Daily Mirror

QPR are ready to make an offer for Portsmouth centre-back Tal Ben Haim.

Source: Daily Star

And Rangers boss Neil Warnock may bid £2m for Reading winger Jobi McAnuff.

Source: the Sun

Former England boss Steve McClaren is set to make ex-Derby and West Brom winger Giles Barnes his first
signing at Nottingham Forest.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham defender Herita Ilunga is ready to turn down transfers to Bolton and QPR to join Greek champions Olympiakos.

Full story: talkSPORT

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