Thursday’s transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester United have moved ahead of Chelsea as they attempt to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, because they will not be in next season’s Champions League and are not viewed as direct rivals by the La Liga club – Daily Express
However, Chelsea are ready to offer Fabregas £200,000 per week to tempt him to move to Stamford Bridge – Metro
Liverpool are ready to drop their bid to sign Southampton’s Adam Lallana, 26, and set their sights on 20-year-old Benfica forward Lazar Markovic – and there are hints from Lisbon a deal could be done for £25m – Daily Mirror
And the Reds are confident of 27-year-old striker Luis Suarez’s continued commitment, despite the strongest indication yet that Real Madrid are ready to make a concerted effort to sign him – Guardian
Tottenham have made a bid for 21-year-old Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, who is also a target for Liverpool. Spurs have offered £14m including midfielder Etienne Capoue, 25, plus striker Roberto Soldado, 29, on loan – Daily Mail