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15 Juli 2008


Didier Drogba will be offered a huge new deal to keep him at Chelsea for life as new boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is desperate to hold on to the striker. (The Sun)

Chelsea target Robinho is set to join the Blues for £48m after the Real Madrid forward claimed it would be a dream to work with Scolari. (Various)

However, Chelsea have reportedly made a last-ditch attempt to hijack AC Milan's £18m deal for Ronaldinho, with Scolari making a personal call to the Barcelona playmaker on Monday. (The Sun)

It is a busy time at Stamford Bridge, with Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp closing in on the £5m signing of Chelsea and England left-back Wayne Bridge. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham have told Manchester United that Dimitar Berbatov can only go for £30m but United refuse to go above £24m for the striker and are ready to play a waiting game. (The Sun)

Sunderland boss Roy Keane wants to sign former Manchester United team-mate Louis Saha on loan, with a view to a £3m permanent deal for the striker. (Daily Star)

The Black Cats are close to completing their first signing of the summer, with Romania defender Dorin Goian expected to join from Steaua Bucharest for about £3.8m. (Various)

West Brom are poised to gazump Stoke City after both clubs had their £4m bids for Scott Carson accepted by Liverpool. (Various)

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Arsenal have made enquiries about wantaway captain Gareth Barry. (The Sun)

Arsenal midfielder Gilberto has rejected the chance to stay in the Premier League with Everton and will sign for Panathinaikos when he returns from his summer break on Wednesday. (Daily Star)

Everton have turned their attention to Galatasaray midfielder Topal and hope to sign the 22-year-old for about £2.5m. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is ready to make an audacious bid to sign West Ham duo Lucas Neill and Craig Bellamy. (The Sun)

Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz has told boss Paul Ince he wants to leave for a bigger club, which has alerted Arsenal and Tottenham. (The Guardian)

Rovers are planning for life without David Bentley and are set to make a £5m bid for Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant. (Daily Mirror)

Andrei Arshavin's agent says Arsenal would be an ideal destination for the Russia and Zenit St Petersburg forward because of the influence of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. (The Sun)

Metz defender Sebastian Bassong, 22, is training with Newcastle in the hope of securing a move to St James' Park. (Various)

Birmingham have transfer-listed Olivier Kapo and the £3m French midfielder expects to link up again with former Blues boss Steve Bruce at Wigan. (The Sun)

Manchester City are ready to sell Georgios Samaras to Celtic in a knockdown £1m deal. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic also look set to bolster their defence, with Romanian defender Gabriel Tamas edging closer to a £3.5m move. (Daily Record)

Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner wants to buy out his contract at Lille so he can join Everton. (Various)

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has made a £1.5m bid for 23-year-old Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson. (The Sun)

Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell plans to make an offer for Oldham striker Deane Smalley. (The Sun)

Ipswich are set to clinch the £600,000 signing of Colchester striker Kevin Lisbie, but the Tractor Boys look like missing out on Greece striker Angelos Charisteas. (Daily Mirror)

Charlton boss Alan Pardew is set to make a £1.25m bid for Bolton striker Heidar Helguson this week. (Various)

Danny Shittu has said he is still desperate to join Rangers - despite insisting the club caused the collapse of his proposed switch to Glasgow. (Daily Record)

Bristol City are set to pay a club record £1.5m for Emal Meteb. The Egyptian striker's club Al-Ahly are understood to have accepted the offer for the 25-year-old. (Daily Star)