The latest rumors and gossip from Wednesday’s back page, including Chelsea’s interest in a player long associated with Arsenal.
Chelsea are trying to hijack Arsenal’s move to sign Mihailo Madrik.
This comes after Blues transfer target Enzo Fernandez returned to Benfica training on Tuesday morning after spending an unsanctioned weekend in Argentina (The Sun).
The club are still in talks to sign the midfielder, but are reluctant to meet the €120m (£105.8m) release clause in his Benfica deal (Daily Telegraph).
Chelsea have also been linked with the move of Rafael Leon, but they have been hit hard after his club AC Milan reportedly made a huge contract offer for the forward (The Sun).
The last one from Stamford Bridge is also where Juventus came under fire in the pursuit of Weston McKennie after being reportedly contacted by Bournemouth (The Sun).
Manchester United are also linked with McKennie, though it is unclear if he will be linked with Eric ten Hag’s side this month (The Sun).
The Old Trafford club have reportedly been contacted about a possible transfer of AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud (Daily Mirror).
Giroud is reportedly open to the possibility of moving to the US with several MLS teams interested in him, so they may need to move quickly. (Daily Mail).
United are reportedly looking for a forward and are also eyeing France international Randall Kolo-Mouani, with Bayern Munich also interested (The Sun).
This follows the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has kept his distance from long-term international Jorge Mendes following his move to Al Nasr (Daily Mirror).
Tottenham are set to meet with Sporting on Wednesday over a potential deal for Pedro Polo and Marcus Edwards (Daily Mail).
They are also battling West Ham for Atalanta’s Ukrainian midfielder Ruslan Malinovski (Daily Mail).
This was after Spurs’ recruiting staff were at Goodison Park Tuesday night to scout Everton’s Anthony Gordon (Daily Mail).
toffee suffered Lost 4-1 to Brightonand their boss Frank Lampard is fighting for his job after a recent humiliation (The Sun).
One of the current champions. Manchester City are planning to give Rico Ruiz a new contract after 18-year-old Rico Ruiz joins Pep He Guardiola’s first team (Daily Mail).
There is some good news for Southampton, who are close to agreeing a £7.5m deal for Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Mislav Orsic (The Sun).
The Saints have also begun talks over a deal for Lorient striker Terem Mofi and are planning a £12m move for racing club midfielder Carlos Alcaraz (The Sun).
Leicester have expressed interest in signing Martin Dubravka after Newcastle ended their goalkeeper’s loan move to Manchester United early (The Guardian).
Lionel Messi has reportedly signed a ‘verbal agreement’ with Paris Saint-Germain to remain at the club after the end of the season.
Finally, skybet championshipMark Hudson is under increasing pressure as Cardiff manager.The club are ready to try to persuade former boss Neil Warnock out of retirement if results don’t improve (Daily Mail).