Transfer rumours Chelsea, Liverpool, Torres, Man United, Spur, Man City, Chelsea and more

Chelsea are preparing to smash the British transfer record with a £50m offer for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has targeted Newcastle forward Andy Carroll as a replacement for Torres and is prepared to spend £30m to lure the 22-year-old to Anfield.

the Sun

The Merseysiders will only allow Torres to join Chelsea if they can secure the services of Nicolas Anelka in return.

ESPNsoccernet

As they prepare for life without Torres, Liverpool are ready to make an £18m swoop for Aston Villa’s Ashley Young - as well as finalising the transfers of Ajax striker Luis Suarez and Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam.

the Guardian

Tottenham have had a £38.5m bid for Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Aguero rejected.

Sky Sports

Villarreal have rebuffed Tottenham’s advances for former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi. The north London side have had a £30m bid rejected.

IMScouting

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has also been denied in his attempts to sign Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Llorente for £33m.

Goal.com

Redknapp may turn his attention to £16m-rated Bayern Munich frontman Mario Gomez.

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Spurs are putting together a final-day bid to prise Everton captain Phil Neville away from Goodison Park.

Daily Mail

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has confirmed that the Spanish champions are interested in Tottenham’s left-sided player Gareth Bale. The Welsh international is also being monitored by Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

IMScouting

Manchester United have emerged as favourites to sign Sunderland’s emerging England international Jordan Henderson.

Daily Express

Chelsea are preparing to upset Liverpool further by swooping for Reds target Dimitri Payet. The 23-year-old winger plays for French side St Etienne.

Daily Mail

Tottenham have set their sights on West Ham midfielder Scott Parker after striker Robbie Keane agreed a loan deal to Upton Park.

Daily Mail

Fulham are lining up Brazil-born striker Amauri, who plays for Juventus, in a move worth about £8.5m.

IMScouting

Birmingham hope to complete a loan deal for former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins, who is currently playing for Russian club Rubin Kazan.

the Sun

Midfielder Steven Ireland, who has found himself our of favour at Aston Villa, will seal a loan move to Newcastle, with a view to completing a permanent deal in the summer.

Daily Mirror

Striker Tuncay has been offered a way out of Stoke, with Wolfsburg, managed by former England boss Steve McClaren, offering £4m for his services.

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that an injury to winger Adam Johnson may force his hand on the final day of the transfer window.

Daily Mirror

Leicester are preparing to approach Everton with a proposal to sign out-of-favour Toffees midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on loan.

the Sun

Foxes boss Sven Goran Eriksson is also interested in a temporary deal for Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given. (Daily Mirror)

Blackpool are preparing for the possibility of captain Charlie Adam heading to Liverpool by planning a bid for Sunderland midfielder Andy Reid.

the Sun

Chelsea will loan striker Daniel Sturridge to Bolton for the rest of the season. (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are on the brink of agreeing a deal for Monaco’s Togolese forward Serge Gakpe. (Daily Mirror)