IT wasn’t just Newcastle United and Sunderland making today’s transfer headlines.
Sunderland’s bid for Manchester City midfelder Jack Rodwell was one of the big moves of the day, as was Newcastle’s double swoop for Nottingham Forest duo Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow.
But elsewhere, the Premier League’s big boys were being linked with a host of players.
here’s a round-up of the best of today’s transfer rumours:
Arsenal have submitted a £23.9m bid for 22-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, who has also been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United. Evening Standard
Liverpool are still waiting for some of the funds from their sale of Luis Suarez, 27, to Barcelona in order to step up their chase of Paris-St Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, 29. Daily Express
Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul could be on his way to Lazio, with the White Hart Lane club in talks with the Serie A side about selling the 28-year-old to make way for Villarreal and Argentina centre-back Mateo Musacchio, 23. Evening Standard
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will let the players he is willing to release know after the end of the club’s tour of the United States. Manchester Evening News
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli joining the Merseyside club after being linked with the 23-year-old Italy international. Daily Mirror
Manchester City are close to signing Porto’s 23-year-old French defender Eliaquim Mangala in a deal worth about £32m. Manchester Evening News
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is keen to take Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, to Upton Park. Daily Mail
The Hammers also want Stoke striker Peter Crouch, 33, as a replacement for injured 25-year-old forward Andy Carroll. Daily Express
Sunderland forward Connor Wickham, 21, is another option for Allardyce, with Carroll out for four months. Daily Telegraph
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is keen to sign Manchester United’s 17-year-old English winger Demetri Mitchell on loan. Daily Mirror
AC Milan are interested in signing Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina, but the 31-year-old’s wage demands may scupper the deal. Daily Mail
Swansea are considering making a £2m bid for 22-year-old Celtic defender Adam Matthews. Daily Express
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis could return to former club Stoke to sign 26-year-old defender Marc Wilson. Daily Star
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is willing to use 25-year-old Belgian winger Nacer Chadli in his attempt to convince former club Southampton to sell £20m-rated French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 24. Sun (subscription required)