TRANSFER RUMOURS: March 31 - Rio Ferdinand, Jose Mourinho, Middlesbrough

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Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho may raid former club Chelsea for promising keeper Thibaut Courtois, 19, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid – Daily Mirror

Rio Ferdinand is considering a lucrative offer to join Nicolas Anelka in China when his Manchester United contract expires in 2013 – The Guardian

Middlesbrough are poised to sign Ipswich captain Grant Leadbitter when his contract expires at the end of the season – Daily Mirror

Salomon Kalou has told Chelsea he will only sign a new contract if he can play in a central role. AC Milan plan to snap up the Ivory Coast international on a free transfer if the Blues cannot persuade him to extend his current deal that expires this summer – Daily Mail

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all interested in a cut-price £6m move for Athletic Bilbao winger Markel Susaeta – The Sun

The agent of Bologna midfielder Gaston Ramirez, who has been linked with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, has admitted there is a concrete offer from an English Premier League team for his client – Inside Futbol

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Benfica midfielder Nico Gaitan, who is also a Manchester United target – talkSport