Football rumours from the media
What the papers say
Chelsea have made a huge bid for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Daily Mail. The club’s reported offer includes the rest of this season’s wages (£360,000 a week) as well as a £5 million loan fee.
However the club will have to battle Atletico Madrid for the 32-year-old’s services, with The Guardian reporting Cavani’s father believes his preferred destination to be Atletico Madrid. There are reports that PSG are demanding at least £15m for the former Napoli player, however Atletico are confident that a deal will be done.
Sky Sports says that six Premier League clubs are chasing Tottenham left-back Danny Rose in this month’s transfer window. Newcastle and Watford are among the teams rumoured to be chasing Rose’s signature, despite the 29-year-old only starting in one of the Spurs’ last 14 Premier League matches.
Sticking with Tottenham, AS says manager Jose Mourinho has targeted Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose as a replacement for the injured Harry Kane. It is believed that a deal will be done in the next few days, with the 28-year-old flying to London for talks.
West Ham are interested in signing Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, according to the Daily Mirror. The 25-year-old Scottish international is out of contract in the summer and has also been eyed by Arsenal and Liverpool.
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Players to watch
Aaron Mooy: Brighton are expected to complete a permanent £5m deal for the Australian midfielder, according to The Telegraph.
Rodrigo Moreno: Spanish newspaper Sport is reporting that Barcelona are on the verge of finalising a loan deal for the Valencia striker.
Everton Soares: Everton are hopeful of luring the Brazilian star to the Premier League, according to Brazilian website UOL.