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Chelsea, Man United in battle for Roma defender Benatia

Chelsea and Manchester United are in a fight for Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.

Roma defender Mehdi Benatia is thought to be wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United.

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Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...

Arsenal are weighing up a £10m swoop for Liverpool's Daniel Agger.

Andre Schurrle says his World Cup triumph can inspire Chelsea to Premier League glory.

Sunderland want at least £7m for striker Connor Wickham after rejecting a £5m bid from West Ham.

Stoke have offered £5m for Norwich winger Nathan Redmond.

Aston Villa have pulled out of the chase for Elche's £4m-rated Colombian Carlos Sanchez.

Liverpool are considering making a move for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o.

Manchester City striker John Guidetti is wanted by Feyenoord.

Southampton have agreed terms with Steaua Bucharest defender Florin Gardos.

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is set to move to Turkish side Trabzonspor in a £1.5m deal.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has told Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United to forget about signing Sami Khedira.

Olympiakos are planning a bid to re-sign Fulham's Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou on loan.

Wilfried Bony's wage demands of £100,000 a week are dissuading clubs from making a bid for the Swansea striker.

West Brom are monitoring Alex Barrera, the Sporting Gijon midfielder.

QPR are hoping to sign Jonathan de Guzman from Villarreal.

Leeds United are close to a deal for Giuseppe Bellusci, the Catania defender.

West Ham have expressed an interest in Stoke striker Peter Crouch.

Sunderland are interested in signing Micah Richards from Manchester City.

Liverpool are understood to have opened talks to bring 33-year-old Samuel Eto'o to Anfield.  The Cameroon striker is a free agent having spent last season with Chelsea.

Chelsea and Manchester United are chasing the signature of 27-year-old Moroccan Mehdi Benatia. The Roma defender is reportedly available at £30m.

Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla, 29, has played down speculation he wants to leave Arsenal and head back to La Liga.

Swansea are rushing the £8million Federico Fernandez transfer deal through in time for their Manchester United opener.

Salomon Kalou has alerted Everton and Tottenham after being told he is free to leave Lille.

Esteban Cambiasso's Leicester City move is on with the midfielder ready to accept a two-year deal.

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba could be out for four months with the ankle injury he sustained in the pre-season friendly against Ferencvaros on Sunday.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has angered staff at the club by stopping them from getting free tickets to matches. They were previously given a complimentary four tickets per match for family members in an executive box.

West Ham will have to double their offer to Sunderland if they want to sign Connor Wickham. The Black Cats wants around £8m, while the Hammers have reportedly offered £4m.

QPR are confident that £7m target Jonathan de Guzman will be signed from Villarreal in time for their season opening fixture against Hull.      

Leicester are reportedly ready to 'break the club's transfer record' to finance the transfer of Troy Deeney from Watford.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, who is a free agent after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season.

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