Portland Timbers make offer for Man City defender Lescott

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott is out of contract at the end of the month. 

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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…

Chelsea will try to sign Barcelona’s former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas to replace the departing Frank Lampard.

Arsenal, Newcastle and West Ham have been told they will have to pay £19m if they want Swansea’s 25-year-old striker Wilfried Bony.

Adam Lallana may have to force through his Liverpool switch by handing Southampton a formal transfer request. Saints, who owe the midfielder’s former club Bournemouth 25 per cent of any fee they get for him, have rejected a £25m bid from the Reds, who say they won’t go higher.

Meanwhile, Gaston Ramirez has become the latest Saints star tipped to leave the club, with Italian side Torino keen on the 23-year-old midfielder.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is keen on signing Valencia’s Argentinian midfielder Ever Banega – but new Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has also made enquiries.

Roy Keane is considering a shock move to Aston Villa to become manager Paul Lambert’s new assistant, while keeping up his other jobs as Republic of Ireland assistant and a TV pundit.

Meanwhile, owner Randy Lerner is ready to drop his asking price for Villa from £200million to £150m. The American is looking to the Middle East to find a buyer before next season.

Struggling Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado has been dealt a fresh blow with Atletico Madrid fans insisting they do not want him resurrecting his career at their club.

Spurs are tracking 24-year-old Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat, who is also wanted by Manchester United and Italian side Napoli.

Arsenal are eyeing up 21-year-old Paris St Germain striker Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, who is available on a free transfer.

Stoke chairman Peter Coates expects the club to sign former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf from German side Hannover.

Bayern Munich, Juventus and Roma all want to sign Manchester City’s 28-year-old defender Aleksandar Kolarov.

Meanwhile, Portland Timbers have made a £1.2m-a-year offer to Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott.

Premier League champions Manchester City have ruled out a move for Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas and also insist they will not be selling star striker Sergio Aguero.

Atletico Madrid loanee goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has confirmed he has held talks with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over his Stamford Bridge future after spending the last three seasons in Spain and winning the title this year.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is set to seal a £9.75m double deal for Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand and Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs are set to miss out as Real Madrid and Juventus plan a swap deal involving midfielder Arturo Vidal and striker Alvaro Morata.

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has urged manager Brendan Rodgers to sign £30m-rated midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

German side Wolfsburg are the latest team to declare an interest in Chelsea’s 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku, who spent last season on loan at Everton.