Arsenal lead chase for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender

Alex Grimm

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

Arsenal are the favorites to land the signature of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender.

Sunderland face competition from Juventus and Roma to sign Olympiakos left-back Arthur Masuaku, 22, who is rated at £7m by the Greek club.

West Ham could be ready to revive their interset in 27-year-old Inter Milan full-back Daniklo D’Ambrosio.

Stoke could set set to make a move for Werder Bremen striker Anthony Ujah, 25, who has four caps for Nigeria.

Harry Redknapp is in the frame to take over at Newcastle after their 5-1 hammering at Crystal Plalace – although former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is favorite.

Barcelona have no interest in buying back Aston Villa teenager Adama Traore.

Romelu Lukaku is as good as any striker in the league, claims Everton boss Roberto Martinez.

Cristiano Ronaldo will join Paris Saint-Germain, not Manchester United, if he quits Real Madrid next summer.

Carlo Ancelotti will be the new Bayern Munich boss if Pep Guardiola moves to the Premier League.

John Stones is taking Spanish lessons to give Everton, and Chelsea, something to worry about.

Martin Demichelis has urged fellow countryman Lionel Messi to trade the Nou Camp for the Etihad.

Boss Neil Lennon will get a £650,000 pay-off if Bolton’s next owners want to axe him.

Spurs are ready to offer England winger Andros Townsend plus cash in a £25million package for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

Aston Villa are eyeing up a move for Burnley defender Michael Keane.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he turned down several loan offers for forward Joel Campbell, 23, in the summer.

QPR plan to name their new manager this week from a shortlist of three – with Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink favorite for the job ahead of former Charlton and Huddersfield manager Chris Powell and Walsall’s Dean Smith.

German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski misses life in England and would jump at the chance of returning to the Premier League to finish his formidable career.

Liverpool will attempt to sign Stoke’s Jack Butland for around £20m at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that there is no agreement in place prohibiting him from raiding former club Borussia Dortmund for the German club’s top stars.

Diego Costa’s Chelsea future is under threat after hurling bib at Jose Mourinho in the goalless draw with Spurs.

Arsenal and Chelsea could both be slapped with transfer bans similar to the ones faced by Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Keeper Victor Valdes is close to agreeing a deal to leave Manchester United before the January window opens.

Steve McClaren has been given assurances about his short-term future by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Chris Powell has been interviewed over vacant QPR managerial role as exhaustive search for Chris Ramsey’s replacement continues.

Thierry Henry has criticized former manager’s Arsene Wenger’s decision not to rest Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez before he went off with a hamstring injury in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Norwich.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic urged to play in Premier League by Sweden team-mate and West Brom defender Jonas Olsson.

Former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville could take temporary charge of Valencia after first-team coach Nuno Espirito Santo quit on Sunday.