West Ham plan $25.5 million swoop for Liverpool striker Sturridge

West Ham are planning a £18m ($25.5 million) swoop for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, according to reports in the Brentwood Gazette.

Andrew Powell

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…

West Ham are planning a £18m ($25.5 million) swoop for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, according to reports in the Brentwood Gazette.

Jurgen Klopp insists Christian Benteke has got a future at Liverpool. The 25-year-old has spent three of the last four matches on the bench despite being the only fit striker for the Reds.

Manchester City are leading rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Everton star Ross Barkley.

Chelsea are facing an anxious wait over £30m-rated Alex Teixeira, but the Shakhtar Donetsk’s billionaire president Rinat Akhmetov is refusing to sell his star player in January.

Louis van Gaal is considering walking out on Manchester United this summer – a year before his contract expires.

Chelsea have joined the transfer chase for Watford’s Odion Ighalo as their summer striker shake-up looms.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been spotted holidaying in China as Manchester United speculation continues.

West Ham want to bring ex-Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan back to the Premier League.

Danny Graham is set to join Blackburn on loan from Sunderland.

Former England ace Alan Smith is set to stay at Notts County for the rest of the season – despite holding talks with Plymouth.

Manchester United have been told to stump up £65m to get their hands on Everton star Romelu Lukaku with the Toffees desperate to keep hold of the Belgian striker.

Stephen Fry has stepped down from his director role at Norwich. The comedian and presenter has been on the Carrow Road board since 2010.

Swansea and Crysal Palace are locked in talks over a swap deal between Dwight Gayle and Bafetimbi Gomis.

Newcastle on the trail of Middlesbrough’s wonderkid winger Harry Chapman.

West Brom and Crysal Palace are battling it out for Sweden striker Emir Kujovic.

Yaya Toure is eyeing up the Manchester City exit again.

West Ham are ready to launch a shock raid for Algerian hitman Ishak Belfodil and are also pondering a loan move for Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike.

Swansea have enquired about a £5m deal for Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane.

Aston Villa have opened talks over a potential £4.9m deal for Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic will sign a new one-year contract.

Tottenham have blocked Andros Townsend’s loan deal to Newcastle with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy demanding a £14m transfer fee.

Manchester United’s teenage defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has already proven he has the mettle to handle the big stage, according to team-mate Chris Smalling.

Raul is eyeing a return to Real Madrid and says he is willing to take on a role at boardroom level if a coaching opportunity at the Santiago Bernabeu does not arise.

Anthony Martial could end up costing Manchester United a British transfer record of more than £60m, according to documents leaked on a French website.

Chelsea fear they may be forced to wait until the summer to land £30m target Alex Teixeira.

Yaya Toure could be set to leave Manchester City this summer, according to his agent.

Liverpool have begun talks with Juventus over a proposed £45m bid for striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports in Italy.

Aston Villa are on the verge of agreeing a £4.9m January deal for Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.

Arsenal have been warned they must meet the £12.6m release clause to complete the signing of Celta Vigo striker Nolito.

Tottenham have made a £23m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez, according to reports in Spain.

Radamel Falcao could still leave Chelsea during the January transfer window in a bid to regain fitness and play for Monaco this season.

Former Arsenal full-back Emmanuel Eboue says he would welcome a return to the Gunners after a difficult end to his four years at Galatasary last summer.

Tottenham are expected to return with an improved bid for James Maddison this month as they attempt to ward off interest in Coventry’s City’s 19-year-old midfielder from other Premier League clubs.

Everton and Stoke City are considering a move for Southampton striker Shane Long.

West Ham hope to sign Jake Cooper, the Reading center-back.

Chelsea have been watching Aymen Abdennour after renewing interest in the Valencia center-back.

Aston Villa appear to have reached an agreement to sign Hajduk Split goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.