Essien and Schurrle linked with moves

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…


Arsene Wenger will today try to take Chelsea midfield ace Michael Essien on loan for the season.

Chelsea are set to snap up £20million German hitman Andre Schurrle today.

Manchester United last night insisted Wayne Rooney is not for sale at any price.

Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong is on the brink of joining AC Milan.

Arsene Wenger will not break Arsenal’s pay structure to keep Theo Walcott.

Fulham have shattered their pay structure to land Dimitar Berbatov.

QPR boss Mark Hughes is close to signing Stephane Mbia after landing Real Madrid star Esteban Granero last night.

Southampton are about to sign Japan defender Maya Yoshida from Dutch side VVV-Venlo.

Jermain Defoe has signed a new three-year deal with Spurs.

West Brom will launch a £3million beat-the-deadline bid for Blackburn defender Martin Olsson.

Stoke are close to signing Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu after his work permit was cleared.

Ipswich will today seal a £1.5million three-year deal for Peterborough striker Paul Taylor.


Maicon is set to be reunited with Roberto Mancini at Manchester City in a £3million deal – with Nigel de Jong heading in the opposite direction to AC Milan.

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov yesterday agreed a massive pay cut to force through a £4million move to Fulham.

Bolton beat off QPR to net Liverpool’s Jay Spearing last night.

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is set to snap up Jermaine Jenas from Spurs on loan.

Roberto Di Matteo will loan out Daniel Sturridge – if Chelsea can land £20million Andre Schurrle today.

Aston Villa aim to pull off a double swoop for Belgium striker Christian Benteke and Charlton midfielder Dale Stephens today.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is swooping for Senegalese winger Modou Sogou in a shock £1.5million deal with Romanian club Cluj.

Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam can choose between a trio of clubs today – Stoke, Everton or Fulham.

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is keen to bolster his defence today after drawing up a three-man wish-list of Nicolai Boilesen, Rhys Williams and Curtis Davies.

Birmingham have offered Nikola Zigic a free transfer and a big pay-off in a bid to ship him off to Real Mallorca.

Everton want to beef up their midfield with a deadline move for Blackburn rebel Steven N’Zonzi.


Arsenal have made an audacious attempt to sign Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien on loan.

Tottenham were yesterday told they would have to smash their transfer record to land Andre Villas-Boas’ dream target Joao Moutinho.

Liverpool outcast Andy Carroll made a dramatic dash to Essex last night to agree a season-long loan move to West Ham.

Fulham manager Martin Jol last night hailed Dimitar Berbatov as the biggest signing in the club’s history.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on Fulham forward Clint Dempsey and Theo Walcott while they will decide whether to press ahead with plans to sign Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge.

Real Madrid are keen on 19-year-old Tottenham striker Cristian Ceballos.

Malaga look to have beaten Stoke to the signing of Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz.

Cardiff have agreed a £2million fee with West Ham for striker Nicky Maynard.

Everton have opened talks over a move for Steven N’Zonzi after failing in an ambitious attempt to land Michael Essien.

Norwich have made a bid for Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith.


Chelsea today expect to take their summer spending to almost £100million with a deadline-day swoop for Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle.

Pablo Hernandez is set to travel to Swansea to discuss personal terms and a medical after a £5.5million deal was reached with Valencia.

Aston Villa have had a third bid worth £5.5million up front plus add-ons rejected by Genk for Christian Benteke but the club are poised to sign Jordan Bowery from Chesterfield for a fee initially worth £500,000.

Everton are set to beat West Brom in the battle to sign FC Copenhagen left-back Bryan Oviedo in a £5million deal.

Yossi Benayoun could be set for a deadline-day return to former club West Ham.


Liverpool want to snatch Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea after loaning out Andy Carroll to West Ham.

Brazilian star Maicon will be one of four signings Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will complete before the transfer window closes today.

Jermain Defoe is staying at Tottenham – but there will be no reprieve for Michael Dawson despite Younes Kaboul’s knee injury.

Norwich have had a £3million bid for Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith rejected.