Paper Chase: Chelsea lines up Tiote

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 boss Andre Villas-Boas can sign either Pato or Robinho from AC Milan if the Italian giants sign Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez.

Martin O’Neill is lining up a move for Aston Villa’s Carlos Cuellar.

Blackburn faceS an anxious three-week wait to see if they can keep Junior Hoilett.

Harry Redknapp is desperate to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal.

Roberto Mancini finds it crazy that Daniel Sturridge was allowed to leave Man City for Chelsea.

Fulham is planning to sign Ivory Coast striker Lacina Traore for £6million as a replacement for Andy Johnson.

Chelsea has ditched the bid to sign Luka Modric from Spurs.

Everton expects Ross Barkley to pen a new deal next week.


Bobby Zamora’s latest rift with Martin Jol is set to seal his Fulham exit.

Chelsea is set to open contract talks with Petr Cech.

Samir Nasri says Man City have nothing to fear from Chelsea.

Tottenham’s strict wage policy is set to cost them the chance of landing Bolton’s Gary Cahill.

Robinho could be in line for a shock return to the Premier League with Chelsea.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is hoping to extend the contracts of Junior Hoilett and David Dunn.

Jack Straw has held secret crisis talks with Blackburn officials over the state of the club.

Newcastle wants to sign £3million-rated Nice midfielder Kafoumba Coulibaly.

Leeds captain Jonny Howson continues to stall on a contract offer.

Nottingham Forest centre-back Luke Chambers is wanted by WBA and Celtic.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson will have a £10million transfer budget.

Gael Kakuta is set to head back to Chelsea as Bolton juggle their loan signings.

Tottenham is tracking Marseille midfielder Charles Kabore.

Aston Villa is keeping tabs on Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson.

Sunderland is set to bid for Aston Villa’s Carlos Cuellar, Richard Dunne, James Collins and Stilyan Petrov.


Robin van Persie is a target for Real Madrid, who have noted that contract talks with Arsenal have stalled.

Roman Pavlyuchenko is set to leave Tottenham next month. QPR and Lokomotiv Moscow are admirers.

Swansea has agreed a deal with Dutch club NEC Nijmegen for the transfer of John Goossens.

Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou is set to join Paris St Germain.

Martin O’Neill could go back to old club Aston Villa with a £3million bid for out-of-favour striker Nathan Delfouneso.

Sporting Lisbon striker Yannick Djalo is desperate to move to England following Aston Villa’s invitation to take him on trial.

Tottenham is closing in on a move for Juventus striker Amauri.

Dean Saunders admits he is battling to keep El Hadji Diouf and Billy Sharp at Doncaster.


Premier League strugglers Blackburn are heading for a financial crisis that threatens the future of the club after their bankers, Barclays, handed them a £10million ultimatum.

Manchester City has agreed a £21million deal to sell Carlos Tevez to Paris Saint-Germain.


Chelsea is refusing to offer striker Didier Drogba the new two-year contract he believes he deserves.

Bobby Zamora looks to be on his way out at Fulham after failing to make their 18-man squad at Swansea.

Chelsea are set to open contract talks with Petr Cech and step up their bid to keep Didier Drogba.


Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, says he cannot understand why the club allowed Daniel Sturridge to join rivals Chelsea and is worried that City will pay the price when the teams meet in a vital Premier League game at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night.


Cheick Tiote, the highly-rated Newcastle midfielder, could be on his way to Chelsea in a £23million deal as the London club prepare for a New Year squad shake-up at Stamford Bridge.


Lee McCulloch has assured Rangers fans that Nikica Jelavic wants to stay at Ibrox.

Harry Redknapp insists he won’t allow Roman Pavlyuchenko to leave Tottenham next month unless he’s already lined up a replacement.

Rangers defender Steven Whittaker is on Fulham’s list of January transfer targets.

Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey is being tracked by Championship side Birmingham City.

New Hibs boss Pat Fenlon insists he will cast his net far and wide as he seeks to strengthen.