THINGS are hotting up on the transfer front with the majority of the Premier League big boys linked with moves for players.
Sunderland and Newcastle were among the heart of things in today’s papers, while Champions League challengers Liverpool, Man United and Spurs looked set to miss out on a young star.
Here’s a recap of today’s main transfer rumours:
Sunderland are close to signing Argentine defender Santiago Vergini from Estudiantes de La Plata – Full story: Mirror
Russian club Zenit St Petersburg are set to outbid Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham for Basle’s 21-year-old winger Mohamed Salah – Full story: Daily Express
Erik Lamela’s Tottenham career looks all but over after his father revealed the 21-year-old wants to quit White Hart Lane. Forward Lamela joined Spurs in the summer in a club-record £30m deal – Full story: Metro
Paris Saint Germain have joined French Ligue 1 rivals Monaco in holding an interest in 23-year-old Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker – Full story: The Independent
Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz, 28, could be set to leave Craven Cottage for Spanish club Real Betis. Ruiz became Fulham’s record signing when he arrived from FC Twente for £10.6m in 2011 – Full story: The Mirror
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has warned Newcastle that striker Loic Remy’s price is rising all the time. Redknapp says Newcastle risk missing out on the 27-year-old Frenchman if they do not make an offer soon – Full story: Metro
West Bromwich Albion want to sign Craig Gardner from Sunderland. The 27-year-old midfielder is out of contract in the summer but Albion chairman Jeremy Peace might make a move this month – Full story: Mirror
Arsenal will step up their efforts to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 21, on a season-long loan this week – Full story: Daily Mail
Norwich will reject an offer from Aston Villa for Wes Hoolahan - and any transfer request from the 31-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder – Full story: Daily Express
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 23, has rubbished reports that he could leave the club this month – Full story: Goal.com
Crystal Palace want Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 21, and Everton striker Nikica Jelavic, 28, to bolster their survival bid – Full story: Daily Telegraph
Hull City have told Nottingham Forest to meet their valuation of Jack Hobbs or risk losing the 25-year-old centre-back to Wigan Athletic – Full story: Hull Daily Mail
Leicester will sign French winger Riyad Mahrez, 22, from Le Havre in a £400,000 deal – Full story: The Sun (Subscription required)