THE transfer rumour mill was in full flow today as several players were linked with Premier League switches.
The saga of Loic Remy is one which looks like it will run and run this summer.
The Daily Express reported that QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted defeat in keeping former Newcastle loanee Remy, who wants a move to a Champions League club.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are all interested in the 27-year-old France striker.
Also in the Express, Redknapp says there is a “very slim” chance of signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard or Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, both 35.
The Daily Mail followed up our story from yesterday that River Plate want to sign Sunderland’s Argentine striker Ignacio Scocco, 28, who only joined the Black Cats from Internacional in January.
The other main transfer headlines today were:
Manchester City target Mehdi Benatia, 27, is unhappy at how negotiations over a new deal are progressing with current club Roma following the Italian club’s latest contract offer. Full story: Manchester Evening News
Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, 24, but will have to compete with Barcelona, Monaco and Paris St-Germain for the Argentine’s signature. Full story: Daily Express
Chelsea are in talks to bring Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis, 28, to Stamford Bridge. Full story: Daily Mail
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is not a transfer target for the Champions League winners. Full story Manchester Evening News
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 27, says he is in talks to extend his current deal, which has two years remaining, with the club. Full story: Independent
New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be given £30m and any cash he generates from player sales to spend as part of his transfer kitty. Full story: the Times (subscription based)
Pochettino is ready to make his former Southampton captain Adam Lallana, 26, his first signing at White Hart Lane. Full story: Guardian
Chelsea want Real Madrid’s French defender Raphael Varane, 21, to fill the hole left in the squad by the imminent departure of David Luiz to Paris St-Germain. Full story: Daily Star
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 23, has played down reports that he will follow Luiz to PSG this summer. Full story: London Evening Standard
Manchester United are interested in PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, who has also been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in recent months. Full story: Daily Mail
West Brom are weighing up a fresh approach for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, 31, after pulling out of a move for the Italy international on deadline day last summer. Full story: Daily Mirror
Chelsea have agreed a surprise deal to re-sign Atletico Madrid’s out-of-contract Portuguese midfielder Tiago, 33. Full story: Daily Mail
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could return for Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom after the 31-year-old’s loan spell was disrupted by a back injury. Full story: Daily Mirror
Liverpool have told Stoke City they want £7m for Morocco international winger Oussama Assaidi. The Reds bought the 25-year-old for £3.5m in 2012. Full story: Daily Telegraph
Nicklas Bendtner, 26, is wanted by four Premier League clubs after being ditched by Arsenal. Newly promoted Leicester City and Burnley want the Danish striker along with Crystal Palace and Hull City. Full story: Sun
Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov, 28, is wanted by French side Monaco, with Serie A giants Milan, Juventus and Roma also keen to sign the Serbian left-back. Full story: Daily Mirror
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, says he is in no rush to sort out his future, even though manager Brendan Rodgers wants to sell the Spaniard this summer following his season-long loan at Napoli. Full story: Liverpool Echo
Hull City have identified Norwich City winger Robert Snodgrass, 26 as a transfer target this summer. Full story: Hull Daily Mail