IT’S all about strikepower today, with Livepool looking to add to their options, while Sunderland could face a fight to keep one of their key men.
Sunderland’s in-form frontman Connor Wickham has caught the eye with five goals in his last three games to shoot the Black Cats towards Premier League safety.
However, he only has a year left on his contract, and as a result is being watched by a few clubs.
And the Daily Mirror has reported that Tony Pulis has told Crystal Palace he wants £30m to take the club to the next level, with Sunderland forward Wickham, 21, and Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, 25, among his targets.
Striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, accepts Chelsea will have the “last word” over his future even though he appears to be enjoying life on loan at Everton – Full story: Daily Express
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, 35 is wanted by several Championship clubs, with Nottingham Forest one of the teams interested – Romelu Lukaku
Liverpool are expecting a £70m bid from Real Madrid for newly crowned PFA Footballer of the Year Luis Suarez, 27 – Full story: Sun (subscription required)
Chelsea want to open negotiations over a new contract for defender Ashley Cole, 33, after the left-back’s impressive first-team comeback – Full story: Daily Telegraph
Elsewhere, the Mirror says that Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, 25, is set to become the first piece in Liverpool’s Champions League jigsaw next season despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
Lallana was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year
Other transfer stories:
French giants Paris St-Germain are hoping to lure Manchester United forward Adnan Januzaj, 19, to the French capital with the promise of a huge salary and a guarantee of Champions League football. Full story: FootyLatest.com
Palace will table a formal contract offer to goalkeeper Julian Speroni, 34, next month. Full story: Daily Mail
Everton manager Roberto Martinez claims he will need to sign at least six players in the summer if they are to compete in Europe next season. Full story: Daily Express
Atletico Madrid have added 27-year-old Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud to their ever-growing list of striker targets. Full story: Daily Mail