THE Premier League season may have almost two months left to run, but thoughts are already beginning to turn to the summer transfer window.
Over recent days, a number of high-profile players have been linked with moves, and a report today suggests Chelsea are ready to pay a huge fee to bring a star back to the Premier League.
That is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United among the other clubs to feature.
Chelsea are ready to pay Gareth Bale’s £75m release clause to lure him from Real Madrid. (Metro)
Arsenal hope to take advantage of the contract uncertainty surrounding Raheem Sterling by bidding for the Liverpool forward. (Daily Mirror)
Man United target Mats Hummels, of Borussia Dortmund, says he is open to a move abroad. (Kicker)
Luka Modric could swap Real Madrid for Manchester City, with Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba lined up to replace him. (Daily Star)
Man City are also lining up a move for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata. (Daily Mirror)
Radamel Falcao has played down speculation linking him with Juventus, insisting he is “100 per cent with Manchester United”. (Caracol Radio)
Barcelona want to sign a tall striker, with Juventus’ Fernando Llorente top of their list. However, they will consider Man City’s Edin Dzeko and Southampton’s Graziano Pelle if they fail to land him. (Sport)
Liverpool are preparing a £15m bid for Derby County midfielder Will Hughes. (Metro)
Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz says it would be a “dream” to play for Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)
Juventus had Chelsea midfielder Oscar watched as he played for Brazil against France on Thursday. (Daily Mail)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.