Chelsea target Real Madrid ace while Liverpool set to agree deal

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THE transfer window closed last night after a relatively quiet month of business.

However, the speculation has not stopped, with talk over summer deals now beginning to intensify.

A number of transfer stories have made today’s newspapers, with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Sunderland among those to feature.

Chelsea want to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane in the summer, which could put Gary Cahill’s future in doubt. (Daily Mail)

Burnley striker Danny Ings has rejected a move to Real Sociedad as he holds out for a switch to Liverpool in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are set to agree a £5m deal for Ings in the coming weeks. (The Independent)

Sunderland could be forced to make Ricky Alvarez’s loan from Inter Milan permanent for £7.5m. (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy intervened last night to block Emmanuel Adebayor’s proposed loan move to West Ham United. (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert turned down a £5m transfer to Aston Villa last night. (Liverpool Echo)

Queens Park Rangers saw a bid to bring in West Ham winger Matt Jarvis on loan last night blocked by the Premier League, as the Loftus Road club already have Mauro Zarate on loan from the Hammers. (Guardian Series)

Rangers rejected Hamilton’s interest in Dean Shiels yesterday, and also turned down Bolton Wanderers’ bid for Nicky Law. (Daily Record)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United.