THE transfer window may be closed at present, but speculation continues throughout the year, and rumours surrounding summer moves have already started.
Some of the Premier League’s top clubs are being linked with big-money deals, and today a number of big-name players have made the headlines.
Among the sides to feature heavily have been Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal, with clubs getting ready for a hectic summer of business.
Brendan Rodgers is confident Raheem Sterling will soon commit his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a new contract. (Daily Mirror)
Real Madrid are considering making a summer bid for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, formerly of Atletico Madrid. (Daily Star)
Liverpool are planning to battle Arsenal for the £25m signing of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, if they miss out on first choice target Radja Nainggolan, of Roma. (Metro)
Man United plan to beat Chelsea to the signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba by offering their former player a £155,000-a-week deal. (Daily Star)
Liverpool are lining up a shock £25m bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. (Shoot)
Real Madrid are monitoring the progress of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. (Daily Express)
Southampton are interested in the free signing of Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac in the summer, with West Ham United and Everton also in the race. (Daily Mirror)
Man United are stepping up their interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez. (Daily Star)
Liverpool have opened talks over a summer deal for Borussia Dortmund forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan. (Metro)
Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea is in talks with Man United over a new deal, and has not agreed a switch to Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)
Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he has no problem with reported Tottenham target Kevin Mirallas. (Liverpool Echo)
Andre Schurrle, who joined Wolfsburg in the January transfer window, says he did not want to leave Chelsea. (Daily Star)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.