Liverpool could break transfer record while Chelsea and Man United want defender

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LIVERPOOL could be forced to break their transfer record if they are to land one of their primary targets this summer, according to a report in one of today’s newspapers.

The transfer window may be closed, but that has not stopped the speculation, with thoughts already turning to the summer.

The potential Liverpool record is just one of the stories to have made the headlines today, with Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham United among the other clubs to feature.

Liverpool will have to break their transfer record with a bid of £37m if they are to land Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea and Man United want to sign defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham are hoping to complete the capture of 33-year-old forward Nene on a free transfer. (Daily Mail)

Juventus have joined Man United and Chelsea in the race to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi. (Daily Express)

Drew Lewis, an 18-year-old who has scored 38 goals for Southport’s reserves this season, has been offered a trial by Man United. (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain are still hoping to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea, despite the fact the Belgian forward recently signed a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Star)

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says no Italian club can afford to sign striker Paulo Dybala, which could leave the way clear for Manchester City. (talkSPORT)

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