Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea, Newcastle and Sunderland make today’s transfer headlines

Transfer rumours.
Transfer rumours.

POSSIBLE moves for two of the Premier League’s biggest stars, Gareth Bale and Wayne Rooney, continue to dominate the headlines today.

Real Madrid’s long-running pursuit of Bale is said to be close to a conclusion, with Tottenham poised to accept an offer of £93m plus Portuguese wing-back Fabio Coentrao. (Metro)

Meanwhile, Chelsea are set to make a £28m bid for Wayne Rooney after failing with two previous bids for the Manchester United striker. (Daily Express)

United will return with an improved £35m joint bid for Everton pair Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines after an initial offer of £28m was dismissed as “derisory and insulting”. (Daily Mirror)

Closer to home, Newcastle intend to spend the proceeds from the possible sale of midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Arsenal on Blackpool’s Tom Ince - but could face competition from Tottenham. (Mirror)

Reading have made a £1m move for Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan after the 30-year-old was told he could leave the Stadium of Light. (Daily Mail)

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has dismissed reports linking Michu and Ashley Williams with a move to Arsenal – Sky Sports

Norwich have signed Sweden striker Johan Elmander on loan from Galatasaray until the end of the season – Sky Sports

Arsenal could face competition from Monaco and Juventus if they pursue an interest in 20-year-old Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia. (Express)

Everton are keen to sign Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry on loan, but the 32-year-old’s wages are proving a stumbling block. (Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United have turned their attentions to Southampton’s £10m-rated left-back Luke Shaw after being rebuffed in their pursuit of Everton’s Leighton Baines. (Express)

Southampton could sign Scott Sinclair on a permanent £5m deal, with Manchester City keen to sell the winger rather than allow him to join West Brom on loan. (Mirror)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is attempting to sign Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe with the 30-year-old potentially moving to the Britannia Stadium on an initial loan deal. (The Sun)

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates could be out for six months after suffering a knee injury on international duty with Uruguay - prompting the Reds to step up their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s centre-back Tiago Ilori. (Mirror)

Liverpool are closing in on a £6m deal for Derby’s midfielder Will Hughes after sending chief scout Dave Fellows to assess him in action for England Under-21s. (Metro)

West Ham will make a move for Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo if they can get players off the wage bill to fund a bit for the Paraguayan. (Sun)

Arsenal will attempt to strengthen their goalkeeping options with an approach to Valencia for Vicente Guaita. (Talksport)