Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will sell Brazilian centre-back David Luiz, 26, in order to raise the funds to sign Atletico Madrid’s 25-year-old striker Diego Costa. Mourinho is planning to sell a further nine players as part of radical squad overhaul this summer.
Everton and Liverpool have joined the race to sign 21-year-old Nuremberg striker Josip Drmic after news Arsenal had already signed the Swiss proved premature.
Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt is confident that Julian Draxler, 20, will stay at the Bundesliga club. The Germany international midfielder is believed to be a summer transfer target for Arsenal.
Borussia Dortmund are hopeful they can fend off interest from Arsenal and Manchester United by committing midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 23, to a long-term contract.
Serie A club Inter Milan hope to sign Manchester City’s 28-year-old striker Edin Dzeko, whose deal at the Etihad Stadium expires at the end of next season.
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says they would be interested in re-signing Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United. Zaha, 21, joined United for £10m from Palace in January 2013.
Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, has played down speculation linking him to clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Russian club Spartak Moscow will rival Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in hiring Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal, who is to step down from his post after this summer’s World Cup. Van Gaal has won league titles with Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich
Tottenham players revealed their concerns over manager Tim Sherwood’s tactics during a dressing-room inquest after the 4-0 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday – the second of its kind to be held over the last three weeks.