Uh-oh – looks like the Great Chelsea Cash-Splodge Machine is up-and-running again. Apparently the club has not learnt its lesson from big-money striker-flops Andriy Schevchenko and Fernando Torres, and are supposedly in the process of polishing up a bid of £46 million for Athletico Madrid forward Falcao, after the club seemingly got bored with the idea of signing Cavani from Napoli. £200,000-a-week, he’d be earning. Tasty. (The Mail)
Speaking of Falcao, the striker has appeared on a rather long list of transfer targets for Manchester United in today’s Daily Mirror, as Fergie will probably want to tart up some of the stale corners of his squad. Robert Lewandowski, Leighton Baines, Marco Reus, Kevin Strootman and Victor Wanyama have all been mentioned, as Sir Al will be given a £50 million war-chest. Scholes, Anderson, Nani and (possibly) PSG-bound Wayne Rooney will make way.
Spurs attacker-in-chief Gareth Bale was yesterday valued at a ridiculous £100 million by Spurs, and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has today, rather sensibly, set the limit for any fee on the Welshman at £45 million.
Everton are ready to nick Real Betis midfielder Juan Carlos in the summer transfer window. (Daily Express)
Real Madrid fancy former Athletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero from Manchester City this summer. (Daily Telegraph)
Lisandro Lopez could be on his way to Tottenham in the close season after he said he wants to leave Lyon. (Metro)
The Nahki Wells rumour mill has inevitably cranked back into action after the Bantams striker’s recent return to form. The Bermudan has hit four goals in his past four games to take his season’s tally to 22, and The Lancashire Evening Telegraph have reported today that championship Burnley look set to make a move for the striker in the summer – they seem to think he’ll be available for £500,000. Meanwhile, Cheltenham boss Mark Yates has claimed Bradford are ‘the best side we have played this season’, ahead of this weekend’s clash, and a possible reunion in next month’s playoffs.
Huddersfield Town, only one win away from survival, look to already be planning for their own summer spending, as the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reports the club are keen on flamboyantly-coiffeured Dutch striker Jaap van Duijn and are keeping tabs on the ADO Den Haag forward.