Wednesday's breaking transfer window gossip



Liverpool are close to finalising a £6m deal for Blackpool forward Tom Ince, 20, after a breakthrough in negotiations.

David Beckham

Beckham has yet to make a decision on his future

Full story: Daily Mail 

Former England captain David Beckham has been offered a two-year deal to join the Qatar Stars League.

Full story: The Sun 

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup wants Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones, 28, to replace Danny Graham, who is being chased by Reading and Sunderland.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Laudrup is also lining up another cut-price deal from Spain with a £750,000 move for Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Arsenal will this week make an improved five-year offer of £25m to Theo Walcott in a bid to resolve the 23-year-old forward's contract saga.

Full story: Daily Mail 

Manchester United's path to signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, looks to be clear after Tottenham insisted they would not pursue the youngster.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

Rafael Benitez has warned Chelsea's senior players that they must face up to the prospect of their inevitable departures from Stamford Bridge.

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

Manchester United striker Davide Petrucci, 21, and defender Scott Wootton, 21, are expected to move on loan to Championship side Peterborough United - managed by Sir Alex Ferguson's son, Darren - this week.

Full story: Peterborough Telegraph 

Reading have made an approach to sign Manchester United's 22-year-old England forward Danny Welbeck.

Full story: the Times (subscription required) 

Manchester United's 34-year-old defender Rio Ferdinand is ready to snub deals from the Middle East, MLS and China and instead pledge his future to the Old Trafford club.

Full story: Daily Star 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Shakhtar Donetsk have offered Toulouse £12m for 22-year-old French striker Wissam Ben Yedder.

Full story: Sport 24 (in French) 

Former Brazil international Rivaldo, 40, looks set to join the 15th club of his professional career after reaching a deal with Brazilian club Sao Caetano. The 1999 Ballon D'Or winner left Angolan club Kabuscorp last November.

Full story: La Gazzetta Dello Sport (in Italian) 

France forward Loic Remy, 26, currently at Marseille, would prefer a move to Newcastle over his other Premier League suitors QPR.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French) 


Gus Poyet

Blackburn targeted Brighton boss Gus Poyet to replace Henning Berg.

Blackburn Rovers have identified Gus Poyet as the man to replace Henning Berg as the club's new manager but have been priced out of a move due to the amount of compensation sought by his current club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Full story: The Independent 

Major League Soccer side Toronto FC unveiled new head coach Ryan Nelsen on Tuesday, only to acknowledge they are not sure when the veteran New Zealand defender will be free to lead the club.

Full story: Vancouver Sun 

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is still unhappy over his departure from Chelsea, blaming owner Roman Abramovich for not committing to the objectives.

Full story: The Sun 

Manchester City have returned approximately 900 tickets for their match at Arsenal on Sunday. The category A tickets were priced at £62.

Full story: The Independent 


A furious north east car cleaner has taken to Twitter to urge Demba Ba to pay his £40 bill - after the striker apparently ducked out when he moved to Chelsea.

Full story: Metro