Manchester United are interested in Germany defender Mats Hummels and have asked his camp whether he would be interested in a switch from Borussia Dortmund.
Sunderland and Everton are keen to sign Manchester City’s Jack Rodwell, possibly on loan.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told the club’s England players he wants them on the plane going to America for a pre-season tour on Friday week, ahead of a game against LA Galaxy on 23 July.
Ashley Cole has joined Roma on a two-year deal worth around £37,000 a week, a drop of almost 75 per cent on his Chelsea wages, although there are huge bonuses available.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to return early from Brazil in order to secure the signing of Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona – and an £11m deal for Newcastle full-back Mathieu Debuchy should be finalised soon.
Newcastle may be offered Joel Campbell, who impressed for Costa Rica at the World Cup, as part of the Debuchy deal.
Luis Suarez’s planned move to Barcelona is on hold while the Spanish side try to find a payment structure to suit the Reds.
Swansea are in discussions over a £4m deal with Ferencvaros for 21-year-old Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic.
Everton are considering a move for Chelsea forward Demba Ba and a loan deal for Barcelona winger Adama Traore.
Southampton may need cover at the back with Dejan Lovren apparently keen on a move and they are looking at Lorient centre-half Bruno Ecuele Manga.
Manchester United are willing to double their opening offer of £6m for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.
Forward Romelu Lukaku wants a permanent move from Chelsea to a Champions League club and is a potential target for Atletico Madrid, Juventus or Monaco.