Mere forum chatter:
Arsenal are apparently lining up 'The Lion King' Fernando Llorente as Robin Van Persie's replacement. But a big-money move for the Spanish international striker, 27, would mean a departure from Arsene Wenger's traditional transfer agenda of signing bargains and young talents.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has alerted Manchester City after revealing contract talks at Anfield had stalled. Roberto Mancini is in the market for a centre half having told Kolo Toure he leave The Etihad.
Real Madrid have finally made an official approach for Luka Modric, but their £27million offer is well below Spurs' valuation. White Hart Lane chief Daniel Levy has laid down a £35million threshold for his Croatian star.
Medical and terms:
Canadian ace Junior Hoilett is dotting the I's and crossing the T's on a deal to join QPR from relegated Blackburn Rovers. The 22-year-old forward, who was a flash of light in Rovers' otherwise dark season last term, will move to Loftus Road on a Bosman free.
Signed, sealed, delivered:
Ipswich have secured an undisclosed deal for former England under-21 international goalkeeper Scott Loach. The 24-year-old stopper has described signing for his boyhood club as a 'dream move' and will be hoping to resurrect a promising career that has somewhat hit the slides in recent years.