Transfer News Today: PSG to spark Modric bidding war?

Mere forum chatter

Chelsea and Manchester United should probably pull their fingers out if they want to sign Benfica midfielder Axel Witsel. The Belgian, a dead ringer for CSI actor Gary Dourdan, is reportedly a transfer target for Roma, who are looking to replace the departed Fernando Gago.

Tabloid speculation

The Luka Modric transfer saga looks to be heating up, with the news that Paris Saint-Germain have thrown their nouveau-riche hats in the ring for the Croatian schemer. If Spurs are destined to lose Modric, they could do far worse than starting a bidding war between PSG and Real Madrid...

Contact made

Tottenham could already be lining up a replacement for their creative fulcrum; they're reported to have made an inquiry into the availability of Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Willian. The Brazilian, who has impressed in the Champions League in recent years, has long been linked with a switch to Chelsea.

Bid tabled

Newcastle look keen to add France international Loic Remy to their roster of strikers; they've believed to have contacted Marseille over a potential £15million bid. Could this mean that Demba Ba is on his way out of St. James' Park?

Medical and terms

Aleksandar Kolarov looks like he could be on his way back to Serie A, with Internazionale looking finalise a deal worth just over £6million. The Serbian impressed in patches at Man City, but played second fiddle to Gael Clichy last term.

Signed, sealed, delivered

Defenders face a double Hazard warning at Stamford Bridge next season: Eden's younger brother Thorgan Hazard has also joined Chelsea. The 19-year-old, who was at Lens in France, could be loaned out to aid his development.