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Chelsea have been told that they will have to stump up at least £12 million to secure the services of Lucas Silva. The Cruzerio star is reportedly wanted by a host of clubs, including Real Madrid, and has been linkened to Kaka.
Liverpool and Manchester United are ready to go head-to-head to sign 19-yearold Herenveen midfielder Daley Sinkgraven. The Dutch wonderkid, billed as the 'next Steven Gerrard', would welcome a move to one of the giants of English football.
With Gerard Pique reluctant to leave Barcelona, and doubts over Ron Vlaar's long-term fitness, Manchester United will make a move for Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has stalled contract talks with the Spanish giants and is weighing up a return to English football.
Arsenal are ready to bid £36 million for Real Madrid star Isco in January. The Gunners were rebuffed in their attempts to sign the Spaniard in the summer.