All the transfer news and gossip you need to know from the last 24 hours...
Manchester City are eyeing a sensational swoop for Chelsea centre-back David Luiz, report the Sun, after giving up in their quest to sign Liverpool's Daniel Agger. Luiz is reported to be happy at Chelsea, and was linked with Barcelona earlier this summer. City are said to be have made a £30 million bid. Even so Chelsea have no need to sell and it is hard to see them agreeing to sell a pivotal figure to a rival. Meanwhile the Metro claims City are in fact lining up Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini instead.
QPR's need to shore up their backline was exposed at the weekend by Swansea, and they have been busy in the transfer market this week looking at targets. Their move for Tottenham's Michael Dawson is said to have stalled over personal terms. So the Mail report they have turned their attentions to Stoke City centre-back Ryan Shawcross. The paper claim Stoke will sell for the right price.
Fulham are targeting Dutch number one Maarten Stekelenburg to phase out ageing number one Mark Schwarzer. The goalkeeper, 10 years younger than the Australian is currently at Roma, and the Daily Mirror claim a source close to the player says he is willing to move to Craven Cottage to be reunited with former Ajax boss Martin Jol.
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie is a wanted man, with West Ham battling Sunderland for his signature. This is despite Sunderland finally agreeing a fee with Wolves for Steven Fletcher, while West Ham are reported to have agreed a fee of their own for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
Blackburn full-back Martin Olsson is another player in demand, and The Sun report he has handed in a transfer request in an effort to force through a move. Aston Villa, Southampton, and Sunderland are all interested, and he is valued at around £3 million. Villa could offer Stephen Warnock in part-exchange.
And finally Manchester United youngster Zeki Fryers, who was believed to be en route to Tottenham, could make a surprise move to Standard Liege in Belgium. He had been training with Spurs, but as the clubs could not agree a fee, a tribunal would have to rule. Fryers is reported to be heading to Belgium for talks over a switch.
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