BARKING up an Everton tree... Chelsea will send a senior scout to their Premier League match at Everton today to look at Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley, 19, who earned his first senior England cap against Moldova last week says the Daily Mail.
CHELSEA have also entered the race to sign Sheffield United's highly rated defender Harry Maguire says the Metro. The 20-year-old could be the subject of a £5m bid from Stamford Bridge.
ROMA, whose finances have been strengthened by selling playmaker Erik Lamela to Tottenham, are interested in Spurs' midfield duo of Lewis Holtby, 22, and Sandro, 24. That's from talkSPORT.
ARESENAL are monitoring the progress of 19-year-old Danish midfielder Patrick Olsen at Inter Milan in another talkSPOTR offering. The Gunner could reportedly return to the Italian club with an improved offer after a loan deal was rejected.
No Messi German transfer... Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, 42, claims the Bundesliga club would never sanction a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 26. Goal.com is running with that story,
CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway says he tried to bring Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 20, back to Selhurst Park on loan up on the final day of the transfer window deadline reports Sky Sports.
SPECIAL advice... Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has offered to discuss how English football and the national team can be improved with Football Association chairman Greg Dyke. The Daily Mirror is running with that story.
THE GUARDIAN reports that Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas claims that Arsenal "paid heavily" when signing playmaker Mesut Ozil, 24, from Real Madrid and that his side and Manchester City have done the best transfer window business.
ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger tips midfielder Jack Wilshere, 21, to become a world-renowned football figure in the mould of Bobby Moore, Michel Platini or Zinedine Zidane – no pressure then. That's from the Independent.
MANCHESTER United manager David Moyes says the champions paid £4m more than a recently expired release clause for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini because they also hoped to bring in defender Leighton Baines, 28, in a joint deal says the Times. Fellaini, 25, signed for United in a £27.5m move earlier this month.